[Proof Complexity] Call for Papers/Abstracts: International Conference on Complex Systems

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Call for Abstracts

     Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2018)

             Host: New England Complex Systems Institute

                        July 22 - 27, 2018

                           Hyatt Regency

                        Cambridge, MA, USA


To register: http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2018/

The International Conference on Complex Systems is a unique
interdisciplinary forum that unifies and bridges the traditional domains of
science and a multitude of real world systems. Participants will contribute
and be exposed to mind expanding concepts and methods from across the
diverse field of complex systems science.

Special Topic - Artificial Intelligence: This year’s conference will
include a day on AI, including its development and potential future. This
session will be chaired by Iyad Rahwan of MIT's Media Lab.


For presentation at the conference, authors should submit an abstract
through EasyChair. 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. Make sure to register for the conference on our
website in addition to submitting to EasyChair.


Workshop proposal: February 16, 2018

Abstract submission: February 16, 2018

Notification to authors: March 30, 2018

Early registration: April 13, 2018

Camera-ready abstract & full paper submission: May 4, 2018

(full paper submission is optional)

Late abstract submission: June 1, 2018

Conference: July 22-27, 2018


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

• Emergence: The relationship between components and collective properties
and behaviors; the relationship of internal structure to external
influence; multiscale structure and dynamics; self-similarity and fractals.

• Complexity & Information: Defining and measuring 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;
nonlinear dynamics and 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.

• Structures & Networks: Complex network topologies; multilayer and
multiplex networks; dynamical networks; adaptive networks; temporal
networks; network modeling and analysis; small-world and scale-free
networks; connectivity and centrality; motifs, cliques and communities,
modularity, degeneracy, redundancy, and substructure; network visualization.

• Methodology: Computer simulation; agent-based modeling; data-driven
research; machine learning; artificial intelligence; analytical methods;
nonlinear statistics; soft computing; methods and tools for complex systems

The system categories are:

• Mathematical, Physical & Chemical Systems: Non-equilibrium processes;
hydrodynamics; glasses; nonlinear chemical dynamics; complex fluids;
molecular self-organization; information and computation in quantum and
classical physical systems; supramolecular chemistry; 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; biological networks in human health:
protein-protein interaction, metabolic and gene regulatory networks;
Systems pharmacology.

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

• Organisms & Populations: Population biology; collective behavior of
animals; ecosystems; ecology; ecological networks; microbiome; speciation;

• Human Social & Economic Systems: Social networks; socio-technical
systems; computational social science; collective intelligence; corporate
and social structures and dynamics; organizational behavior and management;
urban development; city science; economies and markets; financial systems;
risk management; globalization; military systems; global conflicts; social
unrest; political networks; 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; resilience; self organizing artifacts;
complex systems engineering; biologically inspired engineering; synthetic
biology; sensor networks.


There will be several time slots available during the conference for
organizing workshops on specific topics. All the accepted abstracts/papers
for the workshops will be included in the conference proceedings as well.

If you are interested in organizing a workshop, email the following
information to programs at necsi.edu by January 19, 2018:

  • Name(s) and contact information of the workshop


  • Title of the workshop

  • A short description of the workshop: (aim, scope, target

    audience, format and expected outcome)

  • A list of confirmed and prospective speakers


Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern University, USA)

Cameron Kerry (MIT Media Lab, USA)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Real World Risk Institute, USA)

Stuart Kauffman (Institute for Systems Biology, USA)

Peter Turchin (University of Connecticut, USA)

Olaf Sporns (Indiana University Network Science Institute, USA)

Iyad Rahwan (MIT Media Lab, USA)

Sandy Pentland (MIT Media Lab, USA)

Irving Epstein (Brandeis University, USA)

Simon DeDeo (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

H. Eugene Stanley (Boston University, USA)

Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)

César Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab, USA)


Executive Committee

Conference Chair Emeritus: Yaneer Bar-Yam (New England Complex Systems
Institute, USA)

General Chair: Ali A. Minai (University of Cincinnati, USA)

Program Chair: Dan Braha (University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, USA)

        Alfredo J. Morales (New England Complex Systems Institute, USA)

        Carlos Gershenson (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)

Special Sessions Chair: Marc Santolini (Northeastern University, USA)

        Emma Towlson (Northeastern University, USA)

Sponsors Chair: Kim Severino (New England Complex Systems Institute, USA)

Logistics Chair: Sageet Braha (New England Complex Systems Institute, USA)

Elisabeth Perry-Montgomery (New England Complex Systems Institute, USA)

Program Committee

PC members TBA


The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, minutes from Boston. Reservations can be made directly with
Hyatt reservations at 1-888-421-1442, or online at:

A block of rooms has been reserved at a conference discount rate starting
at $259 + tax per night. 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 2018. These rates are available until
June 29th, 2018. Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance
without penalty.


Conference website: necsi.edu/events/iccs2018/

Contact us at programs at necsi.edu

New England Complex Systems Institute

277 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617-547-4100

Fax: 617-661-7711


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