Educational Workshops

SimLab "Educational Workshops" are aimed at promoting the exchange of modelling knowledge for socio-economic, energy-related research in Switzerland. They further intend to strengthen the network of research groups in the Swiss energy modelling community. The workshops give young researchers (PhDs and PostDocs) and interested researchers the opportunity to learn about existing modeling techniques and frameworks, to appreciate their usefulness and limitations in research, and to present and discuss their on-going work.

"Educational Workshops" are half-day events held in an informal setting. They typically consist of a main lecture given by an expert from one of the Swiss modeling teams and a series of presentations by young researchers (or interested researchers).

6th Educational Workshop, 8th of November, 2018, ETH Zurich


10:00 – 11:00 JA Mobility: Overview and What Happens When Modelers Meet / An Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
Prof. René Schumann, HES-SO Valais/Wallis
11:00 – 11:45 Micro-Simulation of Mobility Behavior: Concepts, Implementation and Application to the Simulation of Social Activities
Thibaut Dubernet, ETH Zurich
11:45 – 12:30Break—a small lunch will be provided
12:30 – 13:15 BedDeM – A Social Cognitive Multi-Agent-Based Simulator for Swiss Mobility Demand
Khoa Dang Nguyen, HES-SO Valais/Wallis
13:15 – 14:00 Transport Policies in a Two-Sided Market
Noe Reidt, ETH Zürich

5th Educational Workshop, 21st of November, 2017, ETH Zurich


8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and registration
9:00 – 10:00 Policies and strategies for providing dispatchable renewable power
Prof. Johan Lilliestam, ETH Zurich
10:00 – 10:45 Optimal Support Policies for Variable Renewable Energy Sources
Clemens Streitberger, ETH Zurich
10:45 – 11:15Break
11:15 – 12:00 RISKMETER: An Interactive Tool for Integrating Public Preferences into Long-range Electricity Supply Scenarios
George Xexakis ETH Zurich
12:00 – 12:45 Interactions in Swiss Households' Energy demand
Ivan Tilov, University of Neuchâtel

4th Educational Workshop, 29th of March, 2017, ETH Zurich


8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and registration
9:00 – 10:00 The role of policy design in inducing technological change in the energy sector
Prof. Dr. Tobias Schmidt, ETH Zurich
10:00 – 10:45 Assessing Future Electricity Markets – An Integrated Modelling Approach
Jonas Savelsberg, UniBasel
10:45 – 11:15Break
11:15 – 12:00 Swiss Residential Building Stock Energy Model (SwissRes). Distribution of the Space Heating Demand and Saving Potentials in the Swiss Residential Building Stock
Kai Streicher University of Geneva
12:00 – 12:45 Environmental Tax Reform and Endogenous Growth – The Swiss Case
Christos Karydas, ETH Zurich

3rd Educational Workshop, 3rd of November, 2016, ETH Zurich


8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and registration
9:00 – 10:00 Does cost optimisation approximate the real-world energy transition
Dr. Evelina Trutnevyte, ETH Zurich
10:00 – 10:45 Integrating life-cycle assessment-based indicators in the Global Multi-regional MARKAL (GMM) Model
Kathrin Volkart, Paul Scherrer Institute
10:45 – 11:15Break
11:15 – 12:00 Swiss Residential Building Stock Renovation Model (SwissRes)
Kai Streicher University of Geneva
12:00 – 12:45 Assessing efficiency and distributional impacts of Swiss energy policies
Mirjam Kosch, ETH Zurich

2nd Educational Workshop, 15th of March, 2016, ETH Zurich


8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and registration
9:00 – 10:00 System Dynamics modelling and its application in TREES (transition of regional energy systems)
Dr. Silvia Ulli-Beer, ZHAW
10:00 – 10:45 Grid financing strategies in the utility death spiral: A System Dynamics simulation analysis of grid tariff designs for BKW
Merla Kubli, ZHAW
10:45 – 11:15Break
11:15 – 12:00 Modeling Decentralized Generation and Storage Technologies on a Community Level Using the TIMES Framework
Mashael Yazdanie, Martin Densing, Paul Scherrer Institute
12:00 – 12:45 Adaptation decisions and damage costs under uncertainty in an empirical general equilibrium framework
Takafumi Usui, EPFL

1st Educational Workshop, 1st of October, 2015, ETH Zurich


8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and registration
9:00 – 10:30 Introduction to computable general equilibrium modeling
Renger van Nieuwkoop, ETH Zurich
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 11:30 Equity and efficiency of climate policy under evolving consumption patterns: the case of China
Giacomo Schwarz (ETH Zurich), Justin Caron, and Valerie Karplus
11:30 – 12:15 Long-term evolution of the Swiss electricity system under a European electricity market: Development and application of a cluster of TIMES electricity models
Rajesh Pattupara, Kannan Ramachandran, Paul Scherrer Institute
12:15 – 13:00 Swissmod: A model of the Swiss electricity market
Ingmar Schlecht, UniBasel
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