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Modelling Knowledge Dynamics

In the frame of the COST action MP0801 " Physics of Competition and Conflicts" an international workshop on "Modelling Knowledge Dynamics" took place at the VKS, October 9-10, organized by Andrea Scharnhorst. About 30 participants discussed methods of mapping, measuring, and modelling processes of knowledge creation in the sciences.

09/10/2010 - 10/10/2010,
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Second Annual Meeting - Physics of Competition and Conflicts

The COST MP0801 network seeks to promote research interdisciplinary interchanges (physics, sociology, economics, etc) centered around the concepts of agents, games, and networks. Applications of interest to members include competition between firms, mergers and acquisitions, evolutionary dynamics, cultural change and transportation networks, etc.

https://sites.google.com/site/costmp08012010annualmeeting/

Scientific advisiory committee
Peter Richmond, Ireland, (Chair)
Janusz Holyst, Poland, (Vize-Chair)
Andrea Scharnhorst, The Netherlands
Christophe Marie Deissenberg, F'rance

26/05/2010 - 28/05/2010,
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Physics of Socio-economic Systems Division at the DPG Spring Conference 2010

The Physics of Socio-economic Systems Division has an interesting programme covering different modelling techniques such as evolutionary game theory or complex network theory applied to areas as diverse as social group dynamics and opinion formation; financial markets; collaborative structures in open source code development; traffic dynamics or science dynamics.
Andrea chaired a session on Social Systems, Opinion and Group Dynamics on Tuesday, March 23.
The full programm of the division can be found here http://www.dpg-verhandlungen.de/2010/regensburg/soe.html.

23/03/2010,
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Encounter between scientometrics and physics – Following the actors: individual and collective behavior in epistemic landscapes

Andrea gave an invited talk at the Spring conference of the German Physical Society (March 21-26, 2010, Regensburg) in a special focus session on Science of Science organized by the Physics of Socio-economic Systems Division. In her presentation she discusses how methods from physics can be used in information sciences, more specifically in scientometrics; and what are current hot problems in studying the sciences.

Abstract:
Models of science can take very different forms from conceptual models
based on historical and ethnographic observations to mathematical

22/03/2010,
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Modelling science - Understanding, forecasting, and communicating the science system

The workshop "Modelling science - Understanding, forecasting, and communicating the science system" took place from October 6 to October 9, 2009 in Amsterdam. This new area of research succeeded to bring together promising young researchers and world renowned experts in the fields of information and library sciences; information visualization; computer scientists; sociology, economy and policy research; and physicists in order to approach the modelling and the mapping of science from different perspectives.

06/10/2009 - 09/10/2009,
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