Course on Research Opportunities in Complex Systems


Open Conference for Late-Breaking Results

(in conjunction with NAS Colloquium on Self-Organized Complexity)

March 25, 2001: Course on Research Opportunities in Complex Systems

This course will give an overview of the opportunities that complex systems provides in research and in applications. Several approaches to the study of complex systems will be described, basic concepts will be introduced and implications for the study of physical, biological, social and engineered systems will be presented. A significant part of the program will be devoted to open discussion.

March 26, 2001: Open Late Breaking Results Conference

Open conference in which participants can present their recent research results. Individual presentations will be limited to 5-10 minutes depending on the number of presentations registered. All complex systems related subjects are welcome. Short abstracts of no more than 100 words should be sent by registered participants to (no attachments).

Banquet (Sunday evening, March 25) Speaker: Charles DeLisi

As Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) health and environmental research programs in the 1980s Charles DeLisi was instrumental in initiating and planning the early phases of the Human Genome Project. In January, 2001, he received the Presidential Citizen's medal from President Clinton. The citation reads: "A pioneer and visionary, biophysicist Dr. Charles DeLisi has profoundly increased our knowledge about the building blocks of life. The first government scientist to outline the feasibility, goals, and parameters of the Human Genome Project, he helped to galvanize an international team of researchers to pool resources, create new technologies, and launch the monumental task of gene mapping and sequencing." DeLisi is currently Arthur G.B. Metcalf Professor of Science and Engineering at Boston University and Director of the All University Doctoral Program in Bioinformatics. He will speak on experimental and computational progress and challenges in massively parallel gene studies.


Covers breakfast, lunch and snacks for both days --- Student (member) $80, Student $90 (non-member), Faculty (member) $150, Faculty (non-member) $175, Others $250. (Please click here if you would like to become a member of NECSI.) The banquet charge is $45 (at cost). Participants may attend the banquet talk without attending the banquet.


Limited to the first 240 registrants due to space limitations.

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