The New England Complex Systems Institute

The Sixth International Conference on Complex Systems

Proceedings of the
Sixth International Conference on
Complex Systems

June 25-30, 2006 in Boston, MA     Editors Ali Minai, Dan Braha, Yaneer Bar-Yam


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Pedagogical Sessions Emergence Social Systems Evolution Systems Biology Global Systems
Opening Reception SciFi to Science Education and Healthcare Physiology Systems Engineering
From Modeling to Reality Complex Systems Education Language Evolution and Ecology
Networks Physiology Psychology Science Fiction
Homeland Security Medical Simulation Mathematical Methods Concepts
Mathematical Methods Networks Alife and Evolution Biological Networks
Engineering Homeland Security Dynamics of Material Neural and Physiological Dynamics
Innovation Evolution and Ecology Game Theory Global Systems
Biology Alife and Evolution Academia Physical Systems
Posters Physical Systems Engineering Systems Engineering II
Innovation Disease Evolution and Ecology II
Engineering Dynamical Methods Global Systems II
Systems Engineering Herbert Simon Awards Reconstructability Analysis



Pedagogical Sessions
   Chairs: Mark Klein and Dan Braha

The Architecture of Complexity: Networks, biology, and dynamics
  Albert-Laszlo Barabasi      Abstract

Understanding Complex Systems - From Paradigms to Applications
  Alfred Hubler      Abstract

Biomorphic Systems
  Ali Minai      Abstract

Zipf Law Revisited: A Model of Emergence and Manifestation
  Lev Levitin      Abstract    Paper

The Visual Expression of Complex Systems: An Approach to Understanding What Questions We Should Ask.
  Felice Frankel      Abstract

Mapping Science
  Katy Borner      Abstract

The Emergent Improvisation Project
  Susan Sgorbati      Abstract

Opening Reception

Peter Drucker‰??s Revolutionary ideas about Education
  Kenneth Wilson      Abstract


   Chair: Jonathon Vos Post

  Judah Folkman      Abstract

Emergent Patterns in Reaction-Diffusion Systems
  Irving Epstein      Abstract

Simulating Systems
  Eric Bonabeau      Abstract

SciFi to Science
   Chair: Jonathon Vos Post

Prediction as Faith, Prediction as a Tool: Peering Into Tomorrow‰??s World.
  David Brin      Abstract

From Modeling to Reality
   Chair: Hiroki Sayama

Finite Nature
  Ed Fredkin      Abstract

StarLogo The Next Generation
  Eric Klopfer      Abstract

Programming Biology
  Ron Weiss      Abstract

   Chair: Ali Minai

Design and Implementation of an Undergraduate Degree Program in Social and Organizational Complexity.
  John Bragin, Nicholas Gessler      Abstract #439

A new measure of heterogeneity of complex networks based on degree sequence
  Jun Wu, Yue-jin Tan, Hong-zhong Deng, Da-zhi Zhu      Abstract    Paper #22

The emergence of social consensus in Boolean networks
  David Green, Tania Leishman , Suzanne Sadedin      Abstract #72

Network Models of Mechanical Assemblies
  Daniel Whitney      Abstract    Paper #123

Are technological and social networks really different?
  Daniel Whitney, David Alderson      Abstract    Paper #268

Inter-package dependency networks in open-source software
  Nathan LaBelle, Eugene Wallingford      Abstract    Paper #226

The igraph software package for complex network research
  Gabor Csardi, Tamas Nepusz      Abstract    Paper #88

Augmented network model for engineering system design
  Gergana Bounova, Olivier de Weck      Abstract    Paper #227

Dual phase evolution: a mechanism for self-organization in complex systems
  Tania Leishman, David Green , Suzanne Sadedin      Abstract    Paper #251

Complexity, Information and Robustness: The Role of Information 'Barriers' in Boolean Networks
  Kurt Richardson      Abstract    Paper #336

Inferring Network Connectivity with Combined Perturbations
  Andrew Krueger      Abstract #375

Evolutional family networks generated by group entry growth mechanism with preferential attachment and their features
  Takeshi Ozeki      Abstract    Paper #405

Intrapopulation changes of algae under toxic exposure
  Valeria Prokhotskaya, Valentina Ipatova, Aida Dmitrieva      Abstract    Paper #50

Two Walks through Problem Space
  John Voiklis, Manu Kapur      Abstract #104

An Active Walk through Semantic Space (Poster)
  John Voiklis      Abstract #179

A complex systems approach to history: correspondence networks among 17th century astronomers     
  David Stokes, V. Anne Smith      Abstract #207

Selforganizing wireless multihop ad hoc communication networks
  Martin Greiner      Abstract #294

Intelligent International Medical Network: Design and Performance Analysis
  Lin Leung      Abstract    Paper #344

An Antimony-121 Moessbauer Spectral Study of Yb14MnSb11
  Durga Kafle, Dennis E. Brown, Charles E. Johnson, Raphael P. Hermann, Fernande Grandjean, Gary J. Long, Susan M. Kauzlarich      Abstract #351

Homeland Security
   Chair: Stephenson Tucker

Interorganizational coordination in the National Response Plan (NRP): the evolution of complex systems
  Naim Kapucu      Abstract #114

The complexity of terrorist networks
  Philip Fellman      Abstract    Paper #189

Networked Homeland Security strategies
  W. David Stephenson      Abstract #272

A Knowledge Management Framework for Security Assessment in a Multi Agent PKI-based Networking Environment
  Gustavo Santana Torrellas      Abstract    Paper #220

Scale-free policy organizations' network: artifact or phenomenon?
  Dighton Fiddner      Abstract    Paper #85

Complex adaptive systems-based toolkit for dynamic plan assessment
  Stephen Ho, Paul Gonsalves, Marc Richards      Abstract    Paper #113

Improving decision making in the area of national and international security: the future map methodology
  Donald Heathfield      Abstract    Paper #107

Method to Enable a Homeland Security Heartbeat - Heartbeat e9-1-1
  Steven McGee      Abstract    Paper #40

Disaster response and complexity model: the southeast Texas Katrina-Rita response
  Maggie Elestwani      Abstract #271

Agent-based simulation framework for studies of cognitive pedestrian agent behavior in an urban environment with crisis
  Margaret Lyell, Rob Flo, Mateo Mejia-Tellez      Abstract    Paper #367

Mathematical Methods
   Chair: Daniel Polani

Stability of simulation of highly uneven curves and surfaces using fractal interpolation
  G. P. Kapoor      Abstract #18

Data-driven technique to model complex systems
  Val Bykovsky      Abstract    Paper #205

Feedback Linearization Control Of Systems With Singularities
  Fu Zhang, Benito Fernndez-Rodriguez      Abstract    Paper #83

Regularity of critical objects in dynamical systems
  Nikola Petrov, Arturo Olvera      Abstract #154

Short-term financial market prediction using an information-theoretic approach
  James Kar, Martin Zwick, Beverly Fuller      Abstract #247

Complex Stellar Dynamics and Galactic Patterns Formation
  Jean-Claude Torrel, Claude Lattaud, Jean-Claude Heudin      Abstract    Paper #74

Modelling complex systems by integration of agent-based and dynamical systems methods
  Tibor Bosse, Alexei Sharpanskykh, Jan Treur      Abstract    Paper #118

Simulation uncertainty of complex economic system behavior
  Kostyantyn Kovalchuk      Abstract    Paper #151

A Chaotic Cipher Mmohocc and Its Randomness Evaluation
  Xiaowen Zhang, Ke Tang, Li Shu      Abstract    Paper #297

Measuring and Tracking Complexity in Science
  J Marczyk, B Deshpande      Abstract    Paper #171

Reconstructibility Analysis as an Order Theoretical Knowledge Discovery Technique
  Cliff Joslyn      Abstract #393

Dynamic State Networks
  Alec Resnick, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg      Abstract #358

Using Agent-Based Modeling to Traverse Frameworks in Theories of the Social
  Matthew Francisco, Mark Goldberg, Malik Magdon-Ismail, William Wallace      Abstract    Paper #394

   Chair: Fred Discenzo

Optimally Efficient Congestion Aware Transport On Complex Networks
  Bogdan Danila, Andrew Williams, Kenric Nelson, Yong Yu, Samuel Earl, John Marsh, Zoltan Toroczkai, Kevin Bassler      Abstract #228

Self-organising text in an amorphous computing environment
  Orrett Gayle, Daniel Coore      Abstract    Paper #218

Interconnecting Robotic Subsystems in a Network
  Javier Alcazar, Ephrahim Garcia      Abstract    Paper #175

Estimating complex system robustness from dual system architectures
  Chad Foster, Daniel Frey      Abstract    Paper #211

Modeling decentralized organizational change in honeybee societies
  Mark Hoogendoorn, Martijn Schut, Jan Treur      Abstract    Paper #195

A Case Study Documenting Specific Configurations and Information Exchanges in Designer-Artifact-User Complex Systems
  Jonathan R. A. Maier, Timothy Troy, Jud Johnston, Vedik Bobba, Joshua D. Summers      Abstract    Paper #183

Standards as interdependent artifacts: application to prediction of promotion for internet standards
  Mo-Han Hsieh, Christopher Magee      Abstract    Paper #97

Comparison of post-SARS arrival recovery patterns
  Chi-Kuo Mao, Cherng G. Ding, Hsiu-Yu Lee      Abstract    Paper #257

Eigen Analysis of Model Based Residual Spectra for Fault Diagnostics Techniques
  Zafar Mahmood, Dr. Nadeem Lehrasab, Muhammad Iqbal, Dr. Nazir Shah Khattak, Dr. S. Fararooy Fararooy      Abstract    Paper #159

Emergence explained
  Russ Abbott      Abstract #34

   Chair: Helen Harte

Multi-agent based simulation of technology succession dynamics
  Adam Groothuis, Sharon Mertz, Philip Vos Fellman      Abstract #65

Games the parties of Eurasian gas supply network play: analysis of strategic investment, hold-up and multinational bargaining
  Svetlana Ikonnikova      Abstract    Paper #277

Reducing complexity of an agent's utility space for negotiating interdependent issues
  Koen Hindriks, Catholijn Jonker, Dmytro Tykhonov      Abstract    Paper #206

Mathematical model of conflict and cooperation with non-annihilating multi-opponent
  Md. Mahbubush Salam Khan, Kazuyuki Ikko Takahashi      Abstract    Paper #112

Corporate strategy: from core competence to complexity--an evolutionary review
  Philip Fellman, Matthew Dadmun, Neil Lanteigne      Abstract    Paper #90

Agent based simulation of punctuated technology succession : a real-world example using medical devices in the field of interventional cardiology
  Adam Groothuis, Philip Vos Fellman      Abstract #160

Dynamic Modeling of New Technology Succession: Projecting the Impact of Macro Events and Micro Behaviors on Software Market Cycles
  Sharon Mertz, Adam Groothuis, Philip Fellman      Abstract    Paper #93

Hypercompetitive environments: an agent based model approach
  Manuel Dias, Tanya Araè?jo      Abstract    Paper #81

A methodology for exploring emergence in learning communities
  Diane McDonald, George Weir      Abstract    Paper #224

Towards an evaluation framework for complex social systems
  Diane McDonald, Nigel Kay      Abstract    Paper #221

Employer- Employee Matching with Intermediary Parties: a trade off Between Match Quality and Costs?
  Debra Hevenstone      Abstract #296

   Chair: Jeff Schank

A 'random chemistry' algorithm for detecting epistatic genetic interactions
  Margaret J. Eppstein, Joshua L. Payne, Bill C. White, Jason H. Moore      Abstract #156

Nonlinear network theory of complex diseases
  Jason Bates      Abstract    Paper #166

Understanding Emergent Biological Behaviors: Agent Based Simulations of In vitro Epithelial Morphogenesis in Multiple Environments
  C. Anthony Hunt      Abstract    Paper #42

Large-scale analysis of metabolic networks: clustering metabolites by their synthesizing capacities
  Franziska Matthaeus, Oliver Ebenhoeh      Abstract    Paper #75

Impact of observational incompleteness on the structural properties of protein interaction networks
  Martin Greiner      Abstract #295

Characterizing cell proliferation process in the developing central nervous system
  Jorge Mazzeo, Melina Rapacioli, Vladimir Flores      Abstract    Paper #79

An agent-based model for Leishmania infection
  Garrett Dancik, Karin Dorman, Doug Jones      Abstract    Paper #243

Modelling cytoskeleton morphogenesis with SBTools
  Markus Schwehm, Manuel Poppe      Abstract #213

Implications of complex systems in biomedical research using animals as models of humans
  Ray Greek, Niall Shanks      Abstract #12

Endocannabinoids: Multi-scaled, Global Homeostatic Regulators of Cells and Society
  Robert Melamede      Abstract    Paper #70

Reverse Phase Protein Arrays for protein quantification in biological samples
  Holger Såültmann      Abstract #359

Cell Oriented Modeling Biological Development using the Cellular Potts Model
  James Glazier      Abstract #379


Rankin cycle Power Plant Exergy and Energy Optimization With Graph Model
  Pooya Kabiri      Abstract #387

Tracing the behavior of tumor cells during a course of chemotherapy
  Mitra Shojania Feizabadi      Abstract #143

Emergence of altruism as a result of cognitive capabilities involving trust and intertemporal decision-making
  Tibor Bosse, Martijn Schut, Jan Treur, David Wendt      Abstract    Paper #196

The case of two self-enforcing international agreements for environmental protection
  Dritan Osmani, Richard Tol      Abstract #372

How Activity Regulates Connectivity: A Self-Organizing Complex Neural Network
  Rene Doursat, Elie Bienenstock      Abstract #424

Cell Level Modeling Using CompuCell3D
  Maciej Swat, James Glazier      Abstract #380

Computer simulation of bacterial chemotaxis
  jure dobnikar, Marko Jagodic, Milan Brumen      Abstract #403


Social Systems
   Chair: John Sterman

Global Security
  John Morgan      Abstract

Destructive mind control issues: cults, deprogramming and SIA post 9-11
  Steven Hassan      Abstract

System Dynamics
  Jay Forrester      Abstract

Reengineering the Corporation
  Michael Hammer      Abstract

Education and Healthcare
   Chair: Irene Conrad and Helen Harte

Can complexity theory shed light on our understanding about school health promotion?
  Nastaran Keshavarz, Don Nutbeam, Louise Rowling, Fereidoon Khavarpour      Abstract #286

An exploration into the uses of agent-based modeling to improve quality of health care
  Ashok Kay (Kanagarajah), Peter Lindsay, Anne Miller, David Parker      Abstract    Paper #152

Complexity for human-environment well-being
  Alice Davidson, Marilyn Ray      Abstract #216

Creating, Connecting and Collaborating in SonicMetro: Our on-line complex systems model for Arts Education
  Thea Luba      Abstract #167

Teaching emergence and evolution simultaneously through simulated breeding of artificial swarm behaviors
  Hiroki Sayama      Abstract    Paper #191

Learning About Learning: Using Multi-Agent Computer Simulation to Investigate Human Cognition
  Paulo Blikstein, Uri Wilensky      Abstract #357

Complex Systems Education
   Chair: Thea Luba

Guns, germs, and steel on the sugarscape: introducing undergraduates to agent based simulation
  Charles Hadlock      Abstract #145

Through the looking-glass with ALiCE: artificial life, culture and evolution:
  Nicholas Gessler      Abstract #173

   Chair: Plamen Ivanov

Fluctuations and noise in respiratory and cell physiology
  Bela Suki      Abstract #377

Complexity of Human Movement Learning
  Gottfried Mayer-Kress, Yeou-Teh Liu, Karl Newell      Abstract #202

Noise-Enhanced Human Balance Control
  Attila Priplata      Abstract #384

Dynamics of behavioral state control in the mouse sleep-wake network
  Cecilia Diniz Behn, Emery Brown, Thomas Scammell, Nancy Kopell      Abstract #416

Interpreting complex body signals to predict sudden cardiac death-the largest killer in the Western Hemisphere.
  Indranill Basu Ray      Abstract #404

Fractional Calculus In Physiologic Networks
  Bruce West      Abstract #391

Medical Simulation
   Chair: Dwight Meglan

Simulation-based Surgery Training
  Dwight Meglan      Abstract #419

Interdependent Man-Machine Problem Solving in Serious Games
  Bryan Bergeron      Abstract #408

New Approaches to Computer-based Interventional Neuroradiology Training
  James Rabinov      Abstract #441

Scientific Computing Applications in Biomedical Simulation of Soft Tissues
  Joseph Teran      Abstract #449

   Chair: Dan Braha

Bayesian network inference algorithms for recovering networks on multiple biological scales: molecular, neural, and ecological
  V Anne Smith      Abstract #53

Social contagion on networks: groups and chaos.
  Peter Dodds      Abstract #244

Fat-tailed degree distributions generated by quenched disorder
  Jun Ohkubo, Kazuyuki Tanaka      Abstract    Paper #51

Generalized entropy as network metrics
  Joseph E. Johnson      Abstract    Paper #146

Topological and dynamical structures induced by Hebbian learning in random neural networks
  Hugues Berry, Benoit Siri, Bruno Cessac, Bruno Delord, Mathias Quoy      Abstract    Paper #168

Estimating the dynamics of kernel-based evolving networks
  Gabor Csardi, Katherine Strandburg, Laszlo Zalanyi, Jan Tobochnik, Peter Erdi      Abstract    Paper #87

Traffic flow in a spatial network model
  Michael Gastner      Abstract    Paper #292

Consensus problems on small world graphs: a structural study
  Pedram Hovareshti, John Baras      Abstract    Paper #252

On the relationship between complex dynamics and complex geometrical structure
  Dalia Terhesiu, Luis da Costa      Abstract #80

Homeland Security
   Chair: Jeff Cares

Complexities, Catastrophes and Cities: Unraveling Emergency Dynamics
  Giuseppe Narzisi, Venkatesh Mysore, Lewis Nelson, Dianne Rekow, Marc Triola, Liza Halcomb, Ian Portelli, Bud Mishra      Abstract    Paper #135

The complexity of terrorism: considering surprise and deceit
  Nancy Hayden, Richard Colbaugh      Abstract #275

InterSim:A network-based outbreak investigation and intervention planning tool.
  Markus Schwehm, Chris Leary, Hans-Peter Duerr, Martin Eichner      Abstract #219

Structure and Dynamics of Multiple Agents in Homeland Security Risk Management
  Gary Nelson      Abstract    Paper #24

Complexity Studies and Security in the Complex World: An Epistemological Framework of Analysis
  Czeslaw Mesjasz      Abstract    Paper #147

Coordinating National Power using Complex Systems Simulation
  Corey Lofdahl, Darrall Henderson      Abstract #115

Operational Synchronzation
  Kevin Brandt      Abstract    Paper #201

About the Bears and the Bees: Adaptive Responses to Asymmetric Warfare
  Alex Ryan      Abstract    Paper #60

Vulnerability Assessment of Complex Critical Infrastructures
  Adrian Gheorghe      Abstract #414

Evolution and Ecology
   Chair: Guy Hoelzer

Effect of space on a multi-species community model with individual-based dynamics
  Elise Filotas, Lael Parrott, Martin Grant      Abstract #28

Application of a genetic algorithm to generate non-random assembly sequences of a community assembly model
  Pascal Cote, Lael Parrott      Abstract #27

A Methodological guide to environmental prioritizing using hyperbolic laws and strategical ecosystems
  Javier Burgos, Julia Andrea Perez      Abstract #30

Thresholds in the life cycle of the spruce bark beetle under climate change
  Holger Lange, Bjorn Okland, Paal Krokene      Abstract    Paper #48

Ramet rules: merging mechanistic growth models with an individual-based approach to simulate clonal plants
  Lora Harris      Abstract #182

On the complexity monotonicity thesis for environment, behaviour and cognition
  Tibor Bosse, Alexei Sharpanskykh, Jan Treur      Abstract    Paper #119

Hydrological sensitivity analysis to LUCC in Tropical Mountainous Environment
  Mauricio RincÌ?n-Romero, Mark Mulligan      Abstract    Paper #366

Alife and Evolution
   Chair: Hiroki Sayama

Emergence in the Game of Life
  William Sulis      Abstract #99

Computational Complexity of Counting in Sparsely Networked Discrete Dynamical Systems
  Predrag Tosic      Abstract    Paper #129

The growing canvas of biological development: multiscale pattern generation on an expanding lattice of gene regulatory networks
  Rene Doursat      Abstract    Paper #192

Informational fracture points in cellular automata
  Kovas Boguta      Abstract #223

Live and Let Die: Will there be Life after Biologically Inspired Computation?
  Christof Teuscher      Abstract #301

A molecular network rewiring rule that represents spatial constraint
  Hideaki Suzuki      Abstract    Paper #313

Physical Systems
   Chair: Jonathon Post

Computation in Finitary Quantum Processes
  Karoline Wiesner, James Crutchfield      Abstract #109

Complexity via Correlated Statistics in Quantum Mechanics
  Wm. C. McHarris      Abstract #58

To Quantum Walk or Not
  Xiangdong Li, Andis ChiTung Kwan, Michael Anshel, Christina Zamfirescu, Lin Wang Leung      Abstract #282

Nash equilibrium and quantum computational complexity
  Philip Fellman, Post Jonathon      Abstract    Paper #234

Information Encryption using a Fisher-Schroedinger Model
  Ravi Venkatesan      Abstract #235

   Chair: Iqbal Adjali

Identifying challenges for sustained adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure
  Jeroen Struben      Abstract #142

Mobility of innovators and prosperity of geographical technology clusters
  Jiang He, M. Hosein Fallah      Abstract    Paper #41

Toward Agent Based Models of the Development And Evolution of Business Relations and Networks
  Ian Wilkinson, Robert Marks, Louise Young      Abstract    Paper #128

The competitive advantage of geographical clusters as complex adaptive systems: an exploratory study based on case studies and network analysis
  Nunzia Carbonara, Ilaria Giannoccaro, Vito Albino      Abstract    Paper #13

Complexity on Politics -How we construct perpetual peace -
  Kazuyuki Takahashi, Md. Mahbubush Salam Khan      Abstract #121

Complexity, competitive intelligence and the 'first mover' advantage
  Philip Fellman, Jonathon Post      Abstract    Paper #89

Complex knowledge networks and invention collaborations
  Thomas Brantle, M. Hosein Fallah      Abstract    Paper #69

   Chair: Fred Discenzo

Distributed resource exploitation for autonomous mobile sensor agents in dynamic environments
  Sarjoun Doumit, Ali Minai,      Abstract    Paper #281

Obtaining Robust Wireless Sensor Networks through Self-Organization of Heterogenous Connectivity
  Abhinay Venuturumilli, Ali Minai      Abstract    Paper #208

Automating construction with distributed robotic systems
  Justin Werfel, Yaneer Bar-Yam, Radhika Nagpal      Abstract #256

Distributed diagnostics and dynamic reconfiguration using autonomous agents
  Fred Discenzo, Francisco Maturana, Raymond Staron      Abstract    Paper #187

Self-Learning Intelligent Agents for Dynamic Traffic Routing on Transportation Networks
  Adel Sadek, Nagi Basha      Abstract    Paper #120

Power scavenging enables maintenance-free wireless sensor nodes
  Fred M. Discenzo, Dukki Chung      Abstract    Paper #188

What the assassin's guild taught me about distributed computing
  Jacob Beal      Abstract    Paper #198

Distributed Coalition Formation for Sparsely Networked Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems
  Predrag Tosic      Abstract #412

Systems Engineering
   Chair: Doug Norman

Bridging Systems Engineering and Complex Systems Sciences
  Sarah Sheard      Abstract    Paper #174

What is a system?
  Michael Kuras, Joseph DeRosa      Abstract #153

Success and failure in adaptation
  Anne-Marie Grisogono      Abstract    Paper #285

Representing the Complexity of Engineering Systems: A Multidisciplinary Perceptual Approach
  Jonathan R. A. Maier, Matt Motyka, Georges M. Fadel      Abstract    Paper #184

Can Models Capture the Complexity of the Systems Engineering Process?
  Leonard Wojcik, Sam Chow, Olivier de Weck, Christian LaFon, Spyridon Lekkakos, James Lyneis, Matthew Rinaldi, Zhiyong Wang, Paul Wheeler, Marat Zborovskiy      Abstract    Paper #136

Synthesis of Systems of Systems [SoS] is in fact the Management of System Design Complexity
  Richard Schmidt      Abstract #259


Re-conceptualizing leadership for complex social systems
  Nanette Blandin      Abstract #57

Multi-Agent Based Simulation of a Model of Complexity Leadership
  Russ Marion      Abstract #186

Principles of Organization Change -- A Complex System Perspective
  Chi-Kuo Mao      Abstract    Paper #260

Architecting the Next Generation of Technical Leaders
  Earl Valencia      Abstract    Paper #381

Early Detection Capabilities: Applying Complex Adaptive Systems Principles to Business Environments
  Cory Costanzo, Ian Littlejohn      Abstract    Paper #400


   Chair: Jerry Sussman

New Understanding in Social Evolution
  Edward O. Wilson      Abstract

Rethinking the Theoretical Foundations of Sociobiology
  David Sloan Wilson      Abstract

Robustness and Evolution
  Andreas Wagner      Abstract

Complexity and Evolution in Structured Populations
  Charles Goodnight      Abstract

   Chair: Aaron Littman

Broken asymmetry of the human heartbeat: loss of time irreversibility in aging and disease
  Madalena Costa, Ary Goldberger, C.-K. Peng      Abstract #237

Body sway technology
  David Garelick      Abstract #31

Connective tissue: a body-wide complex system network?
  Helene Langevin      Abstract #116

Manifestations of Cellular Contraction Patterns on the Cardiac Flow Output
  Edward Marcus      Abstract #278

Comparison of chaotic biomagnetic field patterns recorded from the arrhythmic cardiac and GI systems
  Andrei Irimia, Michael Gallucci, John Wikswo      Abstract    Paper #71

A whole-body metabolism simulation model
  Muneichi Shibata      Abstract #110

   Chair: Adrian Gheorghe

Complex Networks in Different Languages: A Study of an Emergent Multilingual Encyclopedia
  F. Canan Pembe, Haluk Bingol      Abstract    Paper #94

Search for chaotic structures in Turkish and English texts by detrended fluctuation and time series analyses
  Gokhan Sahin, Murat Erenturk, Avadis Hacinliyan      Abstract    Paper #77


Can robots help us understand the development of behavior?
  Jeff Schank, Chris May, Sanjay Joshi      Abstract #229

Ensembles with Variable Structure (EVS) in the modeling of psychological phenomena
  Irina Trofimova      Abstract #141

Human-environment interactions in group foraging behavior
  Michael Roberts, Robert Goldstone      Abstract #356

Mathematical Methods
   Chair: Joel MacAuslan

Nonassociative algebraic structures and complex dynamical systems
  Yuriy Gulak, Haym Benaroya      Abstract    Paper #190

Binary Decision Diagrams and Crisp Possibilistic Reconstructability Analysis
  Martin Zwick, Alan Mishchenko      Abstract #127

Self Organization in Real and Complex Analysis
  Thomas Ray      Abstract    Paper #73

Alife and Evolution
   Chair: William Sulis

On self-replication and the halting problem
  Hiroki Sayama      Abstract #134

Biotic patterns in the Schroedinger's equation and the early universe
  Gerald H Thomas, Hector Sabelli, Lazar Kovacevic, Louis Kauffman      Abstract    Paper #170

Designing Challenges to Harness C-IQ [collaborative intelligence]
  Zann Gill      Abstract #423

Dynamics of Materials

Computational simulation of the hydraulic fracturing process using a discrete element method
  Sergio Andres Galindo Torres      Abstract    Paper #47

Complex dynamic behavior on transition in a solid combustion model
  Jun Yu, Laura Gross, Christopher Danforth      Abstract    Paper #209

Game Theory
   Chair: John Nash and Adrian Gheorghe

Evolutionary Games and Social Networks in Adversary Reasoning
  Paul Scerri, Katia Sycara      Abstract    Paper #236

Animal network phenomena: insights from triadic games
  Mike Mesterton-Gibbons, Tom Sherratt      Abstract    Paper #43

Cooperation networks: endogeneity and complexity
  Simon Angus      Abstract    Paper #55

Prisonner's Dilemma in a Dynamic Game Theory
  Gerald H Thomas, Keelan Kane      Abstract    Paper #290

On Nash-connectivity and choice set problem
  Andis ChiTung Kwan      Abstract #283

   Chair: Ronald Degray

Complexity, social physics, and emergent dynamics of the U.S. academic system
  Hank Allen      Abstract #246

Rethinking Accountability and Quality in Higher Education
  Sean Park, Del Harnish      Abstract #131


Self-organized inference of spatial structure by randomly deployed sensor networks
  Neena George, Ali Minai, Simona Doboli      Abstract    Paper #210

Preferential Detachment: Improving Connectivity and Cost Trade-offs in Signaling Networks
  May Lim, Dan Braha, Sanith Wijesinghe, Stephenson Tucker, Yaneer Bar-Yam      Abstract #300

Proactive robustness control of heterogeneously loaded networks
  Martin Greiner      Abstract #293


Communicable disease outbreak detection and emergence of etiologic phenomena in an evolutionary computation system
  John Holmes      Abstract #263

Biological Event Modeling for Response Planning
  Clement McGowan      Abstract    Paper #181

Dynamical Methods
   Chair: David Miguez

Making forecasts for chaotic physical processes
  Christopher Danforth, James Yorke      Abstract #144

Organisms, rivers, and coalgebras
  Michael Hauhs, Holger Lange      Abstract #122

Emergence of Metastable Mixed Choice in Probabilistic Induction
  Burton Voorhees      Abstract #45

Anisotropy and spatial scaling aspects in the dynamics of evolving dissipative systems with discrete appearance
  Cristian Suteanu      Abstract    Paper #54

Biotic Population Dynamics and the Theory of Evolution
  Hector Sabelli, Lazar Kovacevic      Abstract    Paper #176

Herbert Simon Awards
   Chair: Yaneer Bar-Yam

Herbert Simon Award presented to Kenneth Wilson for his development of the Renormalization Group
  Kenneth Wilson      

Herbert Simon Award presented to John F. Nash Jr. for his analysis of Game Theory
  John F. Nash Jr.      

Multiplayer Game Theory
  John F. Nash Jr.      Abstract

Reminiscence of John F. Nash Jr.
  Marvin Minsky      


Systems Biology
   Chair: Hava Siegelmann

From Dynamic Mechanisms to Networks
  Naama Barkai      Abstract

Anatomy of an Asthma Attack
  Jose Venegas      Abstract

Biological and Social Networks
  Luis Amaral      Abstract

Systems Engineering
   Chairs: Doug Norman, Joe DeRosa

Systems Engineering
  Lou Metzger      Abstract

The Global Information Grid
  Tony De Simone      Abstract #420

Complex systems landscapes - the enterprise in a socio-economic context
  Kenneth Hoffman, Lindsley Boiney, Renee Stevens, Leonard Wojcik      Abstract #56

On the Pursuit of Enterprise Systems Engineering Ideas
  Brian White      Abstract    Paper #276

Inquiry and Enterprise Transformation
  Dean Bonney      Abstract    Paper #138

Stakeholder Analysis To Shape the Enterprise
  Keith McCaughin, Joseph DeRosa      Abstract    Paper #390

Documenting Complex Systems in the Enterprise
  Carlos Troche      Abstract    Paper #422

Capability-Based Engineering Analysis (CBEA)
  Michael Webb      Abstract    Paper #274

Evolution and Ecology
   Chair: Guy Hoelzer

Complex Features in Lotka-Volterra Systems with Behavioral Adaptation
  Claudio Tebaldi, Deborah Lacitignola      Abstract    Paper #76

Unifying the theories of inclusive fitness and reciprocal altruism
  Jeffrey Fletcher, Martin Zwick      Abstract #255

On mathematical theory of selection: discrete-time models
  Georgy Karev      Abstract    Paper #200

Adaptation and self-organization in spatial models of speciation
  Suzanne Sadedin      Abstract    Paper #29

Lotka-Volterra community organization increases with added trophic complexity
  Chris Wright      Abstract #299

Science Fiction
   Chair: Jonathon Vos Post

Science, Science Fiction, & Life in the Universe
  Geoffrey Landis      Abstract #440

The Symbiosis of Science and Science Fiction
  Stanley Schmidt      Abstract #442

   Chair: Helen Harte

How Deep and Broad are the Laws of Emergence?
  Susan and Bruce Sgorbati and Weber      Abstract    Paper #46

Innovation in biology and technology: exaptation precedes adaptation.
  Pierpaolo Andriani, Jack Cohen      Abstract #102

Paradigms of Order
  Burton Voorhees      Abstract #67

Exergy Sustainability for Complex Systems
  Rush D. Robinett, III, David G. Wilson, Alfred W. Reed      Abstract    Paper #238

Developing a conceptual model for exploring emergence
  Diane McDonald, George Weir      Abstract    Paper #199

On an irreducible theory of complex systems
  Victor Korotkikh, Galina Korotkikh      Abstract    Paper #140

Autonomous Cooperation as a Method to cope with Complexity and Dynamics: A Simulation based Analysis and Measurement Concept Approach
  Michael Håülsmann, Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Michael Freitag, Christine Wycisk, Christoph de Beer      Abstract    Paper #339

Complexity in the Paradox of Simplicity
  Jonathon Post, Philip Fellman      Abstract #248

Emergence, Intrinsic Structure of Information, and Agenthood
  Daniel Polani      Abstract    Paper #338

Self-Organizing Architecture of Complex Systems
  Irina Ezhkova      Abstract #345

Biological Networks
   Chair: Ali Minai

Mutual information networks unveil global properties of IFN•Â? immediate transcriptional effects in humans
  Guy Haskin Fernald, Jorge Oksenberg, Sergio Baranzini      Abstract #250

Delineating breast cancer gene expression networks by RNA interference and global microarray analysis in human tumor cells
  Holger Sueltmann      Abstract #284

Remembrance of experiments past: a redescription approach for knowledge discovery in complex systems
  Samantha Kleinberg, Marco Antoniotti, Satish Tadepalli, Naren Ramakrishnan, Bud Mishra      Abstract    Paper #139

Embryonic and Maternal Genes have Different 5' and 3' Regulation Complexity
  Shai Shen-Orr, Yitzhak Pilpel, Craig Hunter      Abstract #242

Coupling biological pattern formation and size control via mechanical forces
  Tinri Aegerter-Wilmsen, Christof Aegerter, Konrad Basler, Ernst Hafen      Abstract #162

On Motif Statistics in Symmetric Networks
  Blake Stacey      Abstract    Paper #150

Dynamics of cellular level function and regulation derived from murine expression array data
  Benjamin de Bivort, Sui Huang, Yaneer Bar-Yam      Abstract #298

From molecules to behavior in bacterial chemotaxis
  Thierry Emonet, Philippe Cluzel      Abstract #337

Neural and Physiological Dynamics
   Chair: Gottfreid Mayer-Kress

A spatiotemporal coupled Lorenz model drives emergent cognitive process
  Tetsuji Emura      Abstract    Paper #185

Hierarchical and parallel organization, scheduled scaling of error-type signals, and synergistic actuation appear to greatly simplify and robustify human motor control
  Steve Massaquoi      Abstract #265

Synchronizability and connectivity of discrete complex systems
  Michael Holroyd      Abstract #217

Different Neurons Population Distribution correlates with Topologic-Temporal Dynamic Acoustic Information Flow
  Walter Riofrio, Luis Angel Aguilar      Abstract    Paper #15

An index of signal mode complexity based on orthogonal transformation
  Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharya      Abstract #95

Brain synchronization during sleep
  Konstantin L Kouptsov, Irina Topchiy, David Rector      Abstract #169

Experimental steady pattern formation in reaction-diffusion-advection systems
  David G. Meguez      Abstract #352

Relating Microscopic and Macroscopic indices of alveolar destruction in emphysema
  Harikrishnan Parameswaran, Arnab Majumdar, Bela Suki      Abstract #374

Branching asymmetry in the lung airway tree
  Arnab Majumdar, Adriano M. Alencar, Sergey V. Buldyrev, Zoltåán Hantos, H. Eugene Stanley, Bela Suki      Abstract #376

Global Systems
   Chair: Sanith Wijesinghe

Thursday Afternoon Breakout Session on Global Systems
  Sanith Wijesinghe      Abstract #360

Application of complex systems research to efforts of international development
  Hans-Peter Brunner      Abstract    Paper #161

An agent-based spatial model of consumer behavior
  Iqbal Adjali      Abstract #214

Emergence of Networks in Distance-Constrained Trade
  Kumar Venkat, Wayne Wakeland      Abstract    Paper #59

Path Dependence, Transformation and Convergence- A Mathematical Model of Transition to Market
  Roxana Wright, Philip Fellman, Jonathon Post      Abstract    Paper #100

Transaction Costs, Agency Theory and the Complexity of Electric Power Distribution Governance
  Craig Williams      Abstract    Paper #130

Hydrological catchment as a Complex System for their Environmental Planning
  Mauricio RincÌ?n-Romero      Abstract #370

Physical Systems
   Chair: May Lim

Particles traveling faster than the speed of light
  David Garelick      Abstract #35

Universality away from critical points in a thermostatistical model
  Cintia Lapilli, Peter Pfeifer, Carlos Wexler      Abstract    Paper #177

Molecular Self-Assembly Processes in Organic Photovoltaic Devices
  Sean Shaheen      Abstract #279

Salt Dependent Binding of T7 Gene 2.5 Protein to DNA from Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy
  Leila Shokri, Boriana Marintcheva, Charles C. Richardson, Mark C. Williams      Abstract #164

Precursors of a phase transition in a simple model system
  Vivian Halpern      Abstract    Paper #61

Emergent phenomena in higher-order electrodynamics
  Jonathon Post, Christine Carmichael, Philip Fellman      Abstract #249

On Seeing the Superluminals
  Cynthia Whitney      Abstract    Paper #342

Diffusion And Topological Properties Of Phase Space In The Standard Map
  Aziz Raouak      Abstract    Paper #382

Systems Engineering II
   Chair: Doug Norman and Joe DeRosa

Systems Thinking: The 'Softer Side' of Complex Systems Engineering
  Joyce Williams      Abstract #231

System Architecture Generation based on Le Pont du Gard
  Thomas Speller, Daniel Whitney, Edward Crawley      Abstract #264

Service Oriented Architectures Using DoDAF
  Michael McFarren, Fatma Dandashi, Huei-Wan Ang      Abstract    Paper #64

Adaptive Engineering of Large Software Projects with Distributed/Outsourced Teams
  Jeff Sutherland, Anton Victorov, Jack Blount      Abstract    Paper #269

A System Dynamics Treatment of the Essential Tension Between C2 and Self-Synchronization
  Robert Wiebe, Dan Compton, Dave Garvey      Abstract #415

Enterprise Systems Engineering: New and Emerging Perspectives
  George Rebovich      Abstract    Paper #178

Enterprise Analysis and Assessment of Complex Military Command and Control Environments
  John J. Roberts      Abstract    Paper #273

Evolution and Ecology II
   Chair: Holger Lange

Complexity and the evolution of the social brain
  Justin Scace, Adam Dobberfuhl, Elizabeth Higgins, Caroly Shumway      Abstract    Paper #232

The Surviving Creatures: The stable state on the species Network
  Yosef Maruvka, Nadav Shnerb      Abstract #155

Fisher Waves and Front Roughening in a Two-Species Invasion Model with Preemptive Competition     
  Lauren O'Malley      Abstract #92

The SIR model with delay
  Marcelo Ferreira da Costa Gomes, Sebastiåán GonÌ?alves      Abstract #389

Temporal waves of genetic diversity in a spatially explicit model of evolution: heaving toward speciation
  Guy Hoelzer, Rich Drewes, Rene Doursat      Abstract #137

Global Systems II
   Chair: Hans-Peter Brunner

Global security
  Dmitry Chistilin      Abstract    Paper #280

The EU Foreign Policy Governance As A Complex Adaptive System
  Mehmet Tezcan      Abstract    Paper #230

Bifurcation in Social Movements
  Doug Smith      Abstract #203

A New Era of Causality and Responsibility: Assessing the Evolving Superpower Role of the United States
  J. (Janet) Terry Rolfe      Abstract #124

Evolutionary paths to a corrupt society of artificial agents
  Walid Nasrallah      Abstract    Paper #392

From Complexity to Peace
  Carlos Puente      Abstract #117

Chaotic Behavior in a Modified Goodwin's Growth Cycle Model
   Claudio Tebaldi, Giorgio Colacchio      Abstract #397

The Global Political System: A Dynamical System within the Chaotic Phase, A Case Study of Stuart Kauffman's Complex Adaptive System Theory
  Bennett Stark      Abstract    Paper #417

Reconstructability Analysis
   Chair: Martin Zwick

A Short Tutorial on Reconstructability Analysis
  Martin Zwick      Abstract #371

Whither Reconstructability Analysis
  Roger Cavallo      Abstract #411

The K-systems Niche
  Gary Shaffer      Abstract #395

State-based Reconstructability Analysis
  Michael S. Johnson, Martin Zwick      Abstract #347

An Empirical Study of Search Algorithms Applied to Reconstructability Analysis
  Mark Wierman, Mary Dobransky      Abstract #373

An extension of reconstructability analysis with implications to systems science and evolutionary computation
  Berkan Eskikaya      Abstract #132


Global Systems

Application of complex systems research to efforts of international development
  Hans-Peter Brunner      Abstract

Complexity, Convergence, and Confluence
  Patrick M. Hughes      Abstract

Modeling Global Systems
  Peter Brecke      Abstract

International Development
  Ricardo Hausmann      Abstract

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