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3rd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S)
"Towards an Integration of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering and Simulation"

2009, Turin (Italy), Sept. 7-11

to be held at MALLOW (Multi-Agent Logics, Languages, and Organisations Federated Workshops)

Multi-agent systems (MASs) provide powerful models for representing real-world applications with an appropriate degree of complexity and dynamic. Several industrial experiences have already shown that the use of MAS offers advantages in many different areas such as manufacturing processes, e-Commerce, network management, etc. Since MASs in such contexts need to be tested before their deployment and execution, methodologies that support validation through simulation (e.g. discrete-event simulation, agent-based simulation, etc.) of the MAS under development are highly required.

In fact, simulation of a MAS cannot only demonstrate that a MAS correctly behaves according to its specifications
but can also support the analysis of emergent properties of the MAS under-test.

Areas of Interest

MAS&S'09 aims at providing a forum for discussing recent advances about the integration of Simulation and Agent Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) methodologies and techniques for the analysis, design, validation and implementation of MASs. In particular, the areas of interest are the following (although this list should not be treated as exclusive):

  • Agent-based simulation techniques and methodologies
  • Discrete-event simulation of Multi-Agent Systems
  • Simulation as validation tool for the development process of MAS
  • Agent-oriented methodologies incorporating simulation tools
  • MAS simulation driven by formal models
  • MAS simulation toolkits and frameworks
  • Testing vs. simulation of MAS
  • Agents as modeling concept enabling communication between domain experts and simulation experts
  • Industrial case studies based on MAS and simulation/testing
  • Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS)
  • Agent Computational Economics (ACE)
  • Agent Computational Finance (ACF)
  • Agent-based simulation of networked systems
  • Scalability in agent-based simulation

Program Chairs

International Program Committee

  • Jean-Paul Arcangeli, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
  • Carol Bernon, Universit‚ Paul Sabatier, France
  • Paul Davidson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
  • Alfredo Garro, Universita' della Calabria, Italy
  • Paolo Giorgini, Universita' di Trento, Italy
  • Samer Hassan, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
  • Vincent Hilaire, Universite de Belfort-MontB‚liard, France
  • Franziska Klügl, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Victor Lesser, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • Adolfo Lopez Paredes, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Muaz Niazi, Foundation University, Pakistan
  • Michael J. North, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Andrea Omicini, Universita' di Bologna, Italy
  • Paolo Petta, OFAI, Austria
  • Luca Sabatucci, ITC-irst, FBK, Italy
  • Valeria Seidita, Universita' degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
  • Wilma Russo, Universita' della Calabria, Italy
  • Pietro Terna, Universita' di Torino, Italy
  • Erwan Tranvouez, LSIS, France
  • Adelinde Uhrmacher, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Giuseppe Vizzari, Universita' di Milano Bicocca, Italy

Web Site and Contact Email for Inquiries

MALLOW web site:


Submission Guidelines

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered.
Please submit full papers: 7 pages maximum in IEEEtran style. You can find styles for LaTeX, BibTeX and documentations at the following address:
Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee.
The submission link will be at


The workshop proceedings will be published and distributed at the conference.

Journal Special Issue

As for the first edition, selected papers will be invited to a special issue of an international journal.
The special issue of the 1st edition was published in IJAOSE (International Journal of Agent Oriented
Software Engineering), Inderscience.

Important Dates

June 6, 2009: Submission of Papers
July 1, 2009: Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection
July 15, 2009: Submission of Camera-Ready Copies
Sept 7-11, 2009:Workshop Takes Place


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