SWARMFEST 2016: 20th Annual Meeting on Agent Based Modeling & Simulation

SwarmFest is the annual meeting of the Swarm Development Group (SDG), and one of the oldest communities involved in the development and propagation of agent-based modeling.  SwarmFest has traditionally involved a mix of both tool-users and tool-developers, drawn from many domains of expertise.  These have included, in the past, computer scientists, software engineers, biomedical researchers, ecologists, economists, political scientists, social scientists, resource management specialists and evolutionary biologists.  SwarmFest represents a low-key environment for researchers to explore new ideas and approaches, and benefit from a multi-disciplinary environment.  

SWARMFEST 2016- will be held in Burlington, Vermont at the University of Vermont from the evening of Sunday, July 31 through Tuesday, August 3, 2016.  Please visit Registration and Accommodations page for more information.  If you have any questions, please email info@swarmfest2016.org.  

Special Hotel offer at the Sheraton Hotel ends July 11, 2016, please go to the Registration and Accommodations page for more information. 

Please submit your abstracts to submissions@swarmfest2016.org by June 30, 2016.

 July 31 – August 3, 2016

: Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
The conference will be held at the Dudley H. Davis Center 
on the University of Vermont campus, situated close to the
Sheraton Hotel with beautiful views of the City of Burlington, 
Lake Champlain and Adirondack Mountains.

This year, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·     Policy Design with Agent-based Models

·     ​Agent-based models for simulation & training

·     Dynamic Human behavior ABMs

·     Human factors simulations

·     Agent-based Models and Simulators of the Econo​​my

·     Aggregation and Emergent Macroeconomics

·     General Equilibrium Model with Heterogeneous Agents

·     Economic Development, Technological Change and Growth

·     Socio-economic and Financial Networks

·     Agent-based modeling methodology

·     Agent ontologies

·     Model replication, verification & validation

·     Participatory & Human-in-the-Loop simulations

·     Simulation software & programming computational frameworks

·     Agent-based computational economics & finance

·     Conflict resolution & cooperation

·     Coupled human-natural systems

·     Diffusion of innovations

·     Dynamics of trust, social norm, structures, reputation & opinion

·     Epidemiology & pharmacoeconomics

·     Group decisions & collective behaviors

·     Market design, mechanism design & auctions

·     Social networks and their dynamics

Please submit your abstracts to submissions@swarmfest2016.org by June 30, 2016.