The paper A Model of Radicalization Growth using Agent-based Social Simulation, by Tasio Méndez, J. Fernando Sánchez-Rada and Carlos A. Iglesias in collaboration with Paul Cummings from George Mason University is being presented at the 6th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS) which has been held as part of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) since 2013 and was affiliated to AAMAS through AOSE, ProMAS, DALT since the inception of these earlier workshops.

EMAS 2018 aims to gather researchers and practitioners in the domains of agent-oriented software engineering, programming multi-agent systems, declarative agent languages and technologies, machine learning, and AI in general, and AI and machine learning to present and discuss their research and emerging results in MAS engineering.

Abstract. This work presents an agent based model of radicalization growth based on social theories. The model aims at improving the understanding of the influence of social links on radicalism spread. The model consists of two main entities, a Network Model and an Agent Model. The Network Model updates the agent relationships based on proximity and homophily, it simulates information diffusion and updates the agents' beliefs. The model has been evaluated and implemented in Python with the agent-based social simulator Soil. In addition, it has been evaluated using a sensitivity analysis.

The EMAS 2018 workshop is being hold July 14-15, at Stockholm, Sweden.