ICCS Deadline Reminder / Brief Extension

Yaneer Bar-Yam yaneer at necsi.org
Thu Jan 13 16:20:01 EST 2000


ICCS: International Conference on Complex Systems

     Deadline Reminder / Brief Extension

The deadline for ICCS submission of abstracts and
for application for attendance is this weekend (Jan 15).

We are just setting up a meeting of the program committee
so we can accept abstracts somewhat late, but please do not 
delay submitting more than a few days (early next week). 
We have to organize the abstracts before the meeting. 

After this deadline some abstracts may still be accepted 
but only at the discretion of session organizers.

for further information see  
             http://www.necsi.org/

Attached is the call for papers.

All best,
Yaneer



ICCS:International Conference on Complex Systems CFP
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   Announcement, Including Call for Papers

       Third International Conference
                   on
             COMPLEX SYSTEMS
 
                Nashua, NH
             May 21-26, 2000

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

Conference Chairman: Yaneer Bar-Yam
Executive Committee: 
     Dan Braha, Helen Harte, Michael Jacobson, 
     Gottfried Mayer, David Meyer, Ali Minai

This is the third 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.

PEDAGOGICAL SESSION: The conference will include
pedagogical sessions on Sunday, May. 21 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,
multiscale structure and dynamics.

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 AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: Nervous system, 
neuro-muscular control, neural network models of brain, 
cognition, psychofunction, pattern recognition, learning
and development, man-machine interactions.

ORGANISMS AND POPULATIONS: population biology, ecosystems,
ecology.

HUMAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS: Corporate and social
structures, markets, urban development, 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
communication networks, traffic systems, emergent control 
of distributed systems.

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Topical sessions for which papers are specifically 
solicited based on prior experience:

Dynamics and Patterns in Physical Systems
Biocomplexity
Evolution
Medical Complexity
Networks
Neural Systems
Modeling Social Systems
Management of Human Organizations
Defining Complexity
Engineering complex systems

Other sessions will be formed out of abstracts received
on diverse topics. Individual submissions will be accepted
on their merit.
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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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15
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PROCEEDINGS AND JOURNAL PUBLICATION OF ARTICLES

Authors whose submissions are accepted for presentation
should plan to submit full papers by the Registration
deadline (April 1). These will be reviewed and, if accepted,
published in the peer reviewed on-line journal InterJournal
and as a conference proceedings volume. Formatting 
instructions for the papers will be made available and 
should be followed carefully. 
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DATES:             
Applications Due:         January 15  
Early Registration:       February 15    
Registration:             April 1
Conference:               May 21-26
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REGISTRATION:
Note: Registration fees include lunches served all 
      conference days except Sunday.

      Registration fees:   Regular(member)  Student(member)
Early Registration: Feb 15      $350($300)       $175($150)
Registration:       Apr 1       $450($400)       $275($250)
  An additional $100 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/membership/member.html
Annual Membership Dues: Student $20, Academic $50, Other $100
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
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.

Rooms must be reserved with the hotel at:
tel: (800) 325-3535 (indicate Sheraton Nashua)
tel: (603) 888-9970 (direct line to the hotel)
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 #B122NECSI

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PLEASE NOTE: 

If you want to receive future announcements about
this conference, and other NECSI activities please 
send e-mail to necsi at necsi.org

Include:

Your name:  ________________________________________

Preferred e-mail address:  _________________________

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