ICTP-SAIFR Workshop on Complex Systems

Start time: October 22, 2014.

Ends on: October 23, 2014

Location: São Paulo, Brazil


Marcus A. M. de Aguiar (IFGW-UNICAMP), Nathan Berkovits (IFT-UNESP/ICTP-SAIFR), Roberto Kraenkel (IFT-UNESP)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Guillermo Abramson  (Instituto Balseiro, Argentina)
  • Eduardo Altmann (MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany)
  • Jose Soares Andrade Jr. (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil)
  • Flora Bacelar (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)
  • Edgardo Brigatti (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam (New England Complex Systems Institute, USA)
  • Nestor Caticha (IF-USP, Brazil)
  • Hilda Cerdeira (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Ronald Dickman (UFMG, Brazil)
  • Miguel Fuentes (Santa Fé Institute, USA)
  • Marcos Gomes Eleutério da Luz (IF – UFPR, Brazil)
  • Renio dos S. Mendes (Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil)
  • Jorge Pacheco (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
  • Francisco Rodrigues (USP São Carlos, Brazil)
  • Renato Vicente (IME-USP, Brazil)


This two-day workshop on complex systems will discuss applications of nonlinear dynamics to interdisciplinary research areas involving biology, ecology,
economics, linguistics and physics.


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There will be no application form for this activity and everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, send an E-mail to secretary@ictp-saifr.org

List of Participants: PDF file

Programme: pdf programme_updated on October 15

Wednesday, October 22
Start End ROOM 3
9:20 9:30 OPENING
9:30 10:15 Yanner Bar-Yam: Complex systems science and global crises
10:15 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 11:30 José Soares de Andrade: Robustness, transport and synchronization in complex networks
11:30 12:15 Hilda Cerdeira: Can we predict an epileptic seizure?
12:15 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 15:15 IFT/ICTP-SAIFR COLLOQUIUM – Eduardo Altman: A complex-systems view on language dynamics
15:15 15:45 COFFEE BREAK
15:45 16:30 Renato Vicente: Evolution of altruism in group-structured populations
16:30 17:15 Miguel Fuentes: Stochastic Path Perturbation Approach Applied to Non–Local Non-Linear Equations in Population Dynamics
17:15 17:40 SHORT BREAK
17:40 18:10 Flora Bacelar: Life history and mating systems select for male biased parasitism mediated through natural selection and ecological feedbacks
18:10 18:40 Francisco Rodrigues: Centrality and dynamical processes on complex networks
Thursday, October 23
9:30 10:15 Jorge Pacheco: Linking individual to collective behavior on complex networks
10:15 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 11:30 Nestor Caticha: Cognitive limits, social interactions and  the breakdown of the egalitarian society: an information theory approach
11:30 12:15 Marcos Luz: The Levy foraging theory and fragmented landscapes
12:15 14:15 LUNCH
14:15 14:45 Edgardo Brigatti: The Role of Neighbours Selection on Cohesion and Order of Swarms
14:45 15:30 Ronald Dickman: Failure of Steady-State Thermodynamics
15:30 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 16:45 Gullermo Abramson: Space use by foragers consuming renewable resources
16:45 17:30 Renio Mendes: Violent conflicts and crime