09 February 2015 - 10 February 2015
Vienna, Austria

Understanding complexity: Offering solutions to problems of the 21st century

Leading scientists in complex systems will present their research at a unique event organized by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna.

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IIASA researcher Stefan Thurner, an expert in mathematical analysis of complex systems, and  IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will both speak at the event. Thurner will chair the first session of the conference, entitled, "Taming Complexity: Controlling Networks." On 10 February, the second day of the conference, Kabat will chair a session entitled "Understanding Human Society with a Social Petri Dish." Thurner will also give a presentation on "Complexity, Big Data, and Healthcare Challenges."

Conference details

"Understanding Complexity – Offering Solutions to Problems of the 21st Century "
February 9th- 10th 2015 "TUtheSky" at the TU Wien, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna, Austria.

In a world that is getting more and more interconnected, complexity becomes more and more relevant.  

Understanding complexity by means of quantitative and predictive science turns out to become a bottleneck in essential aspects of our world, ranging from the taming of financial markets, design of sustainable health care systems, developing smart sustainable cities,
management of supply chains, to opinion formation, and virtual life.  

Ten leading complex systems scientists from around the world will present their work 
and provide an overview of where science of complexity stands today, what the big 
challenges and bottlenecks are, and what society might expect from a better understanding 
and management of complex adaptive systems.

Program, Details, and Registration

Organizer Contact: Mag.Kristina Brandstetter



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CONTACT DETAILS

Stefan Thurner

Senior Research Scholar

Advanced Systems Analysis

T +43(0) 2236 807 380

Pavel Kabat

IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer

Directorate

T +43(0) 2236 807 402

EVENT DETAILS

Understanding Complexity - Offering Solutions to Problems of the 21st Century

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313