Unifying Themes in Complex Systems:|
The 2006 International Conference on Complex Systems will be structured
around central unifying themes of Complex
Systems and the application of these themes to specific disciplines.
The themes of ICCS06 are:
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: substructure, the relationship of component to
collective behavior, the relationship of internal structure to external
influence, multiscale structure and dynamics, fractals, networks.
- INFORMATICS: structuring, storing, accessing, and distributing information describing complex systems.
characterizing the amount of information necessary to describe complex
systems, and the dynamics of this information.
- DYNAMICS: time series analysis and
prediction, chaos, temporal correlations, the time scale of dynamic
processes, spatio-temporal patterns, dynamic scaling.
- SELF-ORGANIZATION: Pattern formation, evolution, development and adaptation.
The system categories, representing traditionally seperate
& CHEMICAL SYSTEMS: non-equilibrium processes, hydrodynamics,
glasses, non-linear chemical dynamics, complex fluids, molecular
self-organization, information and computation in physical systems,
spatio-temporal patterns in physical systems from subatomic to
- BIO-MOLECULAR & CELLULAR SYSTEMS:
protein and DNA folding, bio-molecular informatics, membranes, cellular
response and communication, genetic regulation, gene-cytoplasm
interactions, development, cellular differentiation, primitive
multicellular organisms, the immune system.
- PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL
SYSTEMS: Nervous system, neuro-muscular control, neural network models
of brain, cognition, psychofunction, psychological dysfunction, mind
control, pattern recognition, learning and development, man-machine
- ORGANISMS AND POPULATIONS: population biology, ecosystems, ecology, evolution.
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS: Corporate and social structures and
dynamics, markets, urban development, the global economy, military
systems, global conflict, the Internet.
- ENGINEERED SYSTEMS: Product design and
product manufacturing, nano-technology, modified and hybrid biological
organisms, computer based interactive systems, agents, artificial life,
artificial intelligence, robots, communication networks, traffic
systems, distributed control systems.