BWSS 2010

BWSS 2010 - Social simulation has a dialectical relationship to Artificial Intelligence, in general, and Multi-agent Systems, in particular. It is both an area for the application of methods, techniques and technologies of AI and MAS, as well as a source of inspiration for new theories, models and methods for AI and MAS, as it draws upon the theories, models and methods of the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, political science, economy, government, management, etc.).

This two-day workshop will address theoretical, methodological, technical and instrumental issues concerning the area of simulation of social systems. The workshop will thus have an interdisciplinary character. Theories and models of societies and smaller social systems that embody a computational concern are at the center of area. Micro-level and macro-level issues concerning structures and processes at the social and individual levels, as well as the mutual influence between such conceptual levels, and problems of upward and downward causation between them should also be contemplated.

Techniques, tools and computational environments for the simulation of those models, specially those based on agent and multi-agent technology, and AI methods in general, should be of primary concern. Application of social simulation to the various areas of social sciences (anthropology, sociology, political science, economy, government, management, etc.) should also be of interest to the audience.

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Centro de Ciências Computacionais | Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, FURG
Av. Itália Km 08 - Carreiros, 96201-900 Rio Grande, RS, Brazil