Graduate Workshop in Computational Modeling

Homework Problem (2006)

Past homework problems: standing ovation (1995-97), is that seat taken (1998), you ought to be in pictures (1999), cocktail party (2000), deja vu (2001), network news (2002), fire (2003), go Lance (2004), and your turn (2005).

Now Boarding

Consider the following situation:

Around one hundred travelers are waiting in the passenger lounge of the airport. The airline agent at the gate picks up the microphone and begins to board the aircraft. What happens?

  • Model, using whatever techniques you wish, the above scenario.

  • Suggest some standard social science scenarios that could be usefully modeled using such a process.

    Potential Solutions (to submit your solution, email them to at the Graduate Workshop were given a very limited time to complete their homework):

    John H. Miller ,