An agent modeling method based on scenario rehearsal for multiagent simulation

Shohei Yamane, Toru Ishida

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Abstract

Multiagent Systems are potential computational systems for various practical applications, tools, and so on. Multiagent simulation is one of the remarkable application to evaluate several kinds of phenomena. In order to design an agent for multiagent simulation, it is important to reflect user's opinion. However, if a user is not computer professional or does not have technical knowledge of agent logics and programming language, it is hard for him/her to implement his/her own opinion. Participatory design is a promising approach to incorporate user's opinion in the agent design and modification process. In this paper, we propose rehearsal oriented testing for implementation of participatory design. By the rehearsal oriented testing, it becomes possible to carry out anytime modification of agent's scenario, which describe its behavior during simulation. For rehearsal oriented testing, we set operators for modifying scenarios, which is described using finite state machine model. We also design interaction protocol between a user and an agent to smoothly get information through the user-agent dialog for modifying operators. Under this protocol, an agent informs a user about what kind of information is required.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgent Computing and Multi-Agent Systems - 10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2007, Revised Papers
Pages183-194
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 17
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2007 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2007 Nov 212007 Nov 23

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5044 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2007
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period07/11/2107/11/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Yamane, S., & Ishida, T. (2009). An agent modeling method based on scenario rehearsal for multiagent simulation. In Agent Computing and Multi-Agent Systems - 10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2007, Revised Papers (pp. 183-194). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5044 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01639-4_16