Simple spin models in applications to social and commercial marketing

Grant no.: NCN 2011/01/B/ST3/00727, OPUS grant scheme
Funding agency:
National Science Centre (NCN), Poland
Funding scheme: OPUS
Period: 05.12.2011-04.12.2014 (36 months)
248 100PLN
Title in Polish: Zastosowanie prostych modeli spinowych w marketingu społecznym i komercyjnym

Research Team:

  • Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron (principal investigator)
  • Rafał Weron (senior investigator)
  • Piotr Nyczka (investigator, PhD student)
  • Piotr Przybyła (investigator, PhD student)
  • Karol Suszczyński (investigator, student)


  1. K. Sznajd-Weron, J. Szwabiński, R. Weron, "Is the Person-Situation Debate Important for Agent-Based Modeling and Vice-Versa?" PLoS ONE 9(11), (2014) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112203
  2. K. Sznajd-Weron, K. Suszczyński, "Nonlinear q-voter model with deadlocks on the Watts-Strogatz graph",
    J. Stat. Mech. (2014) P07018
  3. A. Kowalska-Pyzalska, K. Maciejowska, K. Suszczyński, K. Sznajd-Weron, R. Weron, "Turning green: Agent-based modeling of the adoption of dynamic electricity tariffs", Energy Policy 72 (2014) 164-174
  4. K. Sznajd-Weron, J. Szwabiński, R. Weron, T. Weron, "Rewiring the network. What helps an innovation to diffuse?", J. Stat. Mech. (2014) P03007
  5. P. Przybyła, K. Sznajd-Weron, R. Weron, "Diffusion of innovation within an agent-based model: Spinsons, independence and advertising", Advances in Complex Systems 17 (2014) 1450004
  6. P. Nyczka, K. Sznajd-Weron, "Anticonformity or Independence? -Insights from Statistical Physics", Journal of Statistical Physics 151 (2013) 174-202 DOI 10.1007/s10955-013-0701-4
  7. B. Skorupa, K. Sznajd-Weron, and R. Topolnicki, "Phase diagram for a zero-temperature Glauber dynamics under partially synchronous updates", Phys. Rev. E 86, 051113 (2012)
  8. P. Nyczka, K. Sznajd-Weron, J. Cislo, "Phase transitions in the q-voter model with two types of stochastic driving", Phys. Rev. E 86, 011105 (2012)

Developed software:

The World According to Spinson (WAS)
Software developer: Piotr Przybyła
C 2013 by Piotr Przybyła, Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron, Rafał Weron

download software WAS
SPINSON image designed by Piotr Nyczka

LICENSE: The program may be used without any restrictions, provided that full and clear credit is given to the authors with appropriate and specific direction to the original article:

P.Przybyła, K.Sznajd-Weron, R.Weron (2013) Diffusion of innovation within an agent-based model: Spinsons, independence and advertising, HSC Research Report, available from IDEAS/RePEc.

EXCLUSION / LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: We do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any damage or harm arising from or in relation to using this software, including but not limited to damage or harm arising out of errors or omissions in the program code.

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Last modified on 01-03-2016