9th ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation: “Models in the real world”

Linnaeus University, Växjö, 13-17, 2018

The 9th European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) Summer School in Social Simulation will be organised by the Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA@LNU) and will take place in Växjö, Sweden, on August 13-17, 2018.

The theme chosen for the 9th ESSA summer school is models in the real world. The focus will be on linking ABMs with empirical data and building cognitively sound agents' decisions and behaviours. Besides practically introducing the use of ABMs, the ESSA Summer School will address questions such as why it is important to use empirical data when doing social simulation, which kind of data better suits the various objective(s) that models can have, and how to overcome the most common obstacles facing a more systematic use of data in simulation models.

The summer school is primarily intended for PhD students and other young researchers from within and outside academia. The course is open to all who are interested in the method, regardless of their discipline and specialisation. We actively seek cross-fertilisation between research fields and between academia and other organisations. A maximum of 30 participants will be accepted. They will work in small teams. Each team will have the task to deliver by the end of the week a working ABM that tackles a specific research question identified at the beginning of the summer school.

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Skapad av Snorri Karlsson 2018/01/31
Uppdaterad av Snorri Karlsson 2018/01/31