Complex Systems Science as a New Transdisciplinary Science

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The new science of complex systems will be at the heart of the future of the Worldwide Knowledge Society. It is providing radical new ways of understanding the physical, biological, ecological, and techno-social universe. Complex Systems are open, value-laden, multi-level, multi-component, reconfigurable systems of systems, situated in turbulent, unstable, and changing environments. They evolve, adapt [...]

Towards a Lifelong Personalized Education for Everybody

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The rapid evolution of science, engineering, economy and society in the age of globalization also requires a rapid evolution of skills and thus necessitates massive life-long education, massive know-how training and re-training. At the same time, education must become more personalized, as the skills needed to master an increasingly sophisticated technological world continually change and [...]

SOFA: From Open-Source Research Project 
to `Level-D` Training Simulator


The medical field has been a domain of application for computer science for more than a decade, and several tools, such as image processing, are now an integral part of modern medicine. Large-scale projects such as the Virtual Physiological Human promoted by the European Commission or the Virtual Physiological Patient Project launched in 2012 by [...]

CLINATEC: A Technology Translational Research Center

francois Berger

A major biomedical need is supporting therapeutical innovation in the field of neurology. We are moving from anatomo-pathological medicine (detecting and treating pathology at the macroscopic level) to cellular and molecular medicine (detecting and treating at the micro-nano level). However, induction of molecular resistances, side effects related to systemic diffusion of the drugs, lack of [...]

The EADS Group in India

A320 sharklets in flight

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000. EADS is also a partner in the turboprop joint venture ATR and missile systems provider MBDA. The Group is [...]