4 Jan 2012

Network for Computational Modeling for SocioEcological Science (CoMSES Net)

The Network for Computational Modeling for SocioEcological Science (CoMSES Net) is based on the OpenABM.org site but extended to a network with wider scope and aims.  CoMSES has just been announced along with an invitation for people to register and apply for full membership.  Their aims are close to my heart...

COMSES Net will serve as a self-organized community of practice and a conduit to expedite knowledge exchange for computational modeling in SES. It will seek to grow scientific infrastructure so as to better serve research that uses computational modeling by:
  • establishing an interactive, online library for computational models (including for review of models associated with publications) and associated standard data testbeds for model evaluation;
  • promoting a common standard for model description;
  • developing educational curricula for embedding modeling and computational thinking in the normal practice of social and natural science.
  • collaborating with journals and other scientific publishing venues to promote the exchange of knowledge about modeling concepts and methods for SES, establish protocols for peer review of computational models, and ensure that scientists creating computational models for SES research receive intellectual credit for their work.
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