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Logo_unige_intestato Università degli Studi di Genova – UNIGEThe University of di Genova is focused on innovative and multidisciplinary applications of information and communication technologies to problem solving in economics and finance. The research activities encapsulate the complex system theory and follow a computational approach by means of a heterogeneous agent-based vision of markets and economic systems. Specific topic of interest of UNIGE research group are agent-based modeling of the economic systems and of service, utility and stock markets, econometrics, quantitative methods for risk and portfolio management, market design and computational economics.
 iccs_logo Institute of Communication and Computer Systems – ICCSThe Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit private law body associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). The active research personnel of ICCS comprise of 80 faculty members of ECE/NTUA, 25 senior researchers and more than 150 researchers. SYMPHONY the Information Management Unit (IMU) of ICCS will participate. IMU is a multidisciplinary Unit engaged in research and development activities in Information Technology Management. Since its establishment IMU has actively contributed in thirty (30) research and development projects.
logo_PLAYGEN PLAYGENPlayGen is a fully integrated R&D studio creating playful solutions that engage the audience, influence behaviour, measure competencies and attitudes, and inspire action. Their key expertise lies in delivering world class solutions that combine play with serious topics. This includes authoring tools, platform and discrete products. The games and gamifications developed are designed to make players better informed and better connected. Players include children, young adults, parents, professionals and citizens. The simulations provide players with scenarios in which they can make decisions, observe the consequences, and change the course of action in order to succeed. Commonly used for learning and training, PlayGen develop models of reality that allow the player to experiment with an environment that obeys the same rules as the real world, in a focused and meaningful experience.
atc_logo ATC – Athens Technology Center SA,  Athens, GreeceFounded in 1987, ATC (www.atc.gr) is an IT solutions and services provider (SME) targeting specific sectors incl. the Media, Banking and Retail Sectors, Utilities and Public Sector Organisations. ATC also provides horizontal solutions focusing on Content Management, Web Applications, Human Capital Resource Management and eLearning, and Mobile Applications. The activities of the Company span among several countries in EU, Eastern Europe and CIS countries, as well as the Balkans. ATC provides the Media Sector with consulting and media – specific solutions as an active and leading supplier of newsroom, editorial and archive specific editorial solutions with a particular emphasis on News and Press Agencies and Publishing organisations. Central to the Company’s strategy is the conduction of vivid Research and Development, focusing both in improving current Products and Solutions, as well as in exploring new technologies for future growth.
global-climate-forum-logo Global Climate Forum – GCFFounded in 2001, the Global Climate Forum (GCF) is a global research organization with about 70 members based in Berlin. GCF initiates and performs high-class research on climate change, sustainability and related global challenges, such as the financial and economic crisis, in close interaction with stakeholders. GCF provides a pluralistic communication platform and works in the network of governments, corporations and social movements that has formed around the issue of sustainability and climate change. GCF studies provide arguments for long-term mitigation and adaptation policies, ultimately leading towards a sustainable development path. GCF joint studies focus on problems, which different stakeholders have differing views on. GCF’s goal is to clarify differences and produce analyses that summaries and advance our state of knowledge in critical areas.
 univpm-logo-big-cropped Università Politecnica delle Marche – UNIVPMThe UNIVPM ranks among the first Italian universities as teaching excellence. The research group at the UNIVPM studies agent-based models of economic phenomena, with a special focus on the performance of heterogeneous, interactive agents, generating aggregate fluctuations, coordination failures and emerging phenomena in general. The group has extensive knowledge in simulation design and analysis of complex economic phenomena.
ijs_logo Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI)Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading research institution for natural sciences in Slovenia having over 900 researchers within 25 departments working in the areas of computer science, physics, and chemistry and biology. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, having approx. 30 researchers, is one of the largest European research groups working in the areas of machine learning, data mining, language technologies, semantic technologies and recently sensor networks. One of the key research directions is combining modern statistical data analytic techniques with more traditional logic based knowledge representations and reasoning techniques with the purpose to progress in solving complex problems such as text understanding, large scale probabilistic reasoning, building broad coverage knowledge bases, and dealing with scale.
Logo Germanwatch Germanwatch – GWFollowing the motto “Observing, Analysing, Acting”, Germanwatch has been actively promoting North-South equity and the preservation of livelihoods since 1991. In doing so, we focus on the politics and economics of the North with their worldwide consequences. Together with our members and supporters as well as with other actors in civil society, we intend to represent a strong lobby for sustainable development. We endeavour to approach our aims by advocating the prevention of dangerous climate change, global food security, the wise use of resources, and compliance with human rights. Germanwatch is a non-profit organisation with about 600 members and about 35 staff in the Bonn and Berlin offices. The board, consisting of up to nine members, is elected every two years by the members. Germanwatch is funded by membership fees, donations, grants from the “Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit” (Foundation for Sustainability), and by grants from a number of other public and private donors.
logo-uji-universitat-jaume-i Universitat Jaume I – UJIUniversitat Jaume I (UJI) was founded in 1991 with the aim of contributing to the social, economic and cultural development of the northern regions of the Valencian Community through the creation and transmission of knowledge. The UJI is renowned for its intensive, cutting edge use of information technologies: it was the site of the first gopher and registered the first website in Spain. Its commitment to IT has firmly taken root in all spheres of teaching, research and management. The UJI’s three teaching centers currently offer 31 official degrees. This range is complemented by 33 official Master’s programmes adapted to the new European Higher Education Area and 44 continuous training and specific courses. A university community of around 17,000 people work and study in the most up to date teaching, residential, scientific-technical and sporting facilities on the campus.

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Coordinator: Prof. Silvano Cincotti, UNIGE

Marco Raberto, UNIGE

Linda Ponta, UNIGE

Gregoris Mentzas, ICCS

Efthimios Bothos, ICCS

Niki Nikolakakou, ICCS

Kam Star, PLAYGEN

Carlo Jaeger, GCF

Franziska Schuetze, GCF

Jan Burk, GW

Hendrik Zimmermann, GW

Anna Triantafillou, ATC

Panagiotis Kokkinakis, ATC

Nikos Dimakopoulos, ATC

Marco Gallegati, UNIVPM

Mauro Gallegati, UNIVPM

Antonio Palestrini, UNIVPM

Inna Koval, JSI

Marko Grobelnik, JSI

Andrea Teglio, UJI

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logo_bankOfEngland Bank of EnglandThe Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. Sometimes known as the ‘Old Lady’ of Threadneedle Street, the Bank was founded in 1694, nationalised on 1 March 1946, and gained independence in 1997. Standing at the centre of the UK’s financial system, the Bank is committed to promoting and maintaining monetary and financial stability as its contribution to a healthy economy. The Bank’s roles and functions have evolved and changed over its three-hundred year history. Since its foundation, it has been the government’s banker and, since the late 18th century, it has been banker to the banking system more generally – the bankers’ bank. As well as providing banking services to its customers, the Bank of England manages the UK’s foreign exchange and gold reserves.

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