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Complex Systems and Social Simulations, CEU Summer University in
July 7 - 18, 2008
Web site: http:// www.sun.ceu.hu/complex-systems/
Application deadline for scholarship applications: 14 February, 2008
Application deadline for fee-paying applications: 30 May, 2008
Laszlo Gulyas, Collegium Budapest and AITIA Inc., Budapest, Hungary;
Gyorgy Kampis, Collegium Budapest and Eötvös University, Hungary
Laszlo Laufer (lauferl@...
), Central European University and
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Petra Ahrweiler, National Institute of Technology Management, UCD
School of Business
Stefano Battiston, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Lars-Erik Cederman, ETH Zürich
Laszlo Gulyas, Collegium Budapest and AITIA Inc, Budapest
George Kampis, Collegium Budapest
Krzystof Kurowski, Poznanskie Centrum Superkomputerowo Sieciowe,
Scott Page, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Flaminio Squazzoni, University of Brescia, Italy
Klaus G. Troitzsch, University of Koblenz
MA and Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty,
researchers and professionals. Undergraduates without a university
degree will not be considered.
The terms Complex Systems (CSs) denotes an inderdisciplinary research
methodology currently successful in the social sciences and
elsewhere. CS research originated from phyiscs and nonlinear systems
some decades ago but its models have soon permeated distant fields as
economy, political science or more recently sociology. As implied by
the name, a CS is essentially a system of many complicated
interactions. Complex Systems methodology has developed sophisticated
yet well understood tools to cope with this challenge. In social
systems the essence of CS is the characterization of the distributed
dynamics of how the interaction of many actors and variables leads to
predictable phenomena, that often involve hierarchy, emergence,
dynamic structures and large scale transitions.
Each day in the course focuses on one tool of this encompassing
methodology. CS methods include various mathematical models
(nonlinear systems, networks, statistical approaches), computer
simulations (e.g. systems dynamics, agent-based modeling). CS
simulations are highly computation intensive and pose problems of
supercomputing and parallelization.
The CSSS course offers lectures, tutorials and discussions on the
whole spectrum of the above. Lectures are from leading experts,
specifically focusing on CS concepts, modeling and (social)
simulation, followed by discussion.
CSS and Innovation, Social Networks, CSS in Political Science, CSS
Tools with a Special Emphasis on Simulation, Bio-Inspired CSS Models,
Efficient Studies of CSS: Supercomputers and Grids, Evolutionary Game
Theory and Social Systems, CSS in Socio-Economics, CSS in Sociology
The language of instruction: English
Tuition fee: The 500 EUR/2 weeks.
For scholarship applicants: February 14, 2008;
For fee-paying applicants: May 30, 2008
Online application: https://online.ceu.hu/osun/osun
be sent via email to summeru@...
For further information queries can be directed to the SUN office by
), via skype (ceu-sun) or telephone (00-36-1-327-