AESCS 2009


Sixth International Workshop on Agent-Based Approaches in Economic and Social Complex Systems, Taipei, 13-14 Nov 2009; Deadline 1 Jul

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The Sixth International Workshop on

Agent-Based Approaches in Economic and Social Complex Systems

November 13-14, 2009,

National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Conference website:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Paul Glimcher, New York University, USA (To be confirmed)
  • Jeffrey Johnson, The Open University, UK
  • Sobei Oda, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan


  1. Aim:

    AESCS 2009 brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as computer science, economics, physics, and complex system theory for understanding social complex systems. AESCS 2009 mainly focuses on applications of agent-based technologies to social complex systems. Conference participants will present the latest results of various researches, and discuss emergent phenomena and modeling issues of social complex systems, which will provide further understanding on social complex problems with agent-based technologies.


  2. Topics:

    The topics include, but not limited to:

    1. Formal Theories on Agent-based Approaches

      Agent-based computational foundations; Theories on rationality, intention, and emotion; Social behaviors, social action, and social interaction; Mathematical organization theory; Mathematical sociology


    2. Computational Economics and Organization Theory

      Agent-based computational economics; Econophysics; Market-oriented computing; Artificial markets; Agents in financial engineering; Computational organization theory;


    3. Modeling, Simulation and Validation Techniques

      Toolkits and methods for agent-based simulation; Large scale social simulation; Validation and verification of simulation results and simulation systems;


    4. Gaming Simulation

      Gaming simulation; Participatory simulation; Hybridization of agent-based simulation and gaming simulation


    5. Collective Intelligence

      Collective decision and behaviors; Emergent intelligence; Social intelligence


    6. Applications of Agent-based Modeling

      Organization and industrial design; Electronic commerce; Community design; Environment problems; Emergency management: prevention of disasters, epidemic diseases, and finance collapses; Medical and insurance systems; Public policies; Spatial modeling, pedestrian modeling; Marketing decision support


    7. Related Areas

      Evolutionary economics; Complex adaptive systems, chaotic and fractal dynamics; Evolutionary computation; Evolutionary games; Population dynamics; Anthropology


    8. Conceptual Models and Methodologies

      Conceptual modeling of agent-based approach; Philosophical issues of agent-based modeling


  3. Important Dates:

    July 1, 2009: Paper submission deadline. All submissions must be made online via the Conference Maker program available at:

    Aug. 15, 2009: Paper acceptance notification
    Sep. 15, 2009: Early registration deadline
    Sep. 22, 2009: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due
    Nov. 13 – 14, 2009: Conference dates


  4. Paper format:

    The paper length should not exceed 12 pages in length with one column and single space. The manuscript includes all figures, tables, graphs, and bibliography. Post-proceedings of the workshop will be published from Springer as a series of ABSSS hardcover books.


  5. Conference Committee:

    Workshop Chair

    Shu-Heng Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

    Organization Chair

    Takao Terano, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    Program Chair

    Ryuichi Yamamoto, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

    Program Committee:

    Eizo Akiyama
    University of Tsukuba, Japan

    Yuji Aruka
    Chuo University, Japan

    Sung-Bae Cho
    Yonsei University, Korea

    Mauro Gallegati
    Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

    Nobuyuki Hanaki
    GREQAM, Universite de la Mediterranee, and University of Tsukuba, France/Japan

    Fumihiko Hashimoto
    Osaka City University, Japan

    Xuezhong (Tony) He
    University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

    Reiko Hishiyama
    Waseda University, Japan

    Masayuki Ishinishi
    Ministry of Defense, Japan

    Kiyoshi Izumi
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

    Toshiya Kaihara
    Kobe University, Japan

    Taisei Kaizoji
    International Christian University, Japan

    Toshiyuki Kaneda
    Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

    Toshiji Kawagoe
    Future University-Hakodate, Japan

    Hajime Kita
    Kyoto University, Japan

    Thomas Lux
    University of Kiel, Germany

    Jun-ichi Maskawa
    Seijo University, Japan

    Takayuki Mizuno
    Hitotsubashi University, Japan

    Hideyuki Mizuta
    IBM JAPAN, Japan

    Yutaka Nakai
    Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

    Yosihiro Nakajima
    Osaka City University, Japan

    Akira Namatame
    National Defence Academy, Japan

    Isamu Okada
    Soka University, Japan

    Isao Ono
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    Tamotsu Onozaki
    Aomori Public Colleage, Japan

    Philippa Pattison
    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Stefan Reitz
    German Federal Bank, Germany

    Akihiro Sato
    Kyoto University

    Hiroshi Sato
    National Defense Academy, Japan

    Yoshinori Shiozawa
    Osaka City University, Japan

    Keiji Suzuki
    Future University-Hakodate, Japan

    Shingo Takahashi
    Waseda University, Japan

    Noriyuki Tanida
    Kansai University, Japan

    Kazuhisa Taniguchi
    Kinki University, Japan

    Frank Westerhoff
    University of Bamberg, Germany