SLEUTH Symposium at AAG 2012

28th Februray 2012, Sheraton Hotel, New York City, New York, USA


The seminal paper introducing the open source SLEUTH model to the urban simulation community was published in 1997 with Dr. Keith Clarke as the lead author. Fifteen years later, SLEUTH is one of the most widely used and researched urban simulation models. Two paper sessions will highlight the progress, challenges, and new directions within the SLEUTH modeling community. For the paper sessions, we seek contributions that represent major advances or innovations in urban simulation using the SLEUTH model. Examples include: modifications made to the SLEUTH model that address theoretical or computational limitations, examples of SLEUTH applications that advance theories of urban geography, or innovative applications of SLEUTH in coupled modeling. A panel session will be the capstone of the SLEUTH symposium, where panel participants will synthesize recent advances and identify a research agenda for SLEUTH.



  • Claire Jantz,, Associate Professor, Geography-Earth Science, Shippensburg University
  • Gargi Chaudhuri,, Post-doctoral fellow, Resilience and Adaptive Management Group, University of Alaska Anchorage

Sponsored by:

  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling Speciality Group
  • Urban Geography Speciality Group
  • Geographic Information Science and System Speciality Group



Session 1: SLEUTH symposium I (5278), 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM


Session 2: SLEUTH symposium II (5378), 2:00 PM – 3:40 PM


Session 3: SLEUTH symposium III (5478), 4:00 PM – 5:40 PM

  • Panel Discussion: After 15 years with the SLEUTH model, what we've learned and where we're headed
    • David Donato - Computer Scientist Eastern Geographic Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
    • Brian D Lee - Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Kentucky
    • Jeffrey Onsted - Assistant Professor, Departments of Earth & Environment / Global Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
    • Scott A Drzyzga - Associate Professor, Geography-Earth Science, Shippensburg University




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