CSS 2021 Schedule


Link to import schedule in Google Calendar (times are likely to be Eastern, but should correspond to the correct time in Mountain Standard.)

Thursday, November 04

10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Special Interest Group (Mesa, a Python-based agent-based modeling Framework)

The Mesa SIG will provide an introduction to Mesa, a Python agent-based modeling library. In the first half, participants will be introduced to Mesa’s modeling components, analytic tools, and visualization front-end, and build a simple demo model. The second half will include a discussion of future capabilities and priorities, and how participants can get involved in Mesa’s development and community.

Organizers: Tom Pike, David Masad, and Jacqueline Kazil

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Welcome Reception – Feel free to join (virtually, of course) and reconnect.

Friday, November 05

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:00 am – 8:30 am      Matt Koehler: President, CSSSA, opening remarks

8:30 am – 10:00 am Session 1 – Chair: Andy Collins

Peter Chew;    Quantifying Polish Anti-Semitism in Twitter: A Robust Unsupervised Approach with Signal Processing

Robin Clark and Steven Kimbrough; On Modeling Evolution in Continuous Spaces

Leo Niehorster-Cook; The Spreading-Activation Framework Does Not Explain the Effects of Degree and Clustering on Spoken Word Recognition

10:30 am – 12:00 noon Session 2 – Chair: Caroline Krejci

Ece Mutlu and Ozlem Ozmen Garibay; Effects of Assortativity on Consensus Formation with Heterogeneous Agents

Justin Mittereder, Robert Carroll, Brandon Frulla and Stephen Davies; Exploring the Impact of Social Network Density and Agent Openness on Societal Polarization

Michael Norman, Paul Silvey, Matthew Koehler and Kirbi Joe; Engineering Decentralized Enterprises: Emergent Mission Accomplishment without Centralized Command and Control

Lunch Break

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Session 3 – Chair: Zining Yang  

Srikanth Mudigonda, Santiago Nunez-Corrales, Rajesh Venkatachalapathy and Jeffrey Graham; Scheduler dependencies in Agent-Based Models: A case-study using a contagion model

Asal Pilehvari, Jason Ton, Mukundan Ram Mohan, Achla Marathe and Anil Vullikanti; Drivers and Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Virginia

Richard Sear, Rhys Leahy, Nicholas Johnson Restrepo, Yonatan Lupu and Neil Johnson; Machine Learning Reveals Adaptive COVID-19 Narratives in Online Anti-Vaccination Network

Special Session: iGSS

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Special Session: iGSS – Hosted by Joshua Epstein 

Saturday, November 06

8:30 am – 10:30 am Session 4 – Chair: Tim Gulden

Rena Sung and Jonghyuk Park; Economic Sanctions and Consumer Behavior in Target States: An Agent-Based Model of Boycott Movements

H Van Dyke Parunak; Learning Actor Preferences by Evolution

Yao Robert Djogbenou, Vissého Adjiwanou and Solène Lardoux; Using computational text analysis for identifying topics in the literatures about integration of immigrants from 1964 to 2019

Valentin Vergara Hidd, Mario Villagran and Julio Labraña; Experimenting with higher education policies: Results from a simulation

Special Session: Status and Future of ABM

11:00 am – 12:00 noon – Chair: Matt Koehler

Lunch Break

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm 

Poster Session 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Chair: Elizabeth von Briesen

Aj Alvero, Leslie Luqueño and Anthony Antonio; Computational Social Science for Research on Intersectionality: Affordances and Considerations in the Context of College Admissions

Jacob Kelter, William Conboy, Joseph Potvin and Uri Wilensky; A Macroeconomic Agent-based Modeling Framework with Arbitrary Supply Network Complexity

Yao Robert Djogbenou, Vissého Adjiwanou and Solène Lardoux; Framing immigration and integration of immigrants: A computational text analysis of Canadian newspapers and sources of bias, 1977–2020

Kevin Xiong and Bill Kennedy;  Modeling Exposures from a “Dirty Bomb”

D. Cale Reeves, Ariane Beck, Juliana Felkner and Zoltan Nagy; Who Makes It in the Long Run: Estimating Equity Impacts in Policy and Land Development Scenario Projections

Leo Niehorster-Cook; Epidemiological Dynamics with Adaptive Behavior – Global and Local Information

Sam Rohrer, David Slater, Matthew Koehler, and Sanith Wijesinghe; Generic Market Simulator NetLogo Extension

Keynote Address 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Sensemaking at Scale, Robert Axtell, Professor of Computational Social Science, George Mason University
Introduction by Matt Koehler 

Sunday, November 07

Panel: Agentization

9:00 am – 11:00 am – Chair: Robert Axtell

CSSSA Society Meeting

11:15 am – 12:00 noon – Society updates and Panel Discussion

12:00 noon – Closing remarks and adjournment: Matt Koehler

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – CAPS Special Interest Group 

Organizer: D. Cale Reeves