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General Integration of the Applications of Complexity in Science

Objective

The objective of GIACS is to coordinate activities that express, explain, predict and control the complex collective objects arising at a certain space-time scale as emerging from the simpler interactions of their components at a finer scale. This is a sor t of extension of the "atomic-molecular" stochastic thinking and computational methods to social, biological, cognitive and technological systems. The integration it implies is not a juxtaposition of various expertises but rather an intimate fusion of know ledge. This involves a coordinated shift in the very objectives, scope and ethos of the affected disciplines. Complexity is not offering just a way of answering questions from one science using concepts from another: it is introducing a new language which allows the formulation of novel questions or rather a new grammar which allows novel interrogative forms. Main Actions: 1) European Complexity Society and Conference including all Complexity application areas 2) Instruments for the collective steering of the CA. These instruments will support also the self-discovery, self-organization of the community that practices and applies complexity to various fields. 3) Instruments to discover, connect and transfer information / data to communities of potential user s and consumers of complexity methods, ideas and results 4) Instruments to find, catalogue, rank and present in a coherent way to researchers and students of complexity relevant data and knowledge produced originally within other disciplines 5) Instruments to initiate and carry out interdisciplinary research transferring and applying complexity. In the past, as technology was acting on hardware, applied science was mainly experimental science applied to real life situations. Today,when technology is acting on abstract items, applied science consists often of formal (theoretical) operations applied to real life knowledge items and structures. One may speak therefore of "Theoretical Applied Science"

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Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISI - ISTITUTO PER L'INTERSCAMBIO SCIENTIFICO

Address

Viale Settimio Severo 65
Torino

Italy

Administrative Contact

Sorin SOLOMON (Professor)

Participants (28)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LA FISICA DELLA MATERIA

Italy

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY

Israel

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

GENOPOLE EVRY - ILE DE FRANCE

France

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

HADASSAH MEDICAL SCHOOL

Israel

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

Poland

ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC STUDIES BUCHAREST

Romania

UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI

Poland

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Italy

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Israel

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE PARIS

France

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

RHEINISCH WESTFULISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

THE CHACELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE-DAME DE LA PAIX DE NAMUR

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Poland

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 12380

  • Start date

    15 July 2005

  • End date

    14 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 399 964

  • EU contribution

    € 1 379 954

Coordinated by:

FONDAZIONE ISI - ISTITUTO PER L'INTERSCAMBIO SCIENTIFICO

Italy