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Social Simulation : Technologies, Advances and New Discoveries - Bruce Edmonds

Social Simulation

Technologies, Advances and New Discoveries

Hardcover Published: 31st August 2007
ISBN: 9781599045221
Number Of Pages: 337

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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 Premier 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, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer engineering, and networks, and a valuable, interdisciplinary addition to academic libraries.

The model-oriented
Fairness, commitment, and inequalityp. 1
Taxpayer compliance simulation : a multi-agent based approachp. 13
Cooperation as the outcome of a social differentiation process in metamimetic gamesp. 26
Probability distribution dynamics explaining agent model convergence to extremismp. 43
Artificial science : a simulation to study the social processes of sciencep. 61
Understanding tag systems by comparing tag modelsp. 68
Effects of land markets on competition between innovators and imitators in land use : results from FEARLUS-ELMMp. 81
Introducing social issues into a minority game by using an agent based modelp. 98
Probabalistic inference for actor centered modelsp. 115
Learning to be altruisticp. 126
Modelling of water use decisions in a large, spacially explicit, coupled simulation systemp. 138
The empirically-oriented
Mechanisms of automated formation and evolution of social-groups : a multi-agent system to model the intra-urban mobilities of Bogota Cityp. 151
The role of risk aversion and technical trading in the behaviour of financial marketsp. 169
Emissions permits auctions : an agent based model analysisp. 180
Intergovernmental negotiations : peer coordination in intergovernmental policy networksp. 192
Regional policy hints from heterogeneous agents simulationp. 207
Analyzing the influences of passive investment strategies on financial markets via agent-based modelingp. 224
Exploring the effects of campaigning strategies for the organisation of collective action using empirical datap. 239
Examining the myth of money with agent-based modellingp. 252
The participant and experimentally-oriented
Friends and buffaloes : one game, two modelling processesp. 265
The evolution of coworker networks : an experimental and computational approachp. 280
Modelling knowledge production and integration in working environmentsp. 294
Stress and expectation in double-auction market : simulations to study models deduced from experimental economicsp. 311
Stakeholder participation in investigating the impact of e-commerce upon the value chainp. 323
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ISBN: 9781599045221
ISBN-10: 1599045222
Series: Premier Reference
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: 31st August 2007
Publisher: IGI Global
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.55 x 22.1  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 1.4