2019 International Workshop on Agent-Based Modelling of Human Behaviour (ABMHuB)
Agent-based modelling has a long history of success in many related fields from economics and cooperative behaviours, to social conflict, civil violence and revolution. However, its use remains very limited in studies of how human interaction is affected by more complex aspects of human behaviour, such as personality, emotional state and conflict.
ABMHuB aims to bring together researchers who are interested in using agent-based modelling to understand human behaviour. It is a combination of computational modelling, psychology and behavioural science, which is a new and growing area of research. We want to build a focused group of people, bringing together many of the researchers in this young field for the first time. The motivation behind this workshop is to address some of the significant issues in psychological research today. Human experimentation can create ethical issues and has been increasingly difficult to conduct, making it more difficult to progress our understanding in the area. Alife models offer the capability to create realistic laboratories for which to conduct such experiments. A workshop in this area can encourage researchers to use behavioural modelling to assess, challenge or even replace competing theories of human behaviour. Introducing rigorous computational modelling to this contentious area will help strengthen the field of psychology and behavioural science.
ABMHuB is held in conjuction with the 2019 Conference on Artificial Life in Newcastle, UK.
ABMHuB Workshop OutcomeWe thank all the participants for making the workshop a success! It was a very well attended workshop, with participants from academia and industry, packed full of interesting talks and discussions. During the discussions, we suggested that an event gathering agent-based modelling researchers should continue in the future as it would encourage more work in this area and improve quality of research. Please contact Soo Ling at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested to participate in future events.
ABMHuB Workshop Schedule
The ABMHuB workshop will be held on Wednesday 31 July 2019 at the Urban Sciences Building (Room USB.G.003), Newcastle Helix, from 10:30am to 1pm.
|Welcome and Keynote|
Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley
How we process information: Neurocognitive and behavioural traits [pdf]
Dr. Natalie Kanakam, NHS, UK
|Full Research Papers (peer reviewed)|
Rumours lead to self-organized migration routes [pdf]
Martin Hinsch and Jakub Bijak
Investigating conformity by personality type [pdf]
Nandi Schoots, Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley
Evolution of cooperation and the complexity of human moral codes [pdf]
Professor Francisco C. Santos
Managing self-organisation in socio-technical complex systems by morphogenetic engineering [pdf]
Professor René Doursat
Faking it with the boss: Leader humor can increase employee emotional labor at work [pdf]
Xiaoran Hu, London Business School
|Extended Abstracts (peer reviewed)|
Can agent-based modelling serve education in understanding user experience based on autopoietic technology? [pdf]
Claudio Aguayo [NEW! watch video presentation]
Modelling cooperation in a dynamic healthcare system [pdf]
Zainab Alalawi, The Anh Han, Yifeng Zeng and Aiman Elragig
Using an opinion formation model to investigate the effect of leaders on collective decision-making [pdf]
Cedric Perret, Emma Hart and Simon T. Powers
Zero-determinant strategies and their relation to agent-based modelling [pdf]
Social network analysis applied to agent-based modeling to understand social withdrawal as an emergent property [pdf]
Georgina Montserrat Reséndiz-Benhumea and Tom Froese
|Discussion and Close|
Agent-based modelling: how can we address the problems and seize the opportunities?
JoEllyn Prouty McLaren, Peter Bentley, Soo Ling Lim
Call for Papers
The workshop seeks to bring together ideas, approaches, concepts, and perspectives from agent-based modelling and human social systems. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from these connected fields, to engage across the disciplines, to inform of latest findings, to transfer discoveries and concepts from one field to another, and to inspire new ideas and new collaborations across the theme. Discussions of practical applications, ethical implications, and use cases from industry are also welcome.
Contributions will be invited in the following areas:
- Agent-based modelling of human behaviour and organisational behaviour
- ALife models of individual behaviour, diversity, and group performance
- ALife models of human personality, emotions
- ALife models of human communication, trust, conflict, and conflict resolution
- ALife models of collaboration, cooperation, competition
- Agent-based modelling of economic paradigms such as negotiation and bargaining, games, auctions, markets
- Agent-based modelling of location behaviour, spatial patterns, geographical systems, urban evacuation, driver route choices, traffic flows, transport logistics
- Agent-based modelling of human systems such as smart grids, app stores, economies
- ALife models of the emergent effect and propagation of communication in human systems
- Use of agent-based modelling to evaluate or understand existing findings in behavioural science and psychology
- Incentives, reward structures, reinforcement learning
- Collective intelligence, teamwork, coalition, distributed problem solving
- Social networks, socio-technical systems
- Social simulation, interactive simulation and emergent behaviour
- Education technology, personalised teaching and training.
Information for Authors
There are two options for submission:
- Extended abstracts: 2-page maximum length and should report on industry experience or previously published work.
- Full papers: 6-page maximum length and should report on new, unpublished work.
Please use one of the following templates to format your submission:
All submissions will undergo a peer review process. Extended abstracts will be reviewed for timeliness, novelty, and quality. Full papers will be reviewed for timeliness, novelty, scientific quality, and sound methodology.
Accepted full papers and extended abstracts will be published online proceedings. Authors of selected contributions will be invited to expand their work for submission to a special issue of the Artificial Life journal.
Submission ProcessPlease email your submission as a PDF file to Soo Ling at email@example.com
- Submission deadline:
17 May 201931 May 2019 (Anywhere on Earth)
- Author notification: 14 June 2019
- Camera ready deadline: 28 June 2019
- Submission deadline: 14 June 2019 (Anywhere on Earth)
- Author notification: 28 June 2019
- Camera ready deadline: 7 July 2019