RofASSS rapidly publishes comments in a citable format without fees or a paywall – it aims to promote academic discussion on all aspects of social simulation

Recent Contributions:

A series on modelling for crises:

  1. Designing Crisis Models: Report of Workshop Activity and Prospectus for Future Research by By: Mike Bithell, Giangiacomo Bravo, Edmund Chattoe-Brown, René Mellema, Harko Verhagen and Thorid Wagenblast
  2. Towards an Agent-based Platform for Crisis Management by Christian Kammler, Maarten Jensen, Rajith Vidanaarachchi and Cezara Păstrăv
  3. A Tale of Three Pandemic Models: Lessons Learned for Engagement with Policy Makers Before, During, and After a Crisis by Emil Johansson, Vittorio Nespeca, Mikhail Sirenko, Mijke van den Hurk, Jason Thompson, Kavin Narasimhan, Michael Belfrage, Francesca Giardini, and Alexander Melchior
  4. An Institute for Crisis Modelling (ICM) – Towards a resilience center for sustained crisis modeling capability by Fabian Lorig, Bart de Bruin, Melania Borit, Frank Dignum, Bruce Edmonds, Sinéad M. Madden, Mario Paolucci, Nicolas Payette and Loïs Vanhée

How to access content

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
  • Book reviews (of new or older books)
  • Reports of model reproductions
  • New social simulation tools

Items that have an established home elsewhere (mature papers, 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 – submissions often get published within 48 hours
  • Wide dissemination – over 1000 readers are subscribed to RofASSS content via a variety of methods (see above)
  • Citable – contributions are in a format that can be (and are) cited in other people’s papers (for examples see here)
  • 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: 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 on a conference,  etc.
  • Open Access – anyone with a browser can read contributions, there is no paywall. You can reuse content according to the CC BY-ND licence, including archiving copies or having a copy on your website.
  • Permanency – we are in the process of archiving pdf versions of contributions to CERN’s Zenodo archive, so they will persist even if this website eventually closes
  • 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.

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