Simulating the Emergence of Social Relationship Networks in Groups of Believable Agents: The X-BARIM Model

  • Pablo Barbosa
  • Danielle Silva
  • Geber Ramalho
  • Patricia Tedesco
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6404)


Believable agents are intelligent agents designed to emulate characteristics such as personality, emotions and relatioships in order to exhibit an ilusion of life to human observers. Hence, designers should not only cater for the individual behaviour, but also consider their social interactions. In this light, this paper describes a model for interaction and relationships in groups of believable agents. The model proposed, X-BARIM, was based on consolidated Psychology studies and aims at enhancing the social simulation credibility. Experiments performed with the model have shown that it is possible to simulate well known phenomena such as Leadership Emergence and Coalition Formation even for larger groups of agents.


Believable Agents Social Interactions Social Simulations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Barbosa
    • 1
  • Danielle Silva
    • 1
  • Geber Ramalho
    • 1
  • Patricia Tedesco
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de InformáticaUFPE, Cidade UniversitáriaRecifeBrasil

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