FW: [ANTHRO-L] Call for Papers: Human Complex Systems III
Message-----Original Message-----HUMAN COMPLEX SYSTEMS III
From: Anthro-L [mailto:Anthro-l@...] On Behalf Of Nick Gessler
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 3:45 PM
Subject: [ANTHRO-L] Call for Papers: 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 Systems.
Wednesday, May 19 through Sunday, May 23, 2004.
We welcome back all the participants from the past two years, and especially newcomers.
An invitation follows below. Further information is available on our website at:
WE INVITE PAPERS AND SESSIONS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
Agent Modeling Methodologies
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 Cultures
Physical and Virtual Robot Societies and Cultures
Complexity 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
Topics of Your Choice
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 mold complexity?
4. Are models without memory and path dependency useful in social science?
5. How much should we KISS? The old "simple vs. complex" debate.
6. How much model validation with real world data should be required for publication?
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?
10. What basic theories of order creation are implied in social science agent-based models?
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?
This year's conference is once again at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center:
The all inclusive prices are below.
These include EVERYTHING: lodging, meals, transportation, conference registration:
Private Sector: $900
We look forward to seeing you at Lake Arrowhead!
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