### Graduate Workshop in Computational Modeling

## Homework Problem (2005)

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),
and
go Lance (2004).

## Your Turn

Consider the following situation:

A group of, say, ten students each need to give a five minute talk, one
after the other. The order of presentations is not specified.
What happens?

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

- Explicitly state your model and key assumptions.
- Summarize key results.
- Suggest some potentially interesting future directions and
questions for the model.

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

Potential Solutions (to submit your solution, email them to
miller@santafe.edu---students
at the Graduate Workshop were given a very limited time
to complete their homework):

John H. Miller ,
miller@santafe.edu.