|Budget Amount *help
¥11,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥11,400,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥2,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,300,000)
Fiscal Year 2004: ¥2,700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,700,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥2,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,600,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥3,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,800,000)
Background and Objectives
Recent progress on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) makes our social, economic, and organizational systems so complex that we could not manage them. However, recent ICT also enables us to formalize such social scientific problem into computer simulation system. The objectives of our research are (1) to employ agent-based modeling into social scientific problems, (2) to develop a novel methodologies on Agent-Based Modeling, or Social Simulation, and (3) to show the effectiveness of ABM/SS to practical problems.
(1) Using computer intensive technologies, we develop new tools and techniques on agent-based modeling and social simulation. (2) Apply our models and techniques to economic, social, and organizational problems including behavioral finance, econophysics, social interaction, and organizational behaviors. (3) Promote Agent-Based Modeling and Social Simulation world wide through organizing international societies (PAAA ; Pacific Asian Association on Agent-based approach to social systems sciences, ESSA ; European Social Simulation Association ; and NAACSOS ; North American Association on Computational Social and Organizational Sciences ; 21st-Century COE Program : Creation of Agent-Based Social System Sciences (Tokyo Institute of Technology)).
Main Results and Contributions
First, we have developed various agent-based models to bridge conventional theory and practical problems, which include social communication analysis, educational policy making, market trading, economic systems, and behavioral finance. Second, we have organized the following international conferences and workshops : International workshops on Agent-based Approach to Economic and Social Complex Systems (AESCS 2002, 2003, 2005). Third, we have explored future perspectives on social simulations and identified the issues to cope with future large scale social simulation methodologies and techniques.