FINAL Circular for COMPLEX'94

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                FINAL CIRCULAR - COMPLEX'94

	Second National Conference on Complex Systems


		September 26-28, 1994
		University of Central Queensland
		Rockhampton Queensland
		Australia

THE CONFERENCE THEME

Aims:   Complex  systems   are  systems  whose  evolution   is
dominated  by  non-linearity  or  interactions  between  their
components.   Such systems  may be  very simple  but reproduce
very  complex  phenomena.   Terms  such  as  artificial  life,
biocomplexity,   chaos,   criticality,   fractals,    learning
systems,  neural  networks,   non-linear  dynamics,   parallel
computation,  percolation,  self-  organisation,  have  become
common  place.   From  this  research  has  emerged  many  new
paradigms, cutting across traditional boundaries

This conference seeks to  bring together researchers from  the
Australasian region who are  actively involved in research  in
Complex  Systems  for  creative  discussion.   It also aims to
provide  an  introduction  to  specialised  topics  for people
seeking  to  know  more  about  the  theoretical and practical
aspects of research in Complex Systems.

The  theme  of  the  conference  "Mechanism  of  Adaptation in
Natural,  Man  Made  and  Mathematical  System", invites us to
investigate  and  question  the  dynamic  processes in complex
systems, and  to compare  our overall  modelling processes  of
natural systems.   Processes such  as evolution,  growth,  and
learning are  being investigated  through genetic  algorithms,
evolutionary programming  and neural  networks.   How well  do
these techniques  perform and  to what  extent do  they fit an
evolutionary  paradigm?    It  also   raises  the   underlying
question, "How does order arise in complex systems?"


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Stephanie Forrest,'GA's Principles of Natural Selection
		   Applied to Computation'

Professor Forrest is from  the University of New  Mexico (US).
She is a leading researcher in Complex Systems.  Her  research
interests includes parallel models of intelligence,  including
genetic  algorithms  and  classifier  systems,   computational
aspects of the immune system, and emergent computation

Peter  Caelli,  'Building complex Image Interpretation
		Systems'

Professor  Caelli  is  from   Curtin  University  in   Western
Australia (AUS).   His current research  interests are in  the
ability of  machines to  recognize and  automatically describe
structures in  images in  terms of  the world  properties they
represent, general pattern recognition technologies and  image
recognition   integration   with   Neural   Networks,  Machine
Learning and Expert Systems.


John Hutchinson,  'Deterministic and Random Fractals'

Dr Hutchinson  is from  the Australian  National University in
Canberra (AUS).   He has  published research  on Fractals  and
Self Similarity  and his  current interests  are in  Geometric
Calculus of Variations.


PAPERS: 

Original  papers  concerned  with  both theory and application
are solicited.   The areas  of interest  include, but  are not
limited to the following:

 *  Natural and Artificial Life
 *  Genetic algorithms
 *  Fractals, Chaos and Non-linear Dynamics
 *  Self-organisation
 *  Information and Control systems
 *  Neural Networks
 *  Parallel and Emergent Computation
 *  Bio-Complexity

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Owing to  the   latetness of  this   final circular  the  date
for submission  of abstracts has  been extended till the  15th
April 1994.

Intending  authors  are  requested   to  submit  an   extended
abstract  of  about  500  words,  containing  a clear, concise
statement  of  the  significant  results  of their work.  Each
abstract  will  be  assessed  by  two  referees.  All accepted
papers  will  be  published  in  the  conference  proceedings.
Individual  authors  may  be  allocated  to  either an oral or
poster presentation,  but contributions  in both  formats will
appear  identically  in  the   proceedings.   Copies  of   the
proceedings  will   be  provided   to  participants   at   the
conference in hardcopy form.

Papers  can  be  submitted  in  camera-ready  form  and should
conform to  the publisher's  style guidelines  (to be provided
after acceptance).   The preferred  mode of  submission is  as
LaTeX  source,  for  which  a  style  sheet is available.  For
authors unable to supply  LaTeX source, a modified  plain text
form will be specified.



TUTORIALS

At  this  time  the  following  tutorials  are  proposed.  The
program  may  be  changed  depending  upon the availability of
presenters:

[1]  Genetic Algorithms

This tutorial provides  an introduction to  genetic algorithms
and current applications in modern research.

[2]  Neural Networks

This  tutorial   will  examine   the  mathematical   modelling
associated  with  a  number  of  neural network paradigms, and
also  the  applicability  of  neural  networks  in   different
applications.    The  presentation   will  be   supported   by
demonstration  software,  Professional  II/Plus,  from Network
Microsystems.

[3]  Nonlinear dynamics and Chaos

This tutorial will introduce  the basic concepts in  Chaos and
consider in particular the problem of identification of  chaos
in dynamical systems.

[4]  A formal Approach to Heuristic Networks

The goal of  this tutorial is  intended to introduce  computer
scientists  and  graduate  students  to  the  main  ideas  and
results  of  research  on  geometrical  processes  of  complex
control systems - Linguistic geometry.


WORKSHOPS


At this time advanced workshops have not been formalised.   It
is expected to have at  least one advanced workshop on  Hybrid
systems of  Neural Networks  and Genetic  Algorithms.  Further
details will be provided  when the abstracts are  reviewed and
presentation schedules are organised.



SPONSORS


  University of Central Queensland (Rockhampton
  Australia)

  Australian National University (Canberra Australia)


CONFERENCE ORGANISATION


Convenors and Editors   Russel Stonier
	                Xing Huo Yu

Secretary:              Judy Yewdale

Organising Committee:   Russel Stonier, Xing Huo Yu,
			Stephen Smith
                    	(University of Central Queensland)
                    	Terry Bossomaier, David Green
                   	(Australian Natioanl University)
                    	Prof Tsoi (University of Queensland)
                    	Prof Diederich (Qld University of
			Technology)


FURTHER INFORMATION


Email:    complex at ucq.edu.au

Mail      The Conference Secretary
          COMPLEX'94
          Department of Mathematics and Computing
          University of Central Queensland
          Rockhampton Mail Centre     
          ROCKHAMPTON  QLD  4702
          AUSTRALIA

Telephone:  Russel Stonier      (61) (79) 309487

Fax:      			(61) (79) 309729



                        ACCOMMODATION
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We have booked an appropriate number of rooms at three  Motels
in close  proximity to  the University.   If you  wish to take
advantage   of   this    accommodation   would   you    circle
approriately. (Prices are in Australian $)

Venue                            	Single 	Twin 	Double
-----  					------	----	------
Glenmore Palms Motel (Ph:(079)261144)   $49.00  $59.00  $54.00
(1km from University)

Wintersun Motel (Ph: (079)288722)       $43.00
(1.1km from University)

Oasis Motel (Ph: (079)282999)           $39.00  $49.00
(1.1km from University)

A  deposit  equal  to  the  first  night's  accommodation (eg.
Glenmore  $49.00)  is  required  at  the  time  of booking and
should be paid at registration.

NOTE:   Accommodation reservation  for these  Motels cannot be
guaranteed  after  30th  June,   1994.   Early  bookings   are
recommended to the above

If you wish  to make your  own arrangements for  accommodation
at other venues we recommend the following:  (BOOK EARLY)

Rockhampton City (approx. 5 kilometres to University)

Accommodation      Telephone       Cost
-------------      ---------       ----

Motel 98           (079)275322   $55  Single/$65 Twin  and
                                 Double
Country Comfort    (079)279933   $76 Single/Double (with a
                                 view of city)
                                 $81 Single/Double (with a
                                 view of river)
Criterion Hotel    (079)221225   $25 Single/$44 Double

Each of the above venues has its own restaurant.


Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast (approx. 30 minutes drive
to the University)

Accommodation      	   Telephone       Cost
-------------		   ---------       ----
Capricorn International    (079)395111    $110 per room/$130
					  deluxe room

Rosslyn Bay Inn            (079)336333    $55/65 Single/double

L'Amor Holiday      	   (079)336255    $65/75 Single/double
Apartments

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                    Complex'94 Conference

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FEES (AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS)

Full Registration      Before  15/7/94   After 15/7/94


Atttendees              $285.00            $335.00

Student registration    $130.00            $180.00



This registration includes:

*	Copy of the conference proceedings.

*  	Welcome  Barbeque on Sunday (25th).

*	Full lunches on the Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.

* 	Conference Dinner at Koorana Crocodile farm on
	Tuesday ( 27th).
	(Extra Tickets are availabe on request)


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Please send completed information to:

	Ms J. Yewdale (Secretary)
	COMPLEX'94
	Department of Mathematics and Computing
	University of Central Queensland
	Rockhampton Mail Centre
	ROCKHAMPTON  QLD  4702
	AUSTRALIA


OR complete appropriately, and Email to Complex at ucq.edu.au






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