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 (SpringSIW) 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)
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:
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.
The theme of ADS‘13 is based on the observation of the following premises.
ADS 2013 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
* Technical papers provide a longer format for presenting experience reports, research results, or descriptions of “work in progress”. They are limited to 8 pages.
* Short position papers are targeted at raising a question or framing an issue for discussion during the symposium. Position papers are limited to 3 pages.
* Poster presentations present an opportunity to present work in progress and receive feedback from colleagues. A one page write-up of the poster presentations will be included in the proceedings.
Formatting guidelines and author instructions are available at
Papers should be submitted electronically to
All papers will be subject to a peer-reviewing process by three program committee members. (Please see the key dates listed below)
FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All prospective authors, whose papers are accepted for inclusion in the
program, will be invited to submit their position or technical papers to
ADS‘13. Accepted and registered papers will be published in the conference
proceedings by the SCS. The committee will select a set of best papers. Authors
of these papers will be encouraged to submit appropriately expanded versions of
these papers for journal publication.
Submissions Open: Sept. 7, 2012
Final day to submit the regular papers for review: Dec. 21, 2012
Final day to submit reviews and decisions: Jan. 25, 2013
Final day to submit the camera ready version: Feb. 10, 2013
Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University
Tuncer Oren, University of Ottawa
Gregory Madey, University of Notre Dame
Maarten Sierhuis, Carnegie Mellon University, NASA Ames Research Center
Yu Zhang, Trinity University