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Special Session
Special Session on
Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
 - ABMS 2012

28 - 31 July, 2012 - Rome, Italy

Within the 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - ICINCO 2012

ABMS is a shared event between ICINCO and SIMULTECH.



Agent-based modeling and simulation involves computational models for simulating the actions and interactions of autonomous agents (both individual or collective entities such as organizations or groups) in order to understand complex phenomena. It may combine elements of decision theory, distributed systems, computational sociology, multi-agent systems, robotics, and evolutionary programming. There are many approaches to intelligent software agent development, ranging from reactive agents to deliberative agents, with different levels of efficiency and effectiveness. Agent-based models have been used since the mid-1990s to solve a variety of business and technology problems. Examples of applications include supply chain optimization and logistics, modeling of consumer behavior, social network effects, portfolio management or traffic congestion.
The ABMS special session invites quality papers describing original work including research ideas, case-studies and new findings on methodological and technological aspects related to agent-based modeling and simulation, in particular papers describing methods, techniques, recent advances, applications and tools.

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:
All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library ( SciTePress is member of CrossRef (
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ICINCO Special Sessions - ABMS 2012