17th International Conference, EC-Web 2016, Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
This book constitutes revised proceedings of the 17th International Conference on E-Commerce and Web Technologies, EC-Web 2016, held in Porto, Portugal, in September 2016, in conjunction with DEXA. The 13 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 21 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: recommender systems; data management and data analysis; and business processes, Web services and cloud computing.
Agent-based modelling on a computer appears to have a special role to play in the development of social science. It offers a means of discovering general and applicable social theory, and grounding it in precise assumptions and derivations, whilst addressing those elements of individual cognition that are central to human society. However, there are important questions to be asked and difficulties to overcome in achieving this potential. What differentiates agent-based modelling from traditional computer modelling? Which model types should be used under which circumstances? If it is appropriate to use a complex model, how can it be validated? Is social simulation research to adopt a realist epistemology, or can it operate within a social constructionist framework? What are the sociological concepts of norms and norm processing that could either be used for planned implementation or for identifying equivalents of social norms among co-operative agents? Can sustainability be achieved more easily in a hierarchical agent society than in a society of isolated agents? What examples are there of hybrid forms of interaction between humans and artificial agents? These are some of the sociological questions that are addressed.
The design of the user interface for ITS is a concern influenced by the field of
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COMPUTER SUPPORTED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING In recent years the
widespread use of computer networks has facilitated the development of systems
in which group work and collaborative learning processes are possible.
Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) systems provide support for
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This Dictionary is an essential tool for students of applied linguistics, language teaching, TEFL, and introductory courses in general linguistics and explainsáthose difficult theoretical terms which students may encounteráaccross these fields.
This Dictionary is an essential tool for students of applied linguistics, language teaching, TEFL, and introductory courses in general linguistics and explainsáthose difficult theoretical terms which students may encounteráaccross these ...