Discussion papers

CPM-98-45 - 21 August 1998

Modelling and Evolution of Social Trends in Virtual Environments

María-Isabel Sánchez-Segura, Ricardo Imbert, Angélica de Antonio and Javier Segovia

A paper presented at the workshop on Socially Situated Intelligence, held at SAB’98, the Fifth International Conference of the Society for Adaptive Behavior, University of Zürich, 17 – 21 August 1998.

Published as: María-Isabel Sánchez-Segura, Ricardo Imbert, Angélica de Antonio, (1998). Modelling and Evolution of Social Trends in Virtual Environments. In Edmonds, B. and Dautenhahn, K. (eds.), Socially Situated Intelligence: a workshop held at SAB’98, August 1998, Zürich. University of Zürich Technical Report, 80-88.

Abstract

Collective virtual places are growing very quick. These places have appeared as a result of the people living in the nets, who demand more easy and believable ways for interacting within these new sites. We think it is necessary to study which is the order that rules Virtual Societies, which emerge as a result of the arrival and interaction of the Virtual Inhabitants in a Virtual World. Our aim is to define these societies and how people living in the bosom of this ones can interact, express, etc., and at the same time how the society gets feedback from their inhabitants and evolves.

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