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Simulating Interacting Agents and Social Phenomena

The Second World Congress

  • Keiki Takadama
  • Claudio Cioffi-Revilla
  • Guillaume Deffuant
Conference proceedings

Part of the Agent-Based Social Systems book series (ABSS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Norms, Diffusion and Social Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giulia Andrighetto, Marco Campennì, Federico Cecconi, Rosaria Conte
      Pages 19-35
    3. Nathan Doogan, Keith Warren, Danielle Hiance, Jessica HLinley
      Pages 37-47
    4. Patrick J. McSweeney, Kishan Mehrotra, Jae C. Oh
      Pages 49-63
    5. Luis Antunes, João Balsa, Paulo Urbano, Helder Coelho
      Pages 77-87
    6. Samuel Thiriot, Jean-Daniel Kant
      Pages 89-99
  3. Economy, Market and Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Tatiana Filatova, Dawn C. Parker, Anne van der Veen
      Pages 101-117
    3. Shu-Heng Chen, Chung-Ching Tai
      Pages 119-136
    4. Masaaki Kunigami, Masato Kobayashi, Satoru Yamadera, Takashi Yamada, Takao Terano
      Pages 137-149
    5. Shinsuke Sakuma, Yusuke Goto, Shingo Takahashi
      Pages 151-163
  4. Modeling Approaches and Programming Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Samer Hassan, Juan Pavón, Luis Antunes, Nigel Gilbert
      Pages 177-191
    3. Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, J. Daniel Rogers, Maciek Latek
      Pages 193-204

About these proceedings


Agent-based modeling and social simulation have emerged as an interdisciplinary area of social science that includes computational economics, organizational science, social dynamics, and complex systems. This area contributes to enriching our understanding of the fundamental processes of social phenomena caused by complex interactions among agents. Bringing together diverse approaches to social simulation and research agendas, this book presents a unique collection of contributions from the Second World Congress on Social Simulation, held in 2008 at George Mason University in Washington DC, USA. This book in particular includes articles on norms, diffusion, social networks, economy, markets and organizations, computational modeling, and programming environments, providing new hypotheses and theories, new simulation experiments compared with various data sets, and new methods for model design and development. These works emerged from a global and interdisciplinary scientific community of the three regional scientific associations for social simulation: the North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational  Science (NAACSOS; now the Computational Social Science Society, CSSS), the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA), and the Pacific Asian Association for Agent-bBased  Approach in Social Systems Sciences (PAAA).


Agent Based Social Simulation agent-based approach agent-based model complex system complex systems computational economic & organization theory open agent-based modeling consortium

Editors and affiliations

  • Keiki Takadama
    • 1
  • Claudio Cioffi-Revilla
    • 2
  • Guillaume Deffuant
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Informatics and EngineeringThe University of Electro-CommunicationsChofuJapan
  2. 2.Center for Social ComplexityGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.Head of LISC (Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Complexes)Aubière Cedex 1France

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