A hybrid model of opinion dynamics with limited confidence

Paolo Frasca, Sophie Tarbouriech, Luca Zaccarian

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes a novel model of opinion dynamics with limited confidence. As opposed to other models, the onset of reciprocal influences between individuals is not defined by absolute thresholds, but by a notion of relative relevance for each link. The proposed dynamics takes the form of a hybrid dynamical system, where topology and opinions are coupled but as distinct variables. We prove converge to opinion distributions where disconnected clusters of individuals agree locally, while each cluster holds a different opinion. We also illustrate the dynamics via simulations.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages351-355
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
    Event10th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, NOLCOS 2016: IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems - Monterey, CA, USA, Amsterdam
    Duration: 23 Aug 201625 Aug 2016

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherElsevier
    Number18
    Volume49
    ISSN (Print)2405-8963

    Conference

    Conference10th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, NOLCOS 2016
    CityAmsterdam
    Period23/08/1625/08/16
    Other23-25 August 2016

    Keywords

    • EWI-27421
    • IR-103045
    • METIS-320891

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