What We Are

The X-Center Network is a global community of multi disciplinary researchers & practitioners (mathematicians, environmental systems scientists, economists, business operations researchers, psychologists, professors, sociologists)  from Austria, Finland, Germany, UK, Japan, Korea, France, Singapore and the US who have joined forces to build tools for decision makers and to research uncertainties, complexities and extreme events and their impact on human systems.Learn More

Why We Exist

Uncertainty is increasing, but decisions have to be made daily. Increasing complexity and the greater rate of change in the global economic system is creating a challenging planning environment dominated by uncertainty. The systemic nature of the global environment is so complex that it is unrealistic to assume we will have sufficient information to reduce uncertainty. Traditional planning methods are not powerful enough for this environment. The X-Center Network’s goal is to provide  research, knowledge, tools and methodologies to help decision makers make those difficult decisions, determine new paths and build resilience to weather uncertain times ahead.Learn More

Key Research & Consulting Themes

We are conducting research and consulting government and private industry in the following key areas:

  • Extreme events
  • Uncertainty
  • Complexity gap management
  • Social Mood
  • Resilience indexes and Resilient business models
Learn More

X-Center Global Network

Benefits to Joining The X-Network

Membership in an international network of extreme event research centers and scholars
Presently, there are X-Centers established in Austria, Finland, Japan, South Korea, and the United States, with discussions underway in Germany and Singapore for new X-Centers in these countries. This gives every member Center immediate contacts for joint projects in these geographic regions.
Access to information on X-events
Each X-Center may participate in the annual X-Center global symposium, receive the X-Network newsletter, gain access to the X-Network library of materials on extreme events, and be represented and post on the X-Network web site.
Collaborate with other X-event scholars
One of the principal aims of the X-Network is to keep close track of the various projects each X-Center is engaged in and circulate this information on a regular basis to all members of the X-Network. This also includes identifying specific researchers in each project, so that contact among X-Centers can be amplified. In this manner, scholars in one X-Center can identify investigators in other X-Center with whom they can initiate appropriate collaboration efforts. In short, The X-Network serves as a kind of “switchboard” to connect researchers around the world who should know each other–but don’t.

News and Recent Posts

“I am an assiduous reader of John Casti’s books. He is a real scientific intellectual.” —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times
“Casti provides thought-provoking speculation on the future of civilization.” —Kirkus Reviews
Book:X-Events, Kurkus Reviews
“One of America’s greatest pioneers of simulation, Casti has spent his career trying to simulate the real world in the virtual one – from games theory to traffic simulation and even insect infestations.” —London Times
Book:X-Events, London Times
“Casti is at his best in presenting difficult philosophical ideas enthusiastically and lucidly, and in presenting everyday examples to illustrate them… Entertaining and absorbing.” —New York Times Book Review
Book:X-Events, New York Times Book Review
The Stevens Institute of Technology Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises (CCSE) has joined the X-Center Network as the research center in the US.
X-Center Network, Brenda J. Fox