Agent-Based Geo-simulation to Support Human Planning and Spatial Cognition

  • Nabil Sahli
  • Bernard Moulin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3891)


In this paper we emphasize the strengths and weaknesses of human planning and especially within a geographic space. We propose a multi-agent simulation approach in order to overcome some of these limitations while reasoning about a large-scale geographic space. A cognitive complementarity between software agents and human beings emerges from this approach. An illustration on wildfire fighting is presented.


Geographic Information System Forest Fire Multiagent System Simulated Environment Software Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nabil Sahli
    • 1
  • Bernard Moulin
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentLaval UniversitySte-FoyCanada

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