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It is quite consensual that police patrolling can be regarded as one of the best well-known practices for implementing public-safety preventive policies towards the combat of an assortment of urban crimes. However, the specification of successful police patrol routes is by no means a trivial task to pursue, mainly when one considers large demographic areas.(More)
In this article we describe a tool for assisting the investigation of different strategies of agent physical reorganizations. We show how the tool was used in the public safety domain for helping in the study of strategies of preventive policing. An agent society that simulates criminal and police behavior in a geographical region was constructed. In this(More)
Reorganization of the structure of an organization is a crucial issue in multi-agent systems that operate in an open, dynamic environment. Currently, most coordination mechanisms are imposed upon the system at design time, and their modification implies the redesign of the system. However, autonomous agents must be able to evaluate and decide the most(More)
In this article we describe a tool for assisting the investigation of different strategies for the physical reorganization of agents. We show how the tool was used in the public safety domain to help in the study of strategies of preventive policing. A society of agents that simulates criminal and police behavior in a geographical region was constructed. In(More)
In this work, we present a novel evolutionary multiagent-based simulation tool, named as GAPatrol. Such system is devoted to the specification of effective police patrol route strategies for coping with criminal activities happening in a given artificial urban environment, which, in turn, mimics a real demographic region of interest. The approach underlying(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o In this paper we describe a multiagent crime simulation model that resorts to concepts of self-organizing bio-inspired systems, in particular, of the Ant Colony Optimization algorithm. As the matching between simulated and real crime data distributions depends upon the tuning of some control parameters of the simulation model (in(More)
The organizational structure of the police is characterized by the existence of a centralized command with the task of distributing and redistributing the police force in a region according to an analysis of crime and the factors that lead to it. On the other hand, criminals are characterized as a decentralized system in which individual agents have(More)
Experience in the domain of criminology has shown that spatial data distribution of crime in urban centers follows a Zipf law in which few places concentrate most of the crimes while several other places have few crimes. In order to reproduce and better understand the nuances of such a crime distribution profile, we introduce in this paper a novel(More)