Workshop on Sociophysics: Social Phenomena from a Physics Perspective

October 18-22, 2021 (by videoconference)

Zoom information will be available here a few days before the workshop

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

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The application of techniques of statistical (and other areas of) physics to understand the dynamics of social systems is currently one of the hottest topics in the study of complex systems. The so-called Sociophysics has attracted the attention of a large number of scientists from areas such as physics, computer science, and mathematics, as well as the humanities.

This meeting will bring together physicists and other scientists from all over the world to focus on open issues in social modelling and to identify the new directions in which this interdisciplinary field is evolving.

There is no registration fee.

Topics:

  • Opinion dynamics
  • Fake news and rumor spreading
  • Human crowd dynamics
  • Culture evolution
  • Emergence of revolutions and terrorism
  • Social networks formation and coevolution
  • Dynamics of urban agglomerations

Announcement

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 Abstract submission is closed

Registration deadline: October 10, 2021

Organizers:

  • Celia Anteneodo (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Marcos Gomes Eleuterio da Luz (UFPR, Brazil)
  • Nuno Crokidakis (UFF, Brazil)

Invited Speakers

  • Pablo Balenzuela (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina): Analyzing mass media influence using natural language processing and time series analysis
  • Guillaume Deffuant (Lisc, France): Group dominance or group hierarchies emerging from interplay between gossip and group prejudice
  • Silvio Ferreira (UFV, Brazil): Echo chambers in Twitter debates on political debates in Brazil
  • Jose Fernando Fontanari (IFSC/USP, Brazil): Wisdom of crowds: much ado about nothing
  • Serge Galam (SciPol, France): What was right with my failed prediction of a 2020 second Trump victory?
  • José Roberto Iglesias (UFRGS, Brazil): Growing inequality and wealth redistribution
  • Marcelo Kuperman (Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina): The destructive effect of human stupidity: a revision of Cipolla’s fundamental laws
  • Fabiana Laguna (Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina): Optimal risk in a wealth exchange model: Agent dynamics from a microscopic perspective
  • Francisco WS Lima (UFPI, Brazil): Majority-vote and Biswas-Chatterjee-Sen model on Complex Networks
  • Alexandre Martinez (USP-RP, Brazil): Thermodynamics applied to game theory: study of the risk associated with cooperation in the Public Goods Games
  • Hernán Makse (City College, CUNY, USA): How network theory and contact tracing can help to stop the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Maxi San Miguel (IFISC, UIB-CSIC, Spain): Coevolution dynamics of opinion and social network
  • Mauro Mobilia (University of Leeds, UK): How does homophily and heterophily shape the topology of preferred-degree networks?
  • Yamir Moreno (University of Zaragoza, Spain): TBA
  • Andrea Rapisarda (University of Catania, Italy): Investigating the role of talent and luck in getting success
  • Fabiano Ribeiro (UFLA, Brazil): The Physics of Cities
  • Viktoriya Semeshenko (IIEP, Argentina): The Network Structure of Inter-Industry Labor Mobility in Argentina
  • José Soares-Andrade Jr (UFC, Brazil): Cracking urban mobility
  • Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland): “Private Truths, Public Lies” within agent-based modeling
  • Raul Toral (IFISC, UIB-CSIC, Spain): The biased voter model
  • Juan Alejandro Valdivia (Universidad de Chile, Chile): The complex traffic in cities under route optimization … an example of transport over complex networks

Registration

Announcement

Click here for online registration

Abstract submission is closed

Registration deadline: October 10, 2021

 

Preliminary Program

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