14.05.2012 - 16.05.2012
Analyzing the influence of networks on the behavior of agents and organizations has vastly improved, over the past decade, our understanding of the social dynamics at the source of a variety of phenomena such as the the build-up of systemic risk in financial markets, the innovativeness of regions, the development of international trade, the formation of eco-industrial clusters or the spreading of information/influence/influenza. Accordingly networks have become paradigmatic examples of transdisciplinary concepts, lying at the core of research programs in economics, finance or environmental science.
Presentations held at the conference can be found in the Workshop repository!
The aim of this workshop is to build upon this common interest in order to identify questions and challenges arising at the interface of these disciplines and to approach them as problems posed by networks of networks. As networks have proved instrumental in the analysis of sub-systems such as the interbank market for loans or the life-cycle of products, networks of networks might be useful to approach socio-environmental issues from a global perspective, focusing on the meta-interactions which are at play between international trade, economic growth in China and climate change mitigation or between green growth and the recovery from the financial crisis.
Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Antoine Mandel for further details.
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) draft work programme (as part of Horizon 2020) is now published and it contains the almost final version of the calls to be announced officially 2013-12-11. Global Systems Science is there under “FETPROACTIVE1? with a prel. budget of 10M EUR and an application deadline of 2014-04-01. Specific challenge The ambition is to improve the way scientific knowledge can help inform and evaluate policy and societal responses to global challenges like climate c
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