Date: 12th - 16th September 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Application periode has ended, all applicants have been informed about the review result.
Coordinating university:Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
The content of this interdisciplinary course is tailored according to the individual needs of the participants. The course will introduce the participants to:
- Multi-agent modelling & simulation using MARS
- Sharpening your individual research question
- Establishing conceptual models
- Implementing MARS models
- Creating and running agent-based simulation scenarios
- Working with temporal and spatial data, and
- Deriving value from simulation runs.
If requested, aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can also be incorporated.
- Seminaristic lessons
- Hands-on experimentation in small groups
- Group discussions
Expected learning outcomes:
Participants who have successfully completed this module should:
- have gained practical experiences in working in international and interdisciplinary teams
- have acquired an overview about agent-based modelling and how/when to apply this paradigm
- be capable of designing and implementing basic MARS models
This course is aimed at (Southern African) PhD Students, post docs, lecturers and scientists from a variety of disciplines, with a general interest in the SPACES II programme research themes.
South African participants’ travel, accommodation and basic catering will funded. The following criteria will be used to select South African participants:
- Personal motivation letter that articulates how the course will benefit the participant especially in terms of their academic development
- A supporting letter from an academic mentor
- South African National Research Foundation’s diversity and gender criteria
Prof. Dr. Thomas Clemen, Mars Group, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences);
Prof Dr. Karen Bradshaw, Rhodes University;
Dr. Ulfia Lenfers, Mars Group, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences