The Fourth International Symposium on Network Theory, Cognitive Science, and Historiography will be held in Crete on October 1-6th 2017.
The symposium is organized by the non-profit Association ANADRASI-FEEDBACK and it will take place in the Anadrasis Cultural Center (AFCC) in the semi-mountainous Cretan village of Orthes in the prefecture of Rethimno.
During the last decades, scholars from different scientific fields have realized the need for an interdisciplinary approach in research which will make it richer and more meaningful. This need also arises from the complexity that governs various systems under research, such as social forms, cognitive issues, religious beliefs etc.
The Symposium has been inspired by:
- The need of scholars for an interdisciplinary approach to research
- The unique and very important outcomes of many interdisciplinary projects.
The symposium will include two distinct parts: a. the theoretical part and b. the applied part.
The program will include:
1. Theoretical part: Researchers
from the hard sciences (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Network Theory, Engineering, Biology) will present their findings on new methodologies and provide ideas how these may be utilized by humanities and social sciences.
Presentations towards this direction will include topics such as: Agent-Based Modeling, Multi-Agent Networks, Simulating Networks of the Past, Game Theory, Decision Theory, Evolution Theory, Computing and Calculative Methods, Cybernetics of All Orders, Signal Analysis, Cognitive Networking, Systems Theory.
2. Applied part: Researchers of different fields will present their research emphasizing innovative methodologies and tools across sciences.
Presentations will include but not limited to: Signal Analysis in Cognitive Networking, Simulating Decisions of the Past, Network Theory and Computer Modeling in the Study of Religion, Network Modeling of the Ancient Mediterranean World. Here general studies will be presented in which innovative methods have been used and have produced fascinating scientific findings and results. The presentation of the research methodology and findings has to be planned in such a way to show in clear connection on how these new knowledge has been reached based on new and applied (but not necessarily quantitative) methods.
Free time is planned for optional sightseeing activities, so that participants will have the opportunity to get to know the local culture and discuss their thoughts, ideas and insights in a non-academic environment.
During the Symposium, participants of different research fields will have the opportunity to meet and discuss research questions and issues with colleagues from other fields and this experience we believe will be very fruitful in all levels.
Participants will have the chance to work together in an interdisciplinary framework focusing on approaches concerning mainly the humanities and social sciences.
The conference organizers may publish selected paper presentation and they will be disseminated in a future time.