SKIN 3 Workshop Joining Complexity Science and Social Simulation for Policy

A workshop at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 22–23 May 2014 Workshop URL:
This 2-days workshop organised by the EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment ( as its annual conference with two co-organisers and one local host will bring together two scientific communities to join forces in research on innovation policy modelling. Innovation intersects the concerns of complexity models and social simulation. The intention of the workshop is to explore how complexity models and simulation can be used to improve and inform the innovation policy making process. The workshop will take place at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (Hungary), from 22 to 23 May 2014 and is supported by the EGovPoliNet project ( ).
Guest Speakers:
 Prof. Erik Johnston (Centre for Policy Informatics, Arizona State University, USA)
 Prof. Bruce Edmonds (Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK)
It will focus on three key overlapping themes:
 Modelling, understanding and managing innovation policy using the SKIN model
 Large scale data and scalability for research and innovation policy modelling
 SKIN between complexity science and social science: mechanisms and components
Places are limited and priority will be given to those offering presentations or posters.
A more detailed account of these themes can be found at: Further information about the SKIN model is at
Abstract Submission
Talk abstracts should be submitted by 6th January 2014 in text, Word or pdf format to [email protected] Posters from PhD students, planning to attend, describing their research designs, issues and any results are greatly encouraged. Please also email [email protected] if you plan to do this.
SKIN Book Launch
The workshop will use the opportunity to launch the SKIN book Simulating the Knowledge Dynamics of Innovation Networks that will have been just published by Springer. There will be a book launch event on the evening of the first workshop day.
Key Dates
 Abstract submission: 6th January 2014
 Notification of acceptance: 17th February 2014
 Workshop: 22nd and 23rd May 2014
SKIN Organisers:
 Prof. Petra Ahrweiler (EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment, Germany, EgovPoliNet partner)
 Prof. Nigel Gilbert (Centre for Research on Social Simulation CRESS, University of Surrey, UK)
 Prof. Andreas Pyka (Innovation Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany)
Local Organiser:
 Prof. George Kampis (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
Programme Committee (to be confirmed): Dirk Helbing, Wander Jager, Jeff Johnson, Paul Ormerod, Andrea Scharnhorst, Flaminio Squazzoni, Klaus G. Troitzsch, Matthias Weber, Maria Wimmer
For organisational queries, contact [email protected] and for general queries, contact Petra Ahrweiler at [email protected]

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