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Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, ACIS International Conference on (2007)
Haeundae Grand Hotel, Busan, South Korea
Aug. 20, 2007 to Aug. 22, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2867-8
pp: 177-183
Xiaohui Cui , Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Thomas E. Potok , Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
To better understand insurgent activities and asymmetric warfare, a social adaptive model for modeling multiple insurgent groups attacking multiple military and civilian targets is proposed and investigated. This report presents a pilot study using the particle swarm modeling, a widely used non-linear optimal tool, to model the emergence of insurgency campaign. The objective of this research is to apply the particle swarm metaphor as a model of insurgent social adaptation for the dynamically changing environment and to provide insight and understanding of insurgency warfare. Our results show that unified leadership, strategic planning, and effective communication between insurgent groups are not the necessary requirements for insurgents to efficiently attain their objectives.

T. E. Potok and X. Cui, "A Particle Swarm Social Model for Multi-Agent Based Insurgency Warfare Simulation," 5th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management & Applications (SERA 2007)(SERA), Busan, 2007, pp. 177-183.
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