NARCSim an agent-based illegal drug market simulation

Daniela Romano, L Lomax, P Richmond
in 1st International IEEE Consumer Electronic Society's Games Innovation Conference, ICE-GiC 09, Conference paper (text)


Combined forces service interventions in the UK illegal drug market can be designed and evaluated using a serious game, where the illegal drug market can be simulated using an Agent-Based Model with a large number of different classes of human behaviour. This paper presents NARCSim the Intelligent-ABM that used to power the illegal drug market serious game under construction. NARCSim is an Agent-Based Social Simulation of Heroin, Cannabis, Cocaine users and dealers, police and treatment officers' behaviour in UK. The agents' behaviour has been formalised using X-machines and implemented on the agent-based framework FLAME. © 2009 IEEE.