CODYM-Spring'14 is a cozy, informal complex systems workshop devoted to the latest developments in Cultural and Opinion DYnaMics. The idea is to bring together researchers from different disciplines in the basic (computer science, mathematics, physics) and social (economics, social psychology, sociology) sciences and let them interact in unexpected and complex ways :-) This event continues the tradition of CODYM Satellite Meetings (2011, 2012, 2013) to the European Conference on Complex Systems, The Unexpected Conference (2011) and the Science meets Social Science (S3) Interdisciplinary Seminar (2009-2014).

Invited speakers, organizers, venue (updated 2014-04-02)
Workshop schedule (updated 2014-04-08)
Travel tips, accommodation suggestions (updated 2014-03-31)
Google map with all major locations of interest (updated 2014-03-30)
Official poster (updated 2014-04-04)

Picasa album (CODYM-Spring'14 photos)

Calls for papers:

  1. Opinions, Choices and Actions: Applications of Sociophysics to the diffusion of ideas
  1. From Spinsons and Inflexibles to Opinion Dynamics

Invited speakers:

Marcin Bodych (PWr, Wrocław, Poland)
Cristina Cecchini (UF, Florence, Italy)
Oxana Chorna (IEF, UNAS, Kiev, Ukraine)
Guillaume Deffuant (IRSTEA, Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Sascha Delitzscher (TUB, Berlin, Germany)
Serge Galam (CEVIPOF, Sciences Po, Paris, France)
Małgorzata Gamian-Wilk (DSW, Wrocław, Poland)
Agata G±siorowska (SWPS, Wrocław, Poland)
Adrea Guazzini (UF, Florence, Italy)
Elisa Guidi (UF, Florence, Italy)
Krzysztof Juszczyszyn (PWr, Wrocław, Poland)
Agnieszka Kowalska-Styczeń (P¦, Zabrze, Poland)
Tyll Krüger (PWr, Wrocław, Poland)
Krzysztof Kułakowski (AGH, Kraków, Poland)
Adam Lipowski (UAM, Poznań, Poland)
Andre Martins (USP, Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Paweł Sobkowicz (NCBJ, ¦wierk, Poland)
Janusz Szwabiński (UWr, Wrocław, Poland)
Bolesław Szymański (RPI, Troy, NY, USA)
Andre Timpanaro (USP, Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Tomasz Zale¶kiewicz (SWPS, Wrocław, Poland)


Venue:
Wrocław University of Technology (WUT), Poland
Room 238-240, building A1
(WUT campus map:
JPG, 1.9MB)

Hosted by:
Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron & Rafał Weron

... and co-organized by:
Anna Kowalska-Pyzalska & Piotr Nyczka

Official poster:

Poster (updated 2014-04-04):
medium (
GIF, 135KB), large size (PNG, 590KB)
(previous poster, large size
PNG, 580KB)

(c) 2014 by DziKoń


Workshop schedule:
Most talks are 30 min with 10 min for discussion, for a total of 40 min. There are a few shorter talks (denoted by a *) of 15 min with 5 min for discussion, for a total of 20 min.

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014

19:00-22:00 Get-together party

Monday, Apr 7, 2014

09:00-10:40 Morning Session I (2 x 40 min, 1 x 20 min)

10:40-11:10 Coffee/sandwich break

11:10-13:10 Morning Session II (3 x 40 min)

13:10-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:50 Afternoon Session I (2 x 40 min)

  • Guillaume Deffuant, The Leviathan model: Vanity and gossips generating general distrust, absolute dominance and other patterns
  • Paweł Sobkowicz, Fast road to extremism: Deffuant model with emotions [ Slides 11MB]

15:50-16:20 Coffee break

16:20-17:40 Afternoon Session II (2 x 40 min)

19:00-22:00 Workshop dinner

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014

09:00-10:40 Morning Session I (2 x 40 min, 1 x 20 min)

10:40-11:10 Coffee/sandwich break

11:10-13:10 Morning Session II (3 x 40 min)

13:10-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:10 Afternoon Session I (2 x 40 min, 1 x 20 min)

16:10-... Coffee and discussion

Last minute drop-outs:


Travel tips:
(see these locations on Google maps; updated 2014-03-30)

Check the Wrocław airport website for direct flights to/from Wrocław. Bus #406 runs every 20 minutes to the Central Railway Station, which is ca. 20 min walking distance from downtown or 4-7 tram/bus stops from WUT (trams #0L and #2 - to PL.GRUNWALDZKI, buses #145 and #146 to PL.GRUNWALDZKI and POLITECHNIKA WROCŁAWSKA). See the timetable of bus #406 for departure times (PORT LOTNICZY = Airport, DWORCOWA = Central Railway Station; see also POLITECHNIKA WROCŁAWSKA = WUT, PL.GRUNWALDZKI = bus/tram stop in the vicinity of WUT)

It is also possible to reach Wrocław by train (a 3:30 hour connection to/from Dresden runs 3 times a day). For connections and prices see the
PKP website

In Wrocław you can use trams/buses (
timetables) or taxis (phone numbers) for local communication. The conference site (at WUT) can be reached from tram/bus stop PL.GRUNWALDZKI (ca. 6 min), NORWIDA (ca. 3 min) or POLITECHNIKA WROCŁAWSKA. Single-ride (bilet jednorazowy) and 30-minute (bilet czasowy) tickets cost 3.00 PLN.

Here you can find a trip planner (tram/bus connections within Wrocław). See also a map of tram/bus routes near WUT.

Accommodation suggestions:

Nice and cozy:

  • The Granary - La Suite Hotel***** (downtown, ca. 30 min walk to WUT or 5 min walk and 4/5 tram stops, ca. 550 PLN/night w/breakfast)
  • Art hotel**** (downtown, ca. 35 min walk to WUT or 10 min walk and 4/5 tram stops, ca. 320 PLN/night w/breakfast)
  • Hotel of John Paul II**** (near the Cathedral, close to downtown and WUT, ca. 25 min walk to WUT or 10 min walk and 3/4 tram stops, ca. 260 PLN/night w/breakfast)

More hotels on booking.com

(exchange rate: 1 EUR = ca. 4.05/4.25 PLN, other currencies)


More business like:

  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Wroclaw***** (on the way from WUT to downtown, ca. 20 min walk to WUT or 5 min walk and 3/4 tram stops, ca. 400 PLN/night w/breakfast)
  • Sofitel Wrocław Old Town**** (downtown, ca. 35 min walk to WUT or 10 min walk and 4/5 tram stops, ca. 470 PLN/night w/breakfast)
  • Hotel Mercure*** (on the way from WUT to downtown; ca. 25 min walk to WUT or 3/4 tram stops, ca. 360 PLN/night w/breakfast)
  • WenderEDU Hotel** (near the Cathedral, close to downtown and WUT, ca. 20 min walk to WUT or 5 min walk and 3/4 tram stops, ca. 150 PLN/night w/breakfast)


Rafał Weron's homepage

Last modified on 2014-05-03