ESSA 2022: 9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association

Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland, September 16-20, 2022

Welcome to ESSA 2022!

The European Social Simulation Association and Warsaw School of Economics, Division of Decision Analysis and Support invite researchers and scholars interested in applications and theoretical foundations of simulation modeling in social sciences to participate in the 9th European Social Simulation Association Conference.

The conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for social scientists, theorists, applied researchers and simulation modelers to cooperate and exchange ideas concerning state of the art in methods and applications of computational social sciences.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Local organizing committee contact:

Call for Papers

Download Call for Papers document in Adobe Reader pdf file format

ESSA2022 offers three different types to submit a contribution:

Paper publication

Important dates

Accompanying ESSA@work workshop

On Monday, 16 September 2022, the 2nd ESSA@work workshop will take place. For further information about content, submission, important deadlines etc., please visit ESSA@work website.


You view your submission using EasyChair for ESSA 2022.

Manuscript preparation guidelines

Full papers submission rules

Full papers will be published by Springer in the conference proceedings series “Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing” and must follow Instructions for Authors given on Springer website. If you are using Latex, please use llncs.cls class file from package. If you are using Microsoft Word, please format your paper according to splnproc1110 template. In particular please note that there is 12 pages limit per submission and that the volume will be printed in black and white (halftones). Colored pictures are welcome in the electronic version. If you send colored figures that are to be printed in black and white, please make sure that they really are also legible in black and white. Some colors show up very poorly when printed in black and white.

Signature of Springer copyright form given in file copyrighttransfer.doc is mandatory for publication. One author may sign the form on behalf of the other authors. In this case, the author signs and accepts the responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors.

The corresponding author will be contacted by the typesetting partners SPS before the book is due to leave the printing office in order to check the final version of their paper. She or he will be contacted by SPS from the following e-mail address:

If we do not receive the signed copyright form, your contribution will be included in the book of abstracts and not in the Springer series. The book of abstracts will be distributed during the conference on pendrive. No copyrights are claimed in this case.

Please make sure that you upload to EasyChair the following items before 2022-05-20:


You can register for the conference by filling registration form and sending it by e-mail to Additionally we kindly ask to attach proof of registration fee payment to the e-mail. After successful registration you will receive its confirmation by e-mail.

Conference fees are the following:

Category Early registration
(before 1st June 2022) Late registration

(after 1st June 2022)
Students* | 125 EUR / 522,66 PLN* | 175 EUR
ESSA members | 275 EUR / 1149,86 PLN* | 325 EUR
ESSA non members | 325 EUR / 1358,92 PLN* | 375 EUR
Business | 425 EUR / 1777,05 PLN* | 475 EUR

Payment in also optionally possible directly in Polish zlotys. Exchange rate is taken from NBP quoatation from 2022.04.02: 4,1813 PLN/EUR.

In case of students not being completely funded by the home institution ESSA will offer up to 5 bursaries each worth up to 500 EUR to PhD students, who are the principal author of an accepted paper.

Fees include coffee breaks, lunch (Tuesday to Friday), proceedings, Ice Breaker Reception on Monday and Gala Dinner on Thursday. Conference fees do not include fees for excursions on Wednesday.


1) Bank transfer
Conference registration fee can be paid to the following bank account:
Bank name: Bank Pekao SA O/Warszawa
Bank address: 00-950 Warszawa, ul.Grzybowska 53/57
IBAN: PL 89 1240 5918 1978 0010 4925 1503

2) Credit card payment
To pay with your credit card click simply on the fee amount in the table above. You will be directed to the appropriated website run by Dotpay.

Payment terms and conditions can be found here.
Personal information is protected in accordance with the Law dated 29.08.1997 “On protection of personal data” (Journal of Laws No. 133, item 883.) In a way that prevents access by third parties.


Honorary patrons

prof. Michał Kleiber, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
prof. Tomasz Szapiro, Rector of Warsaw School of Economics

Organizing committee

Decision Support and Analysis Division, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Bogumił Kamiński (chair)
Tomasz Kuszewski
Marek Antosiewicz
Grzegorz Koloch
Marta Rószkiewicz
Przemysław Szufel
Mateusz Zawisza
Maciej Łatek (George Mason University, USA, CSSSA Liaison to ESSA)

Organization support team

Beata Koń
Marcin Leśnowolski
Jakub Mazur
Mikołaj Olszański
Edyta Pierewoj
Paweł Wojtkiewicz
Michał Włodkowski

Scientific committee

Shah Jamal Alam (University of Edinburgh)
Frèdèric Amblard (Université Toulouse 1 Capitole)
Stefano Balietti (ETH Zurich)
Ravi Bhavnani (The Graduate Institute in Geneva)
Mark Birkin (School of Geography, University of Leeds)
Mike Bithell (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)
Riccardo Boero (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Giangiacomo Bravo (Università degli Studi di Torino)
Emile Chappin (Delft University of Technology)
Edmund Chattoe-Brown (Univeristy of Leicester)
Carmen Costea (Spiru Haret University)
Guillaume Deffuant (Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Complexes)
Giovanni di Bartolomeo (Università di Teramo)
Virginia Dignum (Delft University of Technology)
Rianne van Duinen (Deltares)
Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University Business School)
Andreas Ernst (Universität Kassel)
Giorgio Fagiolo (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)
Tatiana Filatova (University of Twente)
Armando Geller (George Mason University)
Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey)
William Griffin (Arizona State University)
Tim Gulden (George Mason University)
Laszlo Gulyasz (Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest)
Gertjan Hofstede (Wageningen University)
Cesáreo Hernández Iglesias (University of Valladolid)
Luis Izquierdo (University of Burgos)
Segismundo S. Izquierdo (University of Valladolid)
Wander Jager (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Shah Jamal Alam (University of Edinburgh)
Marco Janssen (Arizona State University)
Bogumil Kaminski (Warsaw School of Economics)
Jean-Daniel Kant (Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6)
Bill Kennedy (George Mason University)
Andreas Koch (Salzburg Universitat)
Grzegorz Koloch (Warsaw School of Economics)
Iris Lorscheid (Technische Universität Hamburg)
Maciej Łatek (George Mason University)
Ed MacKarrow (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Philippe Mathieu (Universités en Informatique Lillie)
Ugo Merlone (University of Torino)
Ruth Meyer (Manchester Metropolitan University Business School)
Francisco Moreno Grimaldo (Universitat de València)
Jean-Pierre Muller (CIRAD)
Martin Neumann (RWTH Aachen University)
Barreteau Olivier (IRSTEA, France)
Paul Ormerod (Volterra Consulting)
Jakub Piskorski (Research & Development Unit, Frontex)
Gary Polhill (The James Hutton Institute)
Seyed Mohammad Mussavi Rizi (George Mason University)
Juliette Rouchier (Aix Marseillle School of Economics)
Frank Schweitzer (ETH Zurich)
Jaime Sichman (University of Sao Paolo)
Alex Smajgl (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
Flaminio Squazzoni (Brescia University)
Tiberiu Stratulat (The Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Micro-electronics)
Przemysław Szufel (Warsaw School of Economics)
Karoly Takacs (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Shingo Takahashi (Waseda University)
Richard Taylor (Stockholm Environment Institute)
Takao Terano (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Pietro Terna (University of Torino)
Klaus Troitzsch (University of Koblenz and Landau)
Harko Verhagen (Stockholm University)

Conference program

Monday, 2022/09/16

Hour & location Program
8:30-18:00 ESSA@work
10:00-12:00 Special Session organized by INFORMS Poland Chapter:

Analytical Methods for Telecommunication Policy Modeling
13:30-17:30 | Workshop 1:
Statistical and Behavioural Model Analysis Tools
13:30-17:30 | Workshop 2:
Experimentally Grounded Social Simulation Models: The “How, Why and For What” of Mixing Experimental and Computational Methods
13:30-17:30 | Workshop 3:
Fast prototyping solutions to issues with MASON simulations
19:00 | Ice Breaker Reception

Tuesday, 2022/09/17

Hour & location Program
TBD More information coming soon!

Wednesday, 2022/09/18

Hour & location Program
TBD More information coming soon!
TBD Social events (see below)

Thursday, 2022/09/19

Hour & location Program
TBD More information coming soon!
TBD Gala Dinner

Friday, 2022/09/20

Hour & location Program
TBD More information coming soon!
TBD Conference closing ceremony

Social events program

During the conference on Wednesday afternoon participants can choose one of the following excursions (cost not included in conference fee, final pricing depends on number of participants):

The Warsaw Rising Museum

Approximate cost: 10 EUR
The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital city. The exhibition depicts fighting and everyday life during the Rising, keeping occupation terror in the background. Complexity of the international situation at the time of the Rising is portrayed, including the post-war years of the Communist regime and the fate of Insurgents in the People’s Republic of Poland. With the total area of more than 3000 m2, 800 exhibition items, approximately 1500 photographs, films and sound recordings, history of the days preceding the Rising is told.

Off The Beaten Path TRIP

Approximate cost: 25 EUR
Let me take you for an incredible adventure in the original Polish van called cucumber, symbol of the Polish Communist times. You will ride through time from the pre-war district of Praga to the socialist center of Warsaw. You will see different faces of Warsaw. After this tour full of surprises and emotions you will have a chance to stop for a traditional aperitif with vodka tasting and chill out in a real socialist bar whilst devouring a typical Polish snack. This is the only way to get to know the real Warsaw. It’s nothing like a traditional tour.

The Copernicus Science Centre & Planetarium the Heavens of Copernicus

Approximate cost: 15 EUR
The Copernicus Science Centre includes hundreds of interactive exhibits where children, young people and adults can carry out experiments demonstrating how the world around us works. The Heavens of Copernicus is one of the most modern and original planetariums in Europe. It offers sky displays, film projections, lectures and meetings. The building of planetarium is located just next to Vistula. Its interior conceals the projection room with a spherical screen with a diameter of 16 meters, which weighs about 3 tons and is suspended over the audience by gigantic chains.



Are you currently working on a social simulation project
want to discuss your work-in-progress?

Then you might want to go to the ESSA@work workshop during the ESSA 2022 conference. ESSA@work invites all modellers (PhD students, Post-docs, assistant/associate/full professors) to participate.

ESSA@work is a workshop where any modeller can receive and give support on their and others’ simulation-work-in-progress. During one day, a group of participants (max. 8) and experts will discuss the simulation project of each participant (presentation phase) and form small parallel discussion groups based on any desired topic (discussion phase). The combination of involved people, cutting edge research and a good constructive atmosphere makes the meetings valuable for any participant.

This type of workshop has proven its value to many modellers already, so join in and see how it can work for you? The ability to talk with peers and experts during the development of your simulation is very valuable. The covered topics is very diverse. It can address questions from any stage of simulation development, for instance:

How to apply:

Important dates:

More information?


Getting to Warsaw

There are two airports in Warsaw.

The Warsaw Chopin Airport is situated 10 km from the city center. There are several means of transport from the airport to downtown Warsaw.

Train: Airport and the Warsaw city center are connected by Fast Urban Railway.

The schedule for the trains and buses can be found here.

Taxi: The taxi fare from the airport to the city center costs approximately PLN 40. For safety reasons it is advised to use licensed taxi services offered at the Chopin Airport. Please check the price of the taxi which should be placed on the door window (normal price for a taxi is 2.40 PLN per km).

The Modlin Airport is situated 40 km from the city center. To the city you can either get by train or with a shuttle bus. We strongly discourage you to take a taxi.

Train: The train goes to the Warszawa Centralna (Central Railway Station). The journey takes about 40 minutes. The schedule of the trains can be found here.

Bus: The buses go via Metro Młociny (the last metro stop) to the city center - the bus stop is close to the Central Railway Station. The schedule of the buses can be found here.

It is also possible to get to Warsaw by train.

Getting to Warsaw School of Economics

The 9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA 2022) takes place at Warsaw School of Economics “C” building, al. Niepodległości 128. The venue is situated south to the city center.
You can reach the ESSA2022 Conference venue either by metro, tram or by bus.

Metro: The venue is located 5 min walking distance from Pole Mokotowskie or Racławicka metro stations.

Bus: From the city center you can reach the venue with bus no. 117 or no. 174 by getting out at “Madalińskiego” bus stop.

Tram: There are two tram lines close to the venue. You can either take trams no. 16,17 or 33 and stop at the tram stop “Metro Pole Mokotowskie” or take trams no. 4, 10, 14, 18 or 35 and get out at “Dworkowa” tram stop.

Public communication system in Warsaw

Due to numerous construction works in the city center the traffic is high during the day. That is why we recommend you to travel by metro or by tram within the city. Travelling by bus is usually not convenient.

Public transport tickets can be purchased at each metro station. Most trams do not have vending machines, but you may buy tickets in newspaper kiosks. Tickets are valid in all communication means and include single ride tickets and temporary tickets (20 minutes, 40 minutes, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week).


The Polish currency is Złoty (PLN). Please note that Euro is not accepted for payments.

Please check the currency converter.

Entering Poland

Poland is part of the Schengen Area. Third-country nationals may cross Poland’s external borders if they are in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required). A list of countries that are not required to obtain a visa to enter Poland is available here.

Additional information about entering Poland can be found here.

Useful links

In order to obtain more information about Warsaw and its tourist sites please visit:

Selected hotels

Warsaw has very wide selection of hotels that can be easily browsed and booked via global hotel reservation websites.

The following hotels offer special prices of rooms during the conference (prices given below are indicative only and may be changed by the hotels). These hotels are well connected with Warsaw School of Economics campus by public transportation or are in fair walking distance. Please refer to ESSA2022 when making a reservation.

Polonia Palace Hotel
Jerozolimskie 45
00-692 Warszawa
Single room 143 EUR - breakfast included
Double room 156 EUR - breakfast included

Reytan Hotel
Rejtana 6
02-516 Warszawa
Single standard room: 300 PLN/ca.75 EUR (Mon-Thu), 200 PLN/ca.50 EUR) (Fri-Sun) - breakfast included
Double standard room: 330 PLN/ca.82 EUR (Mon-Thu), 230 PLN/ca.57EUR (Fri-Sun) - breakfast included
Single Lux room: 350 PLN/ca.87 EUR (Mon-Thu), 250 PLN/ca.62 EUR (Fri-Sun) - breakfast included
Double Lux room: 380 PLN/ca.95 EUR (Mon-Thu), 280 PLN/ca.70 EUR (Fri-Sun) - breakfast included

Metropol Hotel
Marszałkowska 99a
00-693 Warszawa
Single room 90 EUR - breakfast included
Double room 98 EUR - breakfast included

IBIS Warszawa Stare Miasto
Muranowska 2
00-209 Warszawa
e-mail: H3714@ACCOR.COM
Single standard room: 68 EUR (Mon-Fri), 43 EUR (Sat-Sun) - breakfast included
Double standard room: 76 EUR (Mon-Fri), 51 EUR (Fri-Sun) - breakfast included

Jump Inn Hostel
Zurawia 32/34
Double room 129 PLN/ca.32 EUR - breakfast included