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Games, Networks, and Society

English title Games, Networks, and Society
Applicant Tomassini Marco
Number 143224
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Département des systèmes d'information Faculté des Hautes Etudes Commerciales
Institution of higher education University of Lausanne - LA
Main discipline Information Technology
Start/End 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014
Approved amount 121'195.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Information Technology
Sociology

Keywords (5)

learning; games; evolution; networks; experimental games

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Lay summary

Evolution and learning in strategic games have been a very active field of investigation in the last decade. The reason is the convergence of the newly founded science of complex networks on one side, and the use of sophisticated models for interacting strategic agents on the other. In this project we continue our research in the field and extend it further to areas that have not been investigated enough or at all up to now. In particular, we propose to study iterated games, i.e. games in which a group of agents interact repeatedly,  on static and dynamically changing complex networks and to investigate more sophisticated forms of agent behavior in populations based on machine learning ideas such as reinforcement learning. Moreover, following a recent strand of our own research, we shall continue experimental work on simple games in the laboratory, extending it to dynamical cases in which the interaction between agents may evolve in time. This aspect of the project is important because it would allow us to compare real players behavior and various learning models with the goal of improving the latter on one hand, and of suggesting interesting experimental settings by using numerical simulations of the models on the other hand.

 

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Lévy Flights and Cooperation Among Mobile Individuals
Tomassini Marco, Antonioni Alberto (2015), Lévy Flights and Cooperation Among Mobile Individuals, in Journal of theoretical biology, 364, 154-161.
Binary Birth-Death Dynamics and the Expansion of Cooperation by Means of Self-Organized Growth
Szolnoki Attila, Antonioni Alberto, Tomassini Marco, Perc Matjaz (2014), Binary Birth-Death Dynamics and the Expansion of Cooperation by Means of Self-Organized Growth, in Europhysics Letters, 105, 48001.
Global Information and Mobility Support Coordination Among Humans
Antonioni Alberto, Sanchez Angel, Tomassini Marco (2014), Global Information and Mobility Support Coordination Among Humans, in Scientific Reports, 4, 6458.
Know Thy Neighbor : Costly Information Can Hurt Cooperation in Dynamic Networks
Antonioni Alberto, Cacault Maria Paula, Lalive Rafael, Tomassini Marco (2014), Know Thy Neighbor : Costly Information Can Hurt Cooperation in Dynamic Networks, in PLOS ONE, 9(10), e110788.
Random diffusion and cooperation in continuous two- dimensional space
Antonioni Alberto, Tomassini Marco, Buesser Pierre (2014), Random diffusion and cooperation in continuous two- dimensional space, in Journal of Theoretical Biology, 344, 40-48.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Grupo interdisciplinar de sistemas complejos, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain Spain (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Spatial human cooperation meeting Talk given at a conference Mobility and Games: Simulation Models and Experiments 26.05.2014 Ploen, Germany Antonioni Alberto; Tomassini Marco;
German physical society spring meeting Talk given at a conference Human coordination in the presence of local and global information: a laboratory experiment 30.03.2014 Dresden, Germany Antonioni Alberto;
European human behavior and evolution association conference Individual talk Coordination on networks: Does topology matter? 24.03.2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands Antonioni Alberto;
Workshop on Complex Networks Talk given at a conference An energy-based model for spatial social networks 13.03.2013 Berlin, Germany Antonioni Alberto;


Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
132802 Games, Networks, and Society 01.01.2011 Project funding (Div. I-III)
146616 Evolutionary Games Among Spatially Embedded Mobile Agents 01.08.2013 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

This is a proposal for a continuation of a current project on evolutionary games on networks, an areain which we have worked during the last years with good results. We propose to complete and extend the research further toareas that have not been investigated enough or at all up to now. In particular, we propose to studyiterated games on static and dynamically changing complex networks and to investigate moresophisticated forms of agent behavior in populations based on machine learning ideas. Moreover,following a recent strand of research of the first part of the project, we propose to continue experimentalwork on simple games in the laboratory, extending it to dynamical cases. This aspect of the project isimportant because it would allow us to compare real players behavior and various learning modelswith the goal of improving the latter on one hand, and of suggesting interesting experimental settingsby using numerical simulations of the models on the other hand.
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