The XXIst century has already been coined the century of interdisciplinarity. At present, Humans face many challenges which can no longer be addressed by specialists from a single, conventional discipline, such as Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Medicine or Math. It is becoming increasingly obvious, even to the laymen, that problems such as fighting Cancer, understanding Darwinian Evolution and Human Behavior, controlling Global Warming and mitigating its effects, tackling the many facets of globalization, developing better Cities and Societies, establishing links between us and our ancestors, etc. require teams of individuals who can communicate and work on the same problem despite addressing it from very different perspectives, thus making the whole much greater than the sum of its parts.

The ATP-Group constitutes a modest contribution to this noble endeavour. It has among its present and past members people with very diverse backgrounds, ranging from (alphabetical order) Anthropology, Biology, Computer Science, History, Geography, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics and Sociology, who have learned how to work together and cooperate in solving some very interesting and exciting problems. As a result, we published our work in some of the most important inter-disciplinary journals (Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Physical Review Letters) investigating social, biological and medical problems. We also publish in more specialized journals and conference proceedings: Medicine (Blood, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cell Cycle, Cell Proliferation, American Journal of Hematology, etc.); Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AAAI, IJCAI, AAAI, etc.); Biology (BMC Evolutionary Biology, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, etc.); Physics (Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Physical Review E, New Journal of Physics, Physics of Life Reviews, etc.) and Mathematics (Journal of Mathematical Biology, M3AS:Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, Mathematical Biosciences, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, etc.) - see Publications for a complete list.

The ATP-group combines efforts of researchers affiliated to different Portuguese institutions interested in collective dynamics, complex systems and interdisciplinary challenges in general. The ATP-group is mainly hosted by GAIPS / INESC-ID (IST-Taguspark, U. Lisbon), and CBMA (U. Minho, Braga), and it is co-coordinated by Francisco C. Santos (IST, University of Lisbon) and Jorge M. Pacheco (U. Minho).