Synthetic Biology’s vision to repurpose living cells as substrates for general computation has manifested itself in genetic circuit designs that attempt to implement Boolean logic gates, digital memory, oscillators, and other circuits from electrical engineering. Yet, the various achievements in the realm of Synthetic Biology remain isolated and generally lack the modularity and scalability of their electronic counterparts.
This ECAL 2015 satellite workshop revisits cornerstone achievements in Synthetic Biology research that address general computability in biological substrates, in order to demarcate key in-vivo and in-silico challenges of this novel research area. Topics will deal with how paradigms borrowed from digital, electronic devices are best implemented in large-scale biological substrates, and whether unconventional computing paradigms, such as those developed in the research field of Artificial Life, might offer more promising routes toward full-fledged biological computation.
* Martyn Amos, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK * Friedrich Simmel, Technische Universität München, Germany
Symposium and workshop on social network analysis - SFECA2015
We organised a french symposium and workshop on social network analysis in animal societies for the french congress for the study of animal behaviour - SFECA2015. information can be found on the websiste
This new annual computational social science summit is designed to create a broad community of social science researchers - academics, tech industry workers, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts – dedicated to advancing sociological knowledge through computational methods. Our goal is to foreground social science research and identify areas that can benefit from a deep engagement with computer science and related areas. The Summit will take place over three days, from May 15-17 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, IL.
After the success of the previous editions (ICCS’12 and WCCS14), we are very glad to announce the WCCS15, “Third World Conference on Complex Systems“. The WCCS15 will be organized by Ibn Zohr University; Moroccan Society of Complex Systems and National College of IT (ENSIAS, Mohamed V Souissi University) in partnership with IEEE Moroccan section and International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Science during November 23-25, 2015 in Marrakech-Morocco.
The annual European Conferences on Complex Systems (ECCS) have become a major venue for the Complex Systems Community since they were started in 2003. For the first time, this year, the conference will be held in North America to foster and multiply contacts between the European, North American and Asian communities working in this domain. CCS’15will be a major international conference and event in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general.
The conference will offer unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude of application areas, as reflected by the conference tracks:
Conference Main Tracks
Foundations of Complex Systems (complex networks, self-organization, nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics, mathematical modeling, simulation)
Information and Communication Technologies (Internet, WWW, search, semantic web)
Language, Linguistics, Cognition and Social Systems (evolution of language, social consensus, artificial intelligence, cognitive processes)
Economics and Finance (social networks, game theory, stock market, crises)
Dynamics of Multi-Level Systems Seminar/School — 01 - 12 June 2015 Workshop — 15 - 19 June 2015
The emergence of levels is a key feature in a variety of complex systems. Experts from different disciplines will discuss current trends in the theoretical understanding of multi-level and multi-scale systems and present applications from physics and chemistry, sociology and economics, ecology and neuroscience. Workshop topics include ● multiscale methods ● hierarchies in dynamical systems ● physics of information ● self-organization and level identification ● multilevel networks ● coarse graining ● aggregation methods
LOCATION: Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
Complex structures and behaviors spontaneously occur in a variety of simple, table-top chemical experiments. The study of these systems has surged in recent years for a variety of reasons. For example, such chemical systems are excellent laboratories for studying how "more is different." Also, many of these systems have patterns or growth processes that resemble living matter and so may be useful for understanding these more complicated systems. Finally, mastering the growth and control of these systems may lead to new technologies. This international conference seeks to bring together theorists and experimentalists on topics related to: Emergence Hierarchies Self-Construction of Complex Chemical Structures and Systems Systems Chemistry Growth Theory Hydrodynamics and the Formation of Precipitation Structures Chemical Networks Chemical Gardens Protocells Origin of Life
The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) will be holding its 3rd International Symposium on January 13-15, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan.
The main theme of ELSI's 3rd International Symposium is the fundamental question: "Is there life in the Universe, outside Earth?" We still don't know the answer, but there is a good chance that the answer will be found within our lifetime. Robotic exploration within the solar system, as well as observations of planets circling other stars, may soon give us more tentative hints, and possibly even convincing evidence, of extraterrestrial forms of life. During the 3-day symposium, we will address three questions, respectively: 1) which planets seem fit as potential cradles of life; 2) what can we say about the likely properties of more universal forms of life, different from the one specific example we know on Earth; and 3) how can we best try to find signs of life elsewhere.
The annual interdisciplinary conference that brings together researchers from the academy, businesses, non profits, governments and the world at large to share insights and ideas from a variety of fields relevant to understanding and designing collective intelligence in its many forms.
May 31 – June 2, 2015 @ the Marriott Santa Clara in Santa Clara, CA
Many real systems can be modeled as networks, where the elements of the system are nodes and interactions between elements are edges. An even larger set of systems can be modeled using dynamical processes on networks, which are in turn affected by the dynamics. Networks thus represent the backbone of many complex systems, and their theoretical and computational analysis makes it possible to gain insights into numerous applications. Networks permeate almost every conceivable discipline —including sociology, transportation, economics and finance, biology, and myriad others — and the study of “network science” has thus become a crucial component of modern scientific education.
The school “Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications” offers a succinct education in network science. It is open to all aspiring scholars in any area of science or engineering who wish to study networks of any kind (whether theoretical or applied), and it is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. The aim of the school is to deepen into both theoretical developments and applications in targeted fields.
Aim and scope: This summer school will provide opportunities to collect experience with modern data analysis, in particular Big Data analytics. This includes subjects such as how to mine data in the Internet and data of Social Media. Moreover, participants will be able to work with us on the Planetary Nervous System. The Planetary Nervous System is a large-scale distributed research platform that will provide real-time social mining services as a public good. Existing Big Data systems threaten social cohesion as they are designed to be closed, proprietary, privacy-intrusive and discriminatory. In contrast, the Planetary Nervous System is an open, privacy-preserving and participatory platform designed to be collectively built by citizens and for citizens. The Planetary Nervous System is enabled by Internet of Things technologies and aims at seamlessly interconnecting a large number of different pervasive devices, e.g. mobile phones, smart sensors, etc. For this purpose, several universal state-of-the-art protocols and communication means are introduced. A novel social mining paradigm shift is enabled: Users are provided with freedom and incentives to share, collect and, at the same time, protect data of their digital environment in real-time. In this way, social mining turns into a knowledge extraction service for public good. The social mining services of the Planetary Nervous System can be publicly used to build novel innovative applications. Whether you would like to detect an earthquake, perform a secure evacuation or discover the hot spots of a highly frequented city, the Planetary Nervous system makes this possible by collectively mining social activities of participatory citizens. See http://www.nervousnet.ethz.chhttp://futurict.blogspot.ch/2014/09/creating-making-planetary-nervous.html for more information.
The IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) is the largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. The IEEE WCCI 2016 will host three conferences: The 2016 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2016), the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2016), and the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2016) under one roof. It encourages cross-fertilization of ideas among the three big areas and provides a forum for intellectuals from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.
2016 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada 25-29 July 2016 wcci2016.org
Call for papers The Global Brain and the Future Information Society
The Global Brain can be defined as the self-organizing network formed by all people on this planet together with the information and communication technologies that connect and support them. As the Internet becomes faster, smarter, and more encompassing, it increasingly links its users into a single information processing system, which functions like a nervous system for the planet Earth. The intelligence of this system is collective and distributed: it is not localized in any particular individual, organization or computer system. It rather emerges from the interactions between all its components—a property characteristic of a complex adaptive system. Such a distributed intelligence may be able to tackle current and emerging global problems that have eluded more traditional approaches. Yet, at the same time it will create technological and social challenges that are still difficult to imagine, transforming our society in all aspects.
Computational Dynamic Analysis of Biological Processes is one of the most challenging research areas in modern life science. Topics such as Disease Dynamics, Drug Resistance, Immune System Analysis, Emerging Mutations, Microbiome Analysis, and Biological Networks Evolution involve intriguing and still unsolved problems. On the other hand, the availability of Next Generation Sequencing and other High-throughput techniques provide a strong support for scientists working in this field. Our main and special guest lectures will address the scope focusing on algorithms, computational models, biomedical and biotechnological results on this field. From the enclosed bibliography, it appears that the selected themes have received much attention in the scholarly literature ranging from Nature and Science to Bioinformatics Journals.
The goal of this workshop is to encourage the collaboration between young researchers with different backgrounds to develop new science in complex systems. Participants will present their current work and interests and begin to develop multidisciplinary projects with other participants through different activities.
Winter Workshop on Complex Systems 2015 19th - 23rd of January 2015 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
The 13th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2015) will be held in York, United Kingdom, 20-24 July 2015, hosted by the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis at the The University of York. ECAL 2015 will be based around the theme "Embodiment, Interaction, Conversation".
The 2015 International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF 2015)，co-sponsored by the IEEE Electron Devices Society and Xidian University, will be held from 2 to 6 June2015, in the beautiful, historic city of Xi’an, CHINA. The aim of this biennial conference is to bring together specialists in fluctuation and noise phenomena from different fields in science, engineering and business, including material, electronic and optoelectronic devices, sensors, mesoscopic systems and nanostructures, analog and digital circuits and systems, complex systems, biological and biophysical systems, social and financial systems, reliability, to address both fundamental and applies issues.
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