The effect of heterogeneous agents in socio-cognitive networks

Changkun Zhao, Jui Te Tseng, Frank E. Ritter

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Abstract

Many network simulations have used homogenous agents, that is, the population of agents is of one type. This study examined if heterogeneous agents created different socio-cognitive networks than homogeneous agents. Here, cognitive agents in a simple virtual world through their interactions formed networks. The agents were different in movement strategies and starting locations. We found that: (a) the difference between homogeneous agents and heterogeneous agents, and (b) the starting locations of agents, both affect network formation. The result of heterogeneous agents in network formation is different from the average results of homogeneous agents and indicates heterogeneity fundamentally changes network formation. Consequently, future network simulation should include heterogeneous agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication23rd Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, BRiMS 2014, Co-Located with the International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference
PublisherBRIMS Committee
Pages65-72
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781632665188
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event23rd Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, BRiMS 2014, Co-Located with the International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2014Apr 14 2014

Publication series

Name23rd Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, BRiMS 2014, Co-Located with the International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference

Other

Other23rd Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, BRiMS 2014, Co-Located with the International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period4/11/144/14/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation

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