The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation just published our article “Agent-Based Modelling of Values: The Case of Value Sensitive Design for Refugee Logistics,” available for download here.

We used value sensitive design to guide our development of an agent-based model of values and policies in humanitarian logistics for refugees in The Netherlands.

Schwartz’s theory of universal values is implemented in the model in a way that allows the simulated agents to make value trade-offs in relation to operationalized measures of refugee well-being and public opinion about the handling of refugee logistics.

The model is implemented in an online interactive platform that enables stakeholders to try out different “value scenarios” to gain insights into the potential effects of various policies.