GIACS summer school

Application of Complex Systems to Social Scienes

Kazimierz Dolny (Poland) from Sept 3rd to 9th (2006)

Scientific comittee:
Andrzej Nowak, Warsaw and Florida Atlantic Universities
Dietrich Stauffer, Koeln University
Gérard Weisbuch, Ecole Normale, Paris.

Local organising comittee
Andrzej Nowak, Karolina Lisiecka, Ludmila Rycielska, Agata Zablocka-Bursa.


Robert Axtell, Brookings Institution, USA.
Guido Caldarelli, Institute for Complex Systems, CNR, Rome.
Andrzej Nowak, Institute for Social Studies, Warsaw University, Warsaw
Denise Pumain, Paris 1 University.
Dietrich Staffer, Koeln, Germany.
Gérard Weisbuch, Ecole Normale Supérieure,Paris

The aim of the school is to provide some training on the application
 of Complex Systems methods to problems in the Social Sciences:
essentially Sociology, Economics, Geography.
 Since Complex Systems methods are based on mathematical formalisms and computer simulations,
 some literacy in maths and computer science are a minimal requirement
(e.g. some understanding of what is a differential equation, or what you can put in and get from a
computer program). The school is primarily aimed at doctoral students and post-doc in Social Sciences,
but other interested participants are welcome within the limits of a total number of 54.
Lectures will be given in

Format of the school
Four lectures of 90 minutes everyday, during six days. Each lecturer will give a series of four lectures.

Attendance is for the whole week. Applicants should send applications by June 1st.
 Notification of acceptance, or refusal will be sent by june 23rd.



The school is supported by the GIACS (General Integration of the Applications of Complexity in Science), a coordination action of the
European Communities NEST (New and Emerging Science and Technology) program.