Workshop Programme

BackgroundVariation1_bottom_green  Third Workshop of the Series:

Research methods for investigating complexity of social construction

12 June, 2014

Lecture Theatre B, Lecture Theatre Building
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

9.30-9.45 Arrival, registration, tea and coffee

9.45-10.00  Opening Remarks: Nigel Gilbert – University of Surrey

10.00- 11.00 Opening Lecture: Andy Stirling – Sussex University
Keep it Complex: Multicriteria mapping as a tool for ‘opening up’ construction of complexity

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.15 Rob Axtell – George Mason University, Oxford University
Emergence of institutions of self-governance on the commons

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch Break

13.15 – 13.45 Amineh Ghorbani – Delft University
Structuring socio-technical complexity: Modelling agent systems using institutional analysis

13.45 -15.05 Modeling social complexity: ideas and approaches

Vessela Daskolova – University of Cambridge
Modeling categorisation – Learning categorizations of strategy spaces

Bruce Edmonds – Manchester Metropolitan University
Modeling belief systems – Explanatory coherence and belief change

Özge Dilaver – University of Surrey, British School at Athens
Modeling institutions – Technology diffusion and social change

Tina Balke – University of Surrey
Modeling social practices – Conceptualising social practices as agents

15.05 – 15.15 Coffee break

15.15-16.00 Group work session on modeling social complexity

16.00-16.30 Panel Discussion

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