Workshop: Policy Modelling in Practice

The Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS) at the University of Surrey organises a one day workshop on Policy Modelling.
When Dec 08, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Prince Philip House, The Royal Academy of Engineering, London, UK
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Attendees Researchers, policy makers, policy consultants
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The use of social simulation to address policy questions has a strong intuitive appeal to researchers and policy makers, but also faces considerable challenges and misconceptions. This workshop aims to explore the approaches, experiences and outcomes of the use of social simulation in policy making contexts. The objective is to reflect on the realities of engaging with policy makers, rather than to describe model specifications in detail. Participation by both researchers and practitioners is encouraged.

Suggested topics for presentations could include, but are not limited to:
• Participating in the policy process
• Gaining access, trust and time with policy makers
• Dealing with data availability
• Being timely - contributing when policy makers are receptive
• Dealing with expectations - communicating model interpretations, limitations and appropriate use to policy makers
• Formulating modelling research questions with policy makers
• Matching types of models to policy problems


Abstracts (no more than 300 words) of presentations should be sent to Accepted speakers will be given about 20 minutes presentation time.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: 31st October 2014,
  • Notification of acceptance: 14th November 2014