Call for participation: Summer School of the European Social Simulation Association

4th Summer School of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA)
Hamburg University of Technology, July 15-19, 2013

The Institute of Accounting and Management Control invites you to participate at the 4th ESSA Summer School at the Hamburg University of Technology (Germany). After three successful ESSA summer schools we want to continue giving introductions to agent-based modeling & simulation.

To guide the students through the summer school, the lectures will be organized along the research process of social simulation. Starting with a general introduction, the summer school proceeds with modeling issues and documentation. Afterwards, the design of simulation experiments as well as simulation data analysis and validation are addressed. Also issues ‘outside the box’ are discussed, such as the application of ABM in industry. Methods and helpful tools for the application of ABM are mentioned and introduced along the week.

The ESSA summer school provides an introduction in research process, methods and tools for applying agent-based simulation in the social sciences. Lectures and tutorials from experts in the field are complemented by daily group discussions. By this, the understanding of the topics presented should be fostered. Furthermore, the group discussions provide the opportunity to progress in own simulation projects in a constructive atmosphere. To ensure the effectiveness, the participants are asked to state the question they would like to solve within the summer school before the workshop.

After the summer school, participants can expect to have absorbed knowledge about simulation methodology.

The summer school welcomes postgraduate students, post-doctoral researchers and professionals.

Please send a brief CV, a summary of your current research and the questions you would like to discuss as attachment to an email with the subject line "ESSA Summer School application" to webmaster-essa@tuhh.de by March 31st, 2013 the latest.

Notification of acceptance/rejection will be send out by April 15th, 2013.

    For an early Registration, a Fee of 350€ needs to be paid by May 1st, 2013
    For a regular Registration, a Fee of 400€ needs to be paid by June 1st, 2013
Fees include beverages, coffee breaks, lunch and a social event with dinner. Fees do not include accommodation.

For information about accommodation and more detailed information about the summer school see our website: www.tuhh.de/essa.

We look forward to welcome you in Hamburg!

Matthias Meyer and Iris Lorscheid

Hamburg University of Technology
Institute of Management Control and Accounting

ESSA Summer School 2013 – www.tuhh.de/essa