Awards

ESSA regularly awards the best student paper and the best student poster at its annual conferences. The awards are 350 Euros for the best paper and 150 Euros for the best poster. The awards are decided through an independent, anonymous review process that involves members of the ESSA MC and the conference organisers. The candidates for the best student paper award are identified on the basis of the ratings received by independent, anonymous conference reviewers. Members of the ESSA MC and the local organisers attend their presentation at the conference and consult for the final decision. The best poster award is decided upon a review process at the conference by independent, anonymous evaluations by MC members who rate the posters according to their relevance, innovativeness and clarity. The winners are celebrated during the closing ceremony of the conference.

ESSA has established in 2014 a Distinguished Dissertation Award. The award is 500 Euros, is assigned biannually and goes to the best PhD dissertation in social simulation by an ESSA PhD student member. A call for applications is announced on the ESSA website and newsletter. The selection is made independently by at least two MC members and the final decision is made by the MC in a meeting. The winners are celebrated during the closing ceremony of the conference.

ESSA has recently established an Outstanding Contribution Award for Social Simulation. The award will be celebrated at SSCs. The award will be given to a scientist who stood out for his/her contribution to the development of social simulation worldwide. The decision will be made by the MC through anonymous votes. The award will be only symbolic and will be celebrated during the closing ceremony of the SSCs.

September 18, 2020

Third Rosaria Conte Outstanding Contribution Award for Social Simulation award: Joshua Epstein

Prof. Joshua Epstein was the winner of the Third “Rosaria Conte” Outstanding Award for Social Simulation, which was assigned at the Social Simulation Week, 18 september 2020.

September 18, 2020

Distinguished Dissertation Award 2020: Dhanan Utomo

Dhanan Utomo (Lancaster University Management School) received the Distinguished Dissertation Award in 2020 for his thesis entitled: “Improving and Comparing Data Collection Methodologies for Decision Rule Calibration in Agent-Based Simulation. A Case Study of Dairy Supply Chain in Indonesia”. He received his prize at the Social Simulation Week, where he gave a talk on the work in his thesis.

September 27, 2019

SSC 2019 Best Student Paper: Dan Glikstein

Congratulations to Dan Glikstein from Harvard University for winning the ESSA Best Student Paper award at SSC 2019 in Mainz. His paper was entitled, “Analyzing the very-short-term dynamics of media effects on attitudes through agent-based simulation using a quasi-natural XML-based language.”

September 27, 2019

SSC 2019 Best Student Poster: Sebastian Achter

Congratulations to Sebastian Achter, whose poster entitled, “The RAT Protocol: A Proposal for Enhancing Rigor and Transparency of Data Use in the Agent-Based Modeling Process” won the ESSA Best Student Poster prize at SSC 2019 in Mainz.

August 24, 2018

Second Rosaria Conte Outstanding Contribution to Social Simulation Awardee: Uri Wilensky

Rosaria Conte Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Simulation

Uri Wilensky was named as the second recipient of the Rosaria Conte Outstanding Contribution to Social Simulation Award. This is mainly for his work on Netlogo, but he has also made significant research contributions in education, and using simulation as a tool to understand science. Netlogo has proved especially helpful in teaching agent-based modelling and is used in a number of research-grade applications of agent-based modelling. As at 2018, more than 20% of all articles in JASSS mentioned Netlogo somewhere in the text.

August 24, 2018

Distinguished Dissertation Award 2018: Sascha Holzhauer

Distinguished Dissertation 2018

Sascha Holzhauer (University of Kassel) received the Distinguished Dissertation Award in 2018 for his thesis entitled: “Dynamic Social Networks in Agent-based Modelling: Increasingly Detailed Approaches of Network Initialisation and Network Dynamics.” He collected his prize at the Social Simulation Conference in Stockholm, where he gave a talk on the work in his thesis in plenary session.

August 24, 2018

Social Simulation Conference 2018: Best Student Paper goes to Liu Yang

Best Student Paper, SSC 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

Many congratulations to Liu Yang, of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who won the Best Student Paper prize at SSC 2018 in Stockholm. Her paper was entitled, “Using qualitative data from resident engagement in a simulation model to inform urban transport and public space design in Hackney Wick”

August 24, 2018

Social Simulation Conference 2018: Best Student Poster goes to Tom O’Shea

Best Student Poster, SSC 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

Congratulations to Tom O’Shea at the University of Bristol, UK, who won the Best Student Poster at SSC 2018 in Stockholm, for his poster entitled “The development of a robust framework to represent and support the evaluation of emergent properties within complex flood hazard systems”

September 29, 2017

Social Simulation Conference 2017: Best Student Paper goes to Patrycja Antosz

Best Student Paper, SSC 2017, Dublin, Ireland

Many congratulations to Patrycja Antosz of Jagiellonian University, Poland, for winning the “Best Student Paper” prize at the Social Simulation Conference 2017 in Dublin, for her paper with Harko Verhagen entitled “Qualitative data in the service of model building — the case of structural shirking”.

September 21, 2016

Rosaria Conte Outstanding Contribution Award for Social Simulation award for Nigel Gilbert

Prof. Nigel Gilbert was the winner of the First “Rosaria Conte” Outstanding Award for Social Simulation, which was assigned at the Social Simulation Conference 2016 in Rome, 21 Sept 2016. Among the reasons, the ESSA MC mentioned the contribution that Prof. Gilbert made to the birth of social simulation as a research field and a community, not to mention the service he provided to the whole scientific community as editor of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

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