Welcome to the LABSS

We are a highly interdisciplinary research group working at the intersection among cognitive, social and computational sciences. Our lab is based at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy and aims to foster an explorative approach to Agent Based Modeling and Simulation.

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Ozan Aksoy @ISTC-CNR

On May 24th Ozan Aksoy of the University College London, UK gave a talk at the ISTC-CNR entitled “Partner Selection and Cooperation in the Lab”.

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Pontus Strimling @ISTC-CNR

On May 17th Pontus Strimling of the Institute For Future studies and Centre for studies of Cultural Evolution, Stockholm, will give a talk at the ISTC-CNR entitled “Why liberals are winning the culture war”.

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Giulia Andrighetto @Utrecht University

On May 10th Giulia Andrighetto, LABSS co-director, gave a talk at the University of Utrecht about Modelling and Experimenting with Social Norms.

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FuturICT 2.0 FLAG-ERA meeting

The FLAG-ERA JTC 2016 program has officially started! On April 28th FuturICT 2.0 and the other three FLAG-ERA funded projects gathered at the kick-off Seminar in Riga, Latvia.

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PROTON meeting @CNR


On 3rd and 4th April, the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council in Rome is hosting a meeting of the European Project PROTON. The coordinators (UCSC and HUJI) and the simulation work-package leaders (ISTC-CNR), will work together to gather ideas for the development of organised crime and terrorist networks models, one of the key objectives of the project. PROTON project aims at improving existing knowledge on the processes of recruitment to organised crime and terrorist networks through an innovative integration between social and computational sciences.

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AISC Best Paper First Prize


The article Incentivi reputazionali alla cooperazione in un gioco competitivo tra adolescenti: Uno studio sperimentale (Reputational incentives to cooperation in a competitive game with adolescents: An experimental study), co-authored by LABSS researchers, was awarded with the first prize of the Vittorio Girotto Best AISC Paper 2016 of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences.

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AISC 2016, Rosaria Conte Symposium

A Symposium in honor of the LABSS founder Rosaria Conte will be held on Friday, November 25th at the University of Turin within the 13th Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences (AISC).

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SSC 2016 Video

It was an intense meeting, gathering people from all over the world and with different backgrounds. The SOCIAL SIMULATION CONFERENCE, SSC 2016, organized by the LABSS team at the National Research Council of Italy (September 19-23, 2016, Rome) is now condensed in a one minute and a half: enjoy the SSC 2016 video!

Mission completed: SSC 2016, ESSA^4

We are glad to announce that the LABSS team has successfully completed the two main organizional tasks for the year 2016: the Social Simulation Conference, SSC 2016, and the ESSA Summer School (it was already autumn, but we don’t let details as such deter us).

We have our own Twitter voice now – @LABSS-CNR – and we are going to update this website more often. Stay tuned!

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