September 10-14, 2007, Toulouse, France

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Monday september 10th


Arnaud Banos Simulation and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Christophe Sibertin-Blanc A Meta-model for the Simulation of Social Organizations
The Sociology of Organized Action (Crozier & Friedberg, 1977) intends to discover the functioning of any social organization beyond its formal rules, especially how social actors build the organization that in return rules their behaviors : each actor uses as a tool the resources that he masters to exert some power upon others, and so protect or increase his freedom to act.
After a sketch of this theory, we will present its formalisation that results in:
- a meta-model enabling to describe the structure of any social organization;
- the definition of indicators that highlight the properties of an organization;
- simulations that reveal the regulated (or balanced) states of an organization, according to the rationality of the social actors.
We will also glance at the SocLab platform, which allows to handle such models of social organizations.

Takao Terano Basic principles to explore the parameter space of social simulation models
Slides -- MABS 2006 article

Christophe Le Page the CORMAS platform

Matteo Richiardi A common protocol for Agent-Based Social Simulation
Slides -- Article 1 -- Article 2
18:00-21:00Get together party...

Tuesday september 11th

9:00-9:30Welcome address by Wander Jager, President of ESSA
9:30-10:30Keynote speaker: Marco Janssen
11:00-12:30 Plenary sessionChairman: Wander Jager
  • Rosaria Conte, Mario Paolucci and Jordi Sabater. Reputation for Innovating Social Networks
  • Setsuya Kurahashi. Historical Simulations: A Study of Civil Service Examinations, Family Line and Cultural Capital in China
Parallel Sessions
Policy Chairman: Scott Moss
  • Diana Francisca Adamatti, Jaime Sichman and Coelho Helder. Using Virtual Players in GMABS Methodology: a Case Study in Natural Resources Management
  • Eva Ebenhoeh. Modelling Rules, Norms, and Institutional Change Using the Grammar of Institutions
  • Vinicius Sebba Patto, Paul Guyot, Marta Irving and Jean-Pierre Briot. A Two-Layer Participatory Simulation to Support Asynchronous Participation of a Consultative Council
Finance Chairman: Luis Antunes
  • Arvid Hoffmann and Wander Jager. Agent-Based Computational Finance: A Practical Application
  • David Mas. Market Selection of Competent Venture Capitalists
  • Shigeto Kobayashi and Takashi Hashimoto. Analysis of Random Agents as Market Maker using Artificial Stock Market
Parallel Sessions
Policy Chairman: Scott Moss
  • Georg Holtz. A model to explore multi-dimensional change in an unsustainable farming system
  • Nick Gotts and Gary Polhill. Using Collective Rewards and Social Interactions to Control Agricultural Pollution: Explorations with FEARLUS-W
Firms Chairman: Cesareo Hernandez Iglesias
  • Bogdan Werth and Scott Moss. Transaction Cost Economics meets ABSS: a Different perspective on Asset Specificity in the IT-Outsourcing context
  • Tino Schuette. Investment Strategies in Innovation Competition - a Simulation Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Alexei Sharpanskykh. Agent-based Modeling of Human Organizations
18:00-21:00 Wine and Cheese reception
Poster presentation
  • Elpida Tzafestas. The Good, the Bad and the Rational: Attraction and Cooperation
  • Hagen Lehmann and Joanna Bryson. Modelling Primate Social Order: Ultimate and Proximate Explanations
  • Kees Zoethout and Wander Jager. Combining Cognitive Plausibility with Social Realism
  • Pascale Reinhardt. SIMSOC: a learning, innovative simulation of society and its use in Change Management Coaching
  • Rosaria Conte and Mario Paolucci. Governance Based on Reputation
  • Sebastien Liarte. Linking Artificial Models and Reality in Management Science: The Impossible (and Unnecessary) Quest
  • Ulf Lotzmann. Traffic Simulation with the TRASS Framework

Wednesday september 12th

9:00-10:30 Plenary session Chairman: Nigel Gilbert
  • Zach Lewkovicz and Jean-Daniel Kant. A Multi-Agent System to model the Labor Market: simulating a new job contract introduction
  • Marta Posada, Cesareo Hernandez and Adolfo Lopez-Paredes. Testing Marshallian and Walrasian instability with an agent based model
  • Cesar E. Garcia-Diaz, Arjen van Witteloostuijn and Gabor Peli. Market Dimensionality and the Proliferation of Small-scale Firms
11:00-12:30 Plenary session Chairman: Nigel Gilbert
  • Sebastiano Delre, Thijs Broekhuizen and Wander Jager. The Effects of Coordinated Consumption and Imitation on the Market Inequalities of the Motion Picture Industry
  • Samuel Thiriot and Jean-Daniel Kant. Representing beliefs as associative networks to simulate the diffusion of innovations
Parallel Sessions
Policy Chairman: Scott Moss
  • Friedrich Krebs, Michael Elbers and Andreas Ernst. Modelling social and economic influences on the decision making of farmers in the Odra region
  • Tatiana Filatova, Dawn Cassandra Parker and Anne van der Veen. Agent-Based Land Markets: Heterogeneous Agents, Land Prices and Urban Land Use Change
Consumer behaviour Chairman: Jean-Daniel Kant
  • Eric Brouillat. Recycling or product-life extension? An evolutionary modelling
  • Lynne Hamill. Different Ways of Modelling Phone Adoption
  • Kotaro Ohori and Shingo Takahashi. Modeling Essential Micro Interactions for Analyzing Emergent Phenomena in Market
Parallel Sessions
Policy Chairman: Scott Moss
Open session for discussion on the ESSA Special Interest Group on Policy
Economy and cognition Chairman: Samuel Thiriot
  • Matteo Richiardi and Dalit Contini. Welfare stigma allowing for psychological and cultural effects. An Agent-Based simulation study.
  • Masaaki Kunigami, Masato Kobayashi, Satoru Yamadera and Takao Terano. On Emergence of Money in Self-organizing Micro-Macro Network Model
  • Nunzia Carbonara, Ilaria Giannoccaro and Vito Albino. Modelling proximity effects on industrial district competitiveness

Thursday september 13th

9:00-10:30Keynote speaker: David Hales
11:00-12:30 Plenary session Chairman: Iqbal Adjali
  • Lu Yang and Nigel Gilbert. Getting away from numbers: Using qualitative observation for agent-based modelling
  • Armando Geller and Scott Moss. Growing qawms: A case-based declarative model of Afghan power structures
Parallel Sessions
Opinions and cultural dynamics Chairman: Guillaume Deffuant
  • Steven Butler and Joanna Bryson. Effects of Mass Media and Opinion Exchange on Extremist Group Formation
  • Juan Carlos Gonzalez Avella, Mario G. Cosenza, Konstantin Klemm, Victor M. Eguiluz and Maxi San Miguel. Information feedback and mass media effects in cultural dynamics
  • Richard Harrison and Orlando C. Richard. Group Diversity Dynamics and Decision Quality
Cognitive agents and social behaviour Chairman: Kees Zoethout
  • Umberto Gostoli. A Model of Mental Model Formation in a Social Context
  • Michael Beier. Balancing Internal and External Cognitive Connectivity in Young Enterprises to Explore and Exploit Inter-Organizational Relationships
  • Flaminio Squazzoni. Does Cognition (Really and Always) Matter? The Vexata Quaestio of the Micro-Foundations of Agent-Based Models from a Sociological Viewpoint
  • Nanda Wijermans, Rene Jorna, Wander Jager and Tony van Vliet. Modelling Crowd dynamics, Influence factors related to the probability of a riot
Parallel Sessions
Epistemology Chairman: Flaminio Squazzoni
  • Andreas Koch. Why do social geographers have problems in applying agent-based geosimulation?
  • Luis Antunes, Joao BALSA, Paulo Urbano and Helder Coelho. The Challenge of Context Permeability in Social Simulation
  • Camille Roth. Morphogenesis of epistemic networks: a case study
Reputation and communication Chairman: Mario Paolucci
  • Marie Houdart, Muriel Bonin, Francois Bousquet and Patrick Rio. Un modele multi-agents pour evaluer le role des reseaux dialogiques sur la dynamique de l innovation en agriculture
  • Xavier Castello, Riitta Toivonen, Victor M. Eguiluz and Maxi San Miguel. Modelling bilingualism in language competition: the effects of complex social structure
  • Hitoshi Yamamoto, Isamu Okada and Toshizumi Ohta. Vulnerability of Reputation Management System due to Tolerant Evaluation
  • Gennaro Di Tosto, Francesca Giardini and Rosaria Conte. Enforcing Prosocial Behaviour
19:00-22:30 Conference Dinner

Friday september 14th

9:00-9:30Discussion about future activities of ESSA
9:30-10:30 Plenary session Chairman: Klaus Troitzsch
  • Pieter Bots, Olivier Barreteau and Geraldine Abrami. Simulation of solidarity in a resource sharing situation
  • Alex Smajgl, Luis Izquierdo and Marco Huigen. Modelling endogenous rule changes in an institutional context. The ADICO sequence
11:00-12:30 Plenary session Chairman: Klaus Troitzsch
  • Emmanuel Dubois, Sylvie Huet and Guillaume Deffuant. Primacy Effect with Symmetric Features Propagating in a Population
  • Widad Guechtouli. Prior knowledge vs. constructed knowledge: what impact on learning?
Parallel Sessions
Spatial dynamics Chairman: David Hales
  • Arnaud Banos and Angele Charpentier. Simulating pedestrian behavior in subway stations: an approach based on brownian agents
  • Dirk Helbing and Anders Johansson. Quantitative Agent-Based Modeling of Human Interactions in Space and Time
  • Jorge Louca, John Symons, David Rodrigues and Andre Morais. Emergence in Social Networks: Modeling the Intentional Properties of Multi-Agent Systems
Methodology Chairman: Nick Gotts
  • Alex Smajgl, Erin Bohensky and Iris Bohnet. Capturing heterogeneity in empirical agent-based models: A guideline
  • Nuno David. Brief Note on the Logic of Replicating Implementations Before and After Publishing a Model
  • Samer Hassan Collado, Juan Pavon, Millan Arroyo Menendez and Carlos Leon Aznar. Agent Based Simulation Framework for Quantitative and Qualitative Social Research: Statistics and Natural Language Generation
Parallel Sessions
Organization Chairman: Christophe Sibertin-Blanc
  • Yusuke Goto and Shingo Takahashi. Agent-based Organizational Cybernetics for Organizational Learning
  • Yukinao Kenjo, Takashi Yamada and Takao Terano. Agent-based simulation to analyze business office activities using reinforcement learning
Multi-modelling & Ontologies Chairman: David Nuno
  • Gary Polhill and Nicholas M. Gotts. Evaluating a prototype self-description feature in an agent-based model of land use change
  • Gonenc Yucel and Catherine Chiong Meza. Benefiting from the Other: Proposals on Incorporating Agent Based and System Dynamics Approaches
  • Giulia Colombo. Linking CGE and Microsimulation Models: Different Approaches
The Fourth ESSA Conference (ESSA 2007), Sept. 10-14, Toulouse, FRANCE
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