Vienna, September 12-16, 2011

European Conference on Complex Systems


September 14, satellite meeting

Urban social dynamics:
segregation and criminality

Organization    Scientific committee   Scope    Attendance    Call for papers    Agenda    Support    Contact

Program: click here

Mirta B. Gordon
(Research Director at CNRS, physicist), LIG, Grenoble
Jean-Pierre Nadal
(Research Director at CNRS, physicist), Ecole Normale Supérieure and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Andromachi Tseloni
(Professor in Criminology), School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
Annick Vignes
(Assistant Professor in Economics), ERMES, Univ. Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Paris

Scientific committee

Bruno Deffains, Univ. Paris 2
Mirta B. Gordon, LIG, Grenoble
Alan Kirman, EHESS, Marseille
Nicola Lettieri, Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation, Roma
Jean-Pierre Nadal, ENS and EHESS, Paris
Sebastian Roché, PACTE, Grenoble
Lena Sanders, Géographie-cités, Paris
Andromachi Tseloni,  Nottingham Trent University
Annick Vignes, Univ. Paris 2

Goals and scope
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from different disciplines and backgrounds on topics of major interest for the analysis and understanding of urban economics and social dynamics. The focus will be mainly on social inequalities and social segregation, and on criminality. Both topics have some aspects touching upon the issue of the emergence of social norms. Empirical as well as theoretical approaches (mathematical models and agent-based approaches) will be presented. Methodological aspects will also be discussed. Social scientists will present open issues in their field for which a complex system approach might be relevant. Far from trying to cover all possible aspects in these domains, the workshop is designed as a meeting meant to stimulate interactions between different disciplines.
Some specific topics of interest (non-exclusive list):

Methods of interest: any method or approach, e. g.: empiric approaches, collecting and analyzing data; modeling with partial differential equations (PDE), epidemic models, statistical physics models, agent-based models, game theoretic approach...

Prospective audience and attendance
General audience interested in modeling complex systems in social sciences;
Agent-based community; mathematician, theoretical physicists, computer scientists working on the dynamics of complex systems;
Social scientists (economists, sociologists, criminologists, geographers,…) either involved in a modeling activity or interested in collaborating with modelers;
Criminologists, Social policy academics, Social policy practitioners including representatives of national Ministries of Justice and Security, and international bodies that work on crime prevention.
The workshop is open to any registered participant of the main conference, ECCS'11.
If you plan to attend the present satellite workshop, please send us an email (jpnadal "at", with the subject "Segregation and crime at ECCS11" (this will help us in getting a conference room with the appropriate capacity).

Workshop format & Program
One day workshop. There will be (short) invited talks and (even shorter) contributed talks. The later will be selected by the multidisciplinary scientific committee.

program here

Both invited and selected contributors will be offered the possibility to submit for publication a paper in a proceedings volume or special issue of a journal.

See the Call for papers

Deadline for submissions:
noon, April 1st
Selection of papers: before
end of April
Remark: Check the main conference agenda (
Apr 30, deadline for early registration.

September 12-16, ECCS 2011, main conference and satellite meetings.
This satellite meeting: September 14

ANR This event is part of the project “Urban Collective Dynamics: Individual and Spatial Heterogeneities” (DyXi) supported by the Program SYSCOMM of the French National Research Agency, the ANR (grant ANR-08-SYSC-008).
Logistic: CAMS (Centre d'Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales, associated with EHESS and CNRS, Paris).
This webpage is hosted by the LPS (Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, CNRS - ENS - UPMC - Univ. Paris Diderot, Paris). Both the CAMS and the LPS are members of the above mentionned DyXi project.

Jean-Pierre Nadal

jpnadal  "at"

For any matter concerning this workshop, please send an email with the subject "Segregation and crime at ECCS11".

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