4th International Workshop on Agent-Based Modelling of Human Behaviour (ABMHuB'22)

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'22 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'22 will be a virtual workshop held in conjuction with the 2022 Conference on Artificial Life. ABMHuB workshops for previous years can be found in ABMHuB 2021, ABMHuB 2020 and ABMHuB 2019.

ABMHuB'22 Workshop Schedule

The ABMHuB'22 workshop was held virtually on Thursday 21 July 2022. Click here to watch the recording of the workshop.
It started at 12:00 UTC (13:00 BST/14:00 CET) and ended at 15:00 UTC (16:00 BST/17:00 CET). There were two sesssions, with a 10-minute break in between.

Time (UTC) Title
Session 1 (12:00-13:30 UTC / 13:00-14:30 BST / 14:00-15:30 CET)
12:00-12:10 Welcome
Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley
12:10-12:20 Two Ways of Understanding Social Dynamics: Analyzing the Predictability of Emergence of Objects in Reddit r/place Dependent on Locality in Space and Time [pdf]
Alyssa M Adams, Javier Fernandez and Olaf Witkowski
12:20-12:30 An Agent-Based Model of Collective Decision-making in Correlated Environments [pdf]
Louisa Jane Di Felice and Payam Zahadat
12:30-12:40 Emergent communication for coordination in teams of embodied agents [pdf]
Kevin Godin-Dubois, Sylvain Cussat-Blanc and Yves Duthen
12:40-12:50 Societies prefer the Middle-ground between Selfishness and Cooperation [pdf]
Brandon Gower-Winter and Geoff Nitschke
12:50-13:00 Decentralized scheduling through an adaptive, trading-based multi-agent system [pdf]
Michael Kolle, Lennart Rietdorf and Kyrill Schmid
13:00-13:20 Questions

13:20-13:30 Break

Session 2 (13:30-15:00 UTC / 14:30-16:00 BST / 15:30-17:00 CET)
13:30-13:40 Meta-modeling of an Agent-Based Social Network Model [pdf]
Yohsuke Murase, Hang-Hyun Jo, Janos Torok, Janos Kertesz, and Kimmo Kaski
13:40-13:50 Toward Realization of Highly Survivable Engineering Systems: A Simple Mathematical Model of Social Interactions among Vampire Bats [pdf]
Takeshi Kano, Shokichi Kawamura, Taishi Mikami, and Akio Ishiguro
13:50-14:00 The Effect of Network Connectivity on Exploration and Exploitation During Decentralized Collective Learning [pdf]
Hian Lee Kwa and Roland Bouffanais
14:00-14:10 The probability distribution of the number of equilibria in random replicator-mutator equations for social dilemmas [pdf]
Manh Hong Duong and The Anh Han
14:10-14:20 Paving the Way Toward Minimal Affectivity-in-Collectivity (AiC) Models: A 4E Cognition Proposal [pdf]
Georgina Montserrat Resendiz-Benhumea, Jesus M. Siqueiros, Carlos Gershenson, Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez and Katya Rodrıguez-Vazquez
14:20-14:30 Metrics for Reflection in Distributed Information Processing [pdf]
Asimina Mertzani and Jeremy Pitt
14:30-14:55 Questions

14:55-15:00 Close

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.