Swarm Intelligence among Humans - The Case of Alcoholics

Andrew Schumann, Vadim Fris


There are many forms of swarm behaviour, such as swarming of insects, flocking of birds, herding of quadrupeds, and schooling of fish. Sometimes people behave unconsciously and this behaviour of them has the same patterns as behaviour of swarms. For instance, pedestrians behave as herding or flocking, aircraft boarding passengers behave as ant colony, people in escape panic behave as flocking, etc. In this paper we propose a swarm model of people with an addictive behaviour. In particular, we consider small groups of alcohol-dependent people drinking together as swarms with a form of intelligence. In order to formalize this intelligence, we appeal to modal logics K and its modification K'. The logic K is used to formalize preference relation in the case of lateral inhibition in distributing people to drink jointly and the logic K' is used to formalize preference relation in the case of lateral activation in distributing people to drink jointly.


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Schumann A. and Fris V. (2017). Swarm Intelligence among Humans - The Case of Alcoholics . In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-212-7, pages 17-25. DOI: 10.5220/0006106300170025

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author={Andrew Schumann and Vadim Fris},
title={Swarm Intelligence among Humans - The Case of Alcoholics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2017)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2017)
TI - Swarm Intelligence among Humans - The Case of Alcoholics
SN - 978-989-758-212-7
AU - Schumann A.
AU - Fris V.
PY - 2017
SP - 17
EP - 25
DO - 10.5220/0006106300170025