Summer School - Computational Modelling, 10-14 September 2018, Spain


April 01, 2018

Event Date:

September 10, 2018 - September 14, 2018

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Summer School in Digital Archaeology

Computational Modelling

A model is a simplified, and often abstract, representation of a real-world system. We all work with models, whether it is a map, a multiple regression analysis, a hypothesis (conceptual model) or a simulation. Scientific process consists predominantly of developing, testing and comparing different models and the use of formal, computational methods to do so has transformed many disciplines. Archaeology could benefit immensely from a wider adoption of such methods but the technological know-how remains a hurdle. This summer school aims to break this pattern.

The summer school will focus on: data modelling, semantic modelling, network science and, in particular, agent-based modelling. Click on any of the tiles to learn more about these techniques.

The aim of the Summer School is to provide comprehensive training in computational modelling in archaeology. In particular,  focus on: agent-based modelling, network science, semantic technology, and research software development.

The Summer School will take place inBarcelonabetween10-14 September 2018immediately after theAnnual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists(EAA2018).

If you are

a masters, or PhD student in archaeology, anthropology, history or a similar subject, a post-doc or an early career researcher, a lecturer, a commercial archaeologists or a heritage specialist,

and if

  • you are interested in computational modelling, or
  • you want to learn how to code your hypotheses rather than write them up, or
  • you work on a complex problem which resists standard treatments, or
  • your supervisor told you to ‘go learn how to do simulations/networks/semantic web’, or
  • your students seem to be doing some magic with computers and you want to help them but don’t know the tools,

then this workshop is for you!

What will you learn?

  • the modelling process, from finding the right research questions to publishing your groundbreaking results;
  • the theory and practice of agent-based modelling, network science and semantic modelling;
  • how to model archaeological data and how to create an archaeological simulation;
  • basic and intermediate programming skills in NetLogo and Pandas (Python data analysis library;
  • how to make your code better, clearer and faster;


The cost of the Summer School is €100 and includes:
  • attendance over five days,
  • course materials,
  • lunch.
Please note that the registration does not include the cost of accommodation or travel.Thanks to the generosity of Complex Systems Society program is able to offer a number of bursaries. The application process will be opened in early January.

Application Form

To apply simply fill in thhe form on website

It will ask you about the following:

  • name and email;

  • status (Master student, Phd student, Post-doc, Faculty, etc.);

  • affiliation if any;

  • a short paragraph about your research interest;

  • a short paragraph about why the summer school will benefit you.

A few additional questions will be asked if you want to be considered for the bursary.


Thanks to the generous support of the Complex Systems Society we are able to offer seven bursaries, which will cover between 60-80% of the registration fee.

If you would like to be considered for a bursary please indicate it in the pre-registration form. Priority will be given to the following:

  • researchers coming from countries listed in the B category of EAA membership 
  • researchers from outside of Catalunya;
  • researchers with no institutional support for the travel costs;
  • in case of match between applicants preference will be given to researchers with disabilities, researchers coming from under-represented ethnicities and female researchers (in that order).

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Publish Date
March 07, 2018
Link To Original