Introduction to the Themes
The themes discussed at the workshop reflected the input papers and did not aim to cover the workshop topic in a comprehensive way. The broad themes which emerged from papers were:
• the use of maps
• visualization of statistics and large and/or complex data sets
• the use of models and simulations
• the potential of new technologies to support research in social sciences
Having been introduced in plenar, each of these topics was discussed in parallel groups. The first three topics were discussed in parallel on the first day of the workshop. The underlying technologies were discussed by four parallel discussion groups on the second day.
Each of these topics is discussed in turn in this report. The papers presented under each topic are outlined in the main body of the report and full papers are given in Section 2 of this report.
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