CSSSA2015 Conference Schedule

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Thursday, October 29

6:00 – 9:00 PM, Opening Reception

Friday, October 30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 – 8:45    Tim Gulden: President, CSSSA

Morning sessions

8:45 – 10:15 Session 1 – Chair: Matt Koehler

  • The Spatial Allocation Of Renewable Power Infrastructure – An Economic Assessment of Energy Landscapes with an Agent-Based Modeling Approach.
    Thomas Lauf, Erik Gawel, and Karin Frank.
  • The Spontaneous Emergence of Language Variation from a Homogeneous Population.*
    Robin Clark and Steven Kimbrough.
  • How Much Abuse Can Markets Take? On the Structural Effects Corporate Income Redistribution.
    Peter Bodo.

— 15 minute break —           

10:30 – 12:00 Session 2 – Chair: Ted Carmichael

  • Exploring Collective Behavior in Social Computation Through Relational Statistical Models.
    Elisabeth Baseman and David Jensen.
  • Cobb-Douglas vs. Heuristic Residential Location Selection in Land Use Models: A Comparison of Decision-making Models.
    Vincent Kane.
  • Evidence for Allometric Scaling of Government Services in American Cities.
    Tim Gulden, Steve Scott, Matt Koehler, and Zoe Henscheid.

Keynote lunch

12:15 – 1:45 Catered lunch with talk by Robert Axtell
Introduction by: Tim Gulden

Afternoon sessions

2:00 – 3:30 Session 3 – Chair: Manuel Castañón-Puga

  • Generating Anthropological and Archaeological Hypotheses in Okinawa through Agent-Based Simulation.*
    Fumihiro Sakahira and Takao Terano.
  • Archaeology Encounters the Agent.
    Wendy H. Cegielski and J. Daniel Rogers.
  • Using an Urban Growth Simulator for Ensenada City Public Policy Analysis.
    Javier Sandoval, Manuel Castañon Puga, and Carelia Gaxiola.

— 15 minute break —           

3:45 – 5:15 Session 4 – Chair: Caroline Krejci

  • An Agent-Based Model of Innovation in Organ Transplant Data.
    David Dixon and Sarah Stith.
  • An Agent Based Approach to Study Incubation in Innovation Ecosystems.
    Ivan Garibay, Mustafa Akbas, Chathika Gunaratne, Ozlem Garibay, and Thomas O’Neal.
  • Social Learning Strategies, Network Structure and the Exploration- Exploitation Tradeoff.*
    Daniel Barkoczi and Mirta Galesic.


6:00 – 9:00 Conference banquet with talk by Geoffrey West
Introduction by: Mirsad Hadžikadić

Saturday, October 31

Morning sessions

8:30 – 10:00 Session 5 – Chair: Elisabeth Baseman

  • The Effect of Expertise in Norm Formation.
    Ozgur Aydogmus, Hasan Çağatay, Erkan Gurpinar, and Fuat Oguz.
  • Towards Decision Making Systems from Data Ethnography for Agent-Based Simulation using Computational Intelligence.
    Ray Parra, Manuel Castañón-Puga, and Carelia Gaxiola-Pacheco.
  • Evolutionary Computation Applied to Agent-Based Simulation Modeling of Climate and Social Dynamics.
    Jeffrey Bassett and Claudio Cioffi.

— 15 minute break —           

10:15 – 11:45 Session 6 – Chair: Hasan Çağatay

  • Exploring Organizational Learning and Structuring.
    Luciano Oviedo, Matthew Koehler, and Michael Taylor.
  • Modeling Community Resilience for a Post-Epidemic Society.
    Shaun Michel and Karine Megerdoomian.
  • An Agent-Based Dynamic Model of Politics, Fertility and Economic Development.*
    Zining Yang.

Lunch Break

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your own in Santa Fe

Afternoon sessions

1:45 – 3:15 Session 7 – Chair: Mirsad Hadžikadić

  • Political Speech: Poem, Preaching, Performance? A Pilot Computational Study.
    Russell Gonnering and Julie Lein.
  • Collective Decision Making on Complex Landscapes.
    Giuseppe Carbone and Ilaria Giannoccaro.
  • Modeling Competitive Beliefs on Social Network.
    William Leibzon.

— 15 minute break —           

3:30 – 5:00 Session 8 – Chair: Dave Dixon

  • Optimizing Aggressiveness in Stock Trading Simulations.
    Zheyuan Su and Mirsad Hadžikadić.
  • Evaluating Producer Selection Policies in Intermediated Regional Food Distribution Systems: An Agent-Based Approach.*
    Caroline Krejci, Richard Stone, Michael Dorneich, and Stephen Gilbert.
  • Predator-Prey Dynamics and the Red Queen Hypothesis: Putting Limits on the Evolutionary Arms Race.
    Ted Carmichael and Mirsad Hadzikadić.

Poster Reception

5:00 – 6:30 Reception with refreshments

Sunday, November 1

Morning session

8:30 – 10:30 Session 9 – Chair: Tim Gulden

  • Can Social Distancing Compensate for the Unvaccinated?
    Abhijin Adiga, Shuyu Chu, Achla Marathe, and Anil Vullikanti.
  • Modern Value Chains and the Organization of Agrarian Production.
    Heath Henderson.
  • An Agent-Based Model to Understand the Effect of Interactions Between Federal, State and Local Governance on the Distribution of Educational Resources.
    Davoud Taghawi-Nejad.
  • Towards an in silico Experimental Platform for Air Quality: Houston, TX as a Case Study.
    Bianica Pires, Gizem Korkmaz, Katherine Ensor, David Higdon, Sallie Keller, Bryan Lewis and Aaron Schroeder.       

Business Meeting

10:45 – 12:00 Society update and election of Treasurer


12:00 Adjourn


Poster Session

  • Island World: Using Serious Gaming for Predictive Migration Modeling.
    Matt Campbell, William Glisson, David Bourrie, and Devin White.
  • Using Digital Trace Data to Examine the Social Dynamics of Scientific Teams.
    Laura Anderson and Cheryl Kieliszewski.
  • Behavioral Modeling for Epidemic Planning and Response.
    Abhijin Adiga, Achla Marathe, Madhav Marathe, and Anil Vullikanti.
  • Heterogeneous Behaviors and Direct Interactions in Artificial Stock Markets.
    Talal Alsulaiman and Khaldoun Khashanah.
  • A Simple Model of Coevolution for Macroscopic and Microscopic Levels.
    Matteo Morini and Pablo Jensen.
  • Computer-based Modeling and Simulation (M&S) for Increased Policy Effectiveness.
    Corey Lofdahl.
  • Using Agent-Based Modeling to Characterize Exposure Related Behaviors Improving on Record Based Approaches.
    Paul Price, Rogelio Tornero-Velez, Kristin Isaacs, and Kathie Dionisio.
  • Downtown Dynamics Model as a Test Bed for Jacobs’ City Diversity Conditions.
    Toshiyuki Kaneda.
  • An Agent Based Simulation of Human and Nature Dynamics.
    Zining Yang, Patrick Neal, and Mark Abdollahian.
  • The Interplay between Influenza Epidemiology and Vaccination Behavior: An Inductive Reasoning Game approach with Social Networks.
    Raffaele Vardavas, Christopher Markcum, Andrew Parker, Courtney Gidengil, Sarah Nowak, and Amber Jaycocks.
  • System of System based Approaches to Oil & Gas Industry: A Regional Behavioral Analysis Framework.
    Raul Trujillo-Cabezas.
  • MassMine: A Solution To The Data Accessibility Problem.
    Nicholas Van Horn.
  • Examining Workplace Productivity using Multimodal Data: Results from a Pilot Study.
    Amruta Deshmukh, David Clarance, Gauri Deshpande, Heena Aggarwal, Mahadev Padwal, Mayuri Duggirala, Meghendra Singh, Ravi Mahamuni, Sachin Patel, Shivani Sharma, Vaibhav Sharma, Vinay Katiyar, and Vivek Balaraman.