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Complexity Science – I

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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The involvement in complex systems is a basic condition of modern life. Which scientific approaches exist to make more robust predictions concerning the development in complex, dynamic systems? And what are the possible applications for complex planning and production processes?

Professor of Complex Systems, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe
Assistant Professor, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Ph.D. Luís M. A. BETTENCOURT

Professor of Complex Systems, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe

Imperial College, University of London London, UK Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics December 1996. Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University Heidelberg, Germany Slansky Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow and Director s Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM, USA Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, USA Research Scientist, Computer and Computational Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM, USA Scientist 4, Theoretical Division - T-5 (Applied Mathematics), Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM, USA External Professor and Research Faculty (part-time), Santa Fe Institute Santa Fe, NM, USA
1992-1996
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since 2007

Ph.D. Peter KLIMEK

Assistant Professor, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna

Higher education entrance qualification (honors) Master program in theoretical physics at the University of Vienna (honors) Diploma Thesis at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences. Supervisor: Caslav Brukner Research associate, Complex Systems Research Group, MU Vienna PhD in natural sciences, physics (honors), University of Vienna. Advisor: Stefan Thurner Research Associate at IIASA, XEvents Program, Laxenburg Project Engineer at European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU FP7 projects iNTeg-Risk and Alfa-Bird), Stuttgart Research Assistant, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna
2000
2000-2007
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2011-2014

Ph.D. Frank M. H. NEFFKE

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Master Econometrics, University of Amsterdam (honors) Master Philosophy, University of Amsterdam (honors) Ph.D. in Economic Geography, Utrecht University (honors) Assistant professor, Applied Economics, Organisation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Erasmus University Rotterdam
1997-2004
2000-2004
2004-2009
2008-2012

Mag. DDr. Stefan THURNER

Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Magister rer.nat. (MS in Theoretical Physics), University of Vienna (honors) Dr.techn. (PhD in Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology (honors) , 1996 Guest Researcher, Columbia University, New York Postdoctoral Position, Humboldt University, Berlin Research Associate, Boston University, Boston Postdoctoral Position, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Tenure track position (Universitätsassistent), University of Vienna Dr.rer.soc.oec. (PhD in Financial Economics), University of Vienna (honors) Habilitation (Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology Associate Professor (a.o. Universitätsprofessor, tenure), University of Vienna Associate Professor, Medical University Vienna Fellow, Collegium Budapest External Professor, Santa Fe Institute Full Professor for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University Vienna Senior Researcher, IIASA, Laxenburg Visiting Professor Nanyang Technologica University, Singapur President of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna
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Technology Symposium

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21.08.2014

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2014 Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Policy at the Crossroads Plenary
12:00 - 13:45 Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution? Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 Stanford, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium: Innovation and the Culture of Failure Plenary
18:00 - 19:30 Us and Our Brains – Neuroscience at the Crossroads Plenary
19:45 - 21:00 Evening Reception Social
19:45 - 21:00 Career Lounge Social

22.08.2014

07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 05: Bioenergy – The Way to the Future or a Dead End? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 03: The Challenge of Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful Coping Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 04: Agile and Robust Supply Chains – How to Manage Volatility Across Your Business Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 10: How to Finance Research – Publicly or Privately? New Models for a Globalised World Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 01: Technology – Global Market: Austrian Technologies for the Global Market Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 02: Future Technology-Hotspots – Does Europe Stand a Chance? Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 08: Science in Society – How to Overcome a Disjuncture Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 06: The Cost of the City of the Future – Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart Cities Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 11: Innovations in Acoustics: Future Trends in Industry and Modern Life Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 09: IP Strategies in Enterprises: Challenges for IP Management and Innovation Policy Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Breakout Session 07: Smart Energy: Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Energy Transition Breakout
14:00 - 14:45 Digital University Plenary
14:45 - 16:15 Open Science – The Place of and for People in Our Knowledge Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Cities at the Crossroads Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 Urban Innovators Challenge – The Future of Cities Partner

23.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30 Complexity Science – I Plenary
08:30 - 09:15 Complexity Science – II Plenary
09:45 - 11:15 Innovation at the Art Science Interface Plenary
11:15 - 11:30 Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology Symposium Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social