Data do not belong to predictive analytics only. Neither do concepts belong to theoretical modeling only. This talk will explore and question the changing relationships between data and concepts in models today, especially in the case of multiscale models. It will show that there are different types of integrative models, and that some are new. These new integrative models take their part in a cycling methodology of modeling where measures, estimations, reconstructions, simulations, concept-driven models and mathematics interact and take their part too.
Keywords : Concept-driven models; Data-driven models; Multiscale models; Integrative models; Epistemology


Franck Varenne Franck Varenne graduated as an engineer in electrical engineering and computer science at the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (Supélec - Paris) in 1993. He received his MA in philosophy at the University of Paris 1 (Sorbonne) and he obtained a MA in contemporary history of science at the University of Lyon 2 (2000). After his Ph.D. thesis in epistemology (University of Lyon 2, 2004), he became Associate Professor of epistemology at the University of Rouen (2005). In 2006, he became a member of the CNRS-Lab GEMASS (UMR 8598 - Paris Sorbonne - GEMASS) too. Franck Varenne?s research focuses on the history and epistemology of formal models and computer simulation in contemporary science. His method in applied epistemology is threefold: 1. historical, 2. comparative, 3. immersive, i.e. observational (empirical) and interactional (coactive).

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