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MAS&S 2013 : 7th Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation 2013


When Sep 16, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013
Where Koblenz, Germany
Submission Deadline May 1, 2013
Notification Due Jun 7, 2013
Final Version Due Jun 28, 2013
Categories    multi agent systems   simulation   software engineering   distributed systems

Call For Papers

7th International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S) 2013

jointly held with MATES 2013 (

Koblenz, Germany
September 16-20, 2013

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 2013 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

Steering Commitee

Massimo Cossentino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Giancarlo Fortino, Università della Calabria, Italy
Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Université Paul Sabatier, IRIT, France
Juan Pavon, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Wilma Russo, Università della Calabria, Italy

Workshop Chairs (TBD)

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria
Program Committee (TBD)

Jean-Paul Arcangeli, University Paul Sabatier, France
Carole Bernon, University Paul Sabatier, IRIT, France
Juan Antonio Botia 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
Stefano Galzarano, Universita' della Calabria, Italy
Alfredo Garro, Universita' della Calabria, Italy
Paolo Giorgini, Universita' di Trento, Italy
Jorge J. Gomez-Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Antonio Guerrieri, Universita' della Calabria, Italy
Samer Hassan, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Vincent Hilaire, University de Belfort-Montbéliard, France
Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Franziska Kugln, Orebro Universitet, Sweden
Adolfo Lopez-Paredes, University of Valladolid, Spain
Ambra Molesini, Universita' 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, Universita' di Bologna, Italy
Paolo Petta, OFAI, Austria
Gauthier Picard, ENSM, Saint-Etienne, France
Luca Sabatucci, ITC-irst, FBK, Italy
Valeria Seidita, Universita' degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Pietro Terna, Universita' di Torino, Italy
Erwan Tranvouez, LSIS, France
Giuseppe Vizzari, Universita'di Milano Bicocca, Italy

Important dates

Full paper submission: May 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance: Jun 7, 2013
Final (camera ready) paper due: Jun 28, 2013
Workshop: Sept 16-17, 2013

Paper Submission

Submitted papers, which have to be in English, must not exceed 14 pages in Springer LNCS style. Over-length submissions will be rejected without review. Submissions are expected to report on new research that makes a substantial technical contribution to the field. In particular, submitted research must be unpublished and not under review in any other conference or journal (submissions that violate this requirement will be regarded as self-plagiarism).

Submission of papers is handled via ConfTool followinw this LINK:

The MAS&S proceedings will be published in the MATES 2013 proceedings that will be published by Springer as a volume of the LNAI (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) series.

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