Human Simulation: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Studying Societal Problems

  • Saikou Y. DialloEmail author
  • Wesley J. Wildman
  • F. LeRon Shults
Part of the New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion book series (NASR, volume 7)


In this chapter, we present a transdisciplinary framework where humanities scholars, social scientists, and engineers can work together to tackle large and complex societal problems. We identify the steps required to construct a human simulation model and the concerns and issues that must be addressed to ensure success. We also present some basic definitions and assumptions inherent to developing this sort of model.


Verification and validation Transdisciplinary Reference model Conceptual model Multi resolution Multi perspective Social activities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation CenterOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Center for Mind and CultureBostonUSA
  4. 4.Institute for Global Development and Social PlanningUniversity of AgderKristiansandNorway
  5. 5.Center for Modeling Social SystemsKristiansandNorway

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