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 (G.Scholz[at] Write us a mail if you want to join the SIAM-SIG.

The SIAM-SIG members

  1. Andrei Akhremenko, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow

  2. Cristina Chueca del Cerro, University of Glasgow

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

  4. Bruce Edmonds, Manchester Metropolitan University

  5. Ivan Garibay, University of Central Florida

  6. Jiaqi Ge, University of Leeds

  7. Gert Jan Hofstede, Wageningen University

  8. František Kalvas, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

  9. Sylvie Huet, Inrae − Complex Systems Lab (LISC)

  10. Mijke van der Hurk, Utrecht University

  11. Christian Kammler, Umeå University

  12. Wander Jager, University of Groningen

  13. Norman Lee Johnson, Referentia Systems inc. & University of Winconsin-Madison

  14. Martin Neumann, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

  15. Rocco Paolillo, University of Bremen

  16. Bianica Pires, MITRE

  17. Rui Prada, Universidade de Lisboa

  18. Diogo Rato, Universidade de Lisboa

  19. Dirk van Rooy, The Australian National University

  20. Geeske Scholz, James Hutton Institute

  21. Tobias Schröder, University of Applied Sciences of Postdam

  22. Garry Sotnik, Stanford University

  23. Natalie van der Wal, Delft University of Technology

  24. Friederieke Wall, University of Klagenfurt

  25. Nanda Wijermans, Stockholm University