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The 5th International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S 2011)
MAS&S 2011 is part of JAWS 2011 (Joint Agent-oriented Workshops in Synergy) and will be jointly held with FedCSIS - The Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
Sept. 19-21, 2011 Szczecin, Poland
* DEADLINE for submission of regular papers: May 31, 2011 *
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):
The working language of the conference is English. The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE style templates are available here: http://fedcsis.org/?q=node/22. Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file). Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
Accepted and Presented paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® database and indexed in the DBLP. Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events. 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.
* Carole Bernon, Université Paul Sabatier, IRIT (France), firstname.lastname@example.org * Giancarlo Fortino, Università della Calabria (Italy), email@example.com * Jorge J. Gomez-Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), firstname.lastname@example.org
* Jean-Paul Arcangeli, Université Paul Sabatier, France * Carol Bernon, Université Paul Sabatier, France * Juan Antonio Botía Blaya, Universidad de Murcia, Spain * Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology of Krakow, Poland * Irenieusz Czarnowski, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland * Paul Davidson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden * Alfredo Garro, Università della Calabria (Italy) * Paolo Giorgini, Università di Trento, Italy * Samer Hassan, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain * Vincent Hilaire, Université de Belfort-Montbéliard, France * Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland * Franziska Klügl, Örebro Universitet, Sweden * Adolfo López-Paredes, University of Valladolid, Spain * Ambra Molesini, Università di Bologna, Italy * Ngoc-Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland * Muaz Niazi, COMSATS Institute of IT, Islamabad, Pakistan * Michael J. North, Argonne National Laboratory, USA * Andrea Omicini, Università di Bologna, Italy * Paolo Petta, OFAI, Austria * Gauthier Picard, ENSM, Saint-Etienne, France * Luca Sabatucci, ITC-irst, FBK, Italy * Valeria Seidita, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy * Pietro Terna, Università di Torino, Italy * Erwan Tranvouez, LSIS, France * Giuseppe Vizzari, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Further Information: mailto: email@example.com Workshop website: MAS&S 2011: http://www.mass.fedcsis.org/