Theories and Simulations of Complex Social Systems

  • Vahid Dabbaghian
  • Vijay Kumar Mago

Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vahid Dabbaghian, Vijay Kumar Mago
    Pages 1-4
  3. André C. R. Martins
    Pages 19-30
  4. Ana-Maria Olteanu Raimond, Thomas Couronné
    Pages 31-42
  5. V. Dabbaghian, P. Jula, P. Borwein, E. Fowler, C. Giles, N. Richardson et al.
    Pages 61-78
  6. Susan M. Mniszewski, Sara Y. Del Valle, Reid Priedhorsky, James M. Hyman, Kyle S. Hickman
    Pages 97-115
  7. Bimal Kumar Mishra, Kaushik Haldar
    Pages 117-143
  8. Philippe J. Giabbanelli, Piper J. Jackson, Diane T. Finegood
    Pages 145-160
  9. Hilary K. Morden, Vijay K. Mago, Ruby Deol, Sara Namazi, Suzanne Wuolle, Vahid Dabbaghian
    Pages 161-177
  10. Nick Malleson, Linda See, Andrew Evans, Alison Heppenstall
    Pages 179-204

About this book

Introduction

Research into social systems is challenging due to their complex nature. Traditional methods of analysis are often difficult to apply effectively as theories evolve over time. This can be due to a lack of appropriate data, or too much uncertainty. It can also be the result of problems which are not yet understood well enough in the general sense so that they can be classified, and an appropriate solution quickly identified. Simulation is one tool that deals well with these challenges, fits in well with the deductive process, and is useful for testing theory. This field is still relatively new, and much of the work is necessarily innovative, although it builds upon a rich and varied foundation. There are a number of existing modelling paradigms being applied to complex social systems research. Additionally, new methods and measures are being devised through the process of conducting research.

We expect that readers will enjoy the collection of high quality research works from new and accomplished researchers.

 

 

Keywords

Complex Social Systems Computational Intelligence Computational Modelling Techniques Conceptual Models Public Health Public Safety and Security Urban Dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vahid Dabbaghian
    • 1
  • Vijay Kumar Mago
    • 2
  1. 1.The IRMACS Centre, The MoCSSy ProgramSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceTroy UniversityTroyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39149-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39148-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39149-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4394
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4408
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