Advances in Social Simulation 2015

  • Wander Jager
  • Rineke Verbrugge
  • Andreas Flache
  • Gert de Roo
  • Lex Hoogduin
  • Charlotte Hemelrijk
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 528)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Kei-Léo Brousmiche, Jean-Daniel Kant, Nicolas Sabouret, François Prenot-Guinard
    Pages 1-14
  3. Philippe Caillou, Benoit Gaudou, Arnaud Grignard, Chi Quang Truong, Patrick Taillandier
    Pages 15-28
  4. Paolo Campo, Elizabeth York, Amy Woodward, Paul Krause, Angela Druckman
    Pages 29-36
  5. Edmund Chattoe-Brown, Simone Gabbriellini
    Pages 53-66
  6. Marjolein de Vries, Pieter Spronck
    Pages 67-79
  7. Harko Verhagen, Corinna Elsenbroich, Kurt Fällström
    Pages 121-127
  8. Tobias Jordan, Philippe de Wilde, Fernando Buarque de Lima-Neto
    Pages 181-194
  9. Bogumił Kamiński, Jakub Growiec, Katarzyna Growiec
    Pages 195-200
  10. Oscar Kraan, Gert Jan Kramer, Telli van der Lei, Gjalt Huppes
    Pages 207-216
  11. Carlos Lemos, Helder Coelho, Rui J. Lopes
    Pages 241-254
  12. Rijk Mercuur, Frank Dignum, Yoshihisa Kashima
    Pages 267-272
  13. Kavin Narasimhan, Thomas Roberts, Maria Xenitidou, Nigel Gilbert
    Pages 307-319
  14. Tomasz Olczak, Bogumił Kamiński, Przemysław Szufel
    Pages 329-333
  15. Gary Polhill, Lorenzo Milazzo, Terry Dawson, Alessandro Gimona, Dawn Parker
    Pages 355-365
  16. Andrea Scalco, Andrea Ceschi, Riccardo Sartori
    Pages 367-371
  17. Kumiko Tadano, Yoshiharu Maeno, Laura Carnevali
    Pages 401-412
  18. Mandy A. E. van der Gaag, Pieter van den Berg
    Pages 435-444
  19. Annie Waldherr, Nanda Wijermans
    Pages 445-449
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 457-460

About these proceedings


This book highlights recent developments in the field, presented at the Social Simulation 2015 conference in Groningen, The Netherlands. It covers advances both in applications and methods of social simulation. Societal issues addressed range across complexities in economic systems, opinion dynamics and civil violence, changing mobility patterns, different land-use, transition in the energy system, food production and consumption, ecosystem management and historical processes. Methodological developments cover how to use empirical data in validating models in general, formalization of behavioral theory in agent behavior, construction of artificial populations for experimentation, replication of models, and agent-based models that can be run in a web browser.

Social simulation is a rapidly evolving field. Social scientists are increasingly interested in social simulation as a tool to tackle the complex non-linear dynamics of society. Furthermore, the software and hardware tools available for social simulation are becoming more and more powerful. This book is an important source for readers interested in the newest developments in the ways in which the simulation of social interaction contributes to our understanding and managing of complex social phenomena.


applications of social simulation methods of social simulation opinion dynamics simulation human interaction changing mobility patterns

Editors and affiliations

  • Wander Jager
    • 1
  • Rineke Verbrugge
    • 2
  • Andreas Flache
    • 3
  • Gert de Roo
    • 4
  • Lex Hoogduin
    • 5
  • Charlotte Hemelrijk
    • 6
  1. 1.University College GroningenUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty for Social and Behavioural Sciences, Department of SociologyUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Department of Spatial Planning and EnvironmentUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Faculty of Economics and BusinessUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Self-organisationUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47252-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47253-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5365
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