Title: Intelligent agents driving computer generated forces for simulating human behaviour in urban riots

Authors: Agostino G. Bruzzone; Alberto Tremori; Federico Tarone; Francesca Madeo

Addresses: MISS – DIPTEM University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy ' DIPTEM University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy ' Simulation Team University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy ' Simulation Team University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

Abstract: Over the last decade the authors have been working on several researches concerning the use of intelligent agents for managing simulation of critical situations in security, such as managing civil disorders, riots or terrorist actions. The adoption of intelligent agents to reproduce human behaviour is a key factor to implement realistic models for security and civil protection. Human behaviour is very complex to be simulated and it is important to early test final results to get consistent models. In this paper is described the use of early testing procedures to anticipate results before the VV&A phase. It is, in fact, useful to adopt this kind of early testing activities in application of intelligent agents with human behavioural models.

Keywords: HBR; human behaviour representation; intelligent agents; simulation; urban riots; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; MAS; civil disorder; behaviour modelling; security; civil protection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2011.048011

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2011 Vol.6 No.4, pp.308 - 316

Received: 20 May 2010
Accepted: 24 Mar 2011

Published online: 17 Jul 2012 *

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