Summer Schools

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.

Sixth ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation 2015 (Wageningen, NL)

21-25 September 2015

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

Fourth ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation 2013 (Hamburg, Germany)

15-19, July 2013

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

Third ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation 2012 (Toulouse, France)

2-6 July 2012

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

Second ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation 2011 (Guilford, UK)

18-22 July 2011

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

First ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation 2010 (Brescia, Italy)

13-17 September 2010

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

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