Building the next generation of diplomats and decision makers: this is the long-term goal of the School for Science IN Diplomacy (School4SID), that is being held from 5 to 7 June 2019 in Gaeta, a small historical town on coastline between Rome and Naples.
Mario Paolucci, LABSS co-leader, is one of the researchers involved in the pool of experts of the school. He will give a talk on June 6th about an Agent-Based Simulation approach to science in diplomacy.
“One for all, all for one. Reputational mechanisms for aggression, revenge, and forgiveness in intergroup relationships (14ALL)”
is going to be financed in the PRIN 2017 program. We will integrate experimental and ABM research. The PI is Davide Barrera. Flaminio Squazzoni (UniMi) is our partner from BEHAVE lab. And our excellent Giulia Andrighetto coordinates the LABSS unit.
When cooperating, human groups can poise near a critical point – similarly to highly organized biological systems, like those of bees or ants – where recent work suggests living systems respond to changing external conditions in an efficient and coordinated manner.
A new statistical physics model demonstrates the crucial role that social norms play in promoting cooperation and its stability. The study has been published in Physical Review E. and appears also as a CNR press release.
New “save the date” for the Work in Progress Seminars (WIPS) series, organized by the LABSS. On March 1st, Aurora De Bortoli Vizioli will be presenting an experimental study on the relation between body-ownership and object-ownership.
At the Laboratory of Agent-Based Social Simulation we build computer models to help shed light on the complex social world. We applied this approach to develop a simulation of the Sicilian Mafia, and studied ways to fight pizzo collection.