ESSA sessions


Tuesday 2th September  -  Friday 5th September


Rooms 601-604  -  Arts & Humanities Faculty (UAB)


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Tuesday 2nd September


11:30 [602] ESSA, SIG-SEE: Spatial and Ecological-Economic issues, Chair: G. Van Voorn


11:30 [602] Tina Balke, Thomas Roberts, Maria Xenitidou and Nigel Gilbert: “Modelling Energy-Consuming Social Practices as Agents” #35


12:00 [602] Nicholas Gotts and Gary Polhill: “The CEDSS Model of Direct Domestic Energy Demand” #73


12:30 [602] Yashar Araghi, Esther Park Lee and L. Andrew Bollinger: “Combining discrete choice with agent based models: diffusion of solar PV in the Netherlands” #74


13:00 [602] Christof Knoeri, Alessandra Goetz and Claudia R. Binder: “Generic bottom-up building-energy models for developing regional energy transition scenarios” #135


11:30 [603] ESSA, SIG-SEP: Simulation of Economic Processes, Chair: T. Backström


11:30 [603] Chathura Rajapakse and Takao Terano: “An agent-based Model to Study Customers’ Engagement with Brands from a Service-Dominant Logic Perspective” #38


12:00 [603] Keiichi Ueda and Setsuya Kurahashi: “How passenger decides a check-in option in an airport: Self-Service Technology Adoption model in passenger process” #84


12:30 [603] Sebastiano Delre, Wander Jager and Marco Janssen: “Quality, advertisement and social influences in cultural market: The case of motion picture” #90


13:00 [603] Tomasz Olczak and Bogumił Kamiński: “More for Less: on Consumer Rationality and Bargaining Power on Telecommunication Markets” #114


11:30 [604] SSC, General track: __________


11:30 [604] Masatora Daito and Noriyuki Tanida: “A study on Optimized Combination of Access-friendly Transportations for Elderly People Using Agent-based Model” #12


12:00 [604] Tomas Trescak, Anton Bogdanovych and Simeon Simoff: “Populating Virtual Cities with Diverse Physiology Driven Crowds of Intelligent Agents” #64


12:30 [604] Christian Blanco, Nelson Paulus, Catalina Canals, Felipe Fábrega, Cristián Aguirre and Camila Mena: “Reconstructing the Question Of School Choice: Towards A Geografical Agent-Based Model For Chile” #86


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15:00 [602] ESSA, SIG-CMSS: Cognitive Models, Chair: N. Wijermans &  C. Kahl


15:00 [602] Panel introduction

15:05 [602] Jennifer Badham and Nigel Gilbert: “Personal Protective Behaviour During an Epidemic” #6


15:25 [602] Simanti Banerjee and Savi Maharaj: “Strategic Interactions and Information Exchange on Networks: An Agent Based Simulation Model of Landowner Behaviour in Conversation Incentive Schemes” #8


15:45 [602] Geeske Scholz, Claudia Pahl-Wostl and Art Dewulf: “An Agent-Based Model of Consensus Building” #124


16:05 [602] Kei-Leo Brousmiche, Jean-Daniel Kant, Nicolas Sabouret, Stephane Fournier and Francois Prenot-Guinard: “Modeling the impact of beliefs and communication on attitude dynamics: a cognitive agent-based approach” #130


16:25 [602] Panel discussion & closing


15:00 [603] ESSA, SIG-SCSS : Social Conflict and Social Simulation, Chair: M. Neumann


15:00 [603] Jacopo Baggio, Miles Manning, Lingfei Wu and Marco Janssen: “Modeling population dynamics of online communities” #63


15:30 [603] Wybo Wiersma: “The Internet as a Catalyst for Social Movements: A Simulation of Social Media Mechanisms in the Context of the Arab Spring, Indignados and Occupy Movements” #75


16:00 [603] Kimitaka Asatani, Fujio Toriumi and Hirotada Ohashi: “Rise and decline process of online communities: Modeling social balance of participants” #77


16:30 [603] Armando Geller, Maciej M. Latek and Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi: “Of Weak Links, Decision Paralysis and Endemic Vulnerability: Population Profiling and Simulation for Effective Programming for Afghan Refugees in Iran” #96


15:00 [604] ESSA, SSC: General track, Chair: T. Trescak


15:00 [604]  Stefano Picascia: “A theory driven, spatially explicit agent-based simulation to model the economic and social implications of urban regeneration” #126


15:30 [604] Corinna Elsenbroich: “Simulating Extortees: Group Structures and Reasoning Modes” #31


16:00 [604] Holger Reinermann: “Party Competition and Voter Decision-Making” #85


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17:30 [602] ESSA, SIG-CMSS: Cognitive Models, Chair: C. Kahl & N. Wijermans


17:30 [602] Panel introduction.


17:35 [602] Cara Kahl and Matthias Meyer: “Modeling Human Stability and Change in Organizations” #44


17:55 [602] Jonas Hauke: “Organizational Routines - An Agent Based Model Replication” #62


18:15 [602] Carolina C. Cantergiani, Joana Barros and Montserrat Gómez Delgado: “How Real Estate Agents Behavior Affects Urban Growth: An ABM Approach” #107


18:35 [602] Kevin Chapuis and Jean-Daniel Kant: “Computing Job Satisfaction from social comparisons: an agent-based approach” #132


18:55 [602] Panel discussion & closing


17:30 [603] ESSA, SIG-SCSS : Social Conflict and Social Simulation, Chair: A. Geller


17:30 [603] Simone Righi and Karoly Takacs: “Triadic Balance and Closure as Drivers of the Evolution of Cooperation” #23


18:00 [603] Martin Neumann and Ulf Lotzmann: “Mafia war: A simulation model of conflict resolution in criminal organizations” #72


18:30 [603] Luis Gustavo Nardin, Giulia Andrighetto, Rosaria Conte and Mario Paolucci: “From Anarchy to Monopoly: How Competition and Protection Shaped Mafia's Behavior” #100


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Wednesday 3rd September


11:30 [602] ESSA, SIG-SEE: Spatial and Ecological-Economic issues, Chair: M. Schlüter


11:30 [602] Dries Maes and Steven Van Passel: “An empirical economic model to reveal behaviour characteristics driving the evolution of agriculture in Belgium” #19


12:00 [602] Yang Chen, Arend Ligtenberg, Martha Bakker and Arnold Bregt: “Modelling Interactions and Feedback Mechanisms in Land Use Systems” #59


12:30 [602] Maja Schlüter, Emilie Lindkvist and Xavier Basurto: “The evolution of cooperative versus non-cooperative governance of small-scale fisheries” #125


13:00 [602] Nanda Wijermans and Maja Schlüter: “Modelling cooperation in Bali irrigation” #128


11:30 [603] ESSA, SIG-SEE: Spatial and Ecological-Economic issues, Chair: A. Tarvid


11:30 [603] Alessandro Caiani, Eugenio Caverzasi, Antoine Godin, Alberto Russo, Luca Riccetti and Mauro Gallegati: “Innovation, Demand, and Finance in an Agent Based-Stock Flow Consistent model” #17


12:00 [603] Yoshito Suzuki and Akira Namatame: “The Linkage between Financial Market and Real Economy: The Analysis with An Agent Based simulation” #26


12:30 [603] Edgar Alonso Lopez-Rojas and Stefan Axelsson: “Social Simulation of Commercial and Financial Behaviour for Fraud Detection Research” #51


13:00 [603] Kenneth Comer, Andrew Loerch and Robert Axtell: “Agent Activation in a Replication of the Zero-Intelligence Trader Double Auction Market Simulation” #109


15:00 [602] ESSA, SIG-SEE: Spatial and Ecological-Economic issues, Chair: G. Polhill


15:00 [602] Jonas Friege and Emile Chappin: “Simulating the influence of socio-spatial structures on energy-efficient renovations” #15


15:30 [602] George Van Voorn, Arend Ligtenberg and Guus ten Broeke: “A spatially explicit agent-based model of opinion and reputation dynamics” #36


16:00 [602] Jane Rose, Arend Ligtenberg and Stefan van der Spek: “Simulating pedestrians through the inner-city: an agent-based approach” #102


16:30 [602] Federico Pablo-Marti, Carlos Muñoz and Juan Luis Santos: “Measuring spatial outcomes in an agent-based model of several regions with different policies” #112


15:00 [603] ESSA, SIG-Qual2Rule: Using QUAL Data, Chair: M. Borit


15:00 [603] Mieczyslaw Metzger and Piotr Skupin: “Human-in-the-loop simulation based system for more effective allocation and training of experimenters' groups in stimulation of biotechnological processes” #11

15:30 [603] Roman Seidl: “Social Scientists, Qualitative Data, and Agent-Based Modeling” #21


16:00 [603] Syed Muhammad Ali Abbas, Rachel Aldred, Zaid Chalabi and James Woodcock: “Use of an agent-based model to explore urban transitions in commuter cycling” #57


16:30 [603] Annalisa Stefanelli and Roman Seidl: “Moderate and Polarized Opinions. Using Empirical Data for an Agent-Based Simulation” #14


17:30 [602] ESSA, SIG-SS4SG: Social Simulation for Serious Games, Chair: Jeroen Linssen


17:30 [602] Setsuya Kurahashi and Keisuke Kuniyoshi: “Teaching Simulation on Collaborative Learning, Ability Groups and Mixed-ability Groups” #87


18:00 [602] Jeroen Linssen, Thomas de Groot, Mariët Theune and Merijn Bruijnes: “Beyond Simulations: Serious Games for Training Interpersonal Skills in Law Enforcement” #127


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17:30 [603] ESSA, SIG-Qual2Rule: Using QUAL Data, Chair: M. Borit


17:30 [603] Jose Antonio Noguera, Antonio Parravano, Paula Hermida and Jordi Tena-Sanchez: “Simulating Social Influence Dynamics From Observational Data: The Case Of Secessionist Flags in Barcelona's Balconies” #48


18:00 [603] Martin Neumann and Ulf Lotzmann: “From evidence to criminal agents: Modelling the collapse of a criminal network” #71


18:30 [603] Gary Polhill, Nick Gotts, Amparo Alonso-Betanzos, Noelia Sanchez-Maroño, Oscar Fontenla-Romero, Tony Craig and Ricardo Garcia-Mira: “Qualitative spatial representation in agent-based models” #120


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Thursday 4th September


11:30 [601] ESSA, SIG-SEP : Simulation of Economic Processes, Chair: B. Kamiński


11:30 [601] Tomas Backström, Peter Johansson, Marianne Döös and James K Hazy: “Simulation of the emergence of organising structures of work” #39


12:00 [601] Alexander Tarvid: “Job Satisfaction as a Unified Mechanism for Agent Behaviour on a Labour Market with Referral Hiring” #118


12:30 [601] Koen van Dam, Maarten van der Sanden and Jeroen Stragier: “Strategic decision support for marketing communication: an agent- based simulation of consumer attitudes to smart home appliances” #122


13:00 [601] Christophe Sibertin-Blanc and Oswaldo Teran: “The Efficiency of Organizational Withdrawal vs Commitment” #137


11:30 [602] ESSA, SSC: Synthetic Populations, Chair: P. Zueras


11:30 [602] Ruth Meyer, Huw Vasey and Laurence Lessard-Phillips: “DITCH: A model of inter-ethnic partnership formation” #37


12:00 [602] Cristina Montañola-Sales, Josep Casanovas-Garcia, Jose Maria Cela-Espín and Adriana Kaplan-Marcusán: “Demographic agent-based simulation of Gambians immigrants in Spain” #115


12:30 [602] Claire Little and Bruce Edmonds: “Analysing a Complex Model of Social Influence over a Dynamic Demographic Population” #117


13:00 [602] Pascal Perez, Nam Huynh, Vu Lam Cao, Rohan Wickramasuriya, Matthew Berryman: “TransMob: An Agent Based Simulation of Transport Demand and Residential Mobility in South East Sydney” #144


11:30 [603] ESSA, SSC: Methodologic issues, Chair: I. Lorscheid


11:30 [603] Guus ten Broeke, George Van Voorn and Arend Ligtenberg: “Sensitivity analysis for agent-based models: a low complexity test-case” #92


12:00 [603] Petra Ahrweiler and Nigel Gilbert: “The quality of social simulation: an example from research policy modelling” #95


12:30 [603] Iris Lorscheid, Matthias Meyer, Sandra Pakur and Christian Ringle: “The PLS Agent – Agent Behavior Validation by Partial Least Squares” #119


13:00 [603] Gary Polhill, Terry Dawson, Dawn Parker, Xiongbing Jin, Kirsten Robinson, Tatiana Filatova, Alexey Voinov, Michael Barton, Edoardo Pignotti and Peter Edwards: “Towards metadata standards for sharing simulation outputs” #131

Friday 5th September


09:00 [601] ESSA, SIG-SEP : Simulation of Economic Processes, Chair: A. Tarvid


09:00 [601] Tadeusz Szuba, Stanislaw Szydlo and Pawel Skrzynski: “Recent progress on formal and computational model for A. Smiths Invisible Hand paradigm” #16

09:30 [601] Francesco Lamperti: “Tackling Model Selection and Validation: an Information Theoretic Criterion” #79


10:00 [601] Annalisa Fabretti: “A Markov Chain approach to ABM calibration” #88


09:00 [602] ESSA, SSC: Social contagion, Chair: R. Hegselmann


09:00 [602] Francisco Linares: “Social Contagion and Homophily within Romantic Networks” #22

09:30 [602] Sylvie Huet and Anastasia Shtiliyanova: “Communication apprenension, self-esteem and the Leviathan model” #30


10:00 [602] Javier Alvarez-Galvez: “Network models of minority opinion spreading” #46


09:00 [603] ESSA, SIG-SSPS: Simulating the Social Processes of Science, Chair: W. Thorngate & B. Edmonds


09:00 [603] Burton Voorhees: “Models of Information Spread in Structured Populations” #69

09:30 [603] Stefano Balietti, Michael Maes and Dirk Helbing: “On Fragmentation and Scientific Progress” #134


10:00 [603] Juan Batista Cabotà, Lorena Cadavid, Francisco Grimaldo, Giangiacomo Bravo and Flaminio Squazzoni: “A Few Bad Apples Are Enough. An Agent-Based Peer Review Game” #143


11:00 [601] ESSA, SIG-SEP : Simulation of Economic Processes, Chair: T. Szuba


11:00 [601] Daniel Westmattelmann, Marcel Goelden, Gerhard Schewe and Sascha Hokamp: “An Agent-based Concept to Analyze Elite-Athlete’s Doping Behavior” #83


11:30 [601] Nuno Magessi and Luis Antunes: “Emigration and Wealth Distribution” #138


12:00 [601] Abhijit Sengupta and Vania Sena: “Intellectual Property Framework and Dynamics of Technology Change under Sequential Innovation” #141


11:00 [602] ESSA, SSC: Social contagion, Chair: F. Linares


11:00 [602] Rainer Hegselmann: “Bounded Confidence, Radical Groups, and Charismatic Leaders” #45


11:30 [602] Widad Guechtouli: “Knowledge transfer dynamics: how to model knowledge in the first place?” #50


12:00 [602] Elena M. Tur, Paolo Zeppini and Koen Frenken: “Percolation of ideas, social pressure and homophily” #104


11:00 [603] ESSA, SSC: Evolution of Institutions, Chair: A. Koch


11:00 [603] Andreas Koch: “The Individual Agent Makes a Difference in Segregation Simulation” #27


11:30 [603] Amineh Ghorbani and Giangiacomo Bravo: “The Emergence of Institutions for the Management of the Commons” #101


12:00 [603] Daniele Vilone, Francesca Giardini and Mario Paolucci: “Partner selection supports reputation-based cooperation in a Public Goods Game” #110