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Computational Models of Ethnocentrism and Diversity

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Ethnocentrism is positive orientation towards those with the same ethnicity and a negative one towards others. It is widely observed in human societies.

Several seminal, computational agent-based social simulation models show how interactions between individuals emerge aspects of ethnocentrism, such as in-group bias based on ethnic markers, local cultural homogeneity combined with global polarisation, and racial segregation. These models have influenced on-going research that inherits similar frameworks and assumptions.

Beyond Schelling and Axelrod: Computational Models of Ethnocentrism and Diversity will spotlight on-going work influenced by, or in response to, these modelling directions. In addition we welcome critical position statements and critiques of the assumptions that such models embody, as well as relevant empirical studies.

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Day 1 – Wednesday, June 7th 2017 (Room 5.02)

12:00 Lunch in cafe**

13:00 arrival / registration
13:15 welcome and Introduction
13:30 speaker 1
14:00 speaker 2
14:30 speaker 3
15:00 coffee break
15:30 speaker 4
16:00 panel / discussion 1
17:00 workshop ends for the day

19:00 - 21:00 Social dinner in Manchester**

Day 2 – Thursday, June 8th 2017 (Room 5.05)

09:00 arrival / coffee
09:30 speaker 5
10:00 speaker 6
10:30 speaker 7
11:00 coffee break
11:30 speaker 8
12:00 panel / discussion 2
13:00 workshop ends

**Note, these events take place outside the workshop and are optional.

Abstract submission

Those wishing to present work should submit a short abstract (max. 1000 worlds) to dave@davidhales.com by 7th April. Abstracts will be reviewed for relevance.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Presentation of novel modelling results or on-going work
  • Reviews, critiques or interpretations of existing models or approaches
  • Empirical results and studies that may inform, or be informed by, models
  • Challenges, future research directions, interdisciplinary collaboration proposals


Format of the workshop

Speakers will be allocated 20 min. followed by 10 min. for questions. In addition, panels will be organised around specific issues, raised by the presentations. Panellists will be given 5 min. to present their position followed by questions and discussion from the audience.

For further information, please visit http://cfpm.org/news/182.

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