s Editor: Hiroshi Deguchi, Yokohama, Japan
series is intended to further the creation of the science of agent-based social
ms, a field that is establishing itself as a transdisciplinary and cross-cultural
ce. The series will cover a broad spectrum of sciences, such as social systems
ry, sociology, business administration, management information science,
nization science, computational mathematical organization theory, economics,
utionary economics, international political science, jurisprudence, policy
ce, socioinformation studies, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, complex
tive systems theory, philosophy of science, and other related disciplines.
he series will provide a systematic study of the various new cross-cultural arenas
e human sciences. Such an approach has been successfully tried several times in
istory of the modern sciences of humanities and systems and has helped to
te such important conceptual frameworks and theories as cybernetics,
rgetics, general systems theory, cognitive science, and complex adaptive systems.
e want to create a conceptual framework and design theory for socioeconomic
ms of the twenty-first century in a cross-cultural and transdisciplinary context.
his purpose we plan to take an agent-based approach. Developed over the last
de, agent-based modeling is a new trend within the social sciences and is a
of the modern sciences of humanities and systems. In this series the term
nt-based” is used across a broad spectrum that includes not only the classical
e of the normative and rational agent but also an interpretive and subjective
t. We seek the antinomy of the macro and micro, subjective and rational,
ional and structural, bottom-up and top-down, global and local, and structure
agency within the social sciences. Agent-based modeling includes both sides
ese opposites. “Agent” is our grounding for modeling; simulation, theory, and
world grounding are also required.
s an approach, agent-based simulation is an important tool for the new
rimental fields of the social scien