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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Communication between process and structure : modelling and simulating message reference networks with COM/TE
Authors: Malsch, Thomas
Schlieder, Christoph
Kiefer, Peter
Lübcke, Maren
Perscke, Rasko
Schmitt, Marco
Stein, Klaus
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-4043
Published in: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Volume(Issue): 10
Issue: 1
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher / Ed. Institution: JASSS
ISSN: 1460-7425
Language: English
Subjects: Temporality; Message sign; Communication; Network analysis
Subject (DDC): 302: Social interaction
Abstract: Focusing on observable message signs and referencing structures, communication processes can be described and analysed as message reference networks which are characterized by dynamic pattern evolution. Computational simulation provides a way of obtaining insights into the factors driving such processes. Our paper describes a theoretical framework for communication-oriented modelling — the COM approach — that is centred around the notion of social visibility as a reputation mechanism. The approach contrasts with agent-based social networks on the one hand, and with bibliometric document networks on the other. In introducing our simulation environment COM/TE, typical properties of message reference networks are discussed in terms of a case study which deals with the impact of different media and styles of communication on emergent patterns of social visibility.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (ZID)
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