SP2S: Synthetic population in social simulation

Synthetic population is of great importance when individual based simulation system try to investigate real case study where demographic attribute, localization and link between entities have an important impact on the dynamic of the model. In this context, to generate realistic agent population is a challenge: you must integrate a wide variety of data, most of which are not harmonized or standardized, to be able to create a realistic population with attributes that are key variables in your model. If we want social simulation to be able to represent complex social systems, we are in need of accessible, reusable and generic tools to endorse synthetic population generation. We propose a space to share ideas on principles and practices of synthetic population generation. We are pleased to invite you to submit your proposal to the Synthetic Population for Social Simulation (SP2S) special track to be held during Social Simulations Conference 2019.



We welcome the submission of extended abstracts (3 - 4 pages; short oral presentation) and full papers (max. 12 pages, long oral presentation). All work must be original, i.e. must not have appeared in conference proceedings, books, or journals and may not be under review for other archival conferences, books, or journals.


Important Dates

Submission of extended abstracts (3-4 pages) or full papers (max. 12 pages): 30 April 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 24 June 2019
Final Version Submission: 11 July 2019


Track chairs

  • Kevin Chapuis, Post-doc, UMI 209 UMMISCO, Paris Sorbonne Université, IRD, Bondy, France
  • Johan Barthelemy, Research Fellow, SMART Infrastructure Facility - Digital Living Lab,
    University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia