Advances in Social Simulation, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642398294
  • ISBN-13: 9783642398292
  • DDC: 003.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 386 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book is the conference proceedings of ESSA 2013, the 9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association. ESSA conferences constitute annual events, which serve as an international platform for the exchange of ideas and discussion of cutting-edge research in the field of social simulations, both from the theoretical as well as applied perspective. This book consists of 33 articles, which are divided into four themes: Methods for the development of simulation models, Applications of agent-based modeling, Adaptive behavior, social interactions and global environmental change and using qualitative data to inform behavioral rules. We are convinced that this book will serve interested readers as a useful compendium which presents in a nutshell the most recent advances at the frontiers of social simulation research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Methods for Development of Simulation Models.
2: Towards Validating Social Network Simulations.
3: On the Quality of a Social Simulation Model: A Lifecycle Framework*.
4: A New Framework for ABMs Based on Argumentative Reasoning*.
5: Testing Model Robustness – Variation of Farmers’ Decision-Making in an Agricultural Land-Use Model.
6: Agent-Based Dynamic Network Models: Validation on Empirical Data.
7: Analyzing the Problem of the Modeling of Periodic Normalized Behaviors in Multiagent-Based Simulation of Social Systems: The Case of the San Jerónimo Vegetable Garden of Seville, Spain.
8: Applications of Agent-Based Modelling.
9: Saddle Points in Innovation Diffusion Curves: An Explanation from Bounded Rationality.
10: Estimation of Production Rate Limits Using Agent-Based Simulation for Oil and Gas Plants Safety.
11: Moral Guilt: An Agent-Based Model Analysis.
12: Punishment and Gossip: Sustaining Cooperation in a Public Goods Game.
13: How Much Rationality Tolerates the Shadow Economy? – An Agent-Based Econophysics Approach.
14: Studying Possible Outcomes in a Model of Sexually Transmitted Virus (HPV) Causing Cervical Cancer for Poland.
15: The Interaction of Social Conformity and Social orientation in Public Good Dilemmas.
16: Effects of Corporate Tax Rate Cuts on Firms’ Investment and Valuation: A Microsimulation Approach.
17: Growing Inequality, Financial Fragility, and Macroeconomic Dynamics: An Agent Based Model.
18: By the Numbers: Track Record, Flawed Reviews, Journal Space, and the Fate of Talented Authors.
19: Simulating Innovation: Comparing Models of Collective Knowledge, Technological Evolution and Emergent Innovation Networks.
20: Grand Canonical Minority Game as a Sign Predictor.
21: Agent-Based Models for Higher-Order Theory of Mind.
22: Adaptive Learning and Quasi Fictitious Play in “Do-It-Yourself Lottery” with Incomplete Information.
23: Adaptive Behavior, Social Interactions and Global Environmental Change.
24: Agent Based Simulation of Drought Management in Practice.
25: Changing Climate, Changing Behavior: Adaptive Economic Behavior and Housing Markets Responses to Flood Risks.
26: Diffusion Dynamics of Electric Cars and Adaptive Policy: Towards an Empirical Based Simulation.
27: Simulating Opinion Dynamics in Land Use Planning.
28: Agent-Based Evolving Societies.
29: Agent-Based Case Studies for Understanding of Social-Ecological Systems: Cooperation on Irrigation in Bali.
30: Using Qualitative Data to Inform Behavioral Rules.
31: Narratives of a Drought: Exploring Resilience in Kenya's Drylands.
32: Towards a Context- and Scope-Sensitive Analysis for Specifying Agent Behaviour.
33: Participatory Policy Making in Practice: Simulating Boundary Work in Water Governance.
34: An Adaptation of the Ethnographic Decision Tree Modeling Methodology for Developing Evidence-Driven Agent-Based Models.
35: Grounded Simulation.
36: Generating an Agent Based Model from Interviews and Observations: Procedures and Challenges.
37: Defining Relevance and Finding Rules: An Agent-Based Model of Biomass Use in the Humber Area.
Author Index.