The international conference “Modelling and Simulation of Social-Behavioural Phenomena in Creative Societies” will be composed of 4 sections:

1. Theories and concepts (chaired by (to be announced later))
2. Methodics (chaired by (to be announced later))
3. Modelling and simulation (chaired by (to be announced later))
4. Real-life applications (chaired by (to be announced later))

Due to its interdisciplinary flavour, this conference brings together researchers from the areas of social sciences (e.g. organizational science, communication, management science, decision sciences, cultural economics, societal complexity, sociology, media research, etc), operations research, computational intelligence, agent-based simulation, applied mathematics, econophysics and their respective fields of applications.

The conference program consists of tutorials, invited and contributed papers. We encourage those interested in the conference to submit their contribution on the following topics listed below:

  • Social policy modelling and decision support systems
  • Social cohesion modelling and metrics
  • Concepts and models of the social capital
  • Cultural behavioural modelling
  • Concepts and models of creative societies and economies
  • Globalization, society polarization, and cultural identity issues
  • Operations research methodologies for societal complexity of cultural processes
  • Behavioural operations research
  • OR and Ethics understanding dynamics of cultural processes
  • Culture and sustainability: the theoretical and methodological approach
  • Agent-based social simulation systems
  • Multiagent systems and agent societies
  • Computational intelligence applications in social sciences
  • Statistical data analysis in social research
  • Social impact & medicine
  • Computational social science
  • Social complexity modelling
  • Complex adaptive social systems
  • Agent-based computational economics
  • Artificial society modelling

However, theoretical and applied contributions on other topics of modelling and simulation of social-behavioural phenomena in creative societies are welcome as well.

We also encourage to submit contributions to the following Invited Sessions:

  • Globalization and sustainability: the theoretical and methodological approach (chaired by doc. Stanislovas Juknevičius,  Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Lithuania)Abstract
    Every man has a set of tasks, duties and obligations. The main task of mankind is to keep the Earth sustainable for life. The sustainability of Earth depends on the processes taking place in societies. What is the impact of globalization on national and cultural identity? What does negative dialectics say on  sustainability and creative disruptions? Does the index of disintegration help to understand the processes taking place in Western societies?  What role does the brain play in cultural  activities of man? These are the main problems the authors of presentations deal at the session with. According to some authors national and cultural identity of Western nations are under threat. This is due not only to a weakening of national identity under massive imigration and presure of various factors of globalization to reduce the state powers, but also to the political squalor of European Union to marginalize national issues as a potential threat of nationalism and to recompose national cultures into the transnational web of ethno-cultural and socio-cultural diversity. Some important aspects and consequences of this process will be discussed at the session first. Another threat to sustainability of societies is social disintegration. The calculation methodology of the social disintegration index (SDIx) will be presented at the session. This index allows to compare the societies according to elasticity of relations between their members and, pursuant to the results of this comparison, find the most efficient social integration enhancement methods and techniques. The relationship between conscioussness, brain and culture will be discussed at the session too. It will be argued that the brain takes part in both cognitive and cultural and even social activities.
  • AI and agent-based simulation of social phenomena (chaired by prof. Darius Plikynas, Vilnius University, Lithuania)Abstract
  • Econophysics: applications of statistical physics in the modeling of social systems (chaired by prof. Vygintas Gontis, Vilnius University, Lithuania)Abstract
    Statistically reasonable models of social systems, first of all, stochastic and agent-based, are of great interest for the wide community of interdisciplinary researchers dealing with the diversity of complex systems. Computer modeling serves as a technique for finding the relation between micro-level interactions of agents and macro dynamics of the whole system. Nevertheless, some general theories or methods that are well developed in the natural and physical sciences can be helpful in the development of consistent micro and macro modeling of complex social systems. It is usually based on the empirical analysis of empirical data and power-law statistics generated by proposed models. The reasoning of proposed equations by the microscopic interactions of traders (agents) looks like a tough task for such a complex social behavior. Apparently, the development of macroscopic descriptions for the well-established agent-based models would be a more consistent approach in the analysis of micro and macro correspondence. For such analysis, one should select simple agent-based models with established or expected corresponding macroscopic description. First of all, it is reasonable to expect that herding, contagion and cascading interactions of agents on the networks should lead to the macroscopic description by nonlinear stochastic differential equations. The utility of this approach is already confirmed by many results of research in the community of econophysics.
  • Social capital and social networks: conceptual framework and research methodologies (chaired by prof. Nataliya Shakhovska, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine)Abstract
  • Social impact of medicine and public health policies (chaired by prof. habil. dr. Leonidas Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania)Abstract
    This invited session programme pursues to overview social determinants of medicine and public health policies towards efficient strategies of sustainable development and society wellbeing. Understanding of the impact of specific public health policy interventions should help to establish causality in terms of the effects of social states on population health, health inequalities and corporate social responsibility. Definitions and models should be investigated in order to understand and measure the policies impact and develop recommenadtions for efficient health care strategies in European countries.
  • Affective computing and affective technologies (Emotion modeling and recognition) (chaired by prof. habil. dr. Leonidas Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania)Abstract
    Affective computing, or artificial emotional intelligence, is the study and development of systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human affects and emotions using different data sources. This session pursues to overview emotion models and their recognition in modern computer science studies of human behavioral phenomena in various environments (real, virtual and mobile), including sentiment analysis, picture recognition, biometric technologies, etc.
  • The art of modeling and sustainable development of world (fundamental aspects in higher education) (chaired by prof. Lyudmila Kuzmina, Kazan Aviation Institute, Russia)Abstract
    Research is devoted to Fundamentals of Modeling, Higher Education problems. Modeling as Art is connected with level/quality of Knowledge in areas of natural Sciences, multidisciplinary ones, with problems in training-teaching of Specialists in complex natural/engineering domains. The principles of subject teaching are discussed, which lead to activating/governing methods for Higher Education in any area. The modeling of systems thinking/system dynamics, applied to multidisciplinary objects of various nature, provide sustainable World.