Authors: Stefania Monica and Federico Bergenti

Affiliation: Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

ISBN: 978-989-758-275-2

Keyword(s): Opinion Dynamics, Multi-Agent Systems, Complex Systems.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Agents ; Artificial Intelligence ; Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems ; Bioinformatics ; Biomedical Engineering ; Collective Intelligence ; Distributed and Mobile Software Systems ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Methodologies and Technologies ; Multi-Agent Systems ; Operational Research ; Simulation ; Software Engineering ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: This paper studies analytically the dynamics of the opinion in multi-agent systems when only the sociological phenomenon known as diffusion is considered. First, the paper recalls a framework for the analytic study of opinion dynamics which has been already applied to describe the effects of a number of sociological phenomena. Then, the framework is specialized to the study of diffusion, according to which the opinion of an agent can be influenced by the social context. Diffusion is introduced in the framework by stating stochastic rules meant to describe at the microscopic level how diffusion contributes to change the opinion of an agent. The obtained model is used to derive collective and asymptotic properties of multi-agent systems when only diffusion is considered, which are verified against specific simulations shown in the last part of the paper. The paper is concluded with a recapitulation of presented results and an outline of future work.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Monica, S. and Bergenti, F. (2018). A Stochastic Model of Diffusion in Opinion Dynamics.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-275-2, pages 115-124. DOI: 10.5220/0006659601150124

author={Stefania Monica. and Federico Bergenti.},
title={A Stochastic Model of Diffusion in Opinion Dynamics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},


JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - A Stochastic Model of Diffusion in Opinion Dynamics
SN - 978-989-758-275-2
AU - Monica, S.
AU - Bergenti, F.
PY - 2018
SP - 115
EP - 124
DO - 10.5220/0006659601150124

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