Tuesday August 21

09:00 Welcome
09:10-10:10 Keynote: Bruce Edmonds
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:30 Education advancements in social simulation Essa@work 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Modelling social science aspects of socio-ecological systems 1 Artificial Sociality
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Blue sky
16:30-16:50 Daily reflection


Education advancements in social simulation

Timo Szczepanska, Max Priebe and Tobias Schröder Teaching the Complexity of Urban Systems with Participatory Social Simulation (FP)
Wander Jager, Katarzyna Abramczuk, Agata Komendant-Brodowska, Anna Baczko-Dombi, Benedikt Fecher, Natalia Sokolovska and Tom Spits Looking into the educational mirror: why computation is hardly being taught in the social sciences, and what to do about it (EA)
Pauline Vos, Markos Dallas, Amrit B. Poudel and F. LeRon Shults Using Social Simulations in Interdisciplinary Primary Education – an Expert Appraisal (EA)
Edmund Chattoe-Brown Physician, Heal Thyself! The Prospects for Using ABM to Target Interventions in ABM Engagement (EA)
Christopher Watts Think Processes: Lessons Drawn from PhD Projects for the Design of Social Simulation Courses (EA)
Amrit Bahadur Poudel, Pauline Vos and F. LeRon Shults Students of Religion Studying Social Conflict through Simulation and Modelling – An Exploration (EA)
David Anzola Causation in Agent-based Computational Social Science (FP)


ESSA@work 1

Eva Halwachs, Anne von Streit and Christof Knoeri Participatory policy development with agent-based modeling – overcoming the building energy-efficiency gap
Silvia Leoni An Agent Based Model for tertiary educational choices in Italy
Davy van Doren Modelling innovation within public research institutes – A conceptual approach
Jason Thompson Thompson and Gemma Read Responding to Revolution: Designing road injury insurance, compensation, and rehabilitation schemes for the transport systems of tomorrow


Modelling social science aspects of socio-ecological systems 1

Antoni Perello-Moragues and Pablo Noriega Modelling contingent technology adoption in farming irrigation communities (FP)
Samaneh Heidari, Maarten Jensen and Frank Dignum Simulations with Values (FP)
Cezara Pastrav and Frank Dignum Norms in social simulation: balancing between realism and scalability (FP)
Nanda Wijermans and Elizabeth Drury O’neill Towards modelling interventions in small scale fisheries (EA)


Artificial sociality

Christopher Frantz Unleashing the Agents: From a Descriptive to an Explanatory Perspective in Agent-based Modelling (FP)
Elpida Tzafestas Peace of Mind: Interplay of Rational Cooperative Behavior with Emotional and Personality Features (FP)
Gertjan Hofstede and Chutao Liu Trust, culture and groups in GRASP world: a foundational Agent-Based Model (FP)
F. LeRon Shults, Wesley J. Wildman, Saikou Diallo, Ivan Puga-Gonzalez and David Voas The Virtual Society Analytics Platform (FP)


Blue sky

Johannes Weyer, Fabian Adelt, Sebastian Hoffmann, Julius Konrad and Kay Cepera Governing the Digital Society. Challenges for Agent-Based Modelling (FP)
Jorge Santos, Melania Borit and Loïs Vanhée Modelling the “captain’s nose”: Exploring the shift towards autonomous fishing with social simulation (EA)
Ulrich Frey and Martin Klein Modelling Complex Investment Decisions for Renewables with Machine Learning (EA)


ESSA@work presentations have 30 minutes per presentation including 10 minutes discussion.

FP stands for full paper – 20 minutes of presentation including Q&A.

EA stands for extended abstract – 15 minutes of presentation including Q&A.




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