SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Volume 62 , Issue 4 : 044101(2019) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-018-9654-6

Crowd queuing simulation with an improved emotional contagion model

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  • ReceivedSep 17, 2018
  • AcceptedNov 12, 2018
  • PublishedFeb 22, 2019


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This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61772474, 61872324, 61822701), Natural Science Foundation of Henan Province of China (Grant No. 162300410262), and Key Research Projects of Henan Higher Education Institutions of China (Grant No. 18A413002).


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  • Figure 1

    Behavioral modeling. In the proposed emotional contagion model, the agent interacts with the external environment parameters, and plans its next behavior and path. Finally, the agent updates its own mental and physical state, and feedbacks this information to the external environment. The external environment parameters are updated accordingly.