past events

Complex Systems in Sports. International Conference

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Barcelona FC Barcelona Stadium "Camp Nou" 05/10/2017

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at the International Congress “Complex Systems in Sports: Linking Theory and Practice“, to be held on the 5th and 6th of October in Barcelona.

The main aim of this International Congress of Complex Systems in Sport is to bring together the sport scientists and specialists of different disciplines from all over the world who are interested in developing new approaches and strategies for sport performance based on Complex Systems Science.

INEFC’s Complex Systems in Sport Research Group has reunited a stellar array of Invited Speakers and the Scientific Committee has built a programme format that encourages interaction among the participants covering multiple aspects of important and emerging topics such as talent detection, training methodologies, game analysis, performance assessment, team dynamics and leadership in a multidisciplinary scenario where scientists, coaches, trainers, students, and sport-related professionals will exchange their ideas for contributing to the development of research, theory, and practice in the field of sport.

BARÇA INNOVATION HUB hosts this event at the mythical FC Barcelona Stadium “Camp Nou” a unique exciting venue! Barcelona, our town, is a Mediterranean city open to people and to the world, known for its dynamic nature and for being a vibrant international meeting point.

Contagion in credit risk modelling: Maximum Statistical Entropy principle

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Barcelona Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona Avda. Diagonal 690, Barcelona 07/09/2017


Eduard Vives (Universitat de Barcelona, UBICS) & Jordi Molins (Financial markets professional)

UBICS Founding Symposium

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Barcelona UB-Fisica 12/06/2017

UBICS (Universitat de Barcelona Institute of Complex Systems) celebrates its founding symposium in Barcelona.

Start End Activity
09:00 09:30 Arrival and registration
09:30 10:00 Opening and Welcome
10:00 11:00 Leticia Cugliandolo - Measuring effective temperatures in Generalized Gibbs Ensemble
11:00 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 12:30 Gustavo Deco - Novel concept of intrinsic ignition characterises the broadness of communication underlying different brain states.
12:30 13:30 Susanna Manrubia - Multipartive viruses: adaptive trick or evolutionary treat?
13:30 15:30 Free time for lunch
15:30 16:30

Jean-François Joanny - Physics of tissue monolayers

16:30 17:30 Tom Brughmans - An overview of archaeological network science, illustrated through Roman economic networks and visual signalling networks.
17:30 19:00 Poster Presentations and Coffee time
19:00 20:00 Free Time
20:00 23:00

Beer taste and dinner

VI Jornada complexitat.CAT

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Castelldefels UOC 24/05/2017

VI Jornada complexitat.CAT: interdisciplinary research on complexity.

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9:30 10:00


10:00 11:00 Plenary Talk: Mariano MarzoFull Professor of Stratigraphy and Professor of Energy Resources and Petroleum Geology at the Faculty of Geology, Universitat de BarcelonaReflections on the complexity of the energy transition.
11:00 12:00 Coffee break & Poster Session
12:00 12:30 Research in Companies
  • Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO of WorldsensingOperational Intelligence: A new approach to making City Mobility Management more responsive.
  • Pascal Weinberger, from Telefonica Alpha ResearchTelefonica Alpha Research lines and goals.
12:30 13:30 Thematic Research Talks
  • Albert Solé-RibaltaComplex Systems research group at IN3, Univeristat Oberta de CatalunyaCongestion phenomena in urban transportation networks.
  • Pietro TiernoDepartament d'Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria, Facultat de Física de la Universitat de BarcelonaEmergent Hydrodynamic Bound States Between Magnetically Powered Active Micropropellers.
  • Laurent BrodeauBarcelona Supercomputing CenterScientific & Computing challenges in Climate Modeling.
13:30 15:00 Lunch
15:00 16:00 Assemblea
16:00 16:45 Thematic work teams and matchmaking
  • Albert Solé-RibaltaComplex Systems research group at IN3, Univeristat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Pietro TiernoDepartament d'Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria, Facultat de Física de la Universitat de Barcelona
  • Laurent BrodeauBarcelona Supercomputing Center
16:50 18:00 Short Talks:
  • Gorka Zamora-López, UPF, The relation between structure and function in complex networks: trivial answers for an old problem?
  • Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho, UPC, The origins of Zipf’s meaning-frequency law
  • Joaquim Clara, UOC, Undercooled and arrested dynamics in currency exchange markets
  • Michele Starnini, UB, Equivalence between non-Markovian and Markovian dynamics in epidemic spreading processes
  • Laura Calvet, UOC, Hybrid Optimization Methodologies for Stochastic and Dynamic Systems
  • Jordi Tiana-Alsina, UPC, Optimal entrainment of the spikes emitted by a semiconductor laser with feedback
  • Tiago Simas, Telefonica Alpha Research, Food-pairing, Food-bridging: a new perspective on the principles of cooking
18:00 19:00 Social Event