Conferences

ESSA organises annual conferences. They continue a series of conferences which go back to 1992 when the first SimSoc conference was held in Guildford, UK, and to the first international conference on computer simulation and the social sciences (ICSS&SS) held in Cortona, Italy, in 1997. Starting in 2014, this conference series was renamed in "Social Simulation Conference".

The “Social Simulation Conference 2017: Social Simulation for a Digital Society” will be held in Dublin, Ireland, on 25-29 September 2017. It will be hosted by University College Dublin and chaired by Diane Payne (UCD Dynamics Lab). Among the invited speakers: Michael Batty (UCL, London), Blake LeBaron (Brandeis International Business School), Arnout van de Rijt (Utrecht… MORE

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 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).  

The Fifth World Congress on Social Simulation was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 4-7 November 2014. It was jointly organised by PAAA (Pacific and Asia), CSSSA (North America) and ESSA (Europe). It was co-sponsored by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), FAPESP and CAPES Foundation. Invited speakers were Shu-Heng Chen (Chengchi University,… MORE

Social Simulation Conference 2014 was held in Barcelona, Spain, on 1-5 September 2014. Invited speakers were Rainer Hegselmann (University of Bayreuth, Germany), Cesáreo Hernández (University of Valladolid, Spain) and Tim A. Kohler (Washington State University, USA).

The Ninth ESSA Conference in Social Simulation was held in Warsaw, Poland, on 16-20 September 2013. Invited speakers were Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Rob Axtell (George Mason University, USA) and Andrzej Nowak (Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland).

The Eighth ESSA Conference in Social Simulation was held in Salzburg, Austia, on 10-14 September 2012. Pre-proceedings were published as volume 48 of Salzburger Geographische Arbeiten, ISBN 978-85283-032-X.

The Fourth World Congress on Social Simulation was held in Taipei, Taiwan on 4-7 November 2012. It was jointly organised by PAAA (Pacific and Asia), CSSSA (North America) and ESSA (Europe). It was co-sponsored by National Science Council, Bureau of Foreign Trade and National Chengchi Univ.& College of Social Science. Invited speakers were Alan Kirman… MORE

The Seventh ESSA Conference in Social Simulation was held in Montpellier, France, on 19-23 September 2011. Invited speakers were: Nils Ferrand (IRSTEA Montpellier), Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich),  Frank Dignum (TU Delft) and Alan Kirman (University of Marseille).  

The Third World Congress on Social Simulation was held in Kassel, Germany on 6-9 September 2010. It was jointly organised by PAAA (Pacific and Asia), NAACSOS (North America) and ESSA (Europe). Invited speakers were Marco Janssen (Arizona State University, USA), Wolfram Mauser (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany) and Shingo Takahashi (Waseda University, Japan).

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