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6th ESSA Summer School

Directly following the ESSA 2015 conference in Groningen the ESSA 2015 summer school will be organized at the University of Wageningen.

This summer school is aimed at PhD students who have an affinity with social simulations and Agent Based Modelling and want to elaborate on their knowledge and skills.

The programme consists of a mixture of lectures by renowned scientists and hands-on modelling. Focus is on how to arrive from knowledge of elementary social processes towards a tested ABM for better understanding social-physical systems. Specifically this summer school will focus on:

* Methodological aspects of ABM and the modelling processes
* From research goal to running model
* Developing models in NetLogo
* Elements of social processes
* Various methods of Sensitivity Analysis
* Documenting and sharing of models

You are asked to bring in your own modelling challenges relevant to your project. During the summer school you will work in a small team on selected cases based on the proposals we have received.

Besides hard work there is also time for relaxing and having a good chat with your peers during the evenings. The town of Wageningen is a cosy student town with nice restaurants and pubs. The organizing committee of this summer school is more than happy to help you exploring.

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