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NonKin Village was developed by the Ackoff Collaboratory for Advancement of the Systems Approach (ACASA) Lab in the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. The research project's Principal Investigator is Dr. Barry G. Silverman.

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Many references can be found at http://works.bepress.com/barry_silverman

References for NonKin Village

  1. Silverman, BG, et al. Rich Socio-Cognitive Agents for Immersive Training Environments: Case of NonKin Village, invited paper, JAAMAS (accepted)
  2. Pietrocola, D., Silverman, B.G., Johnson, D., Osin, O., Weyer, N. (2010, Sept). "Facilitating Flexible and Reusable Virtual Populace Models," 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Philadelphia, PA.
  3. Pietrocola D., Silverman B.G. (2010, March). "Taxonomy and Method for Handling Large and Diverse Sets of Interactive Objects in Immersive Environments," 19th Annual Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS) Conference. Charleston, SC.
  4. Silverman, BG, David Pietrocola, Nathan Weyer, Nouva Esomar1, Robert Might, Ransom Weaver, and Deepthi Chandrasekaran,. NonKin Village: An Embeddable Training Game Generator for Learning Cultural Terrain and Sustainable Counter-Insurgent Operations, in Dignum, F. et al. (eds), Agents for Games and Simulations, Berlin: Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in AI 5920, 2010.
  5. Silverman, BG, "Human Terrain Data — What Should We Do With It", invited paper for Winter Simulation Conf, Washington: WSC/ACM, Nov'07, pp. 260-265.
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  6. References for StateSim — The NonKin Faster-Then-Realtime Engine

  7. Bharathy, G.K. and B.G. Silverman (2011), "Applications of Social Systems Modeling to Political and Business Risk Management" in Jie Lu, Lakhmi Jain and Guangquan Zhang (eds.), Risk Management in Decision Making: Intelligent Methodologies and Applications (Springer). — invited chapter, expected publication Jan 2011.
  8. Silverman, BG, Bharathy, G, Kim, GJ, "A New Kind of Political Science"66th Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Assoc: April 3-6, 2008, Chicago.
  9. Silverman, BG, Bharathy, G, Kim, GJ, "A Synthetic Systems Approach to Building Virtual Countries",66th Annual National Conf of the Midwest Political Science Assoc: April 3-6, 2008 Chicago.
  10. Silverman, BG, Bharathy, G., Kim, J, Nye, B, "Gaming and Simulating Sub-National Conflicts," in S. Argamon (ed), Computational Methods for Counterterrorism, Springer (2009)
  11. Silverman, BG et al., "Personality Profiling is Politically Correct" Proc. IITSEC Orlando: Dec. 2007 (Best Paper Award Nominee).
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  12. References for The Socio-Cognitive Agent Brain: PMFserv

  13. Silverman, BG, et al, "Modeling Factions for 'Effects Based Operations': Part I — Leader and Follower Behaviors", J. Computational &Mathematical Organization Theory, Dec 2007, 13:4, pp. 379 — 406.
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  14. Silverman, BG, et al, "Modeling Factions for 'Effects Based Operations': Part II — Behavioral Game Theory", J. Computational &Mathematical Organization Theory, Jun 2008, 14:2, pp. 120-155.
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  15. Silverman, BG, Johns, M, Cornwell, J, O'Brien, K, "Human Behavior Models for Agents in Simulators and Games: Part I — Enabling Science with PMFserv," PRESENCE April 2006, 15:2, 139-162. (Cover article)
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  16. Silverman, BG, Johns, M, Cornwell, J, O'Brien, K, "Human Behavior Models for Agents in Simulators and Games: Part II — Gamebot Engineering with PMFserv," PRESENCE , April, 2006, 15:2,163-185. (Cover article)
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  17. Silverman, BG, Johns, M., et al., "Constructing Virtual Asymmetric Opponents from Data and Models in the Literature: Case of Crowd Rioting ",11th Conf. On Computer Generated Forces and Behavioral Representation, SISO, May. 2002. (Winner of an Outstanding Paper Award)
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  18. Weaver, R., Silverman, BG, Shin, H, Dubois, R., "Modeling and Simulating Terrorist Decision-making: A "Performance Moderator Function" Approach to Generating Virtual Opponents". 10th Conf. On Computer Generated Forces and Behavioral Representation, SISO, May. 2001. (Winner of an Outstanding Paper Award)
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