The Role of Mood on Emotional Agents Behaviour

  • Petros KefalasEmail author
  • Ilias Sakellariou
  • Suzie Savvidou
  • Ioanna Stamatopoulou
  • Marina Ntika
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9875)


Formal modelling of emotions in agents is a challenging task. This is mainly due to the absence of a widely accepted theory of emotions as well as the two-way interaction of emotions with mood, perception, personality, communication, etc. In this work, we use the widely accepted dimensional theory of emotions according to which mood is a significant integrated factor for emotional state change and therefore behaviour. The theory is formally modelled as part of a state-based specification which naturally leads towards simulation of multi-agent systems. We demonstrate how moods of individual agents affect the overall behaviour of the crowd in a well-known example, that of the El Farol problem.


Emotional agents Formal modelling Crowd behaviour El Farol Multi-agent systems simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petros Kefalas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ilias Sakellariou
    • 2
  • Suzie Savvidou
    • 1
  • Ioanna Stamatopoulou
    • 1
  • Marina Ntika
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Sheffield International FacultyCITY CollegeThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.University of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.South-East European Research CentreThessalonikiGreece

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