Cognitive Architectures and the Challenge of Cognitive Social Simulation

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4845)


A cognitive architecture is a domain-generic computational cognitive model that may be used for a broad, multiple-domain analysis of cognition and behavior. It embodies generic descriptions of cognition in computer algorithms and programs. Social simulation with multi-agent systems can benefit from incorporating cognitive architectures, as they provide a realistic basis for modeling individual agents (as argued in Sun 2001). In this article, an example of a cognitive architecture will be given, and its application to social simulation will be outlined.


Agent Model Cognitive Agent Bottom Level Implicit Knowledge Cognitive Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ron Sun
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  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180USA

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