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CCS’16 satellite session “Complexity for History and History for Complexity”

Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. September 21, 2016

The objective of the satellite session is to explore History using Complexity (e.g. tipping points, pointing out what might have been the drivers towards the tipping points) and providing historical methodologies to complexity (e.g. urban e-planning, and epidemics).
But, it is just one angle to pursue. There are, no doubt, many others. In this satellite session, we would like to bring together historians, computer scientists, and complexity scientists to explore new complexity-theoretic tools that have emerged over the past few decades to approach historical data.

Scientific committee

Program Committee Chairs

Andrea Nannetti
Andrea Nanetti

(Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Siew Ann Cheong
(Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)


Keynote Speaker (45-minute presentation)


Chin-Yew Lin
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia

E-mail: cyl@microsoft.com



Invited Speakers (20-minute presentations)


Yao-Yi Chiang

Assistant Professor (Research) of Spatial Sciences and Data Informatics,
Spatial Sciences Institute, David and Dana Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California.

E-mail: yaoyic@usc.edu

Luce Prignano

Postdoctoral Researcher at Complexity Lab Barcelona.Dept. Física de la Materia Condensada,University of Barcelona.

Martí i Franquès 1, 3rd Floor,08028 Barcelona (Spain)

E-mail: luceprignano@gmail.com


Kate Hannah
Executive Manager, Te Pūnaha Matatini – a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence for Complex Systems and Networks
University of Auckland, Department of Physics, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand University of Auckland,
Department of Physics (Building 303, 38 Princes Street, Auckland 1142)
E-mail: k.hannah@auckland.ac.nz



Gaetano Dato
Research fellow
University of Trieste
IPiazzale Europa, 1, 34128 Trieste TS, Italy
E-mail: gdato7@gmail.com


Programme. September 21

2.00-2.45 Chin-Yew Lin Provenance and Validation from the Humanities to Automatic Acquisition of Semantic Knowledge and Machine Reading for News and Historical Sources Indexing/Summary More info
Keynote Q&A
3.00-3.20 Yao-Yi Chiang Exploiting Context in Cartographic Evolutionary Documents to Extract and Build Linked Spatial-Temporal Datasets More info
3.20-3.30 Lecture 1 Q&A
3.30-3.50 Luce Prignano Comparing network models for the evolution of terrestrial connections in Central Italy (1175/1150─500 BC ca) More info
3.50-4.00 Lecture 2 Q&A
4.00-4.20 Kate Hannah Hybridizing historiography: contributions from (post)modernity to history and complexity More info
4.20-4.30 Lecture 3 Q&A
4.30-4.50 Gaetano Dato Patterns In Globalization – Viewed through the lens of Trieste More
4.50-5.00 Lecture 4 Q&A
5.00-5.30 Concluding remarks