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Inhomogeneous random systems

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Inhomogeneous random systems

28-29 January 2014

Institut Henri Poincaré
11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie


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.

        Moderator: Jacek Miękisz (Warszawa)



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XLVII Winter Meeting on Statistical Physics 2018

XLVII Winter Meeting on Statistical Physics 2018 | CxConferences |
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, inclusive and informal environment.
The main program consists of plenary lectures given by selected invited speakers who present, in a non-technical way the "state of the art" in their fields of study, as well as their main contributions to the field. We invite students and postdocs to submit abstracts by December 5th to be considered in the poster session.


The XLVII Winter Meeting on Statistical Physics will take place in the city of Puebla, Puebla, México

from the 07th to the 10th of January 2018

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It’s Complicated…The Relationship of Complexity Theory to Normative Discourse in Science, Society, and Beyond

It’s Complicated…The Relationship of Complexity Theory to Normative Discourse in Science, Society, and Beyond | CxConferences |

Place & Date: 9am – 4:30pm, Nov 14th, 2017 at Clark Center S360, Stanford University.

Registration link:

There will be three focusing questions for the Symposium:

What is “Complexity Science”?
How is Complexity Science integrated into various disciplines?
How does Complexity Science affect how we solve scientific, social, or philosophical problems?
All proceedings of the Symposium will be professionally video recorded and uploaded to our Youtube account,

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9th International Conference on Complex Systems, ICCS 2018

This is the ninth in a series of conferences with two major aims: first, to investigate the common properties of very different complex systems; and second, to encourage cross fertilization among the many disciplines involved.

ICCS 2018 will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA, conveniently located between Harvard and MIT.


Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems

July 22-27th, 2018
Cambridge, MA

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International School and Conference on Network Science: NetSci 2018

International School and Conference on Network Science: NetSci 2018 | CxConferences |

NetSci 2018, the flagship conference of the Network Science Society, aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners working in the emerging area of network science. The conference fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in network science research across computer and information sciences, physics, mathematics, statistics, the life sciences, neuroscience, environmental sciences, social sciences, finance and business, arts and design.

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The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2018)

The ALIFE and ECAL conferences are the major meeting of the artificial life research community since 1987 and 1991, respectively. As a Hybrid of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) and the International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE), the 2018 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2018) will take place in outside both Europe and the US, in Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan, from July 23-28.
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The role of city size and urban form in the surface urban heat island

The role of city size and urban form in the surface urban heat island | CxConferences |

Urban climate is determined by a variety of factors, whose knowledge can help to attenuate heat stress in the context of ongoing urbanization and climate change. We study the influence of city size and urban form on the Urban Heat Island (UHI) phenomenon in Europe and find a complex interplay between UHI intensity and city size, fractality, and anisometry. Due to correlations among these urban factors, interactions in the multi-linear regression need to be taken into account. We find that among the largest 5,000 cities, the UHI intensity increases with the logarithm of the city size and with the fractal dimension, but decreases with the logarithm of the anisometry. Typically, the size has the strongest influence, followed by the compactness, and the smallest is the influence of the degree to which the cities stretch. Accordingly, from the point of view of UHI alleviation, small, disperse, and stretched cities are preferable. However, such recommendations need to be balanced against e.g. positive agglomeration effects of large cities. Therefore, trade-offs must be made regarding local and global aims.


The role of city size and urban form in the surface urban heat island
Bin Zhou, Diego Rybski & Jürgen P. Kropp
Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 4791 (2017)

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Complexities of Time

Complexities of Time | CxConferences |

This 7th Complexity Conference, organised by Para Limes​ attempts to unravel these mysteries. It will also touches on the nature of time and change, geographical, geophysical, cultural, the personal dimensions to time; how to deal with them and what they mean for analyzing and understanding our past, sensing and exploring our future and how to manage our lives, our systems, or the world we live in. Hear them out from top-notch speakers of prominent scientists and thinkers from this field

The conference will also host parallel & poster sessions and launch of the Asian Network of Complexity Scientists by the Complexity Institute. Thus is a partnership of the Para Limes and Complexity Institute.​


Complexity Conference 2018
Theme: Complexities of Time
​Date:     19-21 March 2018
Venue:   Nanyan​g Executive Centre, Singapore​​

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The Ninth International Conference on Guided Self-Organisation (GSO-2018) : Information Geometry and Statistical Physics

March 26 - 28, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences


The goal of Guided Self-Organization (GSO) is to leverage the strengths of self-organization (i.e., its simplicity, parallelization, adaptability, robustness, scalability) while still being able to direct the outcome of the self-organizing process. GSO typically has the following features:

(i) An increase in organization (i.e., structure and/or functionality) over time;

(ii) Local interactions that are not explicitly guided by any external agent;

(iii) Task-independent objectives that are combined with task-dependent constraints.

GSO-2018 is the 9th conference in a bi-annual series on GSO. Recent research is starting to indicate that information geometry, nonequilibrium statistical physics in general, and the thermodynamics of computation in particular, all play a key role in GSO. Accordingly, a particular focus of this conference will be the interplay of those three topics as revealed by their relationship with GSO.

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Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry | CxConferences |

One of the most frequently used scientific words, is the word “Entropy”. The reason is that it is related to two main scientific domains: physics and information theory. Its origin goes back to the start of physics (thermodynamics), but since Shannon, it has become related to information theory. This conference is an opportunity to bring researchers of these two communities together and create a synergy. The main topics and sessions of the conference cover:

  • Physics: classical Thermodynamics and Quantum
  • Statistical physics and Bayesian computation
  • Geometrical science of information, topology and metrics
  • Maximum entropy principle and inference
  • Kullback and Bayes or information theory and Bayesian inference
  • Entropy in action (applications)

The inter-disciplinary nature of contributions from both theoretical and applied perspectives are very welcome, including papers addressing conceptual and methodological developments, as well as new applications of entropy and information theory.


Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

  14-16 May 2018
Auditorium Enric Casassas, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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The Kreyon Conference Unfolding the dynamics of creativity and innovation conference will be held in Rome from 6th to 8th of September 2017 at Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

The aim of the conference is to gather scientists from many different disciplines (physics, mathematics, computer science, biology, social and cognitive sciences, arts, economics, business) to address fundamental questions about how people express their creativity and innovate both at the individual and collective levels.

The conference will feature three days (from september 6th to 8th) of scientific talks covering topics of creativity and innovation, while on Saturday the 9th plain conferences and discussions will engage a broad audience on the"Complexity of the future".
The conference will also feature a set of interactive installations and ateliers aimed at engaging participants
in “creative” activities.

The Kreyon conference is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and organized by Sapienza University in collaboration with ISI Foundation and Complexity Science Hub Vienna.

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6th International Young Scientists Conference in HPC and Simulation, 1-3 November, 2017, Kotka, Finland

Simulation and systems thinking is one way to explain the complex world in which we live. By collecting data and creating computer models, scientists can make predictions on critical problems, such as how to influence the flow of traffic, how an epidemic will spread or the probability of individuals in society becoming addicted to drugs. The conference will cover the aspects related to HPC, BigData, large scale simulation of complex systems and offers an ideal range of topics for final year Master’s student or starting PhD students interested in this domain.
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Algorithmic Design for Hybrid Collective Intelligence

The Algorithmic Design for Hybrid Collective Intelligence satellite (ADHEsIoN'17) is a one-day event in September 20, 2017, as part of the Conference on Complex Systems (CCS'17). This conference is the official annual conference of the Complex Systems Society and is scheduled to convene in September 17-22, 2017. The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on understanding how elements interact to give rise to global properties, along with how global properties can constrain these elements.


Across an increasingly broad spectrum of everyday life, artificial intelligence (AI) is challenging the utility of human intelligence. Yet modern AI often gains its power from exploiting big data resulting from human collective behaviors (e.g. web posting, crowdsourcing). Hence, while AI is often contrasted with human intelligence, both may be more synergistic than is usually admitted. We call for a reflection, on designs and processes that may oppose, or support, the intersection of AI and human intelligence, working towards an AI-enhanced, hybrid collective intelligence.

Submission Guidelines

We invite abstracts (~500 words; 1 Figure) for oral presentations (~20 min.) of work that address relevant challenges across a range of socio-technical domains including, but not limited to:​

  • AI-supported Team Collaboration: AI to promote smart pairing between individuals, tasks and resources, whilst preserving some control over the time of delivery; curating group dynamics for enhanced synchronicity and productivity whilst maintaining transparency;
  • Collective Decision Making: Promote enhanced collective decision making by exploiting the effect of simple rules on social network structures whilst avoiding discriminating effects;  
  • Collective Learning: Identify and exploit insight from past operations to support future actions (e.g. project bidding) whilst identifying and eliminating outliers in a robust, evidence-based way;  
  • Human-Computer Interaction: Elicit and aggregate information from online activity (e.g. user reputation) for various operations (e.g. online rating system) whilst dealing with ambiguity (e.g. self-contradictions, missing data) and malicious manipulations (e.g. spamming);
  • Open Science: Promote the reuse, redistribution and reproduction of research, whilst maintaining appropriate attribution of credit and rigor
  • Organizational Design: Organizations designed such that they promote enhanced collective functions (e.g. social learning, culture) whilst preserving accountability and auditability;
  • Rumor Propagation within Social/Collaborative Platforms: Maintaining their self-organized nature, whilst restricting the diffusion of falsehoods and emergence of ‘echo chambers’;
  • Science of Science: Using modern bibliographic data to identify fruitful research trajectories and develop robust productivity measures, whilst reducing the marginalization of underrepresented groups; 

Pervasive theoretical challenges across these exemplar domains include: 

  • Regulating self-organization of the collective in an auditable way;
  • Generating value from dormant information; 
  • Prediction and intrinsic limitations; 
  • Big vs. Useful Data;


Abstracts should be submitted at Deadline for submission is 30th of June 2017. All questions about submissions should be emailed to the organizers listed below.

Organizing committee
  • Dr Christos Ellinas (University of Bristol, Stevens Institute of Technology); 
  • Dr. Marc Santolini (Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School); 
  • Dr. Thomas Maillart (University of Geneva); 
  • Prof. Seth Bullock (University of Bristol); 
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Socinfo2017 – 9th International Conference on Social Informatics

Socinfo2017 – 9th International Conference on Social Informatics | CxConferences |

We are delighted to welcome the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2017) to Oxford, UK, in September 2017.

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.

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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.


Spring School
(4th edition)
Lake Como School of Advanced Studies
Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy, 14-18 May 2018

*** DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: February 18, 2018 ***

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Modeling and Visualizing Science and Technology Developments

This colloquium brings together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to present, discuss, and advance computational models and visualizations of science and technology (S&T). Existing computational models are being applied by academia, government, and industry to explore questions such as: What jobs will exist in ten years and what career paths lead to success? Which types of institutions will likely be most innovative in the future? How will the higher education cost bubble burst affect these institutions? What funding strategies have the highest return on investment? How will changing demographics, alternative economic growth trajectories, and relationships among nations impact answers to these and other questions? Large‐scale datasets (e.g., publications, patents, funding, clinical trials, stock market, social media data) can now be utilized to simulate the structure and evolution of S&T. Advances in computational power have created the possibility of implementing scalable, empirically validated computational models. However, because the databases are massive and multidimensional, both the data and the models tend to exceed human comprehension. How can advances in data visualizations be effectively employed to communicate the data, the models, and the model results to diverse stakeholder groups? Who will be the users of next generation models and visualizations and what decisions will they be addressing


Modeling and Visualizing Science and Technology Developments
December 4-5, 2017
Irvine, CA

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NetSciX2018: International School and Conference on Network Science

The central winter conference on Network Science, NetSci-X, is coming to Hangzhou, China. Bringing together leading researchers and innovators to connect, meet and establish interdisciplinary channels for collaboration. From biological and environmental networks, to social, technological and economic networks, NetSci-X 2018 links the Hangzhou spirit with the fresh outlook of Network Science.


International School and Conference
on Network Science
Jan 5-8 Hangzhou China

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NERCCS 2018: First Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems

NERCCS 2018: The First Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems aims to establish a venue of interdisciplinary scholarly exchange for complex systems researchers in the Northeast U.S. region to share their research outcomes through presentations and post-conference online publications, network with their peers in the region, and promote inter-campus collaboration and the growth of the research community.

NERCCS will particularly focus on facilitating the professional growth of early career faculty, postdocs, and students in the region who have only limited resources but will likely play a leading role in the field of complex systems science and engineering in the coming years.

The conference will be held in the Innovative Technologies Complex at Binghamton University, which is within driving distance from all major urban areas in the U.S. Northeast region.
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"Complexity, Criticality & Computation" (C3-2017) International Biannual Symposium

Complex systems is a new approach to science, engineering, health and management that studies how relationships between parts give rise to the collective emergent behaviours of the entire system, and how the system interacts with its environment.

What makes a system ‘complex’? A system can be thought of as complex if its dynamics cannot be easily predicted, or explained, as a linear summation of the individual dynamics of its components. In other words, the many constituent microscopic parts bring about macroscopic phenomena that cannot be understood by considering a single part alone (‘the whole is more than the sum of the parts’). There is a growing awareness that complexity is strongly related to criticality: the behaviour of dynamical spatiotemporal systems at an order/disorder phase transition where scale invariance prevails.

Complex systems can also be viewed as distributed information-processing systems, particularly in the domains of computational neuroscience, health, bioinformatics, systems biology and artificial life. Consciousness emerging from neuronal activity and interactions, cell behaviour resultant from gene regulatory networks and swarming behaviour are all examples of global system behaviour emerging as a result of the local interactions of the individuals (neurons, genes, animals). Can these interactions be seen as a generic computational process? This question shapes the third component of our symposium, linking computation to complexity and criticality.

We will consider a diverse range of systems, applications, theoretical and practical approaches to computational modelling of modern complex systems, including information theory, agent-based simulation, network theory, nonlinear dynamics, swarm intelligence, evolutionary methods, computational neuroscience, and econophysics, among others.


When: 9am - 5pm, December 11 - 13 (Mon - Wed), 2017
Where: Civil Engineering Lecture Room 1 (Rm 203), The University of Sydney
Cost: Free
Registration: Please email Mikhail Prokopenko with your name and affiliation, by 27 November 2017.

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CompleNet 2018 - 9th Conference on Complex Networks

CompleNet 2018 - 9th Conference on Complex Networks | CxConferences |

CompleNet is an international conference that brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines—from sociology, biology, physics, and computer science—who share a passion to better understand the interdependencies within and across systems. CompleNet is a venue to discuss ideas and findings about all types networks, from biological, to technological, to informational and social. It is this interdisciplinary nature of complex networks that CompleNet aims to explore and celebrate.


CompleNet 2018 - 9th Conference on Complex Networks

Boston (MA, US)

March 5-8, 2018

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Given the growth discipline complex network analysis tools and techniques, nthis could be a must do conference for 2018. Definitely one for the calendar. 
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AI and Beyond | NECSI

A practical guide for decision makers to the transformation of business
Artificial intelligence is changing the fundamentals of business. There are new ways to improve performance and new business opportunities. As AI is adopted the role of human beings will change. Understanding how to chart this transition is increasingly central to entrepreneurs, executives and the organizations they lead. What functions do you fully automate with AI, what functions do you augment with AI, and what functions should rely on human intelligence? Complex systems science reveals the different and complementary strengths of human and artificial intelligence, and how they can be combined for performance advantage in business.
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2nd Australian Social Network Analysis Conference (ASNAC 2017)

Welcome to the second Australian Social Network Analysis Conference (ASNAC 2017) to be held on the 28-29 November 2017 at the University of Sydney. This conference marks the second national meeting in Australia for researchers and practitioners who are working with social network analysis (SNA). 

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NetSci 2017 - Conference Agenda Manager

NetSci 2017 - Conference Agenda Manager | CxConferences |

NetSci 2017 Conference
JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis, IN
June 19 – 23, 2017

Join us in Indianapolis in June for NetSci 2017!


Online registration ends Sunday. June 11 at midnight (EDT). After this, only on-site registration will be available.  Complete your conference registration by going to:


22 organized Satellites on a variety of topics in the first two days:

Our International School with lectures on key topics in the field:

12 exciting keynote and invited speakers:

See our full agenda of lightning talks, oral presentations, and posters with a searchable agenda:

Oalf Sporns & Fil Menczer
Co-Chairs, NetSci 2017

Contact us at with questions. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @netsci2017

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Call for Late Breaking Abstracts, CCS'17

The flagship conference of the Complex Systems Society will go to Latin America for the first time in 2017. The Mexican complex systems community is enthusiast to welcome colleagues to one of our richest destinations: Cancun.

The conference will include presentations by Mario Molina (Environment, Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Raissa D’Souza (network science), Ranulfo Romo (neruoscience), Jaime Urrutia-Fucugauchi (geophysics), Antonio Lazcano (origins of life), Marta González (human mobility), Dirk Brockmann (epidemiology), Kristina Lerman (information sciences), Stefano Battiston (economics) John Quackenbush (computational biology), Giovanna Miritello (data science), César Hidalgo (collective learning), and many more.

There will be a discussion panel on the past, present, and future of complexity, 23 satellites, and more than 300 oral presentations. Join us for a rich exchange of the latest scientific advances.

We invite abstract contributions (500 words maximum) for poster presentations in the following tracks:
• Foundations of Complex Systems
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Language, Linguistics Cognition and Social Systems
• Economics and Finance
• Infrastructures, Planning and Environment
• Biological and (Bio)Medical Complexity
• Socio-Ecological Systems
• Complexity in Physics and Chemistry

Posters will be available during the whole week of the conference.


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Important dates:

  • Late breaking abstract deadline August 18th
  • Notifications within two weeks of submission
  • Conference September 17-22
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Research days on self-organization and swarm intelligence in cyber physical systems - Lakeside Labs

Research days on self-organization and swarm intelligence in cyber physical systems - Lakeside Labs | CxConferences |
The 2017 Research Days comprises a three-day workshop on self-organization and swarm intelligence in cyber physical systems (CPS). A group of experts in this domain will introduce their research topics in invited talks. Keynote speaker is Gianni A. Di Caro from Carnegie Mellon University (USA). The program also includes laboratory sessions with training on micro-robots. The workshop takes place from July 10 – 12, 2017 in the Lakeside Science and Technology Park, Klagenfurt, Austria. Registration is possible for a limited number of people. Interested researchers should apply as soon as possible.
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