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The Sixth International Workshop on Agent-Based Approaches in Economic and Social Complex Systems

The Sixth International Workshop on Agent-Based Approaches in Economic and Social Complex Systems (AESCS 2009)

November 13-14, 2009,
National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Keynote Speakers

  • Paul Glimcher, New York University, USA

  • Jeffrey Johnson, The Open University, UK

  • Sobei Oda, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan


AESCS 2009 brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse
fields, such as computer science, economics, physics, and complex system theory for understanding social complex systems. AESCS 2009 mainly focuses on applications of agent-based technologies to social complex systems.
Conference participants will present the latest results of various
researches, and discuss emergent phenomena and modeling issues of social complex systems, which will provide further understanding on social complex problems with agent-based technologies.


The topics include, but not limited to:

(1)Formal Theories on Agent-based Approaches
Agent-based computational foundations; Theories on rationality, intention, and emotion; Social behaviors, social action, and social interaction; Mathematical organization theory; Mathematical sociology

(2)Computational Economics and Organization Theory
Agent-based computational economics; Econophysics; Market-oriented
computing; Artificial markets; Agents in financial engineering;
Computational organization theory;

(3)Modeling, Simulation and Validation Techniques
Toolkits and methods for agent-based simulation; Large scale social
simulation; Validation and verification of simulation results and simulation systems;

(4)Gaming Simulation
Gaming simulation; Participatory simulation; Hybridization of agent-based simulation and gaming simulation

(5)Collective Intelligence
Collective decision and behaviors; Emergent intelligence; Social intelligence

(6)Applications of Agent-based Modeling
Organization and industrial design; Electronic commerce; Community design; Environment problems; Emergency management: prevention of disasters, epidemic diseases, and finance collapses; Medical and insurance systems; Public policies; Spatial modeling, pedestrian modeling; Marketing decision support

(7)Related Areas
Evolutionary economics; Complex adaptive systems, chaotic and fractal
dynamics; Evolutionary computation; Evolutionary games; Population dynamics; Anthropology

(8)Conceptual Models and Methodologies
Conceptual modeling of agent-based approach; Philosophical issues of
agent-based modeling

Important Dates

July 1, 2009: Paper submission deadline.
All submissions must be made online via the Conference Maker program
available at:

Aug. 15, 2009: Paper acceptance notification

Sep. 15, 2009: Early registration deadline

Sep. 22, 2009: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due

Nov. 13 - 14, 2009: Conference dates

Paper format

The paper length should not exceed 12 pages in length with one column and single space. The manuscript includes all figures, tables, graphs, and bibliography. Post-proceedings of the workshop will be published from Springer as a series of ABSSS hardcover books.

Conference Committee

Workshop Chair
Shu-Heng Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Organization Chair
Takao Terano, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Chair
Ryuichi Yamamoto, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Program Committee:

Eizo Akiyama University of Tsukuba, Japan
Yuji Aruka Chuo University, Japan
Sung-Bae Cho Yonsei University, Korea
Mauro Gallegati Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Nobuyuki Hanaki GREQAM, Universite de la Mediterranee, and University of
Tsukuba, France/Japan
Fumihiko Hashimoto Osaka City University, Japan
Xuezhong (Tony) He University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Reiko Hishiyama Waseda University, Japan
Masayuki Ishinishi Ministry of Defense, Japan
Kiyoshi Izumi National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
Technology (AIST), Japan
Toshiya Kaihara Kobe University, Japan
Taisei Kaizoji International Christian University, Japan
Toshiyuki Kaneda Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Toshiji Kawagoe Future University-Hakodate, Japan
Hajime Kita Kyoto University, Japan
Thomas Lux University of Kiel, Germany
Jun-ichi Maskawa Seijo University, Japan
Takayuki Mizuno Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Hideyuki Mizuta IBM JAPAN, Japan
Yutaka Nakai Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Yosihiro Nakajima Osaka City University, Japan
Akira Namatame National Defence Academy, Japan
Isamu Okada Soka University, Japan
Isao Ono Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tamotsu Onozaki Aomori Public Colleage, Japan
Philippa Pattison University of Melbourne, Australia
Stefan Reitz German Federal Bank, Germany
Akihiro Sato Kyoto University
Hiroshi Sato National Defense Academy, Japan
Yoshinori Shiozawa Osaka City University, Japan
Keiji Suzuki Future University-Hakodate, Japan
Shingo Takahashi Waseda University, Japan
Noriyuki Tanida Kansai University, Japan
Kazuhisa Taniguchi Kinki University, Japan
Frank Westerhoff University of Bamberg, Germany


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