Date: 12th - 16th September 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Application is closed since 1st July, 2022. The review periode has started and all applicants will be informed about their status in due time.
Coordinating university: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
SPACES project: EMSAfrica
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:
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