International workshop Sociophysics: Status and Perspectives

Venue: Institute for Scientific Interchange

Location: Torino, Italy

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2008 End Date/Time: May 29, 2008
Registration Date: Mar 31, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2008
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Sociophysics aims at a statistical physics modeling of large scale social phenomena, like opinion formation, cultural dissemination, the origin and evolution of language, crowd behavior, social contagion. The last years have witnessed the attempt to study collective phenomena emerging from the interactions of individuals as elementary units in social structures. A lot of work has been carried on, especially in the design of microscopic models, whereas comparatively little attention has been paid to a quantitative description of social phenomena and to the promotion of an effective cooperation between physicists and social scientists. The workshop is an occasion to review the state of the art of the field and to identify open problems and future research directions.

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