SecondLife® as an evaluation platform for multiagent systems featuring social interactions

Matthias Rehm and Peter Rosina

erschienen 2008 "Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems: demo papers", AAMAS '08, Pages 1663 - 1664

Verlag: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems


In this paper we propose to use SecondLife® as an evaluation environment for multiagent systems that model social group dynamics and social interactions. To this end we developed a control interface for NPCs in SecondLife® that allows for running supervised or unsupervised long-term evaluations. Thus, this platform offers the possibility to move evaluation studies from the laboratory into a "natural" setting for the participants. First tests show the potential for this kind of evaluation.