Fw: JASSS new Double issue: just published

Aaron Lynch (aaron@mcs.net)
Sun, 31 Oct 1999 11:35:26 -0600

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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 11:35:26 -0600
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From: Aaron Lynch <aaron@mcs.net>
Subject: Fw: JASSS new Double issue: just published
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Issues 3 and 4 of JASSS Volume 2 have just been published as a double
issue. I append the table of contents as sent by Nigel Gilbert below. Note
that the last item in the table of contents concerns memetics. As before, I
do not recommend re-opening any disputes by listserver. Interested parties
can simply read the relevant works from JASSS and elsewhere.

--Aaron Lynch

Forwarded Message:

Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 15:08:11 +0000
To: JASSS-reg-readers@soc.surrey.ac.uk
From: Nigel Gilbert <N.Gilbert@surrey.ac.uk>

Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation

I am pleased to announce the publication of the first double issue of=20
the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation on October=20
31st. This is volume 2, issues 3 and 4.

The new issue features a set of four peer-reviewed papers on Computer=20
Simulation in Anthropology edited by guest editor Dwight W. Read and=20
three regular peer-reviewed papers, as well as a description of the=20
new MAML modelling language in the Forum section and four book=20

JASSS is now completing its second year of publication. Over 1,500=20
readers around the world will be receiving this message, having=20
registered on the JASSS site to obtain notification of new issues.=20
The server that hosts JASSS recorded 17,695 'hits' on the JASSS pages=20
in April, and noted that on average 3,000 pages are downloaded every=20
week. In short, JASSS is much more widely read than most academic=20
journals published on paper.

All JASSS refereed articles are carefully reviewed by at least three=20
scholars working in the field, most but not all selected from the=20
journal's distinguished Editorial Board.

JASSS is free and depends on the collective, unpaid efforts of its=20
contributors, referees, and editors. As Editor, I am always pleased=20
to receive submissions and aim to reply with an editorial decision=20
within eight weeks. Because JASSS is not constrained by a set number=20
of pages per volume, accepted articles can always be included in the=20
next issue, ensuring speedy publication. The electronic medium also=20
allows us to publish color illustrations, links to program code and=20
even animations (e.g. see the paper by Edmonds in this issue).

Dwight Read's is the first of our themed issues created by a guest=20
editor. I would be glad to receive suggestions for further themes,=20
and volunteers to act as guest editors.

Below you will find the contents of this double issue.

Nigel Gilbert


Volume 2, Issues 3 and 4

Issue 3
Computer Simulation in Anthropology

Guest editor: Dwight W. Read

Refereed Articles

Anne Di Piazza and Erik Pearthree
The spread of the 'Lapita people': a demographic simulation

Douglas R. White
Controlled Simulation of Marriage Systems

Cathy Small
Finding an Invisible History: A Computer Simulation Experiment
(in Virtual Polynesia)

J=FCrgen Kl=FCver and J=F6rn Schmidt
Topology, Metric and Dynamics of Social Systems

Issue 4

Refereed articles

John Kemp
Spontaneous Change, Unpredictability and Consumption=

Bruce Edmonds
Gossip, Sexual Recombination and the El Farol bar:
modelling the emergence of heterogeneity

Peter Tucker and Duncan Smith
Simulating Household Waste Management Behaviour


L=E1szl=F3 Guly=E1s, Tam=E1s Kozsik and John. B. Corliss
The Multi-Agent Modelling Language and the Model Design Interface

Wolfgang Krischke
Surviving electronically: Socionics simulates social processes
(translated and reprinted from the Frankfurter Allgemeine=

Book Reviews

Chaos, Complexity, and Sociology: Myths, Models, and Theories
edited by Raymond A. Eve, Sara Horsfall and Mary E. Lee
reviewed by Alan Dean

Barriers and Bounds to Rationality:
Essays on Economic Complexity and Dynamics in Interactive=
by Peter S. Albin, Edited by Duncan K. Foley
reviewed by Roger A. McCain

Multi-Agent Rationality:
Proceedings of the 8th European Workshop on
Modelling Autonomous Agents in a Multi-Agent World, MAAMAW'97
edited by Magnus Boman and Walter Van de Velde
reviewed by Armin Roehrl

Agent Technology: Foundations, Applications and Markets
edited by Nicholas R. Jennings and Michael J. Wooldridge
reviewed by Jaime Sim=E3o Sichman

Thought Contagion: How Belief Spreads through Society
A response by Aaron Lynch to a review by Paul Marsden
Prof Nigel Gilbert, PhD, FREng, Department of Sociology, University of=
Guildford GU2 5XH, UK. Tel: +44 1483 259173 Fax: +44 1483 259551


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