Illegal contraband trafficking is causing serious damage in many countries. We focus on a subset of illegal maritime activities, mainly on weapon and drug trafficking. Our aim is to help naval authorities evaluate their currently deployed countermeasures by modeling the behavior of traffickers as realistically as possible, and evaluating the impact of countermeasures in an agent-based simulation. We introduce BANDIT, a simulation platform designed for this purpose. We propose a novel model of traffickers based on a state-of-the-art game-theoretical model using the latest results in behavioral modeling. We apply this model to specific scenarios for drug smuggling in the Caribbean, and we demonstrate the capabilities of the platform.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 email@example.com