[FOM] 2nd CfA: Summer School On Computer Simulation Methods
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School: On Computer Simulation Methods
25-29, 2017, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
Michael Resch, Viola Schiaffonati, Giuseppe Primiero, Andreas
transformation of science through computer simulation is often
considered to be a methodological one. A lot of literature has been
dedicated to determining the relationship between computer
simulation, experiments or theories as the classical sources of
relation is both methodologically and technically complex. On the one
hand, it is difficult for philosophers, social scientists, and
historians to gain detailed insight into the methods used among
practitioners. On the other hand, for computer scientists and
practitioners in general, the methodological limitations and design
constraints that simulation techniques impose on hypothesis
formulation and testing may not be obvious. The summer school
addresses these problems by offering lectures and tutorials on
computer simulation methods for scholars from the humanities, social
sciences, and computer science.
morning sessions will include lectures by faculty members, focusing
on the philosophical, methodological, and technical aspects of
different simulation techniques (including numerical methods,
software techniques, visualization, agent-based modelling, and
computational experiments). These will be followed by project
presentations by participants. The afternoons will be dedicated to
hands-on tutorials by practitioners. Finally, in the evenings,
distinguished scholars will offer lectures on the most inspiring and
exciting issues in this increasingly important research area.
(confirmed and requested)
Angius (Sassari), Petra Gehring (TU Darmstadt), Andreas Kaminski
(Stuttgart), Johannes Lenhard (Bielefeld), Giuseppe Primiero
(London), Michael Resch (Stuttgart), Viola Schiaffonati (Milan),
Angelo Vermeulen (Delft)
Who is it for?
(especially but not exclusively postgraduates) from the humanities
and social sciences who are interested in learning more about the
methodological dimensions of computer simulation;
scientists and practitioners in simulation who are interested in
deepening their knowledge on the foundations, methods, and
implications of their techniques.
Prerequisites for participation?
skills (knowledge of programming languages, simulation experience)
are helpful, but not required. Acquaintance with the literature in
contemporary philosophy of science is useful, but will not be
How to apply?
number of participants is limited to 20. To apply, email
kaminski at hlrs.de.
proposals must be submitted by May 30, 2017 and include:
of your research (max. one page);
or topics you are interested in regarding the summer school (just a
will be notified by June 30, 2017.
What are the costs?
is no fee, but participants will have to cover their travel and hotel
expenses. The organizers will happily help participants organize
their journey and hotel stay.
DHST/DLMPST Interdivision Commission on the History and Philosophy of
Computing (www.hapoc.org) will
offer two bursaries of $250 each to support travel and accommodation
costs of young researchers. To apply for this funding, please
forward your application to
Liesbeth de Mol liesbeth.demol at univ-lille3.fr
Giuseppe Primiero G.Primiero at mdx.ac.uk
by May 31, 2017. Applicants will be informed
of decisions pertaining to both funding and proposal submission at
the same time (June 30, 2017).
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