A Hybrid System Dynamics and Fuzzy Logic Approach to Social Problem of Corruption in Colombia

  • Germán Andres Méndez-Giraldo
  • Eduyn Ramiro López-SantanaEmail author
  • Carlos Franco
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 742)


This paper presents a system dynamics approach to the corruption problem in Colombia. The main causes were identified in service systems and their relation to drug trafficking. Each of these problems were modeled following the System Dynamics methodology, building causal diagrams and the simulation models that represent the dynamics of the factors that influence corruption such as: economic, political, social, psychological, and cultural factors. These factors are integrated in a general simulation model involving fuzzy logic in the inputs, which allows validating the behavior modeled and identify aspects to reducing the corruption in Colombia.


Corruption System dynamics Drugs traffic Public services Fuzzy logic 



This work is partially supported by the Center for Research and Scientific Development of the Francisco José de Caldas District University (Colombia) under project No. 2-15-308-12.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Germán Andres Méndez-Giraldo
    • 1
  • Eduyn Ramiro López-Santana
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlos Franco
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Distrital Francisco José de CaldasBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Universidad de la SabanaChía-CundinamarcaColombia

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