The Social Simulation Conference 2017

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The Social Simulation Conference 2017 will be held in Dublin on 25 – 29 September, 2017. This is the 13th Annual Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) which is the main European scientific society to promote social simulation and computational social science. The aim of this international conference is to share and foster a deeper understanding of how complex social problems can be understood through computational simulations and techniques.

List of Conference Topics
The conference topics include, but are not limited to, the following list. Unlisted but related topics are also acceptable, provided that they fit in the domain of Social Simulation.

Tools and methods

  • Advanced distributed computing, Agent ontologies,
  • Agent-embodied artificial intelligence, Participatory and Human-in-the-Loop simulations,
  • Approaches of aggregating-disaggregating problems,
  • Coupling simulations and optimization methods,
  • Data analysis software for simulations,
  • Data generating models,
  • Experiment design and data farming for simulations,
  • Model replication, verification and validation,
  • Programming computational frameworks,
  • Role playing games and social simulation,
  • Simulation metamodels,
  • Social simulation and laboratory experiments,Socially inspired software applications (peer-to-peer, distributed trust etc.),
  • Social simulation and software design, Advanced computing technologies (e.g. the grid) and social simulation,
  • Statistical and data mining techniques for simulated data,
  • Techniques for visualizing, interpreting and analyzing simulation outputs.
  • Using qualitative data to inform behavioural rules in social simulation

Applications of Agent-based Modelling

  • Agent-based computational economics and finance,
  • Archaeology and History,
  • Cognitive models and social simulation,
  • Coupled human-natural systems,
  • Crisis management,
  • Demographic change simulation,
  • Emergence and evolution of institutions,
  • Emergence of social structures and norms,
  • Epidemiology and pharmacoeconomics,
  • Group decisions and collective behaviors,
  • Information and opinion dynamics,
  • Innovation diffusion,
  • Integrated social/physical modelling for environmental policy,
  • Market design, mechanism design & auctions,
  • Market dynamics and consumer behaviour,
  • Policy issues,
  • Privacy, safety and security,
  • Public policy and regulatory issues,
  • Resource management and environmental practices,
  • Resource management, environmental practices & policy,
  • Social and regional disparities,
  • Social complexity,
  • Social conflict and cooperation,
  • Social heterogeneity and scaling issues,
  • Social media and volunteered information,
  • Social networks and their dynamics, Computational organization theory,
  • Social-spatial segregation modeling,
  • Societal transitions,
  • Trust and norm dynamics, reputation.