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Social Simulation for Non-hackers

Author : H. Van Dyke Parunak

Published in: Multi-Agent-Based Simulation XXII

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Computer simulation is a powerful tool for social scientists, but popular platforms require representing the semantics of the model being simulated in computer code, leading to models that are either expensive to construct, inefficient, or inaccurate. We introduce SCAMP (Social Causality using Agents with Multiple Perspectives), a social simulator that uses stigmergy to execute models that are written as concept maps and spreadsheets, without requiring any programming expertise on the part of the modeler. This Repast-based framework has been extensively exercised in the DARPA Ground Truth program to generate realistic social data for analysis by social scientists.

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Footnotes
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In addition to the author, the SCAMP team included J.A. Morell of 4.699 LLC; L. Sappelsa of ANSER LLC; J. Greanya and S. Nadella of Wright State Research Institute (now Parallax Advanced Research). Kathleen Carley of CMU consulted on social network issues.
 
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An ODD protocol for SCAMP is available [14].
 
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Metadata
Title
Social Simulation for Non-hackers
Author
H. Van Dyke Parunak
Copyright Year
2022
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94548-0_1

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