[MaFLa] LECTURE: Community Modeling System: a Social-Epistemological Approach

Mathieu Charbonneau mathieu.charbonneau1 at gmail.com
Fri May 12 13:13:15 CEST 2017

Mathieu Charbonneau, Ph.D.
Science Studies Program
Departments of Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Central European University, Budapest

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The Science Studies program, at CEU, is glad to invite you for the lecture

*Community Modeling System: a Social-Epistemological Approach*

 Anouk Barberousse (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

*When?* Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

*Where?* Nador 15, room 103, 17:30-19:00

Open to the public.

For more information, please contact Mathieu Charbonneau
<charbonneaum at ceu.edu>.


Community Modelling Systems are collaborative frameworks aimed at helping
scientists to simulate complex phenomena, like climate evolution. In order
to understand how reliable knowledge is produced via these frameworks, I
shall focus on several examples of community modeling systems involving
different types of collaboration, from more centralized to more open ones,
and I shall examine in each case how knowledge is achieved. At first view,
it might seem that reliability is directly related with centralization;
however, as complex systems modeling is usually subject to the time
constraint, which demands the results to come at a quick pace, centralized
modes of collaboration may not be the most efficient ones.


Anouk Barberousse is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Université
Paris-Sorbonne. She has published extensively on the history and philosophy
of physics and of biology. Her recent work focuses on the computational
turn in physics and the epistemology of computer-based models and
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