Gilbert, Nigel and Schuster, Stephan and den Besten, Matthijs and Yang, Lu (2005): Environment design for emerging artificial societies. Published in: Proceedings of the Socially Inspired Computing Joint Symposium AISB 2005 (2005): pp. 57-64.
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The NewTies project is developing a system in which societies of agents are expected to develop autonomously as a result of individual, population and social learning. These societies are expected to be able to solve the environmental challenges that they are set by acting collectively. The challenges are intended to be analogous to those faced by early, simple, small-scale human societies. Some issues in the construction of a virtual environment for the system are described and it is argued that multi-agent social simulation has so far tended to neglect the importance of environment design.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Environment design for emerging artificial societies|
|Keywords:||agent-based modelling, stone age economics, economic anthropolgy|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C63 - Computational Techniques; Simulation Modeling
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A14 - Sociology of Economics
|Depositing User:||Stephan Schuster|
|Date Deposited:||02. Jul 2009 02:28|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 21:24|
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