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Dynamics of Task Oriented Agent Behaviour in Multiple Layer Social Networks

  • Andreas Ernst
  • Friedrich Krebs
  • Claudia Zehnpfund

Abstract

In numerous real-world situations, people are confronted with tasks that they are unable to fulfil alone. Often, such tasks are characterised by the necessity to include a number of different expertises to their accomplishment. Consequently, people organise themselves into networks aimed at the completion of some specific task. Examples of such situations are to be found in virtually any domain, such as science, economy, or in the context of managing and maintaining natural resources.

Keywords

Social Network Network Layer Task Completion Collaborator Network Friendship Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Ernst
    • 1
  • Friedrich Krebs
    • 1
  • Claudia Zehnpfund
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR)University of KasselKasselGermany

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