MSG-127 Reference Architecture for Human Behaviour Modelling

Alexander T., Huiskamp W., Fromm L., Lewis M. D. , Di Matteo R., Gunzelmann G., ...More

NATO, Science and Technology Organization, Brussels, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book / Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: NATO, Science and Technology Organization
  • City: Brussels


A human behaviour model (HBM) can be applied for a variety of military purposes: training, policy development (e.g. “which doctrine is most effective?”), organizational design (e.g. “which task allocation in a team has the most acceptable workloads?”) or system and interface design (e.g. “evaluating new military systems for usability and human performance”).


This document is the final report of MSG-127, a task group which brought together scientists from a number of NATO member nations with expertise in human behaviour modelling and simulation, and human factors. The group has leveraged previous NATO explorations related to HBM and Modelling & Simulation as a Service (MSaaS), along with the scientific literature across relevant areas to establish a set of recommendations for improving the fidelity, flexibility, and interoperability of models of human cognition and behaviour.