6th Annual French Complex Systems Summer School
"Pattern detection in Complex Systems"
Paris, July 2nd to 13th, 2012
The school will provide in-depth reference courses to a multi-disciplinary audience of researchers and students. The level of lectures will range from introductory to advanced, as attendees are not expected to be familiar with all the fields covered. Lecture topics will address specific complex systems methods and tools and their relevance to various disciplines (physics, biology, computer science, geography, sociology, linguistic, etc.). An emphasis will be given to pattern detection in complex systems.|
50% Courses / 50% Group ProjectsGroup projects
During the school participants will have to conduct a group project to which about 50% of their time will be dedicated. Small size groups will be constituted on the basis of personal motivations. Groups will have to present their project collectively at the end of school.
According to group preferences projects will be oriented towards some particular aspects of pattern detection and particular objects.
Specific tutorials (Gephi, NetLogo, GraphStream, CorTexT and OpenMole) will be given, so that attendees could quickly converge towards the required knowledge on these shared platforms. Each work group will be followed daily by a dedicated instructor, to make sure methodological and technical gaps are filled in. Therefore, no specific knowledge is required to attend this school.
Due to the importance of group projects, the number of participants is limited to 25.
This new series of international Complex Systems Summer School (2012) is organized by the Complex Systems Institute Paris Île-de-France (ISC-PIF), in coordination with the overarching National Network of Complex Systems (RNSC), the Complex Systems Institutes of Rhône-Alpes (IXXI) and Normandie (ISCN), and the European Research Group S4 (Spatial Simulation for the Social Sciences). This action is also supported by the Région Île-de-France.
The summer school will take place in Paris at the ISC-PIF: 57-59 rue Lhomond,75005, Paris, France
Applying to the Summer SchoolThe application tuition rate is €700 for the whole school. Tuition rate includes:
- attendance to all courses
- housing in Paris at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
- lunches and coffee breaks
- transport tickets in Paris during school days
IMPORTANT: Note that breakfast, dinners and travel expenses are not included. Once you receive confirmation of your participation, we recommend that you make your own travel arrangements as quickly as possible. We also recommend you to anticipate the necessary time for administrative procedures (visas demands). Please contact the French embassy in your country for more information.
To apply to the summer school, please
- prepare a short CV and a 1-page cover letter stating your interest for complex systems and the summer school in a single PDF document. Give the document your own name (name.pdf).
- fill out the APPLICATION FORM and follow the form instructions to upload these documents.
From the first announcement day until the registration deadline (31 May), each application will be studied as soon as we receive it. If the applicant is selected, a registration confirmation will be quickly sent. We expect each selected applicant to confirm its registration in the week after reception of our email - and to pay the school fees when the dedicated web site will be open (15 May).
Why these rules? Because the school is organized for 25 people only, due to the importance of group projects during this summer school (50% of the total time). Moreover, the sooner you are confirmed, the sooner you can book your flight tickets!
Overview of important dates:
- Application deadline: May 31
- Notification of acceptance of applications: after reception of each application (first arrived, first served)
- Payment website opening: May 15
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TO APPLY AS SOON AS YOU CAN.