Our SAF21 ESR Samaneh Heidari has got a paper accepted at the Social Simulation Conference 2017 (SSC). It is the 13th Annual Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) which is the main European scientific society to promote social simulation and computational social science. The aim of this international conference is to share and foster a deeper understanding of how complex social problems can be understood through computational simulations and techniques. She will present her paper, entitled “Value based Agents for Social Simulation of Fishery Management” during the Fisheries Session.

The paper introduces a model which integrates social, economic and ecological systems in order to simulate a more realistic fishery community. Although there have been many simulations of ecological systems that include social aspects of the persons involved, very little have considered the social aspects of the communities themselves as a separate system. The integrated model represented in this paper is useful when we want to explore the effects of new fishing policies on these communities. This paper argues that a value based approach for the agents is essential and shows how this can be used to integrate the different systems.