Call for Papers

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: October 31, 2008
  • Author notification: November 30, 2008
  • Camera-ready: December 22, 2008
  • Workshop: January 26, 2009


Models governing aspects of global dynamics have in recent years witnessed a significant growth of interest, primarily in the contexts of being able to make predictions about resource depletion (peak oil), atmospheric contamination (global warming), and their effects on our society. In the last decade, novel modeling and simulation environments, such as Modelica, that are based on acausal modeling using differential algebraic equation systems (DAEs) have appeared. Using such languages, it has become feasible to model complex dynamical systems covering multiple application domains at a high level of abstraction through reusable model components. Such modern modeling tools come close to offering many of the features that the global modeling community need.

The AGSME Workshop attempts at clarifying and cataloguing these requirements by bringing together tool makers and global modeling practitioners.

The workshop is concerned with, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Theory:
  • Data interface protocols.
  • Distributed global models.
  • Global model depositories.
  • Global modeling environments.
  • Global modeling methodology.
  • Global modeling tools.
  • Intermodel communication protocols.
  • Model interfaces.
  • Applications:
  • Models of conflict management.
  • Models of desertification.
  • Models of disease management.
  • Models of energy management.
  • Models of epidemiology.
  • Models of food resources.
  • Models of glacial dynamics.
  • Models of global economy.
  • Models of land management.
  • Models of pollution control.
  • Models of resource management.
  • Models of water resources.


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit full-length papers (up to 10 pages) for consideration by the program committee. Templates and author guidelines are available both for the LaTeX and the Microsoft Word environment. Papers should be submitted as PDF-files in A4 format, using the online submission system.

Papers are welcome that offer presentations and discussions of existing tools and models, their capabilities and limitations; reports on practical experience; demonstrations of languages, tools, ideas, and concepts; positions related to relevant questions; and discussion topics.


If a paper has been accepted, the authors should present the paper at the workshop and also have the paper published in electronic proceedings (and a local conference paper version) at ETH E-Collection. The best of these papers will be selected and the authors will be asked to resubmit an extended version for review and to be possibly published in the SIMPRA journal.

Camera-Ready Version

Each author/coauthor needs to sign and fax an agreement to allow ETH E-Collection) to publish your paper. All authors retain copyright of their work.

Print, sign, and fax this pdf file to fax: +41(43)888-5126 attention: François Cellier (his phone: +41(44)632-7474) no later than December 22, 2008. Alternatively, scan the publication agreement form and email the pdf to FCellier@Inf.ETHZ.CH

The full publication conditions are available here.