Welcome to the first CoMSES Net virtual conference, CoMSES 2017!
CoMSES, the Network for Computational Modeling in the Social and Ecological Sciences, brings together scholars who
develop and use computational models in the social, environmental, and sustainability sciences. As a member of the NSF
West Big Data Innovation Hub, CoMSES Net is dedicated to fostering open and reproducible scientific computation through
cyberinfrastructure and community development. As the CoMSES community has grown over the years, we continue to actively
explore different ways to engage members and have lined up 18 presentations with topics varying from fisheries to human
migration, and archaeology to business administration. From October 2nd to October 20th, 2017 you can engage with
the speakers and other participants in discussions related to these presentations. Most presentations that involve
computational models will have their model code and documentation available so you can dive into the specifics of the
How do we include broad interdisciplinary knowledge on decision making in simple integrated models of humans and their environment?
Using agent-based models to rewind the tape and explore mysteries of past human societies.
Breaking boundaries by using agent-based models to derive a deeper understanding human mobility.
On the use of computational models to understand complex social systems.
On the not so fish models on fish and fishers.
Lessons on improving the ways we develop, document, and archive our computational models so others can reuse or reproduce our work.