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Event: Workshop: Agent Based Modelling across Social Science, Economics, and Philosophy

Event date October 21, 2016 - October 22, 2016
Submission deadline September 07, 2016
Location Germany
Host(s) University of Bamberg
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“Agent Based Modelling across Social Science, Economics, and Philosophy”

Bamberg, Germany
21.10.2016 – 22.10.2016

Agent-based models (ABM) are a recent tool in philosophy and the social sciences. To date, ABMs have been applied to a wide variety of topics ranging from simulating ecological systems to highly idealized models of opinion dynamics or emerging social norms. This workshop aims to bring together different approaches to ABM in philosophy and the social sciences. The objective is to represent the wide spectrum of applications of ABM and encourage exchange between various approaches. A further objective is to foster discussion about the nature of ABMs and the opportunities and potential pitfalls of their use in these disciplines.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to

·  Patterns of Conflict and Cooperation
· Social Capital
· Tax Compliance
· Competition between Political Parties
· Belief and Opinion Dynamics
· Emerging Norms of Cooperation
· The Role and Functioning of Toy Models
·  Philosophy of Science of Simulations

To submit, please upload an extended abstract of 3 pages or less to no later than August 31st

Conference participation is free of charge. Travel subsidies are available.

Selected contributions will be invited to submit for a special issue “Agent-based Models in Economics, Philosophy and the Social Sciences” of the journal Historical Social Research (HSR).

Historical Social Research (HRS) is an international, peer-reviewed English-language journal for the application of formal methods in the social sciences. The scope of the journal includes quantitative research and computer-assisted qualitative research in the social sciences and historical sociology. The journal explicitly endorses interdisciplinary work, in particular involving fields such as philosophy, economics, and the information sciences. Historical Social Research is published by GESIS, the Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany.
HSR offers full and open access to all articles through its website. All articles are also accessible through JSTOR. The journal is abstracted and indexed in SocINDEX, Social Science Citation Index, and several other systems (see self-description and profile on HSR authors retain the right to publish their HSR article on their own websites and other non-commercial platforms.

Kai Fischbach (Bamberg)
Dominik Klein (Bamberg/Bayreuth)
Johannes Marx (Bamberg)

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