Viennese Vintage Workshop 2016

1 JUL 2016

Viennese Vintage Workshop 2016
'Heterogeneous Dynamic Models of Economic and Population Systems'
1-2 December 2016
Vienna University of Economics and Business - Campus WU, Vienna

List of Abstracts


Collaborating Institutions
The Vienna University of Technology, in particular the Institute of Mathematical Methods in Economics (research group on Operations Research and Control Systems ORCOS and research group Economics ECON) and  the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), in particular the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Local Organizers
The organizing team consists of
Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz (Vienna University of Technology, Wittgenstein Centre)
Vladimir Veliov (Vienna University of Technology) and
Stefan Wrzaczek (Wittgenstein Centre)

The workshop 'Heterogeneous Dynamic Models of Economic and Population Systems' is already the sixth vintage workshop, which take place every two or three years in Vienna.

The workshop topic is heterogeneous dynamical systems and population systems. This theory allows to model dynamic processes realistically and to find a solution. Unlike standard theory, the term 'dynamic' in this context refers not only to time but in particular to the heterogeneity of the model components. For instance, it is not possible to predict an epidemic in a realistic way if the age structure and the interactions between age groups of the population are neglected. If this heterogeneity (i.e. age) is additionally considered, one can propose a realistic model and determine optimal controls. In other words, it is not only important when and how treatment is delivered, but also to which age groups of the population. The theory can be applied to economic, demographic and epidemiological problems. The members of the organizing committee together with other members of the Vienna University of Technology and the Wittgenstein Centre work very actively in this research field, which is demonstrated by numerous publications in scientific journals and conferences.

(organisational matters)


The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

Wittgenstein Centre Partner: WU Wittgenstein Centre Partner: OEAW Wittgenstein Centre Partner: IIASA