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A Variational Basis for the Regulation and Structuration Mechanisms of Agent Societies

Authors: Carlos da Rocha Costa, Antonio

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  • This book provides an integrated approach to the structuring and regulation of the core operational structures of agent societies.
  • This book might interest scientists, researchers and graduate students in artificial intelligence, multiagent systems and social modeling and simulation.
  • This book shall be useful to people developing computational applications based on the concept of agent societies and for those applying the concept of agent societies for the formal modeling and simulation of human societies.
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This book introduces exchange process-driven social networks as a foundation for the core operational structures of the particular type of multi-agent systems we call agent societies. The core operational structures of agent societies encompass, in hierarchies of exchange process-driven social networks, all the behaviors and interactions that organizational actors (social roles, organizational units and social subsystems) perform in those societies, as well as the behaviors and interactions of the regulation and structuration mechanisms operating in those core operational structures. The variational basis of the overall framework, introduced in the book, allows for the systematic explanation of the regulation and structuration processes of core operational structures of agent societies, from the populational and micro-organizational to the macro-organizational level. 

This book shall be useful to people developing computational applications based on the concept of agent societies and for those applying the concept of agent societies to the formal modeling and simulation of human and animal societies

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Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa is Electronic Engineer, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, all at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. Is a founding member of the Interest Group in Artificial Intelligence of the Brazilian Computer Society. He retired as associate professor from the Centro de Ciências Computacionais of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil. He currently acts as an invited thesis advisor at the Graduate Programme in Computing (PPGComp) at FURG.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Variational Basis for the Regulation and Structuration Mechanisms of Agent Societies
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16335-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16335-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16334-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 142
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations
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