Monday, 8 June 2009

Using Agent Based Modeling To Determine High School Students' Selection System In Bandung, Indonesia

Author:Dhanan Sarwo Utomo, Utomo Sarjono Putro, Santi Novani, Manahan Siallagan
Published: Proceeding PAN-PACIFIC CONFERENCE XXVI June 1-3 2009, Shenzhen, China


As an impact of the implementation of Indonesian Republic Law No.32 2004, each local government have an obligation to design suitable education policy for their region. One of the obligation that should be met is to design a high school student selection system that is suitable to be implemented in their region. Unfortunately, student selection system that are currently implemented still cannot produce the expected result. We construct a agent-based model that mimic the student selection process in Bandung. By conducting experiments using this model, the limitations of current student selection system are identified and modification is suggested. By observing agent’s success rate in this model, we also able to identify the best strategy for agent in order to qualified in the school of their choice under different kind of system.