Social Computing : Virtual WorldsPresentation Transcript
LeeRoy Bronner, Ph.D., P.E. Master Student: Akeila Richards Morgan State University Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Information Systems Engineering 5200 Perring Parkway Baltimore, MD 21251 Integrating Multi-Agent Technology with Cognitive Modeling to Develop an Insurgency Information Framework (IIF)
Definitions Insurgency : an armed rebellion by any irregular armed force that rises up against an established authority, government, or administration . Those carrying out an insurgency are insurgents. Insurgents conduct sabotage and harassment . Insurgents usually are in opposition to a civil authority or government primarily in the hope of improving their condition. Terrorism: systematic use of terror , manifesting itself in violence and intimidation. Those carrying out terrorism are terrorist. Terrorist conduct violence for the purpose of creating fear in order to achieve a political, economic, religious, or ideological goal . Framework: A logical structure for classifying and organizing complex information.
The Army is constantly seeking to better
understand the social phenomena of insurgency
as it assumes a peacekeeping role in the Iraqi
region and as it combats the elevated death tolls
associated with insurgency.
The problem to be addressed by this research is:
1. How can insurgency data best be researched, defined and presented to military leaders for decision making?
How can decisions be observed and evaluated to measure the potential impact on lives in a war zone?
How are insurgencies planned for and what is the process? How are insurgencies carried out and what is the process? Are there any consistencies in the locations and surroundings where insurgencies are carried out? Why are more Iraqi women becoming insurgents? Sample Insurgency Questions That might be Addressed by This Research
Insurgency Research System
Agent Oriented Development Environment User Knowledge Interacts With Guides Verifies
Object-Oriented Development Life Cycle Implemented using Enterprise Architect Reference: Tsang, Curtis, et al., “Object-Oriented Technology,” McGraw Hill, 2005. Activity Diagram
Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
BDI Agent System Jadex BDI Architecture Goal-Oriented Reasoning Engine Agent BDI Model
Multi-Agent Systems Reference: Jennings, Nick, “Agent-Based Computing: Promise and Perils,” Presentation, Dept of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.
3D Electronic Institution Concept Only systems that have a high degree of interactions need to be structured in order to avoid violations Reference: Bogdanovych, Esteva, et al, “A Methodology for developing MAS as 3D Electronic Institutions, Proceedings from 8th International Workshop on Agent Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE'07).
Integrated Multi-Agent Development Process Microsoft Access Cognitive Modeling Application JADEX Software/ JADE Platform Ontology Database Problem Domain Database Communication Server Electronic Institution Developmental Cycle Design Verify Test Deployment Development Simulate ISLANDER: graphical tool for specification of rules & protocols in eI AMELI: software platform to run eI aBuilder: agent development tool SIMDEI: simulation tool to animate & analyze eI iGrafix FlowCharter Enterprise Architect 2 nd Life Virtual World Technology Visualization Layer Behavioral Experimentation Insurgency Questions to be Answered