Title: A multi-agent model for simulation of public crisis information dissemination

Authors: Lingpeng Meng; Qi Kang; Chuanfeng Han; Bingkui Zhang

Addresses: School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Institute of Urban Construction and Emergency Management, Tongji University, Shanghai, China ' School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China ' Institute of Urban Construction and Emergency Management, Tongji University, Shanghai, China ' Institute of Urban Construction and Emergency Management, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Abstract: In the public crisis dissemination process, the government, the media and the public form a complex multifaceted system. Grasping the behavioural characteristics and interactive relationship of the agents serves as the theoretical basis for responding effectively to public crises. This paper sets the agent attributes and behavioural prescriptions on the part of the government, the media and the public, and proposes a multi-agent model to simulate the effective factor of public crisis information dissemination. A variety of scenarios were set up on the Netlogo platform, and the evolution results under different parameters were compared and analysed.

Keywords: public crises; complex adaptive systems; public opinion dissemination; multi-agent modelling; simulation; multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; crisis information dissemination; crisis management; emergency management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2016.079465

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2016 Vol.11 No.1, pp.33 - 41

Available online: 27 Sep 2016 *

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