Summer School on Modeling and Complex Systems ‘2023

14 - 23 July, Semkovo, Rila Mountain

Summer School on Modeling and Complex Systems ‘2023

Organized by

FEBA Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
FDIBA German Engineering and Industrial Management Faculty
University for National and World Economy


KBC Bank Svetoslav & Emanuil Manasievi


Location: Educational and sports rehabilitation base Semkovo, Rila Mountain, Bulgaria

Time: July 14 - July 23, 2023

Target audience: PhD students in their first 18 months and advanced graduates (master students).

Official language: For written materials - Bulgarian or English, for lectures - Bulgarian.

Application: Deadline for student application is June 20, 2023 by filling-in this application form:
Only some applications would be approved, who will be notified by e-mail on June 26 and will recieve further instructions.
Participation in the Summer school is free of charge.

Main objectives

Concept: Intensive training in methods (not so much applications) through lectures, workshops and team work on projects.


Travel: The trip is up to the participants to organize on their own (while some coordination effort will be done for optimizing the travel organization. Everyone should arrive by 18:30, on 14 July, Friday, at the main entrance of the complex.

Accommodation: The students are accommodated in pairs / threes / fours in a room in the complex. Accomodation and full meals cost BGN 60 per person per night. Out of which 20% is covered by the organizers. The layout of the rooms will be set by the organizers and can not be changed.

Daily schedule:
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:30 - 13:00 Lectures in the classroom
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Workshops in the classroom
After 17:00 working on team assignment”
19:00 Dinner
“The classroom could be used untill late, but no loud noises permitted.

Acknowledgement: This Summer school is partially funded by Science and research Fund at Sofia University, contract 80-10-186/17.05.2023.


Cases: As part of the Summer school the participants would have to solve and present a case, out of several options, which will be given on the first day. See information about the cases here…–>

Certification: Certificates issued by Faculty of Economics and Business Administration will be issued to those who successfully pass the Summer school in a special cerempny after the end of the Summer school. The requirements are:
1) at least 70% active participation in the classes
2) participation in a team with a presented solution of case at the end
3) Presented paper at a conference or seminar, showcasing knowledge and skills educated throughout the Summer school.
Note: Participants who cannot take part fulltime and/or would not comply with the requirements can also join classes, but will not receive a certificate.

Technical requirements

Apart from concentrating during the classes, the aproved participants should make sure to be equipped with a personal computer (not mobile device) installed with (all these have compatible versions for any operation system):

NOTE!! Failure to bring a personal computer with you would make impossible your participation in the Summer school

Preliminary readings

All students should make sure to prepare these materials in advance…


Facebook group:

Zoom class:

Organizer: Faculty of Economics and Business administration, Sofia University. In partnership with Faculty of German Engineering Education and Industrial Management, Technical University - Sofia, and University of National and World Econmy. For questions:, +359888444062


PhD Workshop (as part of VSIM conference)
[ 2015 ] [ 2016 ] [ 2017 ]
Summer School on Research Methods
[ 2018 ] [ 2019 ] [ 2020 ]
Summer School on Modeling and Complex Systems
[ 2021 ] [ 2022 ]


The cases for this year’s Summer school are revieled here… at the start of the Summer school.


The programme is subject to constant change, so make sure to check it regularly. The programme is available here… All supporting materials and recorded videos are linked in the classes.