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  • Hiroki Sayama
    Call for Papers/Abstracts Eighth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011) Host: New England Complex Systems Institute June 26 - July 1, 2011
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      Call for Papers/Abstracts

      Eighth International Conference
      on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011)

      Host: New England Complex Systems Institute

      June 26 - July 1, 2011
      Boston Marriott
      Quincy, MA, USA

      Click here to register

      This is the eighth in a series of conferences with two major aims: first, to investigate those properties or characteristics that appear to be common to the very different complex systems now under study; and second, to encourage cross fertilization among the many disciplines involved.


      Confirmed Plenary Speakers

      Eshel Ben-Jacob (Tel Aviv University)
      Johan Bollen (Indiana University)
      Steven Bressler (Florida Atlantic University)
      Eric Davidson (California Institute of Technology)
      Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Columbia)
      John Hopfield (Princeton University)
      Hod Lipson (Cornell University)
      Mark Newman (University of Michigan)
      Stuart Pimm (Duke University)
      Thomas Schelling (University of Maryland)
      Sorin Solomon (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
      Didier Sornette (ETH Zurich)
      Nassim N. Taleb (New York University)
      Elizabeth Tran (National Science Foundation)

      (More plenary speakers TBA)

      Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching

      The submission deadline is just one month ahead, February 28th!
      Please follow the presubmission instruction as soon as possible.



      Sessions will be structured around both themes and systems. The themes are:


      The relationship of component to collective behavior; the relationship of internal structure to external influence; multiscale structure and dynamics; self-similarity and fractals.

      Complexity & Information

      Defining complexity; characterizing the information necessary to describe complex systems; structuring, storing, accessing, distributing, visualizing and analyzing information describing complex systems; the dynamics of information and its computational characterization.

      Dynamics & Self-Organization

      Time series analysis and prediction; chaos; temporal correlations; the time scale of dynamic processes; spatio-temporal patterns; dynamic scaling; pattern formation; evolution, development and adaptation; interaction between internal dynamics and external inputs; programmability of self-organization.


      Complex network topologies; small-world and scale-free networks; connectivity and centrality; motifs, cliques and communities; dynamical networks; adaptive networks; network modeling and analysis; modularity, degeneracy, redundancy, and substructure; visualization of networks.


      Computer simulation; agent-based modeling; data-driven research methods; analytical methods; nonlinear statistics; soft computing; methods and tools for complex systems education.

      The system categories are:

      Physical & Chemical Systems

      Non-equilibrium processes; hydrodynamics; glasses; non-linear chemical dynamics; complex fluids; molecular self-organization; information and computation in quantum and classical physical systems; spatio-temporal patterns in physical systems from subatomic to astrophysical.

      Bio-Molecular & Cellular Systems

      Systems biology; protein and DNA folding; bio-molecular informatics; membranes; cellular response and communication; genetic regulation; gene cytoplasm interactions; development; cellular differentiation; primitive multicellular organisms; the immune system; origins of life.

      Physiological & Psychological Systems

      Nervous system; sensorimotor systems; computational models of neural and cognitive function; perception, cognition and action; psychological dysfunction; pattern recognition; learning and development; human machine interaction; autonomous mental development; neurocognitive networks.

      Organisms & Populations

      Population biology; ecosystems; ecology; ecological networks; speciation; evolution.

      Human Social & Economic Systems

      Social networks; corporate and social structures and dynamics; organizational behavior and management; markets; urban development; the global economy; military systems; global conflict; interactions between human and natural systems.

      Engineered Systems

      Design and manufacturing; nano-technology; bioengineering; modified and hybrid biological organisms; computer based interactive systems; multi-agent systems; artificial life; artificial intelligence; robots; communication networks; the Internet; traffic systems; distributed control; self organizing artifacts; complex systems engineering; biologically inspired engineering; sensor networks.


      There are four special topic workshops that have been approved for ICCS. Abstracts/papers for the workshop will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Abstracts should be submitted to the conference web site and to the session organizers.


      Mathematical Aspects of Social and Cognitive Complexity
      Organizer: Christina Kluever
      (c.stoica-kluever at uni-due.de)


      Complex Information Flows
      Organizers: Dimitri Perrin dperrin at ist.osaka-u.ac.jp,
      Hiroyuki Ohsaki
      (oosaki at ist.osaka-u.ac.jp)


      Engaging Emergence: Working with Changing Social Systems
      in Complex, Volatile Times
      Organizer: Peggy Holman
      (peggy at peggyholman.com)


      State-Topology Coevolution in Adaptive Networks
      Organizer: Hiroki Sayama
      (sayama at binghamton.edu)


      For presentation at the conference, authors should submit an abstract through the conference website. All the accepted abstracts will be published in the online proceedings on the conference website. Authors of accepted abstracts may submit full papers for inclusion in the online proceedings. Full paper submission is optional.

      Note to Authors

      If you plan to submit an abstract/paper to the Conference, please do the pre-submission from the conference website.

      As Soon as Possible

      You can update your submission's title, abstract, authors and paper at any time until the submission deadline. This pre-submission process will help the organizers estimate the number of incoming submissions and develop the Conference program and other logistics efficiently.


      Abstract submission:February 28, 2011
      Notification to authors:April 1, 2011
      Early registration:April 15, 2011
      Camera-ready abstract
      & full paper submission:
      (full paper submission is optional)
      April 30, 2011
      Conference:June 26 - July 1, 2011

      Online registration is available on the conference website (http://necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/). Space is limited, so please register early.


      The conference will be held at the Boston Marriott Quincy in Quincy, Massachusetts, 8 miles south of downtown Boston. Reservations can be made directly with Marriott reservations at (866) 449-7387 or (617) 472-1000, or online at: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosqu-boston-marriott-quincy.

      A block of rooms has been reserved at a conference discount rate of $159 + tax per night (single or double). Internet access is included. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive the discount rate identify yourself as a member of ICCS 2011. The group code for making reservations online is "NECNECA". These rates are available until Friday, May 27, 2011. Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance without penalty.


      Executive Committee

      Founding Chair: Yaneer Bar-Yam (New England Complex Systems Institute, USA)
      General Chair: Ali A. Minai (University of Cincinnati, USA)
      General Co-Chair: Dan Braha (University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, USA)
      Program Chair: Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University, SUNY, USA)

      Program Committee

      Andy Adamatzky (University of the West of England, UK)
      Athena Aktipis (University of Arizona, USA)
      Takaya Arita (Nagoya University, Japan)
      Albert-Laszlo Barabasi (Northeastern University, USA)
      Mark Bedau (Reed College, USA)
      Ginestra Bianconi (Nothestern University, USA)
      Philippe Binder (University of Hawaii, USA)
      Eric Bonabeau (Icosystem Corporation, USA)
      Josh Bongard (University of Vermont, USA)
      Seth Bullock (University of Southampton, UK)
      Guido Caldarelli (INFM, Rome, ITALY)
      Iain Couzin (Princeton University, USA)
      Marcus de Aguiar (IFGW - UNICAMP, Brazil)
      Kevin Desouza (University of Washington, USA)
      Fred Discenzo (Rockwell Automation, USA)
      Rene Doursat (Complex Systems Institute, Paris, France)
      Margaret J. Eppstein (University of Vermont, USA)
      Carlos Gershenson (Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)
      Robert Ghanea (British Telecom, UK)
      William G. Glenney, IV (CNO Strategic Studies Group, USA)
      William Griffin (Arizona State University, USA)
      Thilo Gross (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany)
      Helen Harte (Community Health Plan, USA)
      Alfred Hubler (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
      Mark Klein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
      Juergen Kluever (University of Duisburg Essen, Germany)
      Craig Laramee (Binghamton University, USA)
      Fabrizio Lillo (Universita di Palermo, Italy / Santa Fe Institute, USA)
      May Lim (University of the Philippines, Philippines)
      Czeslaw Mesjasz (Karakow University of Economics, Poland)
      Pamela Mischen (Binghamton University, USA)
      Lilianne R. Mujica-Parodi (Stony Brook University, SUNY, USA)
      Chrystopher Nehaniv (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
      Lael Parrott (Universitネ de Montrネal, Canada)
      Daniel Polani (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
      Luis Rocha (Indiana University, USA)
      Hava Siegelmann (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
      Christina Stoica (University of Duisburg Essen, Germany)
      Bill Sulis (McMaster University, Canada)
      Jun Suzuki (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)
      Christof Teuscher (Portland State University, USA)
      Irina Trofimova (McMaster University, Canada)
      Len Troncale (California State University Pomona, USA)
      Jonathan Vos Post (Computer Futures, USA)
      Richard Watson (University of Southampton, UK)
      Justin Werfel (Harvard University, USA)
      Brian White (CAU-SES, USA)
      Daniel Whitney (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
      Janet Wiles (University of Queensland, Australia)
      Ian Wilkinson (University of New South Wales, Australia)
      David Wolpert (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)


      Check the conference website: http://necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/

      Contact us at iccs@...

      New England Complex Systems Institute



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