CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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The SmartCard is a software tool intended to allow users to conveniently access the results of the 300 Cites virtual experiment using a graphical interface. This report discusses the evolution of the SmartCard concept through a series of experimental prototypes, the initiation of a releasable version, the design and execution of the SmartCard to date, and future development plans. In the 300 Cites study, the effectiveness of various strategies for modifying taxpaying behavior will be examined by means of simulation, using demographically varied population sets representative of specific urban areas. The study will produce a variety of metrics that describe the effect of IRS services on taxpayer compliance in each of the cities examined. The SmartCard application is conceived as a means for delivering the results of the 300 cities virtual experiment to IRS decision-makers. As a decision-support tool, the SmartCard is intended to do the following 1 allow nonexperts to access 300 Cities data in a convenient, task-relevant format and 2 serve as a model and prototype for presenting simulation results.
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