Resource and remembering influences on acquaintance networks

Chung Yuan Huang, Chia Ying Cheng*, Chuen-Tsai Sun

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Abstract

To better reflect actual human interactions in social network models, the authors take a bottom-up, agent-based modeling and network-oriented simulation approach to analyzing acquaintance network evolution based on local interaction rules. Resources and remembering are considered in addition to common friends, meeting by chance, and leaving and arriving. Based on these factors, friendships that have been established and built up can be strengthened, weakened, or broken up. Using computer simulations, Results from a series of experiments indicate that (a) network topology statistics, especially average degree of nodes, are irrelevant to parametric distributions because they rely on average values for initial parameters; and (b) resource, remembering, and initial friendship all raise the average number of friends and lower both degree of clustering and separation. These findings indicate a strong need for a bottom-up, agent-based modeling and network-oriented simulation approach to social network research, one that stresses interactive rules and experimental simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgent and Multi-Agent Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Applications - Second KES International Symposium, KES-AMSTA 2008, Proceedings
Pages281-291
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Jul 2008
Event2nd KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications, KES-AMSTA 2008 - Incheon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 26 Mar 200828 Mar 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4953 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications, KES-AMSTA 2008
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityIncheon
Period26/03/0828/03/08

Keywords

  • Acquaintance networks
  • Individual interaction
  • Remembering
  • Resource
  • Small world
  • Social networks

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    Huang, C. Y., Cheng, C. Y., & Sun, C-T. (2008). Resource and remembering influences on acquaintance networks. In Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications - Second KES International Symposium, KES-AMSTA 2008, Proceedings (pp. 281-291). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4953 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78582-8_29