Program

Friday

1:00 – 1:30       Opening Remarks & Logistics: Ted Carmichael & Andy Collins

Simulating for Policymaking

1:30 – 1:50       Erika Frydenlund and Jose Padilla – Conceptualizing Forced Migration as Flows to Improve Humanitarian Response

1:50 – 2:10       Joanne Fish – Maritime Piracy: An Agent Based Model to Explore Sociological Variables

2:10 – 2:30       Caitlin Cornelius, Christopher Lynch and Ross Gore – Understanding the Relationship between Crime Reduction Policies and How Individuals Age Out of Crime with Agent Based Modeling

2:30 – 2:50       Panel discussion

2:50 – 3:30       Discussion topic: How do we effectively use qualitative data to inform ABMs?

3:30 – 4:00       Break

New Visualizations

4:00 – 4:20       Krzysztof Rechowicz and Christopher Lynch – Teaching simulation through sensory augmentation

4:20 – 5:20       VR/AR Demo

5:20 – 6:30       Break before dinner

6:30                 Dinner

Saturday

10:00 – 10:30   Morning Remarks & Logistics: Andy Collins

Innovative Architectures & Algorithms

10:30 – 10:50   Davoud Taghawi-Nejad, Rudy H. Tanin, R. Maria Del Rio Chanona, Adrián Carro, Doyne Farmer, Torsten Heinrich and Mika J. Straka – ABCE: A Python Library for Economic Agent-based Modeling

10:50 – 11:10   Joshua Cherian Varughese, Daniel Moser, Ronald Thenius, Franz Wotawa and Thomas Schmickl – swarmFSTaxis: Borrowing a Swarm Communication Mechanism from Fireflies and Slime Mold

11:10 – 11:30   Panel discussion

11:30 – 12:30   CLOUDES Demo

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch

Modeling Infrastructure

1:30 – 1:50       Murat Bakirci – Performance Evaluation of a Highly Interconnected Dynamic System through Agent Based Modeling and Simulation

1:50 – 2:10       Joseph Shaheen – Simulating the Ridesharing Economy: The Individual Agent Metro-Washington Area Ridesharing Model (IAMWARM)

2:10 – 2:30       Mykola Sewick, Murat Bakirci and Adrian Norling – Multi-Carrier Energy Systems Modeling by means of a Multi Agent System

2:30 – 2:50       Panel Discussion

2:50 – 3:30       Discussion topic: The role of V&V in ABM – how, when and why?

3:30 – 4:00       Break

Cyber & Agent-based Modeling

4:00 – 4:20       Erika G. Ardiles Cruz, John A. Sokolowski, Timothy Kroecker and Sachin Shetty – Agent Based Behavior Precursor Model of Insider IT Sabotage

4:20 – 4:40       Unal Tatar, Omer Ilker Poyraz, Omer Faruk Keskin, Adrian V. Gheorghe and C. Ariel Pinto – An Economic-Functional Approach to Quantify Cyber Risk

4:40 – 5:00       Omer F. Keskin, Omer Ilker Poyraz and Ariel C. Pinto – Influence of Cyber-Attacks on Power Generation Loss of Revenue Using Agent-Based Modeling

5:00 – 5:20       Panel discussion

5:20 – 6:30       Break before dinner

6:30                 Dinner

Sunday

10:00 – 11:00   Keynote: Joshua Epstein Generative Social Science: Foundations, Directions, and Connections

Epstein will discuss generative epistemology, Agent_Zero and its extensions, several current modeling initiatives, and connections between mathematical and agent-based modeling.

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Joshua M. Epstein, Ph.D., is a pioneer in agent-based computational modeling. He has authored or co-authored several books including Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up, with Robert Axtell (MIT Press/Brookings Institution); Nonlinear Dynamics, Mathematical Biology, and Social Science (Addison-Wesley), and Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling (Princeton University Press). His latest book is Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science ( Princeton, 2014).

Modeling Social Dynamics

11:00 – 11:20   Babak Ravandi and Fatma Mili – Coherence and Polarization in Complex Networks

11:20 – 11:40   Andrew Collins – Strategic group formation in the El Farol bar problem

11:40 – 12:00   Christopher Lynch, Hamdi Kavak, Ross Gore and Daniele Vernon-Bido – Identifying Unexpected Behaviors of Agent-based Models through Spatial Plots and Heat Maps

12:00 – 12:20   Panel Discussion

12:20 – 12:55   Discussion topic: TBD

12:55 – 1:00     Closing Remarks: Andy Collins

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