September 21-26, 1997
Second International Conference on Complex Systems (October, 1998)
Partial Support Provided by:
There has been a strong expression of interest in response to our first conference announcement. Given the many disciplines whose current research involves the study of complex systems, we are planning a conference with two major aims: first, to investigate those properties or characteristics that appear to be common to the very different complex systems now under study; and second, to encourage cross fertilization among the many disciplines involved.
Sessions will be structured around both themes and systems.
EMERGENCE, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: substructure, the relationship of component to collective behavior, the relationship of internal structure to external influence.
INFORMATICS: structuring, storing, accessing, and distributing information describing complex systems.
COMPLEXITY: 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.
SELF-ORGANIZATION: pattern formation, evolution, development and adaptation.
FUNDAMENTALS, PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL SYSTEMS: spatio-temporal patterns and chaos, fractals, dynamic scaling, non-equilibrium processes, hydrodynamics, glasses, non-linear chemical dynamics, complex fluids, molecular self-organization, information and computation in physical systems.
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.
CELLULAR SYSTEMS: cellular response and communication, genetic regulation, gene-cytoplasm interactions, development, cellular differentiation, primitive multicellular organisms, the immune system.
PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: nervous system, neuro-muscular control, neural network models of brain, cognition, psychofunction, pattern recognition, man-machine interactions.
HUMAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS: corporate and social structures, markets, the global economy, the Internet.
The conference will include pedagogical sessions on Sunday, Sept. 21.