City of Krakow, © Photo Adobe Stock Cracow University of Economics


The 19th annual Social Simulation Conference (SSC 2024) will take place from 16th to 20th September 2024 at the Cracow University of Economics, Poland. The conference is one of the key activities of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA), aimed at promoting social simulation and computational social science in Europe and elsewhere. The conference will be held on-site, and possibility in hybrid form.

Cracow is relatively large city (around 800 thousands inhabitants) in the south of Poland. Cracow can easily be accessed by plane (international Airport Balice, close to Cracow) and has good railway connections, e.g. 2h20m train to Warsaw. Cracow is also the historical capital of Poland, therefore it has: historical, medieval city center, old Jewish district Kazimierz, Wawel castle and many other touristic attractions. Krakow his well-known for the hospitality of its residents, its friendly atmosphere and its rich tourist offer. In 2022, 8.4 million people visited Krakow, 500,000 of whom were foreign tourists and one-day visitors.

This year’s special theme will be “Social Simulation – crossroads between social science and computational methods”, focused on modelling of social phenomena, computational aspects and the theory linking these  two scientific fields.

The call for papers will be sent in January together with the further information on the conference.

We hope to see you in Kraków!