Social Simulation: Technologies, Advances and New Discoveries, 1st Edition

  • Bruce Edmonds
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  • ISBN-10: 1599045249
  • ISBN-13: 9781599045245
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 378 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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The simulation of social behavior in a variety of domains is an increasingly important technological tool.

A reference survey of social simulation work, Social Simulation: Technologies, Advances and New Discoveries comprehensively collects the most exciting developments in the field. Drawing research contributions from a vibrant community of experts on social simulation, this reference source provides a set of unique and innovative approaches, ranging from agent-based modeling to empirically based simulations, as well as applications in business, governmental, scientific, and other contexts. This book will be a significant reference tool for researchers, educators, and practitioners in such fields as sociology, geography, economics, environmental science, AI, machine learning, computer engineering, and networks, and a valuable, interdisciplinary addition to academic libraries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Model-Oriented.
2: Fairness, Commitment, and Inequality.
3: Taxpayer Compliance Simulation: A Multi–Agent Based Approach.
4: Cooperation as the Outcome of a Social Differentiation Process in Metamimetic Games.
5: Probability Distribution Dynamics Explaining Agent Model Convergence to Extremism.
6: Artificial Science: A Simulation to Study the Social Processes of Science.
7: Understanding Tag Systems by Comparing Tag Models.
8: Effects of Land Markets on Competition Between Innovators and Imitators in Land Use: Results from FEARLUS–ELMM.
9: Introducing Social Issues into a Minority Game by Using an Agent Based Model.
10: Probabalistic Inference for Actor Centered Models.
11: Learning to be Altruistic.
12: Modelling of Water Use Decisions in a Large, Spacially Explicit, Coupled Simulation System.
13: The Empirically-Oriented.
14: Mechanisms of Automated Formation and Evolution of Social-Groups: A Multi-Agent System to Model the Intra-Urban Mobilities of Bogotá City.
15: The Role of Risk Aversion and Technical Trading in the Behaviour of Financial Markets.
16: Emissions Permits Auctions: An Agent Based Model Analysis.
17: Intergovernmental Negotiations: Peer Coordination in Intergovernmental Policy Networks.
18: Regional Policy Hints from Heterogeneous Agents Simulation.
19: Analyzing the Influences of Passive Investment Strategies on Financial Markets via Agent-Based Modeling.
20: Exploring the Effects of Campaigning Strategies for the Organisation of Collective Action Using Empirical Data.
21: Examining the Myth of Money with Agent–Based Modelling.
22: The Participant and Experimentally–Oriented.
23: Friends and Buffaloes: One Game, Two Modelling Processes.
24: The Evolution of Coworker Networks: An Experimental and Computational Approach.
25: Modelling Knowledge Production and Integration in Working Environments.
26: Stress and Expectation in Double–Auction Market: Simulations to Study Models Deduced from Experimental Economics.
27: Stakeholder Participation in Investigating the Impact of E–Commerce Upon the Value Chain.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.