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We present a utility-driven rationality and a complementary-driven rationality based model, relative to multiple partner coalitions, motivated by relations of dependence and instrumental goal adoption. For this purpose, we analyze social dependency patterns and its corresponding dependency networks. The networks are used as a source of quantitative and(More)
Why Read This Chapter? To help you decide how to check your simulation – both against its antecedent conceptual models (verification) and external standards such as data (validation) – and in this way help you to establish the credibility of your simulation. In order to do this the chapter will point out the nature of these processes, including the variety(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)
—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)
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)
In this paper we propose an emergence-driven software process for agent-based simulation that clarifies the traceability of micro and macro observations to micro and macro specifications in agent-based models. We use the concept of hyperstructures [1] to illustrate how micro and macro specifications interact in agent-based models, and we show that the(More)
Transition from traditional teacher-centered models, focusing on curricula description and content plans, to student-centered models, in which learning activities are supported in e-learning platforms, is not an easy task to resolve. This issue is especially important when the knowledge is emergent, i.e. when the activities that this knowledge enables are(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)
The classical theory of computation does not represent an adequate model of reality for simulation in the social sciences. The aim of this paper is to construct a methodological perspective that is able to conciliate the formal and empirical logic of program verification in computer science, with the interpretative and multiparadigmatic logic of the social(More)
In this work we propose a 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 identification of(More)