International Conference on Complex Systems

SUBJECT AREAS:

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.