Call for Participation for Swarmfest 2012
Swarmfest 2012 will take place in Downtown Charlotte, N.C. July 29-31, 2012, hosted by the Complex Systems Institute at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (http://www.swarm.org/stylesheets/monobook/external.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; padding-right: 13px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; " title="http://complexity.uncc.edu/">http://complexity.uncc.edu/).
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: May 28, 2012 as 1 page .pdf files.
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Swamfest is the annual meeting of the Swarm Development Group (SDG), and one of the oldest communities involved in the development and propagation of agent-based modeling. Swarmfest has traditionally involved a mix of both tool-users and tool-developers, drawn from many domains of expertise. These have included, in the past, computer scientists, software engineers, biomedical researchers, ecologists, economists, political scientists, social scientists, resource management specialists and evolutionary biologists. Swarmfest represents a low-key environment for researchers to explore new ideas and approaches, and benefit from a multi-disciplinary environment.
This year we will continue to examine the range of systems being modeled with ABM, with the possibility of providing some guidance as to the suitability of the various types of agent-based models for particular types of modeling goals. We also encourage the sharing of our experiences with attempting to gain acceptance of ABM within our own research communities, and discuss strategies where cross-domain examples/analogies can aid in that process. We will also try to identify future avenues for ABM research, including the "next" generation of ABM tools, platforms and application.
Watch this page for upcoming news on the location facilities, program and logistics.
Hope to see you in Charlotte!