Special Session on Qual2Rule @ Social Simulation 2022, Milan September 12-16

As usual there will be a special session on “Using qualitative data to inform behavioral rules in agent-based models” at the Social Simulation conference in 2022. The chairs are Melania Borit (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway) and Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK). This track welcomes any submission explicitly addressing the use of qualitative data in modelling and seeking to move from qualitative evidence towards simulation more systematically.

To submit a paper go to: https://ssc2022.behavelab.org/submissions/ (Deadline 1st June 2022)

For more about the conference see: https://ssc2022.behavelab.org/

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there!

Update: Upcoming (and past) Qual2Rule seminars

Upcoming online seminars on using qualitative evidence for agent based modelling (all at 1 PM CET):

  • April 5th – Amineh Ghorbani, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, “Modelling institutions to add social backbone to artificial societies”
  • May 3rd – session in SocSimFesT2022 – Social Simulation Festival 2022
  • June 7th – Igor Nikolic, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, title to be announced
  • July & August – no seminar because of holiday time
  • September 6th – Jakub Bijak et al, University of Southampton, UK, “Capturing the complexity of human migration: Towards an interdisciplinary model-building process” (rescheduled from February).

If you want to attend this seminar series, sent an email to Melania Borit.

Past seminars:

2022

2021

Upcoming Qual2Rule seminars

Upcoming using qualitative evidence for agent based modelling online seminars (all at 1pm CET):

  • February 1st – Jakub Bijak et al, University of Southampton, UK, “Capturing the complexity of human migration: Towards an interdisciplinary model-building process”. Sorry – today’s seminar is cancelled due to the illness of the authors. Hope to get them back later in the year!
  • March 1st – Martin Neumann, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, “Growing artificial cultures.”
  • April 5th – Amineh Ghorbani, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, “Modelling institutions to add social backbone to artificial societies”
  • May 3rd – session in SocSimFesT2022 – Social Simulation Festival 2022
  • June 7th – Sukaina Bharwani, Stockholm Environment Institute Oxford, UK, title to be announced
  • July & August – no seminar because of holiday time

If you want to be sent an invite to this email Melania Borit <melania.borit@uit.no>

Sara Mehyrar’s Slides from her talk on “Making Use of Mental models to Capture Human Adaptation Behavior”

Here are the slides from Sara’s talk on the 7th December 2021 as part of the regular Qual2Rule seminars. These were based on her work for her PhD.

More about Sara and her work at https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/profile/sara-mehryar/ More details about her PhD at: https://www.utwente.nl/en/events/2019/2/44006/phd-defence-sara-mehryar)

Seminars are at 1pm CET on the first Tuesday of each month – starting again in Feb 2022.

Welcome to the Qual2Rule Seminars!

Our SIG is happy to announce the Qual2Rule Seminars – A Series of Seminars on Experiences of Using Qualitative Data and Methods in Social Simulation! The seminars will take place the first Tuesday of every month, from 13:00 CET. Each session will be divided in three parts. In the first part, the invited speakers will talk about their research in general. In a second part, they will go into the methodological details of using qualitative data and methods in their modelling practices. The third part will focus on stories related to the modelling process; this would be more about the personal experiences of modeling, challenges when interacting with colleagues, managing the participation of informants, publishing the research etc. 

This is the schedule for 2021:

  • October 5th @13.00 via Zoom – LeRon Shults, Agder University, Norway
  • November 2nd @ 13.00 via Zoom – Patrycja Antosz, NORCE, Norway
  • December 7th @ 13.00 via Zoom – Sara Mehryar, London School of Economics, UK

If you want to join any of these seminars, please fill in this registration form:

https://forms.gle/cUmAwNiAGM8GZcrF8.