Friday Deadline---International Conference on Complex Systems

Yaneer Bar-Yam yaneer at necsi.org
Thu Feb 17 00:33:09 EST 2000


DEADLINE: ICCS ABSTRACT SUBMISSION THIS FRIDAY FEB 18th
               send by e-mail to iccs at necsi.org

The program committee meeting, which will assign 
additional speakers to sessions, will be held this 
Friday, February 18.

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Attached is the preliminary program for the third
International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2000)
which will take place May 21-26, 2000 in Nashua, NH, 
near Boston, MA.

This ICCS, like the previous ones, is an unusual opportunity
to form collaborations and discuss advances in complex systems
research. It is also a remarkable opportunity for pedagogy.
Proceedings will be published in print and on-line.

There is still an opportunity to submit abstracts. 
Please submit them soon so we can organize them for the 
program committee meeting.

Registering to attend the conference without giving a presentation 
is also still possible.

Students and postdocs are encouraged to submit papers about
recent advances in their research. Opportunities will be provided
for them to give short talks or to be assigned to the poster session. 

We have funds to assist students and postdocs, junior faculty and 
others who do not have sufficient financial resources to attend the
conference.

I have recently been notified that the National Science Foundation 
is intending to co-sponsor the International Conference 
on Complex Systems through the following directorates:

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Directorate for Engineering
Directorate for Biological Sciences
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Directorate for Geosciences

with participation from the following divisions:

Division of Atmospheric Sciences (GEO/ATM)
Division of Bioengineering & Environmental Systems (ENG/BES)
Division of Chemistry (MPS/CHE)
Division of Computer-Communications Research (CISE/CCR)
Division of Design, Manufacture, & Industrial Innovation (ENG/DMII)
Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (DBS/IBN)
Division of Materials Research (MPS/DMR)
Division of Mathematical Sciences (MPS/DMS)
Division of Physics (MPS/PHY)
Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (OMA/PHY)

Several NSF program officers will be attending to present information
on current and future funding opportunities. Among others these include
Mariann (Sam) Jelinek -- Social, Behavioral & Economic Science

Additional information about NECSI and the ICCS conferences may be 
found at http://necsi.org

please send inquiries to iccs at necsi.org

Best,
Yaneer Bar-Yam
Conference Chair




INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPLEX SYSTEMS
               NASHUA,NH
            MAY 21-26, 2000
   
     Preliminary Conference Program
       (* indicates confirmed)
 Additional speakers are still to be assigned
 to sessions. Abstracts can still be submitted.

SUNDAY, May 21

9:00AM-5:00PM PEDAGOGICAL SESSION
          To be planned

6:00PM-7:30PM RECEPTION SESSION
          To be planned

MONDAY, May 22

9:00AM-12:20PM EMERGENCE

    *JOHN STERMAN - Welcome / Emergence

          *EDWARD LORENZ - Sensitivity to initial conditions
          *EUGENE STANLEY - Correlations and Dynamics
          Break
          *PER BAK - Self-organization
          *DAVE CLARK - Emergent dynamics of the internet

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

    *JACK COHEN - Description and Modeling

          *MURRAY GELL-MANN - complexity
          *MARTIN SHUBIK - Game theory
          Break
          *SIMON LEVIN - Mathematical studies of evolution
          *BHUBANESWAR MISHRA - Computer science in 
                      biological and social systems

6:30PM-7:30PM POSTERS*

7:30PM-9:30PM MIND (NOTE: NOT FINAL)

     - Mind

            DOUG HOFSTADTER - Revisiting Godel Esher Bach
            DAN DENNETT - Consciousness and Mind
            General Discussion

TUESDAY, May 23

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

     DAVID CAMPBELL - Self Organization

          *GEORGE WHITESIDES - Complex chemical systems
          *IRV EPSTEIN - From nonlinear chemistry to biology
          *CHRIS ADAMI - Artificial life
      

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

          *JOHN SYMONS - Philosophy of Brain/Mind
             *JOHN BICKLE,*BILL BECHTEL,*JAAKKO HINTIKKA,
             *ALFREDO PEREIRA,*JOAO TEIXERA

            - Defining Complexity

            - Evolution


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


       *JUERGEN KLUEVER - Social systems
          *DWIGHT READ
   
       *DAN FREY - Complexity in the Aerospace Industry
          *BOB WIEBE,

            - Dynamics and Patterns in Physical Systems

            - Neural Systems


WEDNESDAY, May 24

9:00AM-11:40AM COMPLEX ENGINEERED SYSTEMS

    *DAN BRAHA - Complex Engineered Systems

          *NAM SUH - Complexity and Design Engineering
          *STEVEN EPPINGER - 
          Break
          *BILL MITCHELL - Complexity in Architecture
          *MICHAEL CARAMANIS - Scale Decomposition of Production

      *HELEN HARTE - Afternoon Session Organization
      *ALI MINAI - Proceedings Organization

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

     Thread A -           Thread B -           Thread C - Funding
       *DANIEL ROTHMAN - scaling in landscapes and river networks
       *EDGAR PETERS - Complexity Theory and the Austrian School 
                        of Economics
       *MICHAEL SCHLESINGER - Fractal time
       *LIONEL SACKS - Planning and managing distributed networks 
                          at British Telecom
       *LYNN ANDREA STEIN - Interacting computer systems
       *ROBERT BERWICK - Linguistics
       *MARIANN JELINEK, NSF - Innovation and Organizational Change

6:15PM-7:45PM BANQUET

7:45PM-9:30PM BANQUET SESSION

          *KENNETH ARROW - Economics


THURSDAY, May 25

9:00AM-11:40AM BIOCOMPLEXITY

    *TEMPLE SMITH  Biocomplexity

          *LEROY HOOD - Complex biological systems
          *MARK ELLISMAN - Microscopy and imaging of neurons
          *STUART PIMM - Biodiversity and the construction of ecosystems

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

    *MARK W. McELROY - Knowledge Management

         - Biocomplexity

         - Networks

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

    *PETRA AHRWEILER - Simulating Self-Organizing Innovation Networks
          *NIGEL GILBERT, *GUNTER KUPPERS, *PAUL WINDRUM, 
          *KOEN FRENKEN


FRIDAY, May 26

9:00AM-11:40PM MEDICAL COMPLEXITY

     *THOMAS DEISBOECK / *YASHA KRESH  Medical Complexity

          *JAMES B. BASSINGTHWAIGHTE - The physiome: Integrative biology
          *ALAN PERELSON - Theory of the immune system
          Break
          *JIM COLLINS - Dynamics in multiscale biology


11:40PM-5:20PM MEDICAL COMPLEXITY 2

          *TIMOTHY BUCHMAN -
          *ARY GOLDBERGER - 
           MARK SMITH - Medical Management



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Yaneer Bar-Yam
President
New England Complex Systems Institute
http://necsi.org
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