Tuesday, March 24, 2015

[DMANET] [PADABS'15 - CFP] - Call for Papers 3rd Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations.

Call for Papers -- PADABS'15

3rd Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations. 2015.

August 24-25th, 2015, Vienna (Austria), jointly with Euro-Par 2015 (


- Workshop papers due: May 22, 2015
- Workshop author notification: June 19, 2015
- Workshop: August 24-25, 2015
- Workshop camera-ready papers due: October 2, 2015


- Vittorio Scarano (Universita' di Salerno, Italy), chair
- Gennaro Cordasco (Seconda Universita' di Napoli, Italy)
- Rosario De Chiara (Poste Italiane, Italy)
- Ugo Erra (Universita' della Basilicata, Italy)

Program Committee (tentative)

- Maria Chli (Aston University, United Kingdom)
- Claudio Cioffi-Revilla (George Mason University, USA)
- Biagio Cosenza (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Nick Collier (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
- Rosaria Conte (CNR, Italy)
- Andrew Evans, (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
- Bernardino Frola (The MathWorks, Cambridge, UK)
- Joanna Kolodziej (Cracow University of Technology and AGH University of
Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland)
- Nicola Lettieri (Universita' del Sannio e ISFOL, Italy)
- Sean Luke (George Mason University, USA)
- Michael North (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
- Mario Paolucci (CNR, Italy)
- Paul Richmond (The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
- Arnold Rosenberg (Northeastern University, USA)
- Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia, Italy)
- Michela Taufer (University of Delaware, USA)

Objectives of the Workshop

Agent-Based Simulation Models are an increasingly popular tool for research
management in many fields such as ecology, economics, sociology, etc..
In some fields, such as social sciences, these models are seen as a
key instrument to the generative approach, essential for understanding
complex social phenomena.
But also in policy-making, biology, military simulations, control of
mobile robots and economics, the relevance and effectiveness of
Agent-Based Simulation Models is recently recognized.
Computer science community has responded to the need for platforms that can
the development and testing of new models in each specific field by
providing tools, libraries and frameworks that speed up and make massive
simulations possible.

The key objective of this Third Workshop on Parallel and Distributed
Agent-Based Simulations is to bring together the researchers that are
in getting more performances from their simulations, by using synchronized,
simulations (e.g., GPUs), strongly coupled, parallel simulations (e.g. MPI)
loosely coupled, distributed simulations (distributed heterogeneous
Several frameworks have been recently developed and are active in this
They range from the GPU-Manycore approach, to Parallel, to Distributed
simulation environments. In the first category, you can find FLAME GPU, that
allows also non GPU specialists to harness the GPUs performance for real
time simulation and
visualization. For tightly-coupled, large computing clusters and
a very popular framework is Repast for High Performance Computing
a C++ based modeling system. On the distributed side, recent work on
Distributed MASON, allows non specialists to use heterogeneous hardware and
software in local area networks for enlarging the size and speeding up the
simulation of complex Agent-Based models.
Topics of interest

- Frameworks for parallel/distributed ABSs.
- Case studies of ABSs in parallel/distributed settings, with an emphasis
on the technical implementation, architectural choices and their impact on
- Benchmark parallel/distributed ABSs.
- Debugging parallel/distributed ABSs.
- Formal methods and algorithms for ABSs in parallel/distributed models.
- Load Balancing algorithms, techniques and frameworks.
- Management and deployment of parallel/distributed ABSs.
- Visualization of parallel/distributed ABSs.

Paper submission

The papers will be presented in the regular format (10-12 pages LNCS format)
and will be reviewed, anonymously by at least 3 reviewers of the Program
Acceptance as regular/short papers will depend upon scientific value,
originality and relevance to the Workshop theme.

Euro-Par Workshops Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture
Notes for Computer Science series after the Workshops. Submissions and
will be through EasyChair via http://www.europar2015.org.

Contact information

- Vittorio Scarano: vitsca@dia.unisa.it
- Ugo Erra: ugo.erra@unibas.it
- Gennaro Cordasco: gennaro.cordasco@unina2.it
- Rosario De Chiara: dechia24@posteitaliane.it

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