CFP: Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation 2006 (MAS&S'06)

Giancarlo Fortino <>
Mon Jan 9 23:28:33 CET 2006

************************** CALL FOR PAPERS **************************

Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S)

to take place during

June 5-7, 2006, Palermo, Italy


The Industrial Simulation Conference 2006 (ISC'06) aims to give
a complete overview of industrial simulation related research and
to provide an annual status report on present day industrial simulation
research within the European Community and the rest of the world.
The exchange of techniques and ideas among the different disciplines,
universities and industry, which support the integration of simulation
in the everyday workplace, is the basic premise at the heart of ISC'06.
ISC'06 is sponsored by the EUROSIS (The European Multidisciplinary Society
for Modelling and Simulation Technology), and is hosted by the University
of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S'06)
Multi-agent systems (MAS) provide powerful models for representing
real-world environments with an appropriate degree of complexity and
Several industrial experiences have already shown that the use of MAS offers
advantages in manufacturing processes, e-Commerce, and network management.
Since MAS in such contexts are to be tested before their actual deployment
and execution, methodologies that support validation through simulation of
the MAS under development are highly required. In fact, MAS simulation
only demonstrate that a MAS correctly behaves according to its
specifications but can also support the analysis of emergent properties of
MAS under-test.

In this track we are interested in the combined issues of
multi-agent systems and simulation particularly in the context of
Agent Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE).

Areas of interest
We are interested in the following topic areas (although this list
should not be treated as exclusive):

* Agent-based simulation techniques and methodologies

* Discrete-event simulation of Multi-Agent Systems

* Simulation as Validation Tool for the development process of MAS

* Agent-oriented Methodologies incorporating Simulation tools

* MAS Simulation driven by formal models

* MAS Simulation toolkits and frameworks

* Testing vs. Simulation of MAS

* Agents as modeling concept enabling communication between domain experts
and simulationists

* Industrial case studies based on MAS and simulation/testing

* Agent Computational Economics/Agent Computational Finance

Program Chairs
Giancarlo Fortino - Università della Calabria, Italy

Massimo Cossentino - ICAR/CNR and Università di Palermo, Italy

Wilma Russo - Università della Calabria, Italy

Workshop Program Committee
Carol Bernon              Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse,
Giuseppe Di Fatta       University of Konstanz, Germany and ICAR/CNR
(Palermo), Italy
Salvatore Gaglio         Università di Palermo, Italy
Alfredo Garro            Università della Calabria, Italy
Paolo Giorgini             Università di Trento, Italy
Marie-Pierre Gleizes    Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse,
Brian Henderson-Sellers Sydney University of Technology, Australia
Franziska Kluegl          University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Renato Levy                Intelligent Automation, Inc, USA
Adolfo Lopez Paredes University of Valladolid, Spain
Vito Morreale              Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA, Italy
Scott Moss                  Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Andrea Omicini            Università di Bologna, Cesena, Italy
Juan Pavón Mestras     Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Paolo Petta                  Austrian Research Institute for Artificial
Intelligence, Austria
Erwan Tranvouez         University Paul Cezanne, LSIS, France
Giuseppe Vizzari          Università Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Franco Zambonelli       Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Web Site
Most recent information about this track may be found at the MAS&S'06 web
site at

Submission Guidelines
Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas
will be considered. This includes three categories of submissions:
1) original and unpublished research; 2) reports of innovative
computing applications in the sciences, engineering, business,
government, education and industry; and 3) reports of successful
technology transfer to new problem domains.

The following paper submission types are possible:

- FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references) During
review,the submitted full papers can be accepted as a regular 5 page paper.
If excellent, full papers can be accepted by the program committee as an
extended (8-page) paper.

- EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a regular (5
pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster.

- SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3 page abstract for a short paper or poster.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the
International Program Committee. All accepted papers will be published in
the ISC'2006 Conference Proceedings.

Submit your paper electronically at

Journal Special Issue

We have also planned to have a SPECIAL ISSUE on IJAOSE (International
Journal on Agent Oriented Software Engineering, Inderscience) with the best
papers presented and discussed to the workshop.

Important Dates

February 15, 2006: Submission of Papers

March 30, 2006: Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection

April 30, 2006: Submission of Camera-Ready Copies of Accepted Papers

June 5-7, 2006: ISC'06 Takes Place

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