Tracking attention to issues as a way to learn about political systems: An Introduction to the Comparative Agendas Project
Universidade Nova de Lisboa –
The importance of studying political agendas – the list of issues political actors devote attention to – cannot be overstated. Attention is a scarce resource in politics and, at the same time, it is a precondition for every kind of political action. The Comparative Agendas Project (CAP), a network comprising 18 universities from different member states, developed a distinct methodological approach to study the quantitative flow of issue attention through time and institutions. This approach allows measuring streams of influence and power within single political systems and, at the same time, systematically compare the workings of different political systems. This presentation will provide an overview over the theoretical and methodological approach adopted by the CAP project, as well as other more recent spin-off projects. The analysis of Portuguese agendas is about to kick off in the coming months and there is no better moment to develop new ideas on how to contribute and exploit the massive amount of text data available.
Date: 2013-Oct-23 Time: 14:00:00 Room: 336
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.