Agent Based Social Simulations: A Computer Science View

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Paul Davidsson
Title: Agent Based Social Simulations: A Computer Science View
Journal: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulations
Year: 2002
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1460-7425
Publisher: JASSS
ISI number: 000173648700007
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science (Institutionen för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap)
Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/eng/ipd/
Authors e-mail: paul.davidsson@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: A description of the area of Agent Based Social Simulation (ABSS) from a computer scientist's perspective is presented. We begin by defining ABSS by positioning it with respect to the three research areas that it is related to, i.e., agent-based computing, the social sciences, and computer simulation. We then discuss the role of ABSS and how it may aid cross-fertilisation between these areas.
Subject: Computer Science\General
Keywords: Agent-based Computing; Agent-based Social Simulation; Computer Simulation; Social Science
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