Application Domains

Julian Padget*, Huib Aldewereld, Pablo Noriega, Wamberto Vasconcelos

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The subject of this chapter is the application of models for social coordination (M4SC). Deriving from and extending multiagent systems (MAS), applications of M4SC inherit the attributes of MAS, such as multiple actors, distribution, and heterogeneity, but bring characteristics of their own that are essential to social coordination over and above conventional MAS. In this chapter, we first discuss these differentiating properties of M4SC, identifying essential and non-essential (but commonly occurring) characteristics. This we follow with a wide-ranging (but not exhaustive or exclusive) discussion of classes of M4SC applications, which are supported by structured, illustrative summaries of noteworthy examples of applications, created using the frameworks described elsewhere in this volume. Finally, we give an overview of a broader range applications developed with the frameworks, with links to further reading.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Coordination Frameworks for Social Technical Systems
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameLaw, Governance and Technology Series
ISSN (Print)2352-1902
ISSN (Electronic)2352-1910

Bibliographical note

The authors would like to thank Henrique Cardoso Lopes, María Emilia García, Jorge Gómez-Sanz, Olivier Bossier, Jomi Hübner, and Alessandro Ricci for their contribution(s) to the Exemplars section of this chapter.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.


  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Inductive Logic Programming
  • Multiagent System
  • Social Simulation
  • Time Line


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