MAS and Social Simulation: A Suitable Commitment

  • Rosaria Conte
  • Nigel Gilbert
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1534)


The goal of this introduction is to point out several similarities and differences between the research fields of multi-agent systems and social simulation. We show that these fields are complementary in several aspects, thus each one can benefit from results that emerge from the other. We finish the introduction by presenting and classifying the contributions in this volume.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosaria Conte
    • 1
  • Nigel Gilbert
    • 2
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
    • 3
  1. 1.Div. of AICognitive and Interaction Modelling, Inst. of Psychology/CNRRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK
  3. 3.Department of Computer EngineeringUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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