First ESSA PhD Colloquium

Dear fellow PhD students,

Did you ever feel as the only agent-based modeller in your research institute? Do you wonder whether to use Netlogo or any other ABM platform? Are you struggling with writing your ODD? Do you want to know in which journals you can publish your ABM? We did too… So we started discussing our concerns and came up with the idea of organising this PhD Colloquium especially designed to tackle the questions that you always wanted but never dared to ask!

The aim of this Colloquium is to have a low entry – which does not imply low level – interactive, single day event for and by PhD students. It will be a unique opportunity for PhD students to speak, practice your presentation, shoot ideas, and ask basic and/or difficult modelling questions to fellow PhD students in a relaxed atmosphere. You will also have the chance to learn about the review process and off course, to get to know each other!

Submissions for the colloquium must be sent to: by the 15th of June. Short abstracts, extended abstracts, or conceptual models as well as questions about coding, calibration, validation,… can be submitted in PDF format. Every student submitting will be asked to review the work of another student. Submissions for the Social Simulation Conference could also be submitted for the Colloquium but not necessarily. Also PhD students who’s submission is not retained for a presentation at the SSC conference are encouraged to submit their work for the Colloquium.

The Colloquium will take place on Monday 19th of September, the 1st day of the Social Simulation Conference 2016 in Rome. Below you can find the preliminary programme.

We hope to welcome you in Rome!

Wybo Wiersma, Klaas Sys and Anouk Mertens

If you have any questions: please contact

Preliminary programme:

10.00-10.30 – Coffee and welcome
10:30-12:30 – PhD students talks
12.30-14.00 – Lunchbreak
14.00-16.00: – Interactive session with showcasing of models, small group discussions, short presentations
16.00-16.30 – Coffee/tea break
16:30-18:30 – Talks by senior academics on different topics, such as “Publication landscape”
19:00- … – PhD Dinner and getting to know each other better (the dinner will not be included in the conference fee, but prices will be within the PhD-budget)

Important dates:

Submission deadline: 15/06/2016
Notification of acceptance: 08/07
Deadline early registration: 15/07/2016
Start late on-site registration: 05/09/2015

PhD Colloquium: 19/09/2016

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