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The Social Network Analysis (SNA), branch of complex systems can be used in the construction of multi agent systems. This paper proposes a study of how social network analysis can assist in modeling multi agent systems, while addressing similarities and differences between the two theories. The authors built a prototype of multi-agent systems for resolution of tasks through the formation of teams of agents that are formed on the basis of the social network established between agents. Agents make use of performance indicators to assess when should change their social network to maximize the participation in teams.