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ENFOLD-ing project away day, Regent's College

15 November 2012


The CASA ENFOLDing project held its second away-day  at Regent’s College on Tuesday 13th November.  The aim of the day was to explore possibilities for designing a global demonstration model. The group began by splitting into their respective workstreams (aid, trade, security and development) to identify possible inputs and outputs for their own sector. These variables were then looked at in relation to both the global and regional levels.

After lunch the team worked to refine the variables they had identified and create a feasible systems dynamics style map of interactions and flows between each sector.

Important research questions were also identified, such as ‘how do we capture nonlinearities?’ And ‘how many sectors are needed for the model?’, which require further investigation.

The ENFOLDing (Explaining, modelliNg, and FOrecasting gLobal Dynamics) project is part of the Complexity Science in the Real World network (CSRW).

Professor Sir Alan Wilson is the Principal Investigator on the ENFOLDing project. Read his blog here.

Read the latest working papers written by the ENFOLDing team.