This SIG is to provide a focus on these issues and enable their exploration though simulation modelling.
The Introduction to the Special Issue of JASSS that explains the topic more is:
Edmonds, Bruce, Gilbert, Nigel, Ahrweiler, Petra and Scharnhorst, Andrea (2011) 'Simulating the Social Processes of Science' Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 14 (4) 14 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/14/4/14.html>.The other papers in that issue are at: http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/14/4/ (all the papers listed after the introduction above).
There is a Lorentz Centre workshop organised for April 2014. Details here: http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2014/607/info.php3?wsid=607&venue=Oort
If you want to join, be listed as interested, de-listed, have something to relevant to post, or organise contact the SIG organiser: Bruce Edmonds.