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 2013 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:
validation & verification
gather empirical data
simulation experiments
tools (MAS/ABM toolkits, statistical tools, etc)
The day starts with the “presentation phase” , where every participant will give a presentation about their work and their current questions (15 mins) followed by a plenary discussion. After lunch, we continue with the “discussion phase”. Here, small groups are formed and 3 parallel theme-discussions will then take place. At the end of the day, every participant should not only go home with input for their own work, but also feel very stimulated and motivated after an eventful day.

How to apply:
Fill out the application form. In this form you are asked to provide an abstract of your current research, what you would like to discuss during the workshop, what kind of expert you need, what expertise you can provide and a short CV.
Submit the application form by 1 March 2013 to: nanda[at]
Important dates:
Application deadline: 1 March 2013
Notification of Acceptance: 15 April 2013
Confirmation of participation due: 1 May 2013
Final program available: 15 June 2013
Workshop: 16 September 2013
More information?
Nanda (nanda[at], Iris (iris.lorscheid[at], or Frithjof (frithjof.stoeppler[at]
For general information on ESSA@work, please visit the ESSA@work website
See you in Warsaw!
The organising committee ESSA@work
Iris Lorscheid, Frithjof Stoppler and Nanda Wijermans