Welcome to ESSA

The European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) promotes the development of social simulation research, education and application in Europe. Founded on a manifesto signed by many social simulation researchers in 1993, the basis of the ESSA's Constitution was formed.

ESSA has become the most important hub of social simulation worldwide. By collaborating with CSSSA, the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas, and PAAA, the Pacific Asian Association for Agent-based Approach in Economic & Social Complex Systems, ESSA has promoted international initiatives to build a bridge between regional groups and associations.

Objectives

Encouraging the development of social simulation in Europe and more widely. Promoting international cooperation and developing the distinctiveness of European social simulation research. Growing a new generation of social simulation researchers capable of improving traditional fields and disciplines.

 

Promoting educational initiatives and supporting the development of European post-graduate courses and qualifications in social simulation. Favouring applied social simulation research that responds to important stakeholders' needs. Supporting and organising regular regional and international conferences and workshops.


ESSA Newsletter

The ESSA newletter informs ESSA members about news, SIG activities, job offers, publications, upcoming events, etc. Our newletter editor is Melania Borit. To subscribe or contribute to the newsletter, follow the links below.

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  • Events

    • The Seventh ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation (Rome, Italy)

      26-30 September 2016

      The Seventh ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation will be held in Rome, Italy on 26-30 September 2016. The school chair is Mario Paolucci (CNR, Rome). The programme consisted of lectures from experienced social simulation modellers, student group work and hands-on practice on NetLogo. The Faculty includes Rosaria Conte (CNR, Rome), Klaus G. Troitzsch (University… MORE

    • Social Simulation Conference 2016, 19-23 September 2016 (Rome, Italy)

      19-23 September 2016

      The Social Simulation Conference 2016 will be held in Rome on 19-23 September 2016. It will be the 6th joint meeting (previously known as WCSS) of the three main scientific societies that promote social simulation and computational social science worldwide, namely ESSA (European Social Simulation Association), PAAA (Pacific-Asian Association for Agent-based Approach in Social Systems… MORE

    • Social Simulation Conference 2015 (Groningen, NL)

      14-18 September 2015

        Social Simulation Conference 2015 was held in Groningen, The Netherlands, on 14-18 September 2015. Invited speakers were Joshua M. Epstein (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Emma Norling (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Klaus G. Troitzsch (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany) and Tom Snijders (Oxford University, NL).  

  • Latest News

    • Protected: Election of the new MC 2016-2018

      July 23, 2016
      ESSAMC2015

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    • Rosaria Conte (1952-2016)

      July 5, 2016
      Rosaria Conte

      It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Rosaria Conte, one of our past presidents, a person who had a dramatic influence on the development of social simulation as a research field and as a community of brillant and friendly people since from late 1980s,- first 1990s, has passed away after a long fight… MORE

    • SEVENTH ESSA SUMMER SCHOOL IN SOCIAL SIMULATION 2016 (ROME, ITALY)

      April 30, 2016
      Rome

      The Seventh ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation will be held in Rome, Italy on 26-30 September 2016. The school chair is Mario Paolucci (CNR, Rome). The programme consisted of lectures from experienced social simulation modellers, student group work and hands-on practice on NetLogo. The Faculty includes Rosaria Conte (CNR, Rome), Klaus G. Troitzsch (University… MORE

    • Call for the second edition of the ESSA Distinguished Dissertation Award 2016

      April 6, 2016
      Barcelona, Spain

      ESSA – The European Social Simulation Association arrounces the second edition of the “Distinguished Dissertation Award” for the best doctoral dissertation in social simulation in 2016. The award is sponsored by ESSA and will be presented at SSC 2016. Eligible doctoral dissertations are those defended between January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2016 in the… MORE

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