26th Annual Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents

When: 22-24 June 2023
Where: University of Primorska, Faculty of management, Koper, Slovenia

The Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA) is the annual conference of the Society for Economic Studies with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents.

Registration and paper submission

Online via Easy Chair (EasyChair account is needed to submit the paper/extended abstract). Contributions should be submitted in the form of extended abstracts (max 2 pages) as PDF files to Easy Chair. The first page of the submitted material must contain authors’ affiliations and, at least, three keywords. In case of co-authored research, the submitter will be assumed to be the presenter, unless differently specified. Only one paper per presenter is allowed.

ATTENTION: Registrations for are now OPEN! Please register using the EasyChair platform.

Important dates:
  • Early registration: 20 May 2023 (registrations are open!)
  • Regular registration: 21 May -- 10 June 2023
  • Late registration: 11 June -- 20 June 2023 (Please note that we can not accept registrations later than two days before the conference)
  • Deadline for full paper delivery: 10 June 2023

If you have a registration enquiry please email . Please note that different (standard) fees apply for registrations in these periods (additional information).

WEHIA 2023 represents a unique opportunity to present and discuss the latest research on various aspects of agent-based modelling, such as the use of behavioral heuristics, complex networks, micro-level interaction and macro level patterns, estimation and calibration of agent-based models.

Research from different domains – economics, psychology, sociology, environment, computer sciences, engineering, physics, and to the interdisciplinary domains of artificial intelligence – can prove useful in developing new insightful approaches to key issues such as the origin, development and mitigation of economic growth, financial volatility, digital currencies, climate change, income and wealth distribution, to the issues such as the evolution of culture, the spread of information, the emergence of violence, and many more.

Gala Dinner

The Gala dinner will be held in the heart of historical center of Koper, near the harbour. The Grand hotel Koper is situated near the conference venue, walking distance. Capacity for the gala dinner is 100. No more than 100 registrations for the gala dinner will be confirmed -- on the "first registered, first confirmed" basis.

Publication Opportunities

The Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination will publish a special issue dedicated to a selection of papers accepted to WEHIA 2023. The submission deadline (to be announced) will be subsequent to the conference, but we request a declaration of intent to submit by 30th May 2023.

Previous editions of the conference

  • 2022 University of Catania, Italy
  • 2021 Catholic University of Milan, Italy
  • 2020 University of Catania, Italy (cancelled)
  • 2019 City University at London, London, United Kingdom
  • 2018 International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017 Universita Coattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • 2016 Jaume I University of Castellón, Spain
  • 2015 SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis, France
  • 2014 Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • 2013 Reykjavik University, Island
  • 2012 University of Pantheon-Assas Paris II, Paris, France
  • 2011 Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • 2010 University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy
  • 2009 Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • 2008 Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2007 Fairfax, USA
  • 2006 Bologna, Italy
  • 2005 Essex, United Kingdom
  • 2004 Kyoto, Japan
  • 2003 Kiel University, Kiel, Germany

Local Organizing Committee

  • Tatjana Horvat, Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, Koper (Vice-Chair)
  • Ana Grdović-Gnip, Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, Koper (Vice-Chair)
  • Mitja Steinbacher, Faculty of Law and Business Studies, Catholic Institute, Ljubljana (Chair)

Administrative support

  • Staša Ferjančič-Rosso, Faculty of Management, Primorska University  

Scientific Committees

  • Simone ALFARANO, University Jaume I of Castellion, Spain
  • Mikhail ANUFRIEV, University of Technology, Sydney Australia
  • Giulio BOTTAZZI, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Alessio Emanuele BIONDO, University of Catania, Italy
  • Stephan LEITNER, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Friederike WALL, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Giorgio, FAGIOLO, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
  • Eva CAMACHO CUENA, University Jaume I of Castellion, Spain
  • Damien CHALLET, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France
  • Silvano CINCOTTI, University of Genova, Italy
  • Domenico DELLI GATTI, University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Giulia Iori, City University, London, UK
  • Giovanni DOSI, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Mauro GALLEGATI, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Mauro NAPOLETANO, Université Côte d'Azur, France
  • Laura GARDINI, University of Urbino, Italy
  • Matthias RADDANT, Complexity Science Hub, Vienna, Austria
  • David GOLDBAUM, University of Technology, Sydney Australia
  • Alan KIRMAN, Aix-Marseille Universite and GREQAM, France
  • Andreas KRAUSE, University of Bath, UK
  • Rosemarie NAGEL, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Daniel LADLEY, Leicester University, UK
  • Fabrizio LILLO, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Thomas LUX, University of Kiel and Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
  • Antoine MANDEL, Universite Paris 1, France
  • Domenico MASSARO, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Marco RABERTO, University of Genova, Italy
  • Fariba Karimi, Complexity Science Hub, Vienna, Austria

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