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AUM is a series of annual symposia for discussing applied urban simulation models that offers insights into urban change and informs practical policy initiatives. It welcomes scholars and practitioners who are developing or using such models. Since its launch in 2011, the symposia have attracted delegates from diverse disciplines, universities, professional institutions and government agencies in many countries.

The symposia have a simple format that allocates ample time for presentation and discussions, and provides opportunities to build up an in-depth understanding of the state of the art across different model types and styles. High quality papers from final year PhD candidates and young postdocs account for around one third of the presentations and they are scheduled in themed sessions along with papers from leading model developers, users and reviewers.

The Martin Centre hosts the symposia. We acknowledge additional funding from the British Academy, University of Cambridge Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), the EPSRC Regional Visions Project , the EPSRC Energy Efficient Cities Project, and the EPSRC Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction.

For information on past symposia, see AUM2011AUM2012AUM2013, AUM2014AUM2015 and AUM2017

The Call for Papers and Presentations for AUM2018 is now open.

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Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 17:00
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Tianren Yan
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