RofASSS does not intend to duplicate the content of other sites. So mature papers should be directed towards a suitable journal (e.g. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation or Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory); job or conference announcements to the relevant mailing list or forum (e.g. SIMSOC or job announcements); and simulation models to a suitable archive (e.g. the modelbase).

We envisage that the site will be composed of items that are (usually) shorter than a full paper.  For example:

  • An original item relevant to social simulation. This could be, among others:
    • A suggestion for future study.
    • An academic stand-alone point that is too small for a journal article.
    • A question that the author wants answering (similar to Wikipedia’s “Notes and Queries”).
    • An answer to a question already published in the Q&A section.
    • A suggested target for comment with reasons why it is important.
    • A summary of, or pointer to, recent developments in a related field (such as empirical human or environmental sciences, modelling techniques and technology, artificial intelligence, social robotics or serious games).
    • An interview with someone in the field
    • A summary or analysis of a publication or other informative entity on the web
    • A review of a simulation model
    • A comment upon the field as a whole
    • Political or ethical issues relevant to social simulation
    • A book review – any relevant book, new or old
    • Reports of model reproductions
    • Reports of new tools for social simulation (major release or major updates only)
  • A comment upon:
    • A permanent relevant item on the web, for example: a news item, a journal article, a book, a paper on a public journal archive or a model in a public archive like OpenABM. Thus book, paper or model reviews welcome – whether these are old or new.
    • Another item published on RofASSS

However, we are open to other kinds of contribution if they fit in with the aims and spirit of the site.

Items will be published under the Creative Commons’ Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND) Licence (v4.0). This lets others reuse and redistribute the work (e.g. quotes or in training slides) but it cannot be shared with others in adapted form (people can not edit it to say something different), and credit must be provided to you (e.g. by citing the original).

To submit you can fill in the form below. If your piece is complex, with things like footnotes and pictures then email the same information to (in a word processor format not Latex please). If you want your submission to be published anonymously, tick that option or tell us.

For discussion about social simulation research