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EU Project - Dynamics and COevolution in Multi-Level Strategic INteraction GAmeS (CONGAS)

Contracting: Comunità europea

Type: Progetto internazionale

Ubiquitous Internet

Many real world systems possess a rich multi-level structure and exhibit complex dynamics that are the result of a webof interwoven interactions among elements with autonomous decision-making capabilities. CONGAS will develop newmathematical models and tools, rooted in game theory, for the analysis, prediction and control of dynamical processes insuch complex systems.CONGAS will provide a coherent theoretical framework for understanding the emergence of structure and patterns incomplex systems, accounting for interactions spanning various scales in time and space, and acting at different structuraland aggregation levels. This framework will be built around game theoretical concepts, in particular evolutionary andmulti-resolution games, and will include also techniques drawn from graph theory, statistical mechanics, control andoptimization theory. Specific attention will be devoted to systems that are prone to intermittency and catastrophic events dueto the effect of collective dynamics.The theory developed in the project will be validated by considering three use cases, one on the growth of the Internet, oneon business ecosystems and one on viral marketing dynamics in Internet marketplaces.The CONGAS Consortium comprises seven universities and research institution and includes leading scientists in gametheory, evolutionary games, complex systems science, network science and data-driven analysis of socio-technical systems.


From 01/10/2012 to 30/09/2015