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[Swarmfest2006] Draft call for papers
[Swarmfest2006] Draft call for papers
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 12:28:46 -0800
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Hi everyone- I am re-sending this because somehow the SwarmFest2006 mail
list got wrecked. Rick re-built it from the directors list.
Michael shamed me into finally drafting a call for papers for SwarmFest.
Greg already has a SwarmFest web site partly up.
Please post any comments on the CFP or web site right away. Things to note:
a. I am proposing that we not have a proceedings but instead put
abstracts and anything else presenters want to submit on the wiki. I
think that's what we have done at least sometimes in the past.
b. I am asking people to tell us if they are interested in a class in
Swarm, vs. Repast, vs. something else. (Michael- are you guys planning a
Call For Papers
The Tenth Annual Agent-based Modelers and Swarm Users Conference
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana USA
June 22-25, 2006
SwarmFest is the Swarm Development Group's annual agent-based modeling
conference. At SwarmFest, scientists, modelers, and programmers from
many fields share their research, ideas, and experience in agent-based
modeling. SwarmFest is highly inter-disciplinary, fun, and informal.
This is a unique opportunity to make contacts, get feedback, find
collaborators, learn techniques, and discuss topics of general interest
to modelers. Users of Repast, NetLogo, Mason, and other software
platforms are strongly encouraged to participate.
SwarmFest 2006 will be hosted by the Department of Computer Science &
Engineering and the Center for the Study of Biocomplexity at the
University of Notre Dame, who hosted our very successful SwarmFest 2003.
This year's meeting will be in partial conjunction with the annual
conference of the North American Association for Computational Social &
Organizational Sciences (NAACSOS; see:
Two kinds of presentations are solicited: oral presentations (20-30
minutes) and posters. Appropriate topics include research conducted with
agent-based models, development of theory for/with ABMs, demonstrations
of interesting models and modeling techniques, software platforms, and
programming techniques. We encourage presentation of work that is too
new or unusual for publication in traditional outlets. To request an
oral or poster presentation, email an abstract to
address@hidden Acceptable formats are PDF, plain text, and
Word. The submittal should include the authors and their affiliations,
the title, preferred format (oral vs. poster), and the abstract text.
We are also soliciting suggestions for special sessions on topics of
broad interest. These sessions could include groups of related
presentations, panel discussions, etc. One tentatively planned session
will be on techniques for teaching agent-based modeling. To propose a
special session, submit a short proposal describing the topic, format,
organizer, and potential participants, to address@hidden
Past SwarmFests have included, as pre- or post-conference events,
classes in the Swarm simulation software. These classes are taught by
volunteers and require substantial preparation. This year we will
attempt to provide one or more classes if there is sufficient interest
and if instructors volunteer. Classes could be in Swarm, or another
platform such as Repast or NetLogo. *If you want to attend a class,
please email us at address@hidden as soon as possible and tell
us what kind of class you are most interested in.*
There will not be a formal proceedings publication of SwarmFest, but on
the Swarm wiki (www.swarm.org) we will post abstracts, presentation
slides, or other materials provided by authors.
The tentative schedule is:
* June 22: Evening social.
* June 23: Joint sessions with NAACSOS, including keynote speakers and
presentations of interest to both groups
* June 24: Contributed papers
* June 25: (possibly: classes in Swarm, Repast, etc.)
* Lodging reservations: May 20, 2006
* Abstract submission: June 1, 2006
* Registration: Not yet determined.
For additional information and up-to-date information on registration,
see the SwarmFest web site: http://www.nd.edu/~swarm06/index.html
The Swarm Development Group Board of Directors
- [Swarmfest2006] Draft call for papers,
Steve Railsback <=