In this work we present a model for the phenomena of collective decision making in social insects using an $n$-dimensional system of differential equations. We perform a complete stability analysis for a special case in the model, and present numerical simulations to illustrate the behavior of the model in the more general case. The analysis shows that up to a range of values of the parameters in the model, different processes of decision-making in the social insects could be modelled by the same mathematical equations.

A decision-making differential model for social insects

VENTURINO, Ezio;
2008-01-01

Abstract

In this work we present a model for the phenomena of collective decision making in social insects using an $n$-dimensional system of differential equations. We perform a complete stability analysis for a special case in the model, and present numerical simulations to illustrate the behavior of the model in the more general case. The analysis shows that up to a range of values of the parameters in the model, different processes of decision-making in the social insects could be modelled by the same mathematical equations.
CMMSE 2008
La Manga, Murcia, Spagna.
12-16 giugno 2008.
Proceedings of the 2008 CMMSE.
J. Vigo Aguiar, H. Khanal, J.L. Garcia Guirao, S. Oharu, E. Venturino
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migrating ant colonies; decision making
R.A. Assis; E. Venturino; W.C. Ferreira Jr.
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