CAMREC: MABS2000: call for participation

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           2nd International Workshop on Multi Agent Based Simulation
                               8th-9th July 2000
                            Boston Park Plaza Hotel
                                 Boston MA, USA

    Because of the large number of high quality papers received for the MABS
    Workshop federated with ICMAS2000 in Boston, the workshop has been
    extended to two days. It will now begin on the afternoon of Saturday,
    8th July 2000 and finish at the end of the following day, Sunday 9th

    The first MABS workshop, at the last ICMAS, had as its aim "to develop
    stronger links between those working in the social sciences, for whom
    agent based simulation has the potential to be a valuable research tool,
    and those involved with multi-agent simulation, for whom the social
    sciences can provide useful theories and exemplars." Since that
    workshop, discussions among social scientists and computer scientists in
    the multiagent systems community (for example in AgentLink, the European
    network of excellence for MAS research) have helped to focus the
    exploration of how representational social simulation and associated
    methodologies can inform the specification of agents and support the
    analysis of emergent properties of large-scale complex systems. The
    second MABS workshop extends this development within a framework
    intended to provide for substantial discussion.

    MABS2000 has, I believe, an important set of papers that, individually
    and taken together, will be important influences on the future
    development of agent research for large, complex software systems and,
    in particular, for agent based social simulation models. Important
    methodological and conceptual issues are addressed by these papers.

    In addition to the pre-proceedings, the papers will be made available
    on-line and in advance to accepted participants.

    The list of the 15 accepted papers is at

    The programme is available at <>

    There are a few places left for participants in addition to the authors
    of accepted papers. Registration for the workshop is via the ICMAS web
    site <>. I would be grateful if intending
    participants (other than authors) would send me a couple of paragraphs
    indicating how their work and interests relate to the MABS2000

    Professor Scott Moss
    Centre for Policy Modelling
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Aytoun Building
    Manchester M1 3GH

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