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Advances in Computational Social Science

The Fourth World Congress

  • Shu-Heng Chen
  • Takao Terano
  • Ryuichi Yamamoto
  • Chung-Ching Tai


  • Collects the most up-to-date information on the development of agent-based methodology, modeling and simulation in interdisciplinary social science

  • Is the post-conference publication of the currently most prominent conference in computational social science or social simulation

  • Is the third volume of Springer’s Series on Agent-Based Social Systems, forming a valuable collection on social simulation for libraries and research institutions

Conference proceedings

Part of the Agent-Based Social Systems book series (ABSS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Online Communities and Social Media

  3. Economic and Social Networks

  4. Behavioral Finance and Macroeconomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Federico Pablo-Marti, Antonio Garcia-Tabuenca, Juan Luis Santos, Maria Teresa Gallo, Maria Teresa del Val, Tomas Mancha
      Pages 139-155
  5. Demographics, Health Care, Linguistics, and Sociology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Eric Silverman, Jakub Bijak, Jason Noble, Viet Cao, Jason Hilton
      Pages 177-189
    3. Masatoshi Murakami, Noriyuki Tanida
      Pages 191-203
    4. Ioannis Vagias, Elpida Tzafestas
      Pages 205-224

About these proceedings


This volume is a post-conference publication of the 4th World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS), with contents selected from among the 80 papers originally presented at the conference. WCSS is a biennial event, jointly organized by three scientific communities in computational social science, namely, the Pacific-Asian Association for Agent-Based Approach in Social Systems Sciences (PAAA), the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA), and the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA). It is, therefore, currently the most prominent conference in the area of agent-based social simulation. The papers selected for this volume give a holistic view of the current development of social simulation, indicating the directions for future research and creating an important archival document and milestone in the history of computational social science. Specifically, the papers included here cover substantial progress in artificial financial markets, macroeconomic forecasting, supply chain management, bank networks, social networks, urban planning, social norms and group formation, cross-cultural studies, political party competition, voting behavior, computational demography, computational anthropology, evolution of languages, public health and epidemics, AIDS, security and terrorism, methodological and epistemological issues, empirical-based agent-based modeling, modeling of experimental social science, gaming simulation, cognitive agents, and participatory simulation. Furthermore, pioneering studies in some new research areas, such as the theoretical foundations of social simulation and categorical social science, also are included in the volume.


Agent-based Modeling Artificial Societies Complex Adaptive Systems Computational Social Science Social Simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Shu-Heng Chen
    • 1
  • Takao Terano
    • 2
  • Ryuichi Yamamoto
    • 3
  • Chung-Ching Tai
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsNational Chengchi UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems ScienceTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Department of EconomicsTunghai UniversityTaichungTaiwan

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