Many complex systems are characterised by multi-level properties that make the study of their dynamics and of their emerging phenomena a daunting task. The huge amount of data available in modern sciences can be expected to support great progress in these studies, even though the nature of the data varies. Given that, it is crucial to extract as much as possible features from data and give them semantics to become information. The aim of the 2-day workshop is to offer a wide spectrum of current research as well as applications of topological data analysis from one side and geometry and theoretical computer science form the other with the aim at training future generation of trans-disciplinary researchers.
The workshop is within the:
2nd EATCS YOUNG RESEARCHERS SCHOOL & SCHOOL
Understanding COMPLEXITY and CONCURRENCY through TOPOLOGY of DATA
Camerino, Italy - July 13-22, 2015
The European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) established a series of Young Researchers Schools on TCS topics. This year we propose a trans-disciplinary school, joined with the TOPDRIM EU project school, dedicated to understanding COMPLEXITY and CONCURRENCY through TOPOLOGY of DATA. The motivation comes from the need of modern society to tame the huge amount of available data, Big Data, by constructing suitable methods that allow to extract, as much as possible, features from data and to give them semantics, to become information. Currently, topology and formal methods are the two main theoretical research areas involved in pursuing such a goal. The school offers two main streams of topics: (i) methods from topology and their application in data analysis, and (ii) methods from semantics and models of computation, and their applications in computer science. The aim is training a future generation of transdisciplinary researchers. The topics of the lectures are of interest for PhD students and young researchers with a background in one of the two main areas. Researchers in complexity science can be also interested.