CFP: European Social Simulation Association (ESSA 2013)

NAACSOS – for participation Workshop on: 16 Sep 2013
Application deadline: 1 March 2013

Are you currently working on a social simulation project


want to discuss your work-in-progress?

Then you might want to attend the ESSA@work workshop during the ESSA 2013 conference. ESSA@work invites all modellers (PhD students, Post-docs, assistant/associate/full professors) to participate.

ESSA@work is a workshop where any modeller can receive and give support on their and others’ simulation-work-in-progress. During one day, a group of participants and experts will discuss the simulation project of each participant (presentation phase) and form small parallel discussion groups based on any desired topic (discussion phase). The combination of involved people, cutting edge research and a good constructive atmosphere makes the meetings valuable for all participants.

This type of workshop has proven its value to many modellers already, so join in and see how it can work for you! The ability to talk with peers and experts during the development of your simulation is very useful. The topics covered are very diverse. The participants can address questions from any stage of simulation development, for instance:
– formalisation
– validation & verification
– gather empirical data
– simulation experiments
– tools (MAS/ABM toolkits, statistical tools, etc)
– programming
– …etc.

The day starts with the ‘presentation phase’ , where every participant will give a presentation about their work and their current questions (15 mins) followed by a plenary discussion. After lunch, we continue with the ‘discussion phase’. Here, small groups are formed and 3 parallel theme-discussions will take place. At the end of the day, every participant leaves not only with input for their own work, but also feeling very stimulated and motivated after an eventful workshop.

How to apply:

– Fill out the application form: In this form you are asked to provide an abstract of your current research, what you would like to discuss during the workshop, what kind of experts you need, what expertise you can offer and a short CV.
– Submit the application form by 1 March 2013 to: nanda[at]

Important dates

– Application deadline: 1 March 2013

– Notification of Acceptance:  15 April 2013

– Confirmation of participation due: 1 May 2013

– Workshop: 16 September 2013 (ESSA conference: 16-20 September 2013)

For more information:

For information on the application procedure, please visit the ESSA conference website ( For general information on ESSA@work please visit our website on

For any other information, please contact:  Nanda (nanda[at], Frithjof (frithjof.stoeppler[at] or Iris (iris.lorscheid[at]

See you in Warsaw!

The ESSA@work organising committee

Iris Lorscheid, Diplom-Informatikerin

Hamburg University of Technology
Institute of Management Control and Accounting

tel: +49 (0)40 42878-4540
fax: +49 (0)40 42878-4389

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