Rolfe, Meredith (2005) Social networks and simulations. In: Proceedings of the Agent 2004 Conference on: Social Dynamics, Interaction, Reflexivity, and Emergence, Oct 7-9, 2004, Chicago, IL., USA.
In standard introductions to agent-based modeling, agents have attributes, use decision rules, and occupy a space. Although the interactions between agents drive the model, the actual pattern of local interactions (random, grid or torus based or in a circle) are often an afterthought. Recent work on the small-world effect in interaction networks (Watts and Strogatz, 1998; Watts, 1999) led to the introduction of new agent network topologies; typically circles with a few long-distance ties. Do these modifications accurately capture the properties of the social networks of interest?
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Additional Information:||© 2004 The Author|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||social networks, small worlds|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Sets:||Departments > Management|
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