ESSA Summer School

James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen 28th-31st August 23








The official ESSA Summer School in Social Simulation is being held the week before the conference at The James Hutton Institute’s Craigiebuckler Campus in Aberdeen.

The Summer School is an introductory course in agent-based modelling, aimed at postgraduate students, early-career researchers and analysts from academia, industry and policy, regardless of disciplinary background or specialism. No prior experience with agent-based modelling is required. The course is taught by Gary Polhill, Matt Hare, Doug Salt and Nick Roxburgh.

The course will cover material on deciding the model purpose and structure, initializing models and using data, creating model dynamics and using submodels, visualizing and analysing model outputs, and open modelling. It features group and individual work, and guest lectures from leading researchers in agent-based modelling: Nanda Wijermans, Alison Heppenstall, Kavin Narasimhan, and Émile Chappin.

For more information, and to apply for a place, see the Summer School’s web page.

The official ESSA summer school is one of the key activities of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) to provide training in social simulation and computational social science in Europe and elsewhere.

Whilst we encourage in person attendance the conference will be run as a hybrid event.