Program

 

Thursday - October 5th, 2006

 

 

 

9:15

Registration

 

10:00

Welcome

University of Brescia

EPOS (Flaminio Squazzoni)

ESSA (Nigel Gilbert, Past President)

 

 

Chair:

 Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia, Italy)

 

10:30

First Invited Speaker

Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK), Kiss and Tell: In Praise of Abstraction

11:30

Coffee

11:45

 Talk 1

Scott Moss (Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan Business School, UK)

Talking About ABSS: Functional Descriptions of Models

 

12:25

Lunch

 

 

Chair:

Ulrich Frank (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

 

14:00

 Talk 2

Alex Schmid (Savannah Simulations, Herrliberg, Switzerland)

What Does Emerge in Computer Simulations? Simulation Between Epistemological and Ontological Emergence

 

14:40

 Talk 3

Martin Neumann (University of OsnabrŁck, Germany)

Emergence as an Explanatory Principle in Artificial Societies. Reflections on the Bottom-Up Approach to Social Theory

 

15:20

Coffee

 

Chair:

Bruce Edmonds (Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan Business School, UK)

 

15:40

 Talk 4

Noah Mark (Stanford University, USA)

An Illustration of an Aggressively Simplifying Strategy in Theoretical Analysis

 

16:20

 Talk 5

Nicholas M. Gotts and J. Gary Polhill (The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)

Narrative Scenarios, Mediating Formalisms, and the Agent-Based Simulation of Land Use Change

 

17:00

 Talk 6

Jim Doran (University of Essex, UK)

Algorithmic Analysis of Production Systems used as Agent-Based Social Simulation Models

 

17:40

End of First Day

19:00

Workshop Dinner

Friday - October 6th, 2006

 

 

 

 

Chair:

Scott Moss (Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan Business School, UK)

 

9:00

 Talk 7

Nuno David (Instituto Superior de CiÍncias do Trabalho e da Impresa, Lisboa, Portugal)

Verification and Validation in Social Simulation: Patterns and Clarification of Terminology Used

 

10:00

 Talk 8

Paul Ormerod and Bridget Rosewell (Volterra Consulting, London, UK)

Assessing Agent-Based Models in the Social Sciences

 

10:40

Coffee

 

Chair:

Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK)

 

11:00

 Talk 9

Tobias Lorenz (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Abductive Fallacies with Agent-Based Simulation and System Dynamics

 

11:40

 Talk 10

Camille Roth (University of Modena&Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Reconstruction Failure: Questioning Level Design

 

12:20

 Talk 11

Bruce Edmonds (Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan Business School, UK)

The Nature of Noise

 

13:00

Lunch

 

Chair:

Klaus Troitzsch (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)

 

14:00

 Talk 12

 

 

14:40

Second Invited Speaker

Rosaria Conte (CNR, Rome, Italy), From Simulation to Theory (and Backward)

15:40

 

General Discussion

 

16:40

End of Workshop