SSC2022 Programme (Central European Summer Time-CEST)

Monday 12 September 2022
13-18.00 Registration
14-15.30 (Room 11) An introduction to agent-based simulations in the Julia language
Bogumił Kamiński (SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland), Przemysław Szufel (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland) & Rajith Vidanaarachchi (University of Melbourne, Australia)
This tutorial aims to show how Julia language can be used to create agent-based simulations in the social sciences. More detail on the tutorial programme here.
(Room 12) Using interdisciplinary co-simulation for modeling socio-technical energy systems
Fabian Adelt, Sebastian Hoffmann (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Jan Sören Schwarz (Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany) & Matteo Barsanti (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
This tutorial addresses the use of co-simulation approaches to couple simulation models from different domains, programming languages and programming approaches, aimed at designing integrated simulation scenarios for examining socio-technical energy systems. (1) First, it will introduce the Python-based co-simulation framework mosaik, its theoretical background and basic functions. (2) Then, two exemplary model couplings with mosaik are showcased: demod as library for bottom-up domestic energy demand, and SimCo-Energy for the analysis of residential
technology adoption. Additionally, brief previews for other components of an integrated simulation scenario will be provided, like innovation processes and networks (SKIQ), power distribution grids (SIMONA), and a model for industrial energy supply and demand. Interested participants can check out the mosaik documentation and tutorials in JupyterLab in advance, but this is not mandatory. For the workshop, basic programming skills and basic knowledge of Python is helpful, but not required.
(Room 13) Overcoming barriers in computational social science education
Katarzyna Abramczuk (University of Warsaw, Poland) & Wander Jager (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
In this workshop, we intend to exchange ideas and discuss problems related to teaching computational methods to social science students. We would then like to share educational materials prepared within the ACTISS project that help overcome the barriers in computational social science education at an introductory level (CSS for absolute beginners) and gather ideas for further applications of the materials and for the best ways to make them most useful for academic teachers. Programme details here.
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.15 (Room 11) ESSA@work, by the ESSA@work team (Chair: Silvia Leoni, University of Leicester)
Ryu Koide (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan), Consumer behavior and product circulation simulation of emerging circular economy strategies: An agent-based model for sustainability and circularity assessment
Dehua Gao (Shandong Technology and Business University, China), Identifying the impact of artifacts-based exploration and exploitation on routine’s formation dynamics: An agent-based model
Peter Steiglechner (Jacobs University, Germany), Social identity shapes consensus formation in opinion dynamics models
Marie Lisa Kogler (University of Graz, Austria), Threat messaging in the climate debate and diffusion of climate scepticism and anxiety: An ABM approach
Experts: Geeske Scholz & Gary Polhill (The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)
(Room 12) The ethics of agent-based social simulations
Chairs: Chair: David Anzola (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia), Peter Barbrook-Johnson (Oxford University, United Kingdom) & Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
This workshop aims to promote a collective critical discussion of: (i) the ethical challenges faced during the modelling process, (ii) the connection these challenges have with other scientific domains and areas of research, and (iii) the possible means of ethics regulation in the field. It aims to identify sources of ethical concern in agent-based social simulation, consider advantages and disadvantages of different alternatives of ethical regulation and advance in the formulation of code of ethics.
(Room 13) Artificial utopias (Agent-based models of utopian societies)
Chair: Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, United Kingdom)
This workshop addressed the use of agent-based models to articulate utopias in a formal, reproducible and transparent way in any area and at any level of abstraction, including, for instance, post-capitalist economies, post-nation state worlds, algorithmic money and post-money societies and any new utopias never previously presented. Critical discussion and opinion pieces are welcome. It follows a previous workshop entitled “Envisioning Post-Capitalist Societies via Simulation – Critique, Utopias and Agent Based Modelling”.
17.15-18.00 (Room 11) Invited talk: “Inverse Generative Social Science: From Intelligent Agent Design to the Blind Model Maker”, by Joshua M. Epstein (NYU School of Global Public Health, USA)
Chair: Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Milan, Italy)
Tuesday 13 September 2022
9.00-9.15  (Room 11) Welcome: Petra Ahrweiler (ESSA President) & Flaminio Squazzoni (SSC2022 chair)
9.15-10.45 (Room 11) Track: “Management” Section I
Chair:  Friederike Wall (University of Klagenfurt)

  • Stephan Leitner (University of Klagenfurt, Austria), Collaborative search and autonomous task allocation in organizations of learning agents
  • Ravshanbek Khodzhimatov, Stephan Leitner and Friederike Wall (University of Klagenfurt, Austria), Controlling replication via the belief system in multi-unit organizations
  • Giovanni Francesco Massari & Ilaria Giannoccaro (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), How does behavioral interdependence influence performance? An experimental study on human teams
  • Shaoni Wang, Kees Zoethout and Wander Jager (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Is management overrated? An exploration of the satisfaction and performance on group dynamics and task components
(Room 12) Track: “Using qualitative data to inform  behavioral rules in agent-based models”
Chair: Melania Borit (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)

  • Martin Neumann (JGU Mainz, Germany), Trustworthiness of simulation: A qualitative account
  • Christian Stehr & Miriam Athmer (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany), The innovation network in the Rhenish Lignite area – A participatory ABM approach to partner selection and knowledge diffusion
  • Sandra Ricart, Paolo Gazzotti, Claudio Gandolfi & Andrea Castelletti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Integrating agent-based modelling and behavioural data analytics: A case study of climate change farmers’ perception in Italy
  • Cesar Garcia-Diaz, Mónica Ramos-Mejía, Sebastian Duenas-Ocampo & Isabella Gomati de la Vega (Universidad Javeriana, Colombia), Challenging the establishment: A computational grounded theory of the emergence of sustainable food companies in Colombia
(Room 13) Track: “Multiscale ABSS method for social policy making” Section I
Chair: Takao Terano (Chiba University of Commerce, Japan)

  • Toshiya Kaihara, Takao Terano, Hajime Kita & Shingo Takahashi (Kobe University, Japan) et al., Societal Prototyping Design (SPD), an integrative platform for policy design to realize a sustainable and healthy society
  • Patrick Mellacher (University of Graz, Austria), The economic and epidemiological effects of contact tracing in the face of an evolving virus
  • Tadahiko Murata, Daiki Iwase & Takuya Harada (Kansai University, Japan and Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan), Workplace assignment to individual workers in each household using synthetic population in Japan
  • Marius Kaffai (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Identifying socio-economic characteristics of influential spreaders using agent-based modeling
  • Gaku Shimizu, Toshiya Kaihara, Daisuke Kokuryo & Nobutada Fujii (Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University, Japan), A study on multi-scale modeling in social simulation focusing on relationships among decision-makers
10.45-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.45 (Room 11) Track: “Management” Section II
Chair: Stephan Leitner (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

  • Dario Blanco Fernandez, Stephan Leitner & Alexandra Rausch (University of Klagenfurt, Austria), The benefits of coordination in (over)adaptive virtual teams
  • Claudia Estevez-Mujica and César García-Díaz (Universidad de los Andes & Universidad Javeriana, Colombia), The effects of variety and redundancy driven inertia on collaborative problem-solving
  • Marco Campenni, Chia-Hao Ho, Costantine Manolchev & Navonil Mustafee (University of Exeter, UK), Exploring the coping strategies of bullying targets in organisations through abductive reasoning: An agent-based simulation approach
  • Amin Boroomand & Paul Smaldino (University of California, Merced, USA), Superiority bias and communication noise can enhance collective problem solving
  • Jannick Plähn & Matthias Meyer (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany), Process evidence in experimental accounting research: The benefits of integrating agent-based modeling with laboratory-based experimental research
(Room 12) Track: “Science modelling”
Chair: David Anzola (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia)

  • Davide Secchi (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark), A Simple model of citation cartels: When self-interest strikes science
  • Matteo Michelini, Javier Osorio, Wybo Houkes, Dunja Šešelja & Christian Straßer (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Disagreement on the diagnostic value of evidence in scientific communities: an opinion dynamics model
  • Carlo De Bernardi & Francesco Renzini (University of Milan, Italy), Comparing peer review regimes in an epistemic landscape: An agent-based model
  • Thomas Feliciani & Kalpana Shankar (University College Dublin, Ireland), Fairness in funding research by lottery
(Room 13) Track: “Multiscale ABSS method for social policy making” Section  II
Chair: Toshiya Kaihara (Kobe University, Japan)

  • Yusuke Goto, Hiroyuki Morita, Yasuyuki Shirai & Hisashi Ichikawa (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan), Simulation-based classification in multi-objective optimization problems with social simulation
  • Yuki Misu & Shingo Takahashi (Waseda University, Japan), Validity assessment of uncertain infection indicators using virtual artificial society model
  • Setsuya Kurahashi, Taisei Mukai, Keiko Otake, Yukari Sekine, Keisuke Nakajima, Junichi Sugiyama, Takeshi Takizawa & Yasushi Kakizawa (University of Tsukuba, Japan), Estimating the risk of household contact transmission of COVID-19
  • Etzion Harari, Naphtali Abudarham & Tomer Rokita (Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, Gazit Institute, Tel-Aviv, Israel), Evacuation simulation for large-scale urban population
  • Rachel Bacon, George Hodulik & Wesley Wildman (Center for Mind and Culture, Boston, USA), Assessing the cost of population dynamics design options in a microsimulation
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.45 (Room 11) Track: “Philosophy”
Chair:  Riccardo Boero (Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway)

  • Thomas Chesney (University of Nottingham, UK), A philosophy of intelligent agent-based models
  • Massimo Rusconi, Davide Secchi & Raffaello Seri (University of Insubria, Italy), Computer simulations as iterated analogies: A viable framework for the epistemology of simulation in the social sciences
  • David Anzola (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia), Engaging with stakeholders: An expertise-centred approach
  • Nicholas Gotts (Independent researcher, UK), Is agent-based modelling of utopias a good idea?
  • Kwun Hang Lai (Leiden University, The Netherlands), On social simulation in 4D relativistic spacetime
(Room 12) Track: “Energy transitions”
Chair: Emile Chappin (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • Salih Çevikarslan (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Policy Making in Energy Transition with Agent-based Modelling
  • Matteo Barsanti, Sebastian Hoffmann, Fabian Adelt, Claudia R. Binder & Johannes Weyer (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland), Prerequisites for modeling the multi-domain consumer engagement in the energy transition: A comprehensive segmentation approach
  • Erkinai Derkenbaeva, Gert Jan Hofstede, Eveline van Leeuwen & Solmaria Halleck Vega (Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands), From CONSumers to PROSumers: Spatially explicit agent-based model on achieving positive energy districts
  • Gary Polhill, Andrea Scalco, David Hales, Giuseppe Pellegrino-Masini, Erica Löfstrøm & Christian Klöckner (James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland), A model of district regeneration in Stockholm
  • Sascha Holzhauer, Friedrich Krebs & Lukas Jansen (University Kassel, Germany), Dynamics of Individual Investments in Heat Technology
(Room 13) Track: “Crowd management & evacuation modelling”
Chair: Marcin Czupryna (Cracow University of Economics, Poland)

  • Floris Boendermaker, Natalie van der Wal, Willem Auping, Dorine Duives & Corentin Kuster (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Computational decision support for crowd management applications: A case study on operational in-event pedestrian crowd management
  • Muteb Alotaibi, Graham Clarke & Nick Malleson (University of Leeds, UK), Strategies to mitigate disasters at the Hajj religious festival using GIS and agent-based modelling
  • Jakob Irnich, Natalie van der Wal, Dorine Duives & Willem Auping (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Impact of leader-follower behavior on evacuation performance: An exploratory modeling approach
  • Yiyu Wang, Jiaqi Ge & Alexis Comber University of Leeds, UK), An agent-based simulation model for crowd evacuation based on Bayesian Nash equilibrium
  • Marcin Wozniak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland), Dynamic of pedestrians’ flows during daytime
15.45-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-17.15PM (Room 11) Invited Talk: “Complex Centrality: Predicting influence in social networks” by Damon Centola (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Chair: Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Milan)
17.15-18.00 (Room 11) Selected paper: Tuong Manh Vu, Charlotte Buckley, Joao A. Duro, Alan Brennan, Joshua M. Epstein & Robin Purshouse (University of Sheffield, UK) Can social norms explain long-term trends in alcohol use? Insights from inverse generative social science
Chair: Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Milan)
18.00-18.30 Virtual gathering event
18.30-20.00 Poster session + drinks & finger food
List of posters

  • Thomas Chesney & Robert Pasley (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland), Interpreting agent behaviour that has emerged through artificial intelligence learning
  • Eduardo C. Ferraciolli (Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Lisbon, Portugal), Search theory, conventionality and the “emergence of money”: an agent-based model in the context of economic sociology
  • Kwun Hang Lai (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Relativitization: a turn-based strategy game in 4D relativistic spacetime
  • Marijn Keijzer (Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France), Social influence modeling in Python using defSim
  • Antonio Kruse & Corinna Köpke (Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, Germany), Agent-based modeling of highly-crowded event
  • Ivan Puga-Gonzalez, Leron Shults, Ross Gore & Konrad Talmont-Kamisnki (NORCE Center for Modelling Social Systems, Kristiansand, Norway), An agent-based model of prosocial equilibrium: Simulating the role of religiously motivated behaviour in the formation and maintenance of large-scale societies
  • Francesco Renzini (University of Milan, Italy), An evolutionary analysis of network formation in coordination games
Wednesday 14 September 2022
09.00-10.00 Invited Talk: “Simulating social systems with individual-based models: are they worth it?” by Alison Heppenstall (University of Glasgow, UK)
Chair: Petra Ahrweiler (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany)
10.00-10.45 Selected papers: Ruth Meyer & Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK), The importance of dynamic networks within a model of politics
Loes Bouman, Wander Jager & Patrycja Antosz (University of Groningen), Simulating social innovation processes and policy experiments: The case of a referendum on closing a road in a public park for car traffic
Chair: Petra Ahrweiler (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany)
10.45-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.45 Track (Room 11): “Socio-ecological systems and social behaviour” I
Chair: Geeske Scholz (The James Hutton Institute, Scotland, UK)

  • Maja Schlüter, Nanda Wijermans, Laura Elsler, Blanca Gonzalez-Mon, Emilie Lindkvist, Romina Martin, Rodrigo Martinez-Pena, Kirill Orach, Kara Pellowe & Udita Sanga (Stockholm University, Sweden), Navigating the space between empirics and theory: empirical-stylized modelling of social-ecological systems
  • Jonas Letschert, Birgit Müller, Gunnar Dreßler, Christian Möllmann & Vanessa Stelzenmüller (Thuenen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Bremerhaven, Germany), A data driven approach to model fishery responses to socio-ecological change in the southern North Sea
  • Nicolas Payette, Ernesto Carella, Katyana A. Vert-Pre, Brian Powers, Steven Saul, Michael Drexler, Aarthi Ananthanarayanan & Richard Bailey (University of Oxford, UK), Attracted to fish: a gravity-based model of purse-seine vessel behaviour
  • Zhanli Sun (Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien, Germany), Multiscale agent-based modelling with a hierarchical nested approach
Track (Room 12): “ABM in Economics” Section I
Chair: Paolo Pellizzari (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Italy)

  • Silvia Leoni (University of Leicester, UK), Assessing the performance of collective and individual pay for performance systems
  • Ozge Dilaver, Joshua Omoju & Roseline Wanjiru (Northumbria University, UK), Elephants in the negative space: Simulating regional innovation systems in low income countries
  • Tae-Sub Yun, Hanbit Lee & Il-Chul Moon (Korea Advanced Institution of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea), Finance and decreasing business dynamics: Using macroeconomic agent-based simulation
  • Morteza Alaeddini, Julie Dugdale, Paul Reaidy & Philippe Madiès (University Grenoble Alpes, France), Exploring credit relationship dynamics in an interbank market benefiting from Blockchain-based distributed trust: Insights from an agent-based model
  • Nikitas M Sgouross (University of Piraeus, Greece), Embedding social simulation in the design of wine pricing policies
(Room 13) Track: “Norms, values & institutions” Section I
Chair: Amineh Ghorbani (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

  • Nanda Wijermans, Eva Vriens & Giulia Andrighetto (Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm, Sweden), Formalising empirically-based heterogeneous decision makers in a social dilemma experiment under risk
  • Tokimahery Ramarozaka, Jean-Pierre Muller & Rakotonirainy Hasina (University of Fianarantsoa, Madagasca), Extending partial-order planning to account for norms in agent behavior
  • Mariusz Rybnik, Ivan Puga-Gonzalez, F. Leron Shults, Ewa Dąbrowska-Prokopowska & Konrad Talmont-Kaminski (University of Bialystok, Poland), An agent-based model of the role of epistemic vigilance in human cooperation
  • Katharina Luckner & Veronika Fikfak (University of Hamburg, Germany), Compliance patterns reconstructed
  • Saida Hachimi El Idrissi, Mohamed Nemiche & Bezza Hafidi (Ibn Zohr University, Marocco), A theoretical agent-based model to simulate the rise of complex societies
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.45 Track (Room 11): “Methodology”
Chair:  Gary Polhill (The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)

  • Deborah Olukan, Jonathan Ward, Nicolas Malleson & Jiaqi Ge (University of Leeds, UK), Heterogeneity in agent-based models
  • Ernesto Carrella (University of Oxford, UK), Rejection sampling for complex models facing limited data
  • Edmund Chattoe-Brown (University of Leicester, UK), All the right moves? Systematically exploring the effects of random travel in agent-based models
  • H Van Dyke Parunak (Parallax Advanced Research, USA), Model mechanisms and behavioral attractors
  • Sebastian Achter, Melania Borit, Clémentine Cottineau, Birgit Müller, Gary Polhill, Vikoriia Radchuk & Matthias Meyer (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany), Conducting systematic reviews of agent-based models – Current practice and potential improvements
(Room 12) Track: “Opinion dynamics and social influence”
Chair: Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK)

  • Taisei Ninomiya, Fujio Toriumi & Hitoshi Yamamoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Opinion polarization caused by misestimation of opinion distributions
  • Louis Dalpra (BETA, University of Strasbourg, Belgium), Opinion polarization, influencers, & endogenous online social networks
  • František Kalvas, Ashwin Ramaswamy, Ashley Sanders-Jackson & Michael Slater (University of West Bohemia, Czechia), Identity causes polarization: Advancing the Hegselmann-Krause model focusing on identity groups
  • Dario Germani, Barbara Sonzogni & Federico Cecconi (CNR-IRCrES, Italy), Influence and similarity in social networks. A study of the opinion dynamics among teenagers through an agent-based model
  • Daniel Mayerhoffer (Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, Germany), There are (almost) no chain reactions in T.C. Schelling`s Checkerboard Model
(Room 13) Track: “Norms, values & institutions” Section II
Chair: Christopher Frantz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

  • Martina Testori, Charlotte Hemelrijk & Bianca Beersma (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Gossip promotes cooperation only when it is pro-socially motivated
  • Christoph Bühren, Jan Haarde, Christian Hirschmann & Janis Kesten-Kühne (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany), Social preferences in the public goods game – An agent-based simulation with EconSim
  • Marcin Czupryna, Katarzyna Growiec, Bogumił Kamiński & Paweł Oleksy (Cracow University of Economics, Poland), On the diffusion of Schwartz values
  • Elpida Tzafestas (University of Athens, Greece), Relation between the public and the private and evolution of food sharing
15.45-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-18.00 Track (Room 11): “ABM in Economics” Section II
Chair: Silvia Leoni (University of Leicester, UK)

  • Luca Gerotto, Paolo Pellizzari & Marco Tolotti (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy), The equity premium puzzle: an application of an agent-based evolutionary model
  • Fan Gao & Daniel Ladley (University of Leicester, UK), Endogenous network cross markets
  • Jack Birner, Marco Mazzoli, Eleonora Priori & Pietro Terna (University of Turin, Italy), A micro-foundation framework of National accounts to study macroeconomic phenomena: Integrating the stock-flow consistent approach with agent-based modelling
  • Dawn Parker, Shahab Valaei Sharif, Paul Waddel & Ted Tskiakapoulis (University of Waterloo, Canada), Incorporating price expectations into agent-based representations of land developer decision models
  • Emiliano Alvarez & Volker Grimm (Universidad de la República, Uruguay), The added value of using the ODD Protocol for agent-based modelling in Economics: go for it!
(Room 12) Track: “Social identity modelling”
Chair: Nanda Wijermans (Stockholm University, Sweden)

  • Peter Steiglechner, Paul E. Smaldino, Deyshawn Moser, Achim Schlüter & Agostino Merico (Jacobs University, Germany), Social identity shapes consensus formation in opinion dynamics models
  • Mijke van den Hurk, Mark Dechesne & Frank Dignum (Utrecht Universiteit, The Netherlands), First step towards a new understanding of radicalisation: Modeling identity fusion
  • Guillaume Deffuant & Thibaut Roubin (Université Clermont Auvergne, France), Emergence of group hierarchy
  • Patrycja Antosz, Leron Shults, Ivan Puga-Gonzalez & Roger Normann (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), HUM-e emo-socio-cognitive agent architecture for representing human decision-making in the presence of fear
  • Norman Johnson (Referentia Systems Inc, USA), Observations on modeling social identity: Suggestions to address the challenges of social identity
(Room 13) Track: “Policy modelling & applications”
Chair: Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK)

  • Corinna Elsenbroich, Alison Heppenstall & Petra Meier (University of Glasgow, UK), Hand in (Latex) Glove: A discussion of agent-based modelling and public health
  • Nusrat Molla, John DeIonno, Thilo Gross & Jonathan Herman (University of California, Davis USA), Governing Change: A Dynamical Systems Approach to Understanding the Stability of Environmental Governance
  • Michelle Alfers, Frederik Banning, Jessica Reale & Elias-Johannes Schmitt (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany), Inside the bounds of ecological policy-making: human needs and political feasibility in the context of sustainable consumption
  • Tim Williams, Sibylle Bui, Costanza Conti, Niels Debonne, Christian Levers, Rebecca Swart & Peter Verburg (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Who exercises the power in European agri-food systems? A meta-study of the diversity of actors and network configurations
  • Oscar de Vries, Wander Jager & Rineke Verbrugge (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Finding the sweet spot between efficacy and acceptance of COVID restrictions
18.00-18.30 Virtual gathering event
20.00-22.00PM Social dinner at Festa del Perdono’s cloister
Thursday 15 September 2022
09.00-10.00 Invited Talk: Beyond allocation: How institutional ensembles can harness internal and external complexity, by Scott E. Page (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Chair: Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK)
10.00-10.45 Selected papers: Francesco Renzini, Federico Bianchi & Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Milan, Italy), Status, competition and incomplete network information in advice-seeking dynamic networks: An agent-based model
Cristina Chueca Del Cerro (University of Glasgow, UK) The power of social networks and social media’s filter bubble in shaping attitudes: An agent-based model
Chair: Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK)
10.45-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.45 Track (Room 11): “Socio-ecological systems and social behaviour” II
Chair: Patrycja Antosz (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

  • Udita Sanga & Maja Schlüter (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden), Modeling innovations as a social-ecological phenomenon
  • Puck Merceij (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), The role of household adaptation & migration on flood resilience in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Fabian Adelt, Matteo Barsanti, Sebastian Hoffmann, Debopama Sen Sarma, Jan Sören Schwarz, Ben Vermeulen, Tom Warendorf, Claudia Binder, Bert Droste-Franke, Sebastian Lehnhoff, Johanna Myrzik, Christian Rehtanz 6 Johannes Weyer (TU Dortmund University, Germany), Co-simulation of socio-technical energy systems: An interdisciplinary design process
  • Fernanda Reintgen Kamphuisen, Yannick Joye & Wander Jager (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Understanding the dynamics of nature experience and nature appreciation: An Agent-based approach
  • Claudia Estevez-Mujica & César García-Díaz (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia), A multilevel process perspective on resistance to change
Track (Room 12): “Opinion dynamics and polarisation”
Chair: Guillaume Deffuant (INRAE, France)

  • Marijn Keijzer & Michael Mäs (Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France), The strength of weak bots
  • Daniel Reisinger, Michael Vogrin, Guilherme Wood, Thomas Schmickl & Georg Jäger (University of Graz, Austria), Networked models of social influence: Explaining left-right political landscapes in Europe through opinion dynamics and network structure
  • Teng Li & Wander Jager (Huazhong Agricultural University, China), How the availability heuristics, confirmation bias and fear may drive societal polarisation: An opinion dynamics simulation of the case of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Christos Charalambous, Agnieszka Czaplicka, Raul Toral & Maxi San Miguel (IFISC, Spain), The biased-voter model: How persuasive a small group can be?
  • Daniele Vilone and Eugenia Polizzi (CNR, Rome, Italy), Modelling the emergence of opinion misperceptions in online interactions
Track (Room 13): “Agriculture, sustainability and food”
Chair: Marco Cremonini (University of Milan, Italy)

  • Nick Roxburgh & Gary Polhill (The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK), Modelling the potential impact of cultured protein on the agricultural sector
  • Chunhui Li, Meike Will, Nastasija Grujić, Jiaqi Ge, Birgit Müller, Arjan Gosal & Guy Ziv (University of Leeds, UK), An agent-based model of UK farmers’ decision-making on adoption of agri-environment schemes
  • Hang Xiong & Peng Jiang (Huazhong Agricultural University, China), How distance affects the service quality of agricultural outsourcing: a study integrating econometric, game theoretical and agent-based models
  • Ryu Koide, Shinsuke Murakami, Haruhisa Yamamoto & Keisuke Nansai (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan), Consumer behavior and product circulation simulation of emerging circular economy strategies: An agent-based model for sustainability and circularity assessment
  • Brigitte Ruesink & Steven Gronau (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany), How many refugees can a forest system hold? Deforestation and prevention in a Zambian refugee settlement
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.45 Track (Room 11): “Experiments, networks and behaviour”
Chair: Federico Bianchi (University of Milan)

  • Dehua Gao, Jiangfeng Ni & Shuang Zhao (Shandong Technology and Business University, China), Exploring routine dynamics from the ‘bottom-up’: A mixed-method approach by combining agent-based modeling with laboratory experimental research
  • Katarzyna Growiec, Beata Łopaciuk-Gonarczyk & Bogumił Kamiński (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland), Need for cognitive closure and the structure of social networks
  • Dorottya Kisfalusi & Karoly Takacs (Linköping University, Sweden), Social network dynamics and sustained grading discrimination
  • Chrisja van de Kieft & Eva Timmer (Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands), The friendship field – An agent-based model on dyadic friendship formation driven by social battery
  • Thorid Wagenblast, Tatiana Filatova, Brayton Noll, Lauren Grimley & Antonia Sebastian (Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands), Influence of social networks in private climate adaptation
Track (Room 12): “Social and behavioral models for climate change mitigation and adaptation” Section I
Chair: Tatiana Filatova (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) & Leila Niamir (IIASA-International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna)

  • Marie Lisa Kogler, Daniel Reisinger & Annina Thaller (University of Graz, Austria), Public acceptance of green mobility policies
  • Alessandro Taberna, Tatiana Filatova & Brayton Noll (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Integrating households climate change adaptation in a complex evolving economy: the role of different behavioral assumptions
  • Franziska Klein & Jeroen van den Bergh (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain), An agent-based model of environmental tax reform
  • Andrew Bell, Alex de Sherbinin, Fabien Cottier & Nicolas Choquette-Levy (Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands), Investing in rural infrastructure and education to improve rural resilience under shifting climate in Senegal: an application of capabilities and aspirations theory using the MIDAS ABM
  • Alba Alonso-Adame & Siavash Farahbakhsh (ILVO, Belgium), Simulating the leverage points for the upscaling of innovative organic agri-food systems
Track (Room 13): “Human deliberation and decision-making”
Chair: Lois Vanhée (Umeå universitet, Sweden)

  • Nanda Wijermans & Harko Verhagen (Stockholm University, Sweden), Formalising agent reasoning – The Paso Doble of data and theory
  • Christian Kammler, Frank Dignum & Nanda Wijermans (Umeå University, Sweden), Utilizing the full potential of norms for the agent’s decision process
  • Arvid Horned & Loïs Vanhée (Umeå University, Sweden), From threatening pasts to hopeful futures, A review of agent-based models of anxiety
  • Piotr Paweł Laskowski, Ivan Puga-Gonzalez, F. Leron Shults and Konrad Talmont-Kaminski (NORCE Center for Modelling Social Systems, Kristiansand, Norway), A cognitive model of epistemic vigilance in situations of varying competence, consistency, and utility
  • Khoa Nguyen, Valentino Piana & René Schumann (HES-SO Valais Wallis, Switzerland), Simulating bounded rationality in decision-making: An agent-based choice modelling of vehicle purchasing
15.45-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-18.00 Track (Room 11): “Inverse generative social science”
Chair: Joshua M. Epstein ((NYU School of Global Public Health, USA)) & Tuong Manh Vu (University of Sheffield, UK)

  • Joel Dyer, Patrick Cannon, J. Doyne Farmer & Sebastian M. Schmon (Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford, UK ), Black-box Bayesian inference for agent-based models
  • Rory Greig, Jordi Arranz & Chris Major (Improbable Defence, London, UK), Learning Interpretable Logic for Agent-Based Models from Domain Independent Primitives
  • Lux Miranda, Ozlem Ozmen Garibay & Jacopo Baggio (University of Central Florida, USA), Evolutionary model discovery of human behavioral factors driving decision-making in irrigation experiments
  • John Stevenson (Long Beach Institute, USA), Towards Eusociality Using an Inverse Agent Based Model
Track (Room 12): “Social and behavioral models for climate change mitigation and adaptation” Section II
Chair: Tatiana Filatova (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) & Leila Niamir (IIASA-International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna)

  • Jonas Lechner, Brayton Noll, Tatiana Filatova, Amineh Ghorbani, Alessandro Taberna & Jie Yin (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Role of households’ climate change adaptation to coastal floods: The case of Shanghai
  • Hanna Ekström, Nils Droste & Mark Brady (Lund University, Sweden), Human behavior and forestry –A comparison of agent-based models
  • Lars Tierolf, Toon Haer, Jens de Bruijn, Wouter Botzen, Lena Reimann & Jeroen Aerts (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands), COASTMOVE: A global agent-based model of adaptation and migration decisions in face of sea level rise
  • Maël Franceschetti, Cédric Herpson & Jean-Daniel Kant (Sorbonne Université, CNRS, France), How beliefs on food and climate change impact the dietary adoption? An agent-based approach
  • Omid Roozmand, Guillaume Deffuant, Giulia Andrighetto & Mario Paolucci (CNR Rome, Italy), Simulating collective risk management from experimental data
(Room 13) Track: “Frameworks, tools and applications”
Chair: Bogumił Kamiński (Warwaw School of Economics, Poland)

  • Tatiana Filatova, Amineh Ghorbani, Igor Nikolic, Martijn Warnier & Liz Verbeek (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Online platform for Agent-based Building Blocks Architecture (ABBA)
  • Marijn Ton, Michiel Ingels, Hans de Moel, Jens de Bruijn, Wouter Botzen & Jeroen Aerts (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands), A global synthetic population for simulation models
  • Rajith Vidanaarachchi, Jason Thompson, Branislava Godic & Roderick McClure (The University of New England, Australia), Utilising the AgentsX.jl platform for ease of ABM development – A case study with the predator-prey model
  • Jason Thompson, Haifeng Zhao, Sachith Seneviratne, Rohan Byrne, Rajith Vidanaarachchi & Roderick McClure (The University of Melbourne, Australia),
    A template for transfer of NetLogo models to high-performance computing environments for enhanced real-world decision-support
  • Emilio Sulis (University of Turin, Italy), An exploration on agent-based simulations and process mining
18.00-18.30 (Room 11) Virtual gathering event
Friday 16 September 2022
09.00-10.00 (Room 11) Invited Talk: “Models of human identity signaling” by Paul Smaldino (University of California, Merced, CA, USA)
Chair: Harko Verhagen (Stockholm University, Sweden)
10.00-10.45 (Room 11) ESSA awards and announcement of SSC2023: Rosaria Conte Oustanding Award, Best PhD Dissertation, Best Student Paper, Best student poster
Presentation of Social Simulation Conference 2013
10.45-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.00 (Room 11) Special “welcome back” talks: Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK), Rigour for agent-based modellers
Thomas Feliciani, Jochem Tolsma, Andreas Flache & Michael Mäs (University College Dublin, Ireland), The trade-off between realism and experimental control in a spatial agent-based model
Chair: Patrycja Antosz (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
12.00-13.00 (Room 11) ESSA general assembly
13.00-14.00 Lunch (end of the conference)