Workshop purpose

For decades, diffusion processes have received considerable attention by both scientists and practitioners. More recently, agent-based simulations have come into play because they allow the explicit modeling of interactions between heterogeneous agents and, thus, to overcome simplifying assumptions of existing analytical models. This workshop brings together scientists from several of contributing fields (e.g., management science, economics, sociology, psychology, computer science) in order to discuss current developments and challenges in agent-based modeling of various diffusion processes.

Areas of interest comprise, but are not limited to, applications, e.g., in

  • diffusion/adoption of innovations
  • knowledge diffusion
  • epidemic modeling

as well as technical/methodological aspects such as

  • modeling agent behavior (e.g., communication processes, learning)
  • modeling proper social networks
  • implementation issues

and/or more general questions regarding, e.g.,

  • means for parameterization of agent-based simulations
  • validation of these simulations.


  Submission deadline: December 15, 2009
  Authors' notification: January 15, 2010

  Early registration deadline: February 25, 2010
  Registration deadline: March 25, 2010

  Optional full paper deadline (CEJOR): June 30, 2010
  Publication of special issue scheduled for mid of 2011

The Call-for-papers can be downloaded here: Workshop "Agent-based Simulation of Diffusion Processes" (pdf)

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