Complexity in social systems: from data to models

Cergy-Pontoise University - Site de St. Martin 2  -  33, boulevard du Port  -  95011 Cergy-Pontoise cedex

In the last twenty years, the complex systems approach to the study of social systems has experienced a very fast  development.
Topics belonging to very different domains such as markets dynamics, urban planning and segregation problems, opinion and cultural dynamics, epidemiology, virtual social networks and their influence on the dynamics of populations or opinion in real world, present common features that call for transversal studies.
Collaborations between actors issued from both social and ‘hard’ sciences, bringing their own expertise, approaches, concepts and practices, open new perspectives for the analysis and understanding of social dynamics.
The objective of this meeting is to help the development such exchange and collaborations. Special attention will be paid to data driven modeling, including the issue of data collection.This interdisciplinary meeting aims at bringing together specialists coming from different fields who are interested in complex phenomena taking place in social systems.

Special emphasis will be put on the interplay between data and models.

The meeting is co-organized by the  Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modélisation (LPTM-CNRS-UCP)  and the Centre d’Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales (CAMS-CNRS-EHESS), and is an event of HumanICT  (, a thematic network of the Réseau National des Systèmes Complexes (RNSC).

Organising committee:  Christian Borghesi and Laura Hernández, (LPTM-UCP), Jean-Pierre Nadal, (CAMS-EHESS)

Supporting organisations : CNRS, Labex MME-DII, Réseau National des Systèmes Complexes (RNSC), Institut d’Etudes Avancées (IEA-UCP)

Administration:  LPTM

Diffusion: UCP and Institut des Systèmes Complexes Paris Ile de France (ISC-PIF)

  • du jeudi 27 juin 2013 au  vendredi 28 juin 2013

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