Title: A catalytic neuro-fuzzy approach to model agent-based simulation for ombudsman (Lokpal)

Authors: Praveen Ranjan Srivastava; Saurabh Verma; Shivam Upadhyay

Addresses: Information Technology and Systems Area, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak, Haryana, 124001, India ' Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Room No. 1142K, Pilani, Rajasthan, India ' Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Room No. 1142K, Pilani, Rajasthan, India

Abstract: To live a better life, every citizen requires a clean, honest, dutiful society wherein people do value the integrity of one another and perform their work judiciously but the prevailing corruption and lack of transparency in governance, private or public organisations, educational institutions and related offices which are setup to help common people to avail their rightful services has aroused dissatisfaction among the citizens of the country. People are facing problems when they approach corrupted offices and are forced to bribe the officials to get their work done. To pacify this situation which is eating up the nation slowly and steadily people are willing to set up a Lokpal, an autonomous agency that will not only heed to the appeal by the citizens when they face or observe corruption in local/regional/national government/public bodies but also check for it and take necessary actions. In context with this necessity, this paper proposes an agent-based simulation tool using neural network and fuzzy to understand under what conditions a simple model of the Lokpal agency will be effective. Certain metrics, various scenarios, working conditions and different environment under the organisation is working has been simulated to evaluate their respective effectiveness.

Keywords: scenario attributes; weights; working conditions; severity; centroid formula; decision making; opinion metrics; attribute metrics; working conditions metrics; fuzzy logic; neural networks; ombudsman; Lokpal agency; agent-based simulation; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; MAS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIC.2014.062633

International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, 2014 Vol.6 No.3, pp.192 - 204

Received: 20 Jul 2013
Accepted: 04 Nov 2013

Published online: 10 Jun 2014 *

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