SIA and ABM - a special issue
The use of SIA in ABMs to understand or represent within and between-group dynamics is increasing. As the application domains are spread and the ways we formalise so diverse, we see a need for an overview, showcasing the diversity of SIA ABMs, providing guidance for modelling SIA, etc. This special issue in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS)will target exactly that...
Geeske Scholz, Nanda Wijermans,
Author submission guidelines
The authors of the special issue submit themselves to JASSS (here) after receiving the green light from their editor. Make sure to mention in the last step of submission - ‘Message to the editor’ - that this is a contribution for the SIAM special issue: "Social Identity approach in agent-based modelling”. To your designated editor you send 2-3 review suggestions (incl. affiliation and email adresses).
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Author workshop 27 & 31 Jan 2022
To support the process of producing high-quality papers for this special issue, we will have an author workshop over 2 days of 27 & 31 Jan 2022. Each workshop day will have 4 authors presenting their work, after which they get feedback from a peer-based on an extended abstract and the presentation and a general Q&A.
How to prepare? See Author workshop preparations and description.pdf
Schedule of the workshop days:
Call for papers. (closed)
If you are modelling aspects of the social Identity approach (SIA) using ABM then this special issue may be for you!
Over the years, more and more modellers are (interested in) using aspects of the SIA to improve the realism of models of social and collective behaviour (see for example https://www.siam-network.online/). At the same time, many modellers face the challenge of modelling human behaviour and decision-making and/or making use of social/behavioural theory. A key challenge for designing an ABM is to represent human behaviour in a way that is psychologically plausible, i.e., how the relevant aspects of behaviour can be formalized using computer code. This choice of how to represent human behaviour in a model is critical, as subtly different assumptions here might result in very different model results (Dressler 2018, Wijermans 2020). The challenges we have when formalising human decision-making and behaviour, and implementing social/behavioural theory, is taken on for a family of theories (SIA) that offer high potential to develop context-sensitive decision-making.