High-order interactions are interactions that go beyond a sequence of pairwise interactions. Multiple approaches exist that aim to detect and quantify high-order (or synergistic) interactions, of which Topological Data Analysis (TDA) and Information Theory (IT) are two of the most prominent approaches. Advancing insights into high-order interactions are crucial for understanding complexity in our modern world.
The Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena (DIEP), together with the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), will host an interdisciplinary workshop on perspectives and challenges in high-order interactions in complex systems.
The central questions of this workshop are: What do the different approaches to high-order interactions in complex systems have in common? How can they be integrated? And what perspectives and challenges do they bring to application domains, especially in neuroscience?
For this creative process, we have invited leading scholars from Topological Data Analysis, Applied Geometry, Information Theory, Network Science and Neuroscience. Over two days, the workshop hopes to foster hands-on brainstorming among 15-18 interdisciplinary scholars working on theoretical and applied problems relating to high-order interactions in complex systems.