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SSC 2021 is the 16th annual Social Simulation Conference, and will take place from 20th to 24th September 2021 at the Cracow University of Economics, Poland. The conference is one of the key activities of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA), aimed at promoting social simulation and computational social science in Europe and elsewhere.

This year’s special theme will be “Social Simulation geared towards Post-Pandemic times”, focused not only on questions raised by the current pandemic but also on future challenges related to economic recovery, such as localisation, globalization, inequality, sustainable growth and social changes induced by progressive digitalisation, data availability and artificial intelligence.

If the current pandemic does not allow for an on-site conference, it will be held online or in a hybrid form. However, if travelling for research purposes is allowed, we plan to organize the on-site meeting. The final format of the conference will be fixed and announced by mid-June 2021. Publication of the conference proceedings is planned regardless of the conference format. The best full papers will be given the opportunity to submit to JASSS for a special SSC2021 issue