Health Systems Complexity is a cross-disciplinary research field that takes a unique system dynamics view of health, examining all aspects from the molecular level all the way up to healthcare and governance itself. Health Systems Complexity at the NTU in Singapore is aligned with world-wide initiatives to model patients, like the Virtual Physiological Human, and the health systems in which they function. At the NTU one of the aims is to develop scenario-based decision support systems to assess the influence of healthcare and medication measures on the whole health chain, from the biomedical effects to the impact on social and health policy.
The Health Systems Complexity symposium is pleased to have renowned scholars, scientists, educators and leaders from different corners of the world to talk about how the notion of complexity science can help in understanding health in an integrative way. The symposium presents a revolutionary approach to reforming basic practice and large-scale care delivery, based on the concept of health care as a complex, self-organized, and self-interactive system. The goals of this symposium is to bring together original thinkers who do not shy away from unconventional methods to address the tremendous challenges the growing and aging population of our world is facing.
Event Date 08 Jul 2013 09:00 AM (Mon) - 09 Jul 2013 06:00 PM (Tue) Venue Education Wing, Level 3, Lecture Room 4, Nanyang Executive Centre, NTU, Singapore
Nowadays there is an ongoing intense scientific debate around the definition of the foundational concepts as well as about the most appropriate methodological approaches to deal with the understanding of social dynamics. The challenge of understanding human behaviors is complex and intricate. Humans are intentional (and not necessarily rational) and the dynamics of social behavior are influenced by multitude of factors. In particular, with the advent of the Big Data era– i.e. the explosion of available datasets from technological mediated communication – that challenge has increased its complexity. If on the one hand we can have access to an enormous set of observable social and mobility traces, on the other hand there is a lack of theoretical concepts to ground and interpret data as an expression of individual and social behavior. The event is intended to gather the most proficient scientists and companies working at the edge of the computational social science and big data to detail the new frontiers and challenges with an interdisciplinary, tight and non reductionist approach.The symposium is open to all researchers, scientists and practitioners.
Invited Speakers: Alessandro Vespignani, David Lazer, Nicola Santoro
CSSS-Chile is an intensive 11-day exploration of biocomplexity and the complex behavior in the environment and social sciences. This school is intended for graduate and postdoctoral fellows. Topics include social dynamics, scaling and network theory, ecology and nonlinear dynamics among others. The school is open to students from all countries. Participants are expected to attend for the full 11 days.
Jean-Marie Lehn, University Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, Robert Langer, MIT Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science Alan Fersht, University of Cambridge Uwe Sleytr, University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Tom Blundell, University of Cambridge Charlotte Hauser, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Andrew Marshall, Nature Biotechnology Astride Gräslund, Stockholm University, Maria Masucci, Karolinska Institute Ingemar Ernberg, Karolinska Institute Horst Vogel, EPFL-Lausanne Martin Egli, Vandelbilt University Marc Rioult, 3DMatrix-Europe, Lyon, France Joel Janin, CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette, France Philip Merssersmith, Northwestern University William DeGrado, University of California San Francisco Philipp Baask, NanoTemper, Münich, Germany Mary Chan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Hiroshi Fukumura, Tohoku University, Japan Lotta Tegler, University of Linköpin, Sweden Christian Riekel, ESRF, Grenoble, France Jörg Lebahn, DESYLAB, Hamburg, Germany Yusuke Nagai, Menicon Ltd, Japan Christophe Egles, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France Steve Yang, the Yang Trust Fund Sam Haryono, Cancer Clinic, Jakarta, Indonesia Shuguang Zhang, MIT
Lecturers Rafael Barrio Instituto de Física, UNAM. Mexico Carlos Gershenson Instituto de Investigación en Matemáticas Aplicadas y Sistemas, UNAM. Mexico Holger Henning Harvard University. USA David Hochberg Centro de Astrobiología, CSIC/INTA. Spain Henrik Jensen Imperial College London. UK María Elena Lárraga Instituto de Ingeniería, UNAM. Mexico
Bringing leaders from around the globe in science and practice from across disciplines together to explore and advance our understanding of complex systems in our modern world and the implications for opportunity and risk. Boston, MA, 2013-4-29
TDN 2013 (Temporal and Dynamic Networks: From Data to Models) is a two-day workshop focused on all aspects of temporal and dynamic networks. The workshop is co-located with NetSci 2013, the annual conference on network science, that will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 3 to 7 of June, 2013.
Deadline for abstract submission is April 1, 2013.
Authors are invited to submit an abstract and paper for the Complex Adaptive Systems Conference to be held November 13-15, 2013, at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. This year's theme is "Emerging Technologies for Evolving Systems: Socio-technical, Cyber and Big Data". Abstracts and papers should be submitted in one of the following topical areas.
We are delighted to welcome the International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2013) to Kyoto, Japan. The conference will take place from November 25 to 27 at Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University.
The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2013) is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set of social phenomena. To that end, we are inviting interdisciplinary papers, on applying information technology in the study of social phenomena, on applying social concepts in the design of information systems, on applying methods from the social sciences in the study of social computing and information systems, on applying computational algorithms to facilitate the study of social systems and human social dynamics, and on designing information and communication technologies that consider social context.
Program The workshop will run for two days, with an evening dinner cruise on Lake Zurich after the first day. Two sessions each day will consist of talks by invited speakers and there will be a panel discussion at the end of each day. A detailed agenda will be published soon.
Poster session The poster session offers an opportunity for an interactive presentation of your work. If you want to present a poster, please submit a pdf file of it (max. 5 megabytes) to email@example.com. The best posters will be selected for the poster exhibition by the program committee. The submission deadline is July 31.
The fundamental position taken by the conference designers is based in circular causality, which was at the heart of the concerns of the Macy Conferences (1946 to 1952) where cybernetics took its contemporary form. It is easy to talk about circular causality, but to live within it is harder.
This event, hosted by the Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and organized by the Center of Complex Network Research at Northeastern University on June 17th, brings together social scientists, computer scientists, economists, physicists and mathematicians to discuss the quantitative laws and patterns behind success.
Pierre Azoulay James A. Evans Santo Fortunato Gautam Mukunda Alexander M. Petersen Camille Sweeney Arnout van de Rijt Brian Uzzi Christoph Riedl Nicola Perra Duncan Watts Chaoming Song
You are cordially invited to participate in the thirteenth biennial Latin American Workshop on Nonlinear Phenomena, XIII LAWNP, to be held in Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba, Argentina, from October 21 to October 25, 2013. The Workshop will begin on Monday noon and it will end on Friday at late evening. The main Workshop activities will be at the Portal del Lago Hotel located in a natural environment with an ideal atmosphere that promotes interactions between established senior scientists, junior researchers and PhD students.
ECCS'13: Satellite Meeting INFORMATION PROCESSING IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS (IPCS'13)
Wednesday September 18th, 2013 World Trade Center, Barcelona
All systems in nature have one thing in common: they process information. Information is registered in the state of a system and its elements, implicitly and invisibly. As elements interact, information is transferred. Indeed, bits of information about the state of one element will travel – imperfectly – to the state of the other element, forming its new state. This storage and transfer of information, possibly between levels of a multi level system, is imperfect due to randomness or noise. From this viewpoint, a system can be formalized as a collection of bits that is organized according to its rules of dynamics and its topology of interactions. Mapping out exactly how these bits of information percolate through the system could reveal new fundamental insights in how the parts orchestrate to produce the properties of the system. A theory of information processing would be capable of defining a set of universal properties of dynamical multi level complex systems, which describe and compare the dynamics of diverse complex systems ranging from social interaction to brain networks, from financial markets to biomedicine. Each possible combination of rules of dynamics and topology of interactions, with disparate semantics, would reduce to a single language of information processing.
Topics Supply chains as economic networks and “critical infrastructures” Response to external shocks and inherent instabilities Risk reduction, disaster response management, and insurance issues The following questions will be addressed: What kinds of hazards are there? What are the challenges? What does the interaction of regulators and the industry look like during a critical event? What are the critical parts in supply chains seen from the different perspectives? How can one identify them, what could be improved?
Speakers The following speakers have already confirmed Prof. Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. Dr. Paul Schönsleben, ETH Zurich Prof. Dr. ManMohan Sodhi, Cass Business School London Prof. Dr. Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Prof. Dr. Uta Jüttner, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dr. Till Becker, Jacobs University Bremen Dr. Robert de Souza, Executive Director of the The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific (TLI - Asia Pacific) Dr. Kamil Mizgier, UBS Adrian Clements, General Manager Asset Risk Management, ArcelorMittal Paul Kriegbaum, Fraport AG
Networks are ubiquitous and the scientific discipline of network science has flourished in the last decade. As a means to study complex interactions, two particular application areas are social and information science. On the one hand side, the www as a pool of hyper-linked information can be represented with the help of networks (and this representation is the basis for google’s Page-rank algorithm), on the other hand side services like facebook, twitter or flickr provide the means for people to establish social networks of never-seen size – and hence provide the basis for what is now called computational sociology.
The scope of this this summer school is to provide PhD students and early PostDocs with a comprehensive 1-week insight into the “power of networks” in an information science and social media setting. In Six to nine lectures, established and well-known researchers (from Europe, US and Asia) will present cutting-edge research as well as provide the participants with valuable insight into challenges and methods.
The Summer School will take place from 10th to 15th June in Höllviken (south of Sweden, 1h by train from Copenhagen, Denmark), right after NetSci 2013.
The school is intended for postdocs, lecturers and predocs with a background in computer science (artificial intelligence) or computational linguistics (corpus linguistics or natural language processing) and a strong interest in music and the origins of language. There will be background lectures that introduce concepts from biology, anthropology, psychology, music theory and linguistics that are helpful to understand the nature of creativity, the role and intimate relations between language and music, and the mechanisms underlying cultural evolution. It contains technical lectures on the fundamental computational components required for language processing and technical ateliers to learn how to set up evolutionary linguistics experiments. Participants have the opportunity to present their latest research in a poster session. The school also features artistic ateliers in which participants create new creative works and engage in performance.
Music and the Origins of Language International Summer School on Agent-based Computational Models of Creativity, 15 – 20 September 2013 in Cortona (Italy)
Adaptive networks are networks whose topologies and states dynamically interact and coevolve. Modeling and predicting the dynamics of such networks is now recognized as one of the most significant challenges in network science.
STCAN 2013: NetSci 2013 Satellite Symposium on State-Topology Coevolution in Adaptive Networks solicits theoretical, computational, experimental and/or application-oriented research on any aspects of adaptive networks---either biological, social, or engineered. Its goals are to promote growth of the community on this emerging field of network research, to help develop common conceptual "languages" for modeling, analyzing and discussing the state-topology coevolution of various real-world adaptive networks, and thereby to galvanize interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration across many different areas of applications.