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NAACSOS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Submission Deadline: Due April 16th, 2005.
* Papers (4-6 pages)
* Panels (200-300 words, including panelists names and affiliations)
* Posters (200-300 word summary)
* Software Demos (200-300 word summary)


North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational
Science (NAACSOS)

June 26 - 28, 2005, Notre Dame Indiana

http://www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/events/conferences/conference_2005.html

Keynote Speakers:

Rob Axtell
Senior Fellow, Centre on Social and Economic Dynamics
The Brookings Institute
Coauthor: "Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom
Up"

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
Hofman Professor, Theoretical Physics
University of Notre Dame
Author: "Linked: The New Science of Networks"

This conference provides an international forum for interdisciplinary
research that applies computational methods and models to a range of
social processes at a range of levels, including interaction,
structural, organizational, societal and international. The goal is to
advance the state of science in formal reasoning, analysis, and system
building drawing upon and encouraging advances in areas at the
confluence of social networks, artificial intelligence, complexity,
machine learning, data mining, sociology, business, political science,
economics, computer science, information systems and operations
research. Such research has the potential to lead to the development of
new theories that explain and predict the behavior of complex adaptive
systems, new computational models and technologies that are responsible
to society, business, policy, and law, new methods for integrating
data, computational models, analysis and visualization techniques.

Of particular interest is recent work in any of the following areas:

1. Computational theorizing about complex socio-cognitive-technical
systems, including organizations, commerce, markets, societies,
institutions, privacy issues and technology enhanced environments.
2. New computational, especially agent based, multi-agent based,
cognitive, or social network based models for studying, reasoning
about, or providing policy guidance with respect to
socio-cognitive-technological systems, social-psychological,
interactional, social, organizational, political or technological
systems.
3. Papers presenting, validating, or applying network models or
computational techniques are strongly encouraged. In addition, papers
that take any of these foci are encouraged:

* Applications work using computational models
* Theoretical research using computational models on fundamental
principles of social action and interaction, such as coordination,
cooperation, hierarchy, evolution, and destabilization
* Computational or network modeling related to corporate, military or
intelligence issues, including papers on counter-terrorism
* Computational social, organizational, or economic science
* New algorithms for or dynamic metrics of interaction, network or
relational data
* Complex social or organizational systems models
* Teams, organizations, and swarms of intelligent agents
* Computational statistics for networks
* Automated organizational design tools
* Automated data collection tools for use with computational models
* Ethical use of, and privacy issues related to, social, relational and
computational data
* Infrastructure for large scale multi-agent simulation
* Coordination, social cognition, or group performance
* Social science models using grid-based computing or super computers
* Comparison, contrast and docking of computational models - new
approaches and/or actual comparisons
* Advances in grounding, tuning, and validating computational models,
including new techniques generalizable across many models, and new
empirical tests of specific models
* Methods for calibrating, assessing, verifying and validating
agent-based models and simulations

Dates:

* Submissions are due by April 16th, 2005. All papers must be submitted
electronically through the conference submission form.
* Acceptance decisions: April 30, 2005
* Deadline for early registration: May 25, 2005
* Conference: June 26-28, 2005

Direct Questions on:

Content, sessions and demos: Michael Prietula, 954-551-9435,
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Local on-scene logistics: Greg Madey, 574-631-8752, [log in to unmask]
Website, online paper submission: Jana Diesner, 412-268-5866,
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Publications:

Formats (text or PDF preferred):

* Papers (4-6 pages)
* Panels (200-300 words, including panelists names and affiliations)
* Posters (200-300 word summary)
* Software Demos (200-300 word summary)

All accepted papers (4-6 pages), panel abstracts and poster abstracts
will appear in the official conference proceedings, provided the
presenter pre-registers for the conference. Papers submitted by
graduate students will be reviewed for the student paper competition.
The paper winning this award will be published in CMOT. Non grad
student papers will be reviewed for a best paper. The paper winning
this award will be published in CMOT. The Keynote papers will be
published in CMOT.

Location:

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Notre
Dame in the McKenna Hall Conference Center.

Travel, Hotel, and Registration:

Travel directions, hotel accommodations, registration, and program are
posted at the conference web site.

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