ACSOS 2022
Mon 19 - Fri 23 September 2022 virtual

Call for Artifacts

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:  	July 7th, 2022
Notification to Authors: 	July 28th, 2022
Camera Ready: 			August 5th, 2022

All times in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) timezone.

Artifact Submission

Submission site:

Traditionally, ACSOS only called for research papers. This year, for the first time, we also call for artifacts: software or data, which can be reused by the ACSOS community to evaluate novel approaches or to analyze interesting phenomena. Thus, in particular we solicit the submission of two types of artifacts: multi-agent simulators or comparable software and data sets. Our goal is to establish a collection of reusable evaluation setups and case studies.

For this, artifact submissions need to fulfill the following criteria:

  • The code or data needs to be publicly available for download under an open source license (e.g., on GitHub under GPL).
  • There has to be a readme file with detailed instructions on how to install, run and configure the artifact.
  • If an installation is required, scripts have to be provided, which automate the build and install process.
  • The code should run on all three major platforms (Mac, Win, Linux) either natively or using Docker or a VM.

Alongside the code or data, a short paper summarizing the artifact has to be submitted. This paper has to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Page limit: 2-4 pages
  • The paper has to adhere to the template used for conference papers as it will be published in the proceedings of the conference
  • Besides a summary of the artifact itself, the paper has to point out how it can be reused by the community in the future.

Submitted artifacts will be thoroughly evaluated by multiple reviewers according to the following artifact evaluation process (AEP):

  • Initial Review: Each artifact will be tested by at least three artifact PC members and is evaluated according to the following criteria: operationality (does it work), ease of setup, configurability, quality of documentation, potential for reusability, and quality of code.
  • Artifact revision: Authors will be notified whether their artifact is accepted as is or if minor revisions have to be done prior to publication.
  • Artifact publication: Accepted artifacts will be listed on a special ACSOS artifact website, which shall serve as primary source for case studies and evaluation setups in the future, and the accompanying short papers will be published within the proceedings of the conference.

The key benefit of investing the considerable work required to get an artifact published at ACSOS is the constant reuse of it by the community, which leads to continuously growing citations of the accompanying paper.