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Internet journal "Artificial societies" (ISSN 2077-5180)

To our reader

Dear friends!

Social sciences as a whole, and economic sciences in particular, are facing the moment of large-scale and effective use of the new tool for receiving knowledge. This is so-called agent based modeling (ABM). In the first introductory article of the first issue of the journal I am trying to explain what ABM is, how artificial societies are created and why we are expecting the crucial breakthrough in understanding of social phenomena.

Laboratory of artificial societies, whose web site you are currently reading, has made an attempt to initiate intellectual movement in this field in Russia. There is already a considerable progress in our knowledge of «artificial intelligence». And further we plan to keep up with this type of research.

The Internet journal you are reading now is analogous to the English language journal JASSS ( JASSS has been published for several years and became one of the most appropriate scientific journals to publish papers on artificial societies.

As for our journal, however, we do not plan to deal only with computer-based calculations. We will be glad to review more general works, as well.

We are attracted by the openness of JASSS. To read, download, forward, or use the sources from this journal it is not necessary to provide any personal information, to register, and to pay money. The only condition or rather the requirement – is proper citation. Intellectual property is free in this case but it may not be stolen.

The contents of the journal «Artificial societies» depends on all of us. On our active effort and intellect. We plan to make the journal a refereed one, registerd in major rating and other agencies, including the Higher Attestation Committee of the Russian Federation. We expect to have a paper back and English versions of the journal.

Hence, we would be glad to receive the questions and suggestions from the readers. As for submitting manuscripts for publication, please see the guidelines for authors in the end of the journal.

The editor-in-chief
academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Valery L.Makarov

Volume 5, No 1-4 (13-16), Quarter I-IV, 2010

1. Makarov V.L. "Artificial Societies: A new Tool to understand how a Society works"
2. Gizatov N.R., Zulkarnay I.U. “Agent-based model “How having natural recourses affects innovative economy”
3. Lavrov A.A. “Developing the structure of universal simulation model of mass scenes in socio-culture”
4. Bobkova I.A. “The Influence of the Crisis on Gender Structure of the users of Social Networks”

Volume 4, No 1-4 (9-12), Quarter I-IV, 2009

Zulkarnai I. U., Gizatov N.R. Agent-based modeling in solving the tasks of economic federalism
Bobkova I.A. Developing classification for analyzing social networks in the Internet
Lavrov A.A. Providing for reliability and convincingness in computerized scenes introduction
Makarov V.L., Bakhtizin A.R., Istratov V.A. The Sixth European Conference on Social Simulation
Istratov V.A. A Model for human behavior: preliminary calculations

Volume 3, No 2-3 (7-8), Quarters II-III, 2008

G.M.Gataullin Can a machine create new knowledge?
I.A.Bobkova. Social networks in modern world
A.R. Bakhtizin, V.A. Istratov. Second World Congress on Social Simulation
Ň.Ŕ.Ęînkova. Scientific search for happiness and factors explaining happiness

Volume 3, No 1 (6), Quarter I, 2008

M. Tsvetovat, M. Rouleau. Conflict Cascades and Self-Organized Criticality in Dynamic Networks
A. Yu. Alekseev. Difficulties of Artificial Intelligence Project
M.L. Filippovsky. Agent-based investment technology (Part 2. Special issues in construction and macro models)

Volume 2, No 3-4 (4-5), Quarters III-IV, 2007

V.L Makarov. Artificial Societies: A powerful Tool to study Economics and Related Systems
S.I. Parinov. New possibilities for simulations of socio-economic systems
V.A. Istratov. On Economic Issues of the Simple Model of Human Behavior
T.A. Konkova. Happiness as an economic issue

Volume 2, No 2 (3), Quarter II, 2007

M. Tsvetovat. Artificial Intelligence Based Simulation of Human Systems. The Case of Terrorist Networks
A.R. Bakhtizin. Hybrid of agent based model with 5 income groups of households and CGE model of Russian economy
V.G. Redko, M.S. Burtsev, Z. B. Sokhova, G.A. Beshlebnova. Modeling Competition with Evolution of a Multi-Agent System
M.L. Filippovskiy. Agent-Based Investment Technology (Part 1. Original Data)