Agent-based modelling of values: the case of value sensitive design for refugee logistics

Christine Boshuijzen - van Burken (Corresponding author), Ross Gore, F.P.M. Dignum, Lambèr Royakkers, Phillip Wozny, F. LeRon Shults

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We have used value sensitive design as a method to develop an agent-based model of values in humanitarian logistics for refugees. Schwartz's theory of universal values is implemented in the model in such a way that agents can make value trade-offs, which are operationalized into a measure of refugee wellbeing and a measure of public opinion about how the refugee logistics is being handled. By trying out different ‘value-scenarios’, stakeholders who are responsible for, or involved in refugee logistics can have insights into the effects of various value choices. The model is visualized and made usable as a platform (interactive website) for decision-makers to understand the trade-offs in policies for government and non-government organizations.

Keywords: Agent Based Model, Value Sensitive Design, Simulation and Policy, Humanitarian Logistics, Refugees,
Schwartz Values
Originele taal-2Engels
Artikelnummer6
Aantal pagina's20
TijdschriftJournal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Volume23
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 31 okt 2020

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