ABModSim 2006

International Symposium on

Agent Based Modeling and Simulation

(Symposium N of the EMCSR 2006)



Chairs: Stefania Bandini, Paolo Petta and Giuseppe Vizzari

at the 18th European Meeting on Cybernetics and
Systems Research - April 18-21 - University of Vienna (http://www.osgk.ac.at/emcsr/)

Cybernetics and Systems

Bandini S., Petta P., Vizzari G. (eds.):
Best of “Agent Based Modeling and Simulation”,
Cybernetics and Systems 38(7), 2007.


The Agent Based Modeling and Simulation Series

Introduction

The notions of agents and multi-agent systems have been widely adopted for the modelling of complex systems in most various contexts, ranging from social sciences, to urban modelling and planning, biology, logistics and production, and many other more. However the concepts behind the term agent are often quite different, as well as the goals of the modelling and simulation activities. This leads to different approaches, methodologies and developed computational systems supporting simulation of the modeled realities.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experiences related to agent based modelling and simulation in different contexts and thus to try to identify common goals and research issues, and to possibly define common methodologies and requirements for computational supports to agent based modelling and simulation.

Topics of Interest

We invite papers on all aspects relating to agent based modeling and simulation, with particular attention to interdisciplinary experiences. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- actual MAS-based simulation experiences
- agent-based modeling methodologies
- generic or domain specific MAS models for simulation
- methodologies for the analysis of MAS-based simulation results
- multi-agent models for emergent phenomena and self-organization
- platforms for agent-based modeling and simulation
- verification and validation of MAS-based simulations

Accepted Papers

Petra Ahrweiler, Nigel Gilbert, Andreas Pyka
       
Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks (SKIN)

Joao Balsa, Luis Antunes, Ana Respicio, Helder Coelho
       
Autonomous Inspectors in Tax Compliance Simulation


Stefania Bandini, Mizar Luca Federici, Giuseppe Vizzari
        SCA Based Crowd Simulations: From Methodology to Life Cycle

Stefania Bandini, Sara Manzoni, Carla Simone
        MMASS: Past, Present and Future Research Directions on the Multilayered Multi-Agent Situated Systems model

Scott Christley, Mark Alber, Stuart Newman
        Agent-based Simulation for Developmental Biology


Jan Dijkstra, Harry Timmermans, Joran Jessurun, Bauke de Vries
        Agent Architecture for the Simulation of Pedestrian Traffic Behavior

Giovanni Dosi, Giorgio Fagiolo, Andrea Roventini
        Lumpy Investment and Endogenous Business Cycles

Nuno Duarte, Rosaldo  Rossetti, Eugènio Oliveira
       
A communication-based model for perception and action

Nigel Gilbert
        A Generic Model of Collectivities

Bruno Lucas, Armanda Rodrigues, Cédric Grueau, António Gonçalves
       
GeoAgents: A Framework for Multi-Agent Simulation within Geographical Information Systems


Thomas Moncion, Guillaume Hutzler, Patrick Amar
        Verification of Biochemical Agent-based Models Using Petri Nets

Hazel R. Parry, Andrew J. Evans, Alison J. Heppenstall
        Millions of Agents: Parallel Simulations with the Repast Agent-Based Toolkit

Andreas Resetarits
       
MAS-modelling - a new principle of knowledge production?

Cornelia Triebig, Franziska Klügl

        Designing Components for Multiagent Simulation

Adam Zagorecki, Louise Comfort, Kilkon Ko
       
Information, Efficiency, and Design: Organizational Performance in Emergency Environments

Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, 19.4.

11:00-13:00
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Welcome
  Bandini, S., Petta, P., Vizzari, G.

Lumpy Investment and Endogenous Business Cycles
  Dosi, G., Fagiolo, G., Roventini, A.

Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks (SKIN)
  Ahrweiler, P., Gilbert, N., Pyka, A.

A Generic Model of Collectivities
  Gilbert, N.

Information, Efficiency, and Design: Organizational Performance in Emergency Environments
  Zagorecki, A., Comfort, L., Ko, K.

14:00-15:30
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Autonomous Inspectors in Tax Compliance Simulation
  Balsa, J., Antunes, L., Respicio, A., Coelho, H.

Verification of Biochemical Agent-Based Models Using Petri Nets
  Moncion, T., Hutzler, H., Amar, P.

Agent-based Simulation for Developmental Biology
  Christley, S., Alber, M., Newman, S.

16:00-18:00
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GeoAgents: A Framework for Multi-Agent Simulation within Geographical Information Systems
   Lucas, B., Rodrigues, A., Grueau, C., Gonçalves, A.

Agent Architecture for the Simulation of Pedestrian Traffic Behavior
  Dijkstra, J., Timmermans, H., Jessurun, J., Vries, B. de

SCA Based Crowd Simulations: From Methodology to Life Cycle
  Bandini, S., Federici, M.L., Vizzari, G.

[discussion]

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Thursday, 20.4.

14:00-15:30

Designing Components for Multiagent Simulation
  Triebig, C., Kluegl, F.

A Communication-based Model for Perception and Action
  Duarte, N., Rossetti, R., Oliveira, E.

Millions of Agents: Parallel Simulations with the Repast Agent-Based Toolkit
  Parry, H.R., Evans, A.J., Heppenstall, A.J.


16:00-17:30

MAS-modelling - a new principle of knowledge production?
  Resetarits, A.

MMASS: Past, Present and Future Research Directions on the Multilayered Multi Agent Situated Systems Model
  Bandini, S., Manzoni, S., Simone, C.

[discussion]

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission:                               November 18, 2005
Notification of acceptance/rejection:            December 22, 2005
Final papers:                                                   January 30, 2006
Early registration deadline:                            January 30, 2006

Symposium date:                                            April 19-20, 2006

A special issue of Cybernetics and Systems (Bandini S., Petta P., Vizzari G. (eds.):
Best of “Agent Based Modeling and Simulation”, Cybernetics and Systems 38(7), 2007) contains the revised and extended version of a selection of papers from the symposium.

Program Committee

- Stefania Bandini (University of Milano-Bicocca - Italy)
- Michael Batty (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) - UK)
- Rafael Bordini (University of Durham - UK)
- Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva - Switzerland)
- Paul Davidsson (Blekinge Institute of Technology - Sweden)
- Jan Dijkstra (Eindhoven University of Technology - Netherlands)
- Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo (University of Geneva - Switzerland)
- Samira El Yacoubi (University of Perpignan - France)
- Giorgio Fagiolo (University of Verona - Italy)

- Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey - UK)
- Nabeel Koshak (Umm Al-Qura University - Saudi Arabia)
- Markus Knoflacher (Austrian Research Centre - Austria)
- Sara Manzoni (University of Milano-Bicocca - Italy)
- Fabien Michel (LIRMM - France)
- Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna - Italy)
- Paolo Petta (Medical University of Vienna and OFAI - Austria)
- Andreas Pyka (University of Augsburg - Germany)
- Andreas Schadschneider (University of Cologne - Germany)
- Keith Sawyer (
Washington University - USA)
- Flavio Soares Correa da Silva (University of S. Paulo - Brazil)
- Harry Timmermans (Eindhoven University of Technology - Netherlands)
- Marco Valente (University of L'Aquila - Italy)
- Giuseppe Vizzari (University of Milano-Bicocca - Italy)
- Danny Weyns (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium)
- Franco Zambonelli (Università di Modena-Reggio Emilia - Italy)

Further Information

For more information please contact Giuseppe Vizzari (giuseppe.vizzari [at) disco.unimib.it).

For information about paper formatting, registration, and accomodation please see the EMCSR06 website.

Related EMCSR'06 Symposium

AT2AI5: From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation (April 21)

With the patronage of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence