upcoming events

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)


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.

Avalanches and Large Events

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Barcelona UB-Fisica 19/10/2017

Joint Workshop (October 19-20): Red de excelencia: "Avalanches in Biophysics. Geophysics, Materials and Plasmas" & University of Barcelona Institute of Complex Systems



Start End THURSDAY 19th
11:00 11:15 Registration
11:15 11:30 Opening
11:30 13:00 Didier Sornette (ETH-Zurich) - Dragon-kings: extreme risk events, prediction and control
13:00 15:00 Free time for lunch
15:00 16:00 Joaquin Marro (Universidad de Granada) - Mind and Phase Transitions
16:00 16:30 Cofee break
16:30   Meeting of the Red team leaders
20:00   Dinner
Start End FRIDAY 20th
10:00 11:00 Gunnar Pruessner (Imperial College) - Avalanching and correlations in Self-Organised Criticality
11:00 11:30 Cofee break
11:30 12:30 Alvaro Corral (CRM, Bellaterra) - Phase transition and event-size distribution in finite-size random walks and branching processes
12:30 13:30 TBA - TBA
13:30   Lunch & Closing




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Barcelona Centre Cívic Pati Llimona 06/11/2017

Many real networks are embedded in space, either explicitly, as in airport and urban networks, or in a hidden fashion, like latent distances underlying the AS Internet or molecular interactions in the cell. The study of how space shapes the structure and function of these networks has become a hot topic, leading to the emergence of Network Geometry. Advances in this area unleash an unprecedented potential for mapping real networks and for practical applications of high impact in society. 

The Macfang workshop focuses on the role of space in complex networks. We bring exciting speakers from around the world to foster a leading collaborative view on the emergent field of Network Geometry. A number of topics will be covered, including but not limited to multiplex network geometry, distance-based link prediction, geometric networks at criticality, emerging geometries of evolving networks, and the importance of space in processes such as disease propagation.