******************Call For Papers**************
As part of iEMSs 2002, the biennial meeting of the International
Environmental Modelling and Software Society, which will take place from
24 - 27 June 2002 in Lugano, Switzerland, there will be a special
Applications of Agent-Based Simulation in Integrated Modelling and
Agent-based simulation techniques are becoming increasingly popular for
use in integrated assessment, especially with regards to developing
models which integrate social and environmental systems. This session
calls for papers which describe such applications of ABS for use in
environmental/resource management. General topics of interest include,
but are not restricted to:
+ the use of ABS to explore the link between observed system behaviour
at different scale levels;
+ policy assessment;
+ the use of ABS to explore the influence of social behaviour on the
success of environmental policy;
+ approaches to ABS validation, and
+ critical assessments of the advantages and disadvantages of adopting
ABS techniques, based on current or completed case studies;
+ lessons gained from ABS applications in other areas that could apply
to integrated environmental assessment;
+ novel tools to be used in this area.
Due to the important role that stakeholders have in integrated
assessment, descriptions of methods for communicating the results of ABS
to stakeholders and, more generally, the use of ABS in participatory
settings are also of interest.
Deadline for abstracts: 30th November 2001.
Deadline for full papers
(only authors with accepted abstracts) : 28th February 2002.
Electronic submissions are required - for a form, please see site
Full details of conference can be viewed at
================ iEMSs background information =================
The International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
was formed in June 2000 with the aims of developing environmental
modelling and software tools to advance science and improve decision
making on resource and environmental issues and to promote contact among
physical, natural and social scientists, economists and software
developers from different countries. This Society places an emphasis on
interdisciplinarity and will form an umbrella for contact between
different regional groups, including Multi-Objective Decision Support
Systems (MODSS), Binding Environmental Sciences and Artificial
Intelligence (BESAI), the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia
and New Zealand (MSSANZ) and the International Symposium on
Environmental Software Systems (ISESS), and is linked to the
Environmental Modelling and Software (EMS) Journal.
Membership of the Society is CHF 35. Membership forms can be found on
the website, www.iemss.org , or can be obtained by contacting Rebecca
Letcher, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian
National University, Canberra Australia, +61-2-6279 8132,
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Professor Nigel Gilbert, Editor, Journal of Artificial Societies and
Social Simulation, <http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/>.
Centre for Research on Simulation in the Social Sciences (CRESS),
Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
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Simulation resources at <http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/research/simsoc/>