Mitigating issues related to the modeling of insurgent recruitment

Erica Briscoe, Ethan Trewhitt, Lora Weiss, Elizabeth Whitaker

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Abstract

Modeling the specific motivations and influences related to an individual's decision to become involved in insurgent warfare presents its own collection of unique challenges. The difficulty of the problem often necessitates simplifications that, while making the task more manageable, may inadvertently 'smooth away' critical aspects of the problem. Augmenting the challenge is that research into the motivations of terrorism has found there is not a definitive set of variables that serve as reliable indicators of an individual's involvement. This paper addresses techniques aimed toward mitigating issues that manifest in the modeling of insurgent recruitment so that these complications do not lessen the viability of models that are used in the prediction and evaluation of terrorist activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Social Computing - Third International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010, Proceedings
Pages375-381
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 24 2010
Event3rd International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010 - Bethesda, MD, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2010Mar 31 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6007 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010
CountryUnited States
CityBethesda, MD
Period3/30/103/31/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Briscoe, E., Trewhitt, E., Weiss, L., & Whitaker, E. (2010). Mitigating issues related to the modeling of insurgent recruitment. In Advances in Social Computing - Third International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010, Proceedings (pp. 375-381). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6007 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12079-4_47