Dynamics and Collective Phenomena in Social and Socio-technical Systems

Social systems are prominent examples of Complex Systems, emergent phenomena, and the Micro-Macro paradigm. Today’s main societal changes and challenges arise from the feedback loop that entangles society with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a prototypical socio-technical system.

In this line of research we develop new concepts, tools and models aiming at identifying generic mechanisms underlying collective phenomena in these systems. We do this in the framework of Computational Social Sciences with the use of Game Theory, Statistical Physics, Agent Based Models, Complex Networks Theory, and Big Data analysis. We study phenomena such as opinion formation, cooperation, cultural conflicts, language competition and social learning. Moreover, we focus on ICT data-driven research on socio-technical systems, addressing problems of human mobility, transportation, tourism, city science, epidemics, and energy consumption.


Researchers

  • Pere Colet

    Pere Colet

  • Emilio Hernández-García

    Emilio Hernández-García

  • Víctor M. Eguíluz

    Víctor M. Eguíluz

  • Jose Javier Ramasco

    Jose Javier Ramasco

  • Maxi San Miguel

    Maxi San Miguel

  • Raúl Toral

    Raúl Toral

  • Agnieszka Czaplicka

    Agnieszka Czaplicka

  • Riccardo Gallotti

    Riccardo Gallotti

  • Yoshifumi Kawasaki

    Yoshifumi Kawasaki

  • Konstantin Klemm

    Konstantin Klemm

  • Byungjoon Min

    Byungjoon Min

  • Toni Pérez

    Toni Pérez

Ongoing Research projects

BigData4ATM

Passenger-centric Big Data Sources for Socio-economic and Behavioural Research in ATM

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
The Flightpath 2050 report envisages a passenger-centric air transport system thoroughly integrated with other transport modes, with the goal of taking travellers from door to door predictably and efficiently. However, ATM operations ...

ESoTECoS

Emergent social, technical and ecological complex systems

P.I.: Pere Colet, Maxi San Miguel, Raúl Toral
The project ESoTECoS constitutes an approximation from the perspective of the physics of complex systems to the societal challenges within the field of Social Changes and Innovation. The project background lays in ...

SPASIMM

Spatiotemporality in sociobological interactions, models and methods

P.I.: Konstantin Klemm, Víctor M. Eguíluz
The Physics of Complex Systems is experiencing an important research activity, first due to the development of the Theory of Complex Networks, and second due to Big Data. The model driven approach ...

KNOWeSCAPE

Analyzing the dynamics of information and knowledge landscapes

P.I.: Maxi San Miguel
There is no escape from the expansion of information, so that structuring and locating meaningful knowledge becomes ever more difficult. This Action will tackle this urgent problem using the unique networking and ...

COMSOTEC

Sistemas Complejos Socio-tecnológicos

P.I.: Maxi San Miguel
El objetivo de SocioComplex es unir las principales fuerzas de la investigación española en Ciencia de la Complejidad (CS) en el contexto de los sistemas socio-tecnológicos. El Big Data y los avances ...

COSTNET

European Cooperation for Statistics of Network Data Science

P.I.: Maxi San Miguel
A major challenge in many modern economic, epidemiological, ecological and biological questions is to understand the randomness in the network structure of the entities they study: for example, the SARS epidemic showed ...

Recent Publications

Dialectometric analysis of language variation in Twitter

Donoso, G.; Sanchez, D.
Submitted (2017)

Immigrant community integration in world cities

Lamanna, Fabio; Lenormand, Maxime; Salas-Olmedo, María Henar; Romanillos, Gustavo; Gonçalves, Bruno; Ramasco, José Javier
Submitted (2017)

Dynamics on networks: competition of temporal and topological correlations

Artime, Oriol; Ramasco, José J.; San Miguel, Maxi
Scientific Reports 7, 41627 (2017)

Language choice in a multilingual society: A view from Complexity Theory

San Miguel, Maxi; Loureiro-Porto, Lucia
Complexity in language: Developmental and evolutionary perspectives, Ed. Salikoko Mufwene, Cambridge University Press, (2017)

Robust multiculturality emerges from layered social influence

Battiston, Federico; Nicosia, Vicenzo; Latora, Vito; San Miguel, Maxi
Submitted (2017)

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