In the past decade the field of Complexity Science has moved into a new stage of its life. The big data and information technology revolutions are finally providing the necessary data, numerical experiments and validation tests to the many conceptual and theoretical advances that complex systems science has already provided to a large number of scientific disciplines. These fast paced developments are augmenting complex systems science with an “applied” dimension. Our increasing capability to solve many open problems, in a large diversity of scientific fields, has made it possible that Complex Systems Science becomes one of the conceptual and methodological keys to understand and deal with important real-world challenges that range from epidemics and traffic congestions, to systemic risks and cultural evolution, to cite a few. In this framework, it is no wonder that the Complex Systems Society, gathering all researchers engaged in complex systems research has grown and developed along the same lines. The general Society conference is annually gathering about 1,000 scientists from all disciplines and it is a meeting point where every scientist interested in complex systems research can network the collective with a vibrant research community. The annual conference on Complex Systems of 2014, organized at the IMT School for advanced studies in Lucca, was a smashing success, breaking many records for attendance, number of presentations—more than 200—and parallel workshops. The Lucca conference is certainly a milestone in the life of the field and the Complex Systems Society. We are extremely glad to see that the chairmen of the conference Guido Caldarelli and Stefano Battiston—Chairmen of the Lucca’s conference—have teamed up with Francesco De Pellegrini and Emanuela Merelli to edit a book that collects a selection of 27 papers presented at the conference. final result is a proceedings volume that is truly representative of the wide range of problems addressed by the community and the depth of the technical approaches used to tackle them. It speaks loudly for itself and we are sure that it will also become a reference for those that want to grasp what the community is doing nowadays.On behalf of the Complex Systems Society and its members we thank the organizers of the conference and the editors of this Proceedings of ECCS 2014 for all their work, the exemplary engagement and their service to Complex Systems Science.
|Titolo:||SPRINGER PROCEEDINGS IN COMPLEXITY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Cura di atti, volumi e cataloghi|