Nuno David

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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)
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 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 show that the(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)
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)