Welcome to the 2nd Annual Workshop on Complex Sociotechnical Systems! The workshop is an interdisciplinary meeting point for scientists working on the economic and social sciences, complexity science and information and communication technologies. It offers a stimulating and interesting opportunity to present and discuss the last theoretical and applied advances of this multidisciplinary field.


Registration deadline : 31 May 2016
In-person participant

Registration fees include access to conference materials, luncheons and one year subscription to the COMSOTEC association.

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Virtual participant

Registration fees include access to conference materials and one year subscription to the COMSOTEC association.

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Registration form
After filling in this form, please transfer your conference fee into the following bank account ES32 0049 6720 1624 9513 8465 indicating as concept "Name/Surname COMPLEXVLC16 Registration". Payment must be made before 31 May 2016.


Wednesday 8th
16:00 - 16:30 Registration & Opening
16:30 - 17:30 Networks and Social Systems (I)
Elisa Omodei
Centrality in interconnected multilayer networks: mathematical formulation of node versatility and its applications
Aleix Bassolas, Maxime Lenormand, Antònia Tugores, Bruno Gonçalves and José J. Ramasco
Touristic site attractiveness seen through Twitter
Adrian Carro, Raúl Toral, Maxi San Miguel
Network effects on an agent-based market model with herding behavior
17:30 - 18:00 Coffee break
18:00 - 18:45 New approaches to social sciences, finance and economics (I)
Luis Martínez-Vaquero, Antonio Cabrales, José A. Cuesta
Propagación de la intolerancia en situaciones económicas difíciles
JJ. Ramasco
Crowdsourcing the Robin Hood effect in cities
18:45 - 19:45 COMSOTEC & SocioComplex meets society - Roundtable
20:00 - 21:15 Walk around València
21:15 - 23:15 Welcome cocktail
Thursday 9th
10:00 - 11:00 Agent Based Approach to socio-economic systems
Rafael Pax, Jorge Gómez Sánz, Juan Pavón
Agent-based crowd simulation with the MASSIS framework
María Pereda, José Ignacio Santos, José Manuel Galán, Débora Zurro, Myrian Álvarez, Jorge Caro, Virginia Ahedo, Ivan Briz i Godino
The evolution of cooperation under environmental pressure
Sandro Meloni, Cheng-yi Xia and Yamir Moreno
Heterogeneous resource allocation can change social hierarchy in public goods games.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Social Systems: Models and Experiments
Josep Perelló, Mario Gutiérrez-Roig, Jordi Duch
Emerging strategies when facing uncertainties: Mr Banks game as a case study
Pascual, I., Aguirre, J., Manrubia, S., and Cuesta, J. A.
Modelling paradigm shifts in cultural evolution
Alberto Antonioni, Angel Sánchez and Marco Tomassini
Cooperation Survives and Cheating Pays in a Dynamic Network Structure with Unreliable Reputation
Juan Carlos González-Avella, Mario G. Cosenza, Maxi San Miguel
A Model for Cross-Cultural Reciprocal Interactions through Mass Media
Carlos Gracia-Lázaro, Sandro Meloni, Alberto Antonioni, José A. Cuesta, Angel Sánchez, and Yamir Moreno
Social Responsible Investing: a lab-in-the field experiment.
13:00 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 17:15 Projects Slam
Marlon Cárdenas, Jorge Gómez Sánz, Juan Pavón
Colaborative Development of Solutions for AAL (ColoSAAL)
Guillem Martínez
IBSEN Project
Josep Perelló, Isabelle Bonhoure
STEM4youth EU project or when research is done with schools
JJ. Ramasco
BigData4ATM: Passenger-centric Big Data Sources for Socio-economic and Behavioural Research in Air Transport Management (ATM)
Luis F. Chiroque, Rubén Cuevas, Juan Miguel Carrascosa, Costas Iordanou
Winning the I-COM Datascience Hackathon 2016
Francisco Grimaldo
Suffering, bearing and loving peer review
17:15 - 17:45 Coffee break
17:45 - 19:00 COMSOTEC General Meeting & Board Meeting
21:45 - 23:45 Social Dinner
Friday 10th
10:00 - 11:00 New approaches to social sciences, finance and economics (II)
S. Martín-Gutiérrez, J. Borondo, A.J. Morales, J.C. Losada, A. M. Tarquis, R. M. Benito
Agricultural activity shapes the communication and migration patterns in Senegal
Faustino Prieto, José María Sarabia, Vanesa Jordá
La familia de distribuciones Leyes de Potencia Generalizadas (GPL): aplicaciones en Finanzas
J. Doyne Farmer, John Geanakoplos, Jaume Masoliver, Miquel Montero, Josep Perelló
The value of the future: Discounting in random environments
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30 Networks and Social Systems (II)
María Pereda
On the emergence of cooperation under vigilance in networked societies
Albert Sole-Ribalta, Sergio Gómez and Álex Arenas
Congestion induced by the structure of multiplex networks
Joan T. Matamalas, Julia Poncela-Casasnovas, Sergio Gómez and Álex Arenas
Coherent and incoherent strategists: Evolutionary dynamics on multiplex networks
12:30 - 13:00 COMSOTEC & SocioComplex Final Joint Session
13:00 - 13:30 Closure

Venues & Accommodation

Although the conference will have multiple venues, all social events will happen at the heart of the city. Therefore, we strongly recommend to book for a place in Valencia city centre, where you will be able to find a great variety of hotels of all categories and prices.

There are so many interesting hotels and apartments in the city centre that pointing to a couple or three of them would mean discarding a lot of other good ones. You can use this predefined search for choosing the one you prefer according to price and rating:
Booking.com search for Valencia Old Town

Classical choices have been “Catalonia Excelsior”, “Hostal Venecia”, “SH Inglés Boutique Hotel” or “Ayre Hotel Astoria Palace”, but other new ones (e.g. ValenciaFlats and other apartment chains) are also very attractive as well as other options with better prices.

We would strongly advice against hotels near the “Valencia Conference Centre” or the “Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències”, as they are quite far from all the venues.

From the city centre, the School of Engineering in Burjassot can be easily reached by bus number 63, by metro & tram or only by tram.