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How to Do Agent-Based Simulations in the Future: From Modeling Social Mechanisms to Emergent Phenomena and Interactive Systems Design
Since the advent of computers, the natural and engineering sciences have enormously progressed. Computer simulations allow one to understand interactions of physical particles and make sense ofExpand
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Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
In the same way as the Hilbert Program was a response to the foundational crisis of mathematics1, this article tries to formulate a research program for the socio-economic sciences. The aim of thisExpand
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Peer review and competition in the Art Exhibition Game
Significance Competition is an essential mechanism in increasing the effort and performance of human groups in real life. However, competition has side effects: it can be detrimental to creativityExpand
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From social data mining to forecasting socio-economic crises
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The purpose of this White Paper of the EU Support Action “Visioneer”(see www.visioneer.ethz.ch) is to address the following goals: 1.Develop strategies to quickly increase the objective knowledge about social and economic systems.2.Sketch ways how to successfully build up centers for computational social science. Expand
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Fast Model-Selection through Adapting Design of Experiments Maximizing Information Gain
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We extend a seminal method for designing Bayesian optimal experiments that maximize the information gained from data collected and show that experiments optimized for information gain make model-selection possible. Expand
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From Social Datamining to Forecasting Socio-Economic Crisis
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We propose to build a network of Crisis Observatories devoted to the gathering and processing of enormous volumes of data on both natural systems such as the Earth and its ecosystem, as well as on human techno-socio-economic systems, so as to gain early warnings of impending events. Expand
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Understanding, creating, and managing complex techno-socio-economic systems: Challenges and perspectives
Abstract.This contribution reflects on the comments of Peter Allen [1], Bikas K. Chakrabarti [2], Péter Érdi [3], Juval Portugali [4], Sorin Solomon [5], and Stefan Thurner [6] on three White PapersExpand
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On Disciplinary Fragmentation and Scientific Progress
Why are some scientific disciplines, such as sociology and psychology, more fragmented into conflicting schools of thought than other fields, such as physics and biology? Furthermore, why does highExpand
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How to create an innovation accelerator
Abstract.The purpose of this White Paper of the EU Support Action “Visioneer” (see www.visioneer.ethz.ch) is to address the following goals: 1.Identify new ways of publishing, evaluating, andExpand
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