Sureda Gutierrez, Carlos, Gaudout, Benoit and Amblard, Frédéric (2017) An agent-based simulation of extremist network formation through radical behavior diffusion. In: 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017).

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Understanding how terrorist networks are created and how individuals turn into extremism and then into terrorism is a current subject of interest and a cross-domain research problem since it involves scholars from political sciences, sociology, physics and computer scientists among others. In this paper, an agent-based approach is used to simulate the process of radicalization and creation of a terrorist network, and the link between both processes. Each citizen has several attributes allowing the model to take into account heterogeneous profiles of individual. Furthermore, we model the social transfer that takes place during the interaction of individuals in order to understand how cultural ideas are transmitted. This paper also provides a non-exhaustive but detailed survey of the state of the art on the agent-based terrorist networks modelling.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Language: English
Date: 2017
Additional Information: Thanks to SCITEPRESS (Science and Technology Publications) editor. This papers appears in Volume 1 of Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence ISBN: 978-989-758-219-6 The definitive version is available at:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Network formation - Cultural transfer - Social simulation - Radicalization - Terrorism - Agents
Divisions: Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 10:32
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 15:59
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