9th European Social Simulation Association Conference

Event Detail

General Information
Monday, September 16, 2013 - Friday, September 20, 2013
Days of Week:
Target Audience:
Academic and Practice
Warsaw School of Economics
Country: Poland (POL)
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Scope and Interests

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Applications of agent-based modeling in social sciences

  • Agent-based computational economics & finance
  • Conflict resolution & cooperation
  • Coupled human-natural systems
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Dynamics of trust, social norm, structures, reputation & opinion
  • Epidemiology & pharmacoeconomics
  • Group decisions & collective behaviors
  • Market design, mechanism design & auctions
  • Privacy, safety & security
  • Public policy & regulatory issues
  • Resource management, environmental practices & policy
  • Social emergence & evolution of institutions
  • Social media and volunteered information
  • Social networks and their dynamics

Tools and methods for development of simulation models

  • Advanced distributed computing
  • Agent ontologies
  • Agent-embodied Artificial Intelligence
  • Model replication, verification & validation
  • Participatory & Human-in-the-Loop simulations
  • Simulation software & programming computational frameworks

Techniques for visualizing, interpreting and analyzing simulation outputs

  • Coupling simulations and optimization methods
  • Data analysis software for simulations
  • Experiment design and data farming for simulations
  • Simulation metamodels
  • Statistical & data mining techniques for simulated data


  • Full paper - in the length of 10 to 12 pages, which should be comprehensive and consists of detailed presentation of theory, methodology and simulation results
  • Extended abstract - in the length of 3 to 4 pages, which presents the current topic in progress with enough detail to ensure proper evaluation
  • Poster - should present the current work in progress

Contributions can be submitted to general session or the following
special tracks:

  • Adaptive behavior , social interactions and global environmental change: an agent-based perspective (chairs: T. Filatova, G. Polhill, R. van Duinen)
  • Applications of computational social science in conflict and sensitive contexts (chair: A. Geller)
  • Business applications of computational social science (chair: M. Łatek)
  • Heterogeneity and interaction in macroeconomic modeling (chair: G. Koloch)
  • Social simulation of science processes (chair: F. Squazzoni)
  • Statistical analysis of simulation models (chair: B. Kamiński)
  • Using qualitative rules to inform behavioral rules (chair: B. Edmonds)

Important dates

Registration opens:           1 January 2013
Paper submission closes:      1 March 2013
Notification of acceptance:   15 April 2013
Final manuscript due:         15 May 2013
Paper publication

  • Accepted full papers will be published by Springer in the conference proceedings series "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing", http://www.springer.com/series/11156 (indexed by ISI Proceedings, DBLP, Ulrich's, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, Zentralblatt Math, MetaPress, Springerlink).
  • Authors of selected full papers or extended abstracts will be invited to submit their extended version for special issue of Central European Journal of Economic Modelling and Econometrics, http://cejeme.org/ (indexed by IndexCopernicus, IC Value in 2011: 4.85 and RePEc).
  • Full paper abstracts, extended abstracts and poster summaries will be posted on conference website.

Local organizing committee contact: contact@essa2013.org
Conference website: http://www.essa2013.org