Humboldt State University will again offer a one-week short course on individual-based modeling, in July 2015, with instructors Steve Railsback, Volker Grimm, and Steve Lytinen. The course is directed primarily at college-level faculty and staff interested in teaching individual-based (or “agent-based”) modeling classes based on the textbook by Railsback and Grimm (http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9639.html http://www.railsback-grimm-abm-book.com/ ). However, we should also be able to accommodate others interested mainly in research applications.

The course is interdisciplinary and open to people in all fields, although the instructors’ experience is mainly in ecology. Topics include theoretical and methodological issues in individual-based science, but a major goal will be developing enough experience with the NetLogo software platform for participants to subsequently teach themselves and others how to implement and analyze scientific models in NetLogo.

The class will be on the Humboldt State campus in Arcata, CA. Low-cost dormitory housing will be available.

Because the class size is limited, there is a simple application process. Additional information and the on-line application are at: http://www.humboldt.edu/ibm .

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