Satellite: Symposium on Urban Systems

On-Site Satellite Session in Conjunction with CS-DC’15
The Global Digital Classroom

Thursday, October 1, 2015
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sheraton: Canyon

Satellite Organizers:

Marta Gonzalez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Marc Barthelemy, CEA Institut de Physique Theorique, France
Luis Bettencourt, Santa Fe Institute, USA
Jose Ramasco, IFISC (CSIC-UIB) (Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems), Spain


Current challenges to construct reliable theory and models of cities result from the lack of integrated data sources and comparative studies at different scales that would allow us to integrate the building principles of a science of cities. In this workshop we bring together the latest contributions on analysis of urban systems at different scales: from individual mobility to urban infrastructures, including social networks and spreading dynamics. We will arrange presentations that expose the latest methods of analysis and the most important ubiquitous findings related to urban infrastructures, social interactions and human dynamics. Speakers will be selected to represent the most important findings in a particular scale and layer of interest. Panel discussions will be promoted in order to foster interactions and summarize the current state of the art, future challenges and opportunities. Being a multidisciplinary topic, we will also include participants with the latest advances in understanding cities from computer science and urban planning.

The webpage of the symposium:
Deadline for contributing abstracts via EasyChair is Sept 24th