RGS – IBG Annual International Conference

3 – 5 July 2012

University of Edinburgh




Enhancing Complex Social Simulations with Automata Systems


This session aims to bring together researchers to report on progress in diverse types of automata systems in social simulation. We encourage the submission of theoretical, experimental, methodological and application papers related to Cellular Automata (CA) and Agent‐Based Modelling (ABM). Papers may include, but are not limited to:


Artificial social systems.

Agents and social networks.

Modelling complexity in social simulations.

Large scale social simulation.

Social behaviour, social actions and interactions.

Models of competition, cooperation and negotiation.

Multi‐agent evolution: adaptation and learning.

Hybrid automata models.

Validation and verification of simulation results and simulation systems.

Novel approaches to visualisation


Please note that if enough quality papers on CA are received, they will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Cellular Automata. 




Dr Alison Heppenstall

CSAP (Leeds)

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Prof Mike Batty


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Prof Mark Birkin

CSAP (Leeds)

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Submission details


Please submit abstracts of a maximum of 250 words, proposed titles and 5 keywords.  Please include all contact and institution details.


Important Dates


Deadline for abstracts:  16th December 2011

Notification of acceptance: January 2012




Dr Alison Heppenstall

Lecturer in Geocomputation

Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP)

School of Geography, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

Homepage: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/a.heppenstall/

CSAP: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/research/csap/