Title: Stochastic models for social tagging behavior
Speaker: Ciro Cattuto
Session: AKSOE 10.2
Day, time and location: Wednesday, March 28th, 14:00-14:30, H8
Title: Ranking and community detection in unweighted networks
Speaker: Vito D. P. Servedio
Session: DY 4.1
Day, time and location: Monday, March 26th, 12:00-12:15, H3
Title: Non-equilibrium phase transitions in negotiation dynamics
Speaker: Vittorio Loreto
Session: AKSOE 3.3
Day, time and location: Monday, March 26th, 15:00-15:30, H8
Vito D. P. Servedio will also present a poster on Investigating community structure in social tagging systems.
The research reported in the PNAS paper by Ciro Cattuto, Vittorio Loreto and Luciano Pietronero has been recently featured in an interview on Scientific American by Nikhil Swaminathan, and in a piece on ScienceNOW by John Bohannon (subscription required, or PDF here).
Statistical physics of social dynamics: opinions, semiotic dynamics and language
Statistical mechanics has proven to be a very fruitful framework to describe phenomena outside the realm of traditional physics. The last years have witnessed the attempt by physicists to study phenomena which heavily rely on human behavior, like the dynamics of financial markets and the emergence of collective organization in social systems.
Social interactions are usually local: every individual interacts with a limited number of its peers, which is negligeable as compared with the total number of people inside a community. In spite of that, human societies are characterized by a number of stunning global regularities. There are remarkable transitions from disorder to order, like the emergence of a common language/culture or the creation of a consensus about a specific topic.
The conference, which is held in the beautiful city of Erice (Italy) from 14 to 19 July 2007, will specifically focus on three major research lines, i.e. opinion dynamics, dynamics in human language and the statistical physics of language dynamics.
For further info: http://pil.phys.uniroma1.it/erice2007
Deadline for registration: 1st April 2007
TAGora project started on June 1st 2006
Sixth Framework Programme, Information Society Technologies, IST call 5, Contract N. 34721
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