New England Complex Systems Institute

International Conference on Complex Systems

OCTOBER 25-30, 1998

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Asterisk (*) indicates confirmed speaker or session chair.
Titles in the program are all tentative.

Additional speakers and poster presentations (listed below) remain to be confirmed.

Sunday, October 25

9:00AM-5:00PM PEDAGOGICAL SESSIONS

5:00PM-6:00PM PERSEUS BOOKS RECEPTION

6:00PM-7:30PM RECEPTION SESSION

Monday, October 26

9:00AM-12:20PM EMERGENCE

2:00PM-5:20PM DESCRIPTION AND MODELING

7:30PM-9:30PM FUNDING

Tuesday, October 27

9:00AM-12:20PM SELF-ORGANIZATION

2:00PM-5:00PM AFTERNOON PARALLEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

7:00PM-10:00PM EVENING PARALLEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Wednesday, October 28

9:00AM-11:40AM NETWORKS

11:40AM-12:40PM POSTER SESSSION (RESERVED TIME)

2:00PM-5:00PM AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS

2:00 *Temple Smith - Nature's Legos *Ernest Hartmann - Sleep and Dreaming *Jim Stock - Economic Predictions
2:20 *William Gelbart - Genomes Proteomes and Phenomes *Terrence Deacon - Consciousness *Robert Savit - Adaptive Competition, Market Efficiency & Phase Transitions
2:40 *Irving Epstein - Waves in Inhomogeneous Biological Media *Michael Jacobson - Learning the Sciences of Complexity *Philip Auerswald - Industry Dynamics with Learning
3:00 *Yasha Kresh - Heart-Rate Dynamic Adaptation after Transplantation *Walter Freeman - Neural Dynamics and Computation *Michael Caramanis - Multi-scale Manufacturing
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3:40 *Steve Lansing - Energence of Cooperation *Helen Harte - Medical Managment *Atlee Jackson - Evolution of Nature's Dynamics
4:00 *Mark Bedau - Toward a Zeroth Law for Evolving Systems *Susanne Kelly - Evolving the Enterprise *Max Garzon - DNA Computing
4:20 *Sean Rice - Evolution of structure at different scales *Juergen Kluever - Modeling Social Differentiation *Edward Lowry - Optimum Data Objects
4:40 Les Kaufman - Ecosystem dynamics *Eric Beinhocker - Complexity Consulting Leonid Levitov -

 

6:15PM-7:45PM BANQUET

7:45PM-9:00PM BANQUET SESSION

Thursday, October 29

9:00AM-11:40AM TIME SERIES

11:40AM-12:20PM MANAGING COMPLEXITY

2:00PM-5:00PM AFTERNOON PARALLEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

7:00PM-10:00PM EVENING PARALLEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Friday, October 30

9:00AM-11:40PM AGENTS IN ACTION

11:40PM-5:20PM COMPLEXITY AND MANAGEMENT (EXTENDED SESSION INCLUDING LUNCH)

*Tom Petzinger - Complexity and Management

Poster Session:

(RUNS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY INCLUDING RESERVED TIMES ON CERTAIN DAYS)

Iqbal Adjali, D. Collings, A.A. Reeder, A. Karelas & M.H. Lyons - Analysing the Behaviour of an Evolutionary Macro-Economic Model of Innovation and Imitation
 
Prateek S. Aggarwal - A Recursive Stochastic Learning Model for Efficient Bayesian Estimation of Discrete Stochastic Variables
 
Mary Ann Allison - Relationships Among Communications Media,Transportation Methods, and Human Group Self Organization
 
Jay Bancroft - A Model System and Individual-Based Simulation for Developing Statistical Techniques and Hypotheses for Population Dynamics in Fragmented Populations
 
Wojciech Burkot - Feeding the Schroedinger Cat: On the Power of Structural Approach in Solving Hard Problems with Quantum Computers
 
Val Bykoski - Computer-Generated Physical Reality and its Applications
 
Dmitriy Chistilin - The Self-Organizing of USA Economy System as the Basis for Leading Position in the World Economy
 
Marshall Clemens - Working Towards an Integrated Picture of CSS
 
Brian Clouse & Manjula B. Waldron - Human Performance Technology from a Complex Adaptive Systems View
 
Raja Laifa Clouse & Manjula B. Waldron - The Effect of History to Achieve Self Adaptation
 
Ron Cottam, Willy Ranson & Roger Vounckx - Diffuse Rationality
 
Gavin Crooks -
 
Robert Cutler - Analyzing Complexity in International Relations: A Theoretical Synthesis of Existing Systemic Approaches
 
Somalee Datta - Gradient Clogging in Depth Filtration
 
Alice Davidson, Yaneer Bar-Yam & Martin H. Teicher - Measuring Environmental Complexity as Related to the Well-Being of the Elderly
 
Tanya de Araujo - Conceptual Models as Emerging Complex Systems
 
Karl C. Diller -
 
John C. Gallagher - Does Evolution Make Sense? Finding Order in a Class of Evolved Continuous Time Recurrent Neural Network Central Pattern Generators
 
Ben Goertzel - Continuous Learning in Sparsely Connected ANN's, with Application to Hopfield Nets and the Webmind Architecture
 
Paul Halpern - Evolutionary Algorithms on a Self-Organized Dynamic Lattice
 
Karthik Balakrishnan, Rushi Bhatt & Vasant Honavar - Animal Spatial Learning: A Computational Model and Behavioral Experiments
 
Dirk Holste - Optimization and Redundancy of Composition Measures: Implications for Recognizing Coding DNA
 
Sui Huang & Don Ingber - Regulation of Gene Activation Patterns by Cell Shape
 
Stuart Kauffman, Jose Lobo & William Macready - Optimal Search on a Technology Landscape
 
Joel MacAuslan & Juan Sanchez - The Dimensionality and Tangent Space of Experimental Data
 
Ali Minai - Synchronization in Non-Homogeneous Arrays of Chaotic Maps
 
Paul W. Morris - Organizational Intelligence
 
Erik Rauch - Pattern Formation and Functionality in Swarms
 
Jonathan A Rees - A Time-Symmetric Interaction Calculus
 
Jeff Schank - A New Paradigm for Investigating Animal Social Systems
 
Rebecca Schulman & Jeremy Zucker - Towards an Understanding of the Principles of Pattern Formation
 
Mark Smith, Yaneer Bar-Yam & William Gelbart - Towards Quantitative Languages for Complex Systems
 
Vassilios Spyropoulos & G. Papagounos - Some Aspects of Decision Making in The Complex System "Hospital"
 
Christina Stoica - SOZAIN - Social Cellular Automaton with an Interactive Network
 
Hideaki Suzuki - One-Dimensional Unicellular Creatures Evolved with Genetic Algorithms
 
Yasuhiro Suzuki & Hiroshi Tanaka - Degree of Halting computation and complexity -- Halting property and behavior of Abstract Chemical System.
 
Andrew Tait, Chris Casement & Fran Ackermann - Creating "Real" Knowledge in Virtual Communities
 
Wilson A. Truccolo-Filho - Dynamics and Information Processing in a Generic Cortical Area Model
 
Burton Voorhees - Complexity, Complementarity, and Consciousness
 
Shi-ching (Billy) Wu - Chaos Theory May Provide an Answer to the Number of Hexagrams in I-ching
 
Tomohiko Yamaguchi, H. Kuriyama, D. Murray, T. Ohmori, T. Amemiya, T. Kanamori, M.Tanaka & Y. Mitsui - Respiration Dynamics in Yeast Culture
 
Martin Zwick - Structure and Dynamics of Elementary Cellular Automata