Dec 15, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bernon
The web site for the ESSA Summer School 2012 is open.

Call for Papers

MABS’12 - The Thirtheenth International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation – Multi-Agent Simulation of/and the Society

@AAMAS 2012

Valencia, Spain

4th June 2012

Aims and scope. The meeting of researchers from MAS engineering and the social/economic/organizational sciences is extensively recognized for its role in cross-fertilization, and has undoubtedly been an important source of inspiration for the body of knowledge that has been produced in the MAS area. Multi-Agent Based Simulation (MABS) is a vibrant inter-disciplinary area which brings together researchers within the agent-based social simulation community (ABSS) and the Multiagent Systems community (MAS).

The focus of ABSS is on simulating and organization social behaviours in order to understand real social systems via the development and testing of new concepts. The focus of MAS is on the solution of hard engineering problems related to the construction, deployment and efficient operation of multiagent systems.

The range of technical issues that MABS has dealt with, and continues to deal with, is quite diverse and extensive. Topics relevant to this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

Simulation methodologies

- standards for MABS

- methodologies and simulation languages for MABS

- simulation platforms and tools for MABS

- Organizational and analytic tools

- approaches for large-scale simulations

- scalability and robustness in MABS

- future challenges in MABS

Simulation of social and economic organizations

- formal and agent models of social organizations

- cognitive organizations and social simulation

- game theory and simulation

- social structure: social networks and simulating organizations

- simulating social complexity (e.g. structures and norms, social order, emergence of cooperation and coordinated action, self-organisation, the micro-macro link)

Applications / Empirical work

- MABS in environmental organizations

- MABS and cloud computing

- agent-based experimental economics

- participative-based simulation

- MABS and games

All of these topics are important for both the MAS community doing simulation, and for economic, social, and organizational scientists doing simulation.



The workshop is a continuation of the International Workshop series on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS).



March 11, 2012 - Deadline for contributions to workshop.

March 30, 2012 - Acceptance or rejection notification is sent to authors.

April 13, 2012 - Deadline for authors sending their revised contribution, according to reviewers’ remarks.

June 4-5, 2012 - MABS workshop takes place.



All accepted papers will be printed in the AAMAS workshop proceedings. In addition, following the tradition of the previous MABS workshops, we intend to publish the accepted papers, after a further reviewing process, in Springer-Verlag's Multi-Agent-Based Simulation book series, LNAI.



All submitted papers must be formatted according to Springer's LNAI layout ( and in PDF format. The maximum number of pages is 12. Papers should be submitted via Easychair (



All submissions will go through a peer review process, with two or three independent PC members reviewing each submission. Only those deemed to be 1) relevant to the workshop's aims, 2) presenting original work, and 3) of good quality and clarity will be accepted. Following the workshop, participants will be required to revise their papers, which will undergo a second review process before publication in the post-proceedings.



Frédéric Amblard (Université Toulouse 1, France)

Francesca Giardini (Central European University, Hungary)



Frédéric Amblard (Université Toulouse 1, France)

Luis Antunes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Rosaria Conte (National Research Council, Italy)

Paul Davidsson (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK)

Scott Moss (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)

Keith Sawyer (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

Jaime Simão Sichman (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Keiki Takadama (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)