C S O Y M S P T L E E M X S
Focus this year: Networks
May 17-20, 2004
The symposium Understanding Complex Systems is designed to bring together researchers from many academic disciplines and industry and stimulate cross-disciplinary research activities. A small group of distinguished invited speakers will introduce key complex systems concepts in the context of their discipline. These invited plenary talks are on a 'Scientific American' level. Three hands-on tutorials are in parallel with technical sessions, covering the most recent research findings. The organizers will provide information about funding opportunities for complex systems research and promote linkages for interdisciplinary proposals.
Keywords: networks (regulatory, cellular, molecular, metabolic, neural, computer, signaling, social, production), food webs, bio-informatics, systems biology, cybernetics, artificial life, evolving societies, adaptive agent systems, evolution, attractors far from equilibrium, rare events, avalanches, self-assembly and self-repair of complicated materials, chaos, fractals, cellular automata, genetic algorithms, adaptive computation, data mining, game theory, fuzzy logic.
After Dinner Talk:
Invited Plenary Talks:
Tutorials: There will be three 90min hands-on tutorials that will teach basic concepts and build intuition. No prerequisite knowledge is required. - Tutorial I, May 18, 1:00pm, Chaos and Harmony - Tutorial II, May 19, 1:00pm, Tree-like Graphs and Fractals - Tutorial III, May 20, 1:00pm, Artificial Life - Cellular Automata, Genetic Algorithms, Neural Nets The tutorials are located in 141 Loomis Lab.Please check the www page for the previous symposium. Click here for 2003 CONFERENCE PICTURES.
Call for Papers: All participants are welcome to contribute a 15-min. talk, or to present a poster in the poster session, or communicate a paper at the preprint table during the coffee breaks.
Please send a brief (<150 words) abstract as soon as possible and indicate on your registration form the type of your presentation. The conference schedule will be updated daily.
If you intend to communicate a paper at the preprint table, please bring a sufficient number of copies of your paper to the symposium.
Event Coordinator: Peggy Pennell, firstname.lastname@example.org. (217) 244-7636
Instant Online Publication. All submitted papers will be published within a few days on a web server with the date at with they were received. We accept all electronic file formats, but we recommend to use the PDF, MS Word, or HTML. The papers will stay online for a couple of years. The papers will removed from the web server at the authors request.
Longterm Journal Publication. All presenters are invited to submit a paper for publication in the journal COMPLEXITY. The papers submitted to the proceedings volume will be automatically forwarded to Complexity. Complexity has a strict, but author friendly referee process.
Typically authors will take advantage of both options for their paper.
Book table: There will be a display with Complex Systems text books and journals.
Location: 141 Loomis Lab (Green Street & Goodwin Ave) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana IL, 61801, USA
Mailing Address: Alfred W. Hubler Department of Physics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1110 W Green Street Urbana IL 61801Transportation and Lodging: The twin cities Urbana and Champaign have an Amtrak station, Greyhound station, and a regional airport (Willard Airport, airport abbreviation: CMI - Champaign).
In addition there is a shuttle service from the Champaign airport to the university (reservation required: Corky's 217 - 352 3121).
Sponsors of this conference series: Center for Complex Systems Research, UIUC Materials Computation Center, UIUC Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, UIUC Center for Advanced Study, UIUC Theoretical & Computational Biophysics, Beckman Beckman Institute, UIUC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC College of Medicine, UIUC Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (IlliGAL) Laboratory for Optical Physics and Engineering, UIUC Neuroscience Program, UIUC Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, UIUC Department of Physics, UIUC Department of Chemistry, UIUC Geology Department, Charles R. Walgreen Chair, UIUC Dept. of Cell & Structural Biology Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, UIUC College of Business, UIUC Dept. of Economics, UIUC College of Engineering College of Law Office of Naval Research COMPLEXITY Journal COMPLEXITY DigestTo register please pay the conference fee and send the following form by e-mail to Alfred Hubler (email@example.com). Click here for payment options. Register now. The sooner you register the better the time slot of your presentation.
===================================================================================== == Please cut and paste the below form into your E-mail editor and complete it == -----> send to firstname.lastname@example.org <----- UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM MAY 17-20, 2004 REGISTRATION FORM Name (as it appears on the name tag) ___________________ ________________________________________________________ Discipline (research areas) ____________________________ ________________________________________________________ Affiliation (department & univ.) _______________________ ________________________________________________________ WWW homepage____________________________________________ E-mail ____________________________________________ Phone ____________________________________________ Mailing Address: Street________________________________________________ City, State, Zip______________________________________ Country_______________________________________________ I would like to ( ) give a 15-min. presentation, entitled ________________ ___________________________________________________________ ( ) present a poster, entitled ___________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ( ) participate in the competition for the best student paper ( ) participate in the symposium ( ) participate in Tutorial I - Chaos and Harmony ( ) participate in Tutorial II - Tree-Graphs and Fractals ( ) participate in Tutorial III - Artificial Life Conference Fee: [ ] $190 regular fee (includes 4 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, and speaker appreciation dinner, includes $100 proceedings) [ ] $45 student fee (includes 4 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, and speaker appreciation dinner) [ ] $20 reduced student fee includes 4 x breakfast, 4 x lunch [ ] fee waiver for UIUC faculty, students, includes 4 x breakfast, 4 x lunch [ ] $30 ticket for speaker appreciation dinner Please e-mail this form to Alfred Hubler email@example.com. Edit this page
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