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6 p, 7.4 MB Modelling routeways in a landscape of esker and bog / O'Brien, Yolande (National University of Ireland. Department of Archaeology)
With the models used in this research, we can identify routeways which can be used to understand landscapeand contextualise archaeological remains, while also learningabout the decision-making process of people in the past andhow they negotiated the landscape. [...]
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4 p, 2.5 MB Roman bazaar or market economy? : An agent-based network model of tableware trade and distribution in the roman east / Brughmans, Tom (Université catholique de Louvain (1970-)) ; Poblome, Jeroen (Université catholique de Louvain (1970-))
This paper aims to evaluate notions of two crucial studies on the Roman economy by Bang and Temin based on the study of distribution patterns of ceramic tablewares in the Roman East in the period 150BCE-200CE. [...]
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5 p, 196.0 KB Calm before the storm? : Modelling military supply and movement / Murgatroyd, Philip (University of Birmingham) ; Gaffney, Vincent (University of Birmingham)
Food production and transport infrastructure play a large role in the outcome of a military campaign and the results of failure can have a profound effect on the whole state. Yet these are areas often poorly covered by contemporary sources. [...]
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4 p, 137.9 KB Personal protective behaviour during an epidemic / Badham, Jennifer (University of Surrey) ; Gilbert, Nigel (University of Surrey)
The TELL ME simulation model is being developed to assist health authorities to understand the effects of their choices about how to communicate with citizens about protecting themselves from influenza epidemics. [...]
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5 p, 394.9 KB Strategic interactions and information exchange on networks : an agent based simulation model of landowner behaviour in conservation incentive schemes (extended abstract) / Banerjee, Simanti (University of Nebraska. Department of Agricultural Economics) ; Maharaj, Savi (University of Stirling. Computing Science and Mathematics)
Starting with data obtained from human-subject experiments to investigate farmers’ responses to a conservation incentive scheme, we derive a cognitive model of the farmers’ decision-making behaviour, and implement this model within an agent-based simulation of farmers interacting via different types of social network. [...]
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4 p, 389.5 KB Human-in-the-loop simulation based system for more effective allocation and training of experimenters' groups in stimulation of biotechnological processes / Metzger, Mieczyslaw (Silesian University of Technology) ; Skupin, Piotr (Silesian University of Technology)
In the case of biotechnological processes, a proper conduction of experiments requires particular attention and skills. This is due to possibilities of causing irreversible damages to living microorganisms when making wrong decisions. [...]
2014
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6 p, 216.9 KB A platform for analyzing access-friendly transportations for elderly people using GIS on agent-based model / Daito, Masatora (Okayama Shoka University) ; Tanida, Noriyuki (Kansai University)
In this research, we construct a platform for analyzing access-friendly transportation for elderly people using GIS on agent-based model. Our interest is related to an aging world population and well-being of elderly people. [...]
2014
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4 p, 137.0 KB Cultural and genetic transmission in the Jomon-Yayoi transition examined in agent-based demographic simulation / Matsumoto, Naoko (Okayama University) ; Sasakura, Mariko (Okayama University. Department of Computer Science)
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4 p, 648.6 KB Moderate and polarized opinions. Using empirical data for an agent-based simulation / Stefanelli, Annalisa (ETH Zürich) ; Seidl, Roman (ETH Zürich)
The selection of a potential site for a deep ground repository for nuclear waste in Switzerland is designed as a participatory process where the citizens’ opinions play a central role. Understanding how Swiss citizens form and change their opinions over time on this specific issue is this study’s main goal. [...]
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12 p, 6.9 MB Recent progress on formal and computational model for A. Smiths Invisible Hand paradigm / Szuba, Tadeusz (Tad) (AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow. Departament of Applied Computer Science) ; Szydlo, Stanislaw (AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow. Faculty of Management) ; Skrzynski, Pawel (AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow. Departament of Applied Computer Science)
The recent economic crisis has boosted a very strong demand for quite new tools to analyze and predict the behavior of quasi-free1 markets. The paper presents our effort to build a formal theory of A. [...]
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2 p, 8.4 MB Making city in the "non-city" : the integration of irregular settlements in Andalusia. A case study / Piñero Valverde, Antonio (Universidad de Sevilla. Fundación de Investigación) ; Luque Martín, Irene (Universidad de Sevilla) ; Miguel Rodriguez, Jaime de (Universidad de Sevilla)
The problems associated with numerous irregular buildings existing in Andalucia today, demands a new approach. In order to deepen the definition of strategies of urbano-territorial integration of these settlements, we present a case study in which, at the end of its implementation in agent-based simulation models, we summarize the ODD Protocol which will form the basis of the simulation, indicating the determining factors to consider for an effective and participatory planning, that minimize the progressive estrangement between the normative framework and the reality that is tried to order.
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12 p, 5.5 MB Populating virtual cities with diverse physiology driven crowds of intelligent agents / Trescak, Tomas (University of Western Sydney. School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics) ; Bogdanovych, Anton (University of Western Sydney. School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics) ; Simoff, Simeon (University of Western Sydney. School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics)
When conducting archaeological excavations of ancient cities, 3D reconstruction has become an important mechanism of documenting the findings and showing the results to general public in an accessible way. [...]
2014
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3 p, 4.0 MB Towards modeling a multi-agent system for balkan neolithic spread / Zanotti, Andrea (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (França)) ; Moussa, Richard (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (França)) ; Bocquet-Appel, Jean-Pierre (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (França))
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4 p, 3.6 MB Beyond simulations : serious games for training interpersonal skills in law enforcement / Linssen, Jeroen (University of Twente) ; Theune, Mari¨et (University of Twente) ; Bruijnes, Merijn (University of Twente)
Serious games can be used to improve people’s social awareness by letting them experience difficult social situations and learn from these experiences. However, we assert that, when moving beyond the strict realism that social simulations offer, techniques from role play may be used that offer more possibilities for feedback and reflection. [...]
2014
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5 p, 3.1 MB On fragmentation and scientific progress / Balietti, Stefano (ETH Zurich) ; Maes, Michael (ETH Zurich) ; Helbing, Dirk (ETH Zurich)
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10 p, 2.1 MB Economic sustainability in relation to demographic decline of celtic agglomerations in central europe : multiple-scenario approach / Olševičova, Kamila (University of Hradec Kralove) ; Danielisova, Alžběta (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Institute of Archaeology)
Our research attempts to discuss the applicability of social simulation as a tool for exploration the late Iron Age society in both the fortified agglomerations known as the oppida and open settlements within their surroundings, especially from the point of view of the population change and related sustainability of economic production. [...]
2014
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10 p, 1.9 MB A theory driven, spatially explicit agent-based simulation to model the economic and social implications of urban regeneration / Picascia, Stefano (Manchester Metropolitan University. Centre for Policy Modelling)
We model the economic mechanics of housing regeneration employing the rent-gap theory proposed by Neil Smith in 1979. We discuss the conditions for successful regeneration in theory, using an abstract representation of a city, then try and evaluate the possible outcomes of an actual regeneration programme in Salford, England in terms of property prices and area social composition.
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11 p, 1.7 MB Communication apprehension, self-esteem and the Leviathan model / Huet, Sylvie (Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement et l'agriculture (França)) ; Shtiliyanova, Anastasia (Institut national de la recherche agronomique (França))
Mc Corskey and al, 1977 have shown there is a link between a high aversion to oral communication and a lower self-esteem. We investigate if the Leviathan model which considers agents gossiping and having an opinion of each other (Deffuant et al 2013) is able to reproduce such a correlation. [...]
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4 p, 1.6 MB City of Uruk 3000 B.C. : using genetic algorithms, dynamic planning and crowd simulation to re-enact everyday life of ancient Sumerians / Trescak, Tomas (University of Western Sydney) ; Bogdanovych, Anton (University of Western Sydney) ; Simoff, Simeon (University of Western Sydney)
Virtual reality reconstructions of ancient historical sites have become a valuable technique for popularising science and visualising expert knowledge to general audiences. Most such reconstructions only re-create buildings and artefacts and place them in the context of the virtual environment, but what is often missing in such simulations is the ability to see how ancient people lived their daily life in these environments. [...]
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12 p, 1.6 MB Modelling the impact of beliefs and communication on attitude dynamics : a cognitive agent-based approach / Brousmiche, Kei-Leo (Université de Paris VI) ; Kant, Jean-Daniel (Université de Paris VI) ; Sabouret, Nicolas (Centre national de la recherche scientifique (França)) ; Fournier, Stephane (Airbus Defense and Space) ; Prenot-Guinard, Francois (Airbus Defense and Space)
In the context of military training for stabilization operation of a crisis zone with civilian population, understanding the formation of attitude and its dynamics is a key issue. This paper presents a multi-agent model for simulating attitude formation and change based on individual’s perception of information and its diffusion through communication. [...]
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8 p, 1.5 MB Partner selection supports reputation-based cooperation in a public goods game / Vilone, Daniele (National Research Council (Italy). Istituto di scienze e tecnologie della cognizione) ; Giardini, Francesca (Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Itàlia). Istituto di scienze e tecnologie della cognizione) ; Paolucci, Mario (Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Itàlia). Istituto di scienze e tecnologie della cognizione)
In dyadic models of indirect reciprocity, the receivers’ history of giving has a significant impact on the donor’s decision. When the interaction involves more than two agents things become more complicated, and in large groups cooperation can hardly emerge. [...]
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10 p, 1.2 MB Agent activation in a replication of the zero-intelligence trader double auction market simulation / Comer, Kenneth (George Mason University) ; Loerch, Andrew (George Mason University) ; Axtell, Robert (George Mason University)
A model of a double auction market of zerointelligence traders was replicated as an agent-based model using the same market supply and demand curves. The original results were reproduced, and these results and other behavior of the model were examined under different schemes of agent activation, both exogenous and endogenous. [...]
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11 p, 1.1 MB Simulating the influence of socio-spatial structures on energy-efficient renovations / Friege, Jonas (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy) ; Chappin, Emile (Delft University of Technology)
To meet climate protection targets it is suggested to increase the number of energy-efficient renovations. Homeowners are the main decision makers regarding renovations in their houses. It is hypothesized that socio-spatial structures affect the decision to renovate. [...]
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6 p, 1.1 MB The linkage between financial market and real economy : the analysis with an agent based simulation / Suzuki, Yoshito (National Defense Academy (Japó)) ; Namatame, Akira (National Defense Academy (Japó)) ; Aruka, Yuji (Chuo University)
Financial markets are driven by the real economy and in turn also has a profound effect on the financial economy. Understanding the feedback between these two sectors leads to a deeper understanding of the stability, robustness and efficiency of the economic system. [...]
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12 p, 1.1 MB Analysing a complex agent-based model using data-mining techniques / Edmonds, Bruce (Manchester Metropolitan University) ; Little, Claire (Manchester Metropolitan University) ; Lessard-Phillips, Laurence (University of Manchester) ; Fieldhouse, Ed (University of Manchester)
A complex "Data Integration Model" of voter behaviour is described. However it is very complex and hard to analyse. For such a model "thin" samples of the outcomes using classic parameter sweeps are inadequate. [...]
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4 p, 1.1 MB Towards metadata standards for sharing simulation outputs / Polhill, Gary (The James Hutton Institute) ; Dawson, Terry (University of Dundee) ; Parker, Dawn (University of Waterloo) ; Jin, Xiongbing (University of Waterloo) ; Robinson, Kirsten (University of Waterloo) ; Filatova, Tatiana (University of Twente) ; Voinov, Alexey (University of Twente) ; Barton, Michael (Arizona State University) ; Pignotti, Edoardo (University of Aberdeen) ; Edwards, Peter (University of Aberdeen)
This extended abstract outlines a prototype metadata standard for recording outputs of social simulations, to be refined as part of a project funded through the third round of the Digging into Data challenge. [...]
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11 p, 1.1 MB An agent-based model of consensus building / Scholz, Geeske (Osnabrück University) ; Pahl-Wostl, Claudia (Osnabrück University) ; Dewulf, Art (Wageningen University)
Our model, CollAct is built around the question how people gain a shared understanding and reach consensus in an interactive group setting. This is an important question which is rather difficult to analyze within case studies. [...]
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4 p, 1015.1 KB Informing agent based models with discrete choiceanalysis : diffusion of solar PV in the Netherlands / Araghi, Yashar (Delft University of Technology) ; Park Lee, Esther (Delft University of Technology) ; Bollinger, L. Andrew (Delft University of Technology)
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13 p, 911.3 KB An empirical economic model to reveal behaviour characteristics driving the evolution of agriculture in Belgium. / Maes, Dries (Hasselt University) ; Passel, Steven van (Hasselt University)
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11 p, 899.1 KB How passenger decides a check-in option in an airport : self-service technology adoption model in passenger process / Ueda, Keiich (University of Tsukuba) ; Kurahashi, Setsuya (University of Tsukuba)
This study intends to propose "Self-Service Technology Adoption Model" by utilizing the knowledge and experiences of front line experts. The Agent-Based Model has a fuzzy inference system to let passengers choose a check-in option: a conventional style check-in position or a self-service kiosk. [...]
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3 p, 824.1 KB Topic recipe-based social simulation for research dynamics analysis / Lee, Keeheon (Yonsei University) ; Kim, Chang Ouk (Yonsei University)
In this paper, we introduce an agent-based modeling and simulation model for research dynamics analysis. Since researchers constitute research systems in research dynamics, modelling the behavior of a researcher is a key to this method. [...]
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8 p, 764.9 KB Models of information spread in structured populations / Voorhees, Burton (Athabasca University)
This paper presents a birth-death model of diffusion processes on graphs, making use of the full population state space consisting of 2N binary valued vectors together with a Markov process on this space with transition matrix defined by the edge weight matrix of the given population graph. [...]
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10 p, 764.3 KB Rise and decline process of online communities : modeling social balance of participants / Asatani, Kimitaka (University of Tokyo) ; Toriumi, Fujio (University of Tokyo) ; Ohashi, Hirotada (University of Tokyo)
Some online communities like Friendster had declined, and some of the others are said to be declining. Recent research has revealed the mechanism of decline as well as that of rise in each community. [...]
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10 p, 761.1 KB The individual agent makes a difference in segregation simulation / Koch, Andreas (University of Salzburg. Department of Geography and Geology)
Urban social segregation modeling from the bottom up attempts at understanding the processes which take place when residents look for a new home. This micro-scale perspective thus requires implementing actual individual agents instead of socially unified communities with similar or identical behavior. [...]
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12 p, 760.7 KB Rewinding the dynamics between two japanese ancient descents : what would happen from the jomon to the Yayoi periods in Japan / Sakahira, Fumihiro (Tokyo Institute of Technology) ; Tarano, Takao (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
In this study, through a simple agent-based simulation (ABS) model, we examine the problems experienced by Chinese-Korean immigrants in the formation of the agricultural culture of the Yayoi period (300 BC–250 AD). [...]
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2 p, 667.2 KB Exploring the dynamics of the world energy system : an agent-based - system dynamics model / Kooshknow, S.A.R Mir Mohammadi (Delft University of Technology) ; Ghorbani, Amineh (Delft University of Technology) ; Dijkema, Gerard P.J. (Delft University of Technology)
Due to limitation of some energy resources, there are concerns whether the world energy system (WES) can supply sufficient energy for societies in the future. Scientists develop models to gain insights into the system. [...]
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12 p, 666.2 KB An agent-based model to study customers' engagement with brands from a service-dominant logic perspective / Terano, Takao (Tokyo Institute of Technology) ; Rajapakse, Chathura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
We present an Agent-based Model to study customers' engagement with brands from a Service-Dominant Logic perspective. Customer Engagement has gained attention recently in the study of customer loyalty as a process that enables to understand and measure the impact of the depths of customers emotional responses to consumption situations on their intention to retain with a particular brand. [...]
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6 p, 655.2 KB Qualitative spatial representation in agent-based models / Polhill, Gary (The James Hutton Institute) ; Craig, Tony (The James Hutton Institute) ; Gotts, Nick ; Alonso-Betanzos, Amparo (Universidad de A Coruña. Facultad de Informática.) ; Sanchez-Maroño, Noelia (Universidad de A Coruña. Facultad de Informática.) ; Fontenla-Romero, Óscar (Universidad de A Coruña. Facultad de Informática.) ; García-Mira, Ricardo (Universidad d A Coruña. Departamento de Psicología,)
One of the advantages of agent-based models as simulations of social systems is the ease with which it is possible to spatially embed the agents and their interactions. Spatially explicit representations in agent-based models most typically take the form of raster-based representations in which the space is represented as a grid of squares. [...]
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11 p, 638.2 KB Diffusion of ideas, social reinforcement and percolation / Tur, Elena M., (Instituto de Gestión de la Innovación y del Conocimiento, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)) ; Zeppini, Paolo ; Frenken, Koen
This paper analyzes how social structure and social reinforcement affect the diffusion of an idea in a population of human agents. A percolation approach is used to model the diffusion process. This framework assumes that information is local and embedded in a social network. [...]
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11 p, 627.0 KB An agent-based concept to analyze elite-athletes' doping behavior / Westmattelmann, Daniel (University of Münster) ; Goelden, Marcel (University of Münster) ; Schewe, Gerhard (University of Münster) ; Sascha Hokamp (University of Hamburg)
A seemingly endless series of scandals has focused increasing public attention on the issue of doping among elite athletes. But we still do not know how many elite athletes really make use of banned drugs. [...]
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4 p, 618.5 KB Network models of minority opinion spreading / Alvarez-Galvez, Javier (Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Sociología IV)
Despite there are different models in literature that analyze the dynamic of opinion formation, less attention has been paid to explain how the structure of social networks and their contextual circumstances can influence the course of minority public opinions. [...]
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4 p, 614.7 KB Teaching simulation on collaborative learning, ability groups and mixed-ability groups / Kurahashi, Setsuya (University of Tsukuba) ; Kuiyoshi, Keisuke (University of Tsukuba)
In this research, a teaching simulation model is built where the understanding status, knowledge structure, and collaborative effect of each learner are integrated by using a doubly structural network model. [...]
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8 p, 604.4 KB The PLS agent : agent behavior validation by partial least squares / Lorscheid, Iris (Hamburg University of Technology) ; Meyer, Matthias (Hamburg University of Technology) ; Pakur, Sandra (Hamburg University of Technology) ; Ringle, Christian (Hamburg University of Technology)
Agent-based modeling is widely applied in the social sciences. However, the validation of agent behavior is challenging and identified as one of the shortcomings in the field. Methods are required to establish empirical links and support the implementation of valid agent models. [...]
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8 p, 594.6 KB Computing job satisfaction with social comparison process : an agent-based approach / Chapuis, Kevin (Université de Paris VI) ; Kant, Jean-Daniel (Université de Paris VI)
In this article we propose a brief overview of Happywork, a multi-agent based model of job satisfaction inspired by well established psychosocial theories. We focus here on the cognitive dimension of job satisfaction that will be built from work features. [...]
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3 p, 588.1 KB Testing the resilience of agro-pastoralists communities in arid margins through ABM / Lancelotti, Carla (Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions) ; Rubio-Campillo, Xavier (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) ; Salpeteur, Matthieu (Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Balbo, Andrea L. (Complexity and Socio-Ecological Research Group) ; Madella, Marco (Complexity and Socio-Ecological Research Group)
This paper presents the latest model developed within Case Study 1 (hereafter CS1) of the SimulPast project: Hunter-Gatherer persistence in arid margins. The case of North Gujarat (India). The aim of this model is to test the resilience of agro-pastoralists (AP) communities in semi-arid ecosystems. [...]
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7 p, 557.1 KB Simulating the emergence of the organizing structures of work / Backström, Tomas (Mälardalen University) ; Johansson, Peter (Mälardalen University) ; Döös, Marianne (Stockholm University) ; Hazy, James K. (Adelphi University)
This article is a first step toward a visualization and classification system for studying dynamic organizing structures of work. As a first step toward this research objective, this study brings together two active projects. [...]
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4 p, 556.6 KB Simulating land use of prehistoric wetland settlements : did excessive resource use necessitate a highly dynamic settlement system? / Baum, Tilman (University of Basel)
In the European circumalpine region, remains of wetland settlements that were constructed on lake shores and in peat-bogs have been investigated for more than 150 years. Interdisciplinary research provides detailed evidence on many facets of prehistoric subsistence. [...]
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3 p, 535.9 KB How real estate agents behavior affects urban growth : an agent-based model approach / Cantergiani, Carolina C (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Departamento de Geología, Geografía y Medio Ambiente) ; Barros, Joana (Birkbeck, University of London) ; Gomez Delgado, Montserrat (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Departamento de Geología, Geografía y Medio Ambiente)
During the early 2000s Spanish territory has suffered major transformations due to fast urbanization. The main actors involved on this process are: urban planners, real estate agents and population. [...]
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6 p, 535.2 KB An agent-based model of firm location with different regional policies / Pablo-Martí, Federico (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares) ; Muñoz-Yebra, Carlos (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares) ; Santos, Juan Luis (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)
This paper presents an agent based model of firm location designed to explore the effect of regional policies on the spatial pattern of business activity. New firms are created each period taking into account the sector profitability and entry barriers. [...]
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2 p, 519.2 KB An agent-based model of a social-ecological system : a case study of disease management in potato cultivation / Pacilly, F. C. A. (Wageningen University and Research Center) ; Groot, J. C. J. (Wageningen University and Research Center) ; Hofstede, G. J. (Wageningen University and Research Center) ; Lammerts van Buere, E. T. (Wageningen University and Research Center)
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11 p, 495.4 KB From anarchy to monopoly : how competition and protection shaped mafia’s behavior / Nardin, Luis G. (Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Itàlia). Istituto di scienze e tecnologie della cognizione) ; Andrighetto, Giulia (Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Itàlia). Istituto di scienze e tecnologie della cognizione) ; Conte, Rosaria (Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Itàlia). Istituto di scienze e tecnologie della cognizione) ; Paolucci, Mario (Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Itàlia). Istituto di scienze e tecnologie della cognizione)
Mafia-like organizations are highly dynamic and organized criminal groups characterized by their extortive activities that impact societies and economies in different modes and magnitudes. This renders the understanding of how these organizations evolved an objective of both scientific and applicationoriented interests. [...]
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4 p, 489.0 KB Diversity and inter-ethnic marriage: trust, culture and homophily : a model of inter-ethnic partnership formation / Meyer, Ruth (Manchester Metropolitan University. Centre for Policy Modelling) ; Lessard-Phillips, Laurence (University of Manchester. Institute for Social Change) ; Vasey, Huw (University of Manchester. Institute for Social Change)
This paper describes an agent-based model of inter-ethnic partnership formation. Inter-ethnic marriage, both a cause and a consequence of immigrant integration, is generally used to imply that the social distance between groups is low and, by extension, that community cohesion is high. [...]
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14 p, 473.5 KB Quality, advertisement and social influences in cultural market : the case of motion picture / Delre, Sebastiano (Università Bocconi) ; Jager, Wander (University of Groningen) ; Marco Janssen (Arizona State University)
In the motion picture industry the winner takes it all. Every year a few blockbuster movies such as Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Toy Story gather most of the Box Office sales while many other movies obtain very low sales. [...]
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4 p, 463.7 KB The evolution of cooperative versus non-cooperative governance of small-scale fisheries / Schlüter, Maja (Stockholm University) ; Lindkvist, Emilie (Stockholm University)
Small-scale fisheries (SSF) around the world are often organized in patron-client relationships (PC), where fishers deliver fish to a fishbuyer who sells it at regional markets. PCs have recently been criticized as being unequal, exploitative and unsustainable. [...]
2014
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4 p, 455.4 KB Simulating pedestrians through the inner-city : an agent-based approach / Rose, Jane (Utrecht University) ; Ligtenberg, Arend (Wageningen University) ; Spek, Stefan van der (Delft University)
This paper describes an agent-based model for the simulation of pedestrian movement in city centers for various types of visitors. It takes into account preferences of different types of pedestrians. [...]
2014
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3 p, 436.0 KB Multi-scale agent-based simulation of long-term dispersal processes : challenges in modeling hominin biogeography and expansion / Timm, Ingo J. (University of Trier) ; Lorig, Fabian (University of Trier) ; Holzchen, Ericson (Senckenberg Research Institute) ; Hertler, Christine (Senckenberg Research Institute)
The Out-of-Africa-Theory, as a model of the early migration of anatomically modern humans, describes Africa as geographical source of dispersal processes to Eurasia. However, there is no scientific consensus on the reason or the exact route of the migration. [...]
2014
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19 p, 434.5 KB Reconstructing the question of school choice: towards a geographical agent-based model for Chile / Blanco, Christian (Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (Xile)) ; Paulus, Nelson (Universidad de Santiago de Chile) ; Razeto-Barry, Pablo (Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (Xile)) ; Fábrega, Felipe (Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (Xile)) ; Canals, Catalina (Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (Xile)) ; Aguirre, Cristián (Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (Xile)) ; Vivanco, Manuel (Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (Xile))
The aim of this paper is to reformulate the question of school choice in a voucher system, by moving towards a perspective, assessing competition between schools and the choice of students using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Agent-Based Modeling (ABM). [...]
2014
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5 p, 425.1 KB Use of an agent-based model to explore urban transitions in commuter cycling / Abbas, SMA (University of Cambridge) ; Aldred, Rachel (University of Westminster) ; Chalabi, Zaid (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) ; Woodcock, James (University of Cambridge)
Encouraging a cycling culture while reducing car usage can lead to substantial health and environmental benefits. In this exploratory work, we use an agent-based model of commuter cycling focusing on the emergence of social norms due to interactions between agents and their environment (including their social networks). [...]
2014
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9 p, 407.8 KB The efficiency of organizational withdrawal vs commitment / Sibertin-Blanc, Christophe (University of Toulouse) ; Terán, Oswaldo (Universidad de Los Andes (Mérida, Veneçuela). Centro de Simulación y Modelos)
Actors within an organization usually do not behave as expected at design-time. There are diverse reasons for this, notably the actors’ motivation and organizational commitment. In this paper, we explore the efficiency of a concrete public organization in the context of the Latin-american culture, to the light of the organizational commitment of its members. [...]
2014
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7 p, 407.4 KB Transmob: an agent based simulation of transport demand and residential mobility in South East Sydney / Perez, Pascal (University of Wollongong) ; Huynh, Nam (University of Wollongong) ; Cao, Vu Lam, (University of Wollongong) ; Wickramasuriya, Rohan (University of Wollongong) ; Berryman, Matthew (University of Wollongong)
This paper presents an agent-based simulation, called TransMob, of transport demand and residential mobility in South East Sydney, Australia. In this model, each agent represents an individual resident of the study area. [...]
2014
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3 p, 405.4 KB The effect of spatial clustering on stone raw material procurement / Oestmo, Simen (Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change) ; Janssen, Marco A. (Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change) ; Marean, Curtis (Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change)
Brantingham proposes a neutral model to explain observed data on stone tool raw material procurement. Here we provide the results of investigating how real source locations, and their spatial clustering affect the raw material pattern outcome of the neutral model. [...]
2014
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4 p, 402.7 KB An agent-based simulation of the emergence of partnership systems in early renaissance florence / Comer, Kevin T. (George Mason University. Computational Social Science) ; Comer, Kenneth W. (George Mason University. Operations Research)
The emergence of the partnership system in Early Renaissance Florence is often noted as a pivotal moment in the formation of capitalism. However, this social invention was not developed as a completely redefined system, but was the gradual process of adapting guild partnerships to domestic and international business. [...]
2014
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3 p, 400.6 KB The effect of landscape patterns on foraging strategies of hunter-gatherers : an empirical agent-based modeling approach / Janssen, Marco A. (Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change) ; Hill, Kim (Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change)
An empirically grounded model of Ache huntergatherers was used to test the performance of alternative foraging strategies for different distribution of resources.
2014
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10 p, 398.8 KB The quality of social simulation : an example from research policy / Ahrweiler, Petra (EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment) ; Gilbert, Nigel (University of Surrey)
This contribution deals with the assessment of the quality of a simulation. After discussing this issue on a general level, we apply and test the assessment mechanisms using an example from policy modelling.
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13 p, 390.0 KB More for less : on consumer rationality and bargaining power on telecommunication markets / Olczak, Tomasz (Warsaw School of Economics) ; Kaminski, Bogumil (Warsaw School of Economics)
We analyse the large scale agent-based model of a prepaid telecommunication market with oligopolistic competition, heterogeneous calling patterns and different levels of agent rationality. We apply innovative implementation approach of utilizing high performance CUDA computing devices which allows us to consider population of up to 1 million consumers. [...]
2014
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6 p, 379.5 KB Generic bottom-up building-energy models for developing regional energy transition scenarios / Knoeri, Christof (University of Leeds) ; Goetz, Alessandra (Universität München) ; Binder, Claudia R. (Universität München)
Energy demand from buildings has the largest single share of the global final energy demand, but offers massive energy saving potentials through state-of-the-art technologies and behavioural changes. [...]
2014
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3 p, 373.4 KB Bounded confidence, radical groups, and charismatic leaders / Hegselmann, Rainer (Bayreuth University)
By few simple extensions it is possible to model radical groups, charismatic leaders and processes of radicalization in the bounded confidence framework. In the resulting model we get a lot of surprising (non-)monotonicities. [...]
2014
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8 p, 368.6 KB The emergence of institutions for the management of the commons / Ghorbani, Amineh (Delft University of Technology) ; Bravo, Giangiacomo (Linnaeus University)
In this paper we present an abstract replication of institutional emergence patterns observed in common pool resource (CPR) problems. We used the ADICO grammar of institutions as the basic structure to model both agents’ strategies and institutions. [...]
2014
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4 p, 359.4 KB Modelling cultural shift : application to language decline and extinction / Isern, Neus (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Laboratori d’Arqueologia Quantitativa) ; Fort, Joaquim (Universitat de Girona. Departamanent de Física)
Cultural shift is present in many aspects of human history. Here we present a model developed to study the particular case of language shift when a minority language is in competition with another language, which is perceived by the population as being socially and economically more advantageous (Isern and Fort, J. [...]
2014
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4 p, 331.5 KB Modelling cooperation in Bali irrigation / Wijermans, Nanda (Stockholm University) ; Schlüter, Maja (Stockholm University)
In social-ecological systems research the use of natural resources is typically studied on either a conceptual (theory) or a detailed level (case studies). We use agent-based modelling to take an approach that is situated in between. [...]
2014
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7 p, 320.2 KB Social contagion and homophily within romantic network / Linares, Francisco (Universidad de La Laguna. Departameto de Sociología)
This paper presents an agent based simulation model which attempts to show how the diffusion of a cultural-trait can be affected by an uneven distribution of influence-capacity among individuals. For the sake of concretion the model represents a population of teenagers who attempt to find a romantic relationship looking for a partner within their friendship ties. [...]
2014
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14 p, 312.2 KB Knowledge transfer dynamics : how to model knowledge in the first place? / Guechtouli, Widad (IPAG Busines School (Paris, França))
In this paper, we study both processes of direct and indirect knowledge transfer, from a modelling perspective, using agent-based models. In fact, there are several ways to model knowledge. We choose to study three different representations, and try to determine which one allows to better capture the dynamics of knowledge diffusion within a social network. [...]
2014
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4 p, 308.8 KB Modelling interactions and feedback mechanisms in land use systems / Chen, Yang (Wageningen University) ; Ligtenberg, Arend (Wageningen University) ; Bakker, Martha (Wageningen University) ; Bregt, Arnold (Wageningen University)
Land use change (LUC) is often a complex process. In such a process land use systems can show non-linear behaviours caused by mechanisms such as interactions between agents and feedbacks from higher system level. [...]
2014
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3 p, 289.6 KB Modeling population dynamics of online communities / Baggio, Jacopo (Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change) ; Manning, Miles (Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change) ; Wu, Lingfei (Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change) ; Janssen, Marco A. (Arizona State University. School of Human Evolution and Social Change)
Online communities are more dynamic in terms of composition compared to traditional physical communities. This can affect the conditions for cooperation. We discuss empirical results from online communities and extend the evolution of firms model of Axtell to discover the conditions of cooperation in groups.
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4 p, 280.7 KB Demographic agent-based simulation of gambians immigrants in Spain / Montañola-Sales, Cristina (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Estadística i Investigació Operativa) ; Casanovas Garcia, Josep (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Estadística i Investigació Operativa) ; Kaplan-Marcusán, Adriana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Antropologia Social i Cultural) ; Cela-Espín, Jose Maria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d’Arquitectura de Computadors)
Changes in our society have created a challenge for policymakers, who confront a need of tools to evaluate the possible effects of their policies. Agent-based modelling and simulation is a promising methodology which can be used in the study of population dynamics. [...]
2014
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4 p, 280.3 KB A spatially explicit agent-based model of opinion and reputation dynamics / Voorn, George van (Wageningen University and Research) ; Ligtenberg, Arend (Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing) ; Broeke, Guus ten (Wageningen University and Research)
Key in spatial planning are opinion dynamics (the exchange of opinions between agents and the consecutive updates in opinions by individual agents). A number of possibly relevant factors that are commonly excluded in well-known models of opinion dynamics are peer pressure, localized opinion formation through isolation, and the reputation of the agents involved. [...]
2014
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9 p, 267.5 KB Tackling model selection and validation : an information theoretic criterion / Lamperti, Francesco (Scuola superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Itàlia))
Simulated economies suffer intrinsically from validation and comparison problems. The choice of a suitable indicator quantifying the distance between the model and the data is pivotal to model selection. [...]
2014
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8 p, 254.6 KB Job satisfaction as a unified mechanism for agent behaviour on a labour market with referral hiring / Tarvid, Alexander (University of Latvia)
Existing agent-based labour-market models include a very simplistic mechanism of choosing vacancies. This paper proposes to use job satisfaction as a unified mechanism for deciding on both starting to work on a particular job and quitting the current job. [...]
2014
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7 p, 252.5 KB High skilled emigration and wealth distribution / Magessi, Nuno Trindade (Universidade de Lisboa) ; Antunes, Luis (Universidade de Lisboa)
Emigration is a social movement associated to the demand of better life conditions in different countries from those where one was born. In the specific case of skilled workers, this phenomenon is typically characterised in a negative way, due to the country’s loss of highly skilled resources, in whose education significant investment was done. [...]
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2 p, 249.1 KB Intellectual property framework and dynamics of technology change under sequential innovation / Sengupta, Abhijit (University of Essex) ; Sena, Vania (University of Essex)
A large number of modern consumer focussed industries are characterised by fast paced technology driven innovations - smart phones and other computing devices, software, home audio and video technologies, automobiles, pharmaceuticals etc. [...]
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3 p, 246.2 KB Mafia war : simulating conflict resolution in criminal organizations / Neumann, Martin (University of Koblenz) ; Lotzmann, Ulf (University of Koblenz)
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3 p, 236.0 KB From evidence to criminal agents / Neumann, Martin (University of Koblenz) ; Lotzmann, Ulf (University of Koblenz)
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10 p, 220.3 KB Social simulation of commercial and financial behaviour for fraud detection research / Lopez-Rojas, Edgar Alonso (Blekinge Institute of Technology) ; Axelsson, Stefan (Blekinge Institute of Technology)
We present a social simulation model that covers three main financial services: Banks, Retail Stores, and Payments systems. Our aim is to address the problem of a lack of public data sets for fraud detection research in each of these domains, and provide a variety of fraud scenarios such as money laundering, sales fraud (based on refunds and discounts), and credit card fraud. [...]
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5 p, 216.2 KB Age-dependent mortality, fecundity, mobility effects on the neolithic transition / Perez-Losada, Joaquim (Universitat de Girona)
We present a model that makes it possible to analyze the effect of the age dependences of mortality, fertility and dispersal persistence on the speed of propagating fronts in two spatial dimensions. Speeds derived analytically agree very well with those obtained from numerical simulations. [...]
2014
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2 p, 212.1 KB On infrastructure network design with agent-based modelling / Chappin, Émile J. L. (Delft University of Technology. Faculty TBM Section Energy & Industry) ; Heijnen, Petra W. (Delft University of Technology. Faculty TBM Section Energy & Industry)
We have developed an agent-based model to optimize green-field network design in an industrial area. We aim to capture some of the deep uncertainties surrounding infrastructure design by modelling it developing specific ant colony optimizations. [...]
2014
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4 p, 211.6 KB Party competition and voter decision-making / Reinermann, Holger (University of Cologne. Soclife Research Training Group and Cologne Center for Comparative Politics)
This paper combines two important findings from research on how voters and parties interact: Firstly, it acknowledges that voters possess different decision making mechanisms: Instead of weighing the parties’ policy promises, they might also vote based on past performance or the personal qualities of party leaders. [...]
2014
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4 p, 207.9 KB Sensitivity analysis for agent-based models : a low complexity test-case / Broeke, Guus ten (Wageningen University) ; Voorn, George van (Wageningen University) ; Ligtenberg, Arend (Wageningen University)
Methodologies for sensitivity analysis are considered to be of great importance for analyzing agent-based models (ABMs), even more because calibration and validation of ABMs often prove problematic. Different methodologies for sensitivity analysis may help to understand ABM dynamics and (thus) aid in the calibration and validation of ABMs. [...]
2014
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3 p, 182.2 KB Organizational routines: an agent based model replication / Hauke, Jonas (Hamburg University of Technology)
This extended abstract focuses on organizational routines as an emergent phenomenon of individual behavior within collectives. Micro foundations related to dynamics of performing and remembering organizational routines are based on psychological constructs such as procedural, declarative and transactive memory. [...]
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4 p, 176.2 KB Triadic balance and closure as drivers of the evolution of cooperation / Righi, Simone (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) ; Takacs, Karoly (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
The prevalence of human cooperation continues to be one of the biggest puzzles for scientists. Structured interactions and clustering of cooperators are recognized mechanisms that help the dissemination of cooperative behavior. [...]
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4 p, 175.4 KB Strategic decision support for marketing communication : an agentbased simulation of consumer attitudes to smart home appliances / Dam, Koen H. van (Imperial College London) ; Sanden, Maarten C.A. van der (Delft University of Technology) ; Stragier, Jeroen (Ghent University)
Marketing and communication professionals are responsible for building long term relationships with customers and managing the information exchange. The roll-out of smart energy meters to households presents a particular challenge as network and energy companies would benefit from the smart grid while the advantages for households are less visible. [...]
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4 p, 172.0 KB A Markov chain approach to ABM calibration / Fabretti, Annalisa (II Università degli studi di Roma)
Agent based model are nowadays widely used, however the lack of general methods and rules for their calibration still prevent to exploit completely their potentiality. Rarely such a kind of models can be studied analytically, more often they are studied by using simulation. [...]
2014
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6 p, 170.8 KB Rise, fall and abandonment in the zambezi plateau: an agent-based model using the canonical theory / Bogle, Gary (George Mason University)
The Zambezi plateau region in Southern Africa has seen the rise and fall other several polities of different levels of complexity for many centuries before the arrival of Europeans and the beginning of the region’s written history. [...]
2014
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4 p, 161.8 KB Modeling human stability and change in organizations / Kahl, Cara (Hamburg University of Technology) ; Meyer, Matthias (Hamburg University of Technology)
This extended abstract describes current work in progress on so-called micro-foundations of organizational routines. These are individual-level human processes assumed responsible for the emergence of routines. [...]
2014
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3 p, 153.9 KB A few bad apples are enough: an agent-based peer review game / Cabotà, Juan (Universitat de València. Departament d'Informàtica) ; Grimaldo, Francisco (Universitat de València. Departament d'Informàtica) ; Cadavid, Lorena (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) ; Bravo, Giangiacomo (Linnaeus University) ; Squazzoni, Flaminio (University of Brescia)
Following previous agent-based research on peer review, this paper presents a game theory-inspired model that looks at peer review as a cooperation dilemma. We tested different scientist behaviours and network topologies in order to understand their implications on the quality, efficiency and type of resource distribution in the science system. [...]
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4 p, 132.0 KB Information technology and the topologies of transmission : a research area for historical simulation / Gotts, Nicholas Mark
This paper surveys possibilities for applying the methods of agent-based simulation to the study of historical transitions in communication technology.
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4 p, 128.0 KB Population spread and cultural transmission in Neolithic transitions / Fort, Joaquim (Universitat de Girona) ; Isern, Neus (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Laboratori d’Arqueologia Quantitativa) ; Jeradino, Antonieta (Institució Milà i Fontanals) ; Rondelli, Bernardo (Institució Milà i Fontanals)
The classical wave-of-advance model is based on Fisher's equation. However, this approach leads to an unbounded wave-of-advance speed at high reproduction rates. In contrast, an integro-difference model leads to a finite upper bound for the speed, namely the maximum dispersal distance divided by the generation time. [...]
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3 p, 119.9 KB User profiling in multiplayer serious games / Boufera, Hadya (Oran University of Science and Technology - Mohamed Boudiaf) ; Bendella, Fatima (Oran University of Science and Technology - Mohamed Boudiaf)
Designing multiplayer serious games that support collaborative learning has become a promising area of education techniques. Player should play a game with a proper level of ability and skills. Current approaches to adapt game make it possible for different elements to adjust to the player. [...]
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3 p, 115.0 KB Simulating social influence dynamics from observational data: the case of secessionist flags in Barcelona’s balconies. / Noguera, José A. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Tena Sánchez, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Hermida, Paula (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Parravano, Antonio (Universidad de los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela))
Different models of social influence have explored the dynamics of social contagion, imitation, and diffusion of different types of behaviour. However, empirical data on social influence processes have usually relied on surveys, virtual networks analysis or laboratory experiments, while few behavioural data indicating large social influence dynamics have been obtained from direct observation in ‘natural’ social contexts. [...]
2014
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3 p, 105.6 KB Computational environment behavior research: case studies of sustainability and population collapse in a northern Arizona region / Voss, Jesse L.
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2 p, 104.8 KB Investigating opinion dynamics using the FreqNet model / Boerma, Susan (University of Groningen) ; Albers, Casper (University of Groningen) ; Jager, Wander (University of Groningen)
Human life is based on social interactions. These interactions are dictated by the attitudes and beliefs people have. Personal attitudes and beliefs are not constant over time but are influenced on an individual level. [...]
2014
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