Uta Berger, Steve Railsback, Cyril Piou and I will give a short course on agent- and individual-based modeling this October.
The course will focus on why and how to use agent-based modeling in science. We will use the software platform NetLogo. Topics will include:
- What modeling is, and how it works.
- What ABMs are and when and why they are used.
- What decisions you have to make to formulate an ABM.
- How to implement and analyze ABMs using Netlogo.
- The role of observed patterns for designing and parameterizing ABMs.
The instructors are mainly ecologists and we will draw extensively from the book “Individual-based Modeling and Ecology” (http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8108.html); but the class will be interdisciplinary and is open to graduate students in all fields.
The class will be 8-12 October, in a beautiful rural setting near Dresden, Germany. It will be taught in English and limited to a very small size, so please apply soon.
Additional information is available here:
http://www.humboldt.edu/~ecomodel/index.htm (see “What’s New”).
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/events/5/