Social Action in Socially Situated Agents

Chloe M. Barnes, Aniko Ekart, Peter R. Lewis

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Abstract

Two systems pursuing their own goals in a shared world can interact in ways that are not so explicit - such that the presence of another system alone can interfere with how one is able to achieve its own goals. Drawing inspiration from human psychology and the theory of social action, we propose the notion of employing social action in socially situated agents as a means of alleviating interference in interacting systems. Here we demonstrate that these specific issues of behavioural and evolutionary instability caused by the unintended consequences of interactions can be addressed with agents capable of a fusion of goal-rationality and traditional action, resulting in a stable society capable of achieving goals during the course of evolution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, SASO 2019
PublisherIEEE
Pages97-106
Number of pages10
Volume2019-June
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-2731-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-2732-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
Event2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO) - Umea, Sweden
Duration: 16 Jun 201920 Jun 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO)
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1949-3681
ISSN (Electronic)1949-3673

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO)
Period16/06/1920/06/19

Keywords

  • Socio technical systems
  • evolution
  • social action
  • social self awareness

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    Barnes, C. M., Ekart, A., & Lewis, P. R. (2019). Social Action in Socially Situated Agents. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, SASO 2019 (Vol. 2019-June, pp. 97-106). [8780530] (2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO)). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SASO.2019.00021