I have updated the List of participant to GSS meetings & workshops (v8, 10-05-13).
This list includes people who have participated at the discussions and contributed to the following meetings:
First Open Global Systems Science Conference (Brussels, November 8 – 10, 2012)
Towards a Sustainable Global Financial System (Potsdam, December 8 – 9, 2012)
GSS workshop on Models and Data (Brussels, February 7 – 8, 2013)
Urban development and GSS (Brussels, February 13 – 14, 2013)
GSS – Territorial versus functional Patterns (Arizona, February 25 – 26, 2013)
And will be expanded with the participants of the following workshops:
Narratives as Communication (Brussels 13 – 14, March 2013)
Visions of GSS: Energy Futures (Brussels, Read more [...]
Join us in Dublin to explore the emerging technologies and trends that are changing the way policy is made. The FP7 Crossover Conference will be held directly before the Digital Agenda Assembly on 17th & 18th June at Trinity College
What will be discussed?
Open and big data
Modelling and simulation
Collaborative Governance and Crowdsourcing
Invited speakers include:
Miguel Gonzalez Sancho, Member of Cabinet of VP Kroes (keynote speaker)
Emer Coleman, former Deputy Director of UK Government Digital Service
Alberto Cottica, Policy-Making powered by Networks
Igor Mayer, Serious games for policy
Eliot Rich, Systems Thinking, System Dynamics, and Group Decision Support
Anna Carbone, FuturICT
Jed Shilling, Millennium Read more [...]
While on leave recently in Maui, I started reading this book on the global, systemic impacts - ecological, economic, infrastructure, health, agriculture, and others - of the Columbia Exchange. It is written by a great journalist, Charles Mann, and it is wonderfully readable - quite a page turner. What I found especially interesting about it is the system of systems perspective that the author takes on the global consequences of events. While not express in the terminology we might use ourselves, it is a wonderful demonstration of what a Global Systems Science could accomplish. It also suggests (to me) the value of people, such as Charles Mann, who do not look at these problems from the perspective of a single discipline, but rather can take a broader, more integrative point of view. Read more [...]
Fame at last for urban science! The May 2013 edition of The Smithsonian magazine has an excellent article on quantitative approaches to urban studies. It features stories and photographs of many of our colleagues including Geoff West, Luis Bettencourt, Joe Lobo, and Steve Koonin. More…
Second Open Global Systems Science Conference
10.06.2013-12.06.2013 | Brussels, Belgium
More information and registration
On behalf of the steering committee of GSDP project, in cooperation with the projects EUNOIA, FOC, INSITE, MULTIPLEX and NESS, we are pleased to invite you to the Second Open Global Systems Science Conference, to be held in Brussels at the Stanhope Hotel (www.thonhotels.com/stanhope), June 10 – 12th, 2013.
This conference will be the closing conference of our project GSDP; it will provide an overview on the GSS activities so far and help to frame the future research program.
The study of problems as diverse as global climate change and global financial crises is currently converging towards a new kind of research – Global Systems Science.
Download Agenda... Read more [...]
Dear all the consortium of the CROSSOVER project is currently engaged in drafting a research roadmap on ICT Tools for Governance and Policy Modelling. The roadmap is enriched with cases and applications of ICT tools, and is available online in a commentable format at http://www.crossover-project.eu/ResearchRoadmap.aspx. As a consortium we decided to introduce a research challenge in Global Systems Science, thereby I would be glad if there could be an interaction on your side.
By using the roadmap there would be the possibility to give further visibility to GSS, as it is regularly presented and discussed in online and offline events, such as the next International Conference on Policy Making 2.0 taking place in Dublin next June in the Digital Agenda week http://www.crossover-project.eu/InternationalConferenceonPolicyMaking20.aspx. Read more [...]
Global Systems Science is just beginning. But already now the conversation is surprisingly rich. There are the exchanges on this blog, with a remarkable variety of disciplines, nations, and interests represented. There are exchanges between the blog and a whole range of workshops, conferences, gatherings. New papers, some just published, others in the making, give depth to the conversation, while the interactions between different blogs and websites give it breadth. So great thanks to all of you who are helping to bring this about!
Plurality is of essence here. After all, GSS itself shall be a global system, and it is quite likely that different themes, questions, insights will be emphasized by researchers interacting mainly with, say, Chinese policy makers than by researchers operating Read more [...]
Under FET Proactive a new online consultation tool on GSS is set up by the EC.
In order to be able to shape and contribute to the discussion on Global System Science all of you are invited to post and contribute here: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fet-proactive/fetconsult2012-topic09_en.html
As part of the Models and Data workshop we were asked to “define GSS in one sentence”. This was my contribution:
Much of the current public discussion at all levels of society is about a perceived ‘crisis’ in domains as different as natural resources, ecosystem services, our economy, our financial system and the security of our societies. That is, of course, true if one looks at each of these through disciplinary or sectorial eyes. But from a holistic perspective we see all these, together, as manifestations of one underlying crisis, notably a temporary incapacity of our society to process all the information needed to deal with the dynamics in which it finds itself. The fact that we do not have the answers to deal with all these issues, whether individually or collectively, is due to a lack of knowledge and understanding about the nature of the challenges and the means to deal with them, as well Read more [...]