Humboldt State University will again offer a one-week short course on
individual-based modeling, in June 2013, with instructors Steve Railsback, Volker Grimm, and Steve Lytinen. The course is directed primarily at college-level faculty interested in teaching individual-based (or “agent-based”) modeling classes based on the new textbook by Railsback and Grimm (http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9639.html). However, we should also be able to accommodate others interested more in research applications.
The course is interdisciplinary and open to people in all fields,
although the instructors’ experience is mainly in ecology. Topics include theoretical and methodological issues in agent-based science, but a major goal will be developing enough experience with the NetLogo software platform for participants to subsequently teach themselves and others how to implement and analyze scientific models in NetLogo.
This year the class will be co-sponsored by DePaul University’s College
of Computing and Digital Media and held near their campus in downtown Chicago. Low-cost dormitory housing will be available.
Because the class size is limited, there is a very simple application
process, with applications due by 28 February. Additional information and the on-line application are at: http://www.humboldt.edu/ibm