Social simulation is the study of natural and artificial society-like structures through the use of computational tools (along with analytic techniques). The behavior of individual agents and interactions among the agents are defined on the basis of experiment, observation and, increasingly, engagement with decision-makers and domain experts. Simulations explore emergent outcomes that result from the interactions among the individuals. Examples include: the formation of opinions in human soci

First Author: Edmonds, Bruce; Meyer, Ruth; Moss, Scott
Attributed to:  SIMIAN: Simulation Innovation: A Node funded by ESRC


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Bibliographic Information

Type: Book Chapter

Edition: 2012

Book Title: Simulating Social Complexity: A Handbook (2010)

ISBN: 9783540938125