The notions of agents and multi-agent systems have been adopted for the modeling of complex systems in the most varied contexts: from social sciences to urban planning, biology, logistics and production, and many other more. Agent based models and simulators are used for research as well as for business/industrial applications. However, the concepts behind the term 'agent' are often quite different, as well as the goals, phases and practices involved in modeling and simulation activities. This leads to different approaches, models, mechanisms, methodologies and developed computational systems supporting simulation of the modeled realities.
The aim of this workshop, building on the experiences and results of the previous editions held in 2006 and 2008, is to bring together competencies related to agent based modeling and simulation in different contexts, first of all to foster cross fertilization but also to try to identify common goals and research issues, and to possibly identify compatible requirements for computational supports to agent based modeling and simulation.
Followup publication: as for the previous editions, we aim to publish a collection of extended versions of selected accepted and presented papers as a special issue of a renowned journal (see the "Link List" on this page).
- Stefania Bandini - Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence research centre, University of Milano-Bicocca - Italy
- Paolo Petta - Medical University of Vienna and Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) - Austria
- Giuseppe Vizzari - Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence research centre, University of Milano-Bicocca - Italy