The symposium Understanding Complex Systems is designed to bring together researchers from many academic
disciplines and industry and stimulate cross-disciplinary
research activities to build and advance the Complex Systems Research community. 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. One session will be on defense issues, ranging from agent based models of the rise and fall of social organizations, including conflict and confict resolution to landmine counter-measures. The session "Beyond the Edge of Science" will feature thought provoking ideas and concepts.
Participants in the Cybernetics conference are welcome to participate in UCS free of charge. Please register for the conference, and if you plan on having lunch and/or dinner with us, please sign up on the registration page. $45 will cover lunch and the speaker appreciation dinner, and $20 will pay for lunch all four days of the conference.
Likewise, registerd UCS participants are encouraged to participate in the cybernetics conference that will be taking place adjacent to the complex systems conference.
Keywords: many interacting objects, networks, system of systems, computational complexity, algorithmic complexity, minimal algorithms, NP-complete, cell as a system, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology, informatics, chaos fractals, neural nets, genetic algorithms, nonlinear dynamics, cellular automata, avalanches, granular materials
The conference helps to build the Complex Systems research community. In addition, it offers all presenters of posters and talks an excellent opportunity to publish high quality research quickly in the journal Complexity through an accelerated referee process. Complexity is a leading journal in the field.
All participants are welcome to contribute a short talk (20-min. plus 10min discussion), and to present a poster in the poster session. In addition, all participans can communicate a paper at the preprint table during the coffee breaks.
Please send an abstract (150-500 words) as soon as possible by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate on
your registration form the type of your presentation. The conference schedule
will be updated daily.
The conference offers an excellent opportunity to publish high quality research quickly in the journal COMPLEXITY through an accelerated referee process. COMPLEXITY is a leading journal in the field.
If you intend to communicate a paper at the preprint table, please bring a
sufficient number of copies of your paper to the symposium.
There will be a competition for the best poster by a junior researcher (non-tenured) and a competition for the best business talk by a junior researcher (non-tenured).
All registered participants are invited to submit a research paper.
Instant Online Publication. All submitted papers will be published
within a few days on a web server with the date at which they were received.
We accept all electronic file formats, but we recommend the use of PDF,
MS Word, or HTML. The papers will stay online for a couple of years.
The papers will be removed from the web server at the authors request.
Longterm Journal Publication. All registered participants are invited to submit a research paper for publication in the journal COMPLEXITY (click here for authors instructions) through an accelerated referee process. The conference papers will be in two issues of the journal Complexity. The deadline for research paper submissions for the first issue is September 30, 2008. The deadline for the second issue is November 15, 2008. The research papers should be submitted to the editorial office of Complexity by email (email@example.com) or mail (Joleen Rocque-Frank, PO Box 6865, Santa Fe, NM 87502, U.S.A.) and labeled as "invited conference paper".
Typically authors will take advantage of both options for their paper.
Conference Fees:General Fee
$ 290.00 Includes conference dinner, conference reception, four lunches, and the conference proceedings.
Reduced Fee for Junior Researches
$ 240.00 Includes conference dinner, conference reception, four lunches, and the conference proceedings.
for students and post doctorates
$ 45.00 Includes conference dinner and four lunches.
for UIUC faculty and students
$ 0.00Includes conference reception and four lunches if a poster or a talk is presented.
Travel Support: A limited number of travel grants is available for students and young researchers. To apply for travel support, please email Alfred W. Hubler, firstname.lastname@example.org with
• a one page summary of research or policy involvement with complex systems
• either a poster title or statement of why you wish to participate in the conference
• contact information
More information about Dr. Hubler can be found by visiting his blog.