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Dr Emma  Norling

Senior Lecturer

Teaching Specialisms

  • Operating Systems
  • Software Architectures

Research Interests

  • Social simulation
  • Cognitive modelling
  • Social Intelligence
  • Agent-based human behaviour modelling
  • BDI (belief-desire-intention) agents

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Emma Norling, Bruce Edmonds and Ruth Meyer "Informal Approaches to Developing Simulation Models" In Bruce Edmonds and Ruth Meyer (Eds.) Simulating Social Complexity - A Handbook, Springer (2013) pp. 39-56.

Martin Beer, Emma Norling, Peter Wallis and Lyuba Alboul. "Using Agents in Virtual Environments to Assist Controllers to Manage Multiple Assets." In F. Dignum, et al., editors Cognitive Agents for Virtual Environments (LNCS, Vol. 7764), 2013 pp 55-69. Springer, ISBN: 978-3-642-36443-3.

Bruce Edmonds, Emma Norling and David Hales. "Towards the evolution of social structure" In Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory (2009) 15: pp 78-94

Emma Norling. "On evaluating agents for serious games." In Frank Dignum, Jeff Bradshaw, Barry Silverman and Willem van Doesburg (Eds.) Agents for Games and Simulations: Trends in Techniques, Concepts and Design, Volume 1 (LNCS, vol. 5920), Springer (2009), pp. 155-169.

Emma Norling. "What Should the Agent Know? The Challenge of Capturing and Encoding Human Knowledge. (Short paper)" In Proceedings of the Seventh International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. Estoril, Portugal, May 2008 pp 1225-1228. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems ISBN: 978-0-9817381-2-X

Emma Norling, Craig R. Powell and Bruce Edmonds. "Cross-Disciplinary Views on Modelling Complex Systems." In Nuno David and Jaime Simão Sichman (eds.) Multi-Agent-Based Simulation IX, International Workshop, MABS 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 2008, Revised Selected Papers (LNCS, Vol. 5269) Springer ISBN: 978-3-642-01990-6

Shah Jamal Alam, Ruth Meyer and Emma Norling. "A Model for HIV Spread in a South African Village." In Nuno David and Jaime Simão Sichman (eds.) Multi-Agent-Based Simulation IX, International Workshop, MABS 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 2008, Revised Selected Papers (LNCS, Vol. 5269) Springer 2009 ISBN: 978-3-642-01990-6

Emma Norling. "Contrasting a System Dynamics Model and an Agent-Based Model of Food Web Evolution." In Takadama, K,; Antunes, L. (Eds.) Multi-Agent-Based Simulation VII International Workshop, MABS 2006, Hakodate Japan, May 2006, Revised and Invited Papers (LNCS, Vol. 4442) Springer 2007 ISBN: 978-3-540-76536-3

Bruce Edmonds and Emma Norling. "Integrating Learning and Inference in Multi-Agent Systems Using Cognitive Context." In Takadama, K,; Antunes, L. (Eds.) Multi-Agent-Based Simulation VII International Workshop, MABS 2006, Hakodate Japan, May 2006, Revised and Invited Papers (LNCS, Vol. 4442) Springer 2007 ISBN: 978-3-540-76536-3

Frank E. Ritter and Emma Norling. "Including Human Variability in a Cognitive Architecture to Improve Team Simulation." In R. Sun, editor, Cognition and Multi-Agent Interaction: From Cognitive Modeling to Social Simulation, NY, New York: Cambridge University Press (2006), pp 417-427. ISBN: 0521839645

Emma Norling and Bruce Edmonds. "Why it is Better to be SLAC than Smart." In 1st World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS'06), Kyoto, Japan, August, 2006.

Scott Moss and Emma Norling. "Multi-Agent-Based Simulation: Why Bother?" In Sichman, Jaime S.; Antunes, L. (Eds.) Multi-Agent-Based Simulation VI International Workshop, MABS 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 25, 2005, Revised and Invited Papers (LNCS , Vol. 3891) Springer 2006 ISBN: 978-3-540-33380-7

Peter Wallis and Emma Norling. "The Trouble with Chatbots: Social Skills in a Social World." In Proceedings of the Virtual Social Agents Joint Symposium at AISB 2005, Hatfield, UK, April 2005.

Bruce Edmonds and Emma Norling. (2005) Emergence in and Engineering of Complex MAS. CPM Report 06-160, MMU.

Emma Norling. "Folk Psychology for Human Modelling: Extending the BDI Paradigm." In Nicholas R. Jennings, Carles Sierra, Liz Sonenberg and Milind Tambe, editors, Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, New York, NY, July 2004 pp 202-209. IEEE Computer Society ISBN: 1-58113-864-4

Emma Norling and Frank E. Ritter. "A Parameter Set to Support Psychologically Plausible Variability in Agent-Based Human Modelling." In Nicholas R. Jennings, Carles Sierra, Liz Sonenberg and Milind Tambe, editors, Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, New York, NY, July 2004 pp 758-765. IEEE Computer Society ISBN:1-58113-864-4

Contact

Email:e.norling@mmu.ac.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 2473884

Room: E128