International Conference on Complex Systems

OCTOBER 25-30, 1998

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Asterisk (*) indicates confirmed speaker or session chair.
Titles in the program are all tentative.

Additional speakers and poster presentations (listed below) remain to be confirmed.


Sunday, October 25

9:00AM-5:00PM PEDAGOGICAL SESSIONS

*Dan Stein - Pedagogical sessions

*Charlie Doering - Convection, Stability & Turbulence
*Gerard Vichniac - CA
*Alfred Hubler - Overview
*Geoffrey West - Scaling
*Cris Moore - Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics
*Fred Nijhout - Patterns in Development
*Matt Wilson - Neural systems

5:00PM-6:00PM PERSEUS BOOKS RECEPTION

6:00PM-7:30PM RECEPTION SESSION

*Jeffrey Robbins - Reception Chair

*Richard Wrangham - Primate behavior

Monday, October 26

9:00AM-12:20PM EMERGENCE

*Jerome Kagan - Emergence

*Philip Anderson - Emergence, Hierarchy, Complexity
*Stephen Kosslyn - The Visual Mind
*Norman I. Badler - Virtual Humans
*David Sloan Wilson - Altruism in Nature and Human Nature

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

*Steve Lansing - Description and Modeling

*John Sterman - System Dynamics
*David Harel - Statecharts
*Richard Palmer - Statistical Strategies
*Gerald Sussman - AI Perspectives

7:30PM-9:30PM FUNDING

*David Litster - Funding

*James Anderson - NIH (NIGMS)
*Mike McCloskey - NSF

Tuesday, October 27

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

*Irving Epstein - Self-Organization

*David Campbell - Physical Systems
*Leo Liu - Development of C. elegans
*Jerry Lettvin - Vision
*J. A. Scott Kelso - Patterns in the Brain

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

*Richard Bagley - Quantum Information and Computation
*David Divincenzo, *Seth Lloyd, *David Meyer, *Tim Havel 

*Yasha Kresh - Medical Complexity
*Jason Haugh, *Steven Kleinstein/Jaswinder Pal Singh/Martin Weigert, *Andre Van Der Kouwe/Richard C. Burgess/Jeffrey I. Frank, *Ary Goldberger, *Donald Coffey 

*Tim Keitt/*Les Kaufman - Ecology
*Nic Gotelli, *Jim Drake/Craig Zimmermann, *Jay Bancroft, *Frencesco Santini/Lodovico Galleni, Jordi Bascompte, *Brian Enquist/Geoffrey B. West/James H. Brown 

*Mark Bedau - Artificial and Natural Evolution
*Lynn Caporale, *Dimitris Stassinopoulos, *Hiroki Sayama, *Wolfgang Banzhaf, *Carlo Maley 

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

*Dan Braha/Dan Frey - Modeling the Design Process
*Bill Birmingham, *David Brown, *Pradeep Khosla, *James Rinderle, *Seth Lloyd 

*Sean Rice - Evolution: Multi Level Selection and the Structure of Biological Systems
*Leticia Aviles, *Charles Goodnight, *David Sloan Wilson 

*Max Garzon - Complex Systems Aspects of DNA Computing
*Toni Kozic, *Laura Landweber, *Erik Winfree, *Natasha Jonoska/Max Garzon 

*Bob Savit - Modeling Social Systems
*Bennett Levitan/Stuart Kauffman/Jose Lobo/Richard Schuler, Marco Propato/James Uber/*Ali Minai, *Thad Brown, *David Meyer, *Josh Epstein 

Wednesday, October 28

9:00AM-11:40AM NETWORKS

*Larry Rudolph - Networks

*Eli Upfal - Structure and Analysis of Networks
*Kai Nagel - Transportation Network Simulations
*Walter Willinger - Internet traffic analysis

11:40AM-12:40PM POSTER SESSSION (RESERVED TIME)

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

*Jerry Chandler - Session Chair

2:00 *Temple Smith - Nature's Legos *Ernest Hartmann - Sleep and Dreaming *Jim Stock - Economic Predictions
2:20 *William Gelbart - Genomes Proteomes and Phenomes *Terrence Deacon - Consciousness *Robert Savit - Adaptive Competition, Market Efficiency & Phase Transitions
2:40 *Irving Epstein - Waves in Inhomogeneous Biological Media *Michael Jacobson - Learning the Sciences of Complexity *Philip Auerswald - Industry Dynamics with Learning
3:00 *Yasha Kresh - Heart-Rate Dynamic Adaptation after Transplantation *Walter Freeman - Neural Dynamics and Computation *Michael Caramanis - Multi-scale Manufacturing
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3:40 *Steve Lansing - Energence of Cooperation *Helen Harte - Medical Managment *Atlee Jackson - Evolution of Nature's Dynamics
4:00 *Mark Bedau - Toward a Zeroth Law for Evolving Systems *Susanne Kelly - Evolving the Enterprise *Max Garzon - DNA Computing
4:20 *Sean Rice - Evolution of structure at different scales *Juergen Kluever - Modeling Social Differentiation *Edward Lowry - Optimum Data Objects
4:40 Les Kaufman - Ecosystem dynamics *Eric Beinhocker - Complexity Consulting Leonid Levitov -

6:15PM-7:45PM BANQUET

  • 6:15 Cash Bar Reception6:45 Dinner (reservations in advance)

7:45PM-9:00PM BANQUET SESSION

*Dean LeBaron - Complex Understandings of Global Economics Today

Thursday, October 29

9:00AM-11:40AM TIME SERIES

*Richard Cohen - Time series

*Doyne Farmer
*Andrew Lo
*Jim Collins

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 

Walter Willinger - Networks
*Bruce Sawhill, *Daniel Coore, *Duncan Watts, Sergey Buldyrev 

*Helen Harte/*Farrell Jorgensen - Health Care Management
*Mark Van Kooy, *Martin Merry, *William Braswell, *Mark Smith, Jeff Goldstein 

*Joel Mac Auslan - Dynamics and Complexity of Physical Systems
*Hagai Arbell, *Jerzy Maselko, *Jay Palmer, *Richard Squire/Mariusz H. Jakubowski/Ken Steiglitz, *Martin Zwick  

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

*Anjeli Sastry - System Dynamics
*Chris White, *Jim Hines/Jody House 

*Walter Freeman/*Ali Minai - Neural Computation
*Steve Bressler, *John Lisman, *Randy Mcintosh, *Mike Hasselmo, *Jorge Jose, *John Symons 

*Michael Jacobson - Education in Complex Systems
*Win Farrell, *Marshall Clemens, *Uri Wilensky/Walter Stroup/Kenneth Reisman, *Kenneth Brecher, *Jim Kaput 

*Michael Lissack - New Concepts in Human Organizations
*Jeho Lee, *Kurt Richardson, *Steve Maguire, *Chang-Hyeon Choi/E. Andres Garcia, *Vasant Honavar, *Hernan Lopez-Garay/Jose Joaquin Contreras Garcia 

Friday, October 30

9:00AM-11:40PM AGENTS IN ACTION

*William Fulkerson - Agents in Action

*Rob Axtell - Emergence of Multi-Agent Institutions and Organizations
*Abhijit Deshmukh - Caution! Agents-based systems in operation
*Van Parunak - How to Model a Supply Chain
*Win Farrell (discussant)

11:40PM-5:20PM COMPLEXITY AND MANAGEMENT (EXTENDED SESSION INCLUDING LUNCH)

*Tom Petzinger - Complexity and Management

*Michael Hammer
*William Mckelvey
*Henry Mintzberg
*Laurence Prusak
*Peter Senge
*Ron Schultz (discussant) 

Poster Session:

(RUNS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY INCLUDING RESERVED TIMES ON CERTAIN DAYS)

Iqbal Adjali, D. Collings, A.A. Reeder, A. Karelas & M.H. Lyons - Analysing the Behaviour of an Evolutionary Macro-Economic Model of Innovation and Imitation 

Prateek S. Aggarwal - A Recursive Stochastic Learning Model for Efficient Bayesian Estimation of Discrete Stochastic Variables 

Mary Ann Allison - Relationships Among Communications Media,Transportation Methods, and Human Group Self Organization 

Jay Bancroft - A Model System and Individual-Based Simulation for Developing Statistical Techniques and Hypotheses for Population Dynamics in Fragmented Populations 

Wojciech Burkot - Feeding the Schroedinger Cat: On the Power of Structural Approach in Solving Hard Problems with Quantum Computers 

Val Bykoski - Computer-Generated Physical Reality and its Applications 

Dmitriy Chistilin - The Self-Organizing of USA Economy System as the Basis for Leading Position in the World Economy 

Marshall Clemens - Working Towards an Integrated Picture of CSS 

Brian Clouse & Manjula B. Waldron - Human Performance Technology from a Complex Adaptive Systems View 

Raja Laifa Clouse & Manjula B. Waldron - The Effect of History to Achieve Self Adaptation 

Ron Cottam, Willy Ranson & Roger Vounckx - Diffuse Rationality 

Gavin Crooks - Robert Cutler - Analyzing Complexity in International Relations: A Theoretical Synthesis of Existing Systemic Approaches 

Somalee Datta - Gradient Clogging in Depth Filtration 

Alice Davidson, Yaneer Bar-Yam & Martin H. Teicher - Measuring Environmental Complexity as Related to the Well-Being of the Elderly 

Tanya de Araujo - Conceptual Models as Emerging Complex Systems 

Karl C. Diller - John C. Gallagher - Does Evolution Make Sense? Finding Order in a Class of Evolved Continuous Time Recurrent Neural Network Central Pattern Generators 

Ben Goertzel - Continuous Learning in Sparsely Connected ANN's, with Application to Hopfield Nets and the Webmind Architecture 

Paul Halpern - Evolutionary Algorithms on a Self-Organized Dynamic Lattice 

Karthik Balakrishnan, Rushi Bhatt & Vasant Honavar - Animal Spatial Learning: A Computational Model and Behavioral Experiments 

Dirk Holste - Optimization and Redundancy of Composition Measures: Implications for Recognizing Coding DNA 

Sui Huang & Don Ingber - Regulation of Gene Activation Patterns by Cell Shape 

Stuart Kauffman, Jose Lobo & William Macready - Optimal Search on a Technology Landscape 

Joel MacAuslan & Juan Sanchez - The Dimensionality and Tangent Space of Experimental Data 

Ali Minai - Synchronization in Non-Homogeneous Arrays of Chaotic Maps 

Paul W. Morris - Organizational Intelligence 

Erik Rauch - Pattern Formation and Functionality in Swarms 

Jonathan A Rees - A Time-Symmetric Interaction Calculus 

Jeff Schank - A New Paradigm for Investigating Animal Social Systems 

Rebecca Schulman & Jeremy Zucker - Towards an Understanding of the Principles of Pattern Formation 

Mark Smith, Yaneer Bar-Yam & William Gelbart - Towards Quantitative Languages for Complex Systems 

Vassilios Spyropoulos & G. Papagounos - Some Aspects of Decision Making in The Complex System "Hospital" 

Christina Stoica - SOZAIN - Social Cellular Automaton with an Interactive Network 

Hideaki Suzuki - One-Dimensional Unicellular Creatures Evolved with Genetic Algorithms 

Yasuhiro Suzuki & Hiroshi Tanaka - Degree of Halting computation and complexity -- Halting property and behavior of Abstract Chemical System. 

Andrew Tait, Chris Casement & Fran Ackermann - Creating "Real" Knowledge in Virtual Communities 

Wilson A. Truccolo-Filho - Dynamics and Information Processing in a Generic Cortical Area Model 

Burton Voorhees - Complexity, Complementarity, and Consciousness 

Shi-ching (Billy) Wu - Chaos Theory May Provide an Answer to the Number of Hexagrams in I-ching 

Tomohiko Yamaguchi, H. Kuriyama, D. Murray, T. Ohmori, T. Amemiya, T. Kanamori, M.Tanaka & Y. Mitsui - Respiration Dynamics in Yeast Culture 

Martin Zwick - Structure and Dynamics of Elementary Cellular Automata