EC Contract No. 033841

EmIL Project

EMIL, “EMergence In the Loop: simulating the two way dynamics of norm innovation“ is a three-year EC funded project (Sixth Framework Programme – Information Society Technologies – Future and Emerging Technologies – Complex Systems) involving six Partners:

  • Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology, National Research Council CNR-ISTC Italy
  • University of Bayreuth, Dept. of Philosophy UBT Germany
  • University of Surrey, Centre for Research on Social Simulation UNIS United Kingdom
  • Universität Koblenz-Landau KL Germany
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Centre for Policy Modelling MMU United Kingdom
  • AITIA International Informatics Inc. AITIA Hungary

EMIL is aimed at understanding and developing design strategies able to cope with a particular type of complex entities, i.e. social systems. These are characterized by a 2-way dynamics, consisting of emergent and immergent processes: emergence from interaction among individual agents to aggregate level, and immergence of entities (norms) at the aggregate level into agents’ minds. A summary of main theoretical goals is:

  • understand and manage complexity in social systems with autonomous agents;
  • understand how new conventions and norms emerge and spread in these systems;
  • study of norm innovation by means of agent-based simulation.

The main technological aim of the project is to construct a simulator for exploring and experimenting upon norm-innovation. Forecasted impact of the project is to contribute to the regulation of e-communities by handing out a simulator for the emergence of new norms in complex social systems

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