Society-centered design for socially embedded multiagent systems

Toru Ishida*

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To realize large-scale socially embedded multiagent systems, this paper proposes a new system design methodology towards society-centered design. We have already developed the scenario description language Q, which describes interaction protocols that link agents to society. Using the virtual space called FreeWalk, wherein agents behave under given Q scenarios, we explain each step of society-centered design. The process consists of participatory simulation, where agents and human-controlled avatars coexist in virtual space to jointly perform simulations, and augmented experiment, where an experiment is performed in real space by human subjects, scenariocontrolled agents, and human extras. As an application of society-centered design, we are working on mega navigation, where millions of humans and socially embedded agents collaborate for developing services for traffic control, crisis management and large-scale event navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Information Agents VIII - 8th International Workshop, CIA 2004
EditorsMatthias Klusch, Sascha Ossowski, Vipul Kashyap, Rainer Unland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)3540231706
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 2004 - Erfurt, Germany
Duration: 2004 Sept 272004 Sept 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference8th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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