The mathematical and computer simulation of social and economic systems is receiving more and more attention. The dedicated scientific community is rapidly growing and involves, besides sociologist and economists, also physicists, mathematicians, computers scientists, biologists, engineers, and the communities working on complex systems and operations research. To keep an overview, it is important to be well connected, and to benefit from shared information platforms.
Confirmed invited speakers include:
Ian Couzin (Princeton, USA) "Distributed sensing and decision-making in animal and human collectives"
Vittorio Loreto (Rome, Italy) "Seeds for new perspectives: a simple model of innovation dynamics"
Kim Sneppen (Copenhagen, Denmark) "Modeling co-existence of competing opinions"
Geoffrey West (Santa Fe, USA) "Can There Be a Quantitative Science of Cities, Companies and Sustainability? What Can we Learn from Biology and Physics?"
Alan Kirman (Marseille, France) "Mind the gap: What economics, social insects and statistical physics can learn from each other"
and as a special highlight: Plenary talk (Monday, noon): Sidney Redner (Boston, USA) "The dynamics of wealth, popularity and persuasion"
Regensburg, 10 - 15 March 2013