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Dynamic Agent-Based Network Generation

Bouadjio Boulic, Audren and Amblard, Frédéric and Gaudou, Benoit Dynamic Agent-Based Network Generation. (2017) In: 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017), 24 February 2017 - 26 February 2017 (Porto, Portugal).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0006202705990606


Networks are a very convenient and tractable way to model and represent interactions among entities. For example, they are often used in agent-based models to describe agents’ acquaintances. Yet, data on real-world networks are missing or difficult to gather. Being able to generate synthetic but realistic social networks is thus an important challenge in social simulation. In this article, we provide a very comprehensive and modular agent-based process of network creation. We believe that the complexity of ABM (Agent-Based Models) comes from the overall interactions of entities, but they could be kept very simple for better control over the outcome. The idea is to use an agent-based simulation to generate networks: agent behaviors are rules for the network construction. Because we want the process to be dynamic and resilient to nodes perturbation, we provide a way for behaviors to spread among agents, following the meme basic principle - spreading by imitation. Resulting generated networks are compared to a target network; the system automatically looks at the best behavior distribution to generate this specific target network.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to SCITEPRESS (Science and Technology Publications) editor. This papers appears in Volume 2 of Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence ISBN: 978-989-758-220-2 The definitive version is available at: http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/Link.aspx?doi=10.5220/0006202705990606
HAL Id:hal-01740008
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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