Anouk Barberousse (Université Paris-Sorbonne): Community Modeling System: a Social-Epistemological Approach

May 17, 2017 - 17:30 - 19:00
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Anouk Barberousse
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Community Modelling Systems are collaborative frameworks aimed at helping scientists to simulate complex phenomena, like climate evolution. In order to understand how reliable knowledge is produced via these frameworks, I shall focus on several examples of community modeling systems involving different types of collaboration, from more centralized to more open ones, and I shall examine in each case how knowledge is achieved. At first view, it might seem that reliability is directly related with centralization; however, as complex systems modeling is usually subject to the time constraint, which demands the results to come at a quick pace, centralized modes of collaboration may not be the most efficient ones.