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Third Summer School of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA)

Third Summer School of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA)

July 2nd-6th, 2012

Toulouse, France

Following the successful first two ESSA Summer Schools on Social Simulation, held in Guildford, UK in July 2011 and Brescia, Italy in September 2010, a third will be held 2-6 July 2012 at the University of Toulouse, France.

The Summer School is aimed at those who have a basic understanding of social simulation and are taking their first steps in agent-based modelling. 

The programme will consist of two lectures per day from experienced modellers, and one tutorial session led by experienced researchers where participants can acquire practice on agent-based simulation platform and social network analysis tools. Moreover several timeslots are planned in order to discuss about participants’ projects and research questions.

Lecturers will include:

        • Marcel Ausloos (Université de Liège, Belgium)
        • Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
        • Nils Ferrand (Cemagref, France)
        • Armando Geller (GroupW, USA)
        • Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK)
        • Christian Jost (Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France)
        • Franziska Klügl (Orebro University, Sweden)
        • Iris Lorscheid (Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
        • Camille Roth (EHESS CAMS, Paris)
        • Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia, Italy)
        • Klaus Troitzsch (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)

By the end of the Summer School, students can expect to have absorbed a great deal of ‘tacit’ knowledge about how to go about model building, as well as having had opportunities to discuss their research with experts and peers.

The Summer School welcomes postgraduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and professionals.

Application procedure

Please send (a) a brief CV, (b) a summary of your current research, and, if you are a postgraduate student (c) a letter of support from your supervisor, as attachments to an email with the subject line “ESSA Summer School application” to by 15 March 2012 at the latest. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent by 1 April 2012.


• For university and research institute students, including rooms on the University Campus: 450€

• For staff of Higher Education institutions, including rooms on the University Campus: 500€

• For others, not including accommodation: 500€

• For others, with room on the University Campus: 600€

All registration fees include lunches, coffee/tea during the day and a social dinner. The University accommodation is in single rooms with bathroom. These fees need to be paid by 15 April, 2012.

Further details are available on the Summer School website which will be updated frequently:


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