September 14-16, 2012 Stanford University Palo Alto, California
This two-and-a-half day course is an intensive tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of effort that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive behavior can emerge from simple interactions among myriad individuals. This course, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute, is specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students and others who are curious to explore and apply this new transdisciplinary scientific approach.
The Research Days are an annual event concentrating on the core competence of Lakeside Labs - Self-organizing Networked Systems. During this workshop organized by Lakeside Labs GmbH in cooperation with the University of Klagenfurt, international experts devote themselves to a special topic in self-organization. The event is organized as a five days workshop in July. It takes place at Lakeside Labs in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria, near a beautiful lake and Alps scenery. Invited experts, local professors, and young researchers discuss and elaborate ideas in the field of Self-Organizing Systems (SOS). The main emphasis of the workshop is on soliciting discussions and creating new ideas regarding a topic related to self-organizing systems. The event greatly supports scientific exchange, networking, establishment of international collaborations, and joint research projects.
Workshop on Technologies for the Organisation, Adaptation and Simulation of Transportation Systems To be held at SASO 2012, in Lyon (France) on Friday, September 14, 2012
With the increasing mobility of people and goods around the globe, the management of the transportation system as a whole becomes a very complex task, and it requires a better knowledge of users' travels and behaviours as well as their interactions with their environment. To carry out this work, modeling methods and simulation tools are playing an increasingly importance. Self-adaptive and self-organising systems seem to be particularly appropriate for infrastructure design, network operation and new mobile services.
The school will provide in-depth reference courses to a multi-disciplinary audience of researchers and students. The level of lectures will range from introductory to advanced, as attendees are not expected to be familiar with all the fields covered. Lecture topics will address specific complex systems methods and tools and their relevance to various disciplines (physics, biology, computer science, geography, sociology, linguistic, etc.). An emphasis will be given to pattern detection in complex systems.
In a seminar at the University of the West of England on April 18th 2012, Professor Mary Uhl-Bien provides an overview of the emerging field of complexity leadership, and discusses how and why it is changing the way we think about the study and practice of leadership
Dynamics Days, founded in 1980, is one of the longest standing and most respected international series of meetings devoted to the field of dynamics and nonlinearity. Traditionally it has been bringing together researchers from a wide range of backgrounds including physics, biology, engineering, chemistry and mathematics for interdisciplinary research in nonlinear science.
The Latsis Symposium of ETH Zurich is a prestigious yearly event, sponsored by the Latsis foundation. Organized by the Chair of Systems Design of ETH Zurich, the Latsis Symposium 2012 asks the provocative question:
Can economics as a scientific discipline benefit from the natural sciences?
Call for Abstracts for the Fifth International Workshop on Guided Self Organisation (GSO-2012) to be held at University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, September 26-28, 2012: http://prokopenko.net/gso5.html
The workshop will bring together researchers from a richly diverse background who share interest in understanding and designing self-organising systems. Of particular interest are well-founded, but general methods for characterising such systems in a principled way eith the view of ultimately allow them to be guided toward pre-specified goals. Information theory, nonlinear dynamics and graph theory are core to many of these methods, and quantifying complexity and its sources is a common theme.
The 5th workshop on Complex Systems Modelling and Simulation (CoSMoS 2012) will take place as a satellite workshop of the Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCUN) at the University of Orléans, France on 3rd September 2012.
The European Data Forum (EDF) 2012 will take place on June 6-7, 2012 in Copenhagen (Denmark) at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). It is a meeting place for industry, research, policymakers and community initiatives to discuss the challenges of Big Data and the emerging Data Economy and to develop suitable action plans for addressing these challenges.
In anticipation of preparing the next generation of network scientists, as well as addressing the urgent needs in improving STEM education overall, we are hosting the first symposium to specifically address how network science will transform STEM education in the coming years. The Satellite Symposium Education-Infuse Network Science into K-12 and Undergraduate Education (NetSciEd) will include preeminent speakers from education practice and research as well as the network science community, culminating in a highly interactive panel discussion to determine directions in support of research and practice in the use of network science to improve education.
Northeastern University Evanston Campus Evanston, IL, USA
The Neuro Bureau is proud to announce the 2012 Brainhack to be held from September 1-4 at the Max Plank Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.
Brainhack is a unique event with the goals of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and open neuroscience. The structure for the conference builds from the concepts of an unconference and hackathon. The term “unconference” refers to a conference structure in which most of the content is dynamically chosen by the participants – and a hackathon is an event where participants collaborate intensively on science-related projects. Brainhack will be a blend of both elements. On the last day, collaborative groups will give a brief presentation detailing their project, and the progress that was made over the course of the Brainhack.
We encourage participants across all disciplines related to neuroimaging to come prepared to present and discuss their research interests. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to present a poster during the first evening of the workshop.