3rd International Workshop on Agent-Based Modelling of Human Behaviour (ABMHuB'21)
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.
ABMHuB'21 aims to bring together researchers who are interested in using agent-based modelling to understand human behaviour. It is a combination of computational modelling, social science and behavioural science, which is a growing area of research. We want to build a focused group of people, bringing together many of the researchers in this field. The motivation behind this workshop is to improve our understanding of collective human behaviour and address significant issues that are affecting the human population today, such as climate change, pandemic and misinformation. Alife models offer the capability to create realistic laboratories for which to conduct experiments and progress our understanding in the area. A workshop in this area can encourage researchers to use behavioural modelling to assess, challenge or even replace competing theories of human behaviour.
ABMHuB'21 will be a virtual workshop held in conjuction with the 2021 Conference on Artificial Life in Prague, Czech Republic. ABMHuB workshops for previous years can be found in ABMHuB 2020 and ABMHuB 2019.
ABMHuB'21 Workshop Schedule
The ABMHuB'21 workshop will be held virtually on Monday 19 July 2021.
It starts at 13:00 UTC (14:00 BST/15:00 CET) and ends at 17.30 PM UTC (18:30 BST/19:30 CET). There are two sesssions, with a 1-hour break in between.
|Session 1 (13:00-15:00 UTC / 14:00-16:00 BST / 15:00-17:00 CET)|
Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley
The effects of party competition on consensus formation [pdf]
Guillermo Romero Moreno, Javier Padilla and Markus Brede
Institutional incentives for promotion of cooperation: a rigorous analysis [pdf]
Manh Hong Duong and The Anh Han
Politicophysics: A new model of opinion dynamics and its possibility of an application to politics/political science [pdf]
Akira Ishii and Nozomi Okano
Successful social norms of indirect reciprocity beyond binary reputation [pdf] [video]
Yohsuke Murase, Minjae Kim and Seung Ki Baek
Defect or die: How does low resource availability impact the preservation of cooperation in a quorum-sensing regulated public good economy? [pdf] [video]
Piper R. Welch and Anya E. Vostinar
Agent-based and boolean network modeling of socio-ecological interactions in a protected area in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico [pdf] [video]
Luis Guillermo García-Jácome, Mariana Benítez and Gabriel Ramos-Fernández
Towards a behavioural model of COVID-19 spread [pdf]
Umberto Gostoli and Eric Silverman
Mitigation of COVID-19 outbreak while continuing economic activities [pdf] [video]
Takeshi Kano, Kotaro Yasui, Taishi Mikami, Munehiro Asally and Akio Ishiguro
|Session 2 (16:00-17:30 UTC / 17:00-18:30 BST / 18:00-19:30 CET)|
Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley
Tailoring exploration and exploitation in multi-agent systems with short-term memory and limited social interaction [pdf]
Hian Lee Kwa, Jabez Leong Kit and Roland Bouffanais
On the benefits of emergent communication for threat appraisal [pdf] [video]
Kevin Godin-Dubois, Sylvain Cussat-Blanc and Yves Duthen
Learning agent-based model logic in multiple domains with genetic programming [pdf]
Rory Greig and Jordi Arranz
Bursty spatial and temporal activity resulting from social search [pdf]
Mahi Luthra and Peter M. Todd
Breakout discussion and networking in Hubbub
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 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
- ALife models of social media and spread of misinformation
- Epidemiology and spread of diseases
- 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.
Submission ProcessPlease email your submission as a PDF file to Soo Ling at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submission deadline (Full paper and extended abstract):
30 April 20218 May 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)
- Author notification:
7 May 202110 May 2021
- Camera ready deadline:
14 May 202117 May 2021