Following the success of the online Social Simulation Week 2020 (see http://ssc2020.behavelab.org/), held in September 2020, the European Social Simulation Association is organizing a Social Simulation FesT (SocSimFesT2021), to take place 15-20 March 2021. The idea is to make best use of the alternative opportunities offered by an online meeting format to organize a different kind of event than a face-to-face conference The Social Simulation Conference 2021 will be in Krak√≥w in the week of 24 September as announced at Social Simulation Week 2020.

This is a call for session proposals at Social Simulation FesT 2021.

Sessions are 1.5 hours or 3 hours in duration (the latter comprising two adjacent slots with a break in between). Session organizers are responsible for arranging the content of the session. To propose a session, please write a 300-word description of your session, whilst making clear the following (not included in the 300 words):

1. Session duration: 1.5 or 3 hours (the latter comprising two adjacent slots with a break in between). Session organizers are responsible for arranging the content of the session.

2. Session timing preference (relative to Central European Time): early morning, late morning, early afternoon, late afternoon. (Precise times for these are to be decided, but assume late morning sessions will finish on or before 12:30, and early afternoon sessions start on or after 13:30; whilst early morning sessions will start on or after 07:00 and late afternoon sessions end on or before 19:00.)

3. Session type: what kind of session you are hoping to organize. One of the following options:

a. Tutorials and demonstrations: guided usage of a software tool or model that participants in your session will download and try.

b.  Introductions to social simulation: outreach on social simulation tailored to disciplines and research areas.

c.  Seminar: focused group discussion on a particular topic with one presentation introducing it, and extended Q&A afterwards.

d.  Workshop: facilitated group discussion using online workshop tools and breakout groups.

e. Other interactive formats.

4.   A brief description of your sessions including how you will take advantage of the opportunities offered by the online format.

Please submit your proposal using this form: https://forms.gle/ZqqaDeMyBHZWqXSr7

Important dates

Deadline submission of proposals: 27th of November 2020.

Decisions will be sent out on the 7th of December 2020.

Best regards,

The festival committee

Harko Verhagen, Melania Borit, Gary Polhill, Geeske Scholz, Timo Szczepanska, Nanda Wijermans