ICCS Announce - Please Post

Yaneer Bar-Yam necsi at necsi.org
Thu Sep 10 10:42:13 EST 1998


Due to requests, we have created small posters
that can be printed and posted. They are found
at http://necsi.org/events/iccs2poster.pdf
also a 17"x22" poster can be downloaded at
http://necsi.org/events/iccs2lposter.jpg
http://necsi.org/events/iccs2lposter.pdf
they will be updated as the program is.
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   Announcement, Including Call for Papers

         International Conference
                   on
             COMPLEX SYSTEMS
 
                Nashua, NH
            October 25-30, 1998

Host: New England Complex Systems Institute
                     http://necsi.org
                     necsi at necsi.org

Conference Chairman: Yaneer Bar-Yam

This conference has 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.

PEDAGOGICAL SESSION: The conference will include
pedagogical sessions on Sunday, Oct. 25 covering 
fundamental knowledge in concepts, simulation, 
and analysis tools relevant to complex systems. 

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ICCS SUBJECT AREAS: UNIFYING THEMES IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS
Sessions will be structured around both themes and systems.

The themes are:

EMERGENCE, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: substructure, the
relationship of component to collective behavior, the
relationship of internal structure to external influence.

INFORMATICS: structuring, storing, accessing, and
distributing information describing complex systems.

COMPLEXITY: characterizing the amount of information
necessary to describe complex systems, and the dynamics
of this information.

DYNAMICS: time series analysis and prediction, chaos,
temporal correlations, the time scale of dynamic processes.

SELF-ORGANIZATION: Pattern formation, evolution, 
development and adaptation.

The system categories are:

FUNDAMENTALS, PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL SYSTEMS: Spatio-
temporal patterns and chaos, fractals, dynamic scaling, 
non-equilibrium processes, hydrodynamics, glasses, 
non-linear chemical dynamics, complex fluids, 
molecular self-organization, information and 
computation in physical systems. 

BIO-MOLECULAR & CELLULAR SYSTEMS: 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.

PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: Nervous system, neuro-muscular
control, neural network models of brain, cognition,
psychofunction, pattern recognition, man-machine
interactions.

HUMAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS: Corporate and social
structures, markets, the global economy, the Internet.

ENGINEERED SYSTEMS: Product and product manufacturing,
nano-technology, modified and hybrid biological 
organisms, computer based interactive systems, agents,
artificial life, artificial intelligence, and robots. 

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    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPLEX SYSTEMS
                OCTOBER 25-30, 1998

           Preliminary Conference Program

The following program includes a current list of 
confirmed speakers and session chairs (* indicates 
confirmed) - titles in the program are all tentative.
Additional speakers are yet to be listed.

PRECONFERENCES (SEPARATE REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES)
   Statistical Physics of Complex Systems - Oct 23-24:
               http://www.necsi.org/events/spcs.html
   *BRUCE BOGHOSIAN: Conference chair
       Speakers:
         *MICHEL BARANGER
         *JEAN-PIERRE BOON
         *PETER COVENEY
         *DANIEL FISHER
         *DAVID LEVERMORE
         *JON MACHTA
         *DAVID SHERRINGTON
         *CONSTANTINO TSALLIS

   Complexity and Management - Oct 22-25: 
               http://lissack.com/managing.html
   *MICHAEL LISSACK - Conference chair
       Speakers and Activity Leaders:
         *KEN BASKIN
         *CHAUNCEY BELL
         *MAX BOISSOT
         *JEFFREY GOLDSTEIN
         *KEN HEY
         *PETER MOORE
         *TOM PETZINGER
         *JAN RIFKIN


              ICCS CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SUNDAY October 25

9:00AM-5:00PM PEDAGOGICAL SESSIONS

   *DAN STEIN - Pedagogical sessions: session chair.

         *ALFRED HUBLER - Overview
         *GERARD VICHNIAC - CA
         *CRIS MOORE - Computational Complexity
         *CHARLIE DOERING - Convection,Stability&Turbulence
         *FRED NIJHOUT - Patterns in Development
         *KEN KOLLMAN - Society & Economics
          GEOFFREY WEST - Scaling

5:00PM-8:00PM RECEPTION

MONDAY October 26

9:00AM-12:20PM EMERGENCE

   *JEROME KAGAN - Emergence

         *PHILIP ANDERSON - 
          STUART KAUFFMAN - 
         *STEPHEN KOSSLYN - The Visual Mind
         *NORMAN I. BADLER - Virtual Humans

2:00PM-5:20PM DESCRIPTION AND MODELING

   *STEVE LANSING - Description and Modeling

         *JOHN STERMAN - System Dynamics
         *DAVID HAREL - Statecharts
         *RICHARD PALMER - Statistical strategies
          TOMASSO POGGIO - Vision

7:30PM-9:30PM FUNDING
         *JAMES ANDERSON - NIH (NIGMS)
         *MIKE MCCLOSKEY - NSF

TUESDAY October 27

9:00AM-12:20PM SELF-ORGANIZATION

   *IRVING EPSTEIN - Self-Organization

         *DAVID CAMPBELL 
          ANDREW CLARK
         *J. A. SCOTT KELSO
          MAX BOISOT

2:00PM-5:00PM AFTERNOON PARALLEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

   *BOB SAVIT - Modeling Social Systems
         *BENNETT LEVITAN/STUART KAUFFMAN/JOSE LOBO
                                    /RICHARD SCHULER, 
         *ALI MINAI/JAMES UBER/MARCO PROPATO, 
         *THAD BROWN, *DAVID MEYER, JOSH EPSTEIN
   *RICHARD BAGLEY - Quantum Information and Computation
         *DAVID DIVINCENZO, *SETH LLOYD, JOHN PRESKILL
   *THOMAS DEISBOECK - Medical Complexity
         *JASON HAUGH, *STEVEN KLEINSTEIN, 
         *ANDRE VAN DER KOUWE, *ARY GOLDBERGER, DONALD COFFEY
   *SEAN RICE - Evolution: Multi Level Selection 
            and the Structure of Biological Systems
         *LETICIA AVILES, *CHARLES GOODNIGHT, 
         *DAVID SLOAN WILSON, ELIZABETH LLOYD
   *ROBERT BERWICK - A-Languages

7:00PM-10:00PM EVENING PARALLEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

   *DAN BRAHA - Modeling the Design Process
         *BILL BIRMINGHAM, *DAVID BROWN, 
         *PRADEEP KHOSLA, JAMES RINDERLE
   *TERRENCE DEACON - Consciousness
   *SETH LLOYD - Symbolic Dynamics/Information
       Mechanics
   *TIM KEITT/*LES KAUFMAN - Dynamics in Ecological Networks
    KALYANMOY DEB - Artificial Evolution and Optimization

WEDNESDAY October 28

9:00AM-12:20PM NETWORKS

   *LARRY RUDOLPH - NETWORKS

        *ELI UPFAL - Structure and Analysis of Networks
         DAVID CULLER - The Network is the Computer
         ANTONIO CONIGLIO - Percolation and Fractal Networks

AFTERNOON EXCURSION

BANQUET

   *DEAN LEBARON - Banquet Session Chair

         EDWARD N. LORENZ

THURSDAY October 29

9:00AM-11:40AM TIME SERIES

   *RICHARD COHEN - Time Series

         *DOYNE FARMER
         *ANDREW LO
          BILL DITTO

11:40AM-12:20PM MANAGING COMPLEXITY

         *HARRIS BERMAN - Medical management

2:00PM-5:00PM AFTERNOON PARALLEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

   *KOSTA TSIPIS - Global Systems
         *FRANK SCHWEITZER, *MANJULA WALDRON,
         *SUSAN AARON, *ROBERTO SERRA
   *PER BAK - Networks
         *SORINEL OPRISAN, *BRUCE SAWHILL, *DANIEL COORE, 
         *DUNCAN WATTS
   *MAX GARZON - DNA Computing
   *HELEN HARTE/*FARRELL JORGENSEN - Health Care Management
         *MARK VAN KOOY, *MARTIN MERRY, *WILLIAM BRASWELL,
          MARK SMITH, JEFF GOLDSTEIN
    JAY LEE JAROSLAV - Artificial Minds

7:00PM-10:00PM EVENING PARALLEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

   *ANJELI SASTRY - System Dynamics
         *GEORGE RICHARDSON, *CHRIS WHITE, 
         *JIM HINES/JODY HOUSE
   *WALTER FREEMAN/*ALI MINAI - Neural Computation
         *STEVE BRESSLER, *JOHN LISMAN, *RANDY MCINTOSH,
         X.J. WANG, *MIKE HASSELMO, *JOHN SYMONS, *JORGE JOSE
   *MICHAEL JACOBSON - Education in Complex Systems
         *WIN FARRELL, *MARSHALL CLEMENS, *JIM KAPUT, 
         *URI WILENSKY/KENNETH REISMAN, KEN BRECHER
   MIHAIL ROCO - Nanotechnology

FRIDAY October 30

9:00AM-12:20PM AGENTS IN ACTION

   *WILLIAM FULKERSON - Agents in Action

         *ROB AXTELL
         *VAN PARUNAK
         CHRIS LANGTON
         PATTY MAES

12:20PM-5:20PM COMPLEXITY AND MANAGEMENT (EXTENDED SESSION
                                          INCLUDING LUNCH)

   *TOM PETZINGER - Complexity and Management 

         *MICHAEL HAMMER
         *WILLIAM MCKELVEY
         HENRY MINTZBERG
         *LAURENCE PRUSAK
         *PETER SENGE

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REGISTRATION:

Conference attendance is limited to about 
250 participants. Applications will be accepted 
on a first-come, first-served basis from 
those active or interested in becoming active 
in the study of complex systems.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or 
simply attending the conference, please apply to  

iccs at necsi.org

and provide the following information:

Name
Affiliation
Address
Telephone number
Fax number
E-mail address

AND (if you wish to present a paper)
--an abstract (no more than 500 words) of a presentation 
to be given at the conference

OR (if you do not wish to present a paper)
--a description of your research interests.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS September 20 
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DATES:             
Registration:         September 20
Satelite Conferences  October 23-25
      --Managing the Complex
      --Statistical Physics of Complex Systems
ICCS Conference:      October 25-30
Corporate Community   October 30-Nov. 1
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REGISTRATION:

The registration fee has been set to $450 and includes 
participation in the conference sessions, lunch served 
at the conference hotel Monday through Friday, refreshments 
during coffee breaks, and a copy of the conference 
proceedings. Student registration is $275 and includes all 
of the benefits of a full registration.

     Registration fees:    Regular(member)  Student(member)
Registration:     Sept. 20   $450($400)       $275($250)
  A $100 penalty will be charged for those who register 
     at the conference site.
Payment information will be sent out with notification of
  application acceptance.

For NECSI membership information see
http://necsi.org/member.html
Annual Membership Dues: 
     Student $20, Academic $50, Other $100

We anticipate having some funds available to assist 
conferees according to need. Application to the conference 
organizers (iccs at necsi.org) may be made for this financial 
support.

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LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashua
in Nashua, New Hampshire, on the Massachusetts
New Hampshire border 40 minutes from Boston by car.
http://www.sheraton.com/destinations/properties/hr_826.html

Rooms must be reserved directly with the hotel at:
tel: (603) 888-9970
fax: (603) 891-4179

A block of rooms has been reserved at a conference
discount rate of $110 per night (single or double) for 
the week of the conference (including a two day margin).
These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served 
basis. To receive the discount rate identify yourself as 
a member of the New England Complex Systems Institute
Convention. Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in
advance without penalty.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at a conference
discount rate of $54.99 per night (up to four in a room) 
at the Red Roof Inn: (800) 843-7663 / (603) 888-1893
e-mail: i0122 at redroof.com      http://www.redroof.com
which is the closest alternative accommodation to 
the conference. To receive the discount rate identify 
yourself as a member of the NECSI Convention 
or room block #B112000076


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this conference, and other NECSI activities please 
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Yaneer Bar-Yam
President
New England Complex Systems Institute
http://necsi.org
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