Emotional Decision Making in Large Crowds

  • Alexei Sharpanskykh
  • Kashif Zia
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 155)


Currently it is widely recognised that emotions of people influence their decisions. In this paper the role of emotions in social decision making in large technically assisted crowds is investigated. For this a formal, computational model is proposed, which integrates existing neurological and cognitive theories of affective decision making. Based on this model several variants of a large scale crowd evacuation scenario with technically assisted agents were simulated. By analysis of the simulation results it was established that spread of emotions in a crowd increases resistance of agent groups to opinion changes and supports continuity of decision making in a group with technically assisted agents.


Initial Trust Body Loop Personal Assistant Assisted Agent Large Crowd 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexei Sharpanskykh
    • 1
  • Kashif Zia
    • 2
  1. 1.VU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute for Pervasive ComputingJohannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

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