Aims & Missions

Social sciences are now moving to a new stage. One of the promising methodologies is agent-based modeling.@Pacific-Asian Association for Agent-based Approach in Social Systems Sciences (PAAA) is the Pacific-Asian regional platform to explore the frontiers. PAAA works closely with its American equivalent, NAACSOS and the European Social Simulation Association, ESSA.

The objective of PAAA is to promote worldwide activities of the multi-disciplinary community on multi-agent, computational economics, organizational science, social dynamics, and complex systems. PAAA lets researchers and practitioners bring together from diverse fields, such as computer science, system science, economics, physics, sociology, psychology, and complex theory in order to understand emergent and collective phenomena in economic, organization, and social systems.

PAAA will also give opportunities to discuss the effectiveness and limitations of computational models and methodologies for social sciences.

Our most important mission is to organize Conference of AESCS (Agent-based Approaches in Economic and Social Complex Systems). AESCS 2009 mainly focuses on applications of agent-based technologies to social complex systems. Conference participants will present the latest results of various researches, and discuss emergent phenomena and modeling issues of social complex systems, which will provide further understanding on social complex problems with agent-based technologies.