MECH: A Model for Predictive Analysis of Human Choices in Asymmetric Conflicts Conference Paper uri icon


  • Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. This paper presents a novel behavior model to characterize functional requirements and environmental constraints for attackers planning attacks in asymmetric conflicts (AC). The Monitor, Emplacement, and Command/Control in a Halo (MECH) model offers a flexible representation of the physical relationships between belligerents, based on behaviors and risk preferences. MECH supports automated reasoning of locational utilities of AC based on risk-informed human behaviors. We populate the model with a set of 77 features derived from visibility analysis, terrain and local population and show that it is effective for statistics-based classification of roadside attack locations and ranking of tactical values for situational awareness applications.

published proceedings

  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

author list (cited authors)

  • George, S., Wang, X., & Liu, J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • George, Stephen||Wang, Xing||Liu, Jyh-Charn

publication date

  • January 2015