4 GSS Workshops in February and March

There will be four workshops on Global Systems Science in the next couple of weeks:

  1. Visions in GSS: Models and Data
  2. Urban Development and GSS
  3. GSS: Territorial versus Functional Patterns
  4. Visions in GSS: Energy Futures

1. Visions in Global Systems Science: Models and Data

07.02.2013 – 08.02.2013

Public policy making, when addressing challenges such as climate change, financial crises, or containment of pandemics, suffers from an intrinsic difficulty: These global challenges generate strong interdependencies between different social, technological, and natural systems. In dealing with them, societies tend to address individual systems, rather than multiple interrelated systems, and thereby fail to achieve systemic change.


2. Urban Development and Global Systems Science

13.02.2013 – 14.02.2013 | Brussels, Belgium

Global System Science (GSS) intends to address the increasingly global and interconnected nature of challenges facing humanity and the pervasiveness of ICT, with the aim to provide scientific evidence in support of policy options.


3. Global Systems Science: Territorial versus Functional Patterns

25.02.2013 – 26.02.2013 | Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Humankind is currently faced with unprecedented global challenges – climate policy, financial regulation, nuclear disarmament, avoiding pandemics, and more. There are good reasons to see these challenges as different facets of an underlying problem, namely the difficulty to achieve a transition towards a sustainable world society.


4. Visions in Global Systems Science: Energy Futures

18.03.2013 – 19.02.2013 | Brussels, Belgium

Energy systems are increasingly characterized as “multi-layered flow networks” spanning over different geographical areas. These spatial networks are global for their geographical extension. The different interacting layers of energy systems span from physical/technical (the hardware of the network), cyber (measurement, communication and control), market and business (wholesale and retail, services and operations), social (customers, users, stakeholders, …), normative (administrative issues, standards, etc.), and political (local, national and regional decision making, and geopolitical implications).

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