Advanced Systems Analysis News


10 December 2014
Eurasia: Workshop on economic integration brings new insights

Economic considerations trump politics at IIASA workshop on Non-Tariff Barriers and Technical Regulations, 20–21 November 2014.  More

17 November 2014
Risk analysis for a complex world

Developing adaptable systems for finance and international relations could help reduce the risk of major systemic collapses such as the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new analysis.  More

16 November 2014
Elena Rovenskaya gave a talk on "Assessment of Government Actions Targeted at Stimulation of Economic Growth: Modeling and Calculation of the Multiplier Effect" in Moscow, Russia

Elena Rovenskaya visited Moscow, Russia where she participated in the 3rd International Research Conference "Systemic Analysis in Economics – 2014" which was held at the Financial University and gave a talk on"Assessment of Government Actions Targeted at Stimulation of Economic Growth: Modeling and Calculation of the Multiplier Effect".  More

04 November 2014
Dr Arkady Kryazhimskiy 1949 – 2014

Dr Arkady Kryazhimskiy will be sorely missed by all his colleagues at IIASA. He was an outstanding mathematician, a fine leader, a helpful colleague, and a true gentleman.  More

17 October 2014
Arkady Kryazhimskiy and Yuri Yermoliev have been appointed as PhD supervisors at China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing

The President of China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing has appointed Arkady Kryazhimskiy, Yuri Yermoliev and Gui-Ying Cao as PhD supervisors of the University. The appointments are based on these three IIASA’s Scientists’ contributions to multi-scale, integrated, interdisciplinary approaches for economic -environmental sustainable researches, and their contributions to emerging the IIASA's scientific methods and results into the policy making process.  More

01 October 2014
OECD Risk and Resilience Seminar

Leena Ilmola-Sheppard and Senior Advisor of New Zealand Prime Minister, Patrick Helm were keynote speakers in the OECD Risk and Resilience seminar on Monday 29 September in Paris.  More

26 September 2014
Intermediate Workshop on Agent-based Modeling for Korean Strategic Foresight

Elena Rovenskaya, Leena Ilmola-Sheppard and Nikita Strelkovsky visited Seoul, Korea on 17-24 September where they participated in the second workshop dedicated to the projectAgent-based Modeling for Korean Strategic Foresighttogether with researchers fromSTEPI(Science and Technology Policy Institute, Seoul, Korea).  More

21 September 2014
International Conference on Systems Dynamics and Control Processes

Arkady Kryazhimskiy participated in the International Conference on Systems Dynamics and Control Processes. The Conference took place in Yekaterinburg from 15 to 20 Septemberand was dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of Nikolay Krasovskiy. At the Conference, Arkady Kryazhimskiy gave a plenary talk “Non-anticipatory control strategies: from differential games to incomplete state information”. In his talk he discussed how the idea of non-anticipatory control can travel from differential games to problems of guaranteeing control under incomplete state information.  More

21 August 2014
Lecture on Optimal Control of Size-Structured Populations

Bernhard Skritek gave a talk on "Optimal Control of Age-structured Systems on the Infinite-horizon: Optimal Immigration Age-patterns in a Population of Fixed Size" on 20 August.  More

31 July 2014
Tackling the Dilemma of Local Actions and Planetary Boundaries

Matthias Jonas posted an entry on Tackling the Dilemma of Local Actions and Planetary Boundaries to the IIASA blog. More  More

26 July 2014
Lecture on Economic Growth with Hysteresis

Tapio Palokangas gave a talk on Economic Growth with Hysteresis and presented his paper reviewing existing literature on sustainable growth modeling in the framework of endogenous growth theory.  More

24 July 2014
Lecture on Ecological Network Analysis

Brian Fath gave a talk "Ecological Network Analysis: Interesting insights from multiplying matrices" on 24 July.  More

23 July 2014
Perspective system analysis

Elena Rovenskaya gave an interview to the Russian Academy of Sciences magazine regarding her appointment as the ASA Program Director.Read the interview (in Russian)  More

19 July 2014
Seyithan Ahmet Ates visited IIASA

Prof. Seyithan Ahmet Ates from Turk Hava Kurumu Universitesi visited ASA, IIASA to explore possibilities for collaboration with IIASA in the field of modeling of economic growth under environmental constraints.  More

16 July 2014
Lecture on Ecosystem Vulnerability to Species Loss

Victoria Veshchinskaya gave a talk on Ecosystem Vulnerability to Species Loss on 15 July.  More

11 July 2014
Lecture on Identifying Robust Determinants of the Ecological Footprint

Lukas Figge gave a talk on Identifying Robust Determinants of the Ecological Footprint on 10 July.  More

29 June 2014
Bernhard Skritek joins ASA

A new researcher joins the ASA program: Bernhard Skritek starts on July 1st. He previously worked at the Vienna University of Technology on the optimal control of heterogeneous systems. At IIASA Bernhard will be working in a joint project of the ASA and the POP program, analyzing the effects of heterogeneity in a population on educational decisions and thus on economic growth.  More

28 June 2014
Guest lecture on Real World Data Analysis and Interpretation

Dimitri Volchenkov (University of Bielefeld, Germany) visited ASA, IIASA and gave a talk onReal World Data Analysis and Interpretation on 28 June 2014.  More

25 June 2014
Guest lecture on Non-Geological Constraints to Coal-Bed Methane Production in China

Prof. Helen (Xiangyang) Xu visited ASA, IIASA and gave a lecture onNon-Geological Constraints to Coal-Bed Methane Production in China. Then Prof. Xu discussed with Elena Rovenskaya, Yurii Ermoliev, Tatiana Ermolieva andGui-Ying Cao the progress of Junlian Gao's work on tradeoffs between economic and environmental goals in coal mining in China.  More

24 June 2014
Guest lecture on Systems Hydrology for the Indus Basin

Dr. Abubakr Muhammad visited ASA, IIASA and gave a lecture on Systems Hydrology for the Indus Basin. Besides his lecture, Dr. Muhammad also discussed with Arkady Kryazhimskiy, Elena Rovenskaya and Sergey Aseev continuation of collaboration on conceptual modeling of renewable resource consumption  More

18 June 2014
IIASA appoints new director to the Institute’s Advanced Systems Analysis Program

Today, IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr Pavel Kabat appointed Russian mathematician Dr Elena Rovenskaya as Program Director of the Institute’s Advanced Systems Analysis Program, where she will lead a team of 20 researchers that develop new, more sophisticated methodologies for systems analysis.  More

02 June 2014
ASA welcomes YSSP 2014

The ASA program welcomes 8 YSSP this summer. The participants have diverse backgrounds and will be working on methodological and applied projects under the supervision of ASA staff.  More

21 May 2014
Arctic Council research program AACA

The ASA Program is participating actively to the development of the IIASA Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI). Leena Ilmola was a co-organizer of the Arctic Council research program AACA. The group of 25 experts discussed for two days about Arctic scenario building challenges and methods.  More

18 May 2014
Leena Ilmola defended her doctoral thesis

The title of the thesis is "Increasing Flexibility by Environment Scanning of the Early Signs of Change in the Complex Environment".The defence took place at the Aalto University, School of Sciences in Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland on 16 May 2014. The ASA team congratulates Leena to this great achievement.  More

18 May 2014
Elena Rovenskaya and Leena Ilmola-Sheppard visited Helsinki, Finland

Elena Rovenskaya and Leena Ilmola-Sheppard participated in the seminar organized by the Federation of Finnish Municipalities, Aalto University and Finnish Ministry of Economy and Employment on 15 May, 2014.  More

28 April 2014
Guest lecture on Bifurcations and Tipping Points in the Climate System

Prof. Michael Ghil (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France and University of California, Los Angeles, USA) visited ASA, IIASA and gave a lecture on Bifurcations and Tipping Points in the Climate System  More

22 April 2014
Guest lecture on China's Economy and Uncertainty

Weilin Zhao (Fujitsu Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan) visited ASA, IIASA on 22 April, 2014 and gave a lecture on China's economy and uncertainty.  More

02 April 2014
Tip Sheet for Journalists: April 2014

IIASA Tip Sheets provide regular updates on new research from the institute. For more information please feel free to contact the researcher directly, or the IIASA Press Office.  More

11 March 2014
Modeling the future of the Eurasian economic space

Researchers from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and the European Union met at IIASA last week to discuss and propose new methods to understand the challenges and potential benefits of economic cooperation and integration “from Lisbon to Vladivostok.”  More

02 March 2014
Awards Selection for the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program 2013-14

Following the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) 2013-14, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa are pleased to announce four awards, including three newly established IIASA-NRF Systems Analysis Scholarships. We congratulate the winners!  More

27 February 2014
Brian Fath visited Santiniketan, India

Brian Fath gave a keynote titled “Sustainable Networks and the Complex Systems Cycle” at the International Conference on Environmental Biology and Ecological Modelling which took place in Santiniketan, India from 24th to 26th February 2014.  More

20 February 2014
Network-based Analysis and Measurement of Social Cohesion and Resilience of Critical Systems in Austria: project overview and preliminary insights

Carly Dean and Brian Fath, with FAS.Research partner Harald Katzmair, gave a presentation at IIASA on 20 February 2014 titled “Network-based Analysis and Measurement of Social Cohesion and Resilience of Critical Systems in Austria: project overview and preliminary insights”  More

18 February 2014
Workshop on Integrated Approach towards Energy-Economy-Climate Modeling for Policy Analysis in Hoofddorp, Netherlands

On 17-18 February 2014 Elena Rovenskaya attended the workshop on Integrated Approach towards Energy-Economy-Climate Modeling for Policy Analysis organized by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) held at TNO Hoofddorp.  More

18 January 2014
Systems Ecology: Where are the Boundaries?

Brian Fath gave a presentation “Systems Ecology: Where are the boundaries?” at the 8th Biennial Emergy Conference which took place in Gainesville, USA from 16th to 18th January 2014.  More

13 January 2014
A passion for science

December 2013. Options Magazine, Winter 2013/2014 IIASA’s Elena Rovenskaya explains how IIASA researchers develop the models they use to understand complex systems  More

04 January 2014
Brian Fath visited Bloemfontein, South Africa

Brian Fath gave a presentation to the SA-YSSP at the University of Free State. Bloemfontein, South Africa on 3 January 2014. The presentation was titled “Applied Systems Analysis for Ecosystem and Environmental Management.”  More

15 December 2013
Workshop Renewable Resources, Sustainability, and Search in Heidelberg, Germany

Elena Rovenskaya, Sergey Aseev and Alexey Davydov attended the workshop on Renewable resources, Sustainability and Search in Heidelberg on 12-14 December 2013 organized by the Chair of Economics, University Duisburg-Essen.  More

13 December 2013
Linking Local Consumption to Global Environmental Impacts

Brian Fath was delegate and presenter at a National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) workshop on “Linking local consumption to global environmental impacts.” Brian’s talk was titled “Ecological Network Analysis: Indirect trophic relations in cross-disciplinary applications.” The workshop was on 11–13 December 2013 in Annapolis, Maryland, USA  More

10 December 2013
The 2013 STEPI international symposium on Resilience & Risk Management

The conference was organized because Korea is facing tremendous challenges ahead. Korea has achieved remarkable economic growth since 1970s, exploiting technology paradigm shift. However, that context is changed and the challenges are totally new.  More

27 November 2013
International Workshop on Heterogeneous Dynamic Models of Economic and Population Systems in Vienna, Austria

Alexey Davydov gave a presentation "Optimization of stationary exploitation of two size-structured populations in the presence of competition" at International Workshop on Heterogeneous Dynamic Models of Economic and Population Systems which took place at Technical University of Vienna, Austria from 25th to 26th November 2013.  More

15 November 2013
Conference on Deepening and Enhancing of Eurasian integration

Peter Havlik gave a presentation on Challenges and Opportunities of Eurasian Economic Integration at the conference on Deepening and Enhancing of Eurasian integration which took place at Eurasian Development Bank, Moscow, Russia on 12-14 November, 2013.  More

01 November 2013
Brian Fath visited Toulouse, France

Brian Fath gave an invited keynote presentation on Conceptual Models of Ecological Dynamics: Indicators of Regime Change at the International Society for Ecological Modelling biennial conference which was held 28 – 31 October 2013 in Toulouse, France.  More

22 October 2013
Elena Rovenskaya visited Beijing, China

From 13 to 21 October Elena Rovenskaya together with Ying Cao visited China by invitation of the Prof. Xiangyang (Helen) Xu, Professor at the School of Management, China University of Mining and Technology Beijing (CUMTB) and Director of its Resources and Environmental Policy Research Center.  More

18 October 2013
Brian Fath visited Shanghai, China

Brian Fath gave an invited keynote presentation on Quantifying Economic and Ecological Sustainability at the Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association annual conference which was held 13 – 17 October 2013 in Shanghai, China.  More

03 October 2013
Partnership Conference Geophysical Observatories, Multifunctional GIS and Data Mining in Kaluga, Russia.

Elena Rovenskaya gave a keynote talk "On methods of representation, visualization and analysis of large data arrays in exploration of systemic risks: Example of food-webs" at partnership conference on Geophysical Observatories, Multifunctional GIS and Data Mining which took place in Kaluga, Russia from 30th September to 2nd October 2013.  More

30 September 2013
International Conference on Problems of Decision-making under Uncertainties in Foros, Ukraine

Yuri Ermoliev gave a plenary talk “Systemic risks, security, and robust solutions” at the International Conference on Problems of Decision-making under Uncertainties which took place in Foros, Ukraine from 23th to 27th September 2013.  More

26 September 2013
Memorial conference on Optimal Control and Applications in Moscow, Russia

Elena Rovenskaya, Arkady Kryazhimskiy, Sergey Aseev, Alexey Davydov and Alexander Tarasiev attended  More

23 September 2013
Yuri Ermoliev visited Jalta, Ukraine

Yuri Ermoliev gave a lecture“IIASA and Systems Analysis: history and new challenges” at The International School for Young Scientists, Professor, and Graduate Students “Problems of Decisions Making under Uncertainty” organized on the base of Crimean Humanitarian University.  More

19 September 2013
Global Computing for our Complex Hyper-connected World

Stephan Thurner gave a keynote talk "What we can learn from big social, financial and medical multiplex data?" on a satellite meeting at The European Conference on Complex Systems which took place in Barcelona, Spain from 16th to 20th September 2013.  More

03 September 2013
ASA YSSP scientists completed the Program

ASA congratulates the 6 Young Scientists who recently completed the 3-month YSSP (Young Scientists Summer Program).  More

22 August 2013
17 August 2013
Intermediate results analysis workshop on Regional Policies and Simulation

Urpo Tuomela (BusinessOulu, Oulu, Finland) and Saku Vähäsilta (UTU, Pori, Finland) visited IIASA to participate in discussion of Structural change of the Finnish Economy – a Systems Approach project results  More

14 August 2013
Lecture on GLOBIOM Model

Yuri Ermoliev, Tatiana Ermolieva, Aline Mosnier, Petr Havlik and Michael Obersteiner gave a lecture “Dynamic recursive procedure for downscaling SSP-based land cover changes from GLOBIOM model” at IIASA on 14th August 2013.  More

10 August 2013
9th International ISAAC Congress

Alexadner Tarasyev gave a presentation "Analysis of Hamiltonian dynamics in optimal control problems of optimization of resource productivity"at 9th ISAAC Congress which took place in Krakow, Poland from 5th to 9th August 2013.  More

31 July 2013
Econophysics Colloquium in Pohang, Korea

Stephan Thurner gave a keynote talk "DebtRank-transparency: Eliminating systemic risk in financial networks" at Econophysics Colloquium which took place in Pohang, Korea from 28th to 31st July 2013.  More

25 July 2013
Guest lecture on Impact of Migration Dynamics on Unemployment and Wages

Dr. Alexandra Vasilieva (Centre for Economic Security, Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences) gave a lecture"Impact of Migration Dynamics on Unemployment and Wages: Prognostic Modeling and Case Study for Russian Regions" at IIASA  More

13 July 2013
XIII conference of Stochastic Programming Society in Bergamo, Italy

Yuri Ermoliev, Tatiana Ermolieva, Petr Havlik, Aline Mosnier and Michael Obersteiner gave a talk “Robust rescaling methods for integrated security management under uncertainty” at the XIII conference of Stochastic Programming Society (SPS) which took place in Bergamo, Italy from 8th to 12th July 2013.  More

10 July 2013
International Conference on Mathematical Control Theory and Mechanics in Suzdal, Russia

Arkady Kryazhimskiy, Alexey Davydov and Sergey Aseev attended  More

29 June 2013
IIASA scientists visited The European Centre for Renewable Energy in Güssing, Austria

Yuri Ermoliev, Elena Rovenskaya, Nadezhda Komendantova (RPV Program), Valeriy Heyets (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine) and Sergey Rubashka (Head of Administration, Ichnyanskaya region, Ukraine) visited The European Centre for Renewable Energy in Güssing, Austria to discuss a possible joint research project on prospects of the transfer a so called "Guessing model"— lasting regional and community-based concepts for energy conservation and for the generation and use of renewable energy— to Ukrainian regions.  More

12 June 2013
US NMO - Russian NMO meeting in Moscow, Russia

Arkady Kryazhimskiy and Elena Rovenskaya attended a joint meeting of the Russian NMO and the US NMO. Donald Saari and Simon Levien represented the US NMO; Alexey Gvishianiand some othermembers of the Committeeof Systems Analysis ofthe Russian Academy of Sciences represented the Russian NMO. They discussed prospects of advanced systems analysis, as well as intensification of collaboration between the two NMOs.  More

29 May 2013
Brian Fath visited Beijing, China

Brian Fath gave an invited presentation onSystems Perspective in Ecosystem and Environmental Management at Department of Ecological Sciences, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China on 29th May 2013.  More

20 May 2013
The future of the Arctic

IIASA researchers and Finnish policymakers and scientists met on 16 and 17 May, 2013 to outline a new research agenda addressing the challenges facing the Arctic region.  More

08 May 2013
Ecosystem Service Valuation of Land Use Change in Baltimore County: Change Along the Complex Systems Cycle

Brian Fath gave a presentation “Ecosystem Service Valuation of Land Use Change in Baltimore County: Change Along the Complex Systems Cycle” at Ecosystem Services Partnership Workshop which took place in Kiel, Germany from 6th to 8th May 2013.  More

30 April 2013
Conference on Integrated Management of Food, Water, Energy Security in Kiev, Ukraine

The conference was organized by National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) and IIASA on interim results of the joint NASU-IIASA research project “Integrated modeling of food, energy and water security management for sustainable social, economic and environmental developments”.  More

21 April 2013
Brisbane Club Meeting in Vienna, Austria

Stefan Thurner and Gerald Silverberg gave presentations "Systemic risk in financial networks: Quantification and control" and "Outside The Black Box: Complexity Models of Innovation" respectivelyat the Brisbane Club Meeting which took place in Vienna, Austria on 20th April, 2013.  More

14 April 2013
Brian Fath co-organized a workshop on the retirement of noted network scientist Bernard Patten

The workshop was titled Systems Ecology: A Network Perspective and Retrospective and held at the Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA on 12 – 14 April 2013. Brian’s presentation was on “Sustainable systems have interlocking enviro-types: The contributions of systems thinking”.  More

13 April 2013
Workshop on Complex Systems in Barcelona, Spain

Stephan Thurner gave a keynote talk "Is there a world beyond Shannon? Entropies for complex systems" at the Joint CRM-Imperial College Workshop which took place in Barcelona, Spain from 8th to 13th April 2013.  More

13 April 2013
Lorentz Workshop on Complexity Models for Systemic Instabilities and Crises in Leiden, The Netherlands

Stephan Thurner gave a keynote talk "Systemic risk: leverage, defaults and cleaning up" at theLorentz Workshop on Complexity Models for Systemic Instabilities and Crises which took place in Leiden, The Netherlands from 8th to 10th April 2013  More

09 April 2013
Joint work presented at the Assembly of the European Geoscience Union (EGU)

The joint work of colleagues from the Institute for Social Ecology (Vienna) - Dominik Wiedenhofer, Fridolin Krausmann, Willi Haas and Marina Fischer-Kowalski - and Elena Rovenskaya was presented at the Assembly of the European Geoscience Union (EGU), in Vienna, by Dominik Wiedenhofer.  More

26 March 2013
Sergey Glazyev visited IIASA

Academician Sergey Glazyev, the Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, visited IIASA on 26-27 March, 2013.  More

26 March 2013
8th BIOVISION: From Life Sciences to Sciences of Life

Stephan Thurner gave a talk "Learning - through games, Games - through learning" at8th BIOVISION forum which took place in Lyon, France from 24th to 26th March 2013.  More

15 March 2013
Seminar on Integrated Proportional Economic Growth Model for Russia and Ukraine

The first seminar in the seminar series on Integration and Systems Analysis was held at the Institute for Scientific Information in Social Sciences, RAS, in Moscow.  More

05 March 2013
Workshop on Arts/Science/Technology-Innovation

Elena Rovenskaya was invited to participate in the Arts/Science/Technology-Innovation workshop aimed at bringing artists together with scientists and technologists hosted by the Science and Innovation Office of the British Embassy in Warsaw.  More

01 March 2013
DebtRank-transparency: controlling systemic risk in financial networks

Stephan Thurner gave a talk "DebtRank-transparency: controlling systemic risk in financial networks" atInstitute for New Economic Thinking in Oxford, United Kingdom on 28th February 2013.  More

01 March 2013
Institute for New Economic Thinking Seminar in Oxford, United Kingdom

Stephan Thurner gave a presentation "How to use DebtRank to eliminate systemic risk in financial networks"at the seminar atInstitute for New Economic Thinking Seminar (INET) in Oxford, United Kingdom on 20th April 2013.  More

26 February 2013
Hearing of the Committee for the Futures of Finnish Parliament

Our colleague Leena Ilmola has been invited for the Hearing about the Government report on the future of Finland and related policies. The Committee for the Futures is commenting the “Government Report on the Future: well-being through sustainable growth” before it will be presented to the Parliament Plenary Session for the political discussion.  More

20 February 2013
Drucker Forum 2013 in Vienna, Austria

Stephan Thurner gave a talk "Managing Complexity" at the Drucker Forum which took place in Vienna, Austria on 20th February 2013  More

09 February 2013
Arkady Kryazhimskiy visited Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Arkady Kryazhimskiy was invited to Tokyo, Japan by Prof. Hiraoki Matsukawa of Keio University, where he participated in the Workshop on Administration Engineering (6-9 February).  More

31 January 2013
The 19th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics

ASA researcher Leena Ilmola was one of the key note speakers in the 19th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics,AROB January 2014 in Beppu, JAPAN.  More

12 January 2013
South African YSSP Program (SA-YSSP)

Elena Rovenskaya went to the University of the Free State (12-24 Feb), South Africa as an IIASA collaborator to take part in the new South African YSSP Program (SA-YSSP) which took place from December 2012 to February 2013.  More



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