Eliciting agents’ behaviour and model validation using role playing game in agent-based dairy supply chain model

Dhanan Sarwo Utomo, Bhakti Stephan Onggo, Stephen Eldridge, Andre Rivianda Daud, Safitri Tejaningsih

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Abstract

Role playing games have been widely used to develop and validate an agent-based model by observing players’ behaviour. Our study focuses on proposing a novel approach to use roleplaying games in the development and validation of an agent-based model. Our innovations include matching the game’s parameters and player composition to reality, incorporating the design of experiments into the data collection, and incorporating operational validation steps into the process. We demonstrate the benefits of our approach by a case study of a dairy supply chain. Our analysis illustrates that the data obtained from the role playing game are valuable for the validation of agent-based models at the micro-level (process and knowledge representation) and, subsequently, improve the validity of the model at the macro-level.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Early online date14 Dec 2021
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Agent-based modelling
  • agriculture
  • behavioural OR
  • decision rule elicitation
  • role-playing game
  • supply chain
  • validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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