ESSA @ work

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ESSA @ work stands for discussing work-in-progress. It is a workshop concept where any modeller can receive and give support on simulation work-in-progress while being part of a selforganising group. ESSA @ work aims to create space for indepth discussions and returning back to your desk with some concrete answers to your questions. Would you like to find it out for yourself? Join the ESSA @ work at the Social Simulation (formerly ESSA) conference or organise a local ESSA @ work yourself...


  •     ESSA @ work - Local edition: 5-7 March, 2014. Germany.

    at the department of Macroeconomics, Ruhr University Bochum. Organised by Anna Klabunde. (there are few spots open!)

  •     ESSA @ work - Conference edition: 1 September, 2014. Barcelona.

    at the Social Simulation Conference, organised by the ESSA @ work team: Cara Kahl, Iris Lorscheid, Frithjof Stöppler & Nanda Wijermans

Are you currently working on a social simulation project?
Do you want to discuss your work in progress?



Then you may want to attend the ESSA@work workshop during the Social Simulation 2014 conference (formerly: ESSA conference) in Barcelona. ESSA @ work invites all modellers to participate (PhD students, post-docs, professors).
ESSA @ work is a workshop where any modeller can receive and give support on their and others’ simulation work in progress. Work in progress means that your work relates to questions and issues you have while in the design, building or validation & verification stages of modelling. This explicitly excludes finished projects.

On the workshop day, modellers and experts discuss simulation projects guided by modellers’ current questions and form small, parallel discussion groups based on emerging topics. Questions and simulation projects can be diverse, but always related to current work in progress. Exemplary issues are: formalisation, gathering/use of empirical data, (design of) simulation experiments, using programming toolkits, validation & verification. The combination of highly involved people, cutting-edge research and a constructive atmosphere makes the meetings valuable for all participants.

To register, please, fill out & submit the application form [link]

See you in Barcelona!

The ESSA @ work organising committee:
Cara Kahl, Iris Lorscheid, Frithjof Stöppler and Nanda Wijermans

Important dates

  • 11 April 2014       -  Application deadline
  • 15 May 2014          - Notification of acceptance
  • 1 June 2014             -  Confirmation of participation due
  • 1 September 2014 - ESSA @ work workshop (Social Simulation 2014 conference: 1-5 Sept)

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