Call For Papers

Agent-Directed Simulation

Track of Sessions at the Summer Computer Simulation Conference

SCSC 2009

July 13-16, 2009

Grand Cevahir Hotel and Convention Center

Istanbul, Turkey


Dr. Tuncer I. Ören,

Professor Emeritus,

University of Ottawa,

Ottawa, ON, Canada


Dr. Levent Yilmaz,

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering

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. 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 systems engineering

Agent 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 for cooperation and coopetition


Human behavior  modeling and simulation

Models of competition, cooperation, coopetition, and negotiation

Simulation of self-organization

Agents with understanding abilities for simulation


Applications:   Tools, Toolkits, and Environments
Business, commerce, and transportation   Distributed simulation for multi-agent systems
Computational biology, health sciences CASE tools for agent-directed 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:

The conference committee will accept three types of papers submitted as a PDF file to the conference website ( as listed below. Final version of all the papers MUST COMPLY with the SCS conference format. All the submitted papers will be peer reviewed with respect to their quality, originality and relevance. The authors of the accepted paper MUST register in advance for inclusion of their paper in the conference proceedings.

1.   Full manuscript: 8 pages in final conference format. In addition to publication in the conference proceedings, they will be considered for best paper award and for possible inclusion in SCS Simulation Journal. Full papers will be published both in hard copy and CD-ROM.

2.   Work in Progress: Short papers up to 6 pages in final conference format. 

3.   Short Papers: Papers up to 3 pages with industrial focus, military or government applications in abstract, short paper, or poster format.

Each paper must include the title, authors, affiliations, addresses, references and summary  for proper positioning in the conference. Only original papers, written in English, which have not been published previously elsewhere will be accepted. Please indicate which conference topic is most appropriate, listing first and second choices. 

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 conference website by May 15, 2008 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. All papers will be included in the conference proceedings and archived in digital libraries; Full Papers will be also printed in hard copy.


Please note the following deadlines:

Special session proposals: January 31, 2009

Submission of papers: February 23, 2009

Notification of Acceptance: April 24, 2009

Final Submission:  May 22, 2009