Monday 1st September


PC Rooms & Seminar Rooms, see details bellow


See Timetable







Monday 1st September


PC rooms “AandB(Social Sciences Library Building)

PC room “LIAM(LSDS - Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology)


This is a Conference event. Any registered participant can attend to the tutorials, with the  only constraint of available PC terminals in the classrooms.


Human-in-the-loop tools (Human-machine interaction)


SociAAL Tutorial (10:00, PC Room B) “Modelling and Simulation Ambient Assisted Living”. Conducted by Jorge Gómez, Pablo Campillo and Juan Pavón (GRASIA-UCM, Spain)


MASS / PET Tutorial (15:00, PC Room LIAM) “PET: The Participatory Extension of a Multi-Agent Simulation Suite”. Conducted by László Gulyás (Intelligent Applications and Web Services, AITIA International, Inc., Hungary)



High-performance Computing tools (Supercomputing infrastructures)


PANDORA Tutorial (10:00, PC Room LIAM) “A C++/Python platform to access the power of ABM supercomputing”. Conducted by Xavier Rubio (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain)


FLAME Tutorial (12:00, PC Room LIAM) “Agent-based Simulations using FLAME”. Conducted by Claudio Márquez Pérez and Eduardo César (Support Tools for Performance Tunning Group, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems Department, UAB, Spain)



Meta-modeling tools (No code needed)


Modelling4All Tutorial (12:00, PC Room B) “Help people understand a NetLogo model by building it, without writing any code”. Conducted by Howard Noble (University of Oxford, UK) & Richard Taylor (Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden).


IODA Tutorial (15:00, PC Room B) “IODA: An interaction oriented approach to multi-agent simulations”. Conducted by Sèbastien Picault (University of Lille 1, France).



Prototyping virtual societies (Entry-level tool)


Netlogo First Steps I & II (10:00 and 12:00, PC Room “A”) “An entry-level tool for building artificial societies”. Conducted by Gabriel Wurzer (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) and Francisco J. Miguel (Laboratory of Socio-Historical Dynamics Simulation, UAB, Spain).



Monday 1st September


ESSA @ work (8:45-18:05, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology seminar rooms).

This is a side event to the SSC'14 conference and it requires explicit registration and payment. For more information, please contact the ESSA @ work website <link> or the organising committee: Cara Kahl, Iris Lorscheid, Frithjof Stöppler and Nanda Wijermans.

A workshop where any modeller can receive and give support on their and others’ simulation work in progress. Work in progress means that your work relates to questions and issues you have while in the design, building or validation & verification stages of modelling. This explicitly excludes finished projects. On the workshop day, modellers and experts discuss simulation projects guided by modellers’ current questions and form small, parallel discussion groups based on emerging topics. Questions and simulation projects can be diverse, but always related to current work in progress. Exemplary issues are: formalisation, gathering/use of empirical data, (design of) simulation experiments, using programming toolkits, validation & verification. The combination of highly involved people, cutting-edge research and a constructive atmosphere makes the meetings valuable for all participants.


MIRACLE project metadata workshop (15:00-17:00, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology Seminar C).

An informal workshop on “Metadata for Social Simulation Outputs”, conducted by Gary Polhill (Human-Natural Systems Research, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen)

    The MIRACLE project has been funded under the Digging into Data call to use data-mining approaches to analyse high-volume datasets that can be created by simulation models, and has the goal of making these tools accessible to the social simulation community. As part of this project, we need to define metadata standards to describe the outputs of social simulations, and ideally we would draw on requirements from the community. This workshop, which accompanies another being held at iEMSs in June, will be used to discuss these requirements, and how they fit with a prototype standard.


For more information, please contact Gary Polhill <Gary.Polhill@hutton.ac.uk>.