Making use of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in Agent-Based Modeling

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Abstract

One of the main challenges in Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) is to model agents' preferences and behavioral rules such that the knowledge and decision-making processes of real-life stakeholders will be reflected. To tackle this challenge, we demonstrate the potential use of a participatory method, Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM), that aggregates agents' qualitative knowledge (i.e., knowledge co-production). In our proposed approach, the outcome of FCM would be a basis for designing agents' preferences and behavioral rules in ABM. We apply this method to a social-ecological system of a farming community facing water scarcity.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Aug 2018
Event14th Annual Conference on Social simulation 2018: Looking in the mirror - Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 20 Aug 201824 Aug 2018
Conference number: 14
http://ssc2018.dsv.su.se/

Conference

Conference14th Annual Conference on Social simulation 2018
Abbreviated titleSSC 2018
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period20/08/1824/08/18
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Water

Keywords

  • Knowledge Co-Production
  • Participatory Modeling
  • Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping
  • Agent-based modeling

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Mehryar, S., Schwarz, N., Sliuzas, R. V., & van Maarseveen, M. F. A. M. (Accepted/In press). Making use of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in Agent-Based Modeling. Paper presented at 14th Annual Conference on Social simulation 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.
Mehryar, Sara ; Schwarz, N. ; Sliuzas, R.V. ; van Maarseveen, M.F.A.M. / Making use of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in Agent-Based Modeling. Paper presented at 14th Annual Conference on Social simulation 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.6 p.
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