8th  Granada  Seminar
Computational and Statistical Physics

February 7-11, 2005

Organized by the Institute “Carlos I” for Theoretical and Computational PhysicsUniversity of Granada. Sponsored by the European Physical Society. Endorsed by the American Physical Society.

Modeling Cooperative Behavior in the Social Sciences


Organizing Comittee:

  • Pedro Luis Garrido
  • Joaquín Marro
  • Pablo Hurtado
  • Miguel Ángel Muñoz
  • Francisco de los Santos
  • Joaquín Torres

Program (main lecturers and oral contributions):

  • Enrique Abad, University of Brussels
    Generalized ruin problems and asynchronous random walks
  • Mark Ya. Azbel, Tel Aviv University
    Exact laws of nature in complex systems
  • Daniel Ben-Avraham, Clarkson University, New York
    Patterns of fame and merit in physics and other social groups
  • Americo T. Bernardes, Universidade de Ouro Preto, Brazil
    A fractal analysis of global response
  • Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, CEA, Saclay, Paris
    Random walks, liquidity molasses and critical response in financial markets
  • Claudio Castellano, Universitá di Roma, I
    topic to be confirmed
  • Michel Droz, University of Geneva
    Individually based models approach to the dynamics of social cooperative behavior
  • Lazaros Gallos, University of Thessalonik
    Prisoner’s dilemma on scale-free networks
  • Malte Henkel, University of Nancy
    Ageing phenomena and local scale-invariance
  • Hiroshi Iyetomi, Niigata University, Japan
    Construction of a microscopic agent-based model for firm dynamics
  • Janos Kertesz, University of Budapest
    Intensity and coherence of motifs in weighted complex networks
  • Krzysztof Kulakowski, AGH University, Poland
    The Heider balance – A continuous dynamics
  • Joaquín Marro, University of Granada
    Models for recognition and categorization strategies
  • Matteo Marsili, Abdus Salam ICTP and SISSA, Trieste
    On the non-trivial dynamics of social networks
  • Sidney Redner, Boston University, MA
    Opinion dynamics: consensus, contention, etc. (tentative)
  • Maxi San Miguel, Universidad de las Islas Baleares
    Globalization, polarization and cultural drift
  • Anxo Sanchez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    On the evolutionary origins of altruistic behavior: can selection at the individual level be enough?
  • Johannes J. Schneider, Gutenberg University, Mainz
    Keeping a democracy alive with contrarians and opportunists – The Sznajd model
  • Dietrich Stauffer, Cologne University
    Simulations of opinion dynamics: the models of Sznajd, Deffuant et al.
  • N. Stollenwerk, Porto University
    Self-organized criticality in human epidemiology
  • Baläzs Szekfu, University of Pcs, Hungary
    Three degrees of inclusion: the gossip effect
  • Raúl Toral, C.S.I.C., Universidad de las Islas Baleares
    Finite size effects in the dynamics of opinion formation
  • Tamás VicsekEötvös Loránd University, Budapest
    Collective motion of humans and collaboration networks
  • Eduard Vives, Universitat de Barcelona
    Long range Ising model for credit risk modeling in homogeneous portfolios

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