Matteo Richiardi A common protocol for Agent-Based Social Simulation
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
Christophe Le Page the CORMAS platform