| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||Updated Deadline: CFP Agent-Directed Simulation, April 12-14, 2010, Orlando, Florida |
| From: || |
| Email: ||yzhang_(on)_CS.Trinity.Edu |
| Date received: ||16 Sep 2009 |
| Deadline: ||30 Nov 2009 |
| Start date: ||12 Apr 2010 |
Note that the deadline is updated to November 30, 2009
(previously it was October 31, 2009).
CALL FOR PAPERS and POSTERS Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium
(ADS'10) Orlando, Florida, USA April 12-14, 2010
Manuscript Submission: November 30, 2009.
Sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation
International (SCS) in collaboration with ACM/SIGSIM.
As part of the 2010 Spring Simulation Multi-conference
the 2010 Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium is a premier
platform to explore all three aspects of the synergy of
simulation and agent technologies. Hence, it has a special place
within simulation and agent conferences, including agent-based
(social) simulation conferences. Therefore the ADS symposium
fills a gap in the agent community as well as the simulation
The purpose of the ADS symposium is to facilitate dissemination
of the most recent advancements in the theory, methodology,
application, and toolkits of agent-directed simulation.
Agent-directed simulation is comprehensive in the integration of
agent and simulation technologies, by including models that use
agents to develop domain-specific simulations, i.e., agent
simulation (this is often referred to as agent-based simulation
-when other two important aspects are not considered), and by
also including the use of agent technology to develop simulation
techniques and toolkits that are subsequently applied, either
with or without agents.
Hence, agent-directed simulation consists of three distinct, yet
related areas that can be grouped under two categories as
1. Simulation for Agents (agent simulation): simulation of
agent systems in engineering, human and social dynamics,
military applications etc.
2. Agents for Simulation (which has two aspects):
agent-supported simulation deals with the use of agents as a
support facility to enable computer assistance in problem
solving or enhancing cognitive capabilities; and agent-based
simulation that focuses on the use of agents for the
generation of model behavior in a simulation study.
Through the theme of agent-directed simulation, the symposium
will bring together agent technologies, tools, toolkits,
platforms, languages, methodologies, and applications in a
pragmatic manner. In this symposium, established researchers,
educators, and students are encouraged to come together and
discuss the benefits of agent technology in their use and
application for simulation. It is a way for people to discuss why
and how they have used agent technology in their simulations, and
describe the benefit of having done so.
The theme of ADS'10 is based on the observation of the following
* The growth of new advanced distributed computing standards
along with the rapid rise of e-commerce are providing a new
context that acts as a critical driver for the development of
next generation systems. These standards revolve around
service-oriented technologies, pervasive computing,
web-services, Grid, autonomic computing, ambient intelligence
etc. The supporting role that intelligent agents play in the
development of such systems is becoming pervasive, and
simulation plays a critical role in the analysis and design
of such systems.
* The use of emergent agent technologies at the organization,
interaction (e.g., coordination, negotiation, communication)
and agent levels (i.e. reasoning, autonomy) are expected to
advance the state of the art in various application
technologies is difficult. Using agent-supported simulation
techniques for testing complex agent systems is up and coming
* To facilitate bridging the gap between research and
application, there is a need for tools, agent programming
languages, and methodologies to analyze, design, and
implement complex, non-trivial agent-based simulations.
Existing agent-based simulation tools are still not mature
enough to enable developing agents with varying degrees
cognitive and reasoning capabilities.
ADS'10 will provide a leading forum to bring together researchers
and practitioners from diverse simulation societies within
computer science, social sciences, engineering, business,
education, human factors, and systems engineering. The
involvement of various agent-directed simulation groups will
enable the cross-fertilization of ideas and development of new
perspectives by fostering novel advanced solutions, as well as
enabling technologies for agent-directed simulation
* Technical papers provide a longer format for presenting
experience reports, research results, or descriptions of
"work in progress". They are limited to 8 pages.
* Short position papers are targeted at raising a question or
framing an issue for discussion during the symposium.
Position papers are limited to 3 pages.
* Poster presentations present an opportunity to present work
in progress and receive feedback from colleagues. A one page
write-up of the poster presentations will be included in the
(For all, required font sizes are: min 10 pt for text and min 9
pt for figures or references).
Papers should be submitted electronically to
http://www.softconf.com/scs/ADS10/ . All papers will be subject
to a peer-reviewing process by three program committee members.
(Please see the key dates listed below.)
FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All prospective authors, whose papers are accepted for inclusion
in the program, will be invited to submit their position or
technical papers to ADS'10. Accepted and registered papers will
be published in the conference proceedings by the SCS. In
addition, the committee will select a set of best papers. Authors
of these papers will be encouraged to submit appropriately
expanded versions of these papers for journal publication.
KEY DATES Nov 30, 2009: Manuscript submission Dec 30, 2009:
Notification of acceptance Jan 20, 2010: Full Camera-ready papers
Apr 12-14, 2010: ADS'10 Symposium
General Co-Chair Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University Tuncer Ören,
University of Ottawa Program Co-Chair Gregory Madey, University
of Notre Dame Maarten Sierhuis, Carnegie Mellon University, NASA
Ames Research Center Yu Zhang, Trinity University
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