BWSS 2014 -  The Fourth  Brazilian Workshop on Social Simulation
São Paulo, Brazil, 4-7 November 2014


Social simulation has a dialectical relationship to Artificial Intelligence, in general, and Multi-agent Systems, in particular. It is both an area for the application of methods, techniques and technologies of AI and MAS, as well as a source of inspiration for new theories, models and methods for AI and MAS, as it draws upon the theories, models and methods of the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, political science, economy, government, management, etc.).

This two-day workshop will address theoretical, methodological, technical and instrumental issues concerning the area of simulation of social systems. The workshop will thus have an interdisciplinary character. Theories and models of societies and smaller social systems that embody a computational concern are at the center of area. Micro-level and macro-level issues concerning structures and processes at the social and individual levels, as well as the mutual influence between such conceptual levels, and problems of upward and downward causation between them should also be contemplated.

Techniques, tools and computational environments for the simulation of those models, specially those based on agent and multi-agent technology, and AI methods in general, should be of primary concern. Application of social simulation to the various areas of social sciences (anthropology, sociology, political science, economy, government, management, education, health etc.) as well related subjects (emergency services, policy making, financial risk management, natural disaster management, national security, armed conflict etc.) should also be of interest to the audience.


BWSS 2014 will be co-located with WCSS 2014 - 5th World Congress on Social Simulation, which will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, 4-7 November 2014 - http://www.wcss2014.pcs.usp.br/



We are cordially inviting researchers/students attending WCSS 2014 in São Paulo to submit abstracts for the "BWSS 2014 Informal Presentations" (current research, work in progress, student's work, ideas for discussion, research proposals, etc.).

After the conference, there will be a call for papers of the "BWSS 2014 Informal Presentations" to be included in the BWSS 2014 Post-Proceedings, which will be published by the Conference Publishing Services of IEEE Computer Society (pending approval).

The abstracts of an informal presentation should be be written in English, with at least 150 words, and submitted in PDF format, until October 28th, 2014.









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