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EVENT: GEFENOL Summer School: September 2-13 2013, CIEM, Castro Urdiales, Spain

3rd Summer School on Statstics Physics of Complex and Small Systems


Statistical Physics, which was born as an attempt to explain thermodynamic properties of systems from its atomic and molecular components, has evolved into a solid body of knowledge that allows for the understanding of macroscopic collective phenomena. One of the largest successes of Statistical Physics has been the development of paradigms, stylized simplified models that capture the essential ingredients, for a wide variety of phenomena. These paradigms have allowed not only the understanding of the systems by themselves but also that many apparently different behaviors are just different manifestations of the same collective phenomena. The tools developed by the Statistical Physics together with the Theory of Dynamical Systems are of key importance in the understanding of Complex Systems which are characterized by the emergent and collective phenomena of many interacting units. In particular the understanding of small systems, in which fluctuations are typically large, benefits from Statistical Physics body of knowledge. In addition, small systems fuel the development of new techniques and provide the ground to test predictions at a very deep level.

While the traditional basic body of knowledge of Statistical Physics is well described in textbooks and typically at an undergraduate or master level, the applications to Complex and Small Systems are well beyond the scope of those textbooks. The Summer School on these topics aims at bridging the gap between the master level and the necessities of PhD students working on these fields.

This will be the 3rd edition of the Summer School on Statistical Physics of Complex and Small Systems and will follow the same spirit and concept that the precedent succesful editions (Palma de Mallorca 2011 and Benasque 2012)

The school will take place from September 2 to 13, 2013. During these two weeks there will be a total of six courses (three courses per week). All courses will have both a blackboard and a practical part with opportunities for the interaction with lecturers. Some short seminars will also be given by invited guests and students will be welcome to present their research.

In this 3rd edition the following courses will be taught:

First week:Stochastic Thermodynamics, Horacio Wio, Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC), Spain.Computational Statistical Mechanics; Christoph Dellago, University of Vienna, Austria.Statistical Physics of soft and hard interfaces; Rodolfo Cuerno, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.Second weekEvolution and Statistical Mechanics; Susanna Manrubia, Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC), Spain.Complexity and Chaos, Antonio Politi, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.Complex Networks and Network Inference; Roger Guimerà, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain.

There is no registration fee to attend the school. The number of participants is limited to 25-30 students from any country. Students are required to attend the full two weeks of duration of the school. Lectures will be taught in English.

Due to the limited number of participants we ask the applicants to provide a brief statement of motivation, current status, and a short list of academic and scientific merits in the online registration form so that the Scientific Commitee can select ideal candidates.

We have a limited number of grants available to cover accommodation (partial or total), breakfast, and lunch in Castro Urdiales. If you want to apply for a grant, please indicate explicitly that you wish to be supported  in the online registration form. Grants will be awarded on the basis of the information provided with the registration. Accepted candidates who cannot be supported with school budget will be required to cover their accommodation and living expenses.

The deadline for application/registration is June 14, 2013.


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Smart Cities July 27 - August 2, 2014, Lipari Island | Lipari School on Computational Complex Systems

Smart Cities July 27 - August 2, 2014, Lipari Island | Lipari School on Computational Complex Systems | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it

The 2014 edition addresses Ph.D. students, junior and senior researchers to the forefront of research activity on data mining and computational models for the analysis, modeling and understanding smart cities. Recognized authorities in the field will give formal lectures tailoring these for an interdisciplinary audience. Participants will also have the opportunity to present the results of their research during a short communication session. As a whole, the planned summer school will allow participants to be exposed to cutting edge results in one of the most challenging research area, while at the same time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of one of the most beautiful italian islands.

SpeakersLuis Bettencourt
Santa Fe Institute, USA 

Alexei Pozdnoukhov
National Centre for Geocomputation, Ireland 

Michael Batty
The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UK 

Guest SpeakersSanto Fortunato
Citation dynamics: characterization, modelling and impact on science
Aalto University, Finland 

Dirk Helbing
Towards self-regulating, resilient systems
ETH Zurich, Switzerland 
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Chaos 2014: Let's Face Chaos through Nonlinear Dynamics

Chaos 2014: Let's Face Chaos through Nonlinear Dynamics | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it
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9th International Summer School/Conference
at the University of Maribor, Slovenia
22 June - 6 July 2014

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Simposio Complejidad y Multidisciplina: El Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad de la UNAM

Simposio Complejidad y Multidisciplina: El Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad de la UNAM | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it

El Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad (C3) tiene el placer de organizar un evento para un amplio público con ponentes invitados nacionales e internacionales con el objetivo de mostrar los beneficios que el enfoque de la complejidad ha logrado en diversas áreas, incluyendo sistemas biológicos, sociales, culturales y tecnológicos. Durante el evento también se presentarán los distintos programas de investigación que se están desarrollando en el C3 y el proyecto del nuevo edificio del C3 en Ciudad Universitaria. Con este simposio se invita a la comunidad universitaria a participar y colaborar en el desarrollo de proyectos y la resolución de problemas en campos múltiples usando las herramientas que ofrecen las ciencias de la complejidad.


Simposio Complejidad y Multidisciplina El Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad de la UNAM (4, 5 y 6 de noviembre, 2013) Auditorio Alfonso Caso, Ciudad Universitaria

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Event: Multiplex Networks 2013: Towards the understanding of a complex world. Barcelona, September 19th

Event: Multiplex Networks 2013: Towards the understanding of a complex world. Barcelona, September 19th | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it
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EVENT:How to set up and run a data service: the challenges of social science dat 28 - 29 November 201 UK Data Archive, University of Essex

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OKCon - Open Knowledge Conference Geneva 201 16th-18th September

EVENT: Open Knowledge Conference-: Geneva 2013
16th-18th September

About OKCon 2013
The Open Knowledge Foundation is delighted to invite you to the 2013 Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) in Geneva, Switzerland on 16th-18th September. OKCon is the world’s leading open data and open knowledge conference, running since 2005.

Our line-up of speakers this year already includes Ellen Miller (Sunlight Foundation), John Ellis (CERN and Kings College, London), Chris Vein (World Bank) and Victoria Stodden (Columbia University). Many more will be announced very soon.

Our theme for OKCon 2013 is OPEN DATA – Broad, Deep Connected. In the last few years we have seen government open data initiatives grow and become important in areas such as research, culture and international development. OKCon will explore how open data is not only expanding geographically but also touching new sectors and new areas. It will focus on how we can coordinate and strengthen public policy around the world to support a truly global and interconnected ecosystem of open data.

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Short Course - Exploring Complexity in Science and Technology | Santa Fe Institute

Short Course - Exploring Complexity in Science and Technology | Santa Fe Institute | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it
The Santa Fe Institute's Short Course on Complexity: Exploring Complex Networks

"Science has explored the microcosmos and the macrocosmos; we have a good sense of the lay of the land. the great unexplored frontier is complexity."

Heinz Pagels, The Dreams of Reason


September 4-6, 2013 

Topical Theme: Networks 

Austin, Texas

Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

This two-and-a-half day introductory course focuses on the science ofnetworks: a new field that studies common principles of complex networks across disciplines.  Social and economic networks, food webs, the World Wide Web, and the power grid are examples of the kinds of systems that network science seeks to understand.  In this course, taught by prominent Santa Fe Institute faculty and associates, you will learn the basic concepts and tools of this new science, and see several case studies of their application in diverse areas.  You will also have the opportunity for discussion with the faculty and other participants about applications within your own areas of interest. You will come away with an understanding and appreciation of the importance of network science for biology, ecology, economics, business, human health, social life, and other pursuits.  

This course is specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students and others who are curious to explore and apply ideas from network science.  This course has no prerequisites and requires no specific math or science background. Examples of people who will particularly benefit from this course are managers and policy-makers in business, government, and non-profit organizations; industrial research and development staff; medical, social work, and education professionals; journalists; and university faculty and students in any area of science or social science.

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OVER: SoBigData - Towards a European Laboratory on Big Data Analytics and Social Mining: PISA Thursday, 2013, July 18 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

OVER: SoBigData - Towards a European Laboratory on Big Data Analytics and Social Mining: PISA Thursday, 2013, July 18 - 10:00am to 6:00pm | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it


10:00: Reception and refreshments


10:30-11:30: Setting the stage

Welcome address – Domenico Laforenza (President CNR Research Campus), Nicoletta De Francesco (Univ. Pisa, Vice-Rector)

Opening remarks – Claudio Montani (ISTI-CNR, Director), Franco Turini (Dip. Informatica Univ. Pisa, Director).

Towards a Euro Lab on Big Data Analytics & Social Mining – Marco Conti (DIITET-CNR, Director)

Big Data Analytics & Social Mining for Science and Society – Fosca Giannotti (ISTI-CNR)

Democratizing big data: the ethical challenges of social mining – Dino Pedreschi (Univ. Pisa)


11:30-12:00: Keynote

Big data big insights: the coming age of computational social science

David Lazer, Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Director, Program on Networked Governance, Harvard University


12:00-13:30: Panel – Big data & social mining: new models for participation and policy making

Stella Targetti (Regione Toscana, Vice-President), Franco Accordino (EC), Emanuele Baldacci (ISTAT), Cosimo Comella (Garante Privacy), Flavia Marzano (Stati Generali dell'Innovazione)

Moderator: Luca De Biase (Il Sole 24 Ore)


13:30-14:30: Lunch break


14:30-16:00: SoBigData pills

Twitterology - Monitoring trend and engagement with social media mining Maurizio Tesconi (IIT-CNR)

Sociality - Exploring the structure of society Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR)

Sentimentality - Sentiment quantification and opinion surveys Fabrizio Sebastiani (ISTI-CNR)

Searchology - Good answers for difficult questions Raffaele Perego (ISTI-CNR)

Mobility - Understanding human mobility Chiara Renso (ISTI-CNR | Univ. Pisa)

Economy - Big data in finance and economics Fabrizio Lillo (Scuola Normale Superiore), Guido Caldarelli (IMT Lucca)

Well-being - Big data and official statistics – monitoring poverty/well-being at any scale Monica Pratesi (Univ. Pisa), Filomena Maggino (Univ. Firenze)

Efficiency - Do you need a big computer or a great algorithm? Paolo Ferragina (Univ. Pisa)

Life-Book - personal space in the digital world - Marco Gori (Univ. Siena)


16:00-17:30: Panel – Big data & social mining: new models for social innovation and business

Renato Soru (Tiscali), Oscar Cicchetti (Telecom Italia), Tina Martino (Octotelematics), Gianluca Gigliucci (ENEL Ricerca), Andrea Di Benedetto (CNA, Ass. Giovani Industriali),

Moderator: Luca De Biase (Il Sole 24 Ore)


17:30: Conclusion


Scientific Organizing Committee

Fosca Giannotti, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Lab KDD LAB, ISTI-CNR, PisaRaffaele Perego, High-Performance Computing Lab HPCLAB, ISTI-CNR, PisaFabrizio Sebastiani, Networked Multimedia Information Systems Lab NeMIS LAB, ISTI-CNR, Pisa Andrea Passarella, Ubiquitous Internet Lab, IIT-CNR, PisaMaurizio Tesconi, Web Applications for the Future Internet WAFI LAB, IIT-CNR, PisaDino Pedreschi, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Lab KDD LAB, Dip. Informatica, Univ. PisaPaolo Ferragina, Advanced Algorithms and Applications ACube Lab, Dip. Informatica, Univ. PisaMonica Pratesi, Dip. Economia e Management, Univ. PisaGuido Caldarelli, NETWORKS Lab, IMT LuccaFabrizio Lillo, Quantitative Finance, Scuola Normale Superiore, PisaRoberto Barontini, Management of Innovation, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, PisaPaolo Raviolo, Univ. SienaFilomena Maggino, Dip. Informatica e Statistica, Univ. Firenze


Promoting Institutions

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo”, ISTI-CNR, Pisa. Director: Claudio MontaniDipartimento di Informatica, Univ. Pisa. Director: Franco TuriniIstituto di Informatica e Telematica, IIT-CNR, Pisa. Director: Domenico LaforenzaRegione Toscana. Direzione Generale Presidenza, Ufficio di collegamento con l’Unione Europea, Ricerca ed Innovazione. Policy Officer: Livio StefanelliDipartimento CNR di Ingegneria, ICT e Tecnologie per l’Energia e i Trasporti. Director: Marco Conti

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Protecting your privacy in a networked world – IDEA Summerschool 2013 (15 – 17 July 2013) | 3TU

Preliminary Schedule

Monday, 15 July 2013

09:00 – 09:30          Registration
09:30 – 10:30          Opening – Jeroen van den Hoven
10:30 – 11:15          Introductions
11:15 – 11:45          Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:30          Keynote – Michael Zimmer : “Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era : How Internet-Based Research Impacts Privacy in the Networked World”
12:30 – 13:30          Lunch
13:30 – 14:30          Seda Gürses : “Privacy Enhancing Technologies”
14:30 – 15:00          Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30          Working Session – Seda Gürses : “Privacy in Design”
16:30 – 17:00          Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:00          Wolter Pieters : “Privacy, (e-)voting, and the secret ballot”

18:30                      Dinner on Site

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

09:00 – 10:30          Keynote – Michael Zimmer : “Google Glasses and the Surveillance of Everyday Life”
10:30 – 11:00          Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30          Fosca Giannotti : “Privacy in Big Data”
12:30 – 13:30          Lunch
13:30 – 14:30          Marc van Lieshout : “Privacy as an economic good – how bad can it be?”
14:30 – 15:00          Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30          ”Introduction to the Privacy Impact Assessment”
15:30 – 17:00          Working Session – Gabriela Bodea : “Privacy Impact Assessment”

17:30 – 22:00          Social Event and Dinner

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

10:00 – 11:00          Niels ten Oever : “Privacy in Danger : Lessons from the Arab Spring”
11:00 – 11:30          Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30          Johan Pouwelse : “The Dual Use of Privacy Enhancing Technologies”
12:30 – 13:30          Lunch
13:30 – 15:00          Ralf Bendrath : “The Politics of Privacy”
15:00 – 15:30          Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30          Working Session – Jeroen van den Hoven : “Conflicting Values : More than just Privacy”
16:30 – 17:00          Closing – Jeroen van den Hoven

17:00                      End of the Summer School : Drinks

Venue and Accommodation

All lectures will be held in TBM (Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management), room J.
Addres: Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft (building 31)

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Google as God: Email reponse from Birgir Arnarson

Dear Dirk,


I just read your paper on Google as God - very powerful stuff. The feelings that arose during the reading were quite strong. In the beginning I wondered how someone who's interest and work revolves around using computers to model society take such a negative view on the same practice. Then you moved on to the positive aspects and I felt more relaxed. I particularly liked the idea of "democratic, participatory market society" with open access to data and wouldn't mind living in one. There are some interesting developments going on in the US in this respect. Small companies are using 3D printer services to innovate, and there are even companies set up to help such companies to market their products. Also, I just read an article about open data platforms in US cities (Chicago is the pioneer, but other cities are following), and the cities have benefited enormously from opening up the data access. Many people are accessing the data and analyzing it to improve their own environment - things that the cities bureaucrats could never have though of and would anyways not have resources to do (see article: http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21576694-cities-are-finding-useful-ways-handling-torrent-data-numbers

and this book also has interesting examples from Washington DC and privacy issues in data mining:

http://www.amazon.com/Predictive-Analytics-Power-Predict-Click/dp/1118356853/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368799994&sr=8-1&keywords=Predictive+analytics )


I agree with you that the world is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation, and I also feel that most people are completely unaware of it. I tend to focus on the positive aspects of this change as I am by nature very optimistic, although that optimism may not always be well founded. I am not bothered much by CIA or NSA. The latter actually pro-actively offered me a summer-job as crypto-analyst while I was a student in the US - perhaps an example of their datamining skills... In any case, I concede that these are important considerations that need to be discussed openly especially since most people have no idea of how the world is changing. Thank you for sharing the paper - it's really thought provoking. I would also be interested in seeing the published version of the paper.


Best regards,


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Call for Papers - 8th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management for Emerging Services and Technologies

Eighth International Summer School organised jointly by the IFIP Working Groups 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6

Privacy and Identity Management for
Emerging Services and Technologies
(IFIP Summer School 2013)

Hosted by PI.lab / Radboud University Nijmegen,
Nijmegen, the Netherlands 17-21 June, 2013 in cooperation with A4Cloud, ABC4Trust, PRISMS, DigiDeas, FutureID

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ECCS’14 22-26 September Lucca Italy

ECCS’14 22-26 September Lucca Italy | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it

ECCS’14 will be a major international conference and event in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general. It will offer unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude of application areas. Two days of the conference, 24 and 25 of September, are reserved for satellite meetings, which will cover a broad range of subjects on all aspects of Complex Systems, as reflected by the conference tracks.

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Ants 2014: Ninth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

Ants 2014: Ninth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it
September10-12,  2014.  Brussels, Belgium
Swarm intelligence is a relatively new discipline that deals with the study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems.

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DISCRETE CHOICE ANALYSIS PREDICTING DEMAND AND MARKET SHARES Sunday, March 23 - Thursday, March 27, 2014 | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it

Accurate predictions of the demand and market shares are critical for a wide variety of businesses and public organizations. Examples of applications include: predicting demand for a new product under alternative pricing strategies; designing a business plan for a new technology; analyzing the impact of a merger on market shares; forecasting the ridership on a new metropolitan transit service; and analyzing competitive scenarios for introducing a new telecommunication service.

To accomplish these tasks, discrete choice analysis provides powerful methodological tools. Based on the modeling of individual behavior, it is used to model in detail the structure of a market, and to predict the impact of various scenarios.


This one-week program undertakes an in-depth study of discrete choice models and their applications. It provides participants with the practical tools necessary for applying new discrete choice techniques. By examining actual case studies of discrete choice methods students will be familiarized with problems of data collection, model formulation, testing, and forecasting and will gain hands-on application experience by using readily available software to estimate and test discrete choice models from real databases. The course will emphasize applications of discrete choice methods to strategic and tactical marketing and to policy-related problems.


The course will cover the following topics:Fundamental methodology, e.g. the foundations of individual choice modeling, random utility models, discrete choice models (binary, multinomial, nested, cross-nested logit models, MEV models, probit models, and hybrid choice models such as logit kernel and mixed logit);Data collection issues, e.g. choice-based samples, enriched samples, stated preferences surveys, conjoint analysis, panel data;Model design issues, e.g. specification of utility functions, generic and alternative specific variables, joint discrete/continuous models, dynamic choice models;Model estimation issues, e.g. statistical estimation, testing procedures, software packages, estimation with individual and grouped data;Forecasting techniques, e.g. aggregate predictions, sample enumeration, micro-simulation, elasticities, pivot-point predictions and transferability of parameters;Examples and case studies, including marketing (e.g., brand choice), housing (e.g., residential location), telecommunications (e.g., choice of residential telephone service), energy (e.g., appliance type), transportation (e.g., mode of travel).It is assumed that participants have a basic knowledge of statistical methods, including linear regression models. No a priori knowledge of discrete choice models is needed. Basic topics are covered early in the week, while more advanced topics are covered later. An introduction to the software package BIOGEME that will be distributed at the course will be provided during the first lab, prior to working on the case studies. It may be useful to review basic statistical methods in a textbook such as


R. J. Larsen and M. L. Marx (2001) An Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Its Applications (3rd Edition), Prentice Hall (chapters 1 to 6)

The participants will use their own laptop computers during the lab sessions.The course has been designed by Prof. Ben-Akiva who is offering it every summer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is organized in Europe by Prof. Michel Bierlaire, from the Transportation and Mobility Laboratory atEPFL.

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EVENT: ESSA 2013: 9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland, September 16-20, 2013

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Event: Collective Contagion: ECCS'13 Satellite Workshop 19 September 2013, Barcelona

Event: Collective Contagion: ECCS'13 Satellite Workshop 19 September 2013, Barcelona | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it

Intense scientific debate is going around the definition of the foundational concepts and appropriate methodological approaches to deal with the understanding of social dynamics. These challenges are aiming to understand human behavior in its complexity driven by intentional (and not necessarily rational) decisions and influenced by a multitude of factors. The functioning of communication-based mechanisms requires individuals to interact in order to acquire information to cope with uncertainty and thus deeply rely on the accuracy and on the completeness of information (if any). In fact, people’s perceptions, knowledge, beliefs and opinions about the world and its evolution, get (in)formed and modulated through the information they can access. Moreover their response is not linear as individuals can react by accepting, refusing, or elaborating (and changing) the received information.

Technology-mediated social collectives are taking an important role in the design of social structures. Yet our understanding of the complex mechanisms governing networks and collective behaviour is still quite shallow. Fundamental concepts like authority, leader-follower dynamics, conflict or collaboration in online networks are still not well defined and investigated – but they are crucial to illuminate the advantages and pitfalls of this form of collective decision-making (which can cancel out individual mistakes, but also make them spiral out of control).

The aim of this satellite is to address the question of ICT mediated social phenomena emerging in multiple scales ranging from the interactions of individuals to the emergence of self-organized global movements. We would like to gather researchers from different disciplines to form a forum to discuss ideas, research questions, recent results, and future challenges in this emerging area of research and public interest.

Particular attention will be devoted to the following topics:

Interdependent social contagion processPeer production and mass collaborationTemporally evolving networks and stream analyticsCognitive aspects of belief formation and revisionOnline communication and information diffusionViral propagation in online social networkCrowd-sourcing: herding behaviour vs. wisdom of crowdsE-democracy and online government-citizen interactionOnline socio-political mobilizationsPublic attention and popularity

All the participants of the satellite meeting (with or without abstract submission) must register for the European Conference on Complex Systems 2013.

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SocInfo2013: The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), 25–27 November 2013.


The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2013) is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set of social phenomena. To that end, we are inviting interdisciplinary papers, on applying information technology in the study of social phenomena, on applying social concepts in the design of information systems, on applying methods from the social sciences in the study of social computing and information systems, on applying computational algorithms to facilitate the study of social systems and human social dynamics, and on designing information and communication technologies that consider social context.

This year SocInfo 2013 will be co-located with WebDB Forum 2013. WebDB Forum 2013 is a Japanese domestic forum that covers a wide range of areas regarding database and Web, and usually attracts about 300-400 participants from industry, government, and academia.

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2nd International Conference on Econophysics

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EVENT : The 2nd International Conference on Econophysics (ICE) will be held from 13th to 14th of September 2013, at the Lucy Hotel, Kavala.

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ICCS 2013 - International Conference on Complex Systems

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ICCS 2013 : International Conference on Complex Systems

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
October 22-23, 2013

The XXXIV. International Conference on Complex Systems aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Complex Systems, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. 

Full-length Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Abstracts are invited that address the themes and topics for the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research material. Please click here to submit your  full-length papers and posters  for the conference! 

The International Refereed Conference Proceedings will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be submitted to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, CiteSeerX, Google Books and Google Scholar, EBSCO, SCOPUS, ERA and ProQuest. The conference proceedings book & CD and certificate presentation will be distributed to the conference participants at the conference registration desk.


In the recent past conference has been held in Amsterdam, Bali, Bangalore, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest,  Cairo, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Florence, Heidelberg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Krakow, Kuala Lumpur, London,  Lucerne, Madrid, Malaga, Melbourne, New York, Nice, Osaka, Oslo, Paris, Penang, Perth, Phuket, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Venice, Vienna.


ICCS 2013 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Advances in Complex Systems. All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration for this Special Journal Issue. The selection will be carried out during the review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision will be made based on peer review reports by the guest editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly.

IMPORTANT DATES     Paper submission 
Notification of acceptance 
Final paper submission and authors' registration
Conference Dates

July 31, 2013
August 31, 2013
September 22, 2013
October 22-23, 2013


Crowne Plaza Dubai – Deira, Salahuddin Road, Deira, P.O. Box 8668, Dubai, UAE
Tel: ++971 (0)4 608 8007  Fax: ++971(0)4 268 6511

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#FuturICT Science and Policy Symposium Tokyo July 16, 2013

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Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013Location: Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo

The main purpose of the symposium is to intensify collaboration and to set a joint global research agenda to address and discuss the main challenges faced by our society in the realm of the new internet and communication technology era. The ultimate scope will be to highlight the ability of the scientific enterprise in creating economic growth, solving social problems, and satisfying the essential human drive to understand the world where we live. In addition to creating netwroking opportunities, the event is aimed at bringing separate branches of science and technology together, opening wider horizons for otherwise impossible collaborations.

The meeting is jointly organized by ETH Zurich and the Science & Technology Office of the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo.


This event is by invitation only.

- See more at: http://www.futurict.eu/event/futurict-science-and-policy-symposium#sthash.Us8pWkOD.dpuf

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Future Network & MobileSummit Lisbon, Portugal, 03 - 05 July 2013.

Future Network & MobileSummit  Lisbon, Portugal, 03 - 05 July 2013. | FuturICT Events of Interest | Scoop.it

Future Network and MobileSummit 2013 takes place in Lisbon, Portugal, 03 - 05 July 2013. This is the twenty-second in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts delegates from industry and research to share experiences and research results, identify future trends, discuss business opportunities and identify opportunities for international research collaboration under FP7-ICT and Horizon 2020. It will thus contribute to showcasing European research in the field, and position it within the multiplicity of related initiatives supported in other regions of the world.

In the context of convergence and innovation, the 22nd Future Network and MobileSummit will address the challenges of building the Future Internet Infrastructures, based on mobile, wireless and fixed broadband communications technologies.


The Final Programme incorporates Plenary, Panel, paper and poster sessions and workshops.


FutureNetworkSummit 2013 will be opened by the General Co-chairs: Mário Campolargo, Director for "Net Futures", DG CONNECT, European Commission and Zeinal Bava, CEO, Portugal Telecom.

Keynote Speakers include:

- Dr. Aref Chowdhury, Chief Technology Officer Optics, Alcatel-Lucent

- Ulf Wahlberg, Vice President, Industry and Research Relations, Ericsson

- Dr. Stefan Ferber, Director Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations

Panel Sessions include:

Towards Virtualised Networks

Optical Networking: Enabler for the Future Converged Networks

Public Safety Future Networks: Industry and Stakeholder Views on Emerging Technologies, Standardisation Status and Regulatory Issues

Supported by the European Commission and the Net!Works European Technology Platform, Future Network and MobileSummit integrates high-level industry/policy plenary sessions that discuss strategic issues for Future Networks with high quality technical/scientific tracks and workshop sessions. Technical/scientific tracks present papers that showcase original results and hot topics in all areas of mobile, wireless and fixed broadband communications systems and networks.

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DATA SIM Summer School 2013- UHasselt Monday July 15th to Thursday July 18th

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About the Summer School

DATA SIM Summer School 2013

The Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) of Hasselt University organizes the first DATA SIM Summer School on 'Mobility modeling and big data sources'. This Summer School will take place at Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek from Monday July 15th to Thursday July 18th.


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