Complex Systems Digital Campus

Since April 2014, UNESCO officially recognises the Complex Systems Digital Campus as a
UniTwin programme, a worldwide network of research and higher education institutions


Why a Complex Systems Digital Campus

The Complex Systems Digital Campus federates the Research and Educational Institutions worldwide addressing the challenges of complex systems science. It coordinates an evolving international network of scientists to identify the scientific challenges though ‘living complex systems roadmaps’, facilitating the sharing of research and educative resources to address these challenges. The Digital Campus has virtual departments federating the e-community addressing each challenge. The Digital Campus is opened to all citizens of the world to participate in solving the local and global challenges that lie ahead. (read more)

Who is in the CS-DC network

The list of founder members with their representatives is here. The Complex Systems Digital Campus is managed by the Council of the representatives of Founder Members with the help of the Complex Systems Society.

Other institutions can ask to join the network by following the commitment procedure.

Permanent Call for new e-labs

The call for new CS-DC e-laboratories is open here.

How to join the CS-DC

A new founder member join by just sending a commitment letter of its President or its Vice-President and nominating a scientific leader in charge of the contacts with the other partners of the CS-DC (see in detail the commitment letter).

By joining the CS-DC, a new member has no extra expenses but will benefit of national and international funding through the CS-DC Roadmap. It will use and contribute to the shared CS-DC resources (data, software, hardware, research and educational materials and platforms, etc) along its own Research and Teaching Programme (see in detail how to join).


Lucca 25 September 2014
UNESCO UniTwin CS-DC: Science, Policy, and Applications
Satellite Meeting at the ECCS'14 - European Conference on Complex Systems
This satellite meeting will bring together members of the CS-DC, from all over the world, to review progress and assess challenges related to the coordination and sharing of research and educational resources among more than hundred universities and institutions worldwide. The sessions would combine physical and remote presentations to include members attending ECCS in Lucca and those unable to do so.

Roadmap for the Science of Complex Systems

In general terms, a “complex system” is any system comprised of a great number of heterogeneous entities, where local interactions among entities create multiple levels of collective structure and organization.

Living Roadmap for Complex Systems Science, CSS, 2006.

French Roadmap for Complex Systems, ISC-PIF, 2008-2009.

The CSS Roadmap for Complex Systems Science and its Applications, ASSYST-CSS, 2012.

The African Roadmap and its Digital Campus Towards a UNESCO Unitwin Network (texts in french), 2012.