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Agent-Based Social Simulation for Policy Making
Malmö University, Faculty of Technology and Society (TS), Department of Computer Science and Media Technology (DVMT). Malmö University, Internet of Things and People (IOTAP).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8209-0921
Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4147-4558
Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5103-8127
2023 (English)In: Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence / [ed] Mohamed Chetouani, Virginia Dignum, Paul Lukowicz, Carles Sierra, Springer Nature, 2023, p. 391-414Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In agent-based social simulations (ABSS), an artificial population of intelligent agents that imitate human behavior is used to investigate complex phenomena within social systems. This is particularly useful for decision makers, where ABSS can provide a sandpit for investigating the effects of policies prior to their implementation. During the Covid-19 pandemic, for instance, sophisticated models of human behavior enable the investigation of the effects different interventions can have and even allow for analyzing why a certain situation occurred or why a specific behavior can be observed. In contrast to other applications of simulation, the use for policy making significantly alters the process of model building and assessment, and requires the modelers to follow different paradigms. In this chapter, we report on a tutorial that was organized as part of the ACAI 2021 summer school on AI in Berlin, with the goal of introducing agent-based social simulation as a method for facilitating policy making. The tutorial pursued six Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), which are accomplished by three sessions, each of which consists of both a conceptual and a practical part. We observed that the PhD students participating in this tutorial came from a variety of different disciplines, where ABSS is mostly applied as a research method. Thus, they do often not have the possibility to discuss their approaches with ABSS experts. Tutorials like this one provide them with a valuable platform to discuss their approaches, to get feedback on their models and architectures, and to get impulses for further research.

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Springer Nature, 2023. p. 391-414
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349 ; 13500
Keywords [en]
Agent-based modeling, Simulation for crisis situations, Sophisticated agent architectures, Analysis of simulation outputs, Interaction with stakeholders, NetLogo
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Computer Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64159DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-24349-3_20Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85152526853ISBN: 978-3-031-24349-3 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-64159DiVA, id: diva2:1817887
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Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP)Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 570080103Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), 2018-05973Available from: 2023-12-07 Created: 2023-12-07 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved

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