[ecoop-info] AgentCities-15: First Call for Papers

stephane.galland at utbm.fr stephane.galland at utbm.fr
Wed Nov 5 11:08:46 CET 2014

Second International Workshop on Agent-based Modeling and Simulation of Cities (AgentCities14)

In conjunction with the 6th International Conference on 
Ambient Systems, Networks, and Technologies ANT2015 (London, UK)
June 2-5, 2015


The modeling of the dynamics of the cities and their population is of great theoretical
and practical interest. In the past two-decade research from a broad range of fields such
as computer graphics, physics, robotics, energy, social science, safety science and
training systems has created simulations involving collections of elements (individuals or
devices) immersed in cities. Many works have been devoted to the study of collective
behaviors and their inherent emergent properties such as spontaneous organizations of
pedestrians into lines, oscillations at gates, etc. Among all the existing approaches in
simulation, those offering the highest level of realism in behavior are microscopic approaches
because they explicitly attempt to model the features that take part in the expression of
specific behaviors of individuals. Agent-Based Simulations (ABS) are one of the approaches to
support micro-simulation. ABS principle relies upon a set of autonomous agents, which
encapsulate the behaviors of individual entities (pedestrians, vehicles, devices...)
Agent-based modeling allows complex behaviors of various interacting entities to emerge from a
set of simpler behaviors. Phenomena such as flocks of birds, schools of fish and crowds are
good examples of how systems with simple goals can exhibit emergent behaviors as the result of
the interactions between the individuals. Moreover, in contrast to other micro-simulation
techniques, ABS allows to catch the variety of behaviors composing a real system easily. ABS
has proven to be well suited for the simulation of situations where there is a large number
of heterogeneous individuals who may behave somewhat differently. However, as soon as we
consider a micro-simulation of several agents and their relationships, the complexity of the
system and associated computational costs increase. We are therefore faced a dilemma common in
the field of simulation: to manage a compromise between performance and accuracy. The goal of
AgentCities is to provides a place where the different points of view on the modeling and the
simulation of the city's dynamics may be discussed. A particular focus is made on agent-based models.
The accepted application domains are various, from crowds, to smart grid, including transport
and traffic models.

AgentCities 2015 will be held in London, UK (2-5 June 2015) in conjunction with the 6th
International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks, and Technologies (ANT 2015).

Important Dates:

* Submission deadline: January 10, 2015
* Notification: March 1, 2015
* Final date for camera-ready copy: April 1, 2015
* Workshop: June 2-5, 2015


Methods and Models:
* Agent based Modeling and Simulation
* Holonic models
* Agent based Simulation of large scale urban systems
* Agent oriented analysis and design methods
* Ontologies and theories about large urban systems
* Smart city models
* Formal models of agent-based simulation
* Organizational models

* Traffic/Transport
* Crowds
* Smard grids and smart buildings
* Land-Use

Workshop Chairs

* Stéphane GALLAND (IRTES-SET, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, France)
* Sebastian RODRIGUEZ (GITIA, Argentina)
* Nicolas GAUD (IRTES-SET, France)

Program Committee (confirmed)

Flavien BALBO (High National School of Mines of Saint-Etienne, France)
Alexis DROGOUL (IRD, Vietnam)
Giancarlo FORTINO (University of Calabria, Italy)
Vincent HILAIRE (University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France)
Tom HOLVOET (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Abderrafiaa KOUKAM (University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France)
Sathish KUMAR (Coastal Carolina University, USA)
Marco LÜTZENBERGER (DAI-Labor, Berlin, Germany)
René MANDIAU (University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis, France)
Gildas MORVAN (University of Artois, France)
Ansar YASAR (University of Hasselt, Belgium)

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