Rate-Induced Transitions in Networked Systems (22w5067)


(University of Amsterdam)

(Universidade Estadual de Campinas)

(University of Hawai'i at Manoa)

(Dartmouth College)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Rate-induced Transitions in Networked Systems " workshop in Banff from March 27 to April 1, 2022.

Motivated by ecological systems as prototypical examples of complex adaptive systems, this workshop will discuss frontiers in the multidisciplinary understanding of tipping points in adaptive structures. We set ‘rate-induced critical transitions’ as the focal point of phase changes in biological, technological, and social systems. We will focus on the role of interconnectivity in maintaining adaptive capacity and aim to identify a collection of problems under rapidly changing exogenous forcing in order to build interdisciplinary knowledge.

We invite participants versed in critical transitions and challenge them to think of the adaptive capacity of their systems, the rate of change in exogeneous drivers, and the impacts of their interaction. By collating multidisciplinary problems liable to rate-induced transitions, we will (i) create an updated definition of resilience within this context, (ii) identify existing databases in a variety of fields that can inform early-warning signals under rate-induced transitions, and (iii) propose a standardized set of guidelines for the future collection of data across fields.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).