PhD Colloquium

Dear fellow PhD students,

Did you ever feel as the only agent-based modeller in your research institute? Do you wonder whether to use Netlogo or any other ABM platform? Are you struggling with writing your ODD? Do you want to know in which journals you can publish your ABM? Many before you did too… This is why this year, we are again organising this PhD Colloquium especially designed to tackle the questions that you always wanted but never dared to ask!

The aim of this Colloquium is to have a low entry – which does not imply low level – interactive, single day event for and by PhD students. It will be a unique opportunity for PhD students to speak, practice your presentation, shoot ideas, and ask basic and/or difficult modelling questions in a relaxed atmosphere. You will also have the chance to learn about the review process and of course, to get to know each other! Additionally, we will invite some senior experts in ABM to give you further insights and feedback.

Every student submitting will be asked to review the work of another student. Submissions for the Social Simulation Conference can also be submitted for the Colloquium.

The PhD Colloquium will take place on Monday 23rd of September 2019, the 1st day of the Social Simulation Conference 2019 in Mainz.

We hope to welcome you in Mainz!

Michelle Haurand and Demian Frank


TimePaper / MatterAuthor
11:30Simulating the EU Linguistic Landscape: Language Regimes and Consequences for Linguistic DisenfranchisementMarco Civico, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
12:00A Social-ecological Model Using Theory of Planned Behaviour to Analyse Water Quality ManagementAmélie Bourceret, University of Clermont Auvergne (France)
12:30Lunch Break
13:30Urban Thermal Commons: A Model of the New Community Energy SystemJavanshir Fouladvand, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
14:00Social Norms and the Efficacy of (International) Law – A Computational Perspective on CooperationKatharina Luckner, University of Hamburg (Germany)
14:30Social Norms and the Threat of Climate Change: An Agent-Based Model to Investigate Pro-Environmental BehaviourMarie Kapeller, University of Graz (Austria)
15:00Coffee Break
15:30The Pitfalls of ABMProf. Bruce Edmonds, Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom)
18:20Meeting Point for Dinner @ POMP