List of recent publications



Bellomo N., Terna P. (2019), On the Complex Interaction Between Mathematics and Urban Morphology. In: D'Acci L. (ed.) The Mathematics of Urban Morphology, pp. 315-333, Springer.

P. Terna (2018), Neuroscienze e società: arriva la concretezza? In Sistemi Intelligenti, XXX, 3, pp. 417-432, DOI: 10.1422/91563

M. Schatten, B. Okreša Ðurić, I. Tomičić, N. Ivković, M. Konecki, J. Ševa, M. Maliković, P. Terna (2017), Large-Scale Multi-Agent Modelling of Massively Multi-Player On-Line Role-Playing Games - A Summary. In Proceeding of the Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems, September 27th - 29th, 2017 Varaždin, Croatia, pp. 193-200.

P. Terna (2017), Una nuova epoca nelle nostre società: un mondo senza il lavoro come l'abbiamo sempre conosciuto. In Sistemi Intelligenti, XXIX,3, pp. 637-654, doi: 10.1422/88513

M. Mazzoli, M. Morini, P. Terna (2017), Business Cycle in a Macromodel with Oligopoly and Agents' Heterogeneity: An Agent-Based Approach. In Italian Economic Journal, 3,3, pp. 389-417, doi: 10.1007/s40797-017-0058-y

G. Sissa, P. Girdinio, P. Terna (2017), An awareness based approach to sustainability: Agent-Based Modeling for decision making in energy policies. In Journal on Policies and Complex Systems, 3,1, doi: 10.18278/jpcs.3.1.3, pp. 48-66.

P. Terna (2016), Complessità, modelli e comportamenti ottimizzanti o satisficing. In Sistemi Intelligenti, 1, pp. 139-152, DOI: 10.1422/83840.

M. Fontana and P. Terna (2015c), From Agent-Based Models to Network Analysis (and Return): The Policy-Making Perspective. In Journal on Policies and Complex Systems, 2,1, doi: 10.18278/jpcs.2.1.8, pp. 67-92 (the same as 2015a below).

R. Boero, M. Morini, M. Sonnessa, and P. Terna (2015b), Agent-based Models of the Economy Agent-based Models of the Economy - From Theories to Applications. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 2015.

M. Fontana and P. Terna (2015a), From Agent-based models to network analysis (and return): the policy-making perspective. In Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis. Working Papers 201507, University of Turin, January 2015.

L. Arciero, C. Picillo, S. Solomon and Pietro Terna (2014), Building abms to control the emergence of crisis analyzing agents' behavior. In Diana Franscisca Adamatti, Gracaliz Pereira Dimuro, and Helder Coelho (eds), Interdisciplinary Applications of Agent-Based Social Simulation and Modeling, pages 269-286. IGI Global, Hershey.

P. Terna (2013c), Review of Ricardo Viale's book on Methodological Cognitivism: Vol. 1: Mind, Rationality, and Society, JASSS, 16, 4.

P. Terna (2013b), La lente complessa dell'economia o Delle formiche e del loro formicaio. SpazioFilosofico, 7, pp. 99-109. English version: A Complex Lens for Economics, or: About Ants and their Anthill, pp. 167-177.

P. Terna (2013a), Learning agents and decisions: new perspectives . Informatica e diritto, pp. 115-129.

N.Gilbert, P.Terna (2012b), How to build and use agent-based models in social science. In B. McKelvey and J. Bragin (eds.) Complexity. London and New York, Routledge, Vol. IV, pp. 52-72. (The same as 2000b and 2010e below).

P. Terna (2012a), Tutti "dietro" all'euro, al signoraggio ... oppure intrappolati nei modelli. Sistemi Intelligenti, XXIV, pp. 107-113.

R.Boero, P.Terna (2011), Dalla "mano invisibile" all'interazione sociale. Sistemi Intelligenti, XXIII, pp.337-344.

N.Gilbert, P.Terna (2010e), How to build and use agent-based models in social science. In Nigel Gilbert (ed.) Computational Social Science, Sage Pubblications London, Vol. IV, pp.229-246. (The same as 2000b below).

D.Lane, P.Terna (2010d), Complexity and the organization of economic life - Introduction. In David Lane and Pietro Terna (eds.), special issue on Complexity and the Organization of Economic. History of Economic Ideas, vol. XVIII, 2010, 2, pp. 11-16.

P.Terna (2010c), An Agent-Based Methodological Framework to Simulate Organizations or The Quest for the Enterprise: jES and jESOF, Java Enterprise Simulator and Java Enterprise Simulator Open Foundation. In Edoardo Mollona, Computational Analysis of Firms' Organisation and Strategic Behaviour. pp. 247-279, Routledge, New York, London.

P.Terna (2010b), A new agent-based tool to build artificial worlds. In Marisa Faggini e Concetto Paolo Vinci, Decision Theory and Choices: a Complexity Approach. pp. 177-191, Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg.

P.Terna (2010a), Systemic Risk in Artificial Worlds, Using a New Tool in the Abm Perspective. In Attilio Wedlin, Systemic Risk in Artificial Worlds, Using a New Tool in the ABM Perspective. p. 11-23, EUT - Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste.

P. Terna (2009c), The Epidemic of Innovation - Playing Around with an Agent-Based Model. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 18, pp.707-728.

P. Terna (2009b), Regolatori distratti, regole sfocate, e rischio sistemico. Sistemi Intelligenti, XXI, pp.285-292.

P. Terna (2009a), Scelte e azioni della pubblica amministrazione: la prospettiva della complessità e l'aiuto della simulazione ad agenti. Sistemi Intelligenti, XXI, pp.127-146.

S. Solomon and P. Terna (2009), Appunti sulla complessità: un paradigma interpretativo, una metodologia per i modelli e una rassegna, in A. Spaziante, Conoscere la complessità - Viaggio tra le scienze, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, pp.141-160.

P. Terna (2009), Agents ruling and ruled, rules and meta-rules: does the world belong to anarchists? Presented ad Storep 2009, June 3-4, Firenze.

P. Terna (2008c), Imaginary or actual artificial worlds using a new tool in the ABM perspective. Presented ad Wivace 2008, September 8-10, Venezia.

P. Terna (2008b), Agent-based simulation model to improve managerial capabilities, in a complexity perspective - review of M. J. North and C. M. Macal, Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-based Modeling and Simulation. Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2007, 313 pp; M. Villani (ed.): Educating Managers in Complexity. Aracne, Roma, 2006, 364 pp., Journal of Management and Governance, 2, 12, pp.233-238.

P. Terna (2008a), Complessità nei percorsi dell'innovazione, in R. Viale (a cura di), La cultura dell'innovazione - Comportamenti e ambienti innovativi. Milano, Il Sole 24 Ore, pp.211-238.

U. Merlone, M. Sonnessa, P. Terna (2008), Horizontal and Vertical Multiple Implementations in a Model of Industrial Districts. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation vol. 11, no. 2,

P. Terna e R. Taormina (2007b), Modelli di simulazione con agenti intelligenti: il sorprendente mondo dei camaleonti, Sistemi intelligenti, 3, XIX, pp.391-426.

P. Terna (2007a), (Review of) Computational Economics by Kendrick, David A., Mercado, P.Ruben and Amman, Hans M. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 10, no. 2.

P. Terna (2006e), I mercati nel computer: primi passi per la costruzione di un simulatore didattico per la microeconomia, presentato a AISC 2006, 26-27 ottobre 2006, Genova.

P. Terna (2006d), Artificial experiments in economics, with agent based models, presented at IAREP-SABE 2006, July 5-8, 2006, Paris.

U. Merlone e P. Terna (2006c), Population Symbiotic Evolution in a Model of Industrial Districts, in J.P. Rennard, Handbook of research on nature inspired computing for economics and management. Idea Group Reference, Hershey, pp.301-316.

P. Terna (2006b), Sistemi di imprese e di imprese-lavoratori che coevolvono, con jESOF Sistemi intelligenti, 1, XVIII, pp.143-153.

P. Terna (2006a), Numerosi capitoli in P. Terna, R. Boero, M. Morini, M. Sonnessa (a cura di) (2006), Modelli per la complessità - La simulazione ad agenti in economia. il Mulino, Bologna, pp.19-28, 47-48, 79-84, 153-158, 215-220, 249-254, 281-296, 299-302, 313-316, 317-322, 343-350.

P. Terna (2005d), Consumatori e mercato: la rivincita del cliente, in Enciclopedia Utet Nova, Scenari del XXI secolo. Utet, Torino, pp.140-145.

P. Terna e R. Conte (2005c), Introduzione a due voci (al n. di SI dedicato a La simulazione sociale basata su agenti). Sistemi intelligenti, 1, XVII, pp.3-10.

P. Terna (2005b), Playing and Reading about Agent Based Simulation - A Review of Complexity and Ecosystem Management - The Theory and Practice of Multi-Agents Systems, edited by Marco A. Janssen. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 8, no. 2.

P. Terna (2005a), Economia e sistemi complessi. In R. Viale (a cura di), Le nuove economie. Milano, Il Sole 24 Ore.

P. Terna (2004b), Simulazione di scelte complesse nelle organizzazioni. II Convegno nazionale AISC, Ivrea, 19-20 marzo 2004.

P. Terna (2004a), A comment on “high-tech Hayekians” in the perspective of agent–based simulation of economic realities: sound results urgent nos, in J. Birner and P. Garrouste (eds.), Market, Information and Communication - Austrian perspectives on the Internet economy. London and New York, Routledge, pp.123-125.

P. Terna (2003b), La simulazione come strumento di indagine per l'economia. Sistemi intelligenti, 2, XV, pp.347-376.

P. Terna (2003a), Esperimenti, scelte e organizzazioni. Sistemi intelligenti, 1, XV, pp.143-147.

P. Terna (2002e), (Review of) Dynamics of Organizations – Computational Modeling and Organization Theories, edited by Alessandro Lomi and Erik R. Larsen. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 5, no. 4.

P. Terna (2002d), La simulazione come strumento di indagine per l'economia, Workshop su “Scienze Cognitive ed Economia” organizzato dalla Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive, 21 settembre 2002, Rovereto. (Published, 2003b)

P.Terna (2002c), Simulazione ad agenti in contesti di impresa. Sistemi intelligenti, 1, XVI, pp.33-51.

P. Terna (2002b), Economic Simulations in Swarm: Agent-Based Modelling and Object Oriented Programming - By Benedikt Stefansson and Francesco Luna: A Review and Some Comments about “Agent Based Modeling”. The Electronic Journal of Evolutionary Modeling and Economic Dynamics, n. 1013, <>.

P. Terna (2002a), Cognitive Agents Behaving in a Simple Stock Market Structure, in F. Luna and A. Perrone (eds), Agent-Based Methods in Economics and Finance: Simulations in Swarm. Dordrecht and London, Kluwer Academic.

P. Terna (2001), Creating Artificial Worlds: A Note on Sugarscape and Two Comments. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 4, no. 2.

P.Terna (2000g), Mind No-Mind Dilemma in Agents for Social Science Simulations, presentato al Workshop on Cognitive Economics, Alessandria 15-16 e Torino 17-18 Novembre 2000 (una "minor revision" del lavoro 2000e).

P.Terna (2000f), intervento in P.Terna e Rosaria Conte (a cura di), Una discussione sulla simulazione in campo sociale: mente e società. Sistemi intelligenti, 2, XII, pp.326-331.

P.Terna (2000e), The "mind or no mind" dilemma in agents behaving in a market, in G. Ballot e G. Weisbuch (eds.), Applications of Simulation to Social Sciences. Oxford, Hermes Science Publications.

P.Terna (2000d), SUM: a Surprising (Un)realistic Market: Building a Simple Stock Market Structure with Swarm, presentato a CEF 2000, Barcelona, June 5-8.

P.Terna (2000c), Hayek e il connessionismo: modelli con agenti che apprendono, in G. Clerico e S. Rizzello (eds.), Il pensiero di Friedrich von Hayek. Torino, Utet.

N.Gilbert, P.Terna (2000b), How to build and use agent-based models in social science, Mind & Society, no. 1, pp.57-72.

P.Terna (2000a, in Chinese), Economic Experiments with Swarm: a Neural Network Approach to the Self-Development of Consistency in Agents' Behavior, in F. Luna and B. Stefansson (eds.), Economic Simulations in Swarm: Agent-Based Modelling and Object Oriented Programming. Dordrecht and London, Kluwer Academic.

P.Terna (2000a), Economic Experiments with Swarm: a Neural Network Approach to the Self-Development of Consistency in Agents' Behavior, in F. Luna and B. Stefansson (eds.), Economic Simulations in Swarm: Agent-Based Modelling and Object Oriented Programming. Dordrecht and London, Kluwer Academic.

P.Terna (1998c), Creare mondi artificiali: una nota su Sugarscape e due commenti, Sistemi Intelligenti, no. 3.

P.Terna (1998b), ABCDE: Agent Based Chaotic Dynamic Emergence, in J.Sichman, R.Conte e N.Gilbert (a cura di), Multi-Agent Systems and Agent-Based Simulation, LNAI series, vol. 1534, Berlin, Springer-Verlag.

P.Terna (1998a), Simulation Tools for Social Scientists: Building Agent Based Models with SWARM, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 1, no. 2.

P.Terna (1997b), A Laboratory for Agent Based Computational Economics: The Self-development of Consistency in Agents' Behaviour, in R. Conte, R. Hegselmann, P. Terna (a cura di), Simulating Social Phenomena, Springer, Berlin.

P.Terna (1997a), Neural Networks for Economic and Financial Modelling:Summing Up Ideas Emerging from Agent Based Simulations and Introducing an Artificial Laboratory, in LaSCoMES, Laboratory of Cognitive, Methodological and Socio-Economic Sciences, PERSPECTIVES AND LIMITS OF COGNITIVE ECONOMICS, La Rosa, Torino.

P.Terna (1996b), Economia e simulazione: una rivoluzione nel metodo, in Sistemi intelligenti, pp. 496-502.

Beltratti, A., Margarita S., Terna P. (1996a) Neural Networks for Economic and Financial Modelling, ITCP, London. Ch. 4 (CTs)

P.Terna (1995), Reti neurali artificiali e modelli con agenti adattivi. Rivista italiana di economia, 0, pp.71-106.

P.Terna, S.Margarita (1994), L'uso di agenti artificiali adattivi per la spiegazione di dinamiche non lineari in economia. Sistemi intelligenti, pp. 327-32.

P.Terna (1993), Randomness, Imitation or Reason to Explain Agents' Behaviour into an Artificial Stock Market, in Advances in Artificial Intelligence (a cura di P.Torasso), Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

P.Terna (1992d), Realizzazione di esperimenti in microeconomia tramite reti neurali, presentato a AICA 92, 21-23 ottobre, Torino.

P.Terna (1992c), Connessionismo, reti neurali e nuova intelligenza artificiale: l'interesse per gli economisti. Sistemi intelligenti, 3.

P.Terna (1992b), Microeconomic Experiments by Neural Networks, in I. Aleksander, J. Taylor (a cura di), Artificial Neural Networks, 2, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. (North-Holland), pp. 1339-1342.

P.Terna (1992a), Artificial Economic Agents, presentato a Applications of Artificial Neural Networks III, SPIE'S OE Aerospace Sensing, 21-24 aprile, Orlando.

P.Terna (1991), Labour, Consumption and Family Assets: A Neural Network Learning from Its Own Cross-Targets, in Kohonen T., Mäkisara K., Simula O., Kangas J. (a cura di), Artificial Neural Networks, Amsterdam, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. (North-Holland), pp. 1759-1762.

P.Terna (1991), La "nuova" tecnologia informatica delle reti neurali esaminata dal punto di vista dell'economia, Istituto G.Prato.