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Flow Machines Workshop 2014: Creativity and Universality in Language and Music

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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.


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EcoNet - NetSci 2018 Satellite - Submit your Abstract

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The effect of ecological network structure on the dynamics, stability, and, ultimately, diversity of ecological communities has been the center of an ongoing debate in the past 45 years. Several authors hypothesized that the observed departures from random structure observed in ecological networks are therefore "adaptive". Indeed, a common hypothesis is that biological network structure is influenced by evolution, coevolution and/or adaptation: structures yielding unfavorable dynamics would be eliminated from the space of possible networks, so that in nature we would tend to observe structures that have withstood the test of time. An alternative view is the "network spandrel" hypothesis - a nod to the famous critique of the adaptionist programme by Gould and Lewontin: deviations from randomness in biological networks are the by-product of the network assembly process, and are therefore non-adaptive. While the implications of network structure for community/population dynamics are well studied, we know very little regarding the effect of dynamics on the structure of networks. The goal of this satellite is to explore how these two alternative processes contribute to the structure of biological networks and to explore whether, and how, they can be disentangled. This debate is crucial for our understanding of network assembly in particular and for understanding processes of network optimization in nature in general. The satellite we are proposing will not only spark a new debate in biology, but is also highly relevant for other disciplines because understanding the relationship between structure and dynamics is a cornerstone of every complex adaptive system.

 

Submit your abstract here:

https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?timeout=1;key=65660754.A176lAlmLWLYLClq

 

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Computation by natural systems

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Over recent years it has become clear in various sciences that many natural systems perform computations. Research into the properties of these natural computers remains fragmented along disciplinary boundaries between computer science, physics, engineering and biology. The objective of this meeting is to overcome the fragmentation by bringing together researchers from different fields to discuss their latest finding on natural computation.

 

Computation by natural systems

Theo Murphy scientific meeting organised by Dr Dominique Chu, Professor Christian Ray and Professor Mikhail Prokopenko.

March 21-22, 2018

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ

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From Animals to Animats: 15th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior 2018

The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence, artificial life, control, robotics, neurosciences, ethology, evolutionary biology and related fields in order to further our understanding of the behaviours 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 including robot models, computer simulation models and mathematical models designed to help characterise and compare various organisational principles or architectures underlying adaptive behaviour in real animals and in synthetic agents, the animats.
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Call for Papers | ALIFE 2018

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CALL FOR PAPERS
The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2018)

A Hybrid of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) and the International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALife)

July 23-27, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

2018.alife.org

BEYOND A.I.
The “ALIFE 2018” conference will be a stimulating home for a rich and diverse research community in Artificial Life and related fields from around the world, with a special emphasis on encouraging communication and building bridges between the different research threads that make Artificial Life such an exciting field. Following in the tradition of recent artificial life conferences, the meeting will also have an overall theme that reflects the global nature of the first joint conference: Beyond AI. We believe that AI is just a side effect of ALIFE and we believe that this conference is going to be a turning point for both ALIFE and AI researchers.

We are inviting especially contributions to solve new challenges in ALife. Since the first ALife conference in 1987, the computational landscape has been completely reshaped in terms of scale, means, capacity, and spheres of application in our society. The use of massive real-world data has now the potential to offer an important new avenue for ALife, to help us understand the nature of living systems by understanding bridges between simple idealized models and complex data-rich phenomena? An epistemology for a modern artificial life that can operate at scale and in partnership with data, but without sacrificing the complexity of the systems that we observe, has yet to be achieved.

Submissions are welcome on all topics.
By widening the focus of artificial life, the field can avoid conventional approaches and be a source of radically new concepts, methods, models, and technologies.

We are honoured to welcome keynote speakers who include:

Rodney Brooks (iRobot, MIT, USA)
Inman Harvey (University of Sussex, UK)
Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University, Japan)
David Oreilly (Artist, USA)
Margaret Boden (University of Sussex, UK)
Kenneth O. Stanley (University of Central Florida, USA).

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Conference on Complex Systems 2018, CCS2018, Thessaloniki, Greece

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On behalf of the Steering Committee of the Complex Systems Society, the Organizing Committee of CCS2018 and and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, I would like to invite you to CCS2018, to be organized in Thessaloniki, Greece in the period September 23-28, 2018. This Conference is in line with the series of meetings previously held in Cancun, Mexico(2017), Amsterdam, Netherlands(2016), Tempe, Arizona,USA(2015), Lucca, Italy(2014), and more meetings in previous years. All these past meetings have delivered the highest quality of presentations, the most up-to-date findings, have been attended by the pioneers in the field of Complex Systems, as well by young aspiring students, numbering an attendance of close to one thousand. Our purpose is to deliver a well-tailored and focused event of the highest scientific and organizational standards in the vibrant and friendly city of Thessaloniki, which is renown for its beauty, its warm hospitality and history of Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Jewish ancestries, spanning a period of over 2300 years.

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2018 International Conference on Computational Social Science

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Redefine business in the 21st century at the intersection of computer science and social science

Save the date for this interdisciplinary event designed to connect a diverse community of researchers — academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers and think tank analysts — who are dedicated to advancing social science through computational methods.

For four days, IC2S2 will be the epicenter of computational social science. Convening hundreds of attendees from more than 20 countries, the impact of IC2S2 is influential, innovative and global.

After successful events in Helsinki, Finland; Evanston, IL; and Cologne, Germany, the 4th Annual IC2S2 will return to Evanston and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Join us in 2018 to explore the future of social research and the biggest questions facing the field of computational social science today.

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Winter School on Complexity Science

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The 2018 Winter School provides an overview of complexity and complex systems science that empowers participants search for their own answers to these questions. The knowledge gained will enable participants to apply complexity science ideas in their own domains.

Essentially the school will:

teach basic aspects of complexity and complex systems, answering the question: What makes a system complex? Aspects that will be covered include nonlinearity, order disorder & chaos, emergence and complex adaptive systems
introduce methods, models and simulation tools to study the behaviours of complex systems and provide hands-on experience on through the use of software for building, simulating and visualizing complex networks. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data, work in groups mentored by instructors. Participants will then have the opportunity to present their own finding​s at the end of the week long course.
provide insights into how complexity manifests itself in real life e.g. politics & governance, eco-systems, cities and spreading phenomena such as rumours, epidemics, economics and innovation.

 

Winter School on Complexity Science

Date: 22-23 & 26-28 March 2018
Venue: Nanyang Executive Centre, NTU, Singapore

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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
COMPLEX NETWORKS: THEORY, METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS
(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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9th International Conference on Complex Systems

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The International Conference on Complex Systems is a unique interdisciplinary forum that unifies and bridges the traditional domains of science and a multitude of real world systems. Participants will contribute and be exposed to mind expanding concepts and methods from across the diverse field of complex systems science. The conference will be held July 22-27, 2018, in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Special Topic - Artificial Intelligence: This year’s conference will include a day on AI, including its development and potential future. This session will be chaired by Iyad Rahwan of MIT's Media Lab.

 

Workshop proposal & Abstract submission deadlines: February 16, 2018

 

Invited Speakers:

  • Albert-László Barabási
  • Cameron Kerry
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Stuart Kauffman
  • Peter Turchin
  • Olaf Sporns
  • Iyad Rahwan
  • Sandy Pentland
  • Irving Epstein
  • Simon DeDeo
  • H. Eugene Stanley
  • Stephen Wolfram
  • César Hidalgo
  • More Speakers TBA

 

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Mediterranean School of Complex Networks 2018

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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.
Given the success of the Fourth Edition in 2017 of the Mediterranean School of Complex Networks, we call for applications to the Fifth Edition in 2018.

 

Salina, Sicily   1 Sep - 8 Sep 2018

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Global Systems Science: How to Address Humanity's Challenges

Presentation by Dirk Helbing

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Workshop "Stochastic models in ecology and evolutionary biology", 5-7th April 2018, Venice. Registration Open!

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Living systems are characterized by the emergence of recurrent dynamical patterns at all scales of magnitude. Self-organized behaviors are observed both in large communities of microscopic components - like neural oscillations and gene network activity - as well as on larger levels - as predator-prey equilibria to name a few. Such regularities are deemed to be universal in the sense they are due to common mechanisms, independent of the details of the system. This belief justifies investigation through quantitative models able to grasp key features while disregarding inessential complications. The attempt of modeling such complex systems leads naturally to consider large families of microscopic identical units. Complexity and self-organization then arise on a macroscopic scale from the dynamics of these minimal components that evolve coupled by interaction terms. Within this scenario, probability theory and statistical mechanics come into play very soon. Aim of the workshop is to bring together scientists with different background - biology, physics and mathematics - interested in stochastic models in ecology and evolutionary biology, to discuss issues and exchange ideas. A partial list of topics includes: stochastic population dynamics, branching processes, interacting particle systems and statistical mechanics models in ecology, robustness and adaptability of ecosystems, resilience and criticality of ecological systems, models and prediction of biodiversity, molecular evolution, and neuroscience.
The style of the workshop will be rather informal. The idea is to have the opportunity to freely share ideas and discuss. Talks will be organised in different thematic sessions, and we will have both colloquia and more technical presentations.

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CAPS 2018: Complexity And Policy Studies

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CAPS 2018 is the second International Conference on Complexity and Policy Studies. This is a cross-disciplinary conference for research in which the tools of Complex Systems are used to examine a wide range of policies and procedures that promote, emphasize, contribute to, improve, or otherwise positively affect society. This scope includes new definitions, measures, and methodologies for tracking, understanding, and predicting impacts and trends, data sets, analytical methods, actors and populations, dynamic models, or social-level analysis.

 

CAPS 2018: Complexity And Policy Studies
George Mason University – Arlington, VA Campus, USA
April 18 – 20, 2018

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ANTS 2018

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Swarm intelligence is the 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 a number of models to explain interesting aspects of collective behaviors such as movement coordination, shape-formation or decision making. Recently, algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult problems in many domains. ANTS 2018 will give researchers in swarm intelligence the opportunity to meet, to present their latest research, and to discuss current developments and applications.

 

ANTS 2018
Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
October 29-31, 2018. Rome, Italy

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XLVII Winter Meeting on Statistical Physics 2018

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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 | Scoop.it

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

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/rfb9S4jNQmsuKetf1

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, https://www.youtube.com/user/StanfordComplexity

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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

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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

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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)
doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04242-2

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