Call for Workshop Proposals continues

The Network of Excellence (NoE) "Complex Systems" (EXYSTENCE) aims to develop collaboration among European research scientists and those in business and industry interested in Complex Systems from fundamental concepts to applications. The activities of the Network also include 9-12 TOPICAL WORKSHOPS during the years of 2002-2004. These workshops should cover transdisciplinary aspects of Complex Systems, in order to develop commonality of concepts and methods applicable to different fields. Topi...

EXYSTENCE Topical workshop report – Patterns And Collective Decisions In Animal Societies

This workshop took place from August 27 to September 1, 2002. It was hosted by the Fondation des Treilles, which is located near the village of Tourtour (South of France). Please follow this link for the programme or the 'read more' link for the report. In animal societies, collective decisions and patterns emerge from a variety of interactions among individuals. Self-organization is the theory of how minimal complexity at the individual level generates much greater complexity at the col...

Topical workshop programme – Patterns And Collective Decisions In Animal Societies

PATTERNS AND COLLECTIVE DECISIONS IN ANIMAL SOCIETIES   Structures et décisions collectives dans les sociétés animales August 27th - September 1st 2002 Fondation Les Treilles, Tourtour (France) Scientific organizing committee : Claire Detrain and Jean-Louis Deneubourg :Université Libre de Bruxelles WORKSHOP PROGRAM Tuesday, August 27 Morning : Arrival of participants Afternoon: 15:30 Welcoming address by the organizers 15:45 Simon Robson – James...

Exystence Topical Workshop report – Economics with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents

The Workshop on Economics with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA 2002) was successfully held from the 30 May 2002 to 1 June 2002 at the Abdus Salam International centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. WEHIA 2002 was the seventh of a series of workshops on interdisciplinary approaches to economics going beyond the standard paradigms of economic theory such as the representative agent approach. WEHIA represents the meeting place for a community of economists with a wide range of ...