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Day 1: Modelling Humans

led by Iza Romanowska


09:15-09:30 Introduction by Eleftheria Paliou

09:30-10:30 Lecture: Modelling dispersals - what is modelling, why do we do it, what can be achieved. Presentation of published dispersal models and their major features

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:00 Practical: Basic Netlogo skills. Hands-on tutorial using global dispersal as the model development example

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-15:30 Group exercise: solving modelling challenges in groups of 3-4

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 Practical: Movement algorithms - how to model human movement - a guided tutorial

17:30-18:00 Lecture: presentation of the variability model

19:30 Optional dinner for all participants. Brauerei Päffgen, Friesenstraße 64-66, 50670 Köln

Day 2: Modelling Humans in their Environment


09:00-09:45 Lecture (Fulco Scherjon): Space in ABM: From friction maps to climate curves

09:45-10:45 Lecture & Practical (Iza Romanowska): Modelling settlement movement and distribution over time.

10:45-11.15 Coffee break

11:15-12:15 Lecture & Practical (Lennart Linde): Game Theory as a Framework for ABMs

12:15-13:00 Lecture (Lennart Linde): A Game of Hillforts

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-15:15 Lecture (Stephen Henn): Simulating demographically viable populations

15:15-16:00 Lecture (Fulco Scherjon): Presentation of the HomininSpace model

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:30 Discussion (Iza Romanowska): summary, where to go from here, best practice in modelling work, resources, participants’ feedback.