LABSS joins the Open Labs Initiative

We’re glad to have been included in the list of laboratories hosting junior researchers organized by the European Social Simulation Association.

The purpose of the Open Labs initiative is to “facilitate young researchers to undertake short visits to research groups doing social simulation in Europe.”

Research group

The Laboratory of Agent-Based Social Simulation (LABSS), part of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) are a highly interdisciplinary research group working at the intersection of cognitive, social, and computational sciences ( We are looking for team players with a willingness to thrive in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The laboratory welcomes researchers from all countries and operates mainly in the context of EU-funded research. We focus on agent-based social simulation and on hybrid simulations (i.e., mix of experiments and simulations).

Research visit style

The typical research visit would last from 2 to 4 weeks (longer stays are possible if necessary, but this option has to be discussed well in advance). The LABSS offers a desk, internet and library access. Supervision for work that aligns with our interests, as well as a team of people to discuss social simulation with is also provided. Visitor is asked to: have a high command of English, both oral and written; have at least one presentation for the research group/Institute; participate in the relevant research group/Institute meetings and activities; write a short report at the end of the visit describing the outcome of the stay. Ideally, visits should be aimed to the writing of a joint paper.

Research visit type

We offer a limited number of visits per year (2-3). We welcome master students, PhD candidates, early-career post-doctoral researchers, any agent-based social simulation discussant/collaborator.

Interested? Please contact Dr. Giulia Andrighetto ( and Dr. Mario Paolucci ( for details.

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