The need for and development of behaviourally realistic agents

Wander Jager, Marcus Janssen

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Abstract

In this paper we argue that simulating complex systems involving human behaviour requires agent rules based on a theoretically rooted structure that captures basic behavioural processes. Essential components of such a structure involve needs, decision-making processes and learning. Such a structure should be based on state-of-the-art behavioural theories and validated on the micro-level using experimental or field data of individual behaviour. We provide some experiences we had working with, such a structure, which involve the possibility to relate the results of simulations on different topics, the ease of building in extra factors for specific research questions and the possibility to use empirical data in calibrating the model. A disadvantage we experienced is the lack of suiting empirical data, which necessitates in our view the combined use of empirical and simulation research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
EditorsJ.S. Sichman, F. Bousquet, P. Davidsson
Pages36-49
Number of pages14
Volume2581
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventThird International Workshop, MABS 2002 - Bologna, Italy
Duration: Jul 15 2002Jul 16 2002

Other

OtherThird International Workshop, MABS 2002
CountryItaly
CityBologna
Period7/15/027/16/02

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Large scale systems
Decision making

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  • Hardware and Architecture

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Jager, W., & Janssen, M. (2003). The need for and development of behaviourally realistic agents. In J. S. Sichman, F. Bousquet, & P. Davidsson (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science) (Vol. 2581, pp. 36-49)

The need for and development of behaviourally realistic agents. / Jager, Wander; Janssen, Marcus.

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science). ed. / J.S. Sichman; F. Bousquet; P. Davidsson. Vol. 2581 2003. p. 36-49.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jager, W & Janssen, M 2003, The need for and development of behaviourally realistic agents. in JS Sichman, F Bousquet & P Davidsson (eds), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science). vol. 2581, pp. 36-49, Third International Workshop, MABS 2002, Bologna, Italy, 7/15/02.
Jager W, Janssen M. The need for and development of behaviourally realistic agents. In Sichman JS, Bousquet F, Davidsson P, editors, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Vol. 2581. 2003. p. 36-49
Jager, Wander ; Janssen, Marcus. / The need for and development of behaviourally realistic agents. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science). editor / J.S. Sichman ; F. Bousquet ; P. Davidsson. Vol. 2581 2003. pp. 36-49
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