A Variant of the Bonabeau Model (76518)

Session Information: Interdisciplinary Research, Psychology & Mental Health
Session Chair: Hsin-Lun Li

Thursday, 28 March 2024 16:15
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The Bonabeau model consists of a finite number of agents, each occupying only one site on a square lattice. One agent is randomly selected and chooses a neighboring site at random. If the neighboring site is vacant, the agent moves to that site. However, if the site is occupied, a fight is triggered. If the agent wins the fight, the two agents switch sites. Otherwise, they remain in their original position. We consider a variant of the Bonabeau model where the initial number of wins for all agents is distributed between two absorbing states. We study various properties of the model, including finite-time convergence. We demonstrate that achieving an egalitarian society is impossible and argue that having more connections in the site graph does not necessarily lead to a more diverse win distribution. We also verify the circumstances under which a fragmented win distribution can be achieved.

Hsin-Lun Li, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Hsin-Lun Li is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan

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