Social and Socio-technical Systems

We draw on our expertise in the modeling of social and socio-technical complex systems with the aim of expanding our fundamental understanding of collective effects in social systems, and of deploying digital twin technologies for realistic data-driven social simulations and its interplay with critical infrastructures. IFISC researchers have been investigating, among others: models of opinion dynamics, including non-linear interactions and aging; the relation between mobility efficiency and quality of life in cities; migration and integration of migrant communities in cities, using Big Data from ICT and online social network; understanding structure and competition processes between languages and cultural traits; or monitoring and modeling the dynamics of social networks.  

When considering the interplay between society and infrastructures, methodologies to increase the stability and resilience of the power grid subject to demand fluctuations and analyzing the robustness of renewable-energy power grids has been a topic of interest. Air transportation has been analyzed focusing on the dynamics of delays from an information processing and macro-scale perspective, identifying correlation and causality relationships. 


Researchers

  • Pere Colet

    Pere Colet

  • Ernesto Estrada

    Ernesto Estrada

  • Juan Fernández Gracia

    Juan Fernández Gracia

  • Tobias Galla

    Tobias Galla

  • Emilio Hernández-García

    Emilio Hernández-García

  • Lucas Lacasa

    Lucas Lacasa

  • Sandro Meloni

    Sandro Meloni

  • Jose Javier Ramasco

    Jose Javier Ramasco

  • Maxi San Miguel

    Maxi San Miguel

  • David Sánchez

    David Sánchez

  • Raúl Toral

    Raúl Toral

  • Massimiliano Zanin

    Massimiliano Zanin

  • Konstantin Klemm

    Konstantin Klemm

Recent and ongoing Research projects

ARCTIC

Air Transport as Information and Computation

P.I.: Massimiliano Zanin
This project is an ERC Starting Grant of panel SH2, "Institutions, Values, Environment and Space". Air transport has by and large been studied as a transportation process, in which different elements, e.g. ...

VPP4ISLANDS

Virtual Power Plant for Interoperable and Smart isLANDS

P.I.: Pere Colet
VPP4Islands aims to facilitate the integration of renewable systems, accelerate the transition towards smart and green energy and help Islands to exploit energy efficiency potential and innovative storage approaches, foster the active ...

RE-TE

Regional Economy / Travel Expectations

P.I.: Massimiliano Zanin
The assessment of the economic health of economies around the world has historically been based on reports prepared by multiple public and private institutions – from banks to governments. These describe how ...

SIESTA

Secure Interactive Environments for SensiTive data Analytics

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
The FAIR principles provide a framework for enabling proper access and reusability of scientific data, and implementing them is a key goal of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). However, providing access ...

OLGRA

Operadores Laplacianos en grafos y redes con repulsores/atractores y dinámicas relacionadas

P.I.: Ernesto Estrada
El uso de grafos está ampliamente extendido como una herramienta matemática para el estudio de diversos sistemas. En Físicas estos son usados en modelos electrónicos de sistemas conjugados, en sistemas de spines, ...

Next4Mob

Next Generation Tools for advanced mobility solutions

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
Cities and metropolitan areas must confront the challenges of rapidly increasing urbanization and mobility needs, including the emergence of new transport solutions (e.g., individual electric devices, shared transport, mobility-as-a- services applications, etc.). ...

APASOS

A Physics approach to sociotechnical systems: from theory to data analysis.

P.I.: Tobias Galla, Sandro Meloni, Maxi San Miguel, Raúl Toral
APASOS objective is to use mathematical and computational methods combined with data and physics thinking to model complex socio-technical systems. APASOS is organized into two workpackages (WP). WP 1 focuses on models ...

MdM-IFISC-2

Maria de Maeztu 2023-2026

P.I.: Ernesto Estrada, Ingo Fischer, Emilio Hernández-García, Rosa Lopez, Claudio Mirasso, Jose Javier Ramasco, Raúl Toral, Roberta Zambrini
After 15 years of its existence, IFISC can point to a proven track record of impactful research. The previous 2018-2022 MdM award has significantly enhanced the institute's capabilities, as demonstrated by an ...

SCS

Sensing Complex Systems

P.I.: Lucas Lacasa
La reciente incorporación del Dr. Lucas Lacasa al IFISC abre la posibilidad de consolidar líneas de investigación relevantes como son el desarrollo de la teoría dinámica de redes y el análisis de ...

NouLloguer

Influence of new models of vacation renting on residential housing: ICT Data economic analysis

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
Project funded by the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands to study the new markets of real estate renting with ICT data.

FACE

FAIR Computational Epidemiology

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
Project to build a data-driven simulation platform associated to the PTI Salud Global of CSIC and funding through recovery funds EUNextGeneration.

CAFECONMIEL

Corpus Automático y Fenómenos de Contacto en Mallorca: Inteligencia, Entrenamiento y Lengua

P.I.: David Sánchez
El presente proyecto tiene como objetivo avanzar en el conocimiento de la variedad de español en contacto con el catalán en Mallorca mediante la creación de un macrocorpus multiformato y la aplicación ...

ICOOP22059

Analysis of stability and resilience of Cameroon's power grid on the incorporation of renewable energy sources

P.I.: Pere Colet
Stable operation of the electric power grid is based on several control methods and suitable management that includes demand forecasting, technical maintenance, generation and transmission planning, etc. The grid operator is the ...

Salud Global

Salud Global

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
CSIC PTI (Interdisciplinar Platform) to foment the scientific collaborations between CSIC groups/institutes and industrial partners in the ambit of one health.

AIHUB

AIHUB

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
HUB CSIC for fomenting the research and services on Artificial Intelligence.

Recent Publications

A generalized vector-field framework for mobility

Liu, Erjian; Mazzoli, Mattia; Yan, Xiao-Yong; Ramasco, Jose J.
Communications Physics 7, 190 (2024)

High-order correlations reveal complex memory in temporal hypergraphs

Gallo, Luca; Lacasa, Lucas; Latora, Vito; Battiston, Federico
Nature Communications 15, (2024)

Noisy kinetic-exchange opinion model with aging

Vieira,Allan R.;Llabrés,Jaume;Toral,Raúl;Anteneodo,Celia
Phys. Rev. E 109, 064119 (2024)

Exploring the spatial segmentation of housing markets from online listings

Abella, David; Martínez, Johann H.; Mazzoli, Mattia; Le Corre, Thibault; Migozzi, Julien; Alonso-Paulí, Eduard; Crespí-Cladera, Rafel; Louail, Thomas; Ramasco, José J.
Submitted (2024)

Biased versus unbiased numerical methods for stochastic simulations

Aguilar,Javier;Ramasco,Jose J.;Toral,Raúl
Communications Physics 7, 155 (2024)

Related News

New research proposes using mathematical tool to decipher complex social dynamics

June 11, 2024
Researchers at the Institute of Cross-disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems develop a model that characterises the dynamics of group interactions The study, published in ‘Nature Communications’, uses temporal hypergraphs to study how conversation groups form in different social contexts Traditional ...

On language preferences in multilingual societies

Nov. 15, 2023
Researchers at IFISC (UIB-CSIC) mathematically model linguistic ideologies to understand why some languages are spoken more than others.The study, published in Chaos, examines the influence of interaction between populations on linguistic dynamics. Researchers at the Institute for Cross-disciplinary Physics ...

Twitter lexical analysis reveals the existence of distinct cultural regions in the U.S.

April 20, 2023
An international team of researchers, led by scientists from IFISC (UIB-CSIC), has mapped the different cultural regions in the United States of America through a lexical analysis of the content that citizens themselves post on their social networks. The results ...

The World-Wide Waste Web, the network through which our garbage travels

March 29, 2022
IFISC researchers have identified which 57 countries in the world are at high risk of waste congestion.The study, published in Nature Communications, has analyzed global networks for the exchange of different types of litter between 2001 and 2019.A ...

The shape of memory in temporal networks

Jan. 25, 2022
An international team of researchers, with participation of IFISC (UIB-CSIC), have proposed a mathematical framework to estimate the memory structure of temporal networks. These findings are published in the latest issue Nature Communications.Temporal Networks (those whose structure changes over ...

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