• Workshop

    Talk at the EU-Japan Workshop 2015

    April 30, 2015 • Talk, Workshop

    EU-Japan Workshop 2015

    Professor Jeffrey Johnson has been invited as a keynote speaker at the EU-Japan Workshop 2015 – Exploring complex socio-techno-environmental systems across the boundary. His presentation was entitled Multilevel Dynamics and Local Policy in Global System Science.

    The workshop took place in Kyoto and Osaka, during the month of March and was set to share visions to investigate socio-techno-environmental systems based on rich data with both European and Japanese researchers, and to allow the exchange of new ideas based on current state-of-the-art.

    The workshop was a participatory workshop where participants were invited to propose a project developed during the workshop in small working groups. Organisers set as goals the mutual understanding of the different fields and the finding of opportunities of sustainable development.

    A handout of the presentation is available for download.

    Topdrim-Mathemacs joint workshop on Bielefeld

    October 10, 2013 • Workshop

    Dima Volchenkov opens the Mathemacs Topdrim Meeting

    Members of the Topdrim and MatheMACS FET funded projects joined in a workshop on “Mathematics of Complex Systems” in Bielefeld, October 7-9. The workshop was an excellent opportunity for establishing new synergies between members of the two projects and lively discussions occurred during the 3 days of the workshop.


    The meeting had presentations from both projects researchers and finished everyday with a round table discussion on the important subjects that the two communities shared, both in terms of building bridges between the projects and in terms of applying techniques from partners to each own projects.

    Photos of the event are available in the gallery below and video recording of selected presentations will be available in the future.

    TOPDRIM-MatheMACS Joint Workshop on Mathematics of Complex Systems

    September 30, 2013 • Workshop

    MatheMACS (Mathematics of Multilevel Anticipatory Complex Systems) and TOPDRIM will held the joint workshop “Mathematics of Complex Systems” on October 7-9. This workshop will be held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research ( Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung) at the University of Bielefeld, Germany

    The three day programme includes talk by members of both projects and is available for download.



    Hypernetworks in Systems of Systems of Systems

    September 19, 2013 • Workshop

    Jeff Johnson presenting at ECCS'13

    Topdrim partner Jeffrey H. Johnson presented his ideas on Hypernetworks in Systems of Systems of Systems in the European Conference on Complex Systems, held in Barcelona. His presentation presented Hypernetworks theory as a formalism to the problem of connecting the micro and macro levels of complex systems.

    Also, in another presentation, Jeffrey Johnson presented his work with Christian Jimenez-Romero and Alistair Willis on the application of Hypernetworks in Scalable Open Education systems.

    Slides for both presentations are available following the above links.


    Call for abstracts – Topological Methods in Complexity Science @ECCS13

    June 14, 2013 • Workshop

    Topological Methods in Complexity Science @ECCS’13


    Barcelona, September 18th 2013. Co-located with ECCS’13

    Important dates:

    • Abstract submission deadline: August 1st 2013
    • Notification of acceptance: August 14th 2013
    • Satellite date: September 18th 2013

    Primoz Skraba , Francesco Vaccarino

    Many complex systems are characterized by multi-level properties that make the study of their dynamics and of their emerging phenomena a daunting task. The huge amount of data available in modern sciences is expected to promote rapid progress in these areas, even though the nature of the data varies. Given the heterogeneity of the data, topological features often clearly convey important qualitative features of a system, while retaining the quantitative rigour.
    This workshop aims at offering an up-to-date view on the study of complex multi-level systems via topological methods such as persistent (co)homology and techniques from topological dynamics.

    We invite contributions in the form of extended abstracts not exceeding 4 pages (excluding references).
    The topics include but are not limited to:

    • Mesoscopic analysis of complex networks
    • Topological foundations of complex systems
    • Applications of topological methods to complex systems
    • New topological techniques

    The workshop welcomes any relevant contribution in the area of computational/applied topology and applications of topological techniques to understanding complex systems. These include new application areas, new techniques to specific applications or new interpretations of existing results.
    There will be no formal proceedings though the abstracts will be made available online.

    Link for contribution:

    CS2Bio’13 Programme

    May 11, 2013 • Workshop

    cs2bio2The Topdrim sponsored workshop CS2Bio’13 has just announced the programme for the event. CS2Bio’13 is the 4th international workshop on Interactions between Computer Science and Biology that will take place in the Florence, Italy during the June 6th.

    The meeting will have invited talks by Giuseppe Longo (Randomness, variability and diversity in biological dynamics), and by Mario Rasetti (Towards a quantum model of life: big data, topology, field theory).

    CS2Bio’13 – 4th International Workshop on Interactions between Computer Science and Biology

    February 4, 2013 • Workshop

    sc2bio 13TOPDRIM will sponsor the 4th International Workshop on Interaction between Computer Science and Biology (CS2Bio’13). This workshop is organized by the  Università degli Studi di Firenze in Florence, Italy. The meeting will take place on June, 6th 2013 and is affiliated to DisCoTec 2013 – International Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques.

    The workshop will present talks by invited speakers Professor Giuseppe Longo from ENS Paris, and from Professor Mario Rasetti from the ISI Foundation.

    For more details please visit the workshops webpage or our events page.