Call For Papers
MABS 2009 is the tenth edition of the International Workshop on Multi-Agent Based Simulation, which will be hosted at AAMAS 2009, the eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, that is going to take place in Budapest, Hungary, on May 10-15, 2009.
Multi-Agent Based Simulation (MABS) is an inter-disciplinary area born at the intersection between the multi-agent systems (MAS) community and the agent-based social simulation (ABSS) community. The workshop aims to bring together scholars interested in agent-based systems and computational models of real-world societies, at different levels of organization, in order to create a forum for dialogue and research across disciplines.
We invite papers from the scientific communities working on multi-agent systems and social simulation. Topics include:
- Standards for MABS.
- Methodologies and simulation languages.
- Simulation platform and tools for MABS.
- Visualization and analytic tools.
- Approaches for large-scale simulations.
- Scalability and robustness in MABS.
Simulation of social and economic behaviours
- Formal and agent models of social behaviour.
- Cognitive modelling and social simulation.
- Social networks and simulated organizations.
- Social complexity: norms and institutions, emergence of cooperation and coordinated actions, self-organization, micro-macro link.
- MABS in environmental modelling.
- Agent-based experimental economics.
- Partecipative simulations.
- MABS and games.
Data driven simulations
Without limiting the range of traditional topics addressed in this workshop, in the upcoming edition we would like to challenge the community to submit the latest results in one additional area: Data driven simulations, which will focus on the cross-methodological research that aims to relate models to empirical data in several fields: including biology, sociology, political science, economics, and up to studies done with new media and communication technologies.
This special topic can be broken down into (at least) the following issues:
- How to generate a simulation of a system, given a body of data describing a domain; this uses data as input to the simulation.
- How to validate a simulation by comparing it with real-world data; this compares the output of the simulation with the data.
- The use of a simulation as part of a model-based control system; this puts the simulation in a loop, continuously consuming data from the world through sensors and changing the world through actuators.
Elettronic submission will be managed online through the EasyChair system.
All submissions should be no longer than 12 pages, in PDF format. Authors are required to use Springer LNCS format for proceedings.
Papers will be included in the Workshop Procedings. Following the workshop, participants will be required to revise their papers, which will undergo a second review process before publication in the post-proceedings, as part of the Multi-Agent-Based Simulation Series for Springer-Verlag.
- Paper submission: February 8, 2009
- Notification: March 1, 2009
- Camera-ready version of accepted papers: March 10, 2009 March 15, 2009
- Workshop: May 11/12, 2009
Submission reviews are based on full papers. All submissions would go through a peer review process, with two or three independent PC members reviewing each submission. Only those deemed to be 1) relevant to the workshop's aims, 2) presenting original work, and 3) of good quality and clarity would be accepted.
- Frédéric Amblard (Université Toulouse 1, France);
- Jaime Simão Sichman (University of São Paulo, Brazil);
- Keiki Takadama (University of Electro-Communications, Japan);
- Keith Sawyer (Washington University in St. Louis, USA);
- Luis Antunes (University of Lisbon, Portugal);
- Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK);
- Paul Davidsson (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden);
- Rosaria Conte (National Research Council, Italy);
- Scott Moss (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK).
- Diana Adamatti (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
- Frederic Amblard (Université Toulouse 1, France)
- Luis Antunes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
- Joao Balsa (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Riccardo Boero (University of Turin, Italy)
- Tibor Bosse (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Sung-Bae Cho (Yonsei University, Korea)
- Helder Coelho (Lisbon University, Portugal)
- Nuno David (Lisbon University Institute, ISCTE, Portugal)
- Paul Davidsson (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
- Alexis Drogoul (IRD, MSI research team, Vietnam)
- Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK)
- Nick Gotts (The Macaulay Institute, UK)
- David Hales (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
- Rainer Hegselmann (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
- Cesáreo Hernández Iglesias (INSISOC, Valladolid, Spain)
- Marco Janssen (Arizona State University, USA)
- Satoshi Kurihara (Osaka University, Japan)
- Jorge Louçã (ISCTE, Portugal)
- Adolfo López Paredes (INSISOC, Valladolid, Spain)
- Maria Marietto (Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil)
- Ruth Meyer (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
- Emma Norling (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
- Paulo Novais (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
- Mario Paolucci (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
- Juan Pavon Mestras(Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain)
- Juliette Rouchier (Greqam/CNRS, France)
- David Sallach (Argonne National Lab and University of Chicago, USA)
- Keith Sawyer (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
- Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
- Elizabeth Sklar (City University of New York, USA)
- Oswaldo Teran (University of Los Andes, Venezuela)
- Jan Treur (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Klaus Troitzsch (University of Koblenz, Germany)
- Harko Verhagen (Stockholm University, Sweden)