DFG Priority Program (SPP-1077) Socionics — Investigating and Modelling Artificial Societies

  • Thomas Malsch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2479)


Classical AI has a long history of building computer systems according to models of the human brain. In contrast, Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) assumes that intelligence is inherently social, emerging from the interactions of multiple autonomous and dispersed entities. From the very beginning of their work, researchers in DAI have used metaphors of the social world as a source of inspiration. However, this occupation was based on a rather intuitive understanding of how human societies are organised — despite appeals to systematically lay “firm social foundations for DAI research” (Les Gasser).


Multiagent System Human Society Social World Social Intelligence Technology Classical 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Malsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Hamburg-Harburg University of TechnologyGermany

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