LINGUIST List 11.74

Mon Jan 17 2000

Calls: Complex Systems, Evolutionary Computation

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  1. Yaneer Bar-Yam, International Conference on Complex Systems(ICCS) / Brief Extension
  2. i.kuscu, Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2000

Message 1: International Conference on Complex Systems(ICCS) / Brief Extension

Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 09:32:28 -0500
From: Yaneer Bar-Yam <yaneernecsi.org>
Subject: International Conference on Complex Systems(ICCS) / Brief Extension

ICCS: International Conference on Complex Systems

 Deadline Reminder / Brief Extension

The deadline for ICCS submission of abstracts and
for application for attendance is this weekend (Jan 15).

We are just setting up a meeting of the program committee so we can
accept abstracts somewhat late, but please do not delay submitting
more than a few days (early next week). We have to organize the
abstracts before the meeting.

After this deadline some abstracts may still be accepted but only at
the discretion of session organizers.

for further information see 
 http://www.necsi.org/

Attached is the call for papers.

All best,
Yaneer



ICCS:International Conference on Complex Systems CFP
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 Announcement, Including Call for Papers

 Third International Conference
 on
 COMPLEX SYSTEMS

 Nashua, NH
 May 21-26, 2000

Host: New England Complex Systems Institute
 http://necsi.org
 necsinecsi.org

Conference Chairman: Yaneer Bar-Yam
Executive Committee: 
 Dan Braha, Helen Harte, Michael Jacobson, 
 Gottfried Mayer, David Meyer, Ali Minai

This is the third in a series of conferences 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.

PEDAGOGICAL SESSION: The conference will include
pedagogical sessions on Sunday, May. 21 covering 
fundamental knowledge in concepts, simulation, 
and analysis tools relevant to complex systems. 
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ICCS 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, multiscale structure and dynamics.

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 AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: Nervous system,
neuro-muscular control, neural network models of brain, cognition,
psychofunction, pattern recognition, learning and development,
man-machine interactions.

ORGANISMS AND POPULATIONS: population biology, ecosystems, ecology.

HUMAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS: Corporate and social structures,
markets, urban development, 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 communication networks, traffic systems,
emergent control of distributed systems.

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Topical sessions for which papers are specifically 
solicited based on prior experience:

Dynamics and Patterns in Physical Systems
Biocomplexity
Evolution
Medical Complexity
Networks
Neural Systems
Modeling Social Systems
Management of Human Organizations
Defining Complexity
Engineering complex systems

Other sessions will be formed out of abstracts received on diverse
topics. Individual submissions will be accepted on their merit.
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REGISTRATION:

Conference attendance is limited to about 250
participants. Applications will be accepted on a first-come,
first-served basis from those active or interested in becoming active
in the study of complex systems.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or simply attending the
conference, please apply to

iccsnecsi.org

and provide the following information:

Name
Affiliation
Address
Telephone number
Fax number
E-mail address

AND (if you wish to present a paper)

- an abstract (no more than 500 words) of a presentation 
to be given at the conference

OR (if you do not wish to present a paper)

- a description of your research interests.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15
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PROCEEDINGS AND JOURNAL PUBLICATION OF ARTICLES

Authors whose submissions are accepted for presentation should plan to
submit full papers by the Registration deadline (April 1). These will
be reviewed and, if accepted, published in the peer reviewed on-line
journal InterJournal and as a conference proceedings
volume. Formatting instructions for the papers will be made available
and should be followed carefully.
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DATES: 
Applications Due: January 15 
Early Registration: February 15 
Registration: April 1
Conference: May 21-26
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REGISTRATION:
Note: Registration fees include lunches served all 
 conference days except Sunday.

 Registration fees: Regular(member) Student(member)
Early Registration: Feb 15 $350($300) $175($150)
Registration: Apr 1 $450($400) $275($250)
 An additional $100 will be charged for those who register 
 at the conference site.
Payment information will be sent out with notification of
 application acceptance.

For NECSI membership information see
http://necsi.org/membership/member.html
Annual Membership Dues: Student $20, Academic $50, Other $100
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
We anticipate having some funds available to assist conferees
according to need. Application to the conference organizers
(iccsnecsi.org) may be made for this financial support.
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LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashua in Nashua, New
Hampshire, on the Massachusetts New Hampshire border 40 minutes from
Boston by car.

Rooms must be reserved with the hotel at:
tel: (800) 325-3535 (indicate Sheraton Nashua)
tel: (603) 888-9970 (direct line to the hotel)
fax: (603) 891-4179

A block of rooms has been reserved at a conference discount rate of
$110 per night (single or double) for the week of the conference
(including a two day margin). These rooms are available on a
first-come, first-served basis. To receive the discount rate identify
yourself as a member of the New England Complex Systems Institute
Convention. Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance
without penalty.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at a conference discount rate
of $54.99 per night (up to four in a room) at the Red Roof Inn: (800)
843-7663 / (603) 888-1893 e-mail: i0122redroof.com
http://www.redroof.com which is the closest alternative accommodation
to the conference. To receive the discount rate identify yourself as a
member of the NECSI Convention or room block #B122NECSI

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PLEASE NOTE: 

If you want to receive future announcements about this conference, and
other NECSI activities please send e-mail to necsinecsi.org

Include:

Your name: ________________________________________

Preferred e-mail address: _________________________

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- ----------------------------------------------
Yaneer Bar-Yam
President
New England Complex Systems Institute
http://necsi.org
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Message 2: Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2000

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 17:42:31 -0000
From: i.kuscu <i.kuscueim.surrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2000



Dear Colleague,

We are looking forward to your submission to Congress on 
Evolutionary Computation which will be taking place during 
16 - 19, July, 2000 in San Diego, USA 

THE DEADLINE is ---- 1 FEBRUARY 2000

For information on submissions, special sessions, workshops, 
competition and tutorials please visit the CEC2000 web site:

 http://pcgipseca.cee.hw.ac.uk/cec2000/

Kind regards
CEC2000 Publicity Chair
- --
Ibrahim Kuscu, MBA, MSc, PhD.
Department of Computing 
University of Surrey 
Guildford, Surrey Tel: +44 1483 879636 
GU2 5XH Fax: +44 1483 876051 
http://www.computing.surrey.ac.uk/personal/st/I.Kuscu/

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