SAS ’17 Workshop

2. and 3. November 2017
Tagungszentrum Evangelische Akademie. Bad Boll

Simulations are the result of a scientific activity and an artistic practice (in the sense of a technē). The tension between scientific models and technical ingenuity, between the claims about exactitude, validity, and certainty on the one hand, and the necessities of intelligently dealing with technical conditions, epistemic uncertainty, and forms of visual representation on the other, typically characterise the processes of simulation. These considerations outline the main themes of the workshop series The Science and Art of Simulation (SAS). Contributions will be published in a series of books by Springer.

SAS’16 addresses “The role of mathematics in Computer Simulations”. There are a few questions that we would like to answer, among others:

1. Are methodological elements of Mathematics still part of simulation practice? If yes, which and why?
2. Which are the most pressing problems of Mathematics recquired to understand simulation practice?
3. Is it the “unreasonable effectiveness” of Mathematics that makes computer simulations reliable?
4. Are there applications of computer simulations (e.g. simulations of social phenomena) where Mathematics seems to have lost its effectiveness?
5. Is the application of mathematics in computer simulations similar to the applications of mathematics in engineering sciences?

More information, here

A photo from that glorious day: