We would like to get together researchers for a one-day workshop on modelling complexity of urban
structure and dynamics in conjunction with the next AGILE conference, to be held on April 24 - 27,
2012, Avignon, France. We welcome papers that deal with urban phenomena using complex systems
tools such as cellular automata, complex networks, agent-based modelling, and scaling/hierarchy.
We are particularly interested in the complexity modelling that involves BIG arrays of data, e.g.,
fine resolution geospatial data or digital traces of human activities. In addition to the data collected and
maintained by government agencies, we encourage the use of open source and volunteered geographic
information, contributed by individuals and supported by web 2.0 technologies. Both full papers
(5000-6000 words) and extended abstracts (1000 words) are welcome.

All submissions should be in English, single column, single-spaced with figures and tables within the
text. The submissions in Microsoft Word 2003 format should contain authors’ affiliation and email,
abstract (no longer than 150 words), and up to five keywords. To submit, please use EasyChair at

Paper or abstract due: 29 February 2012
Acceptance notice: 24 March 2012
Workshop day: 24 April 2012

Program committee
Mike Batty
University College London, UK
Arnaud Banos
Géographie-Cités, CNRS, France
Efrat Blumenfeld-Lieberthal
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Yanguang Chen
Peking University, China
Helen Couclelis
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Daniel Czamanski
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Andrea De Montis
University of Sassari, Italy
Suzana Dragicevic
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Erez Hatna
University College London, UK
Eric Koomen
Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Helene Mathian
Géographie-cités, France
Robert Gilmore Pontius
Clark University, USA
Toshihiro Osaragi
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Denise Pumain
University Paris 1 and CNRS, France
Nikos Salingaros
University of Texas San Antonio, USA
Zhenjiang Shen
Kanazawa University, Japan
Jean-Claude Thill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Paul Torrens
University of Maryland, USA
Zengwang Xu
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA
Xiaobai Yao
University of Georgia, USA

Bin Jiang, University of Gävle, Sweden
Itzhak Benenson, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Program overview
(download program in PDF below)

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 11:00 Session 0 (Joint session, 4 papers)
11:00 -11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30 Session 1 (3 papers)
12:30 - 13:30 Session 2 (3 papers)
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 15:30 Session 3 (3 papers)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Session 4 (3 papers)
17:00 - 18:00 Session 5 (3 papers)
Bin Jiang,
Apr 5, 2012, 5:22 AM