National Chengchi University, Taiwan


The 2nd Summer School on Computational Social Sciences
August 18th -- 29th, 2008


Simulation, a new niche in studying social phenomena, has emerged and finds its way to prosper in the field of social sciences. Aligned with human subject experiments and fundamental studies in human behavior, simulations are increasingly acknowledged to provide insights of complex social interactions, which are hard to be characterized by any traditional research methods. Such promising approach, yet, needs important contributions from interdisciplinary researchers to harvest its benefits. This Summer School is accordingly established to promote such interdisciplinary researches and to cultivate interested scholars to devote themselves to the development of computational social sciences.


Prof. Shu-Heng Chen, Dept. of Economics, NCCU, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Overview of a research grand plan in computational social sciences


Prof. Akira Namatame, Dept. of Computer Science, Japan Defense Academy, Japan

Agent-Based Modeling with Interacting Agents


Prof. Carmen-Eugenia Costea, Dept. of Commercial Economics and Management, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania

               Econophysics and Complexity


Dr. Michael North, Decision and Information Sciences Division, Argonne National Lab, Dept. of Energy, US

Agent-based Modeling and Simulation with Repast


Prof. Laszlo Gulyas, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary

Agent-based modeling and simulation with MASS



National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.


The summer school will take place in the campus of National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan. NCCU is located at the foot of Chi-nan Mountain, the famous tourist tea mountain in the south of Taipei City, with the Ching-mei River in the west, creating a beautiful and tranquil learning environment and easy access to many Chinese cultural attractions, such as Palace Museum, the world-tallest building Taipei 101, Chi-nan Temple, Mao-kong Tourist Tea Garden, and traditional Taiwanese night markets, etc.


         Registration fee: NTD 1,500 (approx. US$50). Fee will be refunded to students who attend all sessions of at least one course. 
Dormitory Accommodation: NTD 300 per night per person. 4 people share one room. Must be prepaid.


Interested researchers with educational background equivalent to or higher than senior undergraduate level are welcome to send their application by August 10, 2008 via e-mail to or for evaluation. The application should include:

-- A one-to-two-page statement of intent

--   A copy of transcript (waived for faculty members)

We look forward to seeing you at the summer school!