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SWARMFEST 2013: Annual Swarmfest Conference
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. July 8-9, 2013

Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory



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Swarmfest is the annual meeting of the Swarm Development Group (SDG), and one of the oldest communities involved in the development and propagation of agent-based modeling. Swarmfest has traditionally involved a mix of both tool-users and tool-developers, drawn from many domains of expertise. These have included, in the past, computer scientists, software engineers, biomedical researchers, ecologists, economists, political scientists, social scientists, resource management specialists and evolutionary biologists. Swarmfest represents a low-key environment for researchers to explore new ideas and approaches, and benefit from a multi-disciplinary environment.

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We also encourage the sharing of our experiences with attempting to gain acceptance of ABM within our own research communities, and discuss strategies where cross-domain examples/analogies can aid in that process. We will also try to identify future avenues for ABM research, including the "next" generation of ABM tools, platforms and applications.

This year, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Policy Design with Agent-based Models
  • Agent-based models for simulation & training
  • Dynamic Human behavior ABMs
  • Human factors simulations
  • Agent-based Models and Simulators of the Economy
  • Aggregation and Emergent Macroeconomics
  • General Equilibrium Model with Heterogeneous Agents
  • Economic Development, Technological Change and Growth
  • Socio-economic and Financial Networks
  • Agent-based modeling methodology
  • Agent ontologies
  • Model replication, verification & validation
  • Participatory & Human-in-the-Loop simulations
  • Simulation software & programming computational frameworks
  • Agent-based computational economics & finance
  • Conflict resolution & cooperation
  • Coupled human-natural systems
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Dynamics of trust, social norm, structures, reputation & opinion
  • Epidemiology & pharmacoeconomics
  • Group decisions & collective behaviors
  • Market design, mechanism design & auctions
  • Social networks and their dynamics

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Swarmfest Program
July 8-9th, 2013
University of Central Florida- Office of Research and Commercialization
Orlando, Florida

Monday, July 8

7:30 & 8:00am Shuttle pick up at Hilton Garden Inn- East/UCF
8:00am-8:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Welcome: Ivan Garibay
8:45-9:30 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Thomas O’Neal
Associate VP for Research & Commercialization
Associate Professor, Management
Executive Director, UCF Business Incubator Program
9:30-10:00 An Agent-Based Model of Economic Growth in Innovation Ecosystems
Ivan Garibay and Chris Hollander, University of Central Florida
10:00-10:30 Asset pricing dynamics in complete markets
Dawna Jones, Florida State University
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Agent Based Models for Credit Spread Markets
VL Raju Chinthalapati, University of Greenwich
Pavan Tunuguntla, Barclays
11:15-11:45 The Emerging Crisis and the Phenomenon of the Stakeholder Swarm: Tracking the Emergence Brand Trauma Resulting from the Decay of Network Order to Network Chaos
Dennis Tafoya, President, CompCite Inc.
5:00 & 5:30

Tuesday, July 9

7:30 & 8:00am Shuttle pick up at Hilton Garden Inn- East/UCF
8:00am-8:30am Breakfast
8:45-9:45 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Randall Shumaker
Director, Institute for Simulation and Training
University of Central Florida
9:45-10:15 Modeling Discriminatory Bargaining Practices in Automobile Dealerships: A Replication and extension of the Emergence of Classes Bargaining Model
Griffin Vernor Drutchas, Beasley School of Law, Temple University
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Evolving cooperation by useful delusions: subjective rationality and quasi- magical thinking
Artem Kaznatcheev, Marcel Montrey, and Thomas R. Shultz, McGill University
11:00-11:30 Agent-Based Modeling Using Erlang
Gene Sher, University of Central Florida
11:30-12:00 Analysis of a Swarm Approach to Building Voronoi Diagrams
RR McCune and GR Madey, University of Notre Dame
4:30 & 5:00
5:00 & 5:30

Event Site:

Cypress Room

The conference will take place in the University of Central Florida Research Park area at the Office of Research and Commercialization.

Building Address:
University Tower- Building 8118
12201 Research Parkway
Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826
(407) 823-3778

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline extended until May 20, 2013
  • E-mail 1-page abstract to swarmfest2013@gmail.com
  • Notification of Acceptance:  Week of May 27, 2013

Contact Details:

  • Swarmfest2013@gmail.com

    If you have any questions or concerns during the conference or cannot reach the number listed above, please contact Kathy Kuhns at 407-922-8609.



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