Special Issue "Modeling and Simulation of Social-Behavioral Phenomena"

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390). This special issue belongs to the section "Mathematics and Computer Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023 | Viewed by 101

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. George B. Kleiner
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Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 117418 Moscow, Russia
Interests: microeconomics; theory of economic systems; institutional economics; knowledge economy; economic-mathematical modeling; economics of socio-economic ecosystems
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Mazalov
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Institute of Applied Mathematical Research of Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Petrozavodsk, 185910 Karelia, Russia
Interests: game theory; decision analysis; dynamic programming; bargaining models; networking games; behavioral models
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Dr. Maxim A. Rybachuk
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Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 117418 Moscow, Russia
Interests: system approach; strategic management; digital economy; economic and mathematical modeling; agent-oriented modeling; ecosystems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The growing challenges of societal sustainability, social complexity, behavioral operations research, and cohesion are increasingly acknowledged in the computer science community. The application of computational models to study issues of decision processes in social systems has recently been undergoing rapid development. The use of a multidisciplinary approach makes it possible to integrate mathematics and computer science in social science and humanities. Such integration, in turn, makes it possible to strengthen the visibility, recognition, and understanding of problems of simulation and modeling of socioeconomic reality.

This Special Issue of Mathematics aims to highlight and explore some of the more recent theoretical and practical advances in computer modeling and simulation of social–behavioral phenomena toward efficient decision processes.

We invite researchers from the areas of social sciences and humanities, operations research, computational intelligence, agent-based simulation, applied mathematics, econophysics, and others to take part in the Special Issue. There is also an opportunity for participants of the 2nd International Conference on “Modeling and Simulation of Social–Behavioral Phenomena in Creative Societies” (MSBC-2022) https://msbc.tech/ to contribute proposals.

Each submitted paper will be rigorously evaluated following the revision process generally applied in the Mathematics journal. This process will be based on assessing the originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition, and relevance of the submitted paper to the theme of the Special Issue. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Computational intelligence applications in social sciences;
  • Modeling of complex societal problems;
  • Experimental and behavioral economics;
  • Multiagent systems and agent societies;
  • Agent-based social simulation systems;
  • Metrics of social cohesion and sustainability;
  • Big data and optimization in social networks;
  • Game theory in social sciences;
  • Statistical data analysis in social research.

Prof. Dr. George B. Kleiner
Prof. Dr. Vladimir V. Mazalov
Dr. Maxim A. Rybachuk
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • mathematical modeling in social sciences
  • quantitative social science research
  • computational mathematics and modeling
  • multiagent systems
  • numerical analysis and simulation
  • optimization and operations research
  • social network analysis
  • evidence-based decisions

Published Papers

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