10th annual meeting of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA)

10th edition of Artificial Economics meeting (AE)

Simulating the Past to Understand Human History (SPUHH)


September 1st - 5th, 2014

Bellaterra Campus, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Barcelona, Catalonia (SPAIN)




On behalf of the 2014 Social Simulation Conference committee, we would like to extend you a very warm welcome to the SSC 2014 meeting at the Autònoma University of Barcelona (UAB). The Bellaterra Campus has a long history of involvement with social simulation, organizing previous meetings and pioneering teaching and research of computer simulation for the study of social, economic and historical phenomena, and so it is a privilege to welcome researchers from such a wide variety of fields.


This year we host three different, but closely related communities, and this week promise to be a stimulating combination of symposia, discussion sessions and plenary talks from speakers across the spectrum of Artificial Economics, A.I., Computational Sociology, Historical Simulation and other Computational Modelling approaches to Social phenomena. In addition to the plenary talks of our guests keynote speakers, the symposia are intended to foster dialogue and debate – we hope you'll find old and new topics thought provoking.


We look forward to meeting you at the daily coffee breaks and luncheons, at the Catalonian Wine Tasting reception on Monday afternoon, and at the Conference Dinner in Barcelona's Old Harbour on Wednesday evening. We would like to thank both the ESSA management committee, the AE series meetings committee and the organizers of SPUHH for selecting Bellaterra Campus in Barcelona to host SSC'14. And we like to thank all the Tutors for their commitment in the “Tools Tutorial Day” on Monday, the organizers of the modelling workshop ESSA@work, the reviewers of the submitted contributions, the staff of the Laboratory for Socio-Historical Dynamics Simulation (LSDS-UAB) and the rest of the the local organizing committee, including the student helpers for all their hard work in making the event a success.


This programme contains a variety of information including maps and timetables. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the local organizing staff -just look for the red lanyards-.


Francesc J. Miguel, Conference Chair

Frederic Amblard, AE Chair

Joan A. Barceló and Marco Madella, SPUHH Co-Chairs



Venue Map / (low resolution version)

Quick Timetable

Full Conference Program (July 31th)


Sessions index (with full text contributions PDF)

Tutorials & Workshops (Sept. 1st)

Posters Session (Sept. 2nd)

Artificial Economics Sessions (Sept. 2-3)

SSC/ESSA Sessions (Sept. 2-5)

SPUHH Sessions (Sept. 3-5)

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