Modeling Agent Social Joint Actions via Micro and Macro Coordination Strategies Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents a multi-agent model for large crowd simulations that addresses the need for socially plausible coordination behavior. A computational model for multi-agent coordination informed by well-established common ground theory is proposed. We introduce the idea of macro- and micro-coordination strategies that allow agent-based simulations to adapt to different domains. Our agent model allows the selection of appropriate behaviors based on the spatiotemporal conditions of the agent-group's environment. By showing that different micro-coordination strategies of individual groups has an influence on the overall distribution of a crowd, we demonstrate the importance of incorporating such models into multi-agent simulations of large crowd behaviors. © 2012 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Park, S. I., Quek, F., & Cao, Y.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • December 2012