Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality

Perspectives on Culture and Agent-based Simulations

Integrating Cultures

Editors: Dignum, Virginia, Dignum, Frank (Eds.)

  • Offers a new approach to investigating culture
  • Includes contributions from leading researchers in Philosophy, Social Science and Computer Science
  • Chapters are based on presentations and discussions at the workshop “Integrating Cultures; Models, Simulations and Applications”, 2010 at the Lorentz center in Leiden, the Netherlands
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About this book

This volume analyses, from a computational point of view, how culture may arise, develop and evolve through time. The four sections in this book examine and analyse the modelling of culture, group and organisation culture, culture simulation, and culture-sensitive technology design.

Different research disciplines have different perspectives on culture, making it difficult to compare and integrate different concepts and models of culture. By taking a computational perspective this book nevertheless enables the integration of concepts that play a role in culture, even though they might originate from different disciplines.

Culture is usually regarded as something vague and qualitative and thus difficult to deal with in a computational and formal setting. Taking a computational approach to culture thus encompasses a twofold risk: taking a too simplistic approach to cultural influence on behaviour; or trying to capture too much, hence not leading to useful computational tools. However, the approaches and insights in this collection show how different perspectives by leading researchers described in thirteen chapters still can form a coherent picture. The book thus illustrates the potential of using computing systems to better understand culture.

By describing methods, theories and concrete application results about the integration of cultural aspects into computer systems, this book provides inspiration to researchers of all disciplines alike and presents the start of an interdisciplinary dialogue on culture.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Integrating Cultures: An Introduction

    Dignum, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Modelling Culture with Complex, Multi-dimensional, Multi-agent Systems

    Morris, Alexis (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • Cross-Validation of Gaming Simulation and Multi-Agent Simulation

    Hofstede, Gert Jan (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • Modelling Culture Through Social Activities

    Fuentes-Fernández, Rubén (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Cultural Integration and Differentiation in Groups and Organizations

    Mäs, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 71-90

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01952-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01951-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37823-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on Culture and Agent-based Simulations
Book Subtitle
Integrating Cultures
Editors
  • Virginia Dignum
  • Frank Dignum
Series Title
Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01952-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01952-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01951-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37823-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 249
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations
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