CFP SIMULTECH Special Session on Agent-Directed Simulation, August 28-30, 2014, Vienna, Austria

SIMULTECH 2014 Special Session on Agent-Directed Simulation (ADS'14)
Vienna, Austria
August 28-30, 2014

Manuscript Submission: June 23, 2014.

In conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Simulation and 
Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - SIMULTECH 2014,

the special session on Agent-Directed Simulation (ADS'14) 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 ADS fills a gap in the agent community as well as 
the simulation community.

The purpose of the ADS special session 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:

   1. Simulation for Agents (agent simulation): simulation of agent
      systems in engineering, human and social dynamics, military
      applications etc.
   2. 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 special session will
bring together agent technologies, tools, toolkits, platforms,
languages, methodologies, and applications in a pragmatic manner. In
this special session, 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.

The theme of ADS'14 is based on the observation of the following

   * The growth of new advanced distributed computing standards along
     with the rapid rise of e-commerce are providing a new context that
     acts as a critical driver for the development of next generation
     systems. These standards revolve around service-oriented
     technologies, pervasive computing, web-services, Grid, autonomic
     computing, ambient intelligence etc. The supporting role that
     intelligent agents play in the development of such systems is
     becoming pervasive, and simulation plays a critical role in the
     analysis and design of such systems.

   * The use of emergent agent technologies at the organization,
     interaction (e.g., coordination, negotiation, communication) and
     agent levels (i.e. reasoning, autonomy) are expected to advance
     the state of the art in various application technologies is
     difficult. Using agent-supported simulation techniques for
     testing complex agent systems is up and coming field.

   * To facilitate bridging the gap between research and application,
     there is a need for tools, agent programming languages, and
     methodologies to analyze, design, and implement complex,
     non-trivial agent-based simulations. Existing agent-based
     simulation tools are still not mature enough to enable developing
     agents with varying degrees cognitive and reasoning capabilities.

ADS'14 will provide a leading forum to bring together researchers and
practitioners from diverse simulation societies within computer science,
social sciences, engineering, business, education, human factors, and
systems engineering. The involvement of various agent-directed
simulation groups will enable the cross-fertilization of ideas and
development of new perspectives by fostering novel advanced solutions,
as well as enabling technologies for agent-directed simulation

   Paper Submission: June 23, 2014
   Authors Notification: July 7, 2014
   Camera Ready and Registration: July 15, 2014


Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) 
are available at:

Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission 
system at:


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the 
conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM 
support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference 
Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and 

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the 
SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
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Special Session Co-Chairs
   Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University
   Tuncer Oren, University of Ottawa
Publicity Chair
   Yu Zhang, St. John's University
Special Session Program Committee
   Fernando Barros, University of Coimbra, Portugal
   Paul Davis, RAND and RAND Graduate School, USA
   Julie Dugdale, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
   Bernard Espinasse, Universit d'Aix-Marseille, France
   Claudia Frydman, LSIS, France
   Norbert Giambiasi, LSIS, France
   Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, USA
   C. Anthony Hunt, UCSF, USA
   Andras Jvor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
   Glen Ropella, UCSF, USA
   Charles Santoni, LSIS, France
   Hessam Sarjoughian, Arizona State University, USA
   Andreas Tolk, Old Dominion University, USA
   Gabriel Wainer, Carleton University, Canada

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