"Agent Based Modelling for Resilience - Making it happen" is the joint ESSA / DeSIRE Summer School aimed at working on resilience of complex systems, varying from engineering systems to social systems to ecological systems. It follows up on the successful ESSA summer schools in Wageningen in 2015 and 2017. During the week of June 22 to 26, 2020, five mixed teams of up to six people (i.e., up to a maximum of 30 participants total) will each work on delivering an operational Agent Based Model (ABM) simulation aimed at addressing a specific research question regarding resilience. You will learn about the development of an ABM and using it for the description and analysis of resilience of complex systems. You will learn how to implement an ABM in NetLogo, analyse it using R, and how to conceptualize and quantify resilience. On the last day, the teams will present the results of their work to an academic audience. Additional notice: The Wageningen Graduate School PE&RC (Production Ecology & Resource Conservation) organizes a preceding course on resilience from May 24 to 29, 2020 (see link at your right). The focus of this PE&RC course is on the conceptualization of resilience for living systems and NOT on Agent Based Modelling. The two courses are hence complementary. PE&RC PhD students can participate in our ABM summer school at a reduced fee.
This summer school is primarily intended for PhD students, academics, R&D people from industry, and people working on the interface of academia and policy making, interested in Agent Based Models and resilience of coupled social-technical-environmental systems, regardless of specialization. We actively seek cross-fertilization between research fields and between academia and industry.
Where and When?
The summer school will take place in Wageningen on 22 to 26 June 2020, at Hotel de Nieuwe Wereld, near the center of the city. The sleeping accommodations are at the same location. The venue will open Sunday afternoon 21 June, and close Friday afternoon. Each room will be shared between two people.
The summer school will consist of talks and workshops interchanged with time to work on the case studies with your team. Confirmed speakers are:
- Gary Polhill (President of ESSA and Research Scientist at James Hutton Institute)
- Tatiana Filatova (Programme leader DeSIRE and Professor computational economics)
- Gert Jan Hofstede (Professor on artificial sociality)
- Nina Schwarz (Assistant Professor on urban and regional planning)
- Igor Nikolic (Associate Professor on complex adaptive systems)
- Emile Chappin (Associate Professor on simulating energy transitions)
- Arend Ligtenberg (Assistant Professor on simulating social-ecological systems using ABM)
- Fred Goede (Senior Lecturer risk assessment)
- George van Voorn (Life Sciences Modeller, lecturer model analysis)
- Sara Lotfi (Researcher on simulating Social-Ecological Systems using ABM)
- Guus ten Broeke (Lecturer complex adaptive systems resilience)
- Mark Kramer (Lecturer NetLogo programming)
- Patrick Steinmann (Lecturer on resilience metrics)
|Early bird (before March 31, 2020)||Late (after March 31, 2020)|
|PhD DeSIRE / ESSA / PE&RC (with accommodation)||350.00||400.00|
|PhD DeSIRE / ESSA / PE&RC (without accommodation)||250.00||300.00|
|PhD Other (with accommodation)||600.00||700.00|
|PhD Other (without accommodation)||400.00||500.00|
|Non-PhD (with accommodation)||1,000.00||1,100.00|
|Non-PhD (without accommodation)||800.00||900.00|
There are some waiver opportunities. Please contact us via the address mentioned at the right for more information.
How to apply?
If you are interested in participating, you can send your resume and a short motivation why you want to participate and what you hope to learn from this to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission for first selection will close April 14, 2020. People registering after this date will be placed on a reserve list, i.e., they can only participate when there are still places available. A notification of acceptance is expected to be submitted within two weeks after April 14.