Macau, China


To be held in conjunction with

the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019)

 10 – 16 August, 2019, Macao, China


Call for Papers


Scope and Background


Computer-based modelling and simulation have 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 complex relationships among system components, distributed features of resources, and dynamics of environments. Meanwhile, smart systems such as multi-agent systems have demonstrated advantages and great potentials in modelling and simulating complex systems.


The 4th International Workshop on Smart Simulation and Modelling for Complex Systems (SSMCS2019) 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 in complex systems

·        Market-based model and simulation

·        Transportation model and simulation

·        Crowd model and simulation

·        Evacuation model and simulation

·        Human behaviour modelling, learning and simulations


Smart simulation and modelling is an important field in AI. We believe that this special session will attract attention 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 (TBA)


·        April 12, 2019 - Submission of contributions to workshops

·        May 10, 2019 - Workshop paper acceptance notification

·        August 9, 2019 - Deadline for final camera-ready copy

·        August 10 - 12, 2019 - IJCAI2019 Workshops




We encourage submission in IJCAI2019 format. You can find the format requirements on Springer SCI website: The length of the papers should not be more than 12 pages. All submissions must include the author's name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es).

Please submit your paper via EasyChair:

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 policies 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.


Post-Proceeding Publication


The extended version of the accepted papers will be included in the post-proceedings (book) of the workshop, which will be published in Springer Studies of Computational Intelligence Series (to be confirmed).  





Please register the workshop via IJCAI 2019 conference web page:



Organization Committee


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

·        Dr. Yan Kong, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China

·        Dr. Weihua Li, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand


Advisory Board

·        Prof. Minjie Zhang, University of Wollongong, Australia

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

·        A/Prof. Quan Bai, University of Tasmania, Australia

·        Dr. Fenghui Ren, University of Wollongong, Australia


Program Committee Members (to be confirmed)


·        Dr. Qing Liu, CSIRO, Australia

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

·        Dr. Ryo Kanamori, Nagoya University, Japan

·        Prof. Tomoichi Hayakawa, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

·        Dr. Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan·       

·        Dr. Nishida Tomohiro, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

·        A/Prof. Ahmed Moustafa, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

·        Prof. Katsuhide Fujita, Tokyo University of Agriculature and Technology, Japan

·        Dr. Shantanu Chakraborty, NEC Central Laboratory, Japan

·        A/Prof. Chao Yu, Dalian University of Technology, China

·        Dr. Ivan Marsa-Maestre, University of Alcals, Spain

·        Prof. Xudong Luo, Guangxi Normal University, China       

·        Dr. Xiao-Pu Han, Hangzhou Normal Univerisity, China

·        Dr. Zi-Ke Zhang, Hangzhou Normal University, China

·        Dr. Linyuan Lv, Hangzhou Normal University, China

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

·        Dr. Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

·        Dr. Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College London, UK

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


Contact Person


Dr. Xing Su

Beijing University of Technology, China



Dr. Yan Kong

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China


Dr. Weihua Li

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand