Conference venue

Conference registration, all lectures, poster session, lunches and conference dinner will take place at the Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology - Physics Building, Koszykowa 75 street. You can use the map which is placed on our Faculty web-pages.

Please also check the current timetable of the conference. You can also download the electronic version of conference booklet which will be handed together with other materials at the registration.


The Registration, will take place in Physics Building, Koszykowa 75 street. during following hours:

  • Wednesday, 18th June between 17.00 h and 20.00 h
  • Thursday, 19th June between 08.00 h and 08.50 h


The overall objective of this Conference is to bring together financial market practitioners and scientists experienced in the analysis of collective socio-economic phenomena, including the application of ideas from the physical sciences to economy and finance. We welcome researchers dealing with computational and mathematical modeling of economic and social processes in which individual agents play important role. Topics of interest include:

  • Agent-based modeling
  • Artificial financial market models
  • Automata models of economic and social processes
  • Computational game theory
  • Spontaneous order/self-organization in economics
  • Economic processes in social networks
  • Technology innovation, adoption and diffusion
  • Urban systems as complex adaptive systems
  • Collective failures and bankruptcies
  • Network models
  • Opinion dynamics
  • Social norm emergence
  • Spatial agent models
  • Econophysics
  • Emergent Macroeconomics
  • Firm birth and death models
  • Multi-agent models of organizations
  • Supply networks
ESHIA / WEHIA 2008 is a sequel of series of conferences. The previous ones took place in: The series are managed by ESHIA - Society for Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents.


The Conference Programme will consist of plenary lectures, short communications and   posters. A detailed  list of session will be available in June.

ESHIA2008 Invited Speakers:

  • Peter Allen (UK)
  • Axel Leijonhufvud (USA)
  • Gene Stanley (USA)


Scientific Committee:

  • Masanao Aoki (USA)
  • Marcel Ausloos (Belgium)
  • Robert Axtell (USA)
  • Christopher Deissenberg (France)
  • Mauro Gallegati (Italy)
  • Dirk Helbing (Switzerland)
  • Janusz Hołyst (Poland)
  • Giulia Iori (United Kingdom)
  • Janos Kertesz (Hungary)
  • Alan Kirman (France)
  • Thomas Lux (Germany)
  • Rosario Mantegna (Italy)
  • Matteo Marsili (Italy)
  • Akira Namatame (Japan)
  • Peter Richmond (Ireland)
  • Geoff Rodgers (United Kingdom)
  • Mark Salmon (United Kingdom)
  • Maxi San Miguel (Spain)
  • Frank Schweitzer (Switzerland)
  • Sorin Solomon (Israel)
  • Gene Stanley (USA)
  • Hideki Takayasu (Japan)
  • Victor Yakovenko (USA)
  • Yi-Cheng Zhang (Switzerland)

Local Organising Committee:

  • Janusz Hołyst (chairman)
  • Anna Chmiel
  • Piotr Fronczak
  • Paweł Sieczka
  • Julian Sienkiewicz
  • Małgorzata Zając



We are inviting specialists in Conference topics to submit abstract of their contributions to the Conference programme. The programme of the Conference will consist of talks and posters. The Scientific Committee will evaluate all abstract and decide on paper acceptance.

Abstracts must be submitted (see abstract submission deadlines ) using on-line abstract editor . The following rules of the abstract composition apply:

  • length is limited to 1200 letters for posters and to 2400 letters for talks, including spaces and formattings,
  • only Latin and Greek letters are allowed in the abstract body,
  • no formattings apart from sub- and superscripts are allowed,
  • no drawings,
  • no heading information (title, authors, affiliations) in the abstract body,
  • abstract must be composed and submitted on-line (copy/paste from your word processor is available),
  • abstract is displayed in the final form in the browser ( WYSIWYG ) and must be verified/corrected by the author on-line as no other edition will be made by the organisers ( abstract will be published as is).

Please consult abstract composition manual for more details. You can correct abstract on-line at any time until abstract submission deadline.


It is expected that the Conference materials will be published as proceedings in Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination .

Deadlines, fees and support

  • Abstract submission: 5 April 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: 21 April 2008
  • Registration deadline: 31 May 2008
  • Paper submission deadline: 31 May 2008


  • Fee paid in advance by wire transfer or credit card:
    • 300 € for university participants,
    • 450 € for business sector participants.
  • Fee paid on site (only in cash, no credit or debit cards allowed):
    • 350 € for university participants,
    • 500 € for business sector participants.
The fee covers admition to Conference sessions, conference materials, lunches, coffee breaks, conference dinner, conference proceedings and one-year membership fee of ESHIA (including annual subscription of Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination).

Payment by wire transfer can be made to the following account:

Bank name: Pekao S.A. IV Oddzial Warszawa

IBAN: PL 65 1240 2092 9522 1050 0100 0000


Account holder: Warsaw University of Technology 1050

Financial support

A limited financial support will be available in a form of reduced conference fee. Participants needing such a support should send a letter of request to Organizing Committee before 31 March 2008.



Arriving by air:

The Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport is approximately 11 km from the City center (15-20 minutes by car, but during the rush hours it can take even 1 hour). You can go with the bus No. 175 from the airport to the City center.

Taxi service is also available. Follow TAXI signs outside the building. You can also call for a taxi by dialing e.g: (+48 22) 9622 (Super Taxi), (+48 22) 9191 (MPT Taxi), (+48 22) 644 4444 (Sawa Taxi) or (+48 22) 677 7777 (Taxi Merc). Use +48 22 when calling from your mobile. From a Warsaw local stationary phone - the remaining part of the number is enough. Do not take a taxi offered by a stranger (you can be seriously overcharged)! Taxis mut have on their window the price they charge per kilometer clearly indicated.

By train:

All international trains to Warsaw arrive at the Central Railway Station - Warszawa Centralna (in front of Marriott Hotel and Palace of Culture and Science).

Taxi service is also available. We reccomend to exit in the direction towards the street (not towards new constructions site) and take taxi 9191 (MPT Taxi, 2 zl/kilometer). You can also call for a taxi by dialing e.g: (+48 22) 9622 (Super Taxi, 1.40 /km), (+48 22) 644 4444 (Sawa Taxi) or (+48 22) 677 7777 (Taxi Merc). Use +48 22 when calling from your mobile. From a Warsaw local stationary phone - the remaining part of the number is enough. Taxis mut have on their window the price they charge per kilometer clearly indicated.

Passports and visas & letters of invitaion

Complete visa information can be found at:



The hotel basis in Warsaw is quite rich but we encourage you to reserve your
accommodation as soon as possible. The offer of Tourist Agency "Mazurkas
Travel" can help you to find a proper choice.


Mazurkas Travel offers some rooms from 18 th till 22 nd June 2008 at the following hotels in Warsaw:

Marriott hotel *****

Adress: 65/79 Jerozolimskie Avenue, 00-697 Warszawa

Distance to the conference venue: 10 minutes on foot


This modern hotel – one of the tallest skyscrapers of Warsaw with 42 floors – is situated in the business and commercial centre of the city, next to the Central Railway Station and one of the symbols of Warsaw – Palace of Culture and Science. Reflecting Marriott’s worldwide reputation for exceptional service its guests, experience, luxurious accommodation and an excellent Polish choice of dining. The hotel has been 5 times awarded by the British Business Traveler Magazine with the “Best Business Hotel in Eastern Europe”.

There are comforts like the new bed from Marriott, with down comforters, designer duvets and fluffier pillows ... and amenities such as a spacious work area and high-speed Internet access. The world-class fitness club provides state-of-the-art equipment for a thorough workout, plus soothing spa treatments. There's indoor golf, a casino, a chic shopping gallery and tempting dining options, including the enchanting Parmizzano's Restaurant and its fine Italian cuisine.

Novotel Warszawa Centrum hotel ****

Adress: 94/98 Marszałkowska St., 00-510 Warszawa

Distance to the conference venue: 20 minutes on foot


Novotel Warszawa Centrum hotel is located in the city center, 500 meters from the central railway station and the Palace of Culture and Science and 2 kilometers from the Old Town. The bus line no. 175 will take you directly to and from the airport (it takes about 20 minutes). You can also reach hotel by a taxi.

The hotel offers 740 rooms, including suites and rooms for disabled persons and non-smokers. The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with bathrooms with showers, free internet access, colour TV, satellite and pay TV, radio, external phone lines and mini bars.

The hotel’s facilities include a 31st-floor wellness centre complete with a fitness suite and a sauna, both offer panoramic city views.

Other amenities: dry-cleaning services, laundry facilities and garage parking.

Holiday Inn hotel ****

Adress: 48/54 Złota St, 00-120 Warszawa

Distance to the conference venue: 15 minutes on foot


Hotel Holiday Inn is located in the heart of Warsaw, in close proximity to the city’s main business, conference and commercial facilities as well as tourist and cultural attractions.
The hotel is next to the capital’s largest new-generation commercial, office and entertainment complex – Złote Tarasy.
The four-star, comfort hotel provides 336 air-conditioned, modern rooms, including suites, executive rooms, non-smoker and smoker rooms and rooms adapted for the disabled.
Each rooms is equipped with: air conditioning, personal safe, tea and coffee making set, satellite TV, Pay-TV, radio, phone, trouser press, hairdryer, phone in the bathroom.
Besides, suites and executive rooms offer: additional phone and Internet port, iron and ironing board, bathrobe and slippers, laptop safe, satin bed linen, daily newspapers and fresh flowers. The amenities the guests have at their disposal include round-the-clock room service, underground guarded car park, recreation centre with solarium, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym.

Metropol hotel ***

Adress: 99a Marszałkowska St., 00-693 Warszawa

Distance to the conference venue: 20 minutes on foot


The hotel is situated in a heart of the city, close to the main commercial center of Warsaw, 400 m away from the main train station Warszawa Centralna and about 50 m away from subway station. There is good connection to the international airport Okęcie, that is 10 km away.

Guests will find a restaurant Metro Jazz Club, business center, travel agency, the games salon, jewellery, and money exchange. There is a secured car park in front of the hotel.

The attraction of the hotel is the best jazz club in Warsaw – Metro Jazz Club – where guests can enjoy good music and excellent cuisine. It is a meeting place of jazz lovers and artists. We offer excellent service, superb menu and special atmosphere.

Hotel reservation conditions

Ø To make a hotel room reservation, please use the On-line Reservation System. Additional booking fee of 10,00 EUR is added to the first night payment.

Ø Rooms will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Any change of a reservation should be made in writing (by e-mail) to MAZURKAS TRAVEL and not directly to the hotel.

Ø Deadline for hotel reservation is 15 th May 2008

Hotels’ name

Price (Euro)

Price (Euro)

First night

Succeeding nights

First night

Succeeding nights

Marriott *****





Novotel Warszawa

Centrum ****





Holiday Inn ****





Metropol ***





Rates are given in EUR, per room, per night, including breakfast, service and VAT.

The first night rate includes booking fee of 10,00 EUR

Hotel booking procedure

Delegates are kindly requested to make on-line reservation:


The hotel deposit, i.e. payment for the first night in advance is required.

The amount of outstanding nights, as well as all extras have to be paid at the hotel reception desk while checking-out.

Without the payment, the booking will not be processed !

Hotel room confirmation

Confirmation of the hotel room reservation will be sent by MAZURKAS TRAVEL to each participant as soon as the payment for first night reaches the Mazurkas account.

Change of Booking

All accommodation changes (name change, change of dates, change of room type, etc) must be made in writing and sent to Mazurkas Travel Congress & Conference Bureau to


Methods of payment
Payment should be made in EUR by:

1. Credit card
The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Diners, JCB

2. Bank transfer sent to:
Mazurkas Travel, Congress and Conference Bureau
ul. Długa 8/14, 00-238 Warsaw, Poland

BRE Bank O/Warszawa, Poland
PL 48 1140 1010 0000 4401 5300 1020


Please, indicate your name and the Meeting name (ESHIA/WEHIA 2008) on the bank draft document.
All costs of money transfer are to be paid by the transmitter.

Cancellation policy

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing (by e-mail) and sent to Mazurkas Travel Congress & Conference Bureau to


· before May 15th,2008

The full amount of your hotel deposit (minus 15,00 EUR – an administrative costs) will be refunded.

· after May 15th, 2008

First night payment (i.e. your hotel deposit) will be charged.

In case of No-Show after one night, the hotel will cancel your reservation and the hotel deposit will be charged in full.


There are several rooms booked for participants in University Guest Houses (modest conditions) listed below. In order to make your reservation, please contact Ms. Margaret Zajac: peggy@if.pw.edu.pl; the rule is: first applied first served; ( deadline 15 th May 2008). The payment can be made only on-site.

1) Oficyna Wydawnicza

Polna 50 str.

PL-00-644 Warsaw

Phone: +48 22 234 55 96

10 single-occupancy rooms (132 PLN/night)

7 double-occupancy rooms (201 PLN/night)

2) SEZAM Guest House: http://www.sezam.pw.edu.pl/index_ang.htm

Górnośląska 14 str.
PL-00-432 Warsaw

Phone: +48 22 234 68 00

15 double-occupancy rooms (prices will be given in April)


You can find many hotels at:



Tourist offer


Below you can find some exciting tours offers by Mazurkas Travel Agency on Wednesday 18 th June and Sunday 22 nd June 2008.

If you would like to take part in some of them please make on-line reservation:


For more information, please contact: k.tafil@mazurkas.com.pl

Deadline for Tours Registration: 1 June 2008

Pick-upfor all tours is at the conference venue:

Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology - main entrance

MAZURKAS TRAVEL Ltd. reserves the right to cancel one or more excursions if the minimum number of participants is not reached. In this case, the refund will be 100%


The tickets of the tours will be available at the conference venue, during registration.

Participants are kindly requested to present those tickets to board the coaches.

Cancellation policy
Notification of cancellation must be sent by e-mail to: k.tafil@mazurkas.com.pl

For cancellations received before June 1 st, 2008 - a cancellation fee of 10 EUR will be charged.
For cancellations received after June 1 st, 2008 - the total payment of the tour will not be refunded.

All refunds will only be made after the Conference.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008


Time: 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Duration: 4 hours

Price: 40 € /person at minimum 30 persons

Enjoy this great opportunity to get acquainted with the history of Poland's capital. Stroll through the Old Town, intricately reconstructed after World War II. The Old Town is an excellent example of a compromise between historic values and modern needs - art galleries and craftsmen's workshops. Hear about the Sigismund’s Column, the Royal Castle (exterior & interior), the Market Square and the Barbican.

RoyalLazienki.JPGNext walk to the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising.

Take pleasure in a drive along the Royal Route with its beautiful palaces, aristocratic residences, famous statues and historic churches. See the historic sights of Warsaw - the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Chopin's Monument and the Belvedere Palace.

The price includes: transportation, English guide assistance, entrance fees

Sunday, 22 June 2008


Time : 9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Duration: 4h

Price: 40 € /person at minimum 30 persons


City tour includes all not-to-be missed monuments and sights of Warsaw: ŁAZIENKI PALACE - take a stroll in the former Royal Grounds to see picturesque Palace on the Water, Amphitheatre and Chopin Monument, all beautifully set in the romantic park. HISTORICAL SIGHTS: The Monument of Warsaw Uprising, Theatre Square with Grand Opera and former Town Hall buildings, The Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Belvedere Palace. SIGHTS OF JEWISH HERITAGE: The former Ghetto Area with the seeing of the Heroes of the Ghetto Uprising Memorial , The Umschlagplatz, drive around Grzybowski Square with the Nożyk Synagogue and Jewish Theatre. ROYAL ROUTE: drive through the most famous and elegant avenue in Warsaw: Nowy Świat and Krakowskie Przedmieście- full of palaces, churches and monuments including: the Presidential Palace, University of Warsaw, St. Cross-Church with Chopin’s heart, Copernicus Statue. OLD TOWN: St. Ann’s Church – temple of Warsaw’s students, The Castle Square with the Column of King Sigismund III Vasa, the view of the Royal Castle – seat of polish kings, St. John’s Cathedral – with magnificent Gothic interiors, Old Town Market Square with burger houses, the City Walls with Barbican, Madame Curie’s House in New Town Area.

The price includes: transportation, English guide assistance, entrance fees


Time: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Duration: full-day tour

Price: 85 € /person at minimum 30 persons (lunch included)


An exciting tour along charming villages and farm, aristocratic palaces and manor houses to the most fabulous monuments of the Mazovian Country: Żelazowa Wola – the birthplace of Frederic Chopin. The charming manor where Frederic Chopin was born. Now it is a museum with interiors in the style of his times, dedicated to the great composer.

Brochów, a typical Mazovian village with a late Gothic basilica of a unique defensive character erected in the 16th century, the place of Chopin's baptism and his parent’s wedding. Nieborów – the gorgeous Radziwill family residence, where we shall encounter the famous Niobe – an antique sculpture. Niepokalanów - the monastery devoted to St. Maksymilian Kolbe, who sacrificed his life to rescue another prisoner's life in Auschwitz.

Lunch will be held at the local restaurant, which serves the traditional Polish cuisine.

The price includes: deluxe coach transportation, English guide assistance, a traditional Polish – style lunch, entrance fees.


Time: 6.30 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Duration: full-day tour

Price: 185 € /person at minimum 10 persons


One day tour to Kraków (Cracow) – the most beautiful and magic city of Europe. A city over one thousand years old, located in the upper course of Vistula River, a city called “Little Rome” and the “cradle of European Culture”.

Cracow is rich in history, outstanding works of art. and architecture. The city is the location of Jagiellonian University (founded in 1364), Royal Castle-Wawel, with its mythical Wawel Cathedral and the largest and most beautiful town square in Europe. Cracow is a city complex unlike any other in Europe.

We invite you to see the Old Town with the unique and largest Market Square, Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church with wooden altar carved by Wit Stwosz. Wawel Hill - Royal Castle and Cathedral with the famous Sigismund Chapel, roofed with pure gold, is an absolutely unique architectural monument.

During the tour you will have opportunity to visit the Wieliczka salt mine – a world class tourist attraction. The historic underground chambers, shafts and caverns, decorated with sculptures and carvings, are connected by 2 kilometers of passage. The chapel of Blessed Kinga is the biggest underground chapel in the world. Tourists can see up to 20 excavated chambers on 3 levels - of those the main one is located 130 meters below the ground level. What is also important - the temperature underground is the same all the year round - 16-17 degrees of Celsius.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is on the UNESCO list of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

Visitors walk down to the salt mine which is why the tour is not recommended to the elderly people who have problems with walking or those who are claustrophobic.

The price includes:

- 2nd class rail ticket for Intercity or Express train Warsaw -Cracow-Warsaw

- sightseeing of Cracow conducted by local guides

- lunch in a local restaurant

- bus transportation in Warsaw and Cracow

- English guide assistance

- entrance fees


Conference website: http://www.if.pw.edu.pl/~eshia08
Email: eshia08 AT if.pw.edu.pl (replace AT with @)
Mail: Prof. Dr. Janusz Hołyst http://www.if.pw.edu.pl/~jholyst
Warsaw University of Technology
Faculty of Physics
Koszykowa 75
PL-00-662 Warsaw, Poland
Tel.: +48 22 2347133
Fax : +48 22 6282171, +48 22 2345808