Summer School in Social Simulation: A hands-on approach


Summer School in Social Simulation: a hands-on approach

Laboratory for Sociohistorical Dynamics Simulation (LSDS)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

July 9, 2012 to July 13, 2012 (20 hours)
(see attached program)

Inscriptions open until June 15th


Social simulation is a multidisciplinary research field that uses multi-agent computational models to approach the study and understanding of complex social phenomena such as the functioning of markets, the emergence of social norms, the ethnogenesis, or the dissemination of information in societies among others .
The Summer School in Social Simulation: A hands-on approach program, organized by the Laboratory for Socio-Historical Dynamics Simulation (LSDS - UAB) offers an intensive hands-on course on multi-agent modeling applied to the social sciences using the Netlogo modeling environment. Participants will be able to debut immediately in the field and to present their own simulation model at the end of the course.
The program will be conducted by researchers in artificial intelligence, sociology, economics, archeology and other fields in the social sciences who, parallel to the course, will present the state-of-the-art research on the implementation of social simulation in their fields of expertise.
The course is mainly directed to advanced students and researchers in the various fields of the social sciences who wish to approximate or to deepen in the knowledge of agent-based simulation to analyze complex phenomena in the context of social dynamics

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