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


When Sep 7, 2009 - Sep 11, 2009
Where Limassol, Cyprus
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2009
Categories    social simulation   agents

Call For Papers


The ABSS@Autonomic Systems - Agent Based Social Simulation at Autonomic Systems 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.

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) Autonomic issues
The emergence of electronic devices embedded into everyday objects is marking a new trend in communication and computation. The complexity hidden in such dynamic large-scale networks and services 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.

(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.

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