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Physics World special issue on "physics and sport"

Download the July 2012 issue of Physics World on "physics and sport". This special issue of Physics World looks at how physics principles underpin sporting success.
Discover the effects of technology and rule change on sporting performance in sprinting, swimming and the javelin.
Find out about the physics of the prosthetic devices that are helping disabled sports stars like Oscar Pistorius to perform almost as well as the top able-bodied athletes.
See how gymnasts, long jumpers and divers are all unconscious masters of the law of conservation of angular momentum.
Enjoy our interview with physicist Crispin Duenas, who is representing Canada in archery at this summer's Olympic Games.
Find out what athletes really "know" about physics, in the eyes of Physics World columnist Robert P Crease.

http://physicsworld.com/cws/download/jul2012

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2015 Computational Social Science Summit

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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.


http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/news-events/conference/csss/2015.aspx

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WCCS15: 2015 IEEE Third World Conference on Complex Systems.

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.


http://mscomplexsystems.org/wccs15/

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Conference on Complex Systems 2015 (CCS2015)

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’15 will 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)
  • Infrastructure, Planning and Environment (critical infrastructures, urban planning, mobility, transport, energy)
  • Biological Complexity (biological networks, systems biology, evolution, natural science, medicine and physiology)
  • Social Ecological Systems (global environmental change, green growth, sustainability, resilience)

 

Important Dates

15 April, 2015: Deadline for submission of satellite session proposals.

30 April, 2015: Deadline for submission of abstracts for papers, ignites, and posters.

15 May, 2015: Notification to satellite session organizers.

1 June, 2015: Notification to authors of papers, ignites, and posters.

15 August, 2015: Final abstracts due in electronic form.

28 September - 2 October, 2015: Conference in Tempe, Arizona


http://www.ccs2015.org

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  • Infrastructure, Planning and Environment (critical infrastructures, urban planning, mobility, transport, energy)
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1st International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspire Robotics 2015 (SWARM 2015)

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https://sites.google.com/site/swarm2015/

October 28 (Wed) - 30 (Fri), 2015
Kyoto, Japan

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GECCO 2015

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The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2015) will present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms, hyper heuristics, real-world applications, evolutionary machine learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behaviour, ant colony optimization, swarm intelligence, biological applications, evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more.


http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2015/

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Dynamics of Multi-Level Systems (DYMULT15)

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

http://www.pks.mpg.de/~dymult15/

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Emergence in Chemical Systems 4.0

Emergence in Chemical Systems 4.0
June 21-27, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

http://www.cse.uaa.alaska.edu/chemicalemergence4/


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
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International School and Conference on Network Science - NetSci2015

Zaragoza, Spain

2015-06-1:5

http://netsci2015.net

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The 3rd ELSI International Symposium

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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.


For more information: http://www.elsi.jp/en/research/activities/symposium/2015/01/sympo-03.html

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Collective Intelligence 2015

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

http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/collectiveintelligence/

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Complex networks: theory, methods and applications | Lake Como School of Advanced Studies

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.


http://ntma.lakecomoschool.org

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NECSI Winter School 2015

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Dates: January 5 - 16
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA


Week 1: January 5-9 CX201: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems

Lab: January 11 CX102: Computer Programming and Complex Systems

Week 2: January 12-16 CX202: Complex Systems Modeling and Networks


http://www.necsi.edu/education/school.html

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Winter Meeting on Statistical Physics

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The XLIV Winter Meeting on Statistical Physics will take place at the "Hotel Monte Taxco", Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico from January 6th to 9th, 2015.


https://sites.google.com/site/wintermeetingstatphys/

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IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems

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The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2015)
Boston Massachusetts; 21-25 September 2015
https://saso2015.mit.edu/

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2016 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

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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

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Emerging Patterns

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Date: 2 – 4 March 2015

Venue: Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang Technological University
Address: 60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673


http://www.paralimes.ntu.edu.sg/Events/Emerging%20Patterns/Pages/Welcome.aspx

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V Summer School on Statistical Physics of Complex and Small Systems

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona

July 6 to 17, 2015                                                                     
http://bit.ly/GSummer

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Summit IS4IS | International Society for Information Studies (ISIS)

ISIS Summit Vienna 2015
THE INFORMATION SOCIETY AT THE CROSSROADS
Response and Responsibility of the Sciences of Information
Vienna University of Technology, June 3-7, 2015

http://summit.is4is.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.


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Computational Dynamic Analysis of Biological Processes | Lipari School on BioInformatics and Computational Biology

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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.


Computational Dynamic Analysis of Biological Processes
http://lipari.cs.unict.it/LipariSchool/Bio
July 19 - July 25, 2015
Lipari Island, Italy

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Winter Workshop on Complex Systems 2015

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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

http://ai.vub.ac.be/complexity/

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13th European Conference on Artificial Life ECAL 2015

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".


http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/nature/ecal2015/

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IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2015)

The annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC) will be held during May 25-28, 2015, at Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan.


http://www.cec2015.org

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International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF 2015)

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.


http://icnf2015.xidian.edu.cn

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Chemical Complexity & Biology

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Chemical Complexity & Biology
STRASBOURG
2015-01-19:20


This meeting is about the exploration of the complex systems observed in biology at the molecular level. The purpose of the meeting is to show that life is a complex phenomenon indeed and explore the theoretical and molecular aspects of this complexity. This will be addressed in two aspects :
- with studies on how molecules (proteins, nucleic acids, metabolites, ...) interact in a complex interaction network and how the structural and spatial organization of the interactants may control the kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of these interactions.
- with examples of the large complex biophysics measurements typically found in the study of real biological problems and how to model and handle them.
 There are a lot of convergence on these aspects between supramolecular chemistry and biochemistry, on measure and big-data, on modeling and mathematical analysis etc.
The purpose of the meeting is to invite scientists from various fields in order to have a rich and fruitful discussion on these topics, and to show to the communities of biologists, chemists and analysts, the links which exist between all these approaches.


http://chemcomplex2015.sciencesconf.org

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USS-SWC univie: summer school - Scientific World Conceptions - The Computational Turn

Summer School, Vienna,  July 6-17 2015 (univie: summer schools (USS-SWC))


The Computational Turn. Simulation in Science


Principal Lecturers:

Rainer Hegselmann (University of Bayreuth)
Paul Humphreys (University of Virginia)
Margaret Morrison (University of Toronto)


Computational methods now play a central role in many areas of science and engineering ranging from astrophysics through the social sciences to the design and production of artifacts. Computational chemistry, computational biology, computational neuroscience, artificial life, artificial markets - the list is long and growing. Although not everything about these methods is revolutionary, they have nonetheless had a revolutionary impact of many aspects of our lives, from the way we design aircraft to trading in financial markets. Consequently they require us to rethink central topics in the philosophy and sociology of science and technology, such as the limits of human knowledge, the distribution of expertise in research teams, whether these methods are truly cross-disciplinary and if so what conclusions should we draw from that, and the relation between simulations and experiments. In a number of areas, such as complex micro-economic systems as well as high energy physics, the methods hold out the promise of greatly expanding the scope of what can be studied. Some emphasis will be given to the history of these methods and their origins in specific disciplines but special attention will be paid to the current use and future development of computational science including the role of massive data sets, the challenges of transparency, differences in modeling techniques between the natural and social sciences, and the relation between technological and scientific advances. The program is designed to appeal to scholars from a broad range of disciplines, and some sessions will be led by more than one lecturer to take advantage of their different but overlapping areas of expertise.


Specific Topics:

Computational approaches in natural and social sciences
Simulations and models: exploration, explanation and prediction
Computational models versus experimentation
Idealization and representation
Model validation and verification
Micro foundations in natural and social sciences
Social epistemology and network analysis
History of the computational turn
Challenges: replication, transparency
Data
Epistemological consequences of the computational turn


As an international interdisciplinary program, USS-SWC will bring graduate students in close contact with world-renowned scholars. It will operate under the academic supervision of an International Program Committee of distinguished philosophers, historians, and scientists. The program is directed primarily to graduate students and junior researchers in fields related to the annual topic, but the organizers also encourage applications from gifted undergraduates and from people in all stages of their career who wish to broaden their horizon through cross-disciplinary foundational issues in science.


For further information and an application form see: www.univie.ac.at/ivc/SWC

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