- Kinetic FRG
Kinetic Description of Social Dynamics: From Consensus to Flocking
Nov 5 - 9, 2012
Ctr for Scientific Computation & Math. Modeling, UMd
The dynamics of many social and economic networks are described by multi-agent models, in which each participant interacts with the others according to certain deterministic or stochastic rules. The underlying topology of those interactions is not necessarily Euclidean, but governed by a graph, reflecting the fact that agents react to local gradients around them rather than to a given state. Continuum approaches based on kinetic description and coupled with fluid theory provide new insights by bypassing the difficulties related to the discrete nature of such networks.
This conference will bring together leading researchers to review the recent developments of social dynamics, from experimental highlights to theory and simulation. The purpose is building rigorous links between the relevant discrete, kinetic stochastic and continuum transport models with focal topics on self-organized dynamics, ranging from opinion dynamics and supply chains to the dynamics of human crowd and flocking. As part of the overall goal of KI-net, the meeting will promote interdisciplinary research on problems with emerging novel applications.
A limited amount of travel and local lodging is available for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program, especially for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
Ctr for Scientific Computation & Math. Modeling, UMd (CSCAMM,UMd)
Funding provided by the NSF through the KI-net Grant.