SKIN 3 Workshop

SKIN 3 Workshop: Joining Complexity Science and Social Simulation for Policy

A workshop at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 22-23 May, 2014

This 2-days workshop organised by the EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment GmbHas its annual conference with two co-organisers and one local host will bring together two scientific communities to join forces in research on innovation policy modelling. Innovation intersects the concerns of complexity science and social simulation. The intention of the workshop is to explore how complexity models and social simulation can be used to improve and inform the innovation policy making process. The workshop will take place at Eotvos University, Budapest (Hungary), from 22 to 23 May 2014 and is supported by the EGovPoliNet and Non-Equilibrium Social Science projects and by the COST-action KNOWeSCAPE.

The workshop will focus on three key overlapping themes:

  • Modelling, understanding and managing innovation policy using the SKIN model
  • Large scale data and scalability for research and innovation policy modelling
  • SKIN between complexity science and social science: mechanisms and components

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Bruce Edmonds (Centre of Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK)
  • Prof. Erik Johnston (Center for Policy Informatics, Arizona State University, USA)


The current version of the programme is here.

SKIN Book Launch

The Workshop will use the opportunity to launch the SKIN book that will have been just published by Springer. There will be a book launch event in the evening of the first workshop day.


Local Organiser: George Kampis (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

Programme Committee: Wander Jager, Jeff Johnson, Paul Ormerod, Andrea Scharnhorst, Flaminio Squazzoni, Klaus G. Troitzsch