International Conference on Complex Systems
UNIFYING THEMES IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS
Sessions will be structured around both themes and systems.
The themes are:
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.
The system categories are:
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.
PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: nervous system, neuro-muscular control, neural network models of brain, cognition, psychofunction, pattern recognition, man-machine interactions.
ORGANISMS AND POPULATIONS: population biology, ecosystems, ecology
HUMAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS: corporate and social structures, markets, the global economy, the Internet.
ENGINEERED SYSTEMS: product and product manufacturing, nano-technology, modified and hybrid biological organisms, computer based interactive systems, agents, artificial life, artificial intelligence, and robots.