RofASSS rapidly publishes comments in a citable format. It aims to promote academic discussion on all aspects of social simulation
How to access content
- Here on the website:
- Via the “CONTENT” link (also in above menu)
- Via the various links on the content bar (either to the left or below the page depending on your device)
- As posts on a FaceBook page: https://facebook.com/RofASSS
- On twitter at: @RofASSS
- Via an RSS feed: https://rofasss.org/feed/ (so you can subscribe using a reader or app)
- By email – use the widget at the top of the content bar to get email notifications (use the same widget to stop following)
Two recent contributions:
- A Bibliography of ABM Research Explicitly Comparing Real and Simulated Data for Validation by Edmund Chattoe-Brown
- Basic Modelling Hygiene – keep descriptions about models and what they model clearly distinct by Bruce Edmonds
The most viewed responses to the JASSS Covid19 position paper (in chronological order):
- No one can predict the future: More than a semantic dispute by Carlos de Matos Fernandes and Marijn Keijzer
- Don’t try to predict COVID-19. If you must, use Deep Uncertainty methods by Patrick Steinmann, et al.
- The ASSOCC Simulation Model: A Response to the Community Call for COVID-19 Pandemic by Amineh Ghorbani, et al.
- Designing social simulation to (seriously) support decision-making: COMOKIT, an agent-based modeling toolkit to analyze and compare the impacts of public health interventions against COVID-19 by Alexis Drogoul et al. [Version 1.0 now available!]
- Sound behavioural theories, not data, is what makes computational models useful by Umberto Gostoli and Eric Silverman
- Understanding the current COVID-19 epidemic: one question, one model by the CoVprehension Collective
For the complete list of these contributions see the JASSS-Covid19-Thread
What RofASSS Publishes
Suitable material includes (but is not limited to):
- A summary/review of a model or paper
- An idea you have had
- A question you would like the community to answer
- An issue you want to bring to the attention of others
Items that have an established home elsewhere (mature papers, book reviews, conference/job announcements or simulations) should be submitted there. For more information about submission and ideas for things to submit, see the submission page.
Advantages of Submitting to RofASSS
- Rapid publication – often submissions get published within 48 hours
- Wide dissemination – over 1500 readers are subscribed to RofASSS content via a variety of methods
- Citable – contributions are in a format that can be (and are) cited in other people’s papers
- Early dissemination – suitable for getting out an idea or issue without having to write a full paper about it, so (a) there is dated proof that the idea was yours and (b) to get feedback and discussion
- Wide range of kinds of contribution – as long as it is relevant to social simulation and promotes debate, the content can be a wide range of things, including: a summary of a paper, a response to a paper you have read, an interview, a question you would like answered, a challenge to others, an issue that needs raising, a report or comment from a conference, etc.
- Open Access – anyone with a browser can read contributions, there is no firewall.
- Permanency – we now archive pdf versions of contributions to CERN’s Zenodo archive, so they will persist even if this website eventually closes.
- It is free – we do not ask for fees of any kind; RofASSS is produced by the effort of those involved
For more about RofASSS see the About page.