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The terms ‘verification’ and ‘validation’ are widely used both in the natural and the social sciences. They are extensively used in simulation, and are often associated with the need to evaluate models at different stages of the simulation development process. Frequently, terminological ambiguities arise when researchers conflate, along the simulation(More)
This article reports an exploratory survey of the structure of interdisciplinary research in Agent-Based Social Simulation. One hundred and ninety six researchers participated in the survey completing an on-line questionnaire. The questionnaire had three distinct sections, a classification of research domains, a classification of models, and an inquiry into(More)
From the very beginning of the multiagent-systems paradigm, the sources of analogies between agent-based technologies and models of actual social systems fomented interdisciplinary efforts between computer and social scientists. Nowadays this trend reflects an intense interface of research across the computer and social sciences, under the umbrella of a(More)
Professionals in electronic marketing make intensive use of information and communication technologies. An intensity that makes the teaching of electronic marketing somewhat challenging and specific when compared with other disciplines. Teaching electronic marketing will only be effective if the learning environment reaches similar levels of technological(More)
In this paper we propose a preliminary reference model for the requirements specification of agent-based simulation platforms. We give the following contributions: (i) aid the identification of general principles to develop platforms; (ii) advance the analysis and prospection of technical-operational and high-level requirements; (iii) promote the(More)
‡ Partially supported by FCT/PRAXIS XXI, Portugal, grant number BD/21595/99. ¥ Partially supported by CNPq, Brazil, grant number 301041/95-4, and by project MAPPEL (PROTEM -CC, CNPq/NSF), grant number 680033/99-8. Abstract. In this paper we propose an emergence-driven software process for agent-based simulation that clarifies the traceability of micro and(More)
The increasing use of low-cost access to a universal communication network as a basis for teaching in universities, poses new challenges to analyze, understand and propose new educational solutions. This requires from education providers sophisticated instructional models, pedagogically advanced, aligned with new demands of educational, social and(More)
There is a growing belief that the agents' cognitive structures play a central role on the enhancement of predicative capacities of decision-making strategies. This paper analyses and simulates the construction of cognitive social structures in the process of decision making with multiple actors. In this process it is argued that the agent's rational(More)