News

Just published in journal of conflict resolution: "Intragenerational Cultural Evolution and Ethnocentrism " 25 June 2018

A #cfpm_org paper that goes in a ‘perpendicular’ direction to that of (Axelrod & Hammond 2006). By David Hales and Bruce Edmonds . This open access publication is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022002718780481


Paper in RS Open Science: "Computational modelling for decision-making: where, why, what, who and how" 20 June 2018

#cfpm_org #bruceedmonds A paper has just been published in the Royal Society’s journal: Open Science, called Computational modelling for decision-making: where, why, what, who and how (Open Access). It is a summary of the UK Government Blackett report on Computational Modelling: Technological Futures.


New Journal: Socio-Cognitive Systems 9 June 2018

A new journal that looks at simulations and systems that integrate social and cognitive aspects into a single framework. We (Frank Dignum and I) hope to focus and stimulate research which does not just look at one side (cognitive or social) with only a nod to the other. Much of human cognition is fundamentally social and makes no sense away from its social context. Much social phenomena can only occur (and thus be understood) when there is sufficient cognitive hooks (e.g. context-sensitivity or face recognition). Thus we hope to focus and stimulate research which does not just look at one side (cognitive or social) with only a nod to the other, but integrates the two aspects and understands them together.

Springer Home page is at: https://www.springer.com/computer/ai/journal/42419 #cfpm_org #scs #bruceedmonds


CfP: Workshop on "Socio-Cognitive Systems: Computational and Formal models" 19 March 2018

Call for papers for a workshop on “Socio-Cognitive Systems: Computational and Formal models”, to be held as part of FAIM2018 (Federated AI Meeting which includes AAMAS, ICML, ICCBR and SoCS). To happen at Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm July 9-19. 2018.

Details at: http://cfpm.org/scs18/


Social Simulation in Stockholm, 20-24th August 7 February 2018

The biggest and best conference on social simulation in the world, this year in Stockholm. Early Bird Registration: before 1st August. For more details see: http://ssc2018.dsv.su.se


Social Simulation 2018, 20-24th August, Stockholm 21 December 2017


Second edition of the SSC Handbook now available 19 December 2017


Slides and abstracts from workshop on Computational Models of Ethnocentrism and Diversity 27 June 2017

All the slides and abstracts from the workshop are available.


Call for participation and Program for the workshop on: computational models of ethnocentrism and diversity, 7/8 June Manchester 12 May 2017

Registration and full program for this is now available. 6/7th June 2017, Manchester.


Slides and posters from the Workshop on: Cross-Scale Resilience in Socio-Ecological Simulations 5 May 2017

on the blog: http://crisesworkshop.wordpress.com/ or…


Workshop@SSC2017: Using qualitative data to inform behavioral rules in modelling 24 April 2017

Monday the 25th of September 2017. Duration: 90 minutes, @ Social Simulation Conference 2017, Dublin, Ireland. ESSA SIG Using qualitative data to inform behavioural rules.


A special issue of Scientometrics on "Simulating the processes of science, technology, and innovation" 2 February 2017

The special issue edited by Katy Börner, Bruce Edmonds, Staša Milojević & Andrea Scharnhorst of Scientometrics on “Simulating the processes of science, technology, and innovation” is now out. It is in Volume 110, Issue 1, January 2017 at: http://link.springer.com/journal/11192/110/1?wt_mc=


Some Results of the SCID project: Staging Abstraction of Complex Simulations 30 September 2016

Three papers that summarise the approach developed in the SCID project: staged abstraction from complex descriptive simulation (with relevance) to simpler models (with rigour).


Social Simulation 2017 will be at UCD, Dublin 23 September 2016


Slides from the workshop on the "Simulation of fisheries and coastal fisheries" 9 June 2016

This workshop happened on the 6/7th June 2016, Manchester Metropolitan University. The slides from most of the talks are now available.


CfP for a workshop on "Social simulation of fisheries and coastal management" 12 February 2016

A 2-day workshop on Social simulation of fisheries and coastal management held in Manchester, 6/7 June 2016.


Workshop on “Taking stock of peer review” and "Simulating the Social Processes of Science II" 11 February 2016

PEERE Meeting on “Taking stock of peer review” & 2nd Workshop on Simulating the Social Processes of Science (SSPOS II), 8th – 11th March 2016, Valencia, Spain.


2 ABM PhD scholarships at the Centre for Policy Modelling 5 February 2016

2 PhD Scholarships available now on Integrating Data Mining and Agent-based simulation and Modelling the Dynamics of Town Centre Change. Deadline 9am (GMT) on the 21 March 2016.


Free 2-Day Introduction to Agent-Based Modelling, 3&4 Nov, Manchester 30 September 2015


Special section of JASSS published on "Using Qualitative Evidence to Inform the Specification of Agent-Based Models"! 2 February 2015


Workshop on "Modelling Routines", Manchester 25th November 25 November 2014


CfP special issue of Scientometrics on: "Simulating the Social Processes of Science" 15 October 2014


New edited book: the Complexity of Social Norms 15 October 2014


New "Introduction to ABM" course 8 July 2014


Qualitative Evidence to inform Agent Rules: special issue and conference session 15 October 2013


Handbook: Simulating Social Complexity 22 August 2013

A handbook on Simulating Social Complexity
edited by Bruce Edmonds and Ruth Meyer
in memory of Herbert Simon


The CPM is a founding & MC member of KNOWeSCAPE 22 August 2013