Call For Papers

Agent-Directed Simulation

Track of Sessions at the Summer Computer Simulation Conference

(SCSC 2010)

July 11-14, 2010,

Crown Plaza, Ottawa, Canada




Track co-chairs:


Dr. Gregory Madey

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN, USA


Dr. Maarten Sierhuis
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, CA, USA


Dr. Yu Zhang

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX, USA



Dr. Tuncer I. Ören,

Professor Emeritus,

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON, Canada


Dr. Levent Yilmaz

Associate 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. 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:







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






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. 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.

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.

Final Paper Submission Guidelines:

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.

The authors of the accepted paper must (by the deadline):

(1) finalize their papers taking into consideration the recommendations of the reviewers;
(2) submit the final version of their papers electronically as a PDF file to the conference website;
(3) submit the copyright transfer form; and
(4) register in advance for inclusion of their paper in the conference proceedings.


Please note the following deadlines:


Special session proposals:


January 15,


Submission of papers:

February 28,


Notification of acceptance:

March 30,


Final submission:

April 30,