The key concepts and features include emergence, self-organisation, feedbacks, nonlinearity, sensitivity to initial conditions, critical dynamics, resilience, as well as adaptation and evolution.
Hosted by Prof Mikhail Prokopenko, Complex Systems Research Group, the workshop (held on 12 July 2019) brought together professionals from both academia and industry, interested in complex systems and life sciences. The presentations spanned several areas: computational epidemiology, health and bio-security, cognitive modelling and artificial intelligence.
Professor Tania Sorrell continues MBI's cross-disciplinary engagement with Engineering and presented the keynote talk "Antimicrobial resistance and ecosystems: a multiscale perspective". Also presenting was Prof Daniel Polani, Univeristy of Hertfordshire who spoke on "Bit from It: the emergence of information from the structure of the world".
Aligned with this workshop, Entropy journal is running a special issue on the topic.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) have joined hands to combat the threat of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases by increasing capacity in outbreak investigation and disease surveillance.
With support of our Conference Partners, the University of Sydney are hosting the first international conference on global health security in Sydney, 18-20 June 2019 - registrations are now open
This methodology has enjoyed increasing popularity among researchers internationally and has been inspired by developments across a range of disciplines: ethnography, visual and applied anthropology, medical sociology, health services research, medical and nursing education, adult education, community development, and qualitative research ethics.