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Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
The second issue of the 3rd volume of the Journal of Artificial
Societies and Social Simulation was published on Friday, March 31st.
The new issue includes two peer reviewed papers, 'Modelling social
systems as complex: Towards a social simulation meta-model' and
'Simulating Common Pool Resource Management Experiments with Adaptive
Agents Employing Alternate Communication Routines'. The former paper
proposes a meta-model drawing on both complex system insights and the
theory of autopoiesis to assist in the design of agents for social
simulation. The latter paper describes the development of a series
of intelligent agent simulations to examine the effects of different
institutional configurations and individual behavioral characteristics
on group level performance in a 'Tragedy of the Commons' dilemma.
The issue also includes a special Forum section that looks backwards to
review significant research that has continuing value for today's work.
One paper revisits Robert Axelrod's classic, The Evolution of Cooperation,
and the other examines Georg Simmel's work at the beginning of the
twentieth century on Fashion, relating his insights to simulation models.
The next issue of JASSS is due to be published at the end of June.
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over the World Web Wide and all editorial operations use the internet,
we can achieved much faster turn-round from first submission to acceptance
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Below you will find the contents of the new issue.
Volume 3, Issue 2
Modelling social systems as complex:
Towards a social simulation meta-model
Peter J. Deadman, Edella Schlager and Randy Gimblett
Simulating Common Pool Resource Management Experiments
with Adaptive Agents Employing Alternate Communication Routines
Twenty Years on: The Evolution of Cooperation Revisited
Fashion: Georg Simmel
Prof Nigel Gilbert, PhD, FREng, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey,
Guildford GU2 5XH, UK. Tel: +44 1483 259173 Fax: +44 1483 259551