Lesson Calendar

Week 1     Tue, September 04 (15.15-17.00)
      Introduction to social simulation (slides)
      Reading assignment:
      N. Gilbert (2008) “Agent-Based Models” - Chapters 1 and 2.
Week 2     Tue, September 11 (15.15-17.00)
      Developing agent-based models (slides)
      Reading assignment:
      N. Gilbert (2008) “Agent-Based Models” - Chapters 3 and 4.
      Thu, September 13 (11.00-12.45)
      Social dilemmas (slides)
Week 3     Tue, September 18 (15.15-17.00)
      Types of rationality (slides)
      Reading assignment:
      P. M. Todd and G. Gigerenzer (2007) “Environments that makes us smart” - (link).
Week 4     Tue, September 25 (15.15-17.00)
      Student projects: presentation of research topic.
Week 5     Tue, October 02 (15.15-17.00)
      - Bruce Edmonds. How formal logic can fail to be useful for modelling or designing MAS. (presented by B. Lauwers)
      - Frank Dignum and Liz Sonenberg. A dialogical argument for the usefulness of logic in MAS. (presented by D. Haslacher)
Week 6     Thu, October 11 (11.00-12.45)
      - Wander Jager and Frederic Amblard. Uniformity, bipolarization and pluriformity captured as generic stylized behavior with an Agent-Based simulation model of attitude change. (presented by R. Procee)
      - Lynne Hamill and Nigel Gilbert. Social Circles: A Simple Structure for Agent-Based Social Network Models. (presented by R. van Beek)
Week 7     Tue, October 16 (15.15-17.00)
      - Robert Axelrod. An evolutionary approach to norms. (presented by F. Wijmans)
      - Lois Vanhee, Huib Aldewereld, and Frank Dignum. Implementing norms? (presented by C. van Rooij)
      - José M. Galán and Luis R. Izquierdo. Appearances can be deceiving: Lessons learned Re-Implementing axelrod’s ‘evolutionary approach to norms’. (presented by N. Tasios)
      Thu, October 18 (11.00-12.45)
      - Rosaria Conte and Mario Paolucci. Social cognitive factors of unfair ratings in reputation reporting systems. (presented by S. Grigoropoulos)
      - Riccardo Boero, Giangiacomo Bravo, Marco Castellani and Flaminio Squazzoni. Why Bother with What Others Tell You? An Experimental Data-Driven Agent-Based Model. (presented by J. Pamerneckas)
      - Jasper Muis. Simulating political stability and change in the netherlands (1998-2002): an Agent-Based model of party competition with media effects empirically tested. (presented by K. van Mens)
Week 8     Tue, October 23 (15.15-17.00)
      - Luis R. Izquierdo, Segismundo S. Izquierdo, José M. Galán, and José I. Santos. Techniques to understand computer simulations: Markov chain analysis. (presented by D. Isaacs Paternostro)
      - Minghua He and Nicholas R. Jennings. Designing a successful trading agent: A fuzzy set approach. (presented by F. Santos)
      - Stephen Younger. Leadership in Small Societies. (presented by C. Arupia)
Week 9     Tue, October 30 (15.15-17.00)
      Student project final presentations
      Thu, November 01 (11.00-12.45)
      Student project final presentations