A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.
Also published as: Lindsay Marshall and Savas Parastatidis (2000), “Modelling Agents using the Hotel Analogy: Santisied for your Protection?”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 67-72. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)
This paper looks at how a particular social analogy (that of the hotel) could be used to help the design of the environment provided by an agent support system. It discusses some of the implementation issues and problems that the use of the analogy exposes.