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Dr. Martin Neumann
Postdoctoral Fellow
Psychology & Methods


Campus Ring 1
Res. IV
28759 Bremen
Germany

Fax: 
+49 421 200-3303
ma.neumann [at] jacobs-university.de
Office: 
Research IV, Room 78
Research Interests: 
  • Sociological theory: social norms and institutions, social complexity, theory of agency
  • Social Simulation: conceptual modelling, agent based modelling
  • Qualitative data analysis: grounded theory, history of mentalities
  • Quantitative data analysis: statistics, network analysis, text-mining
  • Conflict research: ethnic conflicts, Balkan
  • Criminology: organized crime, extortion
  • Epistemology: philosophy of social sciences, philosophy of social simulation, history and sociology of knowledge, philosophy of probability theory
University Education: 

2002
Ph.D. University of Osnabrück (Magna cum laude)

1997
M.A. Philosophy/Sociology University of Osnabrück

Research and Teaching Positions: 

2016
Research associate at Research IV of the Jacobs University Bremen in the DFG funded project: Opinion Dynamics and Collective Decisions: Procedures, Behavior, and Systems Dynamics, funded by the German Research Foundation (Jan Lorenz)

2012-2015
Research associate at the Institute for Information Science in Business and Public Administration at the University of Koblenz-Landau in the project: GLODERS – global dynamics of extortion racket systems, funded by the European Union funding scheme FP-7 ICT (Grant no. 315874).  

2009-2011
Assistant Professor at the Institute for Sociology at the RWTH Aachen University

2009-2010
Lecturer at the Institute for Sociology at the Phillips-University Marburg

2007-2009
Research associate  at the Institute for Philosophy of the University of Bayreuth in the project: Emergence in the loop (EmiL: IST-033841) funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies programme of the European Commission, in the framework of the initiative  ”Simulating Emergent Properties in Complex Systems”.

2003-2007
Lecturer for methods and philosophy of science at the department for social sciences at the University of Osnabrück

Funded Projects: 

1998-2001
PhD scholarship funded by the Protestant Church (‘Villigst’) on the history of probability theory accomplished at the University of Osnabrueck.

2004-2005
Postdoc scholarship funded by the Fritz-Thyssen foundation on epistemology of social simulation accomplished at the University of Osnabrueck.

2011
Grant of the Forum Informatik of the RWTH Aachen University for the implementation of a multi-agent simulation platform for interdisciplinary research and teaching (together with Informatik 5 and Wirtschaftswissenschaften für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler of RWTH Aachen University).

Publications: 

Editing:
Neumann M., Elsenbroich C. (Eds.) (Online first). Special issue on societal dimensions of organized crime. Trends in organized crime.

Secchi D., Neumann M. (Eds.) (2015). Agent-based simulation of organizational behavior. New frontiers of social science research. Berlin: Springer.

Books:
Neumann M. (2002). Die Messung des Unbestimmten: Die Geschichte der Konstruktion und Dekonstruktion eines Gegenstandsbereiches der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie, Frankfurt a. M., Hänsel-Hohenhausen.

Journal Articles:
Neumann M., Elsenbroich C. (Online first). Introduction: the societal dimensions of organized crime. Trends in Organized Crime.

Neumann M., Lotzmann U., Troitzsch K.G. (Online first). Mafia war. Simulating conflict escalation in criminal organizations. Trends in organized crime.

Nardin G., Andrighetto G., Conte R., Székely Á., Anzola D., Elsenbroich C., Lotzmann U., Neumann M., Punzo V., Troitzsch K.G. (2016). Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 30(6): 1117–1147.

Neumann M., Sartor N. (2016). A semantic network of laundering drug money. Journal of Tax Administration 2(1): 73 – 94.

Neumann M., Lotzmann U. (2016). Simulation and Interpretation: a research note on utilizing qualitative research in agent-based simulation. International journal of swarm intelligence and evolutionary computing 5(1): http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2090-4908.1000129

Neumann M. (2015). Grounded Simulation. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 18(1): http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/18/1/9.html

Neumann M. (2014). The Escalation of Ethnonationalist Radicalization: Simulating the Effectiveness of Nationalist Ideologies. Social science computer review 32(3): 312- 333.

Neumann M. (2014). Time-scales of socio-cultural dynamics. Cybernetics and human knowing 21(1-2): 66-79.

Neumann M., Srbljinovic A., Schatten M. (2014). Trust me, I know what I’m doing. European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities 3(2): 18 – 33

Neumann M., Srbljinovic A. (2013). Essays on political actors and attitudes: Do they constitute distributed reflexivity? Part III: Long-Term Dynamics Towards Deliberative Democracy. European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities 2(4): 55 – 63.

Neumann M., Srbljinovic A. (2013). Essays on political actors and attitudes: Do they constitute distributed reflexivity? Part II: A Dynamical Typology of Rationality. European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities 2(3): 1– 9. 

Neumann M., Srbljinovic A. (2013). Essays on political actors and attitudes: Do they constitute distributed reflexivity? Part I: Median voter theorem vs. competence fields. European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities 2(2): 9 – 17.

Neumann M. (2012). The cognitive legacy of norm simulation. Artificial Intelligence and Law 20(4): 339 - 357.

Neumann M. (2012). Modelling the securizitation of national identities. INDECS - Journal for Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems 10(1): 28 – 49.

Neumann M., Heinke E., Braun A., Srbljinovic A., Saqalli M. (2011). Challenges in modelling social conflicts: Grappling with polysemy. Journal for Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 14(3): http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/14/3/9/9.pdf.

Neumann M. (2010). Norm Internalisation in Human and Artificial Intelligence. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 13(1): http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/13/1/12.html.

Neumann M. (2008). Homo Socionicus: a case study of normative agents. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11(4): http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/4/6.html.

Neumann M. (2007). Complexity of Social Stability: A Model-to-Model Analysis of Yugoslavia’s decline. INDECS 5(2) – Journal for Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems: Special Issue devoted to Modelling related to Powerty and Human Development: 92 – 111.

Book Chapters:
Neumann M., Lotzmann U. (2016). Eine Herrschaft des Terrors: Gewalteskalation in illegalen Organisationen. In: Equit C., Grönemeyer A., Schmidt O. (Eds.). Situationen der Gewalt. Wiesbaden: Beltz, pp. 278–302.

Neumann M., Secchi D. (2015). Exploring the new frontier: Computational studies of organizational behavior. In: Secchi D., Neumann M. (Eds.) Agent-based simulation of organizational behavior. New frontiers of social science research. Berlin: Springer, pp. 1-16.

Neumann M., Cowley S. (2015). Modelling social agency using diachronic cognition: learning from the Mafia. In: Secchi D., Neumann M. (Eds.) Agent-based simulation of organizational behavior. New frontiers of social science research. Berlin: Springer, pp. 289-310.

Neumann M. (2014). How are norms brought about? A state of the Art. In: Conte R., Andrighetto G., Campenni M. (Eds.). Minding Norms: Mechanisms and dynamics of social order in agent societies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 50 – 66.

Neumann M. (2013). An Ontology of extortion racket systems. In: Voinea C., Todosijevic B., Boella G. (Eds.). Political Attitudes and Mentalities: Eastern European Political Cultures. Modelling Studies. Bucharest: Ars Docendi, pp. 123 – 133.

Neumann M. (2013). Grounded Simulation. In: Kaminski B., Koloch G. (Eds.). Advances in Social Simulation. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the ESSA. Berlin: Springer, Advances in Intelligent systems and computing 229, pp. 352 – 359.

Neumann M., Cowley S. (2013). Human agency and the resources of reason. In:  Cowley S., Vallee-Tourangeau F. (Eds). Cognition beyond the brain. Berlin: Springer, pp. 13 – 30.

Neumann M. (2013). Social Constraints. In: Edmonds B., Meyer R. (Eds.) Handbook on Simulating Social Complexity. Berlin: Springer, pp. 335 - 364.

Amblard F., Geller A., Neumann M. Srbljinovic A., Wijermans N. (2010). Analyzing Social Conflict via Computational Social Simulation: A Review of Approaches. In: Martinás K., Matika D., Srbljinović A. (Eds.). Complex Societal Dynamics - Security Challenges and Opportunities. Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 126 – 141. 

Neumann M. (2010). Sensitivity and Significance: how to analyze the complexity of conflict dynamics? In: Martinás K., Matika D., Srbljinović A. (Eds.). Complex Societal Dynamics - Security Challenges and Opportunities. Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 158 – 174.

Neumann M. (2010). A Classification of normative Architectures. In: Takadama K., Cioffi-Revilla C., Deffuant G. (Eds.). Simulating Interacting Agents and Social Phenomena. Berlin: Springer, pp. 3 – 18.

Neumann M. (2010). An epistemological gap in simulation technologies and the science of society. In: Blanchard E., Allard D. (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Culturally-Aware Information Technology: Perspectives and Models. Hershey: IGI Publishers, pp. 114 – 135.

Neumann M. (2009). Measuring the Uncertain: a concept of objective single case probabilities. In: Loewe B. et al. (Eds.). Foundations of the Formal Sciences VI: Reasoning about Probabilities and Probabilistic Reasoning. London: KCL Press, pp. 189 – 215.

Neumann M. (2009). Emergence as an explanatory principle in Artificial Societies. In: Squazzoni, F. (Ed.). Epistemological Aspects of Computer Simulation in the Social Sciences. EPOS 2006 Invited and Selected Papers, LNAI 5466, Berlin: Springer, pp. 69 – 88.

Neumann M. (2006). A formal bridge between epistemic cultures. In: Loewe B. et al. (Eds.). Foundations of the Formal Sciences IV: The History of the Concept of the Formal Sciences, Studies in Logic Vol. 3. London: KCL Press, pp. 169 – 182. 

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings:
Lotzmann U., Neumann M., Moehring M. (2015). From Text to agents: process of developing evidence based simulation models. In Proceedings of the 29th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation.

Balke T., Mahmoud S., Neumann M., Verhagen H. (2014). Analysing the Electrical Patient Recruiting Agent system using the WIT trinity. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Intelligence (ECSI 2014), CEUR proceedings series.

Neumann M., Lotzmann U. (2014). Modelling the collapse of a criminal network. In: Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Brescia. May 27 – 30, 2014.

Neumann M. (2013). Simulation of ethnic conflicts in Yugoslavia. In: EEW-PAM Conference Proceedings, 1st Eastern European Exploratory Workshop on Political Attitudes and Mentalities.

Markisic S., Neumann M., Lotzmann U. (2012). Simulation of ethnic conflicts in former Yugoslavia. In: Troitzsch, K.G., Möhring, M., Lotzmann, U. (Eds.). 26th European Simulation and Modelling Conference 2012, Koblenz.

Neumann M. (2012). Securizitating the nation: Simulating the dynamics at the case of Yugoslavia. In: Proceedings of the 5th IMA international conference on influence and conflict, Sandhurst.

Neumann M. (2010). Pathways to ethnic cleansing. In: Ernst A., Kuhn S., et al. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Social Simulation WCSS2010. Kassel, Germany: Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel.  

Neumann M. (2009). Dissecting the BOID Perspective on Norms. In: Proceedings of the 6th European Social Simulation Association Conference, Surrey.

Amblard F.,Geller A.,  Neumann M., Srbljinovic, A. Wijermans N. (2009). A Meta-Analysis of Social Conflict: The Social Simulation Comprehensive Approach. In: Proceedings of the 6th European Social Simulation Association Conference, Surrey.

Neumann M. (2008). Legitimacy and Conflict: an architecture of an integrated perspective. In: Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, Brescia.

Neumann M. (2008). A Classification of normative Architectures. In: Proceedings of the 3rd world congress of social simulation, Washington.

Neumann M. (2008). Cognitive Architectures of normative agent systems and social mechanisms of emergence and immergence. In: Proceedings of the AISB Convention 2008, Aberdeen.

Neumann M. (2007). Two Dimensions of Sociality: Institutions and Positions. A Model-to-Model Analysis. In: Pre-Proceedings of the Third international Model-to-Model Workshop, Marseille.

Neumann M., Yilmaz M. (2005). Replication and Analysis of a Model of the Emergence of the State. In: Toitzsch, K.G. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Social Simulation Association, Koblenz, Fölbach.

Neumann M. (2005). Emergent Social Ontology. Examples from Artificial Societies. In: Hill D. et al. (Eds.) OICMS 2005, Clermont-Ferrand, Blaise Pascal University.

Not peer reviewed Conference Proceedings:
Neumann M. (2012). Methods and tools for the analysis of extortion racket systems. In: Proceedings of the conference on extortion racket systems. Vienna Dec. 3–4, 2012.

Neumann M. (2012). Sensitivität sozialer Systeme: Quellen der Evidenz bei der Modellierung sozialer Komplexität In: Kongressband des 35. DGS Kongresses.

Neumann M. (2008). Zwei Dimensionen von Gesellschaft – ein Modellvergleich. In: Tagungsband des 33. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie.

Reviews:
Neumann M. (2016). Review of Manuel DeLanda. Philosophy and Simulation. The emergence of synthetic reason. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 19(3): http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/19/3/reviews/5.html.

Neumann M. (2013). Review of Agent-based computational sociology by Flaminio Squazzoni. European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities 2(2): 71–72.

Neumann M. (2009). Review of David N. Sichman, J.S. (Eds.): Multi-Agent-Based Simulation IX. Berlin: Springer 2009. Journal for Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 12(4): http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/12/4/reviews/neumann.html.

Neumann M. (2008). Review of Frank van Overwalle: Social Connetionism: A Reader and Handbook for Simulation. New York: Psychology Press 2007. Journal for Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11(3): http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/3/reviews/neumann.html.