CS-DC UniTwin Unesco

UNESCO and CS-DC have just signed a multi-annual cooperation programme to promote the development of integrated knowledge and integrated models of complex systems in order :
• to bridge the gap between science and engineering in an increasingly interconnected world,
• to contribute to the aims of global development while being respectful of environmental constraints,
• to develop a lifelong personalized education for all in the science of complex systems as well as in integrative and predictive sciences.
With this signature, the CS-DC is becoming a UNESCO UniTwin, weaving a rapidly increasing network of more than a hundred high education and research institutions.

The CS-DC will be organized through transdisciplinary research and education e-departments. Each e-department is federating the e-laboratories dealing with the challenges of its evolving roadmap chapter. Each transdisciplinary research and education e-laboratory is federating the e-community addressing its evolving chapter challenge. The CS-DC will contribute to develop an open science towards ubiquitous observing, learning and computing.

A permanent call for e-laboratories and e-department is now the most important issue for CS-DC success stories.

The first CS-DC kickoff meeting at ICCSA’14 in Le Havre has sessions giving an insight on such e-departments with their e-laboratories. The second CS-DC kickoff meeting will take place at ECCS’14 in Lucca : it is still radically emphasizing this strategic line with a special call for e-departments and e-laboratories. The two kickoffs will use videoconference so that everyone in CS-DC can participate at distance.

A CS-DC international e-conference will be organized each year for appreciating our CS-DC success stories with respect to the Cooperation Programme with UNESCO. The track of the conference will be managed by the e-departments and its sessions by the e-laboratories. The international conference will also be a remote conference allowing the participation of every CS-DC member.