At a glance

Term Summer 22
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Florian Rupp, Kutaisi International University
Contact Prof. Florian Rupp
Dr. Tobias Neckel
Audience all interested students, in particular students of BGCE, Games Engineering, TopMath, CSE, Mathematics, and Informatics
Time & Place selected Fridays, 15:30 - 17:00, via video conferencing system
Currently planned dates 06.05., 13.05., 20.05., 10.06., 24.06., 01.07., 15.07.
Credits 2 ECTS
Exam written report (depending on the number of participants)



  • 29.04.22: The last date has been shifted by one week: It is now July 15.
  • 17.03.22: The compact course is now open for registration. For registration, please contact Florian Rupp and Tobias Neckel in one mail directly.


The course "Simulating Societies" provides a fast-paced introduction and overview for modeling and simulating the dynamics of heterogeneous multi-agent systems for spatial movement. Our focus is on mobile societies, the evolution of ideologies, beliefs, and interaction strategies, as well as on swarm formation. Compared especially with common physical systems, the most interesting aspect of this class of problems is that the agents may have different views (preferences, ideologies, movement, and rescue strategies) and that these may be substantially influenced by social interaction.


  • Principles of agent-based modeling, such as preferences, utilities, modeling, and control of crowds
  • Multiple scale models with micro-descriptions as dynamic transitions, Markovian transitions involving 1st principles, and multi-agent limits
  • Socioeconomic transactions and group interactions, like interaction decisions and the choice of behavior, the establishment of norms and standards, social networking, and non-locality   including movements to far-flung locations
  • Diffusion of ideas/ diseases with underlying network structures


via dropbox. For access, please contact Prof. Dr. Rupp directly.