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.
Zoom link for presentations https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86795731450?pwd=MjA5UEordGlFRElUOWpBME90UVFlZz09
Hubbub link for networking https://heyhubbub.com/m/iAT5HN0pQ26l/

Time (UTC) Title
Session 1 (13:00-15:00 UTC / 14:00-16:00 BST / 15:00-17:00 CET)
13:00-13:10 Welcome
Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley
13:10-13:20 The effects of party competition on consensus formation [pdf]
Guillermo Romero Moreno, Javier Padilla and Markus Brede
13:20-13:30 Institutional incentives for promotion of cooperation: a rigorous analysis [pdf]
Manh Hong Duong and The Anh Han
13:30-13:40 Politicophysics: A new model of opinion dynamics and its possibility of an application to politics/political science [pdf]
Akira Ishii and Nozomi Okano
13:40-13:50 Successful social norms of indirect reciprocity beyond binary reputation [pdf] [video]
Yohsuke Murase, Minjae Kim and Seung Ki Baek
13:50-14:05 Questions

14:05-14:15 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
14:15-14:25 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
14:25-14:35 Towards a behavioural model of COVID-19 spread [pdf]
Umberto Gostoli and Eric Silverman
14:35-14:45 Mitigation of COVID-19 outbreak while continuing economic activities [pdf] [video]
Takeshi Kano, Kotaro Yasui, Taishi Mikami, Munehiro Asally and Akio Ishiguro
14:45-15:00 Questions

15:00-16:00 Break

Session 2 (16:00-17:30 UTC / 17:00-18:30 BST / 18:00-19:30 CET)
16:00-16:10 Welcome
Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley
16:10-16:20 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
16:20-16:30 On the benefits of emergent communication for threat appraisal [pdf] [video]
Kevin Godin-Dubois, Sylvain Cussat-Blanc and Yves Duthen
16:30-16:40 Learning agent-based model logic in multiple domains with genetic programming [pdf]
Rory Greig and Jordi Arranz
16:40-16:50 Bursty spatial and temporal activity resulting from social search [pdf]
Mahi Luthra and Peter M. Todd
16:50-17:00 Questions

17:00-17:30 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:

Information for Authors

There are two options for submission:

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 Process

Please email your submission as a PDF file to Soo Ling at s.lim@cs.ucl.ac.uk

Important Dates

Organising Committee

Contact: s.lim@cs.ucl.ac.uk.