The GSS conference 2015 with the title “Everything is Connected – Equilibrium and Disequilibrium in Social, Economic and Political Systems” was held in Genova, Italy from October 29-30, 2015. It was organized by the University of Genoa as part of the Science Festival of Genoa.
The conference sessions focused on urban systems, economic systems, financial systems, sustainability, crowdsourcing and participation, big data and high-performance computing. Speakers were Geoffrey West, Alan Kirman, Sheri Markose, Silvano Cincotti, Stefano Battiston, Luciano Pietronero, Jeffrey Johnson, representatives from the ECB and Dutch Central Bank and others.
To promote young researchers, a special Young Scholar Session was held, where 6 PhD students and PostDocs presented their innovative work related to global system science.
Additionally, there was a special exhibition area at Palazzo Ducale, where the projects funded by the European Commission under the GSS cluster presented new ICT tools developed within the projects. The exhibition area was open for visitors from the GSS conference as well as for a wider audience from the Genova Science Festival. The booths contained posters as well as screens, showing data analyses and info graphics on the different topics developed.
For details, check the program here
The FET Unit has launched an online consultation to understand what the game-changing technologies of the next decades will be. The consultation targets scientists, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and members of civil society in general.
Some thoughts Sander van der Leeuw presented on the Global Systems, Global Risks and Green Growth Workshop at ASU about Sustainability, Culture and personal responsibility. Comments are welcome.
A workshop on this topic takes place at Arizona State University February 3-4. Click here to get more information, including a rather useful reading list.
Edgardo Bucciarelli and Gianfranco Giulioni from the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy) are organizing a special session on Multi-Agent Macroeconomics at the 11th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence that will take place in Salamanca in June 2014. More information is available here http://dcai.usal.es/special-sessions/ss2-mam
Together with Cezar Ionescu I am working on “increasingly correct scientific computing” in the context of GSS. Here is a local university news item trying to explain what the Computer Science and Engineering department at Chalmers can contribute towards GSS: http://www.chalmers.se/cse/EN/news/articles/global-systems-science