International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2006)

Boston, MA

May 16-21, 2004

Host: New England Complex Systems Institute

Conference Chairman: Yaneer Bar-Yam

Conference Aims: 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.

Special Conference Themes:

  • Systems biology

    • System levels

      • DNA/Protein sequence analysis: genome-scale comparative analysis, motifs, evolution

      • Regulatory pathways/circuits: stochastic simulation; deterministic, non-linear dynamics, in situ pathway visualization

      • Molecular networks: topology (global structure, local motifs) and dynamics

      • Cell and organismal physiology: Cell migration, Multi-cell behavior, Systems control, Homeostasis and disease, Scaling laws

      • Development: Spatiotemporal patterns, developmental constraints, robustness

      • Behavior: brain and behavior, group dynamics

      • Population and evolutionary dynamics

    • Concepts

      • Robustness and Control

      • Noise, Oscillations, Chaos

      • Fractals, power laws, Time series

      • Multiscale modeling

    • Tools

      • Genomics and Proteomics techniques

      • Databases, data mining, analysis and visualization tools

      • In situ imaging techniques (microscopic and macroscopic)

  • Networks & Structural Themes

  • Socio-economic systems

  • Engineering systems

    • Characteristics of Complex Engineered Systems
      Modularity and industrial evolution; Non-linear and chaotic dynamics of engineered systems; Robustness, vulnerability and failure in CES; Self-similarity, critical phenomena, and power laws in CES

    • Networks in Complex Engineered Systems
      Network dynamics in CES; Scale-free and small-world networks; Effect of connectivity on CES performance; Robustness and vulnerability in networked complex systems

    • CES Paradigms Based on Natural Systems
      Biomorphic networks (Neural nets, artificial immune systems, etc.); Evolutionary approaches; Collective intelligence; Amorphous computing; Swarm robotics; Self-configuring robots, Animats/biomorphic robots; Self-organized sensor networks

    • CES Paradigms Based on Human Systems
      Game-theoretic paradigms; Economic paradigms; Social paradigms.

    • Product Design and Development
      Complexity-related methodologies in product development; Cooperative workgroups for collaborative product design

    • Managing Complex Engineered Systems
      Emergent/self-organized control methods for CES; Human-Computer Interactions; Managing the risk of CES accidents; Managing the risk of vulnerability to targeted attack

    • Ethical, Social, Economic and Political Dimensions of CES
      Accountability and responsibility in self-organized, decentralized systems; Dissociation of ownership and control in CES; Security in networked complex systems; Effect of CES paradigms on classical socioeconomic and political models; Resource utilization and costs in CES; Potential hazards of autonomous, adaptive complex systems to human society

    • Specific Complex Engineering Systems
      Ecology of the World Wide Web, Collaborating Distributed Micro-satellites, Smart Materials and Structures, Smart Retailing and Warehousing Environments, Intelligent Traffic Networks, Tissue Engineering

  • Evolution and Ecology / Population change

  • Nonlinear dynamics and Pattern formation

  • Physical systems, Quantum and Classical

  • Learning / Neural, Psychological and Psycho-Social Systems

  • Concepts, Formalisms, Methods and Tools

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

(* indicates confirmed)

SUNDAY, May 16

9:00AM-5:00PM PEDAGOGICAL SESSIONS

*EVE MITLETON-KELLY - Pedagogical Sessions

  • *ANDREW WUENSCHE - Studying discrete dynamical networks with DDLab

    • Author(s):
      Andrew Wuensche, Discrete Dynamics Lab, Univ. of Sussex, and Univ of the West of England, USA and UK

    • Abstract:
      Cellular automata, with their local interactions and homogeneous logic, arguably provide the simplest systems which allow the emergence of higher levels of complex structure, whereas sparsely connected non-local networks with heterogeneous logic (random Boolian networks) provide insights in biology into genetic and neural networks. Discrete Dynamics Lab is interactive graphical software to study networks constructed according to these two paradigms, or anything in between, but generalized to include multi-value logic. Space-time patterns (in 1d, 2d and 3d) and basins of attraction can be generated and studied. The ideas, methods, results and examples will be described, including order-complexity-chaos measures and parameters, categorization (memory) in basins of attraction and subtrees, the consequences of mutations/perturbations, the automatic classification of rule-space by input-entropy, filtering, encryption, and the emergence of gliders and self-reproduction. The presentation will be made in a live demo of DDLab. For more information see http://www.ddlab.com 

  • *URI WILENSKY - Modeling complex systems

  • *JOHN PETER WIKSWO - From physics to medicine

  • *LEV LEVITIN - Entropy and information

*URI WILENSKY - Pedagogical Sessions

  • *GREG CHAITIN - Mathematics

  • *PHILIP BALL - History of social modeling

  • *BILL HILLIER - Urban space syntax

  • *STEPHEN WOLFRAM - New science

EVENING RECEPTION

*STEPHEN HEUSER (THE BOSTON GLOBE)/
*TOM SIEGFRIED (THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS)

  • *ALVIN AND HEIDI TOFFLER - The Future

MONDAY, May 17

8:50AM-9:00AM CONFERENCE WELCOME

*YANEER BAR-YAM - Conference Welcome

9:00AM-10:30AM EMERGENCE

*JOHN STERMAN - Emergence

  • *STEVEN STROGATZ - Synchrony

  • *ALAN GUTH - Inflationary universe

11:00AM-12:30PM NETWORKS

*IRVING EPSTEIN - Networks

  • *GENE STANLEY - Networks and Liquid Water

  • *LEON COOPER - Neural networks in vision

1:30PM-2:50PM NETWORKS

*IRVING EPSTEIN - Networks

  • *NEO MARTINEZ - Food Webs

  • *RICARD SOLE - Complex networks

3:20PM-4:50PM ROBOTS

*ALI MINAI - Robots

  • *STEFANO NOLFI - Evolving Swarm-Bots

  • *WEI-MIN SHEN - Self-Reconfigurable Robots and Digital Hormones

6:00PM-9:00PM EVENING PARALLEL SESSIONS

*ROGER HURWITZ - Social Systems

  • DUNCAN A. ROBERTSON - A Dynamic Model of Inter-Firm Competition

  • *CESAR E. GARCIA-DIAZ - Market Partitioning Under Varying Resource Landscapes

  • *CHRISTOPHER NEWMAN - REVOLUTION BY OSMOSIS: A CASE STUDY OF WEST FLORIDA, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII

  • *MAKINEN SAKU - System dynamics approach to evolution and process of corporate political action

  • *BRIAN LONSWAY - A Self-Organizing Neural System For Urban Design

  • *SORIN BAICULESCU - Mathematical models of stochastic level that may be used within the complex system of ferry-boat sea navigation

  • *DAVID SYLVAN - Organized All the Way Down: The Local Complexity of "Thick" Social Systems

  • *VLADISLAV KOVCHEGOV - A model of communications as random walk on the semantic tree

  • *B. COHEN - Modelling the Enterprise and its Actors as Triply-Articulated Anticipatory Systems

  • DADANG SUBARNA - VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION OF MONEY MARKET FORECASTING WITH A NON-LINEAR METHOD (USD VS IDR CURRENCY CASE)

  • *CARLOS PARRA - Evolutionary Dynamics of Knowledge

  • *ANDREAS KEMPER - Network Externalities in Corporate Financial Management

  • *PASCAL MOSSAY - Economic Geography and Rational Expectations

*CEFN HOILE - Concepts, Formalisms, Methods and Tools

  • *DANIEL JOSHUA STEINBOCK - Self-Modeling Networks

  • *ELIZAVETA PACHEPSKY - A conceptual framework for mechanisms of self-organization

  • *PABLO SANCHEZ-MORENO - Information Planes for Complex Systems

  • *TED BACH - Using SIMP, a Laboratory for Cellular Automata and Lattice-Gas Experiments

  • *WILLIAM SULIS - Archetypal Dynamical Systems

  • *LEN TRONCALE - Is Artificial "Systems" Research Possible?

  • *DAVID H. WOLPERT - Metrics for sets of more than two points

  • *DAVID H. WOLPERT - Self-dissimilarity as a high dimensional complexity measure

  • *HIDESHI ISHIDA - Linearly time-dependent information on invariant set

  • *SETH TISUE - NetLogo: A Simple Environment for Modeling Complexity

  • *RICARDO NIEVA - An ANC Analytical Payoff Function for 3-Agent-Multistage-Network-Games with Endogenous Coalitions and Communication Structures

*HIROKI SAYAMA - Evolution and Ecology

  • *STEVEN S. ANDREWS - Simulated niche partitioning by bacteria

  • *ARIEL CINTRON-ARIAS - Rumors on Complex Attractors

  • *JACOB BEAL - Predictive Modelling for Fisheries Management in the Colombian Amazon

  • *DONNA K. FISHER - Complexities of River Basin Management, The Case of the Pitimbu River in Brazil.

  • MBABAZI DISMAS - Trophic structure of the fish communities in the Kyoga Basin lakes (East Africa) based on stable Nitogen and Carbon isotopes.

  • *GUY HOELZER - A new model for exploring emergent phenomena in spatially explicit ecology and evolution

  • *YUN ZHOU - An approach to holistic ecological risk assessment: Food web responses to a warmed climate as a case study

  • TOLIBJON E. BURIYEV - Bifurcation Study of Self-Oscillatory and Chaos Regimes in Predator-Prey Systems.

  • *MICHAEL HAUHS - A new type of models for managed ecosystems

  • *RICARDO AZEVEDO - The Simplicity of Metazoan Cell Lineages

  • *PAN-JUN KIM - Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information

  • *JORGE DE BARROS PIRES - Cognitus

  • *THOMAS HILLS - Animal foraging and the evolution of goal-directed cognition

*ALI MINAI - Learning / Neural, Psychological and Psycho-Social Systems

  • *BROCK DUBBELS - Teaching Complex Systems in the Classroom with Video Games

  • *OREN ZUCKERMAN - Hands-on modeling and simulation of systems concepts

  • *ARNO KLEIN - Activity patterns in the brain: breaking up the problem into pieces

  • YUE JIAO - Neuro-fuzzy modeling of human fatigue

  • *IGOR YEVIN - Controlling Chaos in the Brain and Structure of Music Tonality

  • *PIETRO PANZARASA - The Emergence of Collective Cognition in Social Systems

  • *ADAM DOBBERFUHL - ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLEXITY INFLUENCES VISUAL ACUITY IN CICHLID FISHES

  • *BURTON VOORHEES - Cognitive Illusions and the Evolution of Science

  • MIHNEA MOLDOVEANU - The Economics of Cognition. I. Algorithmic Information-Theoretic Explanation of Cognitive Biases and Fallacies

  • MIHNEA MOLDOVEANU - The Economics of Cognition II. Fundamental Cognitive Choices that Shape Adaptation to Complexity

  • *OLGA MITINA - The use of fractal dimension calculation algorithm to determine the nature of autobiography memoirs.

  • *MICHAEL D. FISCHER - Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Emergent order and the internal regulation of shared symbolic systems

  • *JENNIFER GOLBECK - Complex Systems Analysis on the Semantic Web

Networks

  • *ANDRE X. C. N. VALENTE - 2-Peak and 3-Peak Optimal Complex Networks

  • *JOAO RODRIGUES - Network dimension and the topology of life

  • *MAZIAR NEKOVEE - Rumor-like information dissemination in complex computer networks

  • *JUKKA-PEKKA ONNELA - Studies in correlation based financial networks

  • *JEVIN WEST - Comparing the dynamics of stomatal networks to the problem-solving dynamics of cellular computers

  • *NATHAN EAGLE - Genetically Modified Network Topologies

  • *MARKUS BREDE - Interaction networks of agents that exploit resources

  • *BYUNGNAM KAHNG - Avalanche dynamics on complex networks

  • *WILLIAM SULIS - Phase Transitions if Random Graphical Dynamical Systems

  • *YONG-YEOL AHN - Extremely clustered network

  • *M.V. SIMKIN - Theory of Aces: Fame by chance or merit?

Physical Systems

  • *THOMAS PORTEGYS - A Robust Game of Life

  • *NATALIA A. BRYKSINA - FRACTAL STATISTICS OF OSCILLATORY ZONING PATTERNS IN CALCITE: A QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPARISON OF MODELED ZONING PATTERNS

  • *MICHAEL BUKATIN - "Russian Troika" as the New Spatio-Temporal Paradigm

  • *EUGENIO DEGROOTE - Fire Safety on Flame Spreading Over Liquid Fuels

  • *MIKA LATVA-KOKKO - Capilllary rise and fluid-solid contact angle in Lattice Boltzmann simulations

  • S. POPESCU - Physical basis of the self-organization at critically concept

  • HAI LIN - 1/f^a Random Fields, Scaling Properties and Local Averages

  • *KONSTANTIN L KOUPTSOV - Short Time Quantum Revivals in Chaotic Quantum Systems.

  • PRAGYA SHUKLA - Level Statistics of Complex Systems

  • *YONGTAO GUAN - Spatial self-organization in interacting particle systems with cyclic local dynamics

9:00PM-10:00PM INITIAL POSTER SESSION

Systems Biology

  • DOLOMATOV M. YU. - FEATURES OF EQUILIBRIUM THERMODYNAMICS COMPLEX SYSTEMS WITH CHAOS OF CHEMICAL CONSTITUTIONS AND ALLOCATION OF ORGANIC MATTER IN THE UNIVERSE

  • *MITRA SHOJANIA - The effect of minus ends on the microtubule steady state

  • *SIMONETTA FILIPPI - Complex Dynamics of the Cardiac Rhythms

  • *VAL BYKOSKI - Emergence of Genome: Generalization and Use of Environmental Information by Cell

  • *JOSEPH G. HIRSCHBERG - FLUORESCENCE IMAGING FOR COMPLEX DYNAMIC INTERACTIONS OF ORGANELLES IN LIVING CELLS

  • *LEN TRONCALE - Systems Pathology as Systems Biology

  • *RENHUA LI - Modeling pleiotropic genetic systems in mice

  • *JIYONG PARK - Computational study on mechanical properties of self-assembled peptide filaments

  • *MICHAEL L. BLINOV - Modeling combinatorial complexity of signal transduction systems

Networks and Structural Themes

  • *ATIN DAS - From Bibliometrics to Webometrics: A Case Study

  • *MANUEL MIDDENDORF - Classification of Biological Networks Via Walks and Words

  • *ERIK VOLZ - Random graphs with clustering and arbitrary degree distribution

Socio-economic Systems

  • *DAVID SAAKIAN - Inter-hierarchic resonance in complex systems: search of anti-resonance situation.

  • *VLADISLAV KOVCHEGOV - The inhomogeneous product-potential social systems

  • *PIERPAOLO ANDRIANI - POWER LAW PHENOMENA IN ORGANIZATIONS:

  • *VLADISLAV KOVCHEGOV - The dynamic of product potential social systems and representation theory

  • *ATIN DAS - What Does Composite Index Of NYSE Represent In The Long Run?

  • *HYUNG SAM PARK - Evolution of Organizational Rationality in Social Complexity: Interorganizational Networks in Environmental Biotechnology Industry

  • *HIROYUKI MASUDA - Integrated Model of Emergency Evacuation of People after a Big Earthquake at the Busy Quarter near a Major Junction Station in Suburban Tokyo

  • *JAMES K. HAZY - SIMULATING AGENT INTELLIGENCE AS LOCAL NETWORK DYNAMICS AND EMERGENT ORGANIZATIONAL OUTCOMES

  • *XIANG SAN LIANG - Evolution of Money Distribution in a Simple Economic Model

  • *DMITRY CHISTILIN - To the wave nature of the economy cycle

  • *INGAR MALMGREN - The Complex Economics of Innovation, -Implications for the Shipping Industry

  • *MARCIA ESTEVES AGOSTINHO - The Building-Block Advantage

  • PAUL LANG - An Essay on SFEcon’s “Perfect Markets Model”

  • *M.V. SIMKIN - Stochastic modeling of citation slips

  • *PIERPAOLO ANDRIANI - Modelling diffusion of innovation using Cellular Neural Network approach

  • *ALEX YAHJA - A Model of Biological Attacks on a Realistic Population

  • *CARLOS PARRA - Evolutionary Dynamics of Knowledge

Engineering Systems

  • *ALEX J. RYAN - Hybrid Complex Adaptive Engineered Systems: A Case Study in Defence

  • *MARK S. VOSS - Cellular Automata + GMDH = Emergent Programming: A New Methodology for Hardware Intelligence

  • *VLADISLAV KOVCHEGOV - THE LINGUISTIC MODELS OF INDUSTRIAL AND INSURANCE COMPANIES

  • *KATHARINE MULLEN - Human-Technology Integration

  • *SUMATHI SEETHARAMAN - Self-Organized Scheduling of Node Activity in Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks

  • KAMPAN SAINI - Artificial Neural NetworkBased Offline Hand written character recognition for Postal Services

  • REZA MEHRABANI - Statistical Modeling of Creep Strength of Austenitic Stainless Steels

  • REZA MEHRABANI - Statistical Modeling of Austenite Formation in Steels

  • GUSTAVO A. SANTANA TORRELLAS - A Framework for Security Model Innovation using Knowledge Engineering

Evolution and Ecology / Population Change

  • *DAVID SAAKIAN - Exact error threshold for Eigen model with general fitness and degradation rate functions.

  • *MARGARETA SEGERSTAHL - Coupling sexual reproduction and complex multicellularity

  • *LEN TRONCALE - Using Systems Isomorphies to Explore the Feasibility of Giant Planet, Wetlab, Origins of Life Simulations

Nonlinear Dynamics and Pattern Formation

  • *BURTON VOORHEES - Emergence of Cellular Automata Rules Through Fluctuation Enhancement

  • *CHIH-HAO HSIEH - Regime shifts or red noise?

Physical Systems, Quantum and Classical

  • *BHARAT KHUSHALANI - Vortex Analogue of Molecules

  • *JONATHAN VOS POST - IMAGINARY MASS, FORCE, ACCELERATION, AND MOMENTUM

  • *JONGJIN LEE - Slow relaxations of randomly packed ball bearings

  • *ALESSANDRO PLUCHINO - Glassy dynamics hindering synchronization in a Hamiltonian system

Learning / Neural, Psychological and Psycho-social Systems

  • MIHNEA MOLDOVEANU - The Economics of Cognition. III. A Weak Axiom of Revealed Cognitive Preference

  • *CHRISTOPHER NEWMAN - AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPLEXITY OF THE SYSTEM EVERYTHING DEVELOPED FROM AND RAISED FROM HEAVEN AND EARTH IS IN ITS PROPER PLACE OF FORM MIND BOXING

  • S. HAGBERG - Human interaction and nonlinear oscillators

  • *TETSUJI EMURA - A Coupled Oscillator Model for Emergent Cognitive Process

  • *ROSEMARY WILLIAMS WRAY - Towards More Generative Evaluation, Research and Assessment (ERA) in Education

  • *DONG-UK HWANG - Multistability of Coupled Neuronal Nets with Multiple Synapses

  • *LEN TRONCALE - Science General Education As A Way to Attract More Students to Studying Complex Systems

Concepts, Formalisms, Methods and Tools

  • *AXEL G. ROSSBERG - A generic scheme for choosing models and characterizations of complex systems

  • *SORIN BAICULESCU - Mathematical Aspects in Complexity of Biological,Neuro-Physiological and Psychological Systems

  • *RUSS ABBOTT - Emergence and Entities

  • *P. FRAUNDORF - Net surprisals ala Tribus: correlations from reversible thermalization

  • *DAVID H. WOLPERT - Adaptive Metropolis Sampling with Product Distributions

  • MARK AVRUM GUBRUD - Definining "nano" in terms of complexity

  • GILBERT G. CHEN - On Simulated Time

  • *ROBERT CLEWLEY - Dominant-scale analysis for automatic reduction of high-dimensional ODE systems

Other Complex Systems Topics

  • GERARD S. LEMIRE - Formating Complex Systems and Aspects of Cross-disciplinary Research

  • *DANIEL POLANI - Defining Emergent Descriptions by Information Preservation

TUESDAY, May 18

9:00AM-12:20PM EVOLUTION

*CHARLES GOODNIGHT - Evolution

  • *STUART KAUFFMAN - Understanding Genetic Regulatory Networks: the ensemble approach

  • *ALAN PERELSON - Immunological Evolution

  • *MARTIN NOWAK - Evolutionary systems

  • *LISA MARIE MEFFERT - Experiments on the escape from extinction: Lessons from the common housefly.

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

*CHRISTINA STOICA - Social Systems

  • *DWIGHT READ - Change in the Form of Evolution: Transition from Primate to Hominid Forms of Social Organization

  • *ROBERT G. REYNOLDS - The Role of Culture in the Emergence of Decision-Making Roles: An Example Using Cultural Algorithms

  • *CLAUDIO CIOFFI-REVILLA - A Canonical Theory of Origins and Development of Social Complexity

  • *JUERGEN KLUEVER - The emergence of social order by the communicative generation of social types

Networks

  • *RICH COLBAUGH - ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX NETWORKS USING LIMITED INFORMATION

  • *STEVE KRONE - On the Evolution of Structure in Ecological Networks

  • *NISHA MATHIAS - Small Worlds - How and Why

  • *YING-CHENG LAI - Synchronization in complex networks

  • LJUPCO KOCAREV - Synchronization in complex network topologies

  • *VALENTIN ZHIGULIN - Dynamical Motifs: Building Blocks of Complex Network Dynamics

  • *ROBERT PRILL - Modeling Network Motifs as Linear Dynamical Systems

  • *GYORGY KORNISS - Extreme Fluctuations in Small-Worlds with Relaxational Dynamics and Applications to Scalable Parallel Computing

*GUY HOELZER - Evolution and Ecology

  • *JUSTIN WERFEL - The evolution of reproductive restraint through social communication

  • *ERIK RAUCH - Diversity is unevenly distributed within species

  • *JOSH MITTELDORF - Selection in Ecosystems

  • *KEI TOKITA - Diversity dynamics in large complex biological networks

  • *MADHUR ANAND - Quantification of Biocomplexity

  • *DANIEL S. FISHER - The rate of evolution: Is anything understood?

2:00PM-5:00PM AFTERNOON EXTENDED TALK SESSIONS

*LEN TRONCALE - Systems Biology

  • *BENJAMIN J DUBIN-THALER - Cell Motility: How Cellular Machines Generate Precise Responses in a Complex Environment

  • *KEITH AMONLIRDVIMAN - Mathematical modeling of planar cell polarity to understand domineering non-autonomy

  • *CRAIG VAN HORNE - The Basal Ganglia as a Complex system as it Relates to Normal Movement and Movement Disorders.

  • *MARKUS BREDE - Random Evolution of Idiotypic Networks: Dynamics and Architecture

  • *ERIC MJOLSNESS - Network Dynamics for Systems Biology

  • *JENNIFER HALLINAN - Tunable Asynchrony in an Artificial Genome Model of a Genetic Regulatory Network

  • *BEN GOERTZEL - Integrative Artificial Intelligence as a Key Ingredient of Systems Biology

  • *TAESIK LEE - A FUNCTION-BASED Approach to Systems Biology

  • *CHEOL-MIN GHIM - Assessing lethality in the genome-scale metabolic network of Escherichia coli

*WILLIAM SULIS - Concepts, Formalisms, Methods and Tools

  • *ABHIJNAN REJ - Multiscale Coordination and Dynamical Similarity

  • *ROBERT CLEWLEY - Dominant-scale analysis for automatic reduction of high-dimensional ODE systems

  • *NED J. CORRON - Information Flow in Synchronization

  • *DMITRY NERUKH - Statistical complexity of protein folding: application of computational mechanics to molecular dynamics

  • *PRITHA DAS - Classification of Indian Songs in Context of Complexity Measure

  • *MICHAEL BAYM - An analytical demonstration of adaptation to the edge of chaos

  • *STEVEN H. BERTZ - The Complexity of Graphs and Digraphs

  • *MANOJ GAMBHIR - Possible Steps Toward a Theory of Organization

  • *CLAIRE MARTINET-EDELIST - An experimentation strategy directed by kinetic logic

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

*JEFF CARES - Social Systems

  • *IRENE CONRAD - Educational Reform at the Edge of Chaos

  • CARLOS E. MALDONADO - Complexity and the Social Sciences

  • *LOUISE K. COMFORT - Modeling Complexity in Disaster Environments

  • NANCY HAYDEN - Knowing Terrorism as a Complex Adaptive System

  • *EDWARD P. MACKERROW - Agent-Based Simulation of the Demand for Islamist Terrorist Organizations

  • *MAJOR MARK T. CALHOUN - Complexity and Army Transformation

  • *ROGER HURWITZ - Computing the Battle for Hearts and MInds: Lessons from the Vendee

*JOEL MACAUSLAN - Nonlinear Dynamics and Pattern Formation

  • *TEEMU LEPPANEN - Morphological diversity and robustness of Turing structures

  • *MARTA IBANES - A gradient model for proximo-distal differentiation in vertebrate limbs

  • *DANIEL COORE - Towards a Universal Language for Amorphous Computing

  • *A. BRAD MURRAY - Pattern Formation from Emergent, Finite Amplitude Interactions: the Example of Sandy-Coastline Evolution

  • *ELENNA DUGUNDJI - Socio-Dynamic Discrete Choice: Analytical Results for the Nested Logit Model

  • E. LOZNEANU - Self-organized plasma blobs as possible precursors of life

  • *YING ZHANG - 3D Substitution Model for Limb Growth and Pattern Formation

7:00PM-10:00PM EVENING EXTENDED TALK SESSIONS

*JEFF SCHANK - Learning / Neural, Psychological and Psycho-Social Systems

  • *THEA LUBA - MediaMetro / Museocracy / SonicMetro: A New Complex Systems Model for Arts Education

  • *WENJIE HU - Dynamics of Innate Spatial-Temporal Learning Process: Data Driven Education Results Identify Universal Barriers to Learning

  • *GOTTFRIED MAYER-KRESS - Multiple Time-Scale Landscape Models of Motor Learning

  • *ROBERT K. LOGAN - The Emergence of Language and Culture out of the Complexity of Hominid Existence

  • *BRIAN D. JOSEPHSON - How we might be able to understand the brain

  • *CHRISTIAN MACHENS - A push-pull model of prefrontal cortex during a sequential discrimination task

  • *KARL YOUNG - Global MRI Diagnostic Tools Via Statistical Complexity Measures

  • *CAROLINE YOON - Emergent Mathematical Ideas from Complex Conceptual Systems

  • *LIQIANG ZHU - Impacts of homo- and hetero- synaptic plasticities on neuronal networks

Evolution and Ecology

  • *MANUEL MENDOZA-GARCIA - How Communities Evolve

  • *HIROKI SAYAMA - Self-Protection and Diversity in Self-Replicating Cellular Automata

  • KOJI OHNISHI - Autopoietic learning-neural network-like bio-machinogenesis via semeiogenesis: A unified theory on the cognitive genesis and evolution of biosystems

  • *AXEL G. ROSSBERG - Holling cycles in simulations of complex food webs

  • *JOHN W. PEPPER - Emergent segregation and over-mixing from symmetric movement rules

  • *WILLIAM SILVERT - Speciation through Bifurcation

  • ANATOLY BRILKOV - MATHEMATICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MODELING OF BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION BY THE EXAMPLE OF RECOMBINANT BACTERIA AT CONTINUOUS CULTIVATION

  • *MICHAEL LEVANDOWSKY - Complexity Measures for Ecological Assemblages

  • *HANNELORE BRANDT - Indirect Reciprocity and the Evolution of Morals

WEDNESDAY, May 19

9:00AM-12:20PM SOCIAL SYSTEMS

*MIRIAM HELLER - NSF - Social Systems

  • *THEODORE BESTOR - Tracking global sushi

  • *THOMAS HOMER-DIXON - Complexity of global systems

  • *SCOTT E PAGE - Diversity: Aggregation or Perspectives and Heuristics

  • *STEVEN ALAN HASSAN - Strategic Interaction Approach: Complex Systems and Undoing Cult Mind Control

2:00PM-3:30PM AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Special Session

  • *MAYA PACZUSKI - Scale Free Networks of Earthquakes and Aftershocks

  • *EVE MITLETON-KELLY - An Integrated Methodology to Facilitate The Emergence of New Ways of Organising

*HELEN HARTE - Healthcare

  • *FRANK FUNDERBURK - Organizational Culture from a Complex Dynamic Systems Perspective: Moving from Metaphor to Action in Healthcare

  • *ANITA PATIL - Modeling Safety Outcomes on Patient Care Units

  • *SALIL H. PATEL - Complex Medical Information Systems: A Social Context

*LISA MARIE MEFFERT - Origins

  • *BRUCE WEBER - Complex Systems Dynamics and the Emergence of Life and Natural Selection

  • *TERRENCE W. DEACON - Minimal conditions for natural selection

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

*SUI HUANG - Systems Biology

  • *MUNEESH TEWARI - SYSTEMATIC INTERACTOME MAPPING AND GENETIC PERTURBATION ANALYSIS OF A C. ELEGANS TGF-BETA SIGNALING NETWORK

  • JOHANNES SCHUCHHARDT - Peptide Binding Landscapes

  • *WILLIAM SILVERT - Complexity and Allometry

  • CRISTIAN I. CASTILLO-DAVIS - Where the earth meets the sky: understanding cis-regulatory evolution through genomics

  • *PAULI RAMO - Evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks: Growth and Dynamics

  • *VADIM KVITASH - Games Systems Play

  • *CHRIS WIGGINS - Information-theoretic measures of biological network modularity

  • *JEONG SEOP SIM - Transcription Factor Binding Sites Prediction based on Sequence Similarity

  • *JORGE DE BARROS PIRES - Clothing Earth with Mind

  • *HAO XIONG - Sensitivity Analysis of Optimal Production of Biomass in Metabolic Networks

  • *MOMIAO XIONG - Generalized Circuit Analysis of Biological Networks

3:30PM-5:00PM AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS

Social Systems

  • *TAKESHI ARAI - Estimation of the Functions Describing Transition Potentials of Land Use at Cells Applied to Cellular Automata Based Models of Land Use

  • *SANTA LA ROCCA - Strategy emergence.A journey through modernism, postmodernism, complexity and nonmodernism

  • *PHILIP VOS FELLMAN - The Nash Equilibrium Revisited: Chaos and Complexity Hidden in Simplicity

  • *SERGE HAYWARD - An Artificial Neural Network for Simulating the Complex Dynamics of Financial Assets Prices

  • *BILL MACMILLAN - Modeling spatial economics with an agent-based approach

  • *BRIAN RUBINEAU - Job Sex Segregation As A Complex System: Exploring a Simulation Approach

*FRED M. DISCENZO - Engineering Systems

  • *SARJOUN DOUMIT - Cartography application for autonomous sensory agents

  • *MARINA A. EPELMAN - A fictitious play approach to large-scale complex systems optimization

  • *BENJAMIN KOO - Architecting Systems Under Uncertainty with Object-Process Networks

  • *DANIEL D. FREY - Effect Sparsity, Heirarchy, and Inheritance: How System Structure Affects Robust Design of Engineering Systems

  • *JONATHAN R. A. MAIER - Understanding the Complexity of Design

  • PELIN GUVEN - SEPARATION OF REAL WORLD MIXED ACOUSTIC SIGNALS BY USING FREQUENCY DOMAIN APPROACH

*DAN COORE - Nonlinear Dynamics and Pattern Formation

  • *BHARAT KHUSHALANI - Polyhedral Pattern Formation

  • *ILAN HARRINGTON - Design and robustness of delayed feedback controllers for discrete systems

  • *SATISH T.S. BUKKAPATNAM - Complex Nonlinear stochastic dynamics of precision grinding operations: Implications for health monitoring and control

  • REZA RASTEGAR - Chaotic Dynamics of Cellular Learning Automata

  • *DAVID GOMEZ MIGUEZ - Directional grow in chemical and biological pattern formation systems

  • *ANDREW WUENSCHE - Self-reproduction by glider collisions

  • *MADALENA DAMASIO COSTA - Multiscale entropy analysis of complex physiologic time series: Information loss with aging and disease

Evolution and Ecology

  • *CHIN-KUN HU - Quantum Spin Systems as Models for Biological Evolution

  • *JAVIER A. ALCAZAR - A Multi Agent Based Approach to the Multi-Predator Multi-Prey Pursuit Domain

  • *MARGARETA SEGERSTAHL - Coupling sexual reproduction and complex multicellularity

  • *DANIEL SOLOW - Mathematical Models for Explaining the Emergence of Specialization in Performing Tasks

  • *ERIK RAUCH - Long-range interactions and evolutionary stability in predator-prey systems

*YING-CHENG LAI - Physical Systems

  • *PABLO I. HURTADO - Escape from Metastable States in a Nonequilibrium Environment

  • *WM. C. MCHARRIS - Chaos as a Bridge between Dewterminism and Probability in Quantum Mechanics

  • *PIERRE EVESQUE - Efficient reduction of complexity and non ergodicity due to dissipation: the case of a single ball in a vibrating box

  • *DAVID SAAKIAN - Universality classes of complexity

  • *RICHARD METZLER - Information flow through a chaotic channel : prediction and postdiction at finite resolution

6:15PM-7:45PM BANQUET

6:50PM-7:30PM Global Social Systems and the Prevention of Tragic Conflict and Human Suffering

  • *ROBERT S. MCNAMARA - Interview: Lessons from Experience

7:45PM-9:30PM BANQUET SESSION

  • *KEITH CAMPBELL - Cloning Dolly

THURSDAY, May 20

9:00AM-12:20PM ENGINEERING & INNOVATION

*ERIC BONABEAU - Engineering & Innovation

  • *JERRY SUSSMAN - Engineering complex systems

  • *DOUGLAS O. NORMAN - Complexity in the engineering of the Air and Space Operations Centers: Enterprise Engineering

  • *BUD MISHRA - VALIS or VANISH... (a survivor's guide to computational and systems biology?)

  • *CARLISS BALDWIN - Design rules

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

*DAVID H. WOLPERT - Collectives

  • *BILL MACREADY - Experimental tests of product distribution theory

  • *NEIL F. JOHNSON - Network Engineering and Evolution Management: theory and practice

  • *JEFF SHAMMA - Multiagent Repeated Games and Convergence to Nash Equilibria

  • *ILAN KROO - Collectives, Optimization, and Distributed Design

  • *STEFAN BIENIAWSKI - Using Product Distributions for Distributed Optimization

*MARLENE WILLIAMSON - Engineering Systems

  • *DAVID ALDERSON - The Role of Design in the Internet and Other Complex Engineering Systems

  • *FRED M. DISCENZO - Dynamic Reconfiguration of Complex Systems to Avoid Failure

  • DARIO MANCINI - Design, development, management and social organization of new very large scientific plants. The case study of the GMT (Giant Modular Telescope)

  • *CARLOS GERSHENSON - Protocol Requirements for Self-organizing Artifacts: Towards an Ambient Intelligence

  • *TAESIK LEE - Fundamental Long-Term Stability Conditions for Design of Complex Systems: Equilibrium and Functional Periodicity

  • *JORGE FINKE - The Ecological Ideal Free Distribution and Resource Allocation in Distributed Computing and Control: Theory and Cross-Fertilization for Applications

Networks / Systems Biology

  • *JANET WILES - Mapping biology onto computation: modelling and analysis of artificial genetic regulatory networks

  • *L. M. ROCHA - Extraction and Semi-metric Analysis of Social and Biological Networks

  • *ETAY ZIV - Systematic identification of statistically significant network measures

  • *ALI ZARRINPAR - Optimization of Specificity in a Cellular Protein Interaction Network by Negative Selection

  • *LAZAROS GALLOS - Simulation of random walks and reaction-diffusion processes on scale-free networks

  • *MARKUS BREDE - Constructing Scale-Free Networks by a Matrix Stability Criterium

*ALLAN R. ROBINSON - Oceanography

  • *GLENN FLIERL - Multiscale Physical Ocean Dynamical Processes

  • *BRIAN ROTHSCHILD - Biological Patchiness in Interdisciplinary Ocean Dynamics

  • *JAMES MCCARTHY - Climate Processes and Ocean Event Dynamics

  • *JAMES BELLINGHAM - Systems Oceanography: Ocean Observing and Prediction Systems

  • *PIERRE LERMUSIAUX - ITR-Based Data Driven Systems for Ocean Science

  • *IRA DYER - The End-to-End Sonar System (Physical-Meteorological-Ocean Acoustics-Geoacoustics) for Naval Operations

2:00PM-5:00PM AFTERNOON EXTENDED TALK SESSIONS

*JUERGEN KLUEVER - Social Systems

  • *PHILIP V. FELLMAN - Adaptation and Coevolution on an Emergent Global Competitive Landscape

  • *MATT GROSSMANN - Group Allegiance & Issue Salience in Factional Competition

  • *DMITRI PUSHKIN - Bank-mergers as scale-free coagulation

  • *YURI MANSURY - Power-Law Size Distribution in an Externality-Driven Model of City Systems

  • *MERCEDES BLEDA-MAZA DE LIZANA - Regional Innovation Systems and Complex Systems Theory: Towards a Common Agenda

  • *FRANCESCA GINO - Complementarity, frustration and complex organizations. A constraint satisfaction network model.

  • *ALEX YAHJA - A Model of Biological Attacks on a Realistic Population

  • *UROOJ Q. AMJAD - Self-organizing Social Networks: Issues with Hierarchy, Power Dynamics in Decision Making

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

*CHRIS WIGGINS - Systems Biology

  • *J.R. SEMEIKS - Biological information networks of genetic loci and the scientific literature

  • *MACIEJ SWAT - BIFURCATION ANALYSIS OF REGULATORY MODULES IN CELL BIOLOGY

  • *SABRINA L. SPENCER - An ordinary differential equation model for the multistep transformation to cancer

  • *JONATHAN VOS POST - The Evolution of Controllability in Enzyme System Dynamics

  • *JESUS PANDO - Multiscale Analysis of Protein Sequence Data

  • *RENHUA LI - Modeling pleitropic genetic systems: Relating bone density and body size to genes

*MARKUS BREDE - Agents

  • *WILLIAM A. GRIFFIN - Small n Evolving Structures: Dyadic Interaction between Intimates

  • *JEFFREY SCHANK - A Multi-Modeling Approach to the Study of Animal Behavior

  • *MICHAEL E. ROBERTS - Modeling Complex Foraging Behavior

  • *BURTON W. ANDREWS - Social Foraging Theory for Multiagent Decision-Making System Design

  • *FELIX REED-TSOCHAS - Navigating through Network Structures in Strategic Decision Space

  • *ROBERT GHANEA-HERCOCK - Security Agents and Network Immunology

7:00PM-10:00PM EVENING EXTENDED TALK SESSIONS

*MIKE KURAS - Engineering Systems

  • KASIDIT LEOVIRIYAKIT - Challenges and Complexity of Aerodynamic Wing Design

  • *GIOVANNA DI MARZO SERUGENDO - Trust as an Interaction Mechanism for Self-Organising Engineered Systems.

  • *MARK KLEIN - Handling Resource Oscillations Through Selective Misinformation

  • *MASAHIRO KIMURA - Modeling Share Dynamics by Extracting Competition Structure

  • *TOMOHISA YAMASHITA - Effective Information Sharing based on Mass User Support for Reduction of Traffic Congestion

  • *DAVID L. GROSE - Understanding and Managing Design as a Chaotic Process

  • *NAGENDRA MARUPAKA - Whisperers and Shouters: Random Wireless Sensor Networks with Asymmetric Two-Tier Connectivity

  • *KAGAN TUMER - Coordination in Large Collectives

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

*IRENE CONRAD - Social Systems

  • *SURESH SOOD - Patterns of Negotiation - A new way of looking at marketplace B2B Negotiations

  • *JOHN A. BROADBENT - An evolutionary systems view of civilizational sustainability

  • *JAMES K. HAZY - Modeling Social Structure as Network Effects: Computational Evidence That Rewarding Learning Improves Performance

  • *ROSANNA GARCIA - An Exploration into the Uses of Agent-Based Modeling in Innovation/New Product Development Research

  • *RICH COLBAUGH - Explaining economic and social phenomenon: models with low cognition, interacting agents

  • *CZESLAW MESJASZ - Security as Property of Complex Social Systems

  • *DAVID PETER STROH - Using Systems Thinking to Facilitate Organizational Change

  • *C. JASON WOODARD - Individuals and Institutions in Strategic Network Formation

  • *JEROEN STRUBEN - Competition between vehicle propulsion technologies: critical thresholds for sustained adoption

  • *JAMES K. HAZY - Permeable Boundaries in Organizational Learning: Computational Modeling Explorations

  • *CAMILO OLAYA - The sociological theory of Crozier and Friedberg on organized action seen through a simulation model

FRIDAY, May 21

9:00AM-5:00PM SPECIAL DAY ON SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

*DON INGBER - Systems Biology

  • *STUART KIM - Global discovery of conserved genetic modules

  • *SUI HUANG

  • *ANDRE LEVCHENKO - Cellular signaling and communication

  • *HOWARD BERG - E. coli, a swimming system

*TOM KNIGHT - Systems Biology

  • *JIM COLLINS

  • *JOHN DOYLE

  • *CASSANDRA L. SMITH - Schizophrenia: A Complex and Multifactorial Disease

  • PHILIPPE CLUZEL - Noise and information in biological systems