Social Simulation 2018 was the 14th Annual Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA). The conference is one of ESSA’s key activities to promote social simulation and computational social science.

Looking in the mirror was the theme of this conference. As the relatively young field/society enters puberty some critical self-reflection is sought by looking in the mirror ourselves, with relevant others. With high potential of having identity crises as well as moments of inspiration and insight, this conference aims to support during growing pains of a society in transformation towards proper scientific adulthood.

Organizing committee

General chair:

Harko Verhagen (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Committee members:

Melania Borit (University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)

Giangiacomo Bravo (Linnæus University, Sweden)

Nanda Wijermans (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden)


Awards at SSC2018

Rosaria Conte award: Uri Wilensky


Best PhD thesis award: Sascha Holzhauer

Best poster award: Tom O’Shea

Best student paper award: Liu Yang





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