Announcement of International Workshop ‘Multi-Agent Simulation (MAS) and Global Issues’

Multi-Agent Simulation (MAS) and Global Issues: From Complexity to Policy Implications

This international workshop offers an opportunity in which participants present and mutually discuss their original multi-agent simulation(MAS) models of various social phenomena.  The subjects span from pedestrian dynamics through social movements to global threats such as war and terrorism.  Most of the models are empirically motivated and seek policy implications.  The overarching question is: How can MAS contribute to understanding and resolution of multiple global issues which we are now facing?


Date: February 20th (Fri.), 2015

Venue: Komaba Faculty House, Komaba campus, University of Tokyo (Tokyo in JAPAN)

Language: English

Registration (no participation fee): Please send us your name and e-mail address through the contact form with ‘Workshop 2015’ as the subject title


10:00-10:10    Opening Remarks

10:15-11:00    Session 1:

  • Gaku ITO (University of Tokyo)/伊藤岳(東京大学)
    Modeling Spatial Patterns of Insurgent Violence in Afghanistan (slides/paper)

  • Kiyotaka IDE (National Defense Academy of Japan) and Takushi ASHINAKA (National Defense Academy of Japan)/井手清貴(防衛大学校)、芦中拓志(防衛大学校)
    Global Risk Identification Focusing on Networked Agents (abstract)

11:00-11:45    Session 2:

  • Akira NAMATAME (National Defense Academy of Japan) and Kiyotake IDE (National Defense Academy of Japan)/生天目章(防衛大学校)、井手清貴(防衛大学校)
    Global Logistic Networks and Geopolitics of Flows (abstract)

  • So MORIKAWA (University of Tokyo)/森川想(東京大学)
    Importance of Citizens’ Network for Sustainable Public Policies: Modelling Citizens’ Perceptions and Their Interactions (paper)

11:45-13:00    Lunch

13:00-13:45    Session 3:

  • Yutaka NAKAI (Shibaura Institute of Technology)/中井豊(芝浦工業大学)
    Evolutionary Model of Formation of State (slides)

  • Hiromi MAKITA(University of Tokyo)/牧田裕美(東京大学)
    Single and Multiple Identity Strategies in Bolivian Social Movements (slides/paper)

13:45-14:30    Session 4:

  • Stefano BALIETTI (ETH Zürich/スイス連邦工科大学チューリヒ校)
    On Disciplinary Fragmentation and Scientific Progress (slides/simulation movie)

  • Mutsuhisa BAN (Tokyo University of Technology)/伴睦久(東京工業大学)
    Granularity: Toward a study of “Inter-systems Relations” from National Security to Human Security

14:30-15:15    Session 5:

  • Heinrich NAX (ETH Zürich/スイス連邦工科大学チューリヒ校)
    Decentralized Dynamics in Matching (slides/related article)

  • Koichiro SHIRATORI (University of Tokyo)/白取耕一郎(東京大学)
    Procrastination vs. Ambition: Explaining Successive S-Shaped Diffusion Curve (paper)

15:15-15:45    Coffee Break

15:45-16:30    Session 6:

  • Jakub ROJČEK (University of Zürich/チューリヒ大学)
    High-Frequency Trading: Equilibrium and Regulation (paper/handout)
  • Ayako KAI (Tokyo University of Science)/甲斐亜弥子(東京理科大学)
    A Note on Endogenous Trade Policymaking (slides/paper)

16:30-17:15    Session 7:

  • Makoto SEJIMA (Osaka International University)/瀬島誠(大阪国際大学)
    Dependence and Conflicts (slides/paper)
  • Katsuma MITSUTSUJI (University of Tokyo) and Susumu YAMAKAGE (Aoyama Gakuin University)/ 光辻克馬(東京大学)、山影進(青山学院大学)
    The Making of Modern Japan as a Collective Behavior of Self-Propelled Particles: Historical Research with Multi-Agent Methodology (slides)

17:15-17:30    Closing Remarks