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==News==
  
<h1>'''Welcome to the Swarm Development Group Wiki!'''</h1>
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===Announcement for Swarmfest 2012===
<div style="font-size:120%;" align="center">''A resource for agent- and individual-based modelers and the home of'' '''Swarm'''</div>
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<div style="font-size:90%;" align="center">The SwarmWiki is hosted by the [http://www.cscs.umich.edu Center for the Study of Complex Systems] at the University of Michigan.</div>
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Email Inquiries to: swarmfest2012@gmail.com
  
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[[Test]] will take place in Downtown Charlotte, N.C. July 29-31, 2012, hosted by the Complex Systems
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Institute at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (http://complexity.uncc.edu/). The conference venue is the UNCC Center City Building http://centercity.uncc.edu/.
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Local Map http://centercity.uncc.edu/map-and-directions and Parking http://centercity.uncc.edu/parking
  
<div align="center">[[#News|News]] | [[#Agent-_and_Individual-based_Modeling_Resources|Agent-based Modeling Resources]] | [[#Swarm|Swarm]] | [[#Swarm_Development_Group|Swarm Development Group]] | [[#Help|Help]] </div>
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'''Registration can be accomplished at http://www.cvent.com/d/tcqqgn'''
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Swamfest is the annual meeting of the Swarm Development Group (SDG), and one of the oldest communities involved in the development and propagation of agent-based modeling.  Swarmfest has traditionally involved a mix of both tool-users and tool-developers, drawn from many domains of expertise. These have included, in the past, computer scientists, software engineers, biomedical researchers, ecologists, economists, political scientists, social scientists, resource management specialists and evolutionary biologists. Swarmfest represents a low-key environment for researchers to explore new ideas and approaches, and benefit from a multi-disciplinary environment.
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This year we will continue to examine the range of systems being modeled with ABM, with the possibility of providing some guidance as to the suitability of the various types of agent-based models for particular types of modeling goals. We also encourage the sharing of our experiences with attempting to gain acceptance of ABM within our own research communities, and discuss strategies where cross-domain examples/analogies can aid in that process. We will also try to identify future avenues for ABM research, including the "next" generation of ABM tools, platforms and application.
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Watch this page for upcoming news on program and logistics.
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Hope to see you in Charlotte!
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{{posted|--[[User:SFRailsback|SFRailsback]] 15 Aug 2011}}
 
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===Thank you to all the Participants for successful Swarmfest 2011!===
 
 
We returned to the Santa Fe Complex (Website http://sfcomplex.org/ ) on June 26 and 27, 2011 for a spirited and successful Swarmfest 2011.  Topics covered included: applications of agent-based modeling to education, biomedical research, economics and social science, discussions concerning the use of the terms "emergence" and "complexity," and an update on current and future work on SLAPP (Swarm-like Agent Protocols in Python); a toolkit derived from the original Swarm package with ongoing and active development. We also had the opportunity to hear from 3 of the teams that participated in the 2010-11 New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge (see  http://challenge.nm.org ). Visit the [[Swarmfest 2011 Page]] speakers, titles and abstracts. We hope to be posting presentations in the near future as well.
 
 
 
Our old friend, Board member and unofficial photo-archivist, Pietro Terna, has posted photos from Swarmfest 2011 at https://picasaweb.google.com/pietro.terna/SantaFe252962011?feat=directlink .
 
 
-Posted by [[User:Gary An|Gary An]]
 
 
===Call for Mentors for the 2010-2011 New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge===
 
For the past two years Swarmfest has served as a venue for participants of the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge (SCC) to present their work, receive feedback and interact with active researchers using agent based modeling. The SCC is a program committed to teaching teams of middle and high schools students how to use powerful computers to analyze, model and solve world problems.  For more information please see http://challenge.nm.org . Agent based modeling has increasingly been used in SCC projects, with two of the top projects from the last two years utilizing agent based modeling. For details of these projects check out "To Kill a Flocking Bird " -  http://challenge.nm.org/archive/09-10/finalreports/70.pdf and "Control and Spread of Wildfires" -  http://challenge.nm.org/archive/09-10/finalreports/99.pdf . Mentoring can be accomplished online; those interested in more information should go to "The Role of a Challenge Mentor" http://challenge.nm.org/resources/role.shtml and "Questions to discuss with a team"  http://challenge.nm.org/resources/tpd.html , or contact '''consult@challenge.nm.org'''  for more information. We believe that this is an excellent opportunity to "get them while they are young" and provide an introduction into an exciting and growing area of computational research.
 
 
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Announcement for Swarmfest 2012

Email Inquiries to: swarmfest2012@gmail.com

Test will take place in Downtown Charlotte, N.C. July 29-31, 2012, hosted by the Complex Systems Institute at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (http://complexity.uncc.edu/). The conference venue is the UNCC Center City Building http://centercity.uncc.edu/. Local Map http://centercity.uncc.edu/map-and-directions and Parking http://centercity.uncc.edu/parking

Registration can be accomplished at http://www.cvent.com/d/tcqqgn

Swamfest is the annual meeting of the Swarm Development Group (SDG), and one of the oldest communities involved in the development and propagation of agent-based modeling. Swarmfest has traditionally involved a mix of both tool-users and tool-developers, drawn from many domains of expertise. These have included, in the past, computer scientists, software engineers, biomedical researchers, ecologists, economists, political scientists, social scientists, resource management specialists and evolutionary biologists. Swarmfest represents a low-key environment for researchers to explore new ideas and approaches, and benefit from a multi-disciplinary environment.

This year we will continue to examine the range of systems being modeled with ABM, with the possibility of providing some guidance as to the suitability of the various types of agent-based models for particular types of modeling goals. We also encourage the sharing of our experiences with attempting to gain acceptance of ABM within our own research communities, and discuss strategies where cross-domain examples/analogies can aid in that process. We will also try to identify future avenues for ABM research, including the "next" generation of ABM tools, platforms and application.

Watch this page for upcoming news on program and logistics.

Hope to see you in Charlotte! Template:Posted


New version of Objective-C Swarm for Windows

There is a new binary (and source) release of Swarm that works with MinGW, a compiler that produces Windows executables. Advantages of this new way to use Swarm in Windows:

  • Windows executables can be launched directly from Windows, without needing to launch from inside a Unix-like environment.
  • Swarm models can be distributed for use on any Windows computer, without requiring Swarm or MinGW to be installed.
  • Faster execution than Cygwin Swarm.

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Be a Swarm Development Group Member!

Membership in SDG is a way to support our efforts to maintain and improve Swarm, and to support agent-based modeling. We just updated our membership page with new membership categories and procedures. Take a look to see what you can do. Template:Posted


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Agent- and Individual-based Modeling Resources

  • Resources for agent-based modeling. This area of the wiki is for information on agent-based modeling in general. There are sub-areas for:
    • Agent-based modeling community resources, including SwarmFest, our annual modeling conference
    • Software (information on alternative platforms; learning materials; template models; integrated development environments)
    • "How and why to do agent-based modeling": techniques and theory
    • Resources specific to different scientific domains
  • modelling@swarm.org: The email community of agent-based modelers. This email list discusses topics of general interest to agent-based modelers. More information and signup here.


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