Call for Papers and Posters for Satellite Session in CCS’15
September 30, 2015
Tempe, Arizona, USA
The annual European Conferences on Complex Systems (ECCS) have become a major venue for the Complex Systems community since they were started in 2003. For the first time, this year, the conference will be held in North America to foster and multiply contacts between the European, North American and Asian communities working in this domain. CCS’15 will be a major international conference and event in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general.
The study of Complex Systems is now experiencing its rapid development in both the foundations of Complex Systems and applications in ever widening areas. In the growing number of academic conferences, the Complex Systems research in Asia or related to Asia is sometimes not fully represented.
Hot Topics in the Study of Complex Systems in Asia
This session will gather together researchers in the study of Complex Systems in or related to Asia to interact, learn from each other, plan joint researches that lead the trends in Asia and strengthen the social ties with the world Complex Systems community.
It is aimed at all colleagues practicing the Complex Systems approach, not confined by the geographical territory of Asia but also researchers in the Complex Systems community wherever they may be in the world who would like to share their research and find collaborations with the Asian community.
This satellite session will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 and it will be a full-day session. This session will be organized into 2-4 sessions that cover hot topics in the study of Complex Systems.
The two focuses of this session will be Social Ecological Systems and Collective Behavior. Other hot topics that fit to the suggested main tracks of CCS2015 are welcome.
The presentations may cover reviews and researches in observations and experiments in the real world in these areas and may also cover studies about, for the emergent macro-level phenomena, the underlying mechanism studies.
Global climate change and fast developments of the global social-economic systems are driving an increasing trend of extreme events that undermines the very fabric of global sustainability and poses a threat to the resilience of local communities. The risks associated with complex dynamics of the trends, variability and extremes of climate change at global, regional, national and local scales remain major challenges for decision makers at all levels. To better understand the forming mechanisms of very large-scale disasters and related vulnerability, exposure and risk distributions in social and economic processes, one emphasis will be put on studying the complexities in disaster risk system, which needs to be addressed from three dimensions. The first dimension is the complexity of hazards, which will largely focus on phenomena such as multiple hazards, hazard and disaster chain and compound hazards and disasters. The second dimension is the complexity of environmental factors, which particularly demands a new thinking of globally networked risks, largely because of the globalization process and climate change. The last dimension is the complexity of methodologies for studying the dynamic planet. In this session, speakers will review the major changes of disaster risk management and the changing risk impacts to society across global to local scales, apply new concepts, models and methods from complex systems science to study cascading effect, domino effect, and ripple effect in disaster risk systems, and demonstrate with cases from Asian countries that how the complex system sciences could help the shift from a government centered disaster risk management system to an integrated risk governance structure in which the role and rule for multiple actors in the decision making and policy implementation are emphasized and essential.
Collective behavior is studied with animal groups, human being groups, social economic systems and even man made artificial groups. The simple interactions between individuals may lead to complex emergent behaviors in the macro-level. There are ever new, exciting features observed in experiments and/or society practices and setting up mathematical models and agent-based models to explain these features is challenging. The researches have potential applications in both civil and military areas that are also attracting the eye balls of both scientists and engineers.
Program Committee Members for This Session
School of Systems Science, Beijing Normal University, China
The Complexity Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Carlo C. Jaeger
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
State Key Lab of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University, China
Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Department of Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Institute of Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
School of Systems Science, Beijing Normal University, China
Submission of Abstracts
Electronic submissions of abstracts (300 words maximum) will be through EasyChair: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ccs15.
If you do not already have an EasyChair Account, please sign up first here: https://www.easychair.org/account/signup.cgi
Your abstract should articulate the objectives of the presenter, a brief but thorough description of the research, and the expected gain by those attending the talk.
Authors should submit their abstract as a "paper" but indicate the title of the satellite session “Hot Topics in the Study of Complex Systems in Asia” in the first line of the abstract.
Two types of presentation are available, and you should select your preference:
Paper: Accepted paper presenters will be allowed 15 minutes for presentation and an additional 5 minutes for question and answer session with the audience.
Ignite: Accepted ignite presenters will be allowed 5 minutes for presentation with no questions and answers with the audience. This allows approximately 3-5 slides.
As a presenter of a paper, ignite or poster, you will select the track that best describes your presentation (see examples of topics for each track below):
Conference Main Tracks
• Foundations of Complex Systems(complex networks, self-organization, nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics, mathematical modeling, simulation)
• Information and Communication Technologies (Internet, WWW, search, semantic web)
• Language, Linguistics, Cognition and Social Systems (evolution of language, social consensus, artificial intelligence, cognitive processes)
• Economics and Finance (social networks, game theory, stock market, crises)
• Infrastructure, Planning and Environment (critical infrastructures, urban planning, mobility, transport, energy)
• Biological Complexity (biological networks, systems biology, evolution, natural science, medicine and physiology)
• Social Ecological Systems (global environmental change, green growth, sustainability, resilience)
Review of Satellite Abstracts
Abstracts submitted for inclusion in the satellite session will be reviewed and selected by the satellite program committee members, based on their adherence with the theme of the satellite, originality and scientific soundness. Satellite session organizers should not accept and/or review submissions not entered into EasyChair, as these papers will not be included in the conference program.
24 June, 2015: Deadline for submission of abstracts for papers and ignites.
25 June, 2015: Notification to authors of papers and ignites.
30 June, 2015: Last day for Early Bird Registration https://www.regonline.com/ccs2015. All speakers and participants in the Satellite Session must be registered for CCS’15.
15 August, 2015: Final abstracts due in electronic form. All authors should revise their abstract or proposal in EasyChair and attach a camera-ready pdf file to the EasyChair submission (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ccs15). Do not send them separately to the conference program committee. No revisions of abstracts will be accepted after this date or included in the conference abstract database.
Abstracts submitted for the satellite sessions must be entered through EasyChair (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ccs15). Abstracts submitted for inclusion in a satellite session will be reviewed and selected by the satellite program committee members, based on their adherence with the theme of the satellite, originality and scientific soundness. Satellite session organizers are expected to communicate with their presenters directly on all aspects of the review process and session organization. Satellite session organizers should not accept and/or review submissions not entered into EasyChair, as these papers will not be included in the conference program.
Final abstracts for both the satellite session and individual authors in the satellite session are due in electronic form (pdf) by 15 August, 2015. Authors should revise their proposal or abstract in EasyChair and attach a camera-ready pdf file to the EasyChair submission. Do not send them separately to the conference program committee or the satellite program committee. No revisions of proposals or abstracts will be accepted after this date or included in the conference abstract database.
CCS’15 CONFERENCE on COMPLEX SYSTEMS will offer unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude of application areas, as reflected by the conference tracks.
For additional information, please contact Zhanwei Gao (Beijing Normal University, China) at: email@example.com