Simulation for social sciences

25 February - 1 March 2002, Chiang Mai

Multi-Agent Systems (MAS),

Social Sciences and

Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM)


Prof. Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey, UK

Report on the training is available


  1. Dr. Benchaphun S. Ekasingh ( University of Chiang-Mai, Multiple Cropping Center)
  2. F. Bousquet (CIRAD-IRRI)

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Position the mouse on the faces to see the names of the participants.

Methi Ekasingh, Chalermpol Samrapong (CMU), Piyasak Ontaworn, Sitanon Jesdapipat, Sakunchai Sakundit (Chulalongkorn University) are missing on this slide.

Course Objectives

To improve knowledge on techniques of developing simulations to help with the exploration and understanding of social and economic issues. The emphasis will be on the use of simulation for social sciences. It will provide a rationale for using simulation in the social sciences and outline a number of approaches to social simulation at a level of detail that would enable participants to understand the literature.


Day 8h30-10h 10h30-12h 13h30-15h


Monday 25 Opening Ceremony   Group Work  
Tuesday 26 Methods Discussion session: groups conceive models Cellular automata Exercice on computer
Wednesday 27 Multi agent systems: principles Example Learning and evolutionary modelsGroups conceive models- computer exercises
Thursday 28 Participatory models  
Free time for discussions, exercices
Friday 18
Monday 21  
Tuesday 22  
Wednesday 23  
Thursday 24  
Friday 25  


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