Description of the Workshop

Artificial Market is a research area emerged from agent-based social simulations in which traders are implemented as "agent." At the beginning of the research, artificial market mimics the real market. But nowadays, the real market is becoming increasingly similar to the artificial market. Recently, the real market is dominated by the algorithmic trading of computer agents. These algorithms are too fast and too insatiable to manage by the human. As a result, they often caused a flash crash in the market. In addition to that, the new types of economic technologies such as blockchain and crowdfunding are gaining a popularity. In order to get along with them, we have to understand and learn how to control them. The artificial market will be the most effective tools for this purpose.

The IWAM 2018 aims to provide a discussion forum for researchers and practitioners who are interested in the artificial market and relevant issues. We are inviting new and unpublished papers on, but not limited to:

  • Artificial Market
  • Market Mechanism Design
  • Blockchain
  • Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
  • Econophysics
  • Complex Systems
  • Multi-agent System
  • Emergent Behavior
  • Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • System Dynamics
  • Game Theory

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2018), in Tokyo, Japan.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: September 14 September 21, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 24 September 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready Submission: October 10, 2018
  • Workshop Date: October 30, 2018

Information for Authors

Each paper will conduct a blind review. All submissions should be up to 16 pages following the Springer LNCS format. All papers should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair conference management system in PDF format and formatted accordingly. The organizers are arranging the publication of the post proceedings of PRIMA Workshops as a special issue of Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review.


IWAM 2018 is a one-day workshop with two invited talks.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Yoshinori Shiozawa, Osaka City University

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Prof. Yuji Aruka, Chuo University

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Workshop Program


Program Committee

  • Prof. Yuji Aruka, Chuo University (Japan)
  • Prof. Takao Terano, AIST/Tokyo-Tech (Japan)
  • Prof. Thomas Lux, Kiel University (Germany)
  • Prof. Mauro Gallegati, Marche Polytechnic University (Italy)
  • Prof. Shu-Heng Chen, AI-ECON, National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
  • Prof. Enrico Scalas, University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Hajime Kita, Kyoto University (Japan)
  • Prof. Hiroyuki Matsui, Kyoto University (Japan)
  • Prof. Yoshihiro Nakajima, Osaka City University (Japan)
  • Prof. Kiyoshi Izumi, Tokyo University (Japan)
  • Dr. Naoki Mori, Osaka Prefecture University (Japan)
  • Dr. Takashi Yamada, Yamaguchi University (Japan)
  • Dr. Isao Yagi, Kanagawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • Dr. Isao Ono, Tokyo Instituted of Technology (Japan)
  • Dr. Hiroshi Sato, National Defense Academy (Japan)
  • Workshop Organizers

  • Dr. Isao Ono, Tokyo Instituted of Technology (Japan)
  • Dr. Hiroshi Sato, National Defense Academy (Japan)