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Social Simulation Conference 2020

SSC2020 is the 16th annual Social Simulation Conference and will take place at the University of Milan, Italy on 14-18 September 2020. The conference is one of the key activities of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) to promote social simulation and computational social science in Europe and elsewhere, and is now the most important event in this field worldwide.

SSC2020 welcomes submissions that include innovative and previously unpublished research in the following format:

Extended Abstracts (3-4 pages; they compete for short presentations during parallel sections) Full Papers (max. 12 pages; they compete for long oral presentations either in plenary or parallel sections) Poster abstracts (300 to 500 words; they compete for specific poster slots) Panel and roundtables (up to 300 words + at least three confirmed participants + the chair) Monday 14 September Workshops/Tutorials (up to 300 words with title, aims, intended audience and the trainer)

All submissions have to be formatted using the LNCS templates, which can be found here: Submissions must be submitted through EasyChair at the following link: !!link to be added soon!!

During the submission process, authors will be given the chance to indicate whether they intend to submit to: a specific thematic track session or to ESSA@work (short/full papers in special sessions that discuss work-in-progress, hands-on challenges and problems). All accepted short/full papers will be included in the post-proceedings (contacts in place with Springer). Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit to the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

Important dates The deadline for submissions is on 3 May 2020. Notifications of acceptance on 31 May 2020.

List of Conference Topics The conference topics include, but are not limited to, the following list. Unlisted but related topics are also acceptable, provided that they fit in the domain of social simulation.

Tools and methods Advanced distributed computing Agent ontologies Agent-embodied artificial intelligence, Participatory and Human-in-the-Loop simulations Approaches of aggregating-disaggregating problems Coupling simulations and optimization methods Data analysis software for simulations Data generating models Experiment design and data farming for simulations Model replication, verification and validation Programming computational frameworks Role playing games and social simulation Simulation meta-models Social simulation and laboratory experiments Socially inspired software applications (peer-to-peer, distributed trust etc.) Social simulation and software design Advanced computing technologies (e.g. the grid) and social simulation Statistical and data mining techniques for simulated data Techniques for visualizing, interpreting and analyzing simulation outputs Using qualitative data to inform behavioural rules in social simulation Applications of Agent-based Modelling Agent-based computational economics and finance Archaeology and History Cognitive models and social simulation Coupled human-natural systems Crisis management Demographic change simulation Emergence and evolution of institutions Emergence of social structures and norms Epidemiology and pharmacoeconomics Group decisions and collective behaviour Information and opinion dynamics Innovation diffusion Integrated social/physical modelling for environmental policy Market design, mechanism design & auctions Market dynamics and consumer behaviour Policy issues Privacy, safety and security Public policy and regulatory issues Resource management and environmental practices Resource management, environmental practices & policy Social and regional disparities Social complexity Social conflict and cooperation Social heterogeneity and scaling issues Social media and volunteered information Social networks and their dynamics Computational organization theory Social-spatial segregation modelling Societal transitions Trust and norm dynamics, reputation

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