The main aim of the Symposium is to facilitate the meeting of people working on different topics in different fields (mainly Economics, Finance and Computer Science) in order to encourage a structured multi-disciplinary approach to social sciences. Presentations and keynote sessions center around multi-agent modelling, from the viewpoint of both applications and computer-based tools. The event is also open to methodological surveys.
The event will be hosted by Social Simulation 2014, the 10th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. September 1-5th, 2014.
Swarm intelligence is a relatively new discipline that deals with the study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems. Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed many models to explain interesting aspects of social insect behavior such as self-organization and shape-formation. Recently, algorithms inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult computational problems. An example of a particularly successful research direction in swarm intelligence is ant colony optimization, the main focus of which is on discrete optimization problems. Ant colony optimization has been applied successfully to a large number of difficult discrete optimization problems including the traveling salesman problem, the quadratic assignment problem, scheduling, vehicle routing, etc., as well as to routing in telecommunication networks. Another interesting approach is that of particle swarm optimization, that focuses on continuous optimization problems. Here too, a number of successful applications can be found in the recent literature. Swarm robotics is another relevant field. Here, the focus is on applying swarm intelligence techniques to the control of large groups of cooperating autonomous robots.
ANTS 2014 will give researchers in swarm intelligence the opportunity to meet, to present their latest research, and to discuss current developments and applications.
El Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad (C3) tiene el placer de organizar un evento para un amplio público con ponentes invitados nacionales e internacionales con el objetivo de mostrar los beneficios que el enfoque de la complejidad ha logrado en diversas áreas, incluyendo sistemas biológicos, sociales, culturales y tecnológicos. Durante el evento también se presentarán los distintos programas de investigación que se están desarrollando en el C3 y el proyecto del nuevo edificio del C3 en Ciudad Universitaria. Con este simposio se invita a la comunidad universitaria a participar y colaborar en el desarrollo de proyectos y la resolución de problemas en campos múltiples usando las herramientas que ofrecen las ciencias de la complejidad.
Simposio Complejidad y Multidisciplina El Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad de la UNAM (4, 5 y 6 de noviembre, 2013) Auditorio Alfonso Caso, Ciudad Universitaria http://c3.unam.mx/simposio
Cellular Automata present a very powerful approach to the study of spatio-temporal systems where complex phenomena build up out of many simple localinteractions.
The ACRI conference has been traditionally focused on challenging problems and new research not only in theoretical but application aspects of cellularautomata, including cellular automata tools and computational sciences. It is also concerned with applications and solutions of problems from the fields of physics, engineering, environment science, social science and life sciences. Its primary goal is to discuss problems from a variety of scientific fields, to identify new issues and to enlarge the research fields of cellular automata. Since its inception, the ACRI conference has attracted an ever-growing community and has raised knowledge and interest in the study of cellular automata for both new entrants into the field as well as researchers already working onparticular aspects of cellular automata.
The main goal of the 11th edition of ACRI 2014 Conference (Cellular Automata for Research and Industry) is to offer both scientists and engineers in academies and industries an opportunity to express and discuss their views on current trends, challenges, and state-of-the art solutions to various problems in the fields of arts, biology, chemistry, communication, cultural heritage, ecology, economy, geology, engineering, medicine, physics, sociology, traffic control,etc.
Paper submission: March 19, 2014Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: April 15, 2014Final version of the paper for the proceedings: May 14, 2014Conference: September 22-25, 2014
The purpose of the meeting is to bring together the national community of physicists working on statistical physics and related areas, in order to exchange knowledge, results and discuss new lines of research. We also invite a group of internationally-well known scientists who have made fundamental contributions in their respective fields. This provides the opportunity to exchange ideas between national and foreign colleagues in a pleasant and informal environment.
The 2013 Brainhack will be held from October 23-26, 2013 at the Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques, Sèvres (just outside of Paris). Brainhack 2013 is a unique event with the goals of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and open neuroscience. The structure builds from the concepts of an unconference and hackathon. Participants interested in neuroimaging from any discipline are welcome. Ideal participants span in range from graduate students to professors across any disciplines willing to contribute (e.g., mathematics, computer science, engineering, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, medicine, art, etc…).
October 23-26, 2013
Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques, Sèvres, France
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together researchers from a variety of fields relevant to understanding and designing collective intelligence of many types. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: • human computation • social computing • crowdsourcing • wisdom of crowds (e.g., prediction markets) • group memory and extended cognition • collective decision making and problem-solving • participatory and deliberative democracy • animal collective behavior • organizational design • public policy design (e.g., regulatory reform) • ethics of collective intelligence (e.g., “digital sweatshops”) • computational models of group search and optimization • emergence and evolution of intelligence • new technologies for making groups smarter
In the last decade, network theory has been revealed to be a perfect instrument to model the structure of complex systems and the dynamical process they are involved into. The wide variety of applications to social sciences, technological networks, biology, transportation and economic, to cite just only some of them, showed that network theory is suitable to provide new insights into many problems. The goal of this school is twofold: I. Provide a theoretical background to PhD students and young researchers in the field, with particular attention to current trends in Network Science; II. Promote philosophical and scientific exchange between all participants, i.e., lecturers and attendants.
Institut Henri Poincaré 11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie Paris
The aim of this annual workshop, in conjunction with the "Journées de Physique Statistique", is to bring together mathematicians and physicists working on disordered or random systems, and to discuss recent developments on themes of common interest. Each of the two days is devoted to a specific topic:
Tuesday 28 January: Synchronization.
Moderator: Giambattista Giacomin (Paris)
Wednesday 29 January: Time delays in stochastic systems.
NIDISC 2014 is the 17th International Workshop on Nature Inspired Distributed Computing
Held in conjunction with The 28th IEEE/ACM International Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPDPS 2014)
May 19-23, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona
Techniques based on metaheuristics and nature-inspired paradigms can provide efficient solutions to a wide variety of problems. Moreover, parallel and distributed metaheuristics can be used to provide more powerful problem solving environments in a variety of fields, ranging, for example, from finance to bio- and health-informatics.
This workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for researchers to explore the connection between metaheuristics and the development of solutions to problems that arise in operations research, parallel computing, telecommunications, and many others. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Nature-inspired methods (e.g. ant colonies, GAs, cellular automata, DNA and molecular computing, local search, etc) for problem solving environments.Parallel and distributed metaheuristics techniques (algorithms, technologies and tools).Applications combining traditional parallel and distributed computing and optimization techniques as well as theoretical issues (convergence, complexity, etc).Other algorithms and applications relating the above mentioned research areas.
Submission Deadline - December 16, 2013 Notification of Acceptance - January 27, 2014 Final Copy Due - March 14, 2014 Workshop - May 19-23, 2014
Jan. 6-10 CX201: Complex Physical, Biological & Social Systems
Jan. 12 CX102: Computer Programming and Complex Systems
Jan. 13-17 CX202: Complex Systems Modeling and Networks
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA
These courses are intended for faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, professionals and others who would like to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of complex systems for application to research in their respective fields, or as a basis for pursuing complex systems research. The winter school offers two intensive week-long courses. The courses consist of lectures, discussions, and supervised group projects. Though the second week builds on material covered in the previous week, CX201 is not a prerequisite for CX202. You may register for either or both weeks. If desired, arrangements for credit at a home institution may be made in advance.
Les Houches thematic school on: structure and dynamics of complex networks The field of complex network has reached a mature stage, with many concepts, tools and methods widely used by many research groups.
The school aims at giving a solid fundamental background to PhD students and young researchers working with or on complex networks, by introducing the main concepts and tools that are useful in this field. The school will introduce the concepts and tools of graph theory, statistical physics, statistical analysis, modeling, and visualization used in the field of complex networks.
International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 19th '14, Beppu, JAPAN, Jan. 22-24, 2014) invites you all to present original research and to discuss development of new technologies concerning artificial life and robotics based on computer simulations and hardware designs of state-of-the-art technologies.
The Network Frontier Workshop 2013 is a three-day event highlighting leading-edge research on complex networks. Participants working on innovative aspects of complex systems will communicate recent results and ideas relevant to fields as diverse as brain, climate, and socio-technological research. Sessions will include theory and applications of nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics in the context of synchronization, cascades, transportation, control, and failure recovery in complex dynamical systems.
December 4-6, 2013 Northwestern University Evanston, IL