105.622 Computational Social Simulation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

Students shall learn which methods are applicable to simulate different socio-economic systems/problems. Furthermore they shall be able to adapt and use simulations (especially agent-based simulations) to gain insights and analyze suited socio-economic problems. Additionally, one of the main objectives is that students understand nature and reasons for the inherent complexity of socio-economic systems.

Subject of course

Basic concepts of computational social simulation especially agent based simulation in a socio-economic context
Comparison of agent based simulation with other computational social simulation methods
Some seminal examples of agent based simulations
Introduction to simulation software (Netlogo)
Experimenting with agent based simulations
Analyzing simulation results
Developing small computational simulations
Generating dynamic social networks

Additional information

The course has a small lecture part and a large exercise part - consisting of three group assignments, which have to be solved in groups of 3-4 students.

This course is part of the Business Informatics master curriculum (066 926).

Please register in the group "Main Registration" in TISS - preferrably before the initial meeting.



Course dates

Thu15:00 - 17:0007.03.2019 - 16.05.2019EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Computational Social Simulation - Single appointments
Thu07.03.201915:00 - 17:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Thu14.03.201915:00 - 17:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Thu21.03.201915:00 - 17:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Thu28.03.201915:00 - 17:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Thu04.04.201915:00 - 17:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Thu11.04.201915:00 - 17:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Thu02.05.201915:00 - 17:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Thu09.05.201915:00 - 17:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Thu16.05.201915:00 - 17:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS Lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Grading consists of an individual part (written exam) and a group effort (theoretical, experimental and development group assignments).

Extensive course information will be available in TUWEL after the initial meeting. Group formation will also be realized in TUWEL.

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

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Main Registration11.02.2019 00:0008.03.2019 23:59



No lecture notes are available.

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