Cognitive Modeling and Agent-Based Social Simulation
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
M. Afzal Upal and Ron Sun, Cochairs
Traditionally, artificial intelligence and cognitive science have focused on building deep models of individual cognition at the expense of the sociocultural processes and their relationship to cognition. Agent-based social simulation has been receiving increasing attention from social scientists. However, most models developed to date have assumed rudimentary cognition and social interaction capabilities and the resulting lessons may have less relevance to the real world social phenomena of interest. This workshop aims to bring together cognitive modeling and agent-based social simulation researchers to strengthen a dialogue on the synthesis of the two approaches. Such a synthesis offers us the hope of designing cognitively rich dynamic models of societies that can increase our understanding of a variety of aspects of individual and social behavior.