Published Papers

Thorngate, W. & Edmonds, B. (2013) Measuring simulation-observation fit: An introduction to ordinal pattern analysis.  Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16(2):14 (

Wickham, S., Shryane, N., Lyons, M., Dickens, T. and Bentall, R. (2014). Why does relative deprivation affect mental health? The role of justice, trust and social rank in psychological wellbeing and paranoid ideation. Journal of Public Mental Health, 13(2): 1-13.
doi: 10.1108/JPMH-06-2013-0049. (

Buckingham Shum, Simon et al. (2012) Towards a Global Participatory Platform: Democratising Open Data, Complexity Science and Collective Intelligence.  European Physical Journal Special Topics, 214(1):109-152. DOI 10.1140/epjst/e2012-01690-3.

Deffuant, Guillaume et al. (2012)  Data and models for exploring sustainability of human well-being in global environmental change.  European Physical Journal Special Topics, 214(1):519-545. DOI 10.1140/epjst/e2012-01704-2.

Edmonds, B. (2012) Modelling Belief Change in a Population Using Explanatory Coherence, Advances in Complex Systems, 15(6):1250085.  DOI: 10.1142/S0219525912500853 (previous version at:

Edmonds, B. (2012) Context in Social Simulation: why it can’t be wished away.  Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 18(1):5-21. (

Edmonds, B. (2012 online first) Complexity and Context-dependency. Foundations of Science. DOI 10.1007/s10699-012-9303-x (previous version at

Paolucci,  Mario et al. (2012) Towards a Living Earth Simulator.  European Physical Journal Special Topics, 214(1):77-108. DOI 10.1140/epjst/e2012-01689-8.

Rogers, T. and McKane, A. (2012) Jamming and pattern formation in models of segregation. Physical Review E 85.

Rogers, T. and McKane, A. (2011) A Unified Framework for Schelling’s Model of Segregration.  Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, April 2011.

Working Papers

Lafuerza, Luis F., Fieldhouse, E., Edmonds, B. and Lessard-Phillips, L. (2015) The curious absence of turnout cascades: a re-assessment of turnout in a small world.

Book Chapters

Edmonds. B. (in press) Agent-Based Social Simulation and Its Necessity for Understanding Socially Embedded Phenomena. In Conte, R., Andrighetto. G. & Campennì, M. (eds.) Minding Norms – Mechanisms and dynamics of social order in agent societies. Oxford University Press.

Norling, E., Edmonds, B. and Meyer, R. (2013) Informal Approaches to Developing Simulation Models. In Edmonds, B. & Meyer, R. (eds.) Simulating Social Complexity – A Handbook. Springer, 39-55.

Chattoe-Brown, E. and Edmonds, B. (2013) Evolutionary Mechanisms. In Edmonds, B. & Meyer, R. (eds.) Simulating Social Complexity – A Handbook. Springer, 455-495.

Edmonds, B., Lucas, P., Rouchier, J. and Taylor, R. (2013) Human Societies: Understanding Observed Social Phenomena. In Edmonds, B. & Meyer, R. (eds.) Simulating Social Complexity – A Handbook. Springer, 709-749.

Conference Publications

Meyer, R. and Vasey, H. (2016) Can Social Networks Explain Ethnic Labour Market Segmentation? Social Simulation 2016: 12th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, Rome, Italy, 19-23 September, 2016.

Meyer, R., Lessard-Phillips, L. and Vasey, H. (2015) Adding Migration to a Model of Inter-ethnic Marriage. Social Simulation 2015: 11th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, Groningen, Netherlands, 14-18 September, 2015.

Meyer, R., Lessard-Phillips, L. and Vasey, H. (2014) DITCH: A Model of Inter-ethnic Partnership Formation. In: Proc. of Social Simulation 2014: 10th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, Barcelona, Spain, 1-5 September, 2014.

Edmonds, B. (2013) Multi-Patch Cooperative Specialists With Tags Can Resist Strong Cheaters. In Rekdalsbakken, W., Bye, R.T. and Zhang, H. (eds), Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2013), May 2013, Alesund, Norway. European Council for Modelling and Simulation, 900-906. (

Abbas, S.M.A., Alam S. J. and Edmonds, B. (2013) Validating Social Network Simulations, The 14th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS), Saint Paul, USA, 6-7th May, 2013.

Edmonds, B., Meyer. R. and Vasey, H. (2012): Using a Data-Integration Model to Stage Abstraction in Modelling Occupational Attainment. In: Proc. of the 8th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA 2012), Salzburger Geographische Arbeiten, Volume 48, pp. 127 – 131, Salzburg 2012.

Edmonds. B. & Gershenson, C. (2012) Learning, Social Intelligence and the Turing Test – why an “out-of-the-box” Turing Machine will not pass the Turing Test. In. Cooper, S.B., Dawar, A. & Lwe, B. (Eds.): CiE 2012, LNCS 7318, pp. 183–193. (The Turing Centenary Conference, earlier version at:

Complexity Science for the Real World – modelling trust on networks. ESRC Research Methods Festival, University of Oxford, 2nd September 2012.

Edited Publications

Edmonds, B. & Meyer, R. (2013) Simulating Social Complexity – a handbook. Springer. (Publisher’s Page)

López-Paredes, L., Edmonds, B. & Klugl, F. (2012) Special Issue on Agent Based Simulation of Complex Social Systems of Simulation 88(1).  (Introduction at


Modular Validation of a Model of Social Trust. Complexity Science for the Real World Network meeting sponsored by University College London, held at Chichley Hall, July 4th 2013.

Modelling trust on social networks. Oxford Internet Institute/Nuffield Seminar Series, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 18th February 2013.

Descriptive agent-based modelling of complex scenarios: Modelling labour market mobility in the SCID project – Presentation at the Annual International Conference of the RGS-IBG, Edinburgh, July 2012 (PDF)

Staging Abstraction using Chains of Models and the Problem of Context-Dependency – Presentation at the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis, York, March 2012 (Powerpoint)

A Focus on the I: Migration modelling in the SCID project – Presentation at the CSRW migration modelling meeting, Southampton, February 2012 (PDF)

A Computational Model of Immigration and Diversity – Presentation at the CrimeEx Kickoff meeting, Rome, January 2012 (Powerpoint)

Ethnic diversity, density and their consequences on political participation:An agent-based simulation – Presentation at the ECPR general conference, Reykjavik, August 2011 (Powerpoint)

An Overview of the SCID Project June 2011 – as presented to the “Complexity in the Real World” meeting, Southampton, June 2011 (Powerpoint)

SCID overview – Presentation at IAS Bristol April 2011 – An overview of SCID. Presented at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol, April 2011 (Powerpoint)