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"... all things being caused and causing, helped and helping, [...] I take it for impossible to know the parts without knowing the whole as to know the whole without knowing the parts."

Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670.

The CS-DC UniTwin commits with UNESCO to develop the living roadmap of Complex Systems and to share all the research and educational resources for dealing with the scientific challenges of the roadmap. The CS-DC Wikiversity is a social intelligent ICT system as Wikipedia : any scientist in the world can modify the living roadmap proposed by the CS-DC entities. Furthermore any scientist can choose to be involved in the CS-DC entities and even in the calls below for launching new e-departments, e-laboratories and e-teams.


CS-DC roadmap[edit]

Complex Systems with their bottom-up and top-down causality at all distance in space and time are the source of very difficult scientific and epistemological problems. These require new transdisciplinary approaches leading to new disciplines. There are two equivalent ways to do the roadmap of complex systems depending on the starting point (cf figure below):

• If the starting point is a theoretical or epistemological question, the result is a roadmap towards complex systems science. This roadmap is looking on how each question is encountering each class of complex systems.

• If the starting point is a class of complex systems with an experimental point of view on, the result is a roadmap towards a new integrative (and predictive) science. This roadmap is looking on how a specific class of complex systems is encountering each question.

All the currently existing continental roadmaps have two parts according to the two kinds of starting points. The first part is towards a complex systems science as a transdiscipline involving mathematicians, statistical mechanicists or physicists and computer scientists. The second part is towards new integrative sciences: for example, an integrative biology is involving not only biologists but also bio-mathematicians, bio-physicists, bio-chemists, bio-computer scientists.

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The CS-DC is developing its living roadmap with two kinds of international e-departments depending on the two kinds of starting points:

• Theoretical ones for the questions transversal to complex systems. The description of their scientific and epistemological challenges constitutes the living international roadmap of complex systems science.

• Experimental ones with the same theoretical questions for each class of complex systems towards new integrative sciences. The description of their scientific and societal challenges constitutes the living international roadmaps of the new integrative sciences.

The e-departments are about 'great questions' and 'great domains'. The e-laboratories are about 'questions' and 'domains'. The theoretical e-laboratories are working transversally as the theoretical e-departments crossing the great domains. And experimental e-laboratories are working vertically as well as the e-departments crossing the theoretical questions.

The e-teams can be about 'little questions' or 'little domains' of e-laboratories as milestones of 'questions' or 'domains'.

But, preferentially, the e-teams have to develop at the intersection of the two kinds of e-laboratories, combining both theoretical and experimental challenges. All the e-teams at the intersection of a theoretical and an experimental e-departement constitute de facto a theoretical and experimental e-laboratory. Such e-laboratories and e-teams are organizing the same kind of 'very efficient natural convergence' as theoretical and experimental physics laboratories. Such e-laboratories are the main instruments for organizing permanently such natural convergence between the theoretical aspects and experimental aspects of the living international roadmap of complex systems. That will create the same kind of reciprocal co-evolution as between mathematics and physics in the last centuries.

The e-teams are developing, like e-laboratories, at the intersection of one great question and one great domain: as such they are naturally belonging to the e-laboratory at this intersection between this great question and this great domain.

bibliography[edit]

Complex Systems roadmap (ONCE-CS) 2006

French Roadmap for Complex System 2008-2009, Bourgine, P., Chavalarias, D.and al.

CS-DC Organization[edit]

The CS-DC UniTwin UNESCO is using the 2nd internet revolution with its Decentralized Autonomous Organisation (DAO) <=> its Smart Contract (challenge at some horizon with some sub-challenges as milestones, bylaws with MAJ Dapp) for all contractual fair interactions <=> its own integrated Dapp (Decentralized application) for its challenge.

  • The smart contract specifies the challenge at some horizon and the bylaws. The challenge is specifying the living roadmap of its sub-challenges as milestones. The bylaws are specifying the competence domain of the DAO representative bodies for fair DAO internal actions and external interactions. The representative bodies are voting with the MAJ Dapp and the result of the vote is a Proof of Authority (PoA). The DAO blockchain is keeping traces of these votes and its sharing by all DAO members is generating a common trust of their fairness. The challenge and sub-challenges with a bibliography are declared on a CS-DC Wikiversity page. It can be a new challenge or a modified copy of an existing challenge found in the living CSS roadmaps (European Complex Systems Roadmap, African Complex Systems Roadmap, Latin American Complex Systems Roadmap). There is no constraint of maximum length for the challenge description or the bibliography, as it can be a first step towards a synthesis paper. In case of a long bibliography, please start with the most important items in a first bibliography paragraph. An English version of the challenge is necessary for proposal reviewing and roadmap convergence but versions in different languages can be useful. Any scientist can propose modifications of the challenge and bibliography on CS-DC Wikipage.
  • The integrated Dapp is sharing resources like data protocols, dynamic data cohorts, computational protocols for building multilevel models for the data cohorts. Olympiads of experimental and computational protocols are organized with Prizes for the emergence of the most 'satisficing' Dapp: the attribution of Prizes is through an 'Olympiad scientific committee' as a Proof of Authority (PoA); this committee is using the MAJ Dapp, i.e. the fairest way of voting in the decentralized society and also very close to the fairest way of voting in more and more sportive olympiads.
  • The DAO has 'decentralized autonomy', meaning that its sovereign assembly of all its members can change its own smart contract.

Each e-departement, e-laboratory and e-team is a DAO named 'e-structure' in the CS-DC bylaws. It can have as many committees (also DAOs) as necessary for empowering its living roadmap, i.e. it challenges at some horizon with its sub-challenges as milestones:

  • a required 'scientific committee' with senior scientists with a low annual workload (typically two days per year), e.g. advisors of the young scientists involved in the e-team. The scientific committee is making recommendation on the adequacy between the scientific challenges, references and resources. They can also help with advices when the e-laboratory is presenting its new programme of research and education (every other year or each year by a common agreement between the e-lab and its scientific committee). The scientific committee will pay attention to the respect of the commitments of the past programme. It can help when the e-laboratory is organizing an international event to complete the lists of the programme committee or of invited speakers. The number of renown scientist in the scientific committee can increase along with new programmes of research and education.
  • a required 'e-event committee' organizing any kind of e-events (e-seminar, e-school, e-roundtable, e-tutorial, e-workshop, e-session ..) with the 'e-event Dapp'. This committee is managing This 'e-event Dapp' is using its own BBB e-room, provide personal studio for pre-recording a talk, for recording an e-event, for post-recording a talk and for diffusing it on Youtube.
  • a required 'personalized education committee' for the empowerment of all its members as well as all interested societal members. This 'personalized education committee' it at least organizing the diffusion of the replays of e-event organized by the 'e-event committee'.
  • a 'Dapp committee' as quickly as possible for the creation and enhancement of the integrated DAO Dapp. The DAO Dapp has its own directory inside the CS-DC OwnCloud, its own agenda, its own forum.
  • any other committee for empowering its living roadmap, especially the sub-challenges as milestones ...
  • A sub-challenge committee, if mature and dynamic can become a new e-structure, almost always an e-team

The organizational principles above have the following advantages:

  • The starting point of each e-department, each e-laboratory and e-team benefits from the advices of renown scientists accelerating the convergence toward strong scientific positions.
  • The scientific contents of the challenges are on a peer-to-peer control of every scientist in the world through Wikiversity pages. Each scientist is potentially able to not only to check them but also to get involved.
  • The strong involvement of any scientist in the world is potentially possible through international e-seminars, e-workshops and e-conferences and, beyond, through the participation or launching of new e-teams, new e-resources, new e-labs and new e-departments.

Creating a new e-team in Cosypedia[edit]

Please follow the following easy steps:

1. Copy below the template of a new e-team

2. Try in your browser to access to the not existing address .. + your e-team name: that is creating your page

3. Past the template

4. Fill the template. In this template, numerous suggestions of committees creation are proposed to help you later to participate to the various missions of the CS-DC. At first, only the scientific committee is asked to launch an e-team.

Template of a new e-team[edit]

Challenge[edit]

Description[edit]

Keywords[edit]

Board[edit]

  • (name) (chair | email)
  • name, name, ...

Bibliography & resources[edit]

Committees[edit]

Scientific Committee[edit]

Description[edit]

Keywords[edit]

Board[edit]

  • (name) (chair | email)
  • name, name, ...

Bibliography & resources[edit]

e-event Committee[edit]

Description[edit]

Keywords[edit]

Board[edit]

  • (name) (chair | email)
  • name, name, ...

Bibliography & resources[edit]

Personalized education Committee[edit]

Description[edit]

Keywords[edit]

Board[edit]

  • (name) (chair | email)
  • name, name, ...

Bibliography & resources[edit]

Dapp Committee[edit]

Description[edit]

Keywords[edit]

Board[edit]

  • (name) (chair | email)
  • name, name, ...

Bibliography & resources[edit]

Sub-challenge Committee[edit]

Description[edit]

Keywords[edit]

Board[edit]

  • (name) (chair | email)
  • name, name, ...

Bibliography & resources[edit]