The 2nd International Workshop on Agent-based Modeling and Applications with SARL (SARL-18)

In conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks, and Technologies ANT 2018

8-10 May, 2018, Porto, Portugal.

Call for Papers


Research on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems has matured during the last decade and many effective applications of this technology are now deployed. SARL-18 provides an international forum to present and discuss the latest scientific developments and their effective applications, to assess the impact of the approach, and to facilitate technology transfer.

SARL-18 borns with the SARL agent programming language, but the scientific results presented in SARL-18 are not restricted to SARL; other languages and agent platforms may be presented.

SARL aims at providing the fundamental abstractions for dealing with concurrency, distribution, interaction, decentralization, reactivity, autonomy and dynamic reconfiguration. These high-level features are now considered as the major requirements for an easy and practical implementation of modern complex software applications. We are convinced that the agent-oriented paradigm holds the keys to effectively meet this challenge. Considering the variety of existing approaches and meta-models in the field of agent-oriented engineering and more generally multi-agent systems, our approach remains as generic as possible and highly extensible to easily integrate new concepts and features.

The goal of SARL-18 is to provides a place where the different points of view on the modeling and the simulation with agent platforms and agent programming languages may be discussed.

SARL-18 will be held in Porto, Portugal (8-10 May 2018) in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks, and Technologies (ANT 2018).


The main topics of the SARL-18 workshop are (but not restricted to):

  • Methods and Models:
    • Agent based Modeling and Simulation
    • Agent programming language
    • Agent based Simulation
    • Agent oriented analysis and design methods
    • Ontologies and theories about large urban systems
    • Formal models of agent-based simulation
    • Organizational models
  • Applications:
    • Traffic/Transport
    • Crowds
    • Smard grids and smart buildings
    • Land-Use
    • Energy

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: January 20, 2017 (extended)
  • Notification: February 5, 2018
  • Final date for camera-ready copy: March 5, 2018
  • Workshop: May 8-10, 2018


All workshop accepted papers will be included in the conference proceeding published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line.

The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier:

You are invited to submit full length papers in PDF format on EasyChair, not exceeding 6 pages in length, in single-column format including diagrams and references, and following the Procedia Computer Science guidelines. Papers that do not follow these guidelines may be rejected without consideration of their merits.

All papers will be reviewed by at least two Program Committee members on the basis of technical quality, originality, clarity, and relevance to the track topics listed below. At least one author of each paper must attend the workshop to present the paper.

Workshop Chairs

Program Committee

  • Flavien BALBO, Ecole Nationale des Mines de Saint Etienne, France
  • Stéphane GALLAND, UBFC, France
  • Nicolas GAUD, UBFC, France
  • Jomi HUBNER, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Luk KNAPEN, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Eric MATSON, Pursue Polytechnic University, U.S.A
  • Sebastian RODRIGUEZ, Universidad Technologica National, Argentina
  • Sebastian SARDINAS, RMIT University, Australia

Accepted Papers

  • Not yet available


Please visit the ANT18 Registration Page for more information.

Venue, Accomodation & Visa Requirements

Please visit the ANT18 Venue & Accomodation Page for more information.

Previous Occurrence of the Workshop

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