Conferences & Meetings

Social Simulation Conference 2019

The Social Simulation Conference 2019 took place September 23 - 27, 2019 at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

The conference is one of the key activities of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) to promote social simulation and computational social science in Europe and elsewhere. With over 180 attendees from 25 different countries and more than 120 paper and poster presentations, SSC19 has been greatly received by the attendees.

This year’s special theme was “Social Simulation for Social Policy” with foci on the areas of Urban Planning – Environmental, economic, demographic and social perspectives. Many great papers have been presented on these topics and especially the keynote presentations by Joshua M. Epstein, Nigel Gilbert, Erik Johnston and Gert Jan Hofstede gave interesting insights on social simulation, policy making and on how to use social simulation for policy making.

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Minister Bätzing-Lichtenthäler informs herself about the Social Simulations Conference 2019

Minister Bätzing-Lichtenthäler, federal state Rhineland-Palatinate, visits JGU to hear about demographic contents in the Programme of the upcoming Social Simulation Conference 2019.

Link to the press release by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labor, Health and Demography; Rhineland-Palatinate:

SSC 2019: Call for Submissions Published

SSC 2019 seeks submissions for the following:

  1. Abstracts (300 – 500 words)
  2. Extended Abstracts (3-4 pages; short oral presentations)
  3. Full Papers (max. 12 pages; long oral presentations)
  4. Poster abstracts (300 to 500 words)
  5. Special Tracks
  6. Workshops
  7. Round Tables

For further information please visit the conference webpage: Call for Submissions

Voting for New Formats for SSC 2019 begins

Interested parties can vote for new conference formats that could be implemented in next year´s Social Simulation Conference. We have prepared a PollUnit survey for the voting, which will be accessible by 26 November 2018. You are able to vote for the formats we have already proposed in the list and/or add another innovative conference format you would like to see at SSC 2019.

For further information, click on the link to the voting or visit our conference webpage.

Social Simulation Conference 2018 in Stockholm (20th August – 24th August)

Our unit will be present in considerable numbers at the upcoming Social Simulation Conference, the annual conference of ESSA. Together with Bruce Edmonds, Nigel Gilbert and Ruth Meyer, Petra Ahrweiler organized two sessions on the issue of “Social Simulation in the Policy World”. Furthermore, she will announce next year´s SSC, which will take place at the University of Mainz. Martin Neumann will give a speech entitled “Exploring the horizon of a cultural space”, which will be a part of the session “Using qualitative data to inform behavioral rules in agent-based models”. Our student assistants Marc Möller-Boldt and Dario Brockschmidt will visit the conference as members of the 2019 organization team and will take a look behind the scenes of this year´s organization.

Social Simulation Conference 2019

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Social Simulation Conference 2019,
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz,
23.-27. September 2019

The European Social Simulation Conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for social scientists, theorists, applied researchers and simulation modelers to cooperate and exchange ideas concerning state of the art in methods and applications of computational social sciences (last year in Dublin/Ireland; this year in Stockholm/Sweden; next year in Mainz/Germany; ca. 150 regular participants).

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