In first place, let us thank you for your continued support to Ibercivis project, from which we are obtaining important results.
Now we want to start an experiment a bit special: to make it we do not need the power of your computer but a bit of your own time,... and some of your friends.
The scientific application, that we will call IberNet, has the aim of studying the behaviour of Complex Social Netwoks. The idea is to configure, with all the current Ibercivis users, and all the people that we reach to invite, a network as wide as possible and evolving in time.
This process has a great value for scientists. They can study this system and then they can arrive to understand a lot of phenomena happening in society and Nature, as for instance the propagation of illness, or the interdependencies between all the parts of a human body cell.
These scientific experiments are difficult to perform, as it is not easy to find human communities having thousands of persons ready to participate in them.
The way to collaborate in the research is, precisely, collaborating yourselves in first place, and searching for friends to invite to collaborate in (if they do not belong to Ibercivis, then during the process of registry they will be asked to subscribe to). They, then, will search other friends, etc, so that it will be configured a complex network of relationships.
Besides, acknowledging your volunteered support, Ibercivis starts a new contest with important prizes (9 Netbooks, 5 Cameras, 3 Wiis, 2 PS3, some tickets for concerts...) to be awarded to the persons obtaining (see the rules for details) more friends in this network. The contest starts today June 10th and finishes Sept 20th.
To participate in the contest, in the label "Premios" of http://www.ibercivis.es/
you will find all the information (Note that some info appears also in ibercivis.pt and ibercivis.net, but the contest must be managed from the first site) Thanks in advance, from myself and from all the Ibercivis team