Call for Papers –WCSS 2012 -- Submission Extended: May 15

World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS2012)
September 4-7, 2012, Taiwan

Dear colleagues,

WCSS2012 has just extended the paper submission deadline to May 15. This extension applies to regular sessions, 6 special sessions, and 1 workshop. Additionally, the Conference proudly announces that 4 tutorials will be held on the first day of the conference, free to WCSS2012 participants. For conference details, please visit

Important Dates:

May15, 2012: Paper submission deadline (extended)
June 30, 2012: Paper acceptance notification (extended)
July 20, 2012: Early registration deadline (extended)
July, 24, 2012: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due
September 4-7, 2012: Conference Dates

Keynote Speakers:

Kumaraswamy (Vela) Velupillai (University of Trento, Italy)
Thomas Lux (Universität Kiel, Germany)
William Griffin (Arizona State University, USA)
Wei Zhang ( TianJin University, China)

Special Sessions:

The Mathematical Foundations of Computational Social Science (Organizer: David L. Sallach)

Applications of Social Simulation in Politics and Public Spheres (Organizers: Jie-Shin Lin & Frank C.S. Liu)

Applications of System Dynamics in Social Systems Research (Organizer: Jian-Hung Chen)

Behavioral and Cognitive Bases for Agent-BasedModels (Organizers: Nobuyuki Hanaki & Takashi Yamada)

Social Networks and Computing (Organizers: Hsing Luh & Yuo-Hsien Shiau)

Social Simulations on Social Networks and Social Capital (Organizer: Ray-May Hsung)


Social Media and Simulation in Social Informatics (Organizer: Isamu Okada)


Categorical Analysis of Social Processes
By David L. Sallach (Argonne National Laboratory and Univ. of Chicago)

Evolutionary Foundations for Economic Science: How Can Scientists Study Evolving Economic Doctrines from the Last Centuries?
By Yuji Aruka (Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University, Japan)

Increased Transparency and Effective Communication through the Design of Simulation Experiments
By Iris Lorscheid and Matthias Meyer (Institute of Management Control and Accounting, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)

Simulation Models on Systemic Risks
By Akira Namatame (Department of Computer Science, National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan)

Organizations & Sponsors:

Conference Chair:

Shu-Heng Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Local Organizing Committee Chair:

Ryuichi Yamamoto, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Chung-Ching Tai, Tunghai University, Taiwan

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Takao Terano, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (PAAA)

Ed MacKerrow, Los Alamos National Lab, USA (CSSS)

Andreas Ernst, University of Kassel, Germany (ESSA)


A series of WCSS proceedings have been and will be published by Springer as a consequence of the successful WCSS2006, WCSS2008, and WCSS2010. Outstanding submissions presented in WCSS2012 will also be selected to be published as book chapters in the WCSS proceedings.