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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Agent-Based Social Simulation and Autonomic Systems


                     ABSS@Autonomics 2009
                (apologies for multiple postings)

First International Workshop on Agent-Based Social Simulation and Autonomic
Systems (ABSS@Autonomics 2009)

to be held at the Third International ICST Conference on Autonomic Computing
Communication Systems (Autonomics 2009)

9th-11th September
Limassol, Cyprus

The ABSS@Autonomic 2009 (http://tinyurl.com/ABSS-AS2009) workshop
aims to promote collaboration between the fields of agent-based social
simulation (ABSS)
and the field of Autonomic Systems, bringing together researchers from
both fields
and community.

The focus of Autonomic systems is on the management of pervasive, context-aware
services offered by the large amount of electronic devices embedded
into everyday
objects and interfacing with the surrounding environment, whose
complex connections
call for self-management and autonomicity as a necessary condition for obtaining
purposeful systems; while the focus of ABSS is on simulating social
behaviors in order
to understand real social systems (human, animal and even electronic)
in a generative
and theory-based way.

The complexity hidden in the dynamic large-scale networks and services
that constitute the focus of Autonomic systems requires autonomous
self-management; this is a concept typical of agent based systems. In
addition, these systems cannot be studied in isolation: they are
intrinsically social. Hence all autonomic systems can benefit by being
studied through ABSS, which is based on agent autonomy and sociality.

We aim to address the following areas (not limited):

(1) General issues
- Agency and Autonomy
- Simulation environment modeling
- Standards for simulators
- Self-organization
- Scalability
- Robustness
- Methodologies and techniques that link ABSS and Autonomic Systems

(2) Autonomics issues
- Theoretical foundations of autonomic systems
- Agent simulation of embedded electronic devices
- Agent simulation of technology innovation
- Pervasive and autonomic computing and its innovation
- Management and understanding of complex systems
- Autonomous self-management of dynamic large-scale networks and services
- Privacy, security, dynamic trust and social issues
- Resource, network and service (self) management
- Enabling technologies for pervasive environments

(3) ABSS issues
- Formal and agent-based models of social behavior and social order
- Reputation, gossip, uncertainty and trust
- Social structures and norms
- Cognitive modeling and social simulation
- The emergence of cooperation and coordinated action
- Agent-based experimental economics
- Simulation of web 2.0 and collaborative filtering


Paper submission:        June 15th 2009
Acceptance notification: July 15th 2009
Final Version due:       July 30th, 2009
Conference:              September 9th-11th 2009


Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 16 pages in LNCS
conference proceedings
format through easychair

The proceedings will be a Springer Verlang publication and the papers
will be reviewed by
several indexing servicing including DBLP, ZBlMath/CompuServe,
IO-Port, EI, Scopus, INSPEC,
ISI Proceedings, the Zentralblatt Math and Google Scholar. Selected
best papers from
Autonomics 2009 will be considered for publication in a special issue
of the International
Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communication Systems (IJAACS).


All submissions would go through a peer review process, with at least
three independent
PC members reviewing each submission. Only those deemed to be

1 - relevant to the workshop's aims,
2 - presenting original work, and
3 - of good quality and clarity

would be accepted. Following the workshop, participants will be
required to revise their
papers which will undergo a second review process before publication
in the post-proceedings.


Mario Paolucci
Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR)
National Research Council
Via S. Martino della Battaglia 44, 00185 Roma
Tel. +39 06 4459 5321, Fax +39 06 4459 5243
E-mail: mario.paolucci -at- istc.cnr.it

Isaac Pinyol
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA - CSIC)
Spanish National Research Council
Campus de la UAB, Bellaterra, Spain
Tel. +34 93 580 9570, Fax +34 93 580 9661
Email: ipinyol -at- iiia.csic.es


- Frederic Amblard        (Universite Toulouse 1,  France)
- Luis Antunes            (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
- Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
- Federico Cecconi        (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
- Helder Coelho           (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
- Rosaria Conte           (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
- Gennaro Di Tosto        (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
- Bruce Edmonds           (Centre for Policy Modelling, UK)
- Boi Faltings            (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausane, Switzerland
- Nigel Gilbert           (University of Surrey, UK)
- Wander Jager            (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
- Marco Janssen           (Indiana University, USA)
- David Hales             (University of Bologna, Italy)
- Jean-Pierre Muller      (CIRAD, France)
- Pablo Noriega           (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
- Emma Norling            (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
- Oswaldo Tern           (University of Los Andes, Venezuela)
- Mario Paolucci          (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
- Juan Pavon Mestras      (Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain)
- Isaac Pinyol            (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
- Walter Quattrociocchi   (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
- Jordi Sabater-Mir       (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
- Jaime Sichman           (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Carles Sierra           (IIIA, Spain)
- Liz Sonenberg           (University Melbourne, Australia)
- Flaminio Squazzoni      (University of Brescia, Italy)
- Keiki Takadama          (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
- Klaus Troitzsch         (University of Koblenz, Germany)
- Paolo Turrini           (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- Laurent Vercouter       (cole Nationale Suprieure des Mines de Saint-tienne, France)