Social Identity Approach Modelling

As part of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) we have an open network: the Special Interest Group on Social Identity Approach Modelling. In this network we aim to bring together scholars interested in the formalisation of (parts of) the social identity approach. By enabling this network to be and meet, we hope to further the formalisation of SIA but also to enrich the quality of these formalisations by extending and constructively challenging the formal interpretations of SIA by many different minds.

Our network welcomes anyone interested in, studying or modelling SIA. We focus on organising or supporting activities to meet and going into the nitty gritty of SIA model design. Reoccurring activities will involve special tracks at the social simulation (online) conferences.

The SIAM-SIG coordinators are Nanda Wijermans (nanda.wijermans[at] and Geeske Scholz (geeske.scholz[at] Write us a mail if you want to join the SIAM-SIG.

The SIAM-SIG members

Cristina Chueca del Cerro, University of Glasgow

Stephanie Dornschneider, School of Politics & International Relations (SPIRe), University College Dublin

Bruce Edmonds, Manchester Metropolitan University

Ivan Garibay, University of Central Florida

Gert Jan Hofstede, Wageningen University

František Kalvas, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

Sylvie Huet, Inrae − Complex Systems Lab (LISC)

Mijke van der Hurk, Utrecht University

Martin Neumann, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Rocco Paolillo, Jacobs University Bremen

Diogo Rato, Universidade de Lisboa

Dirk van Rooy, The Australian National University

Geeske Scholz, Osnabrück University

Tobias Schröder, University of Applied Sciences of Postdam

Natalie van der Wal, Delft University of Technology

Friederieke Wall, University of Klagenfurt

Nanda Wijermans, Stockholm University