6th International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S)
Wrocław, Poland, September 9-12, 2012
Multi-agent systems (MASs) provide powerful models for representing both real-world systems and applications with an appropriate degree of complexity and dynamics. Several research and industrial experiences have already shown that the use of MASs offers advantages in a wide range of application domains (e.g. financial, economic, social, logistic, chemical, engineering). When MASs represent software applications to be effectively delivered, they need to be validated and evaluated before their deployment and execution, thus methodologies that support validation and evaluation through simulation of the MAS under development are highly required. In other emerging areas (e.g. ACE, ACF), MASs are designed for representing systems at different levels of complexity through the use of autonomous, goal-driven and interacting entities organized into societies which exhibit emergent properties The agent-based model of a system can then be executed to simulate the behavior of the complete system so that knowledge of the behaviors of the entities (micro-level) produce an understanding of the overall outcome at the system-level (macro-level). In both cases (MASs as software applications and MASs as models for the analysis of complex systems), simulation plays a crucial role that needs to be further investigated.
MAS&S'11 aims at providing a forum for discussing recent advances in Engineering Complex Systems by exploiting Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation. In particular, the areas of interest are the following (although this list should not be considered as exclusive):
- Agent-based simulation techniques and methodologies
- Discrete-event simulation of Multi-Agent Systems
- Simulation as validation tool for the development process of MAS
- Agent-oriented methodologies incorporating simulation tools
- MAS simulation driven by formal models
- MAS simulation toolkits and frameworks
- Testing vs. simulation of MAS
- Industrial case studies based on MAS and simulation/testing
- Agent-based Modeling and Simulation (ABMS)
- Agent Computational Economics (ACE)
- Agent Computational Finance (ACF)
- Agent-based simulation of networked systems
- Scalability in agent-based simulation
Paper Submission and Publication
- Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the symposium.
- Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore® database and submitted for indexation in: DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scirus, SciVerse Scopus and Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index
- Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file)
- The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE style templates are available here.
- Selected papers presented at the workshop will be invited to a special issue on “Engineering Complex Systems through Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation” of a premier International Journal which is under selection; the chosen journal will be communicated on this Workshop Web Site.
- Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.
- Paper submission: May 14, 2012
- Author notification: June 17, 2012
- Final submission and registration opening: July 8, 2012
- Conference date: September 9-12, 2012