We are a highly interdisciplinary research group working at the intersection among cognitive, social and computational sciences. LABSS is based at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and aims to foster an explorative approach to Agent Based Modeling and Simulation.
In the last months researchers of the LABSS have won various national and international research grants. Some of the new projects we are working on are about fostering open science (FOSSR), future AI research (FAIR), reducing, reusing, and rethinking packaging (R3PACK), dynamics of social norms under collective risk (DYNOSOR), the behavioural immune system and social conformity (BISSCo), cooperation and brain-synchrony (COBRA), and security and rights in Cyberspace (SERICs).
FOSSR and FAIR received funding by the Italian Ministry of University and Research as part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), R3PACK is funded through a European Horizon grant, and DYNOSOR, BISSCO, COBRA, and SERICs are funded through the Italian PRIN grant scheme. Click here for more information about these projects.
In the upcoming weeks and months we will open various calls for postdoc positions related to these projects. Keep an eye out for updates or contact the LABSS researchers working on these projects for more information.
Extended Partnership on Artificial Intelligence “Future AI Research” (FAIR), funded by the Ministry of University and Research as part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) (2023-2026).
Anxo Sanchez. In this talk I will present the results of a study on networks of relationships we have been conducting with high schools since 2018. Our rich dataset allows us to answer both structural and dynamical (longitudinal) questions.
Sergey Gavrilets. Understanding and predicting human cooperative behavior and beliefs dynamics remain a major challenge both from the scientific and practical perspectives. Because of the complexity and multiplicity of material, social and cognitive factors involved both empirical and theoretical work tend to focus only on some snippets of the puzzle.
From the 2nd until the 6th of October Sergey Gavrilets and Anxo Sanchez visited the Labss.
Enabling imitation‑based cooperation in dynamic social networks.
On June 16-17 Giulia Andrighetto, Eva Vriens, and Nanda Wijermans (IFFS) organise a workshop on Social Norm Change at the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm.
The Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation (LABSS) at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) is opening a post-doc position for investigating how social norms emerge and change in on-line communities and the extent to which they affect the debate in the online context, e.g., spreading of misinformation and “fake news”, hate speech, etc. This line of research will contribute to the research agenda of the EU-funded HUMANE-AI NET, a network that brings together top European research centers, universities and key industrial champions interested in developing AI-systems capable of “understanding” humans, adapting to complex real-world environments, and appropriately interacting in complex social settings.
New paper "Evidence from a long-term experiment that collective risks change social norms and promote cooperation" out in Nature Communications
by Aron Szekely, Francesca Lipari, Alberto Antonioni, Mario Paolucci, Angel Sanchez, Luca Tummolini and Giulia Andrighetto.
see also: https://www.nature.com/articles/d43978-021-00116-4
New paper by Daniele Vilone with Francesca Giardini (University of Groeningen) published in JASSS: a theoretical and simulation study on trust and risk perception in the managing of institutional communications about natural disasters, download paper