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Agent-Based Modeling and Network Dynamics

Akira Namatame and Shu-Heng Chen


The book integrates agent-based modeling and network science. It is divided into three parts, namely, foundations, primary dynamics on and of social networks, and applications. The book begins with the network origin of agent-based models, known as cellular automata, and introduce a number of classic models, such as Schelling’s segregation model and Axelrod’s spatial game. The essence of the foundation part is the network-based agent-based models in which agents follow network-based decision rules. Under the influence of the substantial progress in network science in late 1990s, these models h ... More

Keywords: cellular automata, network-based agent-based models, agent-based models of social networks, network-based decision rules, network science, collective behavior, diffusion, cascade dynamics, influence dynamics, systemic risk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198708285
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Akira Namatame, author
Professor, Deparment of Computer Science, National Defence Academy of Japan

Shu-Heng Chen, author
Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, National Chengchi University, Taiwan