***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** *AsiaSim 2016: Special Track on Social Simulations* *Selected papers will be published as a special issue of * *Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (SSCI-Indexed).* Social simulation is one way to glimpse the future of our society that has not been seen before. Even in the days of big-data, the future is difficult to predict particularly if there are anticipated changes which will affect the course of individuals’ lives fundamentally. Major national policies in welfare; unseen disasters and our preparedness against them; significant changes in our economies; and paradigm and cultural shifts in our societies will influence individuals within a society, and the changes of individuals will create an emergent and systematic turbulence within our society. These significant and fundamental changes cannot be easily predicted with only data analysis because such data analysis relies on believing that the past behavior would be observed in the future, as well. If we aims at analyzing our future society before and after the major paradigm shifts for individuals, we have to model the individuals; the interactions and the structures of our society; and finally the paradigm shift events. We will use our data as well as modelers’ knowledge and understanding on our society to virtually recreate and simulate our society, which are the fundamental goal of social simulations. This special session is a place where researchers and practitioners share ideas on the methodologies and the applications of social simulations. Our interested topics are enumerated in the below, yet submissions in the relevant fields are welcome. Key Dates - Full paper submission deadline: Mar 30, 2016 (Very likely expanded to the end of April) - Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2016 - Submission of final manuscript: Jun 30, 2016 Conference Information - Special Track Website: http://www.asia-scs-sim2016.org/conference/Track_Social.html - Submission page: http://www.asia-scs-sim2016.org/conference/index-PaperSubmit.html - Location: China National Convention Center, Beijing, China - Conference period: Oct 8-11, 2016 Topics of interests - Methodologies Large scale agent-based simulations Large scale social networks for social simulations GIS based social simulations Virtual population generations Calibration and validation of virtual societies Data-driven social simulation modeling Data analysis for social simulations Visualization and webizing for social simulations - Applications Social simulations for economics Social simulations for policy making and politics Social simulations for disaster management Social simulations for history and archaeology Social simulations for population analysis Social simulations for urban planning and traffics Social simulations for belief, cultural, and ideology analysis Organizers Track Chair: - Wenji Mao, Chinese Academy of Science - Yun Bae Kim, Sung Kyun Kwan University - Il-Chul Moon, KAIST Track Co-Chair: - Jang Won Bae, ETRI _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.