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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.

2022S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
TUWEL

Properties

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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the conceptes and techniques which are presented in the section ”Contents“ with technical vocabulary.

Furthermore, students can

  • asses the complexity of various economic and socio-economic systems and processes,
  • asses the suitability of different simulation methods to map, describe, explain and simulate such systems,
  • apply different simulation techniques to study simple socio-economic systems,
  • create, simulate and analyze simple models of socio-economic systems with heterogeneous agents.

Furthermore the students can

  • independently solve assigned tasks on time,
  • communicate and justify the prepared solutions,
  • create simple simulations and models in small work groups.

Subject of course

Basic concepts of computational social simulation especially agent based simulation in a socio-economic context:

  • Introduction to the simulation of social and socioeconomic systems
  • Overwiew and comparison of selected methods of comptational social simulation
  • Basics of the system dynamics simulation approach (SD)
  • Basics of selected bottom-up simulation techniques (Microsimulation, CA)
  • Introduction to agent based modelling (ABM)
  • Conducting experiments with agent based simulations
  • Introduction to simulation result analysis
  • Introduction to social network analysis with regard to computer simulations
  • Introduction to basic agent-based computer simulation software (Netlogo)

Teaching methods

  • Lecture units that present the most important concepts, terms and methods
  • Introduction to the usage of the Netlogo software package (freeware) and the Netlogo simulation language
  • Groupwork concerning deepening the knowledge of the relevant basic concepts and methods
  • Groupwork concerned with the execution of simulation experiments using simulation software and existing simulation models
  • Groupwork concerned with the creating of a simple simulation

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

Please enrol in/register for the course in TISS - preferrably before the initial meeting.
Participation in the initial meeting is compulsory.


Please note that due to the COVID situation the format of the course may change to online mode!


Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu14:00 - 16:0003.03.2022 - 30.06.2022Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Computational Social Simulation - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu03.03.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu10.03.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu17.03.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu24.03.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu31.03.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu07.04.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu28.04.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu05.05.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu12.05.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu19.05.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu02.06.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu09.06.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu23.06.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Thu30.06.202214:00 - 16:00Hörsaal 15 105.622: Computational Social Simulation
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The group exercise part has to be worked on in groups of 3-4 students in the form of three homework assignments, each requiring the writing of a report. Furthermore, the lecture part requires passing a written individual exam.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu17:00 - 18:0013.10.2022Sem.R. DB gelb 04 written22.06.2022 00:00 - 11.10.2022 23:59TISSLast Exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.02.2022 00:01 07.03.2022 23:59 07.03.2022 23:59

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

No official requirements, understanding of basic economic concepts helpful, basic programming skills required

Students of all curricula with an interest in complex social systems are welcome.

Continuative courses

Language

English