To be held in conjunction with

the 14th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2016)

 22 – 26 August, Phuket, Thailand, 2016



PRICAI'16 Special Track on Smart Modelling and Simulation


Scope and Background


Computer based modelling and simulation has become useful tools to facilitate humans to understand systems in different domains, such as physics, astrophysics, chemistry, biology, economics, engineering and social science. A complex system is featured with a large number of interacting components (agents, processes, etc.), whose aggregate activities are nonlinear and self-organized. Complex systems are hard to be simulated or modelled by using traditional computational approaches due to the complex relationships of components and distributed features of resources, and dynamic work environments. Meanwhile, smart systems such as multi-agent systems have demonstrated advantages and great potentials in modelling and simulating complex systems. We are going to organize a special session on Smart Modelling and Simulation (SMS) under the 14th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence ( SMS aims to bring together researchers in both artificial intelligence and system modelling/simulation to discuss research challenges and cutting edge techniques in smart simulation and modelling. Smart simulation and modelling is an important field in AI. We believe that this special session will attract attentions from not only AI researchers, but also domain experts who are interested in the applications of AI techniques in system modelling and simulation. The topics of the special session include but are not limited to:


·        Agent based simulation for complex systems

·        Agent based modelling for complex systems

·        Large-scale simulations

·        Network simulation and modelling

·        Environment and ecosystem simulation and modelling

·        Smart Grid/Service simulation and modelling

·        Simulation of social and economic organizations

·        Simulation of social complexity

·        Cooperation, coordination, negotiation and self-organisation in complex systems

·        Market-based model and simulation

·        Transportation model and simulation

·        Crowd model and simulation

·        Evacuation model and simulation

·        Simulation and modelling for disaster management

·        Simulation and modelling techniques in Big Data



Important Dates


·        Full paper submission: February 23, 2016 (Extended to March 11, 2016)

·        Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2016

·        Final Manuscript Submission: May 23, 2016

·        Early Registration Deadline: May 23, 2016

·        PRICAI'16 Conference: August 22-26, 2016




All submission and publication guidelines announced for the PRICAI 2016 conference will be applicable for this special track. Papers submitted to the special session and the main conference will use the same submission system. Please choose “Smart Modelling and Simulation” special track / session as the applicable track. For more information, please refer to PRICAI'16 Paper Submission Page.




All papers submitted will be peer-reviewed using the same criteria of PRICAI-16. The accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings of PRICAI-16, which will be published by Springer as a volume of LNAI series.





Please register via PRICAI 2016 conference web page.



Track Chairs


·        Dr. Quan Bai, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

·        Prof. Minjie Zhang, University of Wollongong, Australia

·        Prof. Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

·        Dr. Fenghui Ren, University of Wollongong, Australia

·        A/Prof. Katsuhide Fujita, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan



Program Committee Members (to be confirmed)


·        Dr. Guandong Xu, Victoria University, Australia

·        Dr. Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College London, UK

·        Dr. Ryo Kanamori, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

·        Dr. Enrique de La Hoz, University of Alcala, Spain

·        Prof. Xudong Luo, Sun Yat-sen University, China

·        Dr. Qing Liu, CSIRO, Australia

·        Dr. Jiamou Liu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

·        Dr. Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan

·        Dr. Yanfeng Shu, CSIRO, Australia

·        Dr. Dayong Ye, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

·        Dr. Chao Yu, Dalian University of Technology, China

·        Dr. Xing Su, Beijing University of Technology, China

·        Dr. Tomomichi Hayakawa, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan



Contact Person


Dr. Quan Bai

Auckland University of Technology

2-14 Wakefield Street, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Phone: +64-9921-8435