Dynamics and Collective Phenomena in Social and Socio-technical Systems

Social systems are prominent examples of Complex Systems, emergent phenomena, and the Micro-Macro paradigm. Today’s main societal changes and challenges arise from the feedback loop that entangles society with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a prototypical socio-technical system.

In this line of research we develop new concepts, tools and models aiming at identifying generic mechanisms underlying collective phenomena in these systems. We do this in the framework of Computational Social Sciences with the use of Game Theory, Statistical Physics, Agent Based Models, Complex Networks Theory, and Big Data analysis. We study phenomena such as opinion formation, cooperation, cultural conflicts, language competition and social learning. Moreover, we focus on ICT data-driven research on socio-technical systems, addressing problems of human mobility, transportation, tourism, city science, epidemics, and energy consumption.


Researchers

  • Pere Colet

    Pere Colet

  • Ernesto Estrada

    Ernesto Estrada

  • Juan Fernández Gracia

    Juan Fernández Gracia

  • Tobias Galla

    Tobias Galla

  • Emilio Hernández-García

    Emilio Hernández-García

  • Lucas Lacasa

    Lucas Lacasa

  • Sandro Meloni

    Sandro Meloni

  • Jose Javier Ramasco

    Jose Javier Ramasco

  • Maxi San Miguel

    Maxi San Miguel

  • David Sánchez

    David Sánchez

  • Raúl Toral

    Raúl Toral

  • Konstantin Klemm

    Konstantin Klemm

Recent and ongoing Research projects

ARCTIC

Air Transport as Information and Computation

P.I.: Massimiliano Zanin
This project is an ERC Starting Grant of panel SH2, "Institutions, Values, Environment and Space". Air transport has by and large been studied as a transportation process, in which different elements, e.g. ...

VPP4ISLANDS

Virtual Power Plant for Interoperable and Smart isLANDS

P.I.: Pere Colet
VPP4Islands aims to facilitate the integration of renewable systems, accelerate the transition towards smart and green energy and help Islands to exploit energy efficiency potential and innovative storage approaches, foster the active ...

RE-TE

Regional Economy / Travel Expectations

P.I.: Massimiliano Zanin
The assessment of the economic health of economies around the world has historically been based on reports prepared by multiple public and private institutions – from banks to governments. These describe how ...

SIESTA

Secure Interactive Environments for SensiTive data Analytics

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
The FAIR principles provide a framework for enabling proper access and reusability of scientific data, and implementing them is a key goal of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). However, providing access ...

OLGRA

Operadores Laplacianos en grafos y redes con repulsores/atractores y dinámicas relacionadas

P.I.: Ernesto Estrada
El uso de grafos está ampliamente extendido como una herramienta matemática para el estudio de diversos sistemas. En Físicas estos son usados en modelos electrónicos de sistemas conjugados, en sistemas de spines, ...

Next4Mob

Next Generation Tools for advanced mobility solutions

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
Cities and metropolitan areas must confront the challenges of rapidly increasing urbanization and mobility needs, including the emergence of new transport solutions (e.g., individual electric devices, shared transport, mobility-as-a- services applications, etc.). ...

APASOS

A Physics approach to sociotechnical systems: from theory to data analysis.

P.I.: Tobias Galla, Sandro Meloni, Maxi San Miguel, Raúl Toral
APASOS objective is to use mathematical and computational methods combined with data and physics thinking to model complex socio-technical systems. APASOS is organized into two workpackages (WP). WP 1 focuses on models ...

MdM-IFISC-2

Maria de Maeztu 2023-2026

P.I.: Ernesto Estrada, Ingo Fischer, Emilio Hernández-García, Rosa Lopez, Claudio Mirasso, Jose Javier Ramasco, Raúl Toral, Roberta Zambrini
After 15 years of its existence, IFISC can point to a proven track record of impactful research. The previous 2018-2022 MdM award has significantly enhanced the institute's capabilities, as demonstrated by an ...

SCS

Sensing Complex Systems

P.I.: Lucas Lacasa
La reciente incorporación del Dr. Lucas Lacasa al IFISC abre la posibilidad de consolidar líneas de investigación relevantes como son el desarrollo de la teoría dinámica de redes y el análisis de ...

NouLloguer

Influence of new models of vacation renting on residential housing: ICT Data economic analysis

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
Project funded by the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands to study the new markets of real estate renting with ICT data.

FACE

FAIR Computational Epidemiology

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
Project to build a data-driven simulation platform associated to the PTI Salud Global of CSIC and funding through recovery funds EUNextGeneration.

CAFECONMIEL

Corpus Automático y Fenómenos de Contacto en Mallorca: Inteligencia, Entrenamiento y Lengua

P.I.: David Sánchez
El presente proyecto tiene como objetivo avanzar en el conocimiento de la variedad de español en contacto con el catalán en Mallorca mediante la creación de un macrocorpus multiformato y la aplicación ...

ICOOP22059

Analysis of stability and resilience of Cameroon's power grid on the incorporation of renewable energy sources

P.I.: Pere Colet
Stable operation of the electric power grid is based on several control methods and suitable management that includes demand forecasting, technical maintenance, generation and transmission planning, etc. The grid operator is the ...

Mobility 2030

CSIC PTI Mobility 2030

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
CSIC PTI (Interdisciplinar Platform) to foment the scientific collaborations between CSIC groups/institutes and industrial partners in the ambit of urban mobility.

Salud Global

Salud Global

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
CSIC PTI (Interdisciplinar Platform) to foment the scientific collaborations between CSIC groups/institutes and industrial partners in the ambit of one health.

AIHUB

AIHUB

P.I.: Jose Javier Ramasco
HUB CSIC for fomenting the research and services on Artificial Intelligence.

Recent Publications

Status quo and challenges in air transport management research

Wandelt, Sebastian; Antoniou, Constantinos; Birolini, Sebastian; Delahaye, Daniel; Dresner, Martin; Fu, Xiaowen; Gössling, Stefan; Hong, Seock-Jin; Odoni, Amedeo R.; Zanin, Massimiliano; Zhang, Anming; Zhang, Hui; Zhang, Yahua; Sun, Xiaoqian
Journal of the Air Transport Research Society 2, 100014 (2024)

Heterogeneous volatility in language shift models

Rodríguez Díaz, Juan María (supervisors: San Miguel, Maxi and Sánchez, David)
Master Thesis (2024)

High-order correlations reveal complex memory in temporal hypergraphs

Gallo, Luca; Lacasa, Lucas; Latora, Vito; Battiston, Federico
Submitted (2024)

Relationships of life satisfaction with commuting and built environment: A longitudinal analysis

Xiaoquan Wang, Weifeng Wang, Chaoying Yin, Chunfu Shao, Sida Luo, Erjian Liu
Transportation research part D: transport and environment , (2024)

Signed graphs in data sciences via communicability geometry

Diaz-Diaz, Fernando; Estrada, Ernesto
Submitted (2024)

Related News

On language preferences in multilingual societies

Nov. 15, 2023
Researchers at IFISC (UIB-CSIC) mathematically model linguistic ideologies to understand why some languages are spoken more than others.The study, published in Chaos, examines the influence of interaction between populations on linguistic dynamics. Researchers at the Institute for Cross-disciplinary Physics ...

Twitter lexical analysis reveals the existence of distinct cultural regions in the U.S.

April 20, 2023
An international team of researchers, led by scientists from IFISC (UIB-CSIC), has mapped the different cultural regions in the United States of America through a lexical analysis of the content that citizens themselves post on their social networks. The results ...

The World-Wide Waste Web, the network through which our garbage travels

March 29, 2022
IFISC researchers have identified which 57 countries in the world are at high risk of waste congestion.The study, published in Nature Communications, has analyzed global networks for the exchange of different types of litter between 2001 and 2019.A ...

The shape of memory in temporal networks

Jan. 25, 2022
An international team of researchers, with participation of IFISC (UIB-CSIC), have proposed a mathematical framework to estimate the memory structure of temporal networks. These findings are published in the latest issue Nature Communications.Temporal Networks (those whose structure changes over ...

Capturing the diversity of multilingual societies

Jan. 12, 2022
Researchers from IFISC (UIB-CSIC) have found that language coexistence is possible in multilingual societies when learning the endangered language is facilitated and when bilinguals show a preference for its use. These findings are published in the latest issue of Physical ...

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