Social Simulation:
Technologies, Advances and New Discoveries

Edited by Bruce Edmonds, Cesáreo Hernández Iglesias, and Klaus G. Troitzsch


Representing the best of the ESSA conferences:
Groningen (2003); Valodollid (2004); and
Koblenz (2005).


About the book

Following the successes of the first three European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) conferences at Gronigen (2003), Valodollid (2004) and Koblenz (2005) we are producing a single book representing updated versions of a selection of the best work that was presented at all three.  Thus we are inviting authors of the best papers at those conferences to submit a chapter describing their current thinking/results on the topic(s) that they presented.  The chapters will be related in theme to the original papers but substantially updated and, hopefully, more mature.  Together they will give a “snapshot” of the best of recent European Social Simulation research.

The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group Inc.,, publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea Group Reference imprints, some time in 2007.

Key Dates and Submission Procedure (Revised!)

We have now stopped using the system at so please do not use it.

Contact Information

If you have any query about the book; your intended chapter or the submission process, please contact Bruce Edmonds ( 

The website for the book is here at - this will have a summary of all relevant information concerning the book as it becomes available.

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