Working Group on AI and Complex Systems

The UB Department of Philosophy, as an international center of ontological research, is involved in collaborative projects with ontologists throughout the world, including the IEEE Standard Upper Ontology Project and the GOL (General Ontological Language) Project of the University of Leipzig.

The Working Group on AI and Complex Systems at the University at Buffalo will serve as a forum for those interested in the application of artificial intelligence to complex systems in all areas, including biology, medicine, psychology, economics, and the social sciences.

For membership inquiries please contact Barry Smith at


Working Group Director

Working Group Members



2022 Publication

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