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ABMUS 2018 : The 3rd International Workshop on Agent-Based Modelling of Urban Systems


When Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
Where Stockholm, Sweden
Submission Deadline May 4, 2018
Notification Due May 31, 2018
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2018
Categories    agent-based modelling   urban   city   simulation

Call For Papers

ABMUS2018: The 3rd International Workshop on Agent-Based Modelling of Urban Systems

***** Call for Papers *****

The ABMUS2018 workshop on Agent-based modelling of urban systems will held on 14/15 July 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop is part of the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM2018), which includes the AAMAS2018 and IJCAI-ECAI conferences. This workshop is the follow-up of ABMUS2016 held in Singapore during AAMAS2016 and ABMUS2017 held in Sao Paulo during AAMAS2017.

The central goal of this workshop is to bring together the community of researchers and practitioners who use agent-based models and multi-agent systems to understand and manage cities and urban infrastructure systems. Through the exchange of ideas and state-of-the-art within this area, we will pool together current thinking to discuss avenues of fruitful research and methodological challenges we face in building robust, realistic, and trusted models of urban systems. The overarching theme for the workshop this year is 'balancing insight and numbers'. In particular, we invite presentations that describe efforts and challenges in design, development and deployment of urban system models that have balanced the provision of mechanistic insight into complex challenges facing urban systems vs practical challenges of producing 'numbers' for real-world decision support for industry and government.

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Large scale urban simulation applications
* Spatially explicit micro-simulation modelling
* Agent-based modelling of urban transport, land-use, housing, energy,
health, etc.
* Simulation of household behaviour and technology adoption
* Localized population synthesis
* Multi-scale urban systems (temporal and spatial)
* Social simulation of demographic transitions
* Model development and co-development processes and protocols
* Data structures for simulating urban environments
* (Multi-)agent systems to provide decision support in e.g. transport,
energy and air quality
* Connection of simulation models to social and geographical theory
* Government and industry engagement in model development and uptake
* Processes of model co-development to enhance decision-making in urban
* Development in model interfaces and engagement that enhance model

If accepted, each presenter will be given a short time slot (max 10 minutes) to introduce their paper and/or case study, followed by 5-10 minutes in which presenters will share their views on the main workshop theme. After three presentations there will be 20-30 minutes of group discussion in which presenters will act as panel members.

Papers should be submitted as an extended abstract (2-4 pages) through the workshop website. Your abstract should include a Title as well as all authors and affiliations. It should articulate the objectives of the paper and provide a brief but thorough description of the research related to the theme of the workshop and the expected gain by those attending the presentation. Accepted authors will be invited to submit a full paper after the workshop to be included in the post-workshop proceedings.

Important dates

* 4 May 2018: extended deadline for abstract submissions
* 31 May 2018: Notification of acceptance following the review process
* 30 June 2018: Deadline for submitting camera-ready papers for inclusion
in the pre-proceedings
* 14-15 July 2018: ABMUS workshop in Stockholm, Sweden

For further details and submission instructions please see:

All papers must be submitted through the workshop's EasyChair page:

For more information please contact:

Koen van Dam --
Jason Thompson --

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