BEHAVE Summer School
On Agent Based Modelling 2024

University of Brescia, Department of Information Engineering
via Branze 38, Brescia, Italy, 2-13 September 2024 (hybrid)

Jointly organised by the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan and the Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, and supported by ESSA-The European Social Simulation Association

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Jointly organised by the Behave Lab, University of Milan, and University of Brescia, this school aims to train students on agent-based modelling by theoretical and practical lectures, daily hands-on sessions on NetLogo, project presentations, and personal counselling by experts.

"The Behave School is an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best agent-based modeling experts and researchers. The 2-week program is a great introduction to ABM for beginners yet offers sufficient depth for more advanced modelers. And the location in Brescia close to Lake Iseo is not to be missed."

The school is hybrid with up to 40 participants in Brescia and unlimited others remotely connected. The training will take from 10-13AM to 2-5PM (CET Time).
The first week is addressed to beginners or experts needing a refresh and will introduce the principles and methods of agent-based modelling, the features of NetLogo and practicting with modelling exercises.
The second week will provide advanced training on model calibration and validation, with intense training on statistical techniques for parameter estimation and analysis.
In both weeks, examples of classic and contemporary agent-based models will be coded from scratch in the class, step-by-step, with the faculty helping each student.

  • Assistance and customized counselling on personal research projects and models during the whole week with experts will be provided so that students will have the opportunity to create and improve their own models.
  • Project presentation. There will be slots for personal project presentations.
  • Coding Skills. No previous coding skills required during the first week.

The 2024 faculty includes

The list of Invited lecturers, Instructors and Assistants includes:

Schedule TBA