This workshop aims at fathoming the possibility to create an intelligent app-based payment system (electronic currency) for people living in refugee camps. It should be designed to not only stimulate the economy in the camps, but also to feed information back to participants to see their economy emerging and visualize possibilities to create new activities. Options how to create a prototype app will be discussed. To start the workshop, a refugee camp in Vienna and several other initiatives that kick started an economy will be visited.
The Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Societies become more and more dependent on their ability of handling, interpreting, and making sense of complex systems. Understanding complex systems on a quantitative and predictive basis rests on the ability to combine complex systems science (mathematical concepts and methodology) with big and comprehensive datasets. The number of experts in this new scientific field is limited which poses a bottleneck to understand and eventually manage complex systems. The objective of the hub is to host, educate, and inspire complex systems scientists who are dedicated to collect, handle, aggregate, and make sense of big data in ways that are directly valuable for science and society. Focus areas include smart cities, innovation dynamics, medical, social, ecological, and economic systems. CSH is a joint initiative of AIT, IIASA, Medical University of Vienna, TU Graz, TU Wien, and Vienna University of Economics and Business.