Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The meaning of SCIVE

What does SCIVE mean? If you google for it, you will find that a quite obscure reference to the Urban dictionary - my reading, that should be supported by some native reader, is that it's considered a misspelling or an assonance with "shirk". It is associated with words as "lazy", "sloath", "relax", and "beer" - all of which are fine with me (although I guess that in the urban dictionary, nothing is far removed from "beer.")

On the science side, we have SCIVE, a simulation core for intelligent Virtual Environments (IVEs); the CiteSeerX paper is yearless but other works on the same can be found (ex. Christian Fröhlich & Marc Erich Latoschik (2008). Incorporating the Actor Model into SCIVE on a Semantic Level. In: SEARIS Workshop at the IEEE VR2008, Reno, USA, march, Pages 61-64; Marc Erich Latoschik, Christian Fröhlich, Alexander Wendler: Scene Synchronization in Close Coupled World Representations Using SCIVE. IJVR 5(3): 47-52 (2006))

Friday, 18 June 2010

New Invited Speakers: Rosaria Conte (ISTC/CNR) and Mats Eriksson, (Ripple)

We are very please that we have two more invited speakers for SCIVE 2010:
  • Rosaria Conte (ISTC/CNR) will talk on Social Dynamics and ICT
  • Mats Eriksson, (Ripple) will talk on Towards P2P money - Ripple and beyond

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

SCIVE 2010 Programme

9:00 - 10:00

Roger Ballard, Informal Hawala/Hundi Systems of Value Transfer (Invited speaker)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee-break

10:30 - 12:30
Anamaria Berea, Network Externalities in Hawala Exchanges
Bruce Edmonds, Obligation, trust and information in an Agent-Based Model of the Hawala System of International Value Exchange
Sarah Wolf, Antoine Mandel, Steffen Furst, and Carlo Jaeger, Prices as conventions in an agent based model of growing economies
12:30 - 14:00 lunch, posters and demos

14:00 - 16:00
Rosaria Conte, Social Dynamics and ICT (Invited Speaker)
Victorien Barbet, Renaud Bourles, and Juliette Rouchier, Evolving informal cooperatives for a risky activity when networks matter
Mario Paolucci, Emergence of Money on a Network Topology
David Hales, Towards a Financial Commons?
16:00 - 16:30 coffee-break

16:30 - 18:30 Discussion - future projects and directions