Simulating the EMergent Impact of Regulations Across cultures (SEMIRA)

Type: National Project Project

Duration: from 2011 Mar 01 to 2013 Mar 31

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

The SEMIRA project studies the interaction between emerging normative behaviour and new regulations in different cultures and different countries. The goal is to support the preparation of new regulations of different government bodies. A theoretical framework will be developed based on work done on emerging norms on the one hand and formal frameworks on norm enforcement on the other hand. Two types of agent-based simulation tools will be developed based on it. One tool will validate the theoretical framework with actual people. The other will do large scale simulations based on emergent behaviour.


  • INESC-ID (Other)
  • ISTC (University) - Rome, Italy
  • Utrecht University (University) -Netherland
  • Wageningen Universiteit (University) - Wageningen, Netherlands

Principal Investigators