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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.

The objectives of ESSA are to:

  • Encourage the development of social simulation in Europe and more widely
  • Promote international cooperation and develop the distinctiveness of European social simulation research
  • Grow a new generation of social simulation researchers capable of improving traditional fields and discipline
  • Promote educational initiatives and support the development of European post-graduate courses and qualifications in social simulation
  • Favour applied social simulation research that responds to important stakeholders’ needs
  • Support and organize regular regional and international conferences and workshops.?

Being an ESSA member means to be active part of a vivid and growing multi-disciplinary community, obtain benefits and discounts to participate to annual ESSA meetings (i.e., conferences, workshops and summer schools), receive the best newsletter available in this field with information on publications, meetings, job and position calls, promote your research to a wide audience and find collaboration opportunities.

To become an ESSA member, please follow this link.


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