CALL FOR PAPERS and POSTERS
Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium (ADS’13)
Bahia Resort, San Diego, CA, USA
April 7-10, 2013
Manuscript Submission: December 21, 2012.
Sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS).
Co-located with the Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop (Spring SIW) 2013 organized and conducted by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO). The Theory of Modeling and Simulation (TMS/DEVS 2013) will be a sub-conference of SpringSim.
As part of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multi-conference (SpringSim’13; http://www.scs.org/springsim/2013) the 2013 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 community. 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 follows:
- Simulation for Agents (agent simulation): simulation of agent systems in engineering, human and social dynamics, military applications etc.
- 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. Read more on Call: Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium (ADS’13)…