Different models are implemented in this simulator. A new full example has been added in this new release v0.5.0 which demonstrate the use of two of them: the beliefs and influence model.


Beliefs model

Symu is a framework for organization simulation which include co-evolution of agents with in particular a beliefs model. Agents may have particular belief about knowledge or information. 
Symu is a multi-agent system in socio-cultural environments with an interaction model between agents.
These interactions are based on the information exchanged but also the beliefs.

Influence model

They might influence other agents or be influenced by them.

This model define how an agent will reinforce its belief or change its belief from influencer. Agents can accumulate beliefs during the simulation.

Risk aversion

Influence model is associated with the risk aversion that prevent an agent from acting on a particular belief. Agents are task-based. In that case, the task is blocked.

SymuBeliefsAndInfluence example

You can use this example to discover and understand the impact of all the setups on the agents. That will help you setup you own beliefs model.

Scenario of the simulation

  1. Workers performing tasks according to their beliefs, asking advice from influencers if necessary (risk aversion)
  2. Influencers with string beliefs trying to influence workers

Beliefs and influence model have an impact on different parameters that you can follow in the simulation results: 

  • perform tasks
  • modify the sphere of interaction
  • agents beliefs
Screenshot of beliefs and influence model

Getting started

To start playing with this example, download the version v0.5.0. You will find the source code and the executable SymuBeliefsAndInfluence.exe.

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