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2 - 3 August
ZiF Workshop

Self-Destruction in Distributed Systems: Autoimmunity, Inflation, Noisy Signaling

Kay Junge (Bielefeld, GER)
Kirill Postoutenko (Bielefeld, GER)
Fernao Vistulo de Abreu (Aveiro, POR)


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4 -7 August
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Mathematics of Machine Learning

Benjamin Gess (Bielefeld, GER)
Guido Montufar (Leipzig, GER)
Nihat Ay (Leipzig, GER)


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Normative Challenges of the European Asylum System

May 2021 - October 2023

In the European Union, responsibility sharing in refugee protection is organized through supranational regulations. This fact raises several important questions: What kind of regulations are necessary to ensure fairness for each of the states? What conditions are necessary to ensure that responsibility sharing among states is also fair to refugees? How should the EU behave towards third countries and refugees living in third countries? These questions are reflected in the current controversies about the reform of the Dublin Regulation and the events at the external frontiers.

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Breaking Confines: Interdisciplinary Model-Building for a Complex World

March 2018 - September 2022

Model-building is a methodological centerpiece for addressing the challenges of a complex world. The Breaking Confines (BreaCon) cooperation group is intended to deal with modeling practices by interdisciplinary reflection and exchange. Its participants come from physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, the social sciences, history, and philosophy. They join forces in combining model-building as a central epistemic activity with studies on and analysis of model-building. The envisaged cooperative research process is essentially interdisciplinary in that the migration of models across disciplinary boundaries is pursued.

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