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CFP: MABS 2022 – The 23rd Multi-Agent-Based Simulation workshop (hosted at AAMAS 2022)

MABS 2022 – The 23rd Multi-Agent-Based Simulation Workshop
hosted at AAMAS 2022 (Auckland, New Zealand)
May 9-10, 2022


==Call for Papers==
MABS 2022 is part of the AAMAS 2022 conference taking place in Auckland, New Zealand on May 9-13, 2022.

We welcome your paper submissions from all areas of multi-agent-based simulation and particularly also of work in early stages, which can benefit from active discussions.

==Relevant Topics==
The range of technical issues that MABS has dealt with, and continues to deal with, is quite diverse and extensive. Topics relevant to this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:
Simulation methodologies (Standards for MABS, Methodologies and simulation languages for MABS, Simulation platforms and tools for MABS, Visualization and analytic tools, Approaches for large-scale simulations, Scalability and robustness in MABS, Future challenges in MABS)
Simulation of Social and Intelligent behavior (Formal and agent models of social behavior, Cognitive modelling and simulation, Game theory and simulation, Social structure, social networks and simulating organizations, Simulating social complexity)
Applications and Empirical Work (MABS in environmental organizations, MABS and cloud computing, Agent-based experimental economics, Participative-based simulation, MABS and games, MABS in governance and policymaking)
Simulation Analytics (Application of data analytics and machine learning methods to the analysis of large-scale simulations)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought about renewed interest in modelling of disease (and measures to control it) in societies. We intend for 2022 to include a special session on simulations related to the crisis, e.g., Modelling of transmission processes, societies, or effects of interventions. We especially encourage the submission of novel and original approaches that are not fully developed and can benefit from discussions.

==Target Audience==
The workshop will provide a forum for social scientists, MAS and AI researchers and developers, as well as simulation researchers, to assess the current state of the art in the modelling and simulation of social systems and MAS, to identify where existing approaches can be successfully applied, to learn about new approaches and explore future research challenges, and to exchange ideas and knowledge in an inter-disciplinary environment. The workshop will be of interest to researchers engaged in modelling and analysis of multi-agent systems, and those interested in applying agent-based simulation techniques to real-world problems. In addition, it will attract researchers committed to cross-cutting research that is complementary to more orthodox modelling approaches.

MABS intends to be a place where researchers can exchange ideas about their work and we are looking forward to the community meeting once again in person. At the same time, we are also planning for the possibility that the global public health situation might require us to run the workshop as a partly or fully virtual event. In such a context, we will adapt the program and provide the tools so that researchers from all around the world can participate to the event. Even in an online workshop, we will endeavor to create the space for informal exchange of ideas and to get to know each other, for example in panel discussions or digital break-out rooms on topics identified during the workshop by the participants.

==Submission of Papers (Deadline: Feb 6, 2022)==
Submissions are limited to 12 pages formatted according to Springer LNCS style and must be electronically submitted before the submission deadline through the workshop conference system, which is available at: All contributions will be peer-reviewed by two or three independent PC members. The evaluation criteria of contributions will be based on originality, quality, clarity, and its relevance to the workshop. All accepted papers will be printed in the AAMAS workshop proceedings. In addition, following the tradition of the previous MABS workshops, we intend to publish the accepted papers, after a further reviewing process, in the Springer Multi-Agent-Based Simulation book series, LNAI.

==Important Dates==
Submission deadline: extended to: Feb 6, 2022
Notification of acceptance or rejection: Feb 27, 2022
Camera ready versions: Mar 6, 2022
MABS 2022 will take place: May 9-10, 2022

Submissions (EasyChair):

For further questions related to the workshop, please email mabs2022(at)easychair(dot)org or visit

==Program Chairs==
Emma Norling and Fabian Lorig
on behalf of the MABS Steering Committee


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