Flow Machines Workshop 2014: Creativity and Universality in Language and Music Within the Flow Machines project we organize a workshop about "creativity and universal features in language and music". This workshop will gather prominent specialists in mathematical physics, linguistics and computer science. During 2.5, days we will seek for possible convergence between different viewpoints on these fascinating issues. WHEN: 18-20 June 2014 WHERE: Central Tower, Last Floor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu 75252 - Paris
WHAT: Quantitative methods applied to text and music reveal universal features of language and music. At the same time, originality is a highly appreciated feature of authors, composers, and performers. The aim of this workshop is to confront different quantitative approaches to characterize originality and universality in language and music.
The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation has been a forum where scientists with different backgrounds, yet sharing a common interest in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and the computational aspects of processes taking place in nature, meet and present their latest results.
Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation 2014 University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, July 14-18
The Jacob T. Schwartz International School for Scientific Research in 2010 opened a new set of summer schools on Computational Complex Systems The 2014 edition addresses Ph.D. students, junior and senior researchers to the forefront of research activity on data mining and computational models for the analysis, modeling and understanding smart cities. Recognized authorities in the field will give formal lectures tailoring these for an interdisciplinary audience. Participants will also have the opportunity to present the results of their research during a short communication session. As a whole, the planned summer school will allow participants to be exposed to cutting edge results in one of the most challenging research area, while at the same time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of one of the most beautiful italian islands.
Smart Cities July 27 - August 2, 2014, Lipari Island
The previous International Conference "Complex Systems and Applications (ICCSA)" was held in Le Havre during June 29 - July 2, 2009. It was an historical event, many of the most famous names in this topic have attended. This fourth ICCSA will be held again in France, Normandy, Le Havre on the Seine river estuary, during June 23 - 26, 2014. This conference will provide a unique international forum, where exciting interactions and communications take place among researchers, and it will bring fruitful cooperation and collaborations to the world community. The fourth ICCSA will focus on recent advances in complex systems and applications in all fields of science and engineering. There will be several invited expository addresses covering recent trends and many invited lectures on problems of current interest and important applications in various disciplines.
The ICAIS conference is the first of its kind. It aims at focusing on issues related to system adaptation and learning. It is the first conference that is entirely dedicated to this research area.
Sponsored by world pioneering and leading scientific societies such as the International Neural Network Society (INNS) and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. ICAIS strives to deepen understanding of various concepts such as online learning, self-growing, self-correction, self-organization and others which are at the heart of system adaptation. The 2014 edition will bring together international researchers, developers and practitioners from different horizons to discuss the latest advances in system learning and adaptation. ICAIS'14 will serve as a space to present the current state of the art but also future research avenues of this thematic. It will be a fruitful forum for exchanging research ideas pertaining to various aspects in this field of adaptive and intelligent systems.
ECCS’14 will be a major international conference and event in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general. It will offer unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude of application areas. Two days of the conference, 24 and 25 of September, are reserved for satellite meetings, which will cover a broad range of subjects on all aspects of Complex Systems, as reflected by the conference tracks.
As cloud computing turning computing and software into commodity services, everything as a service in other words, it leads to not only a technology revolution but also a business revolution. Insights and impacts of various types of services (infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, software as a service, business process as a service) have to be reexamined. 2014 IEEE International Congress on Big Data (BigData 2014) aims to provide an international forum that formally explores various business insights of all kinds of value-added "services." Big Data is a key enabler of exploring business insights and economics of services. BigData 2014's major topics include but not limited to: Big Data Architecture, Big Data Modeling, Big Data As A Service, Big Data for Vertical Industries (Government, Healthcare, etc.), Big Data Analytics, Big Data Toolkits, Big Data Open Platforms, Economic Analysis, Big Data for Enterprise Transformation, Big Data in Business Performance Management, Big Data for Business Model Innovations and Analytics, Big Data in Enterprise Management Models and Practices, Big Data in Government Management Models and Practices, and Big Data in Smart Planet Solutions.
3rd International Congress on Big Data June 27 - July 2, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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.
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, in Banff, Alberta, Canada
Complexity Digest's insight:
Currently, research in the community is organized into three streams: • Information theory and biochemistry (including information theory and intercellular communication); • Information theory and neuroscience; and • Information-theoretic analysis of biologically-inspired communication systems (including nanonetworking and design of biologically implemented information processing networks).
We propose a BIRS workshop to explore these streams, focusing on mathematical open problems that cut across the streams. The main objectives of this workshop would be: to bring together the most prominent researchers in this field; to discuss and review the current state of mathematical research in this field; to promote cross-pollination among the various streams of research to find common problems; and to collectively identify key future directions or open problems that would bring the greatest impact to this field over the next few years.
We are delighted to welcome the 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014) to Barcelona, Spain, from November 10th to November 13th.SocInfo 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.
The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence, alife, control, robotics, neurosciences, ethology, evolutionary biology, and related fields so as to further our understanding of the behaviors and underlying mechanisms that allow natural and artificial animals to adapt and survive in uncertain environments. The conference will focus on experiments with well-defined models --- robot models, computer simulation models, mathematical models --- designed to help characterize and compare various organizational principles or architectures underlying adaptive behavior in real animals and in synthetic agents, the animats.
The Student Conference on Complexity Science (SCCS) is the largest UK conference for early-career researchers working under the interdisciplinary framework of Complex Systems, with a particular focus on computational modelling, simulation and network analysis. Since 2010, this conference series has brought together PhD students and early career researchers from both the UK and overseas, whose interests span areas as diverse as quantum physics, ecological food webs or the economics of happiness. This interdisciplinary nature of the conference is reflected by the diversity of keynote speakers as well as practical, hands-on workshops.
The 4th Student Conference on Complexity Science will be held 19-22 August 2014 at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
The IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) is the largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. IEEE WCCI 2014 will host three conferences: The 2014 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2014), the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2014), and the 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2014). IEEE WCCI 2014 will engage in cross-fertilization among the three big areas and provide a stimulating forum for scientists, engineers, educators, and students from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.
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.