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Distributing Event Information by Simulating Word-of-Mouth Exchanges [chapter]

Elaine M. Huang, Michael Terry, Elizabeth Mynatt, Kent Lyons, Alan Chen
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
AWE simulates word-of-mouth exchanges by automatically transmitting accurate and persistent information about community events between physically proximate devices, and by visualizing the popularity of  ...  Word-of-mouth is a persuasive but error-prone and unreliable mode of communicating personally relevant event information in a university environment.  ...  By using an augmented wordof-mouth model of communication, the system gives users complete and accurate information while simulating the personal relevance of face-to-face communication.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45756-9_6 fatcat:e3u7qzilvrh3jgeke42bjsm7rq

The Power Law and Critical Density in Large Multi Agent Systems

Scott Moss, Bruce Edmonds, Steve Wallis
2000 Social Science Research Network  
Agents that act as information brokers in large distributed systems (such as the internet) lower the cost of obtaining information.  ...  Thus certain aspects of the agent decision making process are implied by the properties of the system.  ...  theorem of mathematical economics, indicates that it is possible and desirable to identify statistical signatures that inform the selection or rejection of agent theories.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.231508 fatcat:sqbznhugzjduvajyxngum6zex4

Competition in Intermediated Markets: Statistical Signatures and Critical Densities

Scott Moss
2001 Social Science Research Network  
with increasingly distant customer agents as knowledge of their existence spread by word of mouth.  ...  The choice of a larger number of entrants was motivated by the intention to investigate the effect of word of mouth communication among agents: with more intermediaries in the market there was more information  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.262546 fatcat:koqmi5n3ejex3fkivk5tlubzby

An Agent-based simulation model for the market diffusion of a second generation biofuel

Elmar Kiesling, Markus Gunther, Christian Stummer, Lea M. Wakolbinger
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)  
This paper describes the model and presents simulation results. 1474 978-1-4244-5771-7/09/$26.00 ©2009 IEEE  ...  In this context, we developed an agent-based simulation model that can provide potential investors with forecasts for the biofuel's market diffusion.  ...  Financial support from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) by grant No. P20136-G14 is gratefully acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2009.5429299 dblp:conf/wsc/KieslingGSW09 fatcat:rmm4k2up4je4zd6pdyx4wb35te

Impact Of Electronic Word-Of-Mouth To Consumer Adoption Process In The Online Discussion Forum: A Simulation Study

Aussadavut Dumrongsiri
2010 Zenodo  
Web-based technologies have created numerous opportunities for electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) communication. There are many factors that affect customer adoption and decisionmaking process.  ...  Using a discrete-time event simulation to simulate a diffusion model along with a consumer decision model, the study shows the effect of each factor on adoption of opinions on on-line discussion forum.  ...  This has led to the creation of a diverse online word-of-mouth communities (online forums), where individuals exchange experiences and opinions on a variety of topics ranging from products and services  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1333126 fatcat:gf7zdj4zojcbrh5yqytzz6zdbu

Radio Proximity Detection in a WSN to Localize Mobile Entities within a Confined Area

Chakib Baouche, Antonio Freitas, Michel Misson
2009 Journal of Communications  
This information is then largely scattered by using the mobility of nodes to carry data up to the application collection points.  ...  During the contact the nodes are able to share and store the information required by the localization application.  ...  The mechanisms developed in this article are based on the principle of "word of mouth".  ... 
doi:10.4304/jcm.4.4.232-240 fatcat:ue5da5c55zf4jgmhhjhkqxere4

A foot and mouth disease simulation exercise involving the five Nordic countries

J M Westergaard, C B Andersen, S Mortensen
2008 Rev Sci Tech Off Int Epizoot  
An inter-Nordic simulation exercise was conducted in 2005 with the objective of testing the national foot and mouth disease contingency plans adopted respectively by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and  ...  Simulation exercises are considered a very valuable tool for testing contingency plans established for the control and eradication of rapid spreading animal diseases such as foot and mouth disease, classical  ...  for the excellent cooperation during the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the inter-Nordic FMD simulation exercise and in addition for their valuable contributions in the preparation of this  ... 
pmid:19284043 fatcat:asw5ielh5nf2hdvm5ejdbllnwm

An Agent-Based Model of Motor Insurance Customer Behaviour in the UK with Word of Mouth

Rei England, Iqbal Owadally, Douglas Wright
2022 Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  
Word-of-mouth networks allow information to spread between customers. In this paper we build an agent-based model with two types of agents: customers and insurers.  ...  We find that the existence of the network acts as a persistent memory, causing a systemic bias whereby an insurer's early reputation achieved by random chance tends to persist and leads to unequal market  ...  However, customer and have been exchanging word-of-mouth information every year, reinforcing their established opinion by repeating it between themselves.  ... 
doi:10.18564/jasss.4768 fatcat:nzdkccetebextawbzj6vawx6pq

Influence of Firm's Recovery Endeavors upon Privacy Breach on Online Customer Behavior

Ben C.F. Choi, Sung S. Kim, Zhenhui (Jack) Jiang
2016 Journal of Management Information Systems  
In addition, psychological responses were shown to be important in shaping postincident outcomes such as post-word of mouth and post-  ...  Results show that three types of justice perceptions, distributive, procedural, and interactional justice, jointly affect psychological responses-that is, perceived breach and feelings of violation.  ...  , word of mouth, and complaints [22, 60, 70] .  ... 
doi:10.1080/07421222.2015.1138375 fatcat:iu6s3t6qhrbcxa2ipyh3nakkpm

Duality between Coronavirus Transmission and Air-based Macroscopic Molecular Communication [article]

Max Schurwanz and Peter Adam Hoeher and Sunasheer Bhattacharjee and Martin Damrath and Lukas Stratmann and Falko Dressler
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The number of particles recorded is significantly higher in test series without mouth and nose protection than in those with a wellfitting medical mask.  ...  The work is inspired by the recent outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.  ...  mainly influence the quality of information exchange in this scenario.  ... 
arXiv:2009.04966v3 fatcat:4gtux3s7ynfo7ljg6yzr4kljmy

Market share dynamics in a duopoly model with word-of-mouth communication

Eugen Kováč, Robert C. Schmidt
2014 Games and Economic Behavior  
However, the authors abstract from price competition, by assuming that each supplier has monopoly power over the consumers visiting it this period. 10 Searchers pass on information to word-of-mouth consumers  ...  In each period, consumers remember the existence and location of their previous supplier. New information is gathered via search or word-of-mouth communication.  ...  Figure 8 31 Figure 8 : 8318 simulates a market where most consumers communicate via word-of-mouth.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.geb.2013.11.010 fatcat:ylrmcm445ndxpha3qg47rloxsq

A Spatial Simulation Model For The Diffusion Of A Novel Biofuel On The Austrian Market

Elmar Kiesling, Markus Günther, Christian Stummer, Rudolf Vetschera, Lea M. Wakolbinger
2010 ECMS 2010 Proceedings edited by A Bargiela S A Ali D Crowley E J H Kerckhoffs  
communication and (internal) word-ofmouth communication on the diffusion process.  ...  In this work, we introduce an agent-based simulation model that can provide potential investors with forecasts for the biofuel's market diffusion.  ...  Financial support from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) by grant No. P20136-G14 is gratefully acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.7148/2010-0041-0049 dblp:conf/ecms/KieslingGSVW10 fatcat:vp254ok2ivekpepzwcufwem75q

Implementation and Evaluation of Dual-Purpose Normal and Disaster Situations System Based on Delay and Disruption Tolerant Bluetooth MANETs

Yuya Minami, Yuya Kitaura, Yuri Tsutsui, Eitaro Kohno, Shinji Inoue, Tomoyuki Ohta, Yoshiaki Kakuda
2015 International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences  
To validate feasibility of the dual-purpose normal and disaster situations system, we show experimental results on dissemination of assessment information and automatical switching of GUIs.  ...  This paper proposes a connectivity-dependent data propagation scheme, in which each terminal transfers data adaptively by wireless multi-hop data transfer or store-and-forward data transfer depending on  ...  Hereinafter, the details of functions for word-of-mouth information propagation and children tracking are described. 1) Word-of-mouth information propagation: The image of word-of-mouth information propagation  ... 
doi:10.4236/ijcns.2015.89033 fatcat:ur7ngj34ljarvmvtlz6ngvbx7u

ITS for E-grocery Business: The Simulation and Optimization of Urban Logistics Project

Anna Corinna Cagliano, Luca Gobbato, Roberto Tadei, Guido Perboli
2014 Transportation Research Procedia  
In this paper we investigate the delivery of fresh food by developing an ITS solution and proposing a framework to assess the performance related to its integration in a mobile application, with particular  ...  attention to the benefits and diffusion of such tool.  ...  framework, and Carolina Scarpetta for her active involvement in the validation and simulation of the System Dynamics model.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2014.10.030 fatcat:7tukrzjrgrfirdmqdh336nirpm

Agent‐based modeling of new product market diffusion: an overview of strengths and criticisms

William Rand, Christian Stummer
2021 Annals of Operations Research  
These actors may also interact with others in various ways (e.g., through word of mouth or social influence).  ...  and making better-informed decisions.  ...  Advertising is modeled in a similar manner as word-of-mouth communication but the information exchange takes place unidirectionally with an artificial advertising agent that approaches a subset of consumer  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10479-021-03944-1 fatcat:wdlry4w3jfhynim2omc4gmqfui
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