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Cognitive Social Simulation Incorporating Cognitive Architectures
September/October 2007 (vol. 22 no. 5)
pp. 33-39
Ron Sun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Agent-based social simulation with multiagent systems--an important aspect of social computing--can benefit from incorporating cognitive architectures, which provide a realistic basis for modeling individual agents and therefore their social interactions. A cognitive architecture is a domain-generic computational cognitive model that may be used for a broad (multiple-domain) analysis of individual behavior. This article gives an example of a cognitive architecture called Clarion and presents three case studies demonstrating its application to social simulation. This article is part of a special issue on social computing.

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Index Terms:
social simulation, cognition, cognitive architecture, organization, society, social computing
Citation:
Ron Sun, "Cognitive Social Simulation Incorporating Cognitive Architectures," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 33-39, Sept.-Oct. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIS.2007.83
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