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.

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Keywords CD++, Cell-DEVS, DEVS, Social Simulation
Conference 51st Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2019, Held at the Summer Simulation Conference, SummerSim 2019
Citation
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.