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Scientific Interest Group (GIS): Complex Systems Institute

With its face turned toward Europe and the rest of the world, the Complex Systems Institute, Paris Île-de-France (ISC-PIF) is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching centre for the study of major adaptive, complex systems, whatever their nature,  such as the macromolecular systems of cells, nerve systems and economic, social, cultural, ecological and environmental systems.

The Complex Systems Institute is, on the one hand, a place that brings together researchers from different disciplines, working together on complex systems, and on the other, the leading organisation within a network in the region of Île-de-France that brings together all the academic or private participants concerned.

What is the science of complex systems?

The science of complex systems cuts across those disciplines which study complex systems and is conducted on the basis of the theoretical questions that concern them. It corresponds to a profound reality of modern science which is producing a rapidly increasing amount of sophisticated data on these systems. Because it concerns the complex systems that inhabit us and that we inhabit, the science of complex systems also contributes in a sustainable manner to reconciling science with the needs of society. Today, there is a trans-disciplinary convergence that tackles the common misgivings that exist in relation to these systems. An international movement is resulting in the emergence all over the world of research institutes that are adapted to these new convergences.

The Complex Systems Institute (ISC) is part of this dynamic. It is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching centre for the study of major adaptive, complex systems, whatever their nature (macromolecular systems of cells, nerve systems and economic, social, cultural, ecological and environmental systems). It also contributes to the development of the engineering of complex systems, necessary for any intervention within them.