Self-organization Promotes the Evolution of Cooperation with Cultural Propagation

  • Luis Enrique Cortés-Berrueco
  • Carlos Gershenson
  • Christopher R. Stephens
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8221)


In this paper three computational models for the study of the evolution of cooperation under cultural propagation are studied: Kin Selection, Direct Reciprocity and Indirect Reciprocity. Two analyzes are reported, one comparing their behavior between them and a second one identifying the impact that different parameters have in the model dynamics. The results of these analyzes illustrate how game transitions may occur depending of some parameters within the models and also explain how agents adapt to these transitions by individually choosing their attachment to a cooperative attitude. These parameters regulate how cooperation can self-organize under different circumstances. The emergence of the evolution of cooperation as a result of the agent’s adapting processes is also discussed.


Public Good Game Evolutionary Stable Strategy Cultural Propagation Indirect Reciprocity Traffic Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Enrique Cortés-Berrueco
    • 1
  • Carlos Gershenson
    • 2
    • 4
  • Christopher R. Stephens
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Computer Science and EngineeringUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico D.F.México
  2. 2.Computer Science Department, Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en SistemasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico D.F.México
  3. 3.Gravitation Department. Instituto de Ciencias NuclearesUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico D.F.México
  4. 4.Centro de Ciencias de la ComplejidadUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico

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