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Complexity Science

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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In an increasingly interconnected world complexity is rising rapidly. Huge amounts of data from systems and sensors on the one hand, drastic changes in society on the other. And everything is somehow connected. Complexity science tries to make the effects of current developments on the whole of society comprehensible.

Research Associate, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Uppsala University, Uppsala
Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Trento University, Trento
Professor of Urban Renewal, and Head, Department of Neighbourhood Change and Housing, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Delft
President, European Research Council, Brussels

Ph.D. Clémentine COTTINEAU

Research Associate, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London

Degree in Geography, Degree in Economics, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne Master in Geography, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne Copy editor for Cybergeo, European Journal of Geography PhD student in Geography , Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne Teaching Assistant, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne
2009
2011
2001-2013
2011-2014
2012-2014

Ph.D. Mikael LINDAHL

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Uppsala University, Uppsala

Ph.D. in Economics, Stockholm University Docent in Economics, Stockholm University
2000
2007

Dr. Stefani SCHERER

Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Trento University, Trento

 Stefani Scherer (PI) is associate professor in Sociology at Trento University, Italy.
 She holds a PhD from Mannheim University (Dr. phil), Germany. Her main research interests are inequality and social stratification processes in international comparative perspective, the analysis of life courses, the family and labour market dynamics.
 She has been working in several international comparative projects. Among other things she was a member of the network of excellence EQUALSOC and the CHANGEQUAL project, both funded by the EC.
 From 1997-2002 she was research fellow at the Mannheimer Zentrum fuer Europaeische Sozialforschung (MZES), Germany, and had her post-doc at Milan-Bicocca before joining Trento University in 2007.
 She currently coordinates the PhD programme in Sociology within the School in Social Science at Trento University.
 She is teaching courses on the BA, MA and PhD level on statistics and applied research methods as well as a course on family sociology.

M.Sc. Ph.D. FHEA Maarten VAN HAM

Professor of Urban Renewal, and Head, Department of Neighbourhood Change and Housing, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Delft

Research Assistant, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University MSc in Human Geography, Cum Laude [highest grade in the Netherlands], Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University Research Assistant (AIO/PhD student working on PhD) Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University PhD in Human Geography, Cum Laude, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University Research Fellow, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Amsterdam Senior Research Fellow, OTB, Delft University of Technology Lecturer in Urban Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography & Geosciences, University of St Andrews, Scotland Deputy Director, Centre for Housing Research (CHR), University of St Andrews, Scotland Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography & Geosciences, University of St Andrews, Scotland Professor of Human Geography, School of Geography & Geosciences, University of St Andrews, Scotland
1996-1998
1998
1998-2002
2002
2002-2004
2004
2004-2006
2006-2009
2006-2011
2009-2011
since 2011
  Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology

Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON

President, European Research Council, Brussels

Professor at École polytechnique Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS)
 Studied Mathematics
1986-2012
1994-2013

Technology Symposium

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27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy TalkPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Living with the Machine in the FuturePlenary
14:00 - 15:30Cyber Physical SystemsPlenary
17:45 - 19:15Regional Debate Central Eastern EuropePlenary
19:15 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:15 - 21:30Career LoungeSocial

28.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30BioeconomyPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:50 - 10:15Complexity SciencePlenary
10:15 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy RevolutionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in ComparisonBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing InequalityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and MainstreamBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Games of InEqualityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and MobilityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from DiversityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different WaysBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED LightingBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and PhilosophyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your CompanyPartner

29.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology SymposiumPlenary
08:30 - 09:30InEquality: The New Silk RoadPlenary
09:50 - 11:15Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital ModernityPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial