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ICECCS2012

17th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems

18 Jul 2012 to 20 Jul 2012

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris - France

Submissions due: 1 Feb 2012

Topic: complex computer systems

Notes: The success of key human activities ranging from research and business to everyday services relies on the use of ever more sophisticated, feature-rich and complex computer systems. These complex computer systems are regularly required to accomplish more, faster and on a broader scale, to adapt dynamically to changing workloads, scenarios and objectives, and to achieve guaranteed levels of performance and dependability. Satisfying such demanding requirements in the presence of the variability, heterogeneity and non-linear behaviour that characterise complex computer systems poses numerous challenges to both their developers and their users.

HICSSS 2012

Heron Island Complex Systems Summer School 2012

16 Jan 2012 to 27 Jan 2012

Heron Island, Australia

Submissions due: 16 Jan 2012

Topic: summer school

Notes: We will be holding a two week summer school and workshop on Complex Systems Research and Methods in Business and Biology (CSBB) on Heron Island, Queensland, Australia from Monday 16 January to Friday 27 January, 2012. Several eminent scientists from Australia, Europe and North American have already committed to participate. The course follows on from complex systems research summer schools previously held by the Centre for Research in Complex Systems (CRiCS) at Charles Sturt University. There will be several scholarships offered for suitably qualified candidates to join the course, which will be, in part, held at the University of Queensland's Research Station on the site as well as at the Heron Island Resort. Reduced rates have been negotiated for those attending the course and their partners.

INSC 2012

5th International Nonlinear Science Conference 2012

15 Mar 2012 to 17 Mar 2012

Barcelona, Spain

Submissions due: 21 Dec 2011

Topic: chaos pshicology life sciences nonlinear

Notes: The principal aim of the INSC is to provide a scholarly environment conducive to promoting exchanges between an array of disciplines to facilitate research and related academic activities in collaboration with colleagues worldwide.

The topics covered by the conference include applications of nonlinear dynamical systems theory and techniques to problems encountered in any area of the behavioral, social and life sciences including psychology, sociology, economics, management sciences, anthropology, aesthetics, education, biology, physiology, ecology, neuroscience and medicine. One or more of the following nonlinear concepts must be an explicit part of the presentation: attractors, bifurcations, chaos, fractals, solitons, catastrophes, self-organizing processes, cellular automata, agent-based models, network analysis, genetic algorithms and related evolutionary processes, econophysics, dynamical diseases, or closely related constructs. The broad mixture of the disciplines represented here indicates that many bodies of knowledge share common principles.

Contributions from other disciplines such as computer science, mathematics and engineering are also welcome provided the main focus of the paper is an application of nonlinear science in the behavioral, social or biological sciences.

Evostar 2012

Evostar 2012

11 Apr 2012 to 13 Apr 2012

University of Málaga

Submissions due: 7 Dec 2011

Topic: evostar

Notes: The submission deadline for all evo* events has been extended to Wednesday 7 December.

ISIE2011

6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology

7 Jun 2011 to 10 Jun 2011

Berkeley, California, USA

Submissions due: 1 Dec 2011

Topic: sustainability

Notes: ISIE 2011 will include parallel sessions for presentation of papers, as well as separate poster sessions. In both cases, we ask that potential presenters submit abstracts of no more than 300 words (text only). Note that no written papers are required for the conference, only abstracts.

In completing the abstract submission form please select the most appropriate numbers from the list of topics below. (This list of topics is to facilitate the abstract review process and is subject to change as the conference program evolves).

Paper / Poster Presentation and Publishing

To have an abstract or poster included in the Conference Book of Abstracts, at least one author must be registered by March 15, 2011 and present the work at the Conference.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: January 21, 2011

ISCRAM2012

The 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

22 Apr 2012 to 25 Apr 2012

Vancouver, Canada

Submissions due: 15 Nov 2011

Topic: crisis management

Notes: ISCRAM 2012 welcomes emergency management researchers and practitioners to beautiful Vancouver. You are invited to present research findings and application experiences that address the practical and technical challenges of implementing current Emergency Management Information Systems (EMIS) and the design and evaluation of next-generation analytic EMIS.

CI2012

Collective Intelligence 2012

18 Apr 2012 to 20 Apr 2012

MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Submissions due: 4 Nov 2011

Topic: collective intelligence

Notes: Collective intelligence has existed at least as long as humans have, because families, armies, countries, and companies have all--at least sometimes--acted collectively in ways that seem intelligent. But in the last decade or so a new kind of collective intelligence has emerged: groups of people and computers, connected by the Internet, collectively doing intelligent things. For example, Google technology harvests knowledge generated by millions of people creating and linking web pages and then uses this knowledge to answer queries in ways that often seem amazingly intelligent. Or in Wikipedia, thousands of people around the world have collectively created a very large and high quality intellectual product with almost no centralized control, and almost all as volunteers!

ComplexNet 2012

3rd Workshop on Complex Networks

7 Mar 2012 to 9 Mar 2012

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Submissions due: 4 Nov 2011

Topic: complex networks networks

Notes: This international workshop on complex networks (CompleNet) aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working on areas related to complex networks. In the past two decades we have been witnessing an exponential increase on the number of publications in this field. From biological systems to computer science, from economic to social systems, complex networks are becoming pervasive in many fields of science. It is this interdisciplinary nature of complex networks that CompleNet aims at addressing.

Workshops are scheduled around the world on an yearly basis. The first edition of the workshop took place in May 2009 in Catania, Italy; the 2nd took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This year we will be in sunny Florida at the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology.

IWSOS 2012

Sixth International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems

15 Mar 2012 to 16 Mar 2012

Delft, The Netherlands

Submissions due: 26 Oct 2011

Topic: self-organisation

Notes: IWSOS 2012 is the sixth workshop in a series of multidisciplinary events dedicated to self-organization in networks and networked systems.

Self-organization relates the behavior of the individual components (the microscopic level) to the resulting networked structure and functionality of the overall system (the macroscopic level), where simple interactions at the microscopic level may already give rise to complex, adaptive, and robust behavior at the macroscopic level. The growing scale, complexity, and dynamics of (future) networked systems have been driving research from centralized solutions to self-organized networked systems. The applicability of well-known self-organizing techniques to specific networks and networked systems is being investigated, as well as adaptations and novel approaches inspired by cooperation in nature. Models originating from areas like control theory, complex systems research, evolutionary dynamics, sociology and game theory are increasingly applied to complex networks to analyze their behavior, robustness and controllability.

Self-organization principles do not only apply to the Internet and computer networks but also to a variety of other complex networks, like transportation networks, telephony networks, smart electricity grids, financial networks, social networks, and biological networks. “Network Science” and “Complex Networks theory” constitute new research areas that provide additional insights into self-organizing systems.

The organizing committee is looking forward to welcome you at IWSOS 2012 in Delft, The Netherlands, at the premises of Delft University of Technology!

BASNA 2011

Business Application of Social Network Analysis 2011

12 Dec 2011 to 12 Dec 2011

Bangalore, India

Submissions due: 21 Oct 2011

Topic: sna business

Notes: Today organizations compete and survive in a networked environment. Their success depends on several factors, one of them being their “network intelligence”: the ability, that is, to understand the relations (or lack of relations) between competitors, institutions, partners, suppliers, employees, and customers.

Networks have always existed but the emergence of information and communication technologies has made them evident and traceable. Digitalized social and business relations may become the new data gold mine feeding business strategies and decisions. Analytics and data mining have traditionally been performed on the entities in isolation. Incorporating the insights from the networks potentially provides a new perspective on issues such as customer behavior, community development, organizational change, knowledge management, stakeholder management, interorganizational collaboration,etc.

BizCom2011

2nd International Business Complexity & the Global Leader Conference

17 Oct 2011 to 19 Oct 2011

Suffolk University, Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, Boston

Submissions due: 17 Oct 2011

Topic: business complexity

Notes: Welcome! The mission of the Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership at Suffolk University is to bring leaders in industry and academia to explore complex systems in business to support dialogue and the advancement of knowledge and practice. Our annual conference was developed in keeping with this goal. Complexity science as a discipline emerged out of the understanding that today's problems can not be solved through traditional means alone, but rather through interdisciplinary study that challenges the boundaries of traditional sciences. Our Recent global events including the current economic crisis, the Arab Spring, the Tohoko earthquake and Tsunami, Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul that had lasting, cascading effects on our social, political, business, and economic, and even geographic systems has thrust complexity science to mainstream dialogue and study. In what Steven Hawking has termed the "century of complexity" industry leaders understand the importance of understanding complex systems. The 2010, IBM CEO study of 1500 global leaders reported that complexity was cited as the most significant issue facing leaders today. There is no doubt that understanding the organization and the economy as a complex adaptive system is one of the most important competencies for effective leaders.

SDM 12

The Twelfth SIAM International Conference on Data Mining

26 Apr 2012 to 28 Apr 2012

Anaheim, California, USA

Submissions due: 14 Oct 2011

Topic: data mining

Notes: Data mining is an important tool in science, engineering, industrial processes, healthcare, business, and medicine. The datasets in these fields are large, complex, and often noisy. Extracting knowledge requires the use of sophisticated, high performance and principled analysis techniques and algorithms, based on sound theoretical and statistical foundations. These techniques in turn require implementations that are carefully tuned for performance; powerful visualization technologies; interface systems that are usable by scientists, engineers, and physicians as well as researchers; and infrastructures that support them.

This conference provides a venue for researchers who are addressing these problems to present their work in a peer-reviewed forum. It also provides an ideal setting for graduate students and others new to the field to learn about cutting-edge research by hearing outstanding invited speakers and attending presentations and tutorials (included with conference registration). A set of focused workshops are also held on the last day of the conference. The proceedings of the conference are published in archival form, and are also made available on the SIAM web site.

SocInfo2011

The Third International Conference on Social Informatics

6 Oct 2011 to 8 Oct 2011

Singapore

Submissions due: 6 Oct 2011

Topic: social informatics

Notes: Social Informatics is an emerging area of informatics that studies how information systems can realize social goals, apply social concepts, and become sources of information relevant for social sciences and for analysis of social phenomena.

The third international Social Informatics conference will attempt to create an interdisciplinary community of researchers interested in the interactions between the information system and society. Information scientists working on ways to analyze and improve information systems from the point of view of realizing social goals are invited to participate.

Environment Conference 2011

SCIENCE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT - environment for society

5 Oct 2011 to 6 Oct 2011

Denmark (Aarhus)

Submissions due: 30 Sep 2011

Topic: evironment

Notes: The overarching aim of the conference is to place existing scientific knowledge of environment and society within the context of relevant EU environmental legislation, and vice versa. The common theme is: “How can we ensure that the research agenda and policy solutions are sufficiently holistic to address the complex issues which interlink science, environment and society”. The main topics cover a range of issues which confront both scientists and practitioners within today’s legislative policy framework.

Environmental science is currently addressing complex cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral challenges. Evidence based, holistic solutions are vital for society, but require research scientists, administrators, consultants and other end-users to work closely together within the international policy framework.

Environmental science is addressing complex cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral problems, some of which are among the greatest challenges facing society. The complexity of these challenges and the need to find practical and sustainable solutions requires close interchange of ideas and applications between research scientists, administrators, consultants and other end-users to promote workable, evidence-based regulations and policy. This conference brings researchers from many different fields within environmental science together with practitioners to exchange knowledge, to identify research gaps and to discuss how new scientific knowledge can be implemented most effectively in practical environmental management.

We therefore invite everybody who is interested in interdisciplinary environmental science and science-based management to join us in Denmark 5-6th October 2011 for ‘Science for the environment - environment for society’. Scientific presentations will address the inter-disciplinary scientific basis for regulation across different media, scopes and scales. Workshops will allow scientists and practitioners to exchange knowledge, identify research gaps and discuss best practice and potential synergies in the interpretation and implementation of environmental policy and legislation.

Complexity in Business Conference

3rd Annual Complexity in Business Conference

14 Oct 2011 to 14 Oct 2011

Washington, DC

Submissions due: 27 Sep 2011

Topic: complexity in business

Notes: The 3rd Annual Complexity in Business Conference endeavors to be the premier meeting for the intersection of Complex Systems and Business. The conference will be a one-day event and will include talks by thought leaders and an audience blend of academics and industry practitioners. We are very excited to announce that this year we will be having a concurrent track during the conference and will be accepting abstract submissions from the public. We are looking forward to a lively set of interactions among a very distinguished group of researchers and business leaders.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Complexity in Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the University of Maryland.

SESOC2012

4th International Workshop on Security and Online Social Networks

19 Mar 2012 to 19 Mar 2012

Lugano, Switzerland

Submissions due: 26 Sep 2011

Topic: security social networks

Notes: Online Social Networks arguably are the most accepted service on the web, today. Facebook alone has a claimed base of over 650 millons of users world wide and several traffic analysis reports show that their website is not only among the top 3 most visited sites, but that the average time spent on their pages per week exceeds all other services on the web by far. So far, Online Social Networks are self-contained, walled garden services, which see next to no integration among each other at all. Yet, the history of the Internet has shown that open and integrated services on the long run prevail.


The future hence will see an open social layer on the web, and enhancements of several services, which take the users and their relationships into account.
The problems of security and privacy in such an environment are becoming more and more crucial. New communication systems are becoming even more dynamic, open and heterogeneous, enriched with social information. The emerging pervasive communication systems, which, with high probability will more often than today face lack of connectivity to central services, cannot rely on any a-priori knowledge, on any pre-established trust relationship nor on sophisticated integrated security infrastructures. They therefore are calling for new and dedicated security and trust mechanisms.
Moreover, observing the current trends, future pervasive communication systems aim at supporting social and collaborative communications: the evolving topologies are expected to resemble the actual social networks of the communicating users and information on their characteristics can be a powerful aid for any network operation. Social networking services (facebook, linkedin, xing, ...) may be leveraged for providing extended information on contacts and their relations based on the containing online identities and the information they share. However, this information, spanning social relations and personal opinions, consist of highly sensitive data at the same time, a fact that leads to a high risk of misuse or abuse.
New emerging technologies using some information on the social characteristics of nodes raise entirely new privacy concerns and require new reflections on security problems such as trust establishment, cooperation enforcement or key management.

EUMAS 2011

European Workshop on Multi-agent Systems

14 Nov 2011 to 15 Nov 2011

Mastricht, Netherlands

Submissions due: 5 Sep 2011

Topic: agents mass simulation

Notes: In December 2003, the First European Workshop on Multi-agent Systems (EUMAS) was held at the University of Oxford, UK. This workshop emerged from a number of related workshops and other scholarly activities that were taking place at both national and European levels, and was intended to provide a single recognised forum at which researchers and those interested in activities relating to research in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems could meet, present (potentially preliminary) research results, problems, and issues in an open and informal but academic environment. Since then, yearly editions of the event were held in Barcelona (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), Lisbon (Portugal), Hammamet (Tunisia), Bath (UK), Agia Napa (Cyprus) and Paris (France).
In 2011, the event will take place in Maastricht (The Netherlands), hosted by the Department of Knowledge Engineering at Maastricht University.

LAWNP-2011

XII Latin American Workshop on Nonlinear Phenomena

10 Oct 2011 to 14 Oct 2011

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Submissions due: 19 Aug 2011

Topic: nonlinear phenomena

Notes: The XII Latin American Workshop on Nonlinear Phenomena (LAWNP-2011), will be held in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, from October 10 to October 14, 2011.

This international conference will be the twelfth in a series of Latin American Workshops that have taken place every two years to discuss different aspects of nonlinear phenomena. The previous meetings took place in Buzios, Brazil in 2009, Arica, Chile in 2007, Bariloche, Argentina in 2005, Salvador, Brazil in 2003, Cocoyoc, Mexico in 2001, Cordoba, Argentina in 1999, Canela, Brazil in 1997, Bariloche, Argentina in 1995, Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1993, Santiago, Chile in 1990, and Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1988.

The workshop will center on nonlinear dynamics, in particular spatially-extended dynamics, and out-of-equillibrium phenomena. A partial lists of subjects follows: space-time chaos, synchronization, pattern formation, coherent structures, morphogenesis and developmental biology, far from equilibrium phase transitions, granular materials, inelastic gases, coarsening, aging, nanomachines, reaction kinetics, instabilities and bifurcations, nonlinear fluid dynamics, dynamics of complex systems, and dynamics on complex networks.

SPIM2011

2nd Workshop on Semantic Personalized Information Management: Retrieval and Recommendation

23 Oct 2011 to 24 Oct 2011

Bonn, Germany

Submissions due: 15 Aug 2011

Topic: information managment

Notes: The workshop aims at improving the exchange of ideas between the different communities involved in the research on semantic personalized information management. The workshop focuses especially on researchers that are working on the Semantic Social Web, machine learning, user modelling, recommender systems, information retrieval, semantic interaction, or their combination.

SWESE2011

7th International Workshop on Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering

23 Oct 2011 to 24 Oct 2011

In collaboration with ISWC 2011, Bonn, Germany

Submissions due: 12 Aug 2011

Topic: semantic web

Notes: There has been more and more evidence that the usage of Semantic Web technologies leads to improvements in both the process and product of software development activities. The goal of the SWESE workshop is to advance research on this this important area. We believe that the informal nature of the workshop, located at one of the major events of Semantic Web, will lead to further exchange between practitioners and researchers working on issues related to Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering by providing a forum for discussing the major challenges of the area and the different approaches being taken to resolve them.

CloudViews2011

"Cloud Computing & You" - 3rd Cloud Computing International Conference

17 Oct 2011 to 18 Oct 2011

Porto, Portugal

Submissions due: 8 Aug 2011

Topic: cloud computing

Notes: The CloudViews project, promoted by EuroCloud Portugal, has already organized two international conferences on Cloud Computing. “To Cloud or not to Cloud” was the main theme of the first edition, held in Porto, Portugal, in 2009. “Cloud Ecosystem” was the theme of CloudViews 2010, which was also held in Porto, Portugal. In that edition, academia, business people and decision makers gathered together to present their views, which motivated a lively debate where all ICT players were challenged to think about how to achieve a true Cloud Ecosystem.

WCSCM 2011

Workshop on Complex Systems as Computing Models

9 Nov 2011 to 10 Nov 2011

Mexico city, Mexico

Submissions due: 8 Aug 2011

Topic: complex systems computing models

Notes: The "Workshop on Complex Systems as Computing Models" is an international meeting focusing in the results of complex systems, non-linear media, and dynamical systems as models of computation.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers who are currently developing new models based in the manipulation and control of complex systems to perform computation and contributing to the understanding of the concept of computation itself. Examples of this paradigm are reaction-diffusion computers, cellular automata (such as the game of Life and rule 110), DNA-computers, physics of computation, bio-molecular computing, quantum computing, cellular neural networks, competing patterns computing, tiling computing, origami computing, unconventional computing, and natural inspired computation.

The goal is to foster interaction and provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in progress to enable researchers in the field and related fields to learn about current and future activities of the community in this promising area in development.

ICAART 2012

4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence

6 Feb 2012 to 8 Feb 2012

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Submissions due: 28 Jul 2011

Topic: agents artificial intelligence

Notes: The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas. Two simultaneous but strongly related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work within the area of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general, including web applications, on one hand, and within the area of non-distributed AI, including the more traditional areas such as Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception and also not so traditional areas such as Reactive AI Systems, Evolutionary Computing and other aspects of Computational Intelligence and many other areas related to intelligent systems, on the other hand.

A substantial amount of research work is ongoing in these knowledge areas, in an attempt to discover appropriate theories and paradigms to use in real-world applications. Much of this important work is therefore theoretical in nature. However there is nothing as practical as a good theory, as Boltzman said many years ago, and some theories have indeed made their way into practice. Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Artificial Intelligence and Distributed AI, including Agents and Multi-Agent Systems; This conference intends to emphasize this connection, therefore, authors are invited to highlight the benefits of Information Technology (IT) in these areas. Ideas on how to solve problems using agents and artificial intelligence, both in R&D; and industrial applications, are welcome. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICAART with an ISBN. A book with the best papers of the conferene will be published by Springer-Verlag. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at http://www.icaart.org/.

Game Theory and Society 2011

Game Theory and Society - Models of Social Interaction in Sociological Research

27 Jul 2011 to 30 Jul 2011

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Submissions due: 27 Jul 2011

Topic:

Notes: Deadline date not available at the time, check website for details!

INCoS2011

Third International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems

30 Nov 2011 to 2 Feb 2011

Fukuoka, Japan

Submissions due: 4 Jul 2011

Topic: coolaborative systems

Notes: INCoS Organizing Committee invites all interested colleagues and students to participate to an exciting scientific
and social event focusing on latest advances in intelligent and adaptive solutions for social networks and collaborative systems
that lead to gain competitive advantages in business and academia scenarios.

CASON 2011

Third International Conference on Computational Aspects of Social Networks

19 Oct 2011 to 20 Oct 2011

Salamanca, Spain

Submissions due: 30 Jun 2011

Topic: social networks

Notes: The International Conference on Computational Aspects of Social Networks organized in Salamanca, Spain brings together an interdisciplinary venue for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, computer users, and students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of intelligent methods applied to Social Network, and to discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. Industrial Workshop/Tutorials and conference sessions will allow individuals interested in the theory, methods, or applications of social network analysis to share ideas and explore common interests.

coins11

Collaborative Innovation Networks Conference

8 Sep 2011 to 10 Sep 2011

Basel, Switzerland | HyperWerk Institute for Postindustrial Design

Submissions due: 30 Jun 2011

Topic: swarm intelligence

Notes: The Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) Conference invites you to submit your papers, workshop proposals, and artifacts to the 3rd annual conference to be held in Basel, Switzerland, hosted by HyperWerk Institute for Postindustrial Design from September 8-10, 2011. COINS11 brings together practitioners, researchers and students of the design and science of collaboration to share, learn, and gain inspiration. Conference activities will take place throughout the Old City of Basel. Attendees will be encouraged to engage with the community, meet local entrepreneurs, artists, and designers, take a guided tour of the city, and participate in hands-on workshops and interactive sessions.

NaBIC2011

Third World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing

19 Oct 2011 to 21 Oct 2011

Salamanca University, Spain

Submissions due: 30 Jun 2011

Topic: biological inspired computation

Notes: We welcome your participation and contribution to the Third World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC2011) to be held at the Salamanca University, Spain during October 19-21, 2011.



After the success of the Second World Congress – NaBIC 2010, NaBIC2011 is organized to provide a forum for researchers, engineers, and students from all over the world, to discuss the state-of-the-art in machine intelligence, and address various issues on building up human friendly machines by learning from nature. The conference theme is Nurturing Intelligent Computing Towards Advancement of Machine Intelligence.


All accepted and registered papers will be included in the conference proceedings to be published by the IEEE. Once again, we would like to invite you to submit your proposals for organizing Special Sessions or other conference events to the Special Session and Events Chairs and your qualified technical papers.


We look forward to seeing you in Salamanca, Spain.

CASOS 2011

CASOS 2011 Summer Institute

13 Jun 2011 to 19 Jun 2011

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA USA

Submissions due: 13 Jun 2011

Topic: social networks networks

Notes: The purpose of the CASOS Summer Institute is to provide an intense and hands-on introduction to dynamic network analysis and computational modeling of complex socio-technical systems. Both network analysis and multi-agent modeling will be covered. Participants will be able to complete the institute without programming skills or in-depth understanding of particular social theories. Computer programming and basic social or organizational theory are not included under the topics covered.

SIMUL 2011

The Third International Conference on Advances in System Simulation

23 Oct 2011 to 29 Oct 2011

Barcelona, Spain

Submissions due: 7 Jun 2011

Topic: simulation systems simulation

Notes: SIMUL 2011 continues a series of events focusing on advances in simulation techniques and systems providing new simulation capabilities. While different simulation events are already scheduled for years, SIMUL 2011 identifies specific needs for ontology of models, mechanisms, and methodologies in order to make easy an appropriate tool selection. With the advent of Web Services and WEB 3.0 social simulation and human-in simulations bring new challenging situations along with more classical process simulations and distributed and parallel simulations. An update on the simulation tool considering these new simulation flavors is aimed at too.

WICSOC 2011

The First International Workshop on Issues and Challenges in Social Computing (WICSOC 2011)

2 Aug 2011 to 2 Aug 2011

Las Vegas USA

Submissions due: 4 Jun 2011

Topic: social computing

Notes: The aim of this workshop is to discuss and exchange ideas on the issues and challenges in social computing systems. We invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in any aspect of social computing.

MAS&S; 2011

5th International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S; 2011)

19 Sep 2011 to 21 Sep 2011

Szczecin, Poland

Submissions due: 31 May 2011

Topic: agents mass simulation

Notes: Multi-agent systems (MASs) provide powerful models for representing both real-world systems and applications with an appropriate degree of complexity and dynamics. Several research and industrial experiences have already shown that the use of MASs offers advantages in a wide range of application domains (e.g. financial, economic, social, logistic, chemical, engineering). When MASs represent software applications to be effectively delivered, they need to be validated and evaluated before their deployment and execution, thus methodologies that support validation and evaluation through simulation of the MAS under development are highly required. In other emerging areas (e.g. ACE, ACF), MASs are designed for representing systems at different levels of complexity through the use of autonomous, goal-driven and interacting entities organized into societies which exhibit emergent properties The agent-based model of a system can then be executed to simulate the behavior of the complete system so that knowledge of the behaviors of the entities (micro-level) produce an understanding of the overall outcome at the system-level (macro-level). In both cases (MASs as software applications and MASs as models for the analysis of complex systems), simulation plays a crucial role that needs to be further investigated.

OSINT-WM

International Symposium on Open Source Intelligence & Web Mining 2011

12 Sep 2011 to 14 Sep 2011

Athens, Greece

Submissions due: 31 May 2011

Topic: web mining open source intelligence

Notes: After the great success of OSINT-WM 2008, OSINT-WM 2009, and OSINT-WM 2010, which were held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV08) in London, UK, 13th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV09) in Barcelona, Spain, and 2010 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2010) in Odense, Denmark, now we look forward to a more successful OSINT-WM 2011 to be held in Conjunction with the European ISI 2011.

CAS AAAI 2011

AAAI Fall Symposium - Complex Adaptive Systems: Energy Information and Intelligence

4 Nov 2011 to 6 Nov 2011

Arlington, VA, USA

Submissions due: 30 May 2011

Topic: complex adaptive systems

Notes: This symposium’s theme addresses fundamental issues for understanding complex phenomena: Energy, Information, and Intelligence. This theme builds upon the previous years’ focus of Threshold Effects and Resilience, Robustness, and Evolvability.

SSS 2011

13th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems

10 Oct 2011 to 12 Oct 2011

Grenoble, France

Submissions due: 25 May 2011

Topic: distributed systems

Notes: SSS is an international forum for researchers and practitioners in the design and development of distributed systems with self-* properties: (classical) self-stabilizing, self-configuring, self-organizing, self-managing, self-repairing, self-healing, self-optimizing, self-adaptive, and self-protecting. Research in distributed systems is now at a crucial point in its evolution, marked by the importance of dynamic systems such as peer-to-peer networks, large-scale wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, cloud computing, robotic networks, etc. Moreover, new applications such as grid and web services, banking and e-commerce, e-health and robotics, aerospace and avionics, automotive, industrial process control, etc. have joined the traditional applications of distributed systems.

The theory of self-stabilization has been enriched in the last 30 years by high quality research contributions in the areas of algorithmic techniques, formal methodologies, model theoretic issues, and composition techniques. All these areas are essential to the understanding and maintenance of self-* properties in fault-tolerant distributed systems.

PHDVienna2011

PhD Research in Progress Workshop III

14 Sep 2011 to 14 Sep 2011

Vienna, Austria

Submissions due: 15 May 2011

Topic: phd complex systems

Notes: The premise of the satellite meeting is to give MSc and PhD students studying within the domain of complex systems science a platform to present their research question, approach and results at an early point in their research career to an interdisciplinary and supportive group.

This year’s topic: from LAB to SOCIETY, is meant to challenge the future young researchers to try elucidating how their own research will affect society as a whole within 5-10 years and how their complex systems approach may help structure our society for the better.

EPIA.2011

15th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence

10 Oct 2011 to 13 Oct 2011

Lisbon, Portugal

Submissions due: 10 May 2011

Topic: artificial intelligence

Notes: Research in Artificial Intelligence is deeply grounded in Portugal nowadays, and raising an increasing interest in the community of young researchers. The importance of Artificial Intelligence in Portugal is visible by the number of PhDs (over 100), the sheer number of researchers, but also the success of recent workshops and conferences organised in Portugal, such as RoboCup&RoboCupRescue; 2004, EUMAS 2006, AAMAS 2008, EKAW 2010 and ECAI 2010.

EPIA has come of age as an international conference more than 20 years ago. Since the last time EPIA was organised in Lisbon (1989), the conference has been organised all over the country, raising considerable success and interest in the several local scientific communities, whilst never ceasing to attract researchers and practitioners from the whole country and a considerable participation of foreign scientists.

This year EPIA will be held in Lisbon and is co-organized by: FCUL, ISEL, INESC-ID, IST.

ATOP2011

Agent Technologies for Business Applications and Enterprise Interoperability

2 Aug 2011 to 2 Aug 2011

Liverpool, UK

Submissions due: 9 May 2011

Topic: agents business applications

Notes: http://www-ags.dfki.uni-sb.de/~kuf/atop/

ICEC 2011

Workshop on Robustness and Reliability of Electronic Marketplaces

2 Aug 2011 to 2 Aug 2011

Liverpool, UK

Submissions due: 9 May 2011

Topic: robustness reliability

Notes: Electronic marketplaces are ever more ubiquitous, and cover a wide range of application areas such as financial exchanges, online auctions and advertising, as well as electric power trading. With so much of the economy depending on these systems working properly, it is of paramount importance that they are robust and reliable. Robustness in this context means that the marketplaces are stable, and resilient to changes such as market shocks. Nothing exemplifies the importance of robustness more than the recent financial crisis, and the flash crash on the 6th of May 2010. Related to this, reliability refers to the ability of the system to function properly, and that there is little scope for manipulation. For example, in electric power trading, the market must ensure that demand is matched by supply to prevent blackouts occurring. In online advertising, markets need to work efficiently and compute results within seconds or less. In online auctions, bidders should be discouraged to snipe or to shade their bids.

In order to obtain robust and reliable electronic marketplaces, it is important to design the right incentives, structures and rules, and to gain a fundamental understanding of such systems using modelling techniques. This is achieved through the use of theoretical tools, such as game theory, as well as empirical tools such as agent-based simulation. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from a variety of backgrounds, including economics, mathematics, finance, operations research and computer science, and working on different application areas. In particular, topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

* Resilience in financial markets
* Algorithmic trading
* High-frequency trading
* Risk management
* Market bubbles and crashes
* Networks of markets
* Competition between markets
* Agent-based simulation of electronic marketplaces
* Market-based control of distributed systems
* Mechanism design

IJCCI 2011

3rd International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence

24 Oct 2011 to 26 Oct 2011

Paris, France

Submissions due: 7 May 2011

Topic: computational intelligence

Notes: The purpose of IJCCI is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Fuzzy Computation, Evolutionary Computation and Neural Computation. IJCCI is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized
in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas.

ECTA International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications

FCTA International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications

NCTA International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications

FET11

The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011

4 May 2011 to 6 May 2011

Budapest, Hungary

Submissions due: 4 May 2011

Topic: fet

Notes: The FET Conference is the European forum dedicated to frontier research in future and emerging information technologies. Following the very successful ƒet09 event in Prague, the European Commission is pleased to announce that the next FET Conference will take place in Budapest on 4-6 May 2011, under the auspices of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union.
ƒet11 will display "Science beyond fiction" with an impressive list of keynote speakers, scientific sessions and futuristic exhibition booths, covering a broad range of scientific fields and future information and communication technologies. Call for sessions, exhibition and posters will soon be released on the conference web site www.fet11.eu 

NICSO 2011

Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization

20 Oct 2011 to 22 Oct 2011

Cluj Napoca, Romania

Submissions due: 2 May 2011

Topic: optimization cooperation

Notes: NICSO 2011 is the fifth edition of the International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization. Previous NICSOs were held in Granada (2006 and 2010), Acireale (2007) and Puerto de la Cruz (2008). Papers arising from these workshops were published in books (NICSO 2007, NICSO 2008, NICSO 2010) and in journal special issues:J. of Natural Computing Special issue on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimisation (NICSO) and and J. of Memetic Computing.

CCSS2011

International Workshop on Coping with Crises in Complex Socio-Economic Systems - 2011

20 Jun 2011 to 25 Jun 2011

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Submissions due: 1 May 2011

Topic: crises managment complex systems

Notes: The deadline of May 1 is for early registrations, not for submissions

Computational Social Science: Text and Decisions

Computational Social Science: Text and Decisions

16 Jul 2011 to 23 Jul 2011

Catania University, Italy

Submissions due: 1 May 2011

Topic: social science

Notes: The recent growth of socially interesting data logs generated by modern media usage could hardly be overlooked by social scientists. However, traditional social scientists’ analytical techniques cannot cope with databases of such large size. The fledging interdisciplinary field of Computational Social Science (CSS) includes automated information extraction as one of its foci. CSS lies at the intersection of social science, computational science, and complexity science. The new Lipari School on Computational Social Science will address this topic through seminar sessions by world-class researchers in the field. The “Text and Decisions” theme of this 2011 edition will focus on text and data mining techniques to support decision processes in the realm of social science.

UK-SNA 2011

7th UK Social Networks Conference

7 Jul 2011 to 9 Jul 2011

University of Greenwich, London

Submissions due: 30 Apr 2011

Topic: sna social networks analysis

Notes: The UK Social Networks Conference offers an interdisciplinary venue for social and behavioural scientists, sociologists, educationalists, political scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, practitioners and others to present their work in the area of social networks. The primary objective of the conference is to facilitate interactions between the many different disciplines interested in network analysis. The conference provides a unique opportunity for the dissemination and debate of recent advances in theoretical and experimental network research.

ICMC2011

2nd International Conference on Morphological Computation

12 Sep 2011 to 14 Sep 2011

ECLT, Venice, Italy

Submissions due: 15 Apr 2011

Topic: morphological computation

Notes:

ECoMASS-2011

5th Workshop on Evolutionary Computation and Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation Workshop (ECoMASS-2011)

12 Jul 2011 to 13 Jul 2011

Dublin, Ireland

Submissions due: 7 Apr 2011

Topic: evolutionary computation

Notes: Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 7 April, 2011

Notification of acceptance: 14 April, 2011

Camera-ready deadline: 26 April, 2011

Registration deadline: 2 May, 2011

ECAL11

European Conference on Artificial Life - 20th Anniversary Edition - Back to the Origins of Alife

8 Aug 2011 to 12 Aug 2011

Paris, France

Submissions due: 6 Apr 2011

Topic: artificial life alife

Notes: Important dates in 2011

April 6 Paper submission
June 10 Paper notification
July 1 Camera ready
June 10 Early registration
July 31 End of registration
August 8-12 Conference

CLIMA XII

12th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems

17 Jul 2011 to 18 Jul 2011

Barcelona, Spain

Submissions due: 4 Apr 2011

Topic: multi-agents agents logic

Notes: The purpose of the CLIMA workshops is to provide a forum for discussing techniques, based on computational logic, for representing, programming and reasoning about agents and multi-agent systems in a formal way. More information about the series os CLIMA workshops, including its previous editions and publications, can be found here.

The 12th edition of CLIMA will be affiliated with IJCAI'11 and will take place in Barcelona, Spain, between the 17th and 18th of July 2011. The Call for Papers, including the list of relevant topics, can be found here.

In addition to CLIMA's regular topics and sessions, this edition will feature two special sessions:

Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems
Logics for Games and Social Choice

ECCS11

European Conference on Complex Systems 2011

12 Sep 2011 to 16 Sep 2011

Vienna, Austria

Submissions due: 1 Apr 2011

Topic: complex systems

Notes: Nov 4 2010 - Jan 7 2011 Call for satellites
Jan 1 2011 - Apr 1 2011 Call for abstracts (talks + posters)
Jan 1 2011 - Start for early registration
Jan 28 2011 - Decision Satellites
Jun 1 2011 - Decision papers and posters
Sept 12-16 2011 Main Conference

IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011

IEEE CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING, AND EPIGENETIC ROBOTICS

24 Aug 2011 to 27 Aug 2011

Frankfurt, Germany

Submissions due: 28 Mar 2011

Topic: robotics

Notes: Abstract and Paper Submission Deadline: March 28, 2011
Notification Due: May 16, 2011
Final Version Due: June 20, 2011
Conference: August, 24—27, 2011

WISHWell 2011

3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Environments - Supporting Healthcare and Well-being (WISHWell’11)

25 Jul 2011 to 26 Jul 2011

Nottingham, UK

Submissions due: 28 Mar 2011

Topic: health care intelligent evirnoments

Notes: The workshop will bring together researchers from both industry and academia from the various disciplines to contribute to the 3rd year of the International Workshop on Intelligent Environments Supporting Healthcare and Well-Being (WISHWell 2011). Healthcare environments (within the hospital and the home) are extremely complex and challenging to manage from an IT and IS perspective, as they are required to cope with an assortment of patient conditions under various circumstances with a number of resource constraints. Pervasive healthcare technologies seek to respond to a variety of these pressures by integrating them within existing healthcare services. It is essential that intelligent pervasive healthcare solutions are developed and correctly integrated to assist health care professionals in delivering high levels of patient care. It is equally important that these pervasive solutions are used to empower patients and relatives for self-care and management of their health to provide seamless access for health care services.

ECMS2011

25th EUROPEAN Conference on Modelling and Simulation

7 Jun 2011 to 10 Jun 2011

Krakow, Poland

Submissions due: 25 Mar 2011

Topic: modeling simulation

Notes:

ANT2011

2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies

19 Sep 2011 to 21 Sep 2011

Ontario, Canada

Submissions due: 15 Mar 2011

Topic: networks ambient

Notes: The 2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2011) is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies related areas. The ANT-2011 will be held at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada in September 19-21, 2011. The ANT-2011 will be held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference in Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS-2011).
Ambient systems can be viewed as interconnected systems that exist anywhere and everywhere in the environment. These systems are able to work together in the network collaboratively or competitively to provide human users with their daily technological needs, during which these systems remain invisible. This concept has emerged as a major research area with many potential applications. This is because of the multi-disciplinary nature of the themes required such as ubiquitous and pervasive computing, artificial intelligence, networks and communications.

PNCW11

4th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops

14 Jun 2011 to 18 Jun 2011

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Submissions due: 15 Mar 2011

Topic: networks political networks

Notes: The study of political networks serves a key role in understanding governance, as politics is largely driven by relationships between actors, agencies, and institutions. A greater recognition of these relationships has begun to change the study of politics. We are soliciting papers that apply network ideas, from substantive insights to methodological innovations, to topics related to American politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, public administration, political methodology, or other areas of politics. We are particularly interested in proposals that are not only descriptive, but that also make causal claims with clear identification strategies. Submissions are encouraged from a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, economics, public policy, anthropology, psychology, business, information systems, mathematics, physics, and
complex systems.

The full conference will kick off on June 16 with an opening reception and keynote address by Garry Robins, University of Melbourne. A full schedule of panel presentations begins on June 17 and 18. Mark Newman of the University of Michigan will give the plenary address on June 17.

SKIN2011

Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks: Workshop

31 Mar 2011 to 1 Apr 2011

University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany

Submissions due: 5 Mar 2011

Topic: networks innovation

Notes: This workshop provides a meeting place for the growing community of researchers using the SKIN model or wanting to learn more about it.

SKIN is a multi-agent model of innovation networks in knowledge-intensive industries that is grounded in empirical research and theoretical frameworks from innovation economics and economic sociology. Using conceptual models based on robust empirical studies, SKIN is the ideal platform for learning about different processes for creating, transferring and distributing knowledge, collaborating for innovation, and the governance of these processes, collaborations and networks. Developed using case studies from different technological and institutional contexts, SKIN is one of the leading platforms for applying agent-based modelling (ABM) to the innovation networks found in a variety of real world contexts.

The SKIN model has been in development since 1998 and has been used and adapted for a broad range of projects, applications, and research questions. More and more people have been using it as a platform for developing their own research ideas. This community is loosely connected through institutional affiliations and personal contacts. A growing interest in learning what else is going on has led to the establishment of a SKIN website (http://cress.soc.surrey.ac.uk/SKIN/) where SKIN researchers can contribute ideas, papers and models. This workshop is the next step in developing and enhancing the SKIN community.

ASONAM2011

The International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining

25 Jul 2011 to 27 Jul 2011

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Submissions due: 1 Mar 2011

Topic: social networks networks sna

Notes: The study of social networks originated in social and business communities.
In recent years, social network research has advanced significantly; the
development of sophisticated techniques for Social Network Analysis and
Mining (SNAM) has been highly influenced by the online social Web sites,
email logs, phone logs and instant messaging systems, which are widely
analyzed using graph theory and machine learning techniques. People perceive
the Web increasingly as a social medium that fosters interaction among
people, sharing of experiences and knowledge, group activities, community
formation and evolution. This has led to a rising prominence of SNAM in
academia, politics, homeland security and business. This follows the pattern
of known entities of our society that have evolved into networks in which
actors are increasingly dependent on their structural embedding.

ESHIA-WEHIA2011

The 16th Annual Workshop on Economic Heterogeneous Interacting Agents

23 Jun 2011 to 25 Jun 2011

Ancona, Italy

Submissions due: 28 Feb 2011

Topic: agents economics

Notes: Recently there has been a growing interest in finding alternative
microfoundations for aggregate behavior. The standard use of
representative agent models as a basis for macroeconomics has
been increasingly criticized. Despite the fact that it provides a
vehicle for elegant technical analysis and uses a widely accepted
model of individual behavior, it is not theoretically justified nor
does it stand up to tests on empirical data. Therefore, the need to
go beyond the representative agent model has generated a
considerable literature. Efforts are being made to create models
that are both mathematically tractable and empirically satisfactory.
In such models, the link between individual and aggregate
behavior is much more complicated than is traditionally the case in
macroeconomic theory. But, it is precisely this that makes such
models interesting and important.

The 16th Workshop on Economics and Heterogeneous Interacting
Agents offers an opportunity to present the latest research on
various aspects of the economy as a complex system made up of
multiple heterogeneous interacting agents. Research from various
domains – networks, complexity, statistical mechanics,
thermodynamics, learning, the theory of self-organizing systems
can all be helpful in developing more satisfactory approaches to
(macro)econometrics and (macro)economic theory.

COLLA2011

The First International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications

19 Jun 2011 to 24 Jun 2011

Luxemburg

Submissions due: 28 Feb 2011

Topic: networks

Notes: Tracks:

Cooperation and collaboration mechanisms

Collaborative architectures and mechanisms

Collaborative applications

Collaborative infrastructures

Collaborative services

Collaborative users

Tools and benchmarking

ACM WebSci 11

3rd International Conference on Web Science

14 Jun 2011 to 17 Jun 2011

Koblenz, Germanay

Submissions due: 28 Feb 2011

Topic: web science

Notes: Web Science is concerned with the full scope of socio-technical relationships that are engaged in the World Wide Web. It is based on the notion that understanding the Web involves not only an analysis of its architecture and applications, but also insight into the people, organizations, policies, and economics that are affected by and subsumed within it.

SiCoSSys 2011

Simulation of Complex Social Systems (SiCoSSys 2011)

27 Jun 2011 to 30 Jun 2011

Colocated with SCSC11 The Hague, Netherlands

Submissions due: 15 Feb 2011

Topic: modeling simulation

Notes: Agent oriented modelling provides a conceptual framework for analysis and simulation of complex social systems. This comes from the fact that agent related concepts allow the representation of organizational and behavioural aspects of individuals in a society and their interactions.

This has motivated in the last years the development of a wide range of software languages/shells/libraries to simulate agent-based models. This workshop intends to promote discussion on theories, methods, and tools for agent-based modelling and simulation of complex social systems. This discussion should lead to the identification of key research issues in this novel domain:

1. Complexity and Agent Based Simulation. Simulation of complex systems. Simulation of ABM and GIS, Social Networks, Human-subject experimentation. Contributions from Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics. ABM for policy-makers.

2. Conceptual and Methodological issues concerning the social sciences practitioners. Modelling facilities. Threats and opportunities for computer scientists and social scientists cooperation. Rigour and Replication in social simulation. Statistical and Software validation.

3. Scalability of agent based simulations. Limitations for Agent Based Simulation. Is there a need for a grid-based agent-based simulation platform?

ICANN2011

International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks

14 Jun 2011 to 17 Jun 2011

Espoo, Finland

Submissions due: 15 Feb 2011

Topic: neural networks

Notes: The International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN) is the annual flagship conference of the European Neural Network Society (ENNS). The ideal of ICANN is to bring together researchers from two worlds: information sciences and neurosciences. The scope is wide, ranging from machine learning algorithms to models of real nervous systems. The aim is to facilitate discussions and interactions in the effort towards developing more intelligent artificial systems and increasing our understanding on neural and cognitive processes in the brain.

In 2011, ICANN returns to its roots after 20 years. The very first ICANN in 1991 was organized on the premises of Helsinki University of Technology on its beautiful campus in Espoo, Finland. We invite all neural network researchers worldwide to join us in celebrating this 20th anniversary of ICANN and to see the latest advancements in our fast progressing field.

ICANN 2011 will have two tracks: Brain-inspired computing and Machine learning research, with PC chairs from both worlds and a renewed reviewing system. Keynote speakers and competitions will highlight cross-disciplinary interactions and applications.

AISB11

Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour Convention

4 Apr 2011 to 7 Apr 2011

University of York, UK

Submissions due: 11 Feb 2011

Topic: artificial intelligence simulation

Notes: Several Deadlines according to symposium:

Symposium Submission Deadline
Active vision 10 Jan 2011
Adapted and Personalised Interaction 22 Jan 2011
AI and Games 4 Feb 2011
Computational Models of Cognitive Development 21 Jan 2011
Computing and Philosophy 31 Jan 2011
Human Memory for Artificial Agents 3 Jan 2011
Learning Language Models from Multilingual Corpora 19 Jan 2011
Machine Consciousness 18 January 2011
Social Networks and Multiagent Systems 9 Jan 2011
Towards a Comprehensive Intelligence Test 11 February 2011

ICORE2011

2nd International Conference on Reputation

19 Sep 2011 to 19 Sep 2011

Montpellier, France

Submissions due: 7 Feb 2011

Topic: reputation

Notes: Co-located with ESSA 2011

WSS 2011

The 4th International Symposium on Web Services

20 Apr 2011 to 21 Apr 2011

Hammamet, Tunisia

Submissions due: 31 Jan 2011

Topic: web

Notes: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Standards for Web services
* Semantic Web services
* Context-aware Web services
* Composition approaches for Web services
* Security of Web services
* Software agents for Web services composition
* Architectures for SWs Deployment
* Applications of Web services to E-business and E-government
* Supporting Enterprise Application Integration with Web services
* Web services Conversation Protocols and Choreography
* Ontologies and Languages for Service Description
* Ontologies and Languages for Web services Modeling
* Foundations of Reasoning about Services and/or Processes

Opening the Cloud

Opening the Cloud - 2011 ASSYST Meeting on Cloud Computing

31 Jan 2011 to 31 Jan 2011

Paris - Institut des Systèmes Complexes

Submissions due: 31 Jan 2011

Topic: cloud computing

Notes: Opening the Cloud will present the state-of-the-art in Cloud Computing and will debate the social challenges that the CC community is facing, and what are possible directions of research in a near future.

ATES2011

2nd International Workshop on Agent Technologies for Energy Systems

2 May 2011 to 2 May 2011

Taipei, Taiwan

Submissions due: 30 Jan 2011

Topic: energy agents

Notes: Meeting the challenge of mitigating the worst effects of global climate change, and ensuring energy security in the face of dwindling oil and gas reserves, requires a radical change in the way in which energy (and particularly electricity) is generated, distributed and consumed.

Addressing this challenge requires future energy systems (such as the smart grid) to be capable of autonomously and intelligently configuring themselves to make the most efficient use of available resources, to be robust to the cascading failures that plague current networks, and to be extendable and adaptable in the face of rapidly changing technologies and requirements.

The distributed nature of these systems, and the autonomous behaviour expected of them, naturally lend themselves to a multi-agent methodology. Thus, the goals of this workshop are to explore and develop the application of agent technologies within such future energy systems, to attract researchers to this exciting and important application domain, and to provide a forum where domain experts and agent researchers can meet and exchange ideas.

Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Methodologies to predict and optimise of energy use within homes, buildings, organisations and micro-grids.
Multi-agent simulation of energy markets, energy grids and consumers.
Novel energy markets and trading strategies.
Coalition formation strategies for coordinated energy use across multiple consumers, forming virtual power stations, and performing intelligent demand management.
Agent/human interaction for energy preference elicitation and efficiency feedback.
Agent-based software development for deploying distributed control across energy networks.

AMPLE2011

1st International Workshop on Agent-based Modeling for Policy Engineering

2 May 2011 to 6 May 2011

Colocated with AAMAS2011, Taipei, Taiwan

Submissions due: 30 Jan 2011

Topic: agents multi-agents policy engineering

Notes: Topics of particular interest for AMPLE include, but are not limited to:

* Policy making: (tools and methods for) analysis, simulation, evaluation
* Agent societies: design and simulation
* Formal methods for specifying policies in coordination and organizational structures;
* Models for verification, validation and visualization of simulations for policy making
* Integration of normative and social aspects: formal aspects and practical issues
* Agent-based models for decision making:
o Social networks: influence in decision making; representation; models for simulation
o Culture and social norms: influence in decision making; representation; models for simulation
o Design for values in policy making
* Comparison between System Dynamics and Agent-based modeling
* Gaming: role in policy analysis; relation to simulation

MABS11

12th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation

2 May 2011 to 6 May 2011

Colocated with AAMAS 2011, Taipei, Tawian

Submissions due: 30 Jan 2011

Topic: agents multi-agents simulation

Notes: Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Simulation Methodologies

•Standards for MABS
•Methodologies and simulation languages for MABS
•Simulation platforms and tools for MABS
•Visualization and analytic tools
•Approaches for large-scale simulations
•Scalability and robustness in MABS
•Future challenges in MABS

Simulation of social and economic behavior

•Formal and agent models of social behavior
•Cognitive modeling and social simulation
•Game theory and simulation
•Social structure: Social networks and simulating organizations
•Simulating social complexity (e.g. structures and norms, social order, emergence of cooperation and coordinated action, self-organization, the micro-macro link)

Applications / Empirical Work

•MABS in environmental modeling
•Agent-based experimental economics
•Participative-based simulation
•MABS and games

NetSciCom2011

3rd International Workshop on Network Science for Communication Networks

15 Apr 2011 to 15 Apr 2011

Shanghai, China

Submissions due: 15 Jan 2011

Topic: networks communication networks

Notes: Network Science is a newly emerging discipline with applications in a variety of domains, such as, Communication Networks, Power Grid Networks, Transportation Networks, Social Networks, Biological Networks, Complex Networks and Economics. Designing complex communication networks of the future needs a deep understanding of the interplay between the physical- the communication- and the social networks involved. An understanding of such interdependency can only be achieved by closer interaction between Network Scientists, Communication Network Designers, and Social and Behavioral Scientists. The goal of this workshop is to a provide a forum where this diverse group of researchers can meet and exchange ideas that will lead to deeper insights into the design of robust, efficient and complex communication networks of the future.

WIIAT2011

The 2011 IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology

22 Aug 2011 to 27 Aug 2011

Campus Scientifique de la Doua, Lyon, France

Submissions due: 4 Jan 2011

Topic: web agents

Notes: **** Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission: * January 4, 2011*
Notification to workshop proposers: January 18, 2011

Workshop paper submissions: March 21, 2011
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: June 10, 2011

Workshops and Industry day: August 22, 2011

NIDISC2011

14th International Workshop on Nature Inspired Distributed Computing

16 May 2011 to 20 May 2011

Anchorage (Alaska) USA

Submissions due: 18 Dec 2010

Topic: distributed computing

Notes: Extended Submission Deadline - December 18, 2010
Notification of Acceptance - January 8, 2011
Final Copy Due - February 1, 2011
Workshop - May 16-20, 201

Extreme Environmental Events

Extreme Environmental Events

13 Dec 2010 to 17 Dec 2010

Selwyn College - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Submissions due: 13 Dec 2010

Topic: extreme events

Notes: Understanding the frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events and their impacts is a critical aspect of climate prediction. This conference aims to bring together an inter-disciplinary group including statisticians, climate modellers, meteorologists, and other environmental scientists to focus on extreme events and the uncertainties inherent in their understanding.

PAAMS11

9th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

6 Apr 2011 to 8 Apr 2011

Salamanca, Spain

Submissions due: 3 Dec 2010

Topic: agents multi-agents

Notes: Research on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems has matured during the last decade and many effective applications of this technology are now deployed. PAAMS provides an international forum to present and discuss the latest scientific developments and their effective applications, to assess the impact of the approach, and to facilitate technology transfer. PAAMS started as a local initiative, but has since grown to become THE international yearly platform to present, to discuss, and to disseminate the latest developments and the most important outcomes related to real-world applications. It provides a unique opportunity to bring multi-disciplinary experts, academics and practitioners together to exchange their experience in the development and deployment of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. PAAMS intends to bring together researchers and developers from industry and the academic world to report on the latest scientific and technical advances on the application of multi-agent systems, to discuss and debate the major issues, and to showcase the latest systems using agent based technology. It will promote a forum for discussion on how agent-based techniques, methods, and tools help system designers to accomplish the mapping between available agent technology and application needs. Other stakeholders should be rewarded with a better understanding of the potential and challenges of the agent-oriented approach

IEEE ALIFE 2011

The 2011 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life

11 Apr 2011 to 11 Apr 2011

Paris, France

Submissions due: 16 Nov 2010

Topic: alife artificial life complex adaptive systems

Notes: IEEE ALIFE 2011 brings together researchers working on the emerging areas of Artificial Life and Complex Adaptive Systems, aiming to understand and synthesize life-like systems and applying bio-inspired synthetic methods to other science/engineering disciplines, including Biology, Robotics, Social Sciences, among others.

Artificial Life is the study of the simulation and synthesis of living systems. In particular, this science of generalized living and life-like systems provides engineering with billions of years of design expertise to learn from and exploit through the example of the evolution of organic life on earth. Increased understanding of the massively successful design diversity, complexity, and adaptability of life is rapidly making inroads into all areas of engineering and the Sciences of the Artificial. Numerous applications of ideas from nature and their generalizations from life-as-we-know-it to life-as-it-could-be continually find their way into engineering and science.

Deadline Extended

ISAmI 2011

2nd International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence - Software and Applications

6 Apr 2011 to 8 Apr 2011

Salamanca, Spain

Submissions due: 15 Nov 2010

Topic: ambient intelligence

Notes: Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a recent paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable.

Another main concern of AmI originates from the human computer interaction domain and focuses on offering ways to interact with systems in a more natural way by means user friendly interfaces. This field is evolving quickly as can be witnessed by the emerging natural language and gesture based types of interaction.

The inclusion of computational power and communication technologies in everyday objects is growing and their embedding into our environments should be as invisible as possible. In order for AmI to be successful, human interaction with computing power and embedded systems in the surroundings should be smooth and happen without people actually noticing it. The only awareness people should have arises from AmI: more safety, comfort and wellbeing, emerging in a natural and inherent way.
ISAmI is the International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, aiming to bring together researchers from various disciplines that constitute the scientific field of Ambient Intelligence to present and discuss the latest results, new ideas, projects and lessons learned.

Brand new ideas will be greatly appreciated as well as relevant revisions and actualizations of previously presented work, project summaries and PhD thesis.
ISAmI 2011 will be held at the University of Salamanca, Spain. This symposium will be organized by the Biomedicine, Intelligent System and Educational Technology Research Group (http://bisite.usal.es/) of the University of Salamanca.

SIMUTools 2011

4th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques

21 Mar 2011 to 25 Mar 2011

Barcelona, Spain

Submissions due: 8 Nov 2010

Topic: simulation

Notes: SIMUTools 2011 is the fourth International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques. This edition, which builds on the success of the previous three editions (2008-2010), will focus on all aspects of simulation modeling and analysis. High quality papers are sought on simulation tools, methodologies, applications, and practices.

The aim of the conference is to bring academic and industry researchers together with practitioners from both the simulation community and the user communities. The conference will address current and future trends in broad simulation techniques, models and practices, and strive to foster interdisciplinary collaborative research in these areas. The conference encourages submission of papers of significant theoretical and/or practical research contributions.

ADS11

Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium

4 Apr 2011 to 9 Apr 2011

Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel; Boston, MA, USA

Submissions due: 31 Oct 2010

Topic: agents simulation

Notes: Agent-directed Simulation (ADS) Symposium is the premier platform to explore all three aspects of the synergy of simulation and agent technologies. Hence, it has a special place within simulation and agent conferences, including agent-based (social) simulation conferences. Therefore the ADS symposium fills a gap in the agent community as well as the simulation community.

The purpose of the ADS symposium is to facilitate dissemination of the most recent advancements in the theory, methodology, application, and toolkits of agent-directed simulation. Agent-directed simulation is comprehensive in the integration of agent and simulation technologies, by including models that use agents to develop domain-specific simulations, i.e., agent simulation (this is often referred to as agent-based simulation -when other two important aspects are not considered), and by also including the use of agent technology to develop simulation techniques and toolkits that are subsequently applied, either with or without agents.

WiVS 2011

1st International Workshop WiVS 2011: Flexible Workflows in Distributed Systems

8 Mar 2011 to 11 Mar 2011

Kiel, Germany

Submissions due: 31 Oct 2010

Topic: distributed systems

Notes: Management of business processes is of major importance for today's enterprises, operating in increasingly dynamic environments. The technical support for business processes remains a complex challenge, due to their manifold characteristics, and requires a workflow-based execution infrastructure at the IT side. Besides traditional aspects like distribution, concurrency and resource management, especially the dynamics of the execution context has to be taken care of. In this respect, the current research in this area more and more dismisses the initial assumptions of traditional process-based approaches that processes - once deployed and instantiated - are kept basically unchanged and are executed always as planned. Instead the flexibility of workflows gains considerable attention, whereby the dynamics to be supported ranges from properties of the technical environment (e.g. in the area of mobile applications) up to completely dynamic ad-hoc processes of knowledge workers.

The area of flexible workflow management represents an interesting overlap for research approaches from different disciplines of distributed systems, such as service oriented architecture (SOA) / web services, mobile computing, multi-agent systems, and enterprise application integration. Thus, the workshop WiVS is as an integrating forum for researchers from the named areas and fosters the discussion and knowledge transfer among participants by the common incitement of flexible workflows. Moreover, the workshop targets technologies as well as applications in order to bring current research and practice closer together.

IMCIC 2011

The 2nd International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics

27 Mar 2011 to 30 Mar 2011

Orlando, Florida USA

Submissions due: 13 Oct 2010

Topic: complexity informatics cybernetics

Notes: Deadline extended.

CSSWC@NIPS2010

Computational Social Science and the Wisdom of Crowds Workshop at NIPS 2010

10 Dec 2010 to 11 Dec 2010

Whistler, Canada

Submissions due: 8 Oct 2010

Topic: crowdsource

Notes: Computational social science is an emerging academic research area at
the intersection of computer science, statistics, and the social
sciences, in which quantitative methods and computational tools are
used to identify and answer social science questions. The field is
driven by new sources of data from the Internet, sensor networks,
government databases, crowdsourcing systems, and more, as well as by
recent advances in computational modeling, machine learning,
statistics, and social network analysis.

The related area of social computing deals with the mechanisms through
which people interact with computational systems, examining how and
why people contribute to crowdsourcing sites, and the Internet more
generally. Examples of social computing systems include prediction
markets, reputation systems, and collaborative filtering systems, all
designed with the intent of capturing the wisdom of crowds.

Machine learning plays in important role in both of these research
areas, but to make truly groundbreaking advances, collaboration is
necessary: social scientists and economists are uniquely positioned to
identify the most pertinent and vital questions and problems, as well
as to provide insight into data generation, while computer scientists
contribute significant expertise in developing novel, quantitative
methods and tools. To date there have been few in-person venues for
researchers in these traditionally disparate areas to interact. This
workshop will address this need, with an emphasis on the role of
machine learning. The primary goals of the workshop are to provide an
opportunity for attendees to meet, interact, share ideas, establish
new collaborations, and to inform the wider NIPS community about
current research in computational social science and social computing.

AAMAS 2011

The Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems

2 May 2011 to 5 May 2011

Taipei, Taiwan

Submissions due: 7 Oct 2010

Topic: agents simulation autonomous agents multiagent systems

Notes: AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous
agents and multiagent systems. The AAMAS conference series was
initiated in 2002 by merging three highly-respected meetings:
International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS); International
Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL); and
International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA). The aim of the
joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile,
internationally-respected archival forum for scientific research in
the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.
AAMAS-2011 is the Tenth conference in the AAMAS series, following
enormously successful previous conferences, and will be held at the
Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan. See
http://www.ifaamas.org for more information on the AAMAS conference
series.

BASNA10

IEEE International Workshop on Business Application of Social Network Analysis

15 Dec 2010 to 15 Dec 2010

Bangalore, India

Submissions due: 19 Sep 2010

Topic: social network analysis business applications

Notes: Co-located with IMSAA10

SPSD2011

International Community on Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development

29 Aug 2011 to 31 Aug 2011

Kanazawa, Japan

Submissions due: 15 Sep 2010

Topic: sustainability planning

Notes:

EUMAS2010

8th European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems

16 Dec 2010 to 17 Dec 2010

Pars, France

Submissions due: 14 Sep 2010

Topic: multi-agents agents

Notes: In December 2003, the First European Workshop on Multi-agent Systems was held at the University of Oxford, UK. This workshop emerged from a number of related workshops and other scholarly activities that were taking place at both national and European levels, and was intended to provide a single recognised forum at which researchers and those interested in activities relating to research in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems could meet, present (potentially preliminary) research results, problems, and issues in an open and informal but academic environment.
Since then, yearly editions of the event were held in Barcelona (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), Lisbon (Portugal), Hammamet (Tunisia), Bath (UK) and Agia Napa (Cyprus) shortly before Christmas. In 2010, the event will take place in Paris (France), hosted by Paris Descartes University.

ServAgents 2010

First International Workshop on Services and Agents

12 Nov 2010 to 15 Nov 2010

Kolkata, India

Submissions due: 3 Sep 2010

Topic: agents

Notes: There are strong connections between intelligent agents and services, and there is increasing crossover between works in the two communities. The new area of services (both in the sense of service science and service-oriented computing) offers exciting new application opportunities for both the concepts and methodologies of intelligent agent systems. Techniques developed in the agent research community promise to have a strong impact on this fast growing field. For instance, agent-oriented modeling techniques can influence the development of service modeling techniques. Agent technology may offer a solution to the critical business imperative of service delivery optimization. Agent systems might provide crucial decision support functionality in the business service delivery.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the areas of services and agents, and engage in the discussion and exchange of ideas. It will serve to highlight the impact of research in agents on the area of services and will help in the identification of practical needs and opportunities.

The emphasis of this workshop is on the intersection of the rather new, fast growing services science and engineering paradigm with agent technology. We especially encourage papers that deal with the application of agent techniques to challenges in the services area. We invite papers on all aspects relating to the overlap of Intelligent Agent Technology and Services. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Agent-oriented approaches (frameworks, methods, and tools) to business and IT-enabled service modeling, analysis and design
* Simulation and optimization of business services and service systems
* Service compliance management
* Agent technology in business process management
* Philosophical foundations of agency and services
* Service description, matchmaking, discovery, and brokering
* Service composition, orchestration, and choreography
* Agent-based monitoring and exception-handling of service delivery
* Agent-based negotiation of QoS and SLAs
* Service business models and case studies
* Ontology applications in services science

TWCS10

Turunc Workshop on Complex Systems 2010

30 Aug 2010 to 1 Sep 2010

Turunc, Marmaris, Turkey

Submissions due: 30 Aug 2010

Topic: complex systems

Notes: Thanks to recent developments in the digital world of Information and
Communication Technologies (ICT), such as GSM, Internet, a new kind of
social interactions emerged which includes e-mail, chat, blogs, Wikipedia,
Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and such. Interestingly, these social interactions
are well “documented” and some of them are quite easily accessible, hence
provide empirical data to study on.

Yet, there are issues. It is an open issue whether human behave the same on
these platforms. Even if we do not, there is still some value to investigate
how we act in these “second” life domains. There are a number of issues deal
with ethical side such as privacy.

This workshop, is expected to cover different aspects of this challenging
new field of research, attract researchers (senior scientist as well as PhD
students and postdoctoral researchers) from various fields.

TSCS10

Turunc Summer School on Complex Systems

23 Aug 2010 to 27 Aug 2010

Turunc, Marmaris, Turkey

Submissions due: 23 Aug 2010

Topic: complex systems

Notes: TSCS is an introductory course which covers various topics in Complex Systems. It starts with necessary Mathematics and Computational basics. Then focuses on Complex Networks which is an emergent field with promising research possibilities.

Alife XII

Artificial Life XII (ALife XII) Odense

19 Aug 2010 to 23 Aug 2010

Odense, Denmark

Submissions due: 19 Aug 2010

Topic: alife

Notes: (Deadline for submission still not anounced)

PRIMA-2010

The 13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems

12 Nov 2010 to 15 Nov 2010

Kolkata, India

Submissions due: 14 Aug 2010

Topic: multi-agent systems

Notes: Agent computing and technology is an exciting, emerging paradigm expected to play a key role in many society-changing practices from disaster response to manufacturing, and from energy management to agriculture. Agent and multi-agent researchers are focused on building working systems that bring together a broad range of technical areas from market theory to software engineering to user interfaces. Agent systems are expected to operate in real-world environments, with all the challenges that such environments present.

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