CCS'16 Satellite #38 — TIMES

ROOM D (Verwey)

September 20, 2016

Territorial Intelligence for Multi-level Equity and Sustainability

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Celine Rozenblat, University of Lausanne,
Jeffrey Johnson, Open University,
Cyrille Bertelle, University of Le Havre,
Sander Van Der Leeuw, Arizona State University,
Pierre Collet, University of Strasbourg,


TIMES is an new emergent flagship of the CS-DC UNESCO UniTwin


Objectives & scope of coverage

The aim of the TIMES satellite is to provide social intelligence eco-systems for helping the territories to do their transition towards multi-level equity and sustainability. Multilevel spatiotemporal stochastic models of all the branches of the circular collaborative economy from fields to the planet, support the search of transition dynamics towards new forms of territorial governance by the GOs (Governmental Organisations) & DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organisation of producers, consumers and scientific e-teams).



The long-term context is the inescapable transitions in many domains such as energy, environment, economy, digital, cognitive revolutions and the second internet revolution. The Block-Chain and IPFS technologies allow a governance revolution through smart contracts, ubiquitous trust and big data sharing, that can lead to a new circular collaborative economy.

The above revolutions can be summarized into a necessary socio-economical revolution combined with the NBICS revolution (nano-bio-info-cogno-socio): the challenge of each territory is on how the NBICS revolution can be used for its eco-economical revolution. History has demonstrated that territories missing a technological revolution lose part of their employment and increase the inequalities with the other territories that exploit it. On the contrary, regions and countries can jump to the top scientific and technological level in one generation. Some single or articulated decisions and regulations are able to influence the systems’ transitions. The TIMES satellite will contribute to building multi-disciplinary theoretical knowledge in complex systems science to address these huge societal issues.

Keywords: Transition processes, dynamics of decentralized socio-economic systems and networks, NBIC revolution diffusion 

Benefits to participants

Elaboration of multi-disciplinary projects in complex systems science, dedicated to use complex models in order to elaborate new architectures and regulation forms of multi-level decentralized governance.



10:00-10:40 Paul Bourgine (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)

Presentation of the CS-DC TIMES Flagship

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10:40-11:20 Sander Van der Leeuw (Arizona State University)

TIMES: The global systems context

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11:20-11:50 Denise Pumain (University Paris 1)

Considering urban geo-diversity in global models of climate change mitigation and ecological transition

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 11:50-12:30 Carlo Jaeger, Global climate Forum, Germany

 Territorial and functional structures in the face of global systemic risks

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14:15-14:45 Christian Arnsperger (University of Lausanne)

“Perma-circularity” as a systemic framework for autonomizing and linking territories

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14:45-15:15 Masatoshi Funabashi (Sony Computer science Laboratory)

Toward an ecological revolution for recycling greenhouse gaz, renewing food production and water use by using biodiversity of ecological systems

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15:15-15:45 Jeff Johnson (The Open University UK)

Global Systems Science and Dynamical Hyper-networks in turbulent TIMES

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15:45-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-16:35 Cyrille Bertelle (University of Le Havre, France)

Reconstruct multi-level territory dynamics with complex networks and self-organizing multi-agent systems

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16:35-16:55 Pierre Collet (University of Strasbourg, France)

Personalized Open Education for the Masses, for a Personalized Open Lifelong Education ecosystem

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16:55-17:15 Maria Eunice Quilici Gonzalez & Mariana Claudia Broens (UNESP, FAPESP, CNPq, Brasil)

Smart Cities: Ethical issues investigated from a complex systems perspective

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17:15-18:00 General discussion

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