Exploring the Constraints of Human Behavior Representation

Authors:Giordano, John, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Reynolds, Paul, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Brogan, David, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia

Human behavior representation (HBR) is an elusive, yet critical goal for many in the simulation community. Re- quirement specifications related to HBR often exceed cur- rent capabilities. There exist a number of tools, techniques and frameworks to model and simulate HBR, but they are constrained and do not generalize well. Even with a vi- brant research community, certain HBR characteristics re- main beyond our grasp, unless some unforeseen disruptive technologies emerge. We survey the state of the practice for HBR, discuss ongoing research, and identify what ap- pear to be insurmountable challenges. Along with expos- ing the essential characteristics of HBR and their current level of maturity, we propose a generational framework for considering HBR capabilities. While a number of HBR issues have been addressed in the literature, there is no published discussion explicitly detailing its constraints and limitations.

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Giordano, John, Paul Reynolds, and David Brogan. "Exploring the Constraints of Human Behavior Representation." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2004).

University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
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