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Deadline extension: March 21st, Complex Systems & Social Simulations Summer Scho

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    ******************************************************* Extended Deadline: March 21st - New scholarships - New sponsors
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 6, 2008
      Extended Deadline: March 21st - New scholarships - New sponsors
      Complex Systems and Social Simulations Summer Course
      Central European University
      July 7 - 18, 2008, Budapest, Hungary
      Web site: http:// www.sun.ceu.hu/complex-systems/

      - New scholarsihps available covering:
      Tuition fee
      Travel allowance (only for a limited number of students)

      - Application deadline for scholarship applications:
      March 21st, 2008

      - New sponsors:
      European Social Simulation Association http://www.essa.eu.org/
      Wolfram Research http://www.wolfram.com/
      Collegium Budapest http://colbud.hu/
      Aitia International http://www.aitia.ai

      - Topics:
      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


      - Course Directors:
      Laszlo Gulyas, Collegium Budapest and AITIA Inc., Budapest, Hungary;
      Gyorgy Kampis, Collegium Budapest and Eötvös University, Hungary

      - Course Managers:
      Laszlo Laufer, Central European University and Budapest University of
      Technology and

      Economics, Hungary (lauferl@...)
      Gyorgy Farkas, Eotvos University of Sciences, Hungary

      - Course Faculty:
      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, Poznan
      Scott Page, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
      Flaminio Squazzoni, University of Brescia, Italy
      Klaus G. Troitzsch, University of Koblenz

      - Target group:
      MA and Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty,
      researchers and professionals.

      Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.

      - Course Summary:
      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

      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.

      - The language of instruction: English

      - Tuition fee: The 500 EUR/2 weeks.

      - Application deadline:
      For scholarship applicants: March 21, 2008;
      For fee-paying applicants: May 30, 2008

      Online application: https://online.ceu.hu/osun/osun (attachments to be
      sent via email to


      For further information queries can be directed to the SUN office by
      email (summeru@...),

      via skype (ceu-sun) or telephone (00-36-1-327-3811).
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