Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
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
Published in : Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Volume(Issue) : 10
Issue : 1
Publisher / Ed. Institution : University of Surrey - Department of Sociology
Issue Date: 2007
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Not specified
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.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (ZID)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-4043
ISSN: 1460-7425
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Communication between process and structure_2007_SC3.4.pdf664.23 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.