Patterns and Pattern Formation
This year's conference has a special focus day (Friday) and
additional presentations throughout the week on networks.
Social, biological, technological networks are all of interest.
The structure and dynamics of network formation, as well as
the dynamics of network response are all included.
The development of systems thinking in biology building on
advances in high-throughput data acquisition for understanding
system interactions and behavior.
MODELING SOCIAL SYSTEMS:
Advances in our understanding of how to build and validate
models of social networks and their interactions, and the
behavior of social systems with relevance to socio-economic,
and psycho-social issues including interactions with the
environment, technology, global concerns and other areas
COMPLEX SYSTEMS ENGINEERING:
Advances in the process of systems engineering for highly
complex real-time systems, engineering motivated by biological
forms and processes, distributed control and design processes,
self-organization and self-monitoring systems, and system
robustness characterization and design.
EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
Advances in our understanding of the interactions between
evolution and the structure and dynamics of ecosystems,
internal and external interactions, biodiversity, and the
robustness of ecosystems. The role of human actions and
interventions, both on global and local properties of
ecological importance. The development of ecological
and / or evolutionary modeling.
PATTERNS AND PATTERN FORMATION:
The mathematical description of spatial, temporal and
spatio-temporal pattern formation and its implications for
experiments on patterns in physical, chemical, biological
and social systems. Experimental characterization of patterns
in all contexts.