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AGADE how individual guidance leads to group behaviour and how this can be simulated

Farrenkopf, Thomas; Guckert, Michael; Hoffmann, Benjamin; Urquhart, Neil B


Thomas Farrenkopf

Michael Guckert

Benjamin Hoffmann


Jorg Muller

Michael Weyrich

Ana Bazzan


In this paper we will demonstrate how BDI agents can be used to model individuals as participants in social structures where they act as potential buyers in a simple mobile phone market simulation. The simulation presented here is run in AGADE (Agile Agent Development Environment) – a toolset that offers flexible simulation means for multiagent scenarios. Classical BDI technology is enhanced by the use of semantic technologies (i.e. OWL (Web Ontology Language) ontologies and automatic reasoning) to describe beliefs and plans of individual agents. Proof of concept is given in a case study with a scenario where agents are part of a typical social structure (small world network). Necessary information about mobile phones is encoded in OWL ontologies. Mutual influence of agents is determined by underlying social structures of the community.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 12th German Conference, MATES 2014
Start Date Sep 23, 2014
End Date Sep 25, 2014
Publication Date 2014-09
Deposit Date Nov 27, 2014
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8732
Pages 234-250
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 8732
Series ISSN 0302-9743
Book Title Multiagent System Technologies
ISBN 978-3-319-11583-2
Keywords Multi-Agent System; BDI; OWL Ontology; Market Simulation;
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