Call For Papers

Agent-Directed Simulation

Track of Sessions at the Summer Computer Simulation Conference

SCSC 2005

July 23-28, 2005

Hilton Philadelphia/Cherry Hill
Philadelphia, PA, USA


  • Dr. Tuncer I. Ören, Ottawa Center of MISS, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Dr. Levent Yilmaz, Assistant Professor, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA


Agent paradigm and its related theory and methodologies opened new frontiers for advancing the physical, natural, social, military, and information sciences and engineering. The purpose of this session of tracks is to facilitate dissemination of the most recent advancements in the theory, methodology, application, and toolkits of agent-directed simulation. Agent-directed Simulation consists of three distinct, yet related areas which can be grouped under two categories as follows:

Use of Simulation for Agents

Use of Agents for Simulation

Agent Simulation: simulation of agent systems.

Agent simulation is already used in several categories of application areas such as:

-         Engineering applications: electrical engineering, irrigation systems, manufacturing systems, mechatronics, networks, robotics, software, as well as transportation/logistics;

-         Management/economy applications: economy, e-commerce, and management;

-         Social systems and human behavior applications: social systems, psychology/human behaviour, physiology, negotiation, and organization theory;

-         Environment  applications: ecosystems, land use;

-         Military applications.

Agent-supported Simulation use of agents in a simulation study for at least one of the following purposes: (in a computer-aided simulation environment –including simulation-based problem solving environments):

to provide computer assistance for front-end and/or back-end interface functions;

- to process elements of a simulation study symbolically (for example, for consistency checks and built-in reliability); and

- to provide cognitive abilities to the elements of a simulation study, such as learning or understanding abilities.

Agent-based Simulation: use of agents for the generation of model behavior in a simulation study.


Agent-Directed Simulation session of tracks aims to provide a leading forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse simulation societies. 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 are solicited. Topics include, but are not limited to the  following areas:



Theory:    Methodology:

Agent-based computational organization theory

  Agent-based simulation software engineering

Agent-based simulation of anticipatory systems

  Agents in support of simulation methodologies

Agent simulation architectures

  Computational autonomy

Cooperative autonomy and coalitions

  Control of agent-based systems

Deliberative, interpretive, and social agents

  Design and validation of agent simulations

Formal models of agents and agent societies

  Emergent law discovery in agent simulations

Holonic agent systems

  Human behavior  modeling and simulation

Models of competition, cooperation, and negotiation

Simulation of behavioral self-organization


Applications:   Tools, Toolkits, and Environments
Business, commerce, and transportation   Distributed simulation for multi-agent systems
Computational biology CASE tools for agent-based simulations
Ecosystems, environment, urban planning Agent modeling tools and simulation engines
Military applications Agent simulation programming languages
Computational economics and finance Standard APIs for agent simulation programming
Human and social dynamics Agent simulation verification, validation, testing  tools
Engineering and manufacturing


Author Guide:

Extended abstracts (4-6 pages), full draft papers or other proposals should be submitted for the review process as a PDF file to the site by February 28, 2005. Each extended abstract must include the title, authors, affiliations, addresses, references and summary (4-6 pages) for proper positioning in the conference. Only original papers, written in English, which have not been published previously elsewhere will be accepted.

Final Paper Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in case of acceptance  your final manuscript will need to be submitted electronically as a PDF file to the site by May 26, 2005 to guarantee inclusion in the conference CD and final program. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, transfer copyright, and pay a conference registration fee at the time their camera-ready paper is submitted.


Key Dates:


Abstracts/Draft Paper   February 28, 2005
Notification of acceptance    April 12, 2005
Full Camera-ready papers    May 26, 2005
SCSC'05 Conference   July 23-28, 2005