Artificial sociality- modelling the social mind
Gert Jan Hofstede,
Wageningen Universiteit –
Gert Jan will discuss ‘artificial sociality’, the subject for which he was recently appointed professor. It is about foundational conceptual models of human sociality based on social science, for use in agent-based models of complex systems in the life sciences. Artificial sociality involves two main components: designing individual minds, including emotions and underlying social motives, and modelling self-organization of behaviour at the level of the social system. A special focus rests on safety and resilience in socio-‘something’ systems in which human components are replaced by technical ones.
Gert Jan Hofstede (1956) graduated as a population biologist in Wageningen, then went on to become a computer programmer. He returned to academia, and did a PhD in production planning (1992). During that time, Gert Jan became convinced that in complex systems, the human element is often understudied. He worked on simulation gaming, on trust and transparency in supply chains, and during the last decade, on social simulation. His current interest is in using agent-based models for capturing the relational side of complex socio-technical or socio-ecological systems, like, for instance, industrial safety or disease control in potato culture. He is a personal professor at the Information Technology group of Wageningen University, and founder of the Silico centre at that university.
Date: 2018-Oct-15 Time: 11:30:00 Room: IST Taguspark – Room 1.38
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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.