Program Schedule

Seventh Annual Swarm Researchers Meeting
SwarmFest 2003
McKenna Hall
Notre Dame, IN

All Abstracts (click here) (pdf)

Sunday, April 13 2003

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pre-Conference Swarm Tutorial, Paul Box, Utah State University and Glenn Ropella, Swarm Development Group

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Poster Session and Opening Conference Reception

Monday, April 14, 2003

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Introduction and Announcements

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote: John Holland, Challenges for Agent-based Modeling

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Getting Started with an Agent-Based Model, presented by Steve Railsback, Humboldt State University

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Serialization and Stability Analysis in Swarm Simulations, presented by Paul Johnson, University of Kansas

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Agent-based Simulation System of Juvenile Fish Dam Passage, presented by R. Andrew Goodwin, Cornell University and US Army Engineer Research & Development Center

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch (conference center)

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Exploring the Macroscopic Properties of Complex Systems, presented by Paul Harten, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Running a C++ Model under the Swarm Environment, presented by Richard Loew, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Novel Technique for PID Tuning by Particle Swarm Optimization, presented by S. Easter Selvan, Karunya Institute of Technology, India

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Why the Navy Needs TSUNAMI, presented by Michael North, Argonne National Laboratory

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Genetic Algorithms in Swarm Modeling - Implementation and Usage Topics: Samples and Highlights, presented by Gianluigi Ferraris, University Of Turin, Italy

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Multi-agent Virtual Histories of the Development of Differentiated Economic Strategies, presented by Darold Higa, University of Southern California

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Complex Motives in Agent Simulation: Proximity Attractors and Their Design, presented by David Sallach, University of Chicago

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The JAS (Java Agent-based Simulation) Library, presented by Michele Sonnessa

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

SOME: An Agent-based Model of Suburban Sprawl, presented by William Rand, University of Michigan

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Swarm Attack to the Busy Beaver Problem, presented by Alessandro Perrone, University of Venice, Italy

6:30 PM

Reception and Dinner (conference center)

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

VSB and SimBuilder - An Analysis of Visual Agent Based Tools, presented by Alessandro Perrone, University of Venice, Italy

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Modeling a Swarm of Search and Rescue Robots using StarLogo, presented by Daniel Stormont, Utah State University

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Decision Making and Enterprise Simulation with jES and Swarm, presented by Pietro Terna, University of Turin, Italy

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

On the Role of Affect in the Evolution of Social Control in Multi-Agent Societies, presented by Matthias Scheutz and Paul Schermerhorn, University of Notre Dame

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Penelope Project: Web-based Textile Production Planning, presented by Matteo Morini, University of Turin, Italy

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Relational Agent Models - a Framework for Modular and Topology-Independent Simulations, presented by Laszlo Gulyas, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

RePast 2.0: Major Changes and New Features, presented by Thomas Howe, University of Chicago

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Complex Dynamics of Simple Stock Market Behavior, presented by Alessandro Perrone, University of Venice, Italy

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch (open)

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Network Structures, Public Opinion and the Ising Model, presented by Fabio Rojas, University of Chicago

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

EcoLab: Agent Based Modeling for C++ Programmers, presented by Richard Lowe, University of New South Wales, Australia

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

H-MAS: A Heterogeneous, Mobile, Ad-hoc Sensor-Network Simulation Environment, presented by Bren Mochocki, University of Notre Dame

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Agent-based Modeling of Human and Natural Systems and their Interactions, presented by Saqib Khalil, University of North Texas

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Conference Wrap-up and Feedback

4:00 PM

End of Conference

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