***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hello! Just to add that those who want to access the full text of the paper of Anghel, Toroczkai, Bassler & Korniss (Competition in social networks: Emergence of a scale-free leadership structure and collective efficiency - which has eventually been published in the February 6, 2004 issue of Physical Review Letters) should visit the Condensed Matter, abstract, cond-mat/0307740 at the URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0307740 It's an interesting paper (although it seems to me that neither the sociological nor the rational choice interpretations are fully developed). Best, --Moses A. Boudourides http://www.math.upatras.gr/~mboudour On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Kari Chopra wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Hello all, > > > > The following tidbit appeared in yesterday's edition of ACM Tech News. > Enjoy! > > > > Kari > > > > _____ > > Agent Model Yields Leadership > > Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and two universities have > developed a software model for studying economic markets, quantitative > sociology, or optimizing communications among robot collectives. The model > is based on the classic minority game, where multiple agents compete to be > ... > > [read <http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0922w.html#item5> more] > > > > _____ > > Kari Chopra, Ph.D. > > Lead, Organizational Networks > > <http://www.aptima.com/> Aptima, Inc. > > Voice: 215-763-1284 > > Fax: 215-763-1285 > > _____ > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.