Advancing Social Simulation: The First World Congress

  • Shingo Takahashi
  • David Sallach
  • Juliette Rouchier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Takao Terano
    Pages 1-6
  3. Frank Schweitzer
    Pages 7-12
  4. David L. Sallach
    Pages 13-21
  5. Luc Girardin, Lars-Erik Cederman
    Pages 59-69
  6. Xavier Castelló, Lucía Loureiro-Porto, Víctor M. Eguíluz, Maxi San Miguel
    Pages 83-94
  7. M. J. North, T. R. Howe, N. T. Collier, J. R. Vos
    Pages 129-140
  8. Enrico E. Bertacchini, Marco Lamieri
    Pages 141-152
  9. Akira Sasaki, Hiroshi Deguchi
    Pages 177-188
  10. Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, Sean Luke, Dawn C. Parker, J. Daniel Rogers, William W. Fitzhugh, William Honeychurch et al.
    Pages 189-200

About this book


Agent-based modeling and social simulation have emerged as both developments of and challenges to the social sciences. The developments include agent-based computational economics and investigations of theoretical sociological concepts using formal simulation techniques. Among the challenges are the development of qualitative modeling techniques, implementation of agent-based models to investigate phenomena for which conventional economic, social, and organizational models have no face validity, and the application of physical modeling techniques to social processes. Bringing together diverse approaches to social simulation and research agendas, this book presents a unique collection of contributions from the First World Congress on Social Simulation, held in 2006 in Kyoto, Japan. The work emerged from the collaboration of the Pacific Asian Association for Agent-Based Approach in Social Systems Sciences, the North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science, and the European Social Simulation Association.


Agent-Based Modeling Agent-based Modeling & Simulation Dynamics Simulation Social Systems Sciences behavior business calculus computational economics model modeling organization organizations social networks social systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Shingo Takahashi
    • 1
  • David Sallach
    • 2
  • Juliette Rouchier
    • 3
  1. 1.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Center for Complex Adaptive Agent Systems SimulationArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  3. 3.GREQAMMarseille cedex 02France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-73150-4
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-73167-2
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