UNIGIS Winter School
Spatial Simulation Modelling
Salzburg, 13. – 22. Feb. 2019
Assoc. Prof. Gudrun Wallentin (Geoinformatics and Ecology, University of Salzburg)
Dr. Christian Neuwirth (Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg)
This course addresses students and early career researchers, who are interested in spatially explicit simulation of natural and/or social systems by the means of agent-based modelling. Individuals from domains such as Geoinformatics, Geography, Ecology, Social Science, Spatial Planning, or Forestry are welcome. Interest in computational methods is a prerequisite, but no prior knowledge in modelling or programming is needed.
Participants: 8 – 20
University of Salzburg,
Dept. of Geoinformatics,
Simulation models help to gain a better understanding of complex, living systems. In this winter school, you will get hands-on experience with the concepts and methods of spatially-explicit agent-based modelling. Models will target and integrate a range of domains and application areas. Supported by experienced modellers, you will develop your modelling skills step-by-step. After the winter school, you will be able to conceptualise, implement and validate your own models to conduct research on complex systems and to solve applied management problems.
In the winter school, you will model real-world questions in interdisciplinary groups. While we provide case studies, you are encouraged to work on your own research problems. During a field trip we will visit the Deptarment’s Landscape Lab close to Salzburg and enjoy a (hopefully) beautiful winter day in the surroundings of Salzburg.
GAMA, an open source platform for spatially-explicit agent-based modelling, will be used for lecturing and tutoring. Support for NetLogo can be provided.
€ 450.- (excl. travel and accomodation);
For UNIGIS Students and ClubUNIGIS members: € 300.- (excl. travel and accomodation)
Your can stay at a place close to the winter school location, e.g. the hostel Kolpinghaus or Hotel Plainbrücke. Towards the pittoresque old town, there are a couple of hotels around the train station, which is 15 minutes walking distance from TechnoZ or even further up the river along the bus line 6 towards the centre (see also the public transport map).
Contact and application
Apply here online.
We will issue the invoice and all information regarding the winter school to the provided email address. In case you experience any difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available places will be allocated in the order of registration dates (receipt of payment).
download Flyer UNIGIS Winter School “Spatial Simulation” (pdf)