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BDI agents in social simulations: a survey

Adam, Carole and Gaudou, Benoit BDI agents in social simulations: a survey. (2016) Knowledge Engineering Review, 31 (3). 207-238. ISSN 0269-8889

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0269888916000096

Abstract

Modeling and simulation have long been dominated by equation-based approaches, until the recent advent of agent-based approaches. To curb the resulting complexity of models, Axelrod promoted the KISS principle: “Keep It Simple, Stupid”. But the community is divided and a new principle appeared: KIDS, “Keep It Descriptive Simple”. Richer models were thus developed for a variety of phenomena, while agent cognition still tends to be modelled with simple reactive particle-like agents. This is not always appropriate, in particular in the social sciences trying to account for the complexity of human behaviour. One solution is to model humans as BDI agents, an expressive paradigm using concepts from folk psychology, making it easier for modellers and users to understand the simulation. This paper provides a methodological guide to the use of BDI agents in social simulations, and an overview of existing methodologies and tools for using them.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01484960
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Grenoble Alpes - UGA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:09 Feb 2017 12:39

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