HUMAN COMPLEX SYSTEMS III
CALL FOR PAPERS
After two successful years, we're back!!!
Join us for
the Third Annual Lake Arrowhead Conference on Human Complex
Wednesday, May 19 through Sunday, May 23, 2004.
back all the participants from the past two years, and especially newcomers.
An invitation follows below. Further information is available on our website
PAPERS AND SESSIONS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
Modeling Approaches: Evolutionary Computation, Cellular
Automata, Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks, Simulated Annealing
Robustness and Validity Issues
Intersections with Mathematics, Human
Experiments, and Social Epistemology
Artificial Societies and Artificial
Physical and Virtual Robot Societies and Cultures
and Chaos Theory
Emergent Social Structure
Social Network Dynamics
Knowledge, Distributed Intelligence,
and Distributed Cognition
Governance, Centralization, Decentralization
Agent-Related Systems Dynamics
Public and Private Sector Applications
Disciplinary and Multi- and Interdisciplinary Applications
We encourage papers at the cutting-edge of agent-based
modeling that are relevant to the social science community broadly defined.
WE ESPECIALLY INVITE SESSION PROPOSALS ON THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
1. Models for scientific (truth) justification or practical usefulness?
2. Models, Proof, and Prediction?
3. Are we modeling more than slime
4. Are models without memory and path dependency useful in
5. How much should we KISS? The old "simple vs. complex"
6. How much model validation with real world data should be required
7. Most models fail to meet Stanley Salthe's "triadic
structure" standard. A problem?
8. Should models get into Aristotelian
causes & coevolutionary causal dynamics?
9. Simulated agents are usually
always activated. People aren't. Does this make models invalid?
basic theories of order creation are implied in social science agent-based
11. Are models mixing order creation and statistics oxymoronic? What
to do about this?
12. Self-interest vs. "embeddedness" rules. Economics vs.
Sociology? Should modelers care?
13. Agent models vs. math. Is there a
difference? Should modelers worry? Math old fashioned?
conference is once again at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center:
inclusive prices are below.
These include EVERYTHING: lodging, meals,
transportation, conference registration:
Private Sector: $900
We look forward to seeing you at Lake
UCLA Human Complex Systems
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