Applied systems analyses build on mathematical models and computational techniques for describing and analyzing complex systems. It is increasingly recognized that accelerating global transformations and rising levels of global interconnectedness necessitate novel methods for identifying scientifically sound options for policy advice. Among the many challenges requiring radically new approaches are decentralized decision-making and bounded rationality; compounding uncertainties and systemic risks; nonlinearities and regime shifts; social interactions and collective phenomena; spatial hierarchies and network dynamics; synergisms and antagonisms across multiple objectives; as well as scientific visualization and communication, to name just a few.
IIASA leadership in the systems analysis of global and universal problems is being extended based on methodological innovations inspired by, and co-developed with, applied research activities at IIASA. Since all IIASA programs develop methods and tools in different ways, the SAF platform helps to consolidate and support these activities and thereby optimize the cross-fertilization of methodological and applied research at IIASA. In addition, dedicated SAF activities promote exchanges among IIASA researchers and methodological experts around the world, accelerating knowledge transfer and methodological inspiration.
Co-led by the Advanced Systems Analysis and Evolution and Ecology Programs, the SAF pursues these objectives by building synergies between in-house capacities, world-leading experts, and IIASA member countries. Specific activities include:
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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