The experimental Special Interest Group is focused on combining the experimental approach with Social Agent-Based Modelling (ABM). More specifically, our activities focus on:

  • Forming a network for scholars to connect and collaborate with
  • Making the process of “combining” more transparent, so we can learn from each other, build forth on each other’s work, critically discuss each other’s work etc. 
  • Monitoring the current state of experimental and validation procedures in ABM. This will result in literature reviews and reports on the state of the art.
  • Summarising, developing and suggesting standards for empirically-related procedures in ABM.
  • Organising events to foster discussions and attract interest on this topic.
  • Developing roadmaps to identify major challenges, topics and procedures needing more attention, and future objectives
  • Encouraging new empirical work in ABM by:
    • giving space and attention to works bringing forward this approach
    • producing a network of researchers with similar interest
    • attracting new members
    • Publishing reviews and books
    • Organising special issues