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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

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

About the editors

The editors are collaborators at the Groningen Center for Social Complexity Studies (GCSCS) and organised the Social Simulation Conference 2015 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The GCSCS serves as a platform connecting researchers at or affiliated with the University of Groningen working in the field of social complexity. The aim of the GCSCS is to provide high quality research and education, interacting actively with business, government and the public, and in particular to address the goal of stimulating cross-border research and education.

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