SFI Short Course 2016 - Interest Group Meetings 2016

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We will be holding interest group meetings on Wednesday, January 6 from 4:30-6:30pm these can manifest in two ways:

1. You can meet with a small group to discuss a specific topic, email with potential topics for discussion groups and to sign up for topics
2. Or you can use this time to have an in-depth one-on-one meeting with a participant that is of interest to you (I will distribute a participant list)

Please submit interest group topics before 12:00pm Wednesday, January 6. We will post sign up sheets over lunch on the 6th.

Interest Group Meetings

Global Geopolitics

Discussion Topic: Global geopolitics and the variables that are having an impact on economic theory using complexity theory (special interest on China, third world developing countries, Russia, the Middle East)
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History as a Complex Systems

Discussion Topic: History understood as a social system using complexity theory (special interest on ancient Middle Eastern history, western european history, holocaust history, today's Middle Eastern politics)
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Complex Systems and International Relations and Security

Discussion Topic: Applied complexity theory in international relations and security studies.
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ABM in Social Science

Discussion Topic: Agent-based modeling for social sciences
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Complex Systems and crime/terrorism

Discussion Topic: Complexity theory and counter-terrorism and counter-crime strategy.
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Complex Systems and political economy

Discussion Topic: Complexity theory for international political economy, with a focus on national energy production, consumption, and international energy trade.
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Complex Systems and Cities

Discussion Topic: Cities, energy production, and national competitiveness / international competition. (especially whether Dr. Geoffrey West's work in this field is being applied or is applicable to comparison of nations.)
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Limits of computation over complex systems

Discussion Topic: The formal limits of computation over complex systems, like computational irreducibility and undecidability, and how that affects our research program as social scientists.
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Emergent Learning

Discussion Topic: Understanding the role of emerging learning as related to the theory and practice of learning; including engineering education, socio-technical systems, cognitive psychology, learning from games, digital curriculum, data analytics, blended learning, social networks and distributed cognition.
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Complexity Economics

a) Complexity economics in business education and
b) Complexity management and organizational design.

Complexity in projects and in project management

Complexity in projects and in project management. I would like to meet academics studying it or similar topics (complexity in management issues) and business people working in engineering/construction companies that are interested in studying their building projects from complexity point-of-view.

financial sector as a complex system.

The financial sector as a complex system. Various sizes of players, interaction, dependencies, etc.