Summer Solstice 2011
International Conference on Discrete Models of Complex Systems

As the satellite workshop at Unconventional Computation 2011
10th International Conference on Uncoventional Computation
6-10 June 2011, Turku, Finland,

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Conference Chair
Danuta Makowiec (University of Gdansk, Poland)
Anna T. Lawniczak (University of Guelph, Canada)
Bruno N. Di Stefano(Nuptek Systems Ltd, Canada)

  • Conference Objectives
    Complex systems are pervasive in many fields of science and we encounter them everyday and everywhere in our life. Their examples include financial markets, highway transportation networks, telecommunication networks, human economies, social networks, immunological systems, ant colonies, ect. The key feature of a complex system is that it is composed of large number of interconnected and interacting entities exhibiting much richer dynamical properties on global scale than they could be inferred from the properties and behaviours of its individual entities. Complex systems are studied in many areas of natural sciences, social sciences, engineering and mathematical sciences. The integral part of these interdisciplinary studies forms discrete modeling. These models can be seen as the simplest laboratories to study phenomena exhibited by complex systems like self-organization processes, pattern formation, cooperation, adaptation, competition, attractors, or multi-scaling phenomena. The objective of this conference is to bring researchers working on discrete modeling of complex systems and to provide a forum for exchange of ideas and presentation of results of their research.

  • Call For Papers
    Researchers and scientists working in the area of discrete modeling of complex systems are invited to submit abstracts on their research to be presented at the conference. Of particular interest are approaches: cellular automata, lattice gas cellular automata, agent based simulation models, individually based simulation models, networks. Both theoretical and applied research is of interest. Abstracts of 1-2 pages should be sent electronically, via EasyChair conference system: Submissions should be in the pdf format and prepared following the appolb.cls format of Acta Physica Polonica B which can be received together with a template file from here . Abstracts are planned to be included in a TUCS (Turku Centere for Computer Science) Lecture Notes publication that will be provided to all participants of the UC conference.
  • Important dates:
    ----Abstract submission deadline: April 18, 2011,
    ----Notification to authors: May 2, 2011
    Accepted abstracts will be schedules as talks or posters.

  • Post Conference Proceedings
    All participants of the Conference are invited to submit a paper for publication in the in special issues of the Acta Physica Polonica B Proceedings Supplement. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. We use EasyChair conference system to manage paper submission. In order to submit a paper use the workshop EasyChair website.