Social Science Microsimulation

  • Klaus G. Troitzsch
  • Ulrich Mueller
  • G. Nigel Gilbert
  • Jim E. Doran
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Social Science Microsimulation / Microanalytic Simulation Models

  3. Social Science Multilevel Simulation

  4. Game Theory and Cellular Automata

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Matthew J. Rockloff, Bibb Latané
      Pages 359-377
  5. Distributed Artificial Intelligence

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 455-471

About these proceedings


This book gives an overview of the state of the art in five different approaches to social science simulation on the individual level. The volume contains microanalytical simulation models designed for policy implementation and evaluation, multilevel simulation methods designed for detecting emergent phenomena, dynamical game theory applications, the use of cellular automata to explain the emergence of structure in social systems, and multi-agent models using the experience from distributed artificial intelligence applied to special phenomena. The book collects the results of an international conference which brought together social scientists and computer scientists both engaged in a wide range of simulation approaches for the first time.


Evaluation Mikrosimulation Social Science Microsimulation agents game theory simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus G. Troitzsch
    • 1
  • Ulrich Mueller
    • 2
  • G. Nigel Gilbert
    • 3
  • Jim E. Doran
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche InformatikUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  2. 2.Medizinische SoziologiePhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany
  3. 3.Social and Computer Sciences Research GroupUniversity of SurreyGuildfordEngland
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of EssexColchesterEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08267-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03261-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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