Handbook Of Research On Agent-Based Societies

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In a given environment, agents interact with each other, imitating, communicating, exchanging, and competing. Based on these heterogeneous modalities of interaction, a variety of socialities may emerge including language and communication, identities, economies, and cultures. The Handbook of Research on Agent-Based Societies: Social and Cultural Interactions addresses the emergence of societal phenomena in the interactions of systems of agents. Comprising authoritative chapters by numerous international authors, this reference book goes well beyond describing the next generation of multi-agent systems in simulations and system engineering and analyzes existing systems to stimulate the development of new ones.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605662367
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Initial States

Ch. I The Science of Social Emergence R. Keith Sawyer Sawyer, R. Keith 1

Ch. II Agent Cognitive Capabilities and Orders of Social Emergence Christopher Goldspink Goldspink, Christopher Robert Kay Kay, Robert 17

Ch. III Agents and Social Interaction: Insights from Social Psychology Joseph C. Bullington Bullington, Joseph C. 35

Ch. IV Predictive Models of Cultural Information Transmission M. Afzal Upal Upal, M. Afzal 51

Ch. V Interaction of Agent in E-Business: A Look at Different Sources Jorge A. Romero Romero, Jorge A. 60

Sect. II Emergences

Ch. VI A Simulation of Temporally Variant Agent Interaction via Passive Inquiry Adam J. Conover Conover, Adam J. 69

Ch. VII Agent Feedback Messaging: A Messaging Infrastructure for Distributed Message Delivery Richard Schilling Schilling, Richard 84

Ch. VIII Modeling Cognitive Agents for Social Systems and a Simulation in Urban Dynamics Yu Zhang Yu, Zhang Mark Lewis Lewis, Mark Christine Drennon Drennon, Christine Michael Pellon Phil Coleman Coleman, Michael Pellon Phil Jason Leezer Leezer, Jason 104

Ch. IX Developing Relationships Between Autonomous Agents: Promoting Pro-Social Behaviour Through Virtual Learning Environments Part I. Scott Watson Watson, Scott Kerstin Dautenhahn Dautenhahn, Kerstin Wan Ching (Steve) Ho Wan, Ching (Steve) Ho Rafal Dawidowicz Dawidowicz, Rafal 125

Ch. X Construction of Meanings in Biological and Artificial Agents Martin Takac Takac, Martin 139

Ch. XI Training Coordination Proxy Agents Using Reinforcement Learning Myriam Abramson Abramson, Myriam 158

Ch. XII The Generative Power of Signs: The Importance of the Autonomous Perception of Tags to the StrongEmergence of Institutions Deborah V. Duong Duong, Deborah V. 173

Ch. XIII Propositional Logic Syntax Acquisition Using Induction and Self-Organisation Jose?na Sierra Sierra, Jose?na Jose?na Santibanez Santibanez, Jose?na 185

Ch. XIV Hybrid Emotionally Aware Mediated Multiagency Giovanni Vincenti Vincenti, Giovanni James Braman Braman, James 199

Ch. XV Mapping Hybrid Agencies Through Multiagent Systems Samuel G. Collins Collins, Samuel G. Goran Trajkovski Trajkovski, Goran, 1972- 215

Sect. III Second Order Emergences

Ch. XVI Developing Relationships Between Autonomous Agents: Promoting Pro-Social Behaviour Through Virtual Learning Environments, Part II Scott Watson Watson, Scott Kerstin Dautenhahn Dautenhahn, Kerstin Wan Ching (Steve) Ho Wan, Ching (Steve) Ho Rafal Dawidowicz Dawidowicz, Rafal 229

Ch. XVII Reputation: Social Transmission for Partner Selection Mario Paolucci Paolucci, Mario Rosaria Conte Conte, Rosaria 243

Ch. XVIII A Simulation of Temporally Variant Agent Interaction via Belief Promulgation Adam J. Conover Conover, Adam J. 261

Ch. XIX The Human Mirror Neuron System David B. Newlin Newlin, David B. 275

Ch. XX Relationships Between the Processes of Emergence and Abstraction in Societies Eric Baumer Baumer, Eric Bill Tomlinson Tomlinson, Bill 288

Ch. XXI Emergent Reasoning Structures in Law Vern R. Walker Walker, Vern R. 305

Ch. XXII Agents in Security: A Look at the Use of Agents in Host-Based Monitoring and Protection and Network Intrusion Detection Theodor Richardson Richardson, Theodor 325

Ch. XXIII Search as a Tool for Emergence Michael J. North North, Michael J. Thomas R. Howe Howe, Thomas R. Nick Collier Collier, Nick Eric Tatara Tatara, Eric Jonathan Ozik Ozik, Jonathan Charles Macal Macal, Charles M. 341

Compilation of References 364

Index 408

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