To be held in conjunction with

the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013)

3 – 9 August, 2013


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Call for Papers


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.


The international workshop on Smart Simulation and Modelling for Complex Systems (SSMCS) 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.


The topics of SSMCS 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

·        Market-based model and simulation

·        Transportation model and simulation

·        Crowd model and simulation

·        Evacuation model and simulation


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.



Important Dates


·        Submission to contributions to the workshop: April 20, 2013    extend to May 6, 2013

·        Workshop paper acceptance notification: May 20, 2013 extend to May 26, 2013

·        Deadline for final camera ready copy to workshop organizer: May 30, 2013

·        IJCAI-13 workshops: August 3-4, 2013



We encourage submission in Springer SCI format. You can find the format requirements on Springer SCI website: The length of papers should not be more than 12 pages long. All submissions must include the author's name(s), affiliation, and email address.

Submission is entirely automated by a paper management tool, which is available from the main web site: Authors must first register their own account by obtaining a password, and then follow the instructions.

All accepted papers will be provided an oral presentation at the workshop. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two PC members or experts in the field. Multiple submission policy for papers: Papers that are being submitted to other conferences, whether verbatim or in essence, must reflect this fact on the title page. Papers that do not meet this requirement are subject to rejection without review.


Accepted Paper (download proceedings)


1.    Shantanu Chakraborty and Takayuki Ito, Hierarchical Scoring Rule Based Smart Dynamic Electricity Pricing Scheme.

2.    Daniel Keep, Ian Piper and Anthony Green, Benefits of Generalised Microsimulation.

3.  Xing Su, Minjie Zhang and Quan Bai, Decentralised Task Allocation under Space, Time and Communication Constraints for Disaster Domain.

4.    Martin Nyolt, Alexander Steiniger, Sebastian Bader and Thomas Kirste, Describing and Evaluating Assistance using APDL.

5.  Jun Takahashi, Ryo Kanamori and Takayuki Ito, Evaluation of Route Assignment Method with Anticipatory Stigmergy under Distributed Processing Environment.

6.    Dien Tuan Le, Minjie Zhang and Fenghui Ren, A Relaxation Strategy with Fuzzy Constraints for Supplier Selection in a Power Market.

7.   ZhenPeng Li and Xijin Tang, From Global Polarization to Local Social Mechanisms: A Study Based on ABM and Empirical Data Analysis.

8.    Hao Wang and Yukio Ohsawa, Idea Discovery: A Context-Awareness Dynamic System Approach for Computational Creativity.

9.  Wen Zhang, Song Wang, Guangle Han, Ye Yang and Qing Wang, HIPRank: Ranking Nodes by Influence Propagation based on authority and hub.



Post-Proceeding Publication


The extended version of the accepted papers will be included in the post-proceedings (book) of the workshop, and published by Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI), Springer. Please download the proof read version of the book Here, and contact us for any problem.





Please register the workshop via IJCAI 2013 conference web page.





The IJCAI 2013 conference program is available here IJCAI 2013 conference program. The SSMCS 2013 workshop program is avaiable here SSMCS 2013 Workshop program.



Organization Committee


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

·        A/Prof. Minjie Zhang, University of Wollongong, Australia

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

·        Prof. Xijin Tang, CAS Academy of Mathematics & Systems Science, China

·        A/Prof. Mark Ho, University of Wollongong, Australia

·        Dr. Katsuhide Fujita, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

·        Dr. Shantanu Chakrabory, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

·        Dr. Fenghui Ren, University of Wollongong, Australia


Program Committee Members


·        Dr. Guandong Xu, Victoria University, Australia

·        Dr. Yi Zeng, CAS Institute of Automation, China

·        Dr. Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College London, UK

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

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

·        Dr. Ivan Marsa-Maestre, 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. Dayong Ye, University of Wollongong, Australia

·        Dr. Wen Zhang, CAS Institute of Software, China

·        Dr. Zhenpeng Li, Dali University, China

·        Dr. Stefan Schliebs, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

·        Mr. Chao Yu, University of Wollongong, Australia


Contact Person


Dr. Quan Bai

Auckland University of Technology

2-14 Wakefield Street, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Phone: +64-9921-8435



Dr. Fenghui Ren

University of Wollongong

Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia

Phone: +61-4221-4276