I am co-organizing the 2013 KI-Net Young Researcher Workshop, Kinetic and macroscopic models for complex systems, which will take place at the Center for Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modelling (CSCAMM) from October 14 to October 18, 2013. Some spots are still available to apply. Here is the abstract of this meeting:
Complex systems have emerged as a dominant topic in modern science. From animal behaviors to social networks, the impact of complex systems are noticeable on a daily basis. New mathematical models have been developed to apprehend those phenomena. For instance, kinetic models constitute a valuable resource to model complex systems with detailed interactions. On the other hand, macroscopic models focus on the evolution of average quantities which offer a better understanding of systems at larger scales. Both approaches provide new mathematical difficulty (e.g. pattern formation, stability analysis, numerical validation) and ultimately challenge our understanding of complex systems.