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


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.


  • 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


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Deadline for Abstract submission: August 31, 2021

Registration deadline: October 10, 2021


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

Invited Speakers

  • Celia Anteneodo (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Pablo Balenzuela (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Nuno Crokidakis (UFF, Brazil)
  • Guillaume Deffuant (Lisc, France)
  • Silvio Ferreira (UFV, Brazil)
  • Jose Fernando Fontanari (IFSC/USP, Brazil)
  • Serge Galam (SciPol, France)
  • José Roberto Iglesias (UNILA, Brazil)
  • Marcelo Kuperman (CAB, Bariloche, Argentina)
  • Fabiana Laguna (CAB, Bariloche, Argentina)
  • Francisco WS Lima (UFPI, Brazil)
  • Vittorio Loreto* (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
  • Marcos da Luz (UFPR, Brazil)
  • Alexandre Martinez (USP-RP, Brazil)
  • Hernán Makse (City College, CUNY, USA)
  • Maxi San Miguel (IFISC, UIB-CSIC, Spain)
  • Mauro Mobilia (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Yamir Moreno (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Andrea Rapisarda* (University of Catania, Italy)
  • Fabiano Ribeiro (UFLA, Brazil)
  • Viktoriya Semeshenko* (IIEP, Argentina)
  • José Soares-Andrade Jr (UFC, Brazil)
  • Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron (Wroclaw University, Poland)
  • Raul Toral (IFISC, UIB-CSIC, Spain)
  • Juan Alejandro Valdivia (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

*to be confirmed



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Deadline for Abstract submission: August 31, 2021

Registration deadline: October 10, 2021


Preliminary Program

Tentative schedule: click here

Additional Information

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1,5m x 1m. We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like:

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. The Brazilian government announced that effective June 17, 2019, a visitor visa (electronic or paper) will not be required for U.S. citizens to travel to Brazil for the purposes of tourism, business, transit and artistic and sportive activities, for stays of up to 90 days. Nationals from Australia, Canada and Japan can apply for an e-visa through VSF Global. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Hotel recommendation: Participants and Speakers whose accommodation will be provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat.

How to reach the Institute: The workshop will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travellers going to Brazil. Note that the vaccine needs to be taken at least ten days before the trip to be effective. Information: