Day 1




Arrival, registration and tea

10.00 – 11.20

Session 1:

a)     Introduction, aims and style of course

b)    NetLogo Interface

c)     Giving Commands

d)    Loops and conditionals

e)     Working through the “Commands” simulation

11.20 – 11.40

Tea break

11.40 – 13.00

Session 2:

a)     NetLogo Philosophy and Style

b)    NetLogo Manual & Dictionary

c)     Types of agents

d)    Working through the “Friends” simulation

e)     Reacting to other agents

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.20

Session 3:

a)     Reacting directly vs. via Internal States

b)    Importance of simulation outputs

c)     Working through the “Voting” simulation

d)    Investigating 3-party Politics

e)     Brief Discussion of Interpretation

15.20 – 15.40

Tea break

15.40 – 17.00

Session 4:

a)     Confessions of a Social Scientists Experience of ABM

b)    Interacting via Space, Networks, Other

c)     NetLogo Patches and Networks

d)    Working through the “Infection” simulation

e)     Adding a graph


Meeting, for those eating out