ESSA summer schools provide an introduction to agent-based modelling & simulation. Over the course of one week, participants learn about the research process, methods and tools. Learning formats include lectures, practical tutorials and participation in vivid discussions. Building on the experience of the ZUMA Social Simulation Workshops organised by Nigel Gilbert and Klaus G. Troitzsch (1999-2009), the ESSA summer schools continue to increase the understanding of agent-based simulations and aid in tackling researchers' specific challenges. The summer schools invite postgraduate students, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and professionals.
The tenth Summer School in Social Simulation will be held at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, during the week of 17-21 June. For more information, and to apply for a place, see the Summer School’s website at https://www.hutton.ac.uk/events/european-social-simulation-association-summer-school-social-simulation-2019
Save the dates! ESSA Summer School: 13-17 August For further information, please contact Giangiacomo Bravo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Website: https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/current/events/2018/essa-summer-school-aug-2018/
The Sixth ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation was held in Wageningen, The Netherlands on 21-25 September 2015. The programme consisted of lectures from experienced social simulation modellers, student group work and hands-on practice on NetLogo. The Faculty included Andreas Ernst (University of Kassel, Germany), Gary Polhill (James Hutton Institute, UK), Tatiana Filatova (University of Twente, NL) and Gert… MORE
The Fourth ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation was held in Hamburg, Germany on 15-19 July 2013. The programme consisted of lectures from experienced social simulation modellers, student group work and practice. The Faculty included Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK), Klaus G. Troitzsch (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany), Scott Moss (Metropolitan Manchester Business School, UK) and Mathias Meyer (Hamburg… MORE
The third ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation was held in Toulouse, France on 2-6 July 2012. The programme consisted of two lectures per day from experienced modellers, and a tutorial session led by experienced researchers where participants acquires practice on agent-based simulation platform and social network analysis tools. The Faculty included Olivier Barreteau (IRSTEA, France), Guillaume… MORE
The second ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation was held in Guilford, UK on 18-22 July 2011. The programme consisted of two lectures per day from experienced modellers, together with group sessions led by experienced researchers when participants discussed their modelling plans and experience. The faculty included Edmund Chattoe-Brown (University of Leicester, UK), Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan… MORE
The first ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation was held in Brescia, Italy on 13-17 September 2010. It was co-sponsored by SIMIAN-Simulation Innovation: A Node, and Project Group. The faculty included Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK), Klaus G. Troitzsch (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany), Rosaria Conte (CNR, Rome) and Claudio Cioffi-Revilla (George Mason University, USA. It attracted more than… MORE