• Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

The Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Societies become more and more dependent on their ability of handling, interpreting, and making sense of complex systems. Understanding complex systems on a quantitative and predictive basis rests on the ability to combine complex systems science (mathematical concepts and methodology) with big and comprehensive datasets. The number of experts in this new scientific field is limited which poses a bottleneck to understand and eventually manage complex systems. The objective of the hub is to host, educate, and inspire complex systems scientists who are dedicated to collect, handle, aggregate, and make sense of big data in ways that are directly valuable for science and society. Focus areas include smart cities, innovation dynamics, medical, social, ecological, and economic systems. CSH is a joint initiative of AIT, IIASA, Medical University of Vienna, TU Graz, TU Wien, and Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Recent News

Feb 1: Book Presentation: Visions for Complexity

At our opening conference in May last year, leading complexity scientists from all over the globe shared their vision about the frontiers of the science of complex systems, where complexity science will most likely be in a decade from now, and in what ways it can contribute to address some of the challenges that our societies and the planet are facing. Their visions have been collected and are published in the book "43 Visions for Complexity". This book was presented on February 1, 2017, at 6 pm at the Hub with remarks by Dirk Helbing, ETH Zurich, on the "Future of Democracy" and an exhibit of selected works from Olaf Osten, the artist who designed the book.

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