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ESSA 2009

Submissions are Closed

Revised Submission

Revised submissions may be made through the EasyChair conference system. Instructions and access are here. Deadline: July 1st 2009.

Student Papers

PhD students who wish to be considered for a bursary or award and who are the principal author of a submitted paper should indicate this by choosing the appropriate option during the electronic submission procedure. There will be up to 5 bursaries each worth £500 (c. €600) available for PhD students who are the principal author of an accepted paper. To be eligible the student must attend the conference; be a paid-up member of ESSA; and not have access to other sources of funding.

Separately, all PhD students who are principal authors will be considered for a “Best Student Paper – ESSA 2009” award at the conference.

Participants who wish to appy for the "Volterra Consulting Replication Prize" may click here for eligibility and submission details.

Special Topics

Although papers on any subject relevant to social simulation are acceptable, there will be a number of special sessions during the conference. These are as follows:

  • Special Topic: Social Processes of Science

  • Special Topic: Social Conflict

  • Special Topic: Market Dynamics

  • Special Topic: Rich Cognitive Models

  • Special Topic: Policy Modelling

  • Special Topic: Social Norms

  • Special Topic: Societal Transitions

  • If you want your paper to be programmed into a special sesssion then indicate this when submitting this by choosing the topic from the list in the EasyChair submission pages. Your paper will be evaluated in exactly the same way as all other papers at ESSA 2009, but will be scheduled within a session for that Topic.

    Important Dates

    15th April, 2009Deadline for submissions
    1st June, 2009Notification of acceptance
    1st June, 2009Registration opens
    1st July, 2009Deadline for submission of final versions of papers
    14 June, 2009Early registration closes
    14–18th Sept., 2009Conference

    Format for Submission

    We prefer papers to be submitted as a PDF file for the reviewing stage. If this is not possible, a Microsoft Word format file is acceptable. The format for submission is according to LNCS style. A template for preparing submissions using Microsoft Word can be downloaded from here. Remember submissions must be be anonymised.


    All the accepted papers will be included in the ESSA 2009 electronic proceedings. The best accepted papers will be published in a post-proceedings.



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