Understanding and predicting how people behave collectively is becoming crucial in many fields including marketing, military, psychology, anthropology, economics or epidemiology. Social simulation provides a useful tool to address this problem. Although numerous research works have been published, only a few have formally described the models used to represent the human behavior and the interaction between the individuals. The aim of this work is, from a practical point of view, to show how social simulation problems can be formally described under the Cell-DEVS formalism and to probe their functionality by showing results from them, implemented through the CD++ simulator.

CD++, Cell-DEVS, DEVS, Social Simulation
51st Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2019, Held at the Summer Simulation Conference, SummerSim 2019
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Trabes, G.G. (Guillermo G.), Wainer, G.A, Oyelowo, I. (Ifeoluwa), & Dang’ana, M. (Michael). (2019). Cellular discrete-event models for social systems. In Simulation Series.