Phil 12.17.17

Got accepted for the CHIIR DC but the paper was turned down. Overall good numbers (4-5) on the paper quality, but 3 on appropriateness. Basically, no one is interested in the study until there are human results. I think this line sums it up best:

  • I think the paper could have been rewritten as a shorter perspective or position paper if and only if the boids flocking model was left out.
  • Final Disposition: Weak reject because the lack of connection between model and reality
  • And really – this is a thing to pick at? I agree with a lot of the paper’s views, but I do not think Scott died because of an echo chamber. Scott’s death appears to have been the result of his failure to plan and prepare appropriately for arctic exploration. To which my response is ‘why was he not prepared?’

So, looking for venues/journals to publish the updated herding paper:

  • Journal of Computational Social Science
  • Ecosphere
    • The scope of Ecosphere is as broad as the science of ecology itself. The journal welcomes submissions from all sub-disciplines of ecological science, as well as interdisciplinary studies relating to ecology. The journal’s goal is to provide a rapid-publication, online-only, open-access alternative to ESA’s other journals, while maintaining the rigorous standards of peer review for which ESA publications are renowned.
  • Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to increasing the understanding of nonlinear phenomena and describing the manifestations in a manner comprehensible to researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Chaos welcomes submission of original manuscripts on the full range of topics in the broadly interdisciplinary area of nonlinear science
  • Online Social Networks and Media
    • OSNEM is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes high-quality scientific articles (both theoretical and experimental) and survey papers covering all aspects of OSNEM: from OSNEM protocols and applications to the use of data mined from OSNEM for modeling and understanding the human behavior in the cyber-physical world.
  • Physica A publishes research in the field of statistical mechanics and its applications.
    • Statistical mechanics sets out to explain the behaviour of macroscopic systemsby studying the statistical properties of their microscopic constituents. Applications of the techniques of statistical mechanics are widespread, and include: applications to physical systems such as solids, liquids and gases; applications to chemical and biological systems (colloids, interfaces, complex fluids, polymers and biopolymers, cell physics); and other interdisciplinary applications to for instance biological, economical and sociological systems.
  • Physical Review Letters
    • The world’s premier physics letter journal. It publishes short, high quality reports of significant and notable results in the full arc of fundamental and interdisciplinary physics research. PRL provides readers with the most influential developments and transformative ideas in physics with the goal of moving physics forward. We are the most cited physics journal — every two minutes someone cites a PRL. Authors gain high visibility, rapid publication, and broad dissemination of their work.
    • Found this by looking at the work of Andrea Baronchelli, who’s published some ABS work there
  • The ICPPMAS 2018: 20th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
    • Call for Papers
    • Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • This looks promising: Winter Simulation Conference 2018 December 9-12 Göteborg Sweden
    • Conference Theme: Simulation for a Noble Cause. Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years. Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention. The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields. We especially invite papers describing uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.