Behavior of Open Multivariant Systems
May 15, 2001
Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The symposium, which will bring together researchers from many academic disciplines and from industry, should stimulate cross-disciplinary research activities. A small group of distinguished invited speakers will review the field of complex systems research.
The organizers will provide information about funding opportunities for complex systems research and promote linkages for interdisciplinary proposals. Themes: - Common features of emergent structures in open multivariant systems, such as earth quakes, turbulence, lightning, and information flow on the internet. - Development of novel mathematical tools for modeling, prediction, and control, such as non-linear dynamics and chaos, renormalization, fractals, neural nets, cellular automata, genetic algorithms, and artifical life. - Design of simple and robust physical systems that can self-assemble, self-repair, and understand their environment. Please check the www page for the 2003 symposium. Please check the www page for the 2002 symposium. Invited Talks: Eberhard Bodenschatz, Cornell David Goldberg, UIUC Predrag Cvitanovic', Georgia Institute of Technology Craig Bethke, UIUC Alan Middleton, Syracuse University Nigel Goldenfeld, UIUC John Marko, UI at Chicago Paul Goldbart, UIUC Allen Hunt, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Gary Friedman, University of Illinois at Chicago Wang-Ping Chen, UIUC Sue Coppersmith, University of Chicago Bruce Fouke, UIUC Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University Gerard Wong, UIUC Gottfried J. Mayer, Pennsylvania State University Carl P. Simon, University of Michigan Tutorials: There will be three 2-hour hands-on tutorials that will teach basic concepts and build intuition. No prerequisite knowledge is required. - Tutorial I, 10:10am: Chaos and Harmony - Tutorial II, 1:30pm: Tree-like Graphs and Fractals - Tutorial III, 3:30pm: Artificial Life - Cellular Automata, Genetic Algorithms, Neural Nets Schedule http://www.how-why.com/ucs/schedule.html Abstracts http://www.how-why.com/ucs/abstracts.html List of Participants http://www.how-why.com/ucs/participants.html Call for Papers: Both 25-min. oral talks and poster presentations are invited. Please send a brief (<150 words) abstract by May 7, indicating your preference for an oral or poster session. The conference schedule, which will be updated daily as abstracts are submitted, is available at http://www.how-why.com/ucs Organizers: Alfred W. Hubler, firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 244-5892 Karin Dahmen, email@example.com, (217) 244-8873 Paul Melby, firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 333-4403 Proceedings: All presenters are invited to submit a paper for publication in the journal COMPLEXITY. Online WWW Video Recordings and Lecture Notes: Complexity Digest offers to record and post videos of the talks and to post lecture notes at no charge, subject to the permission of the speaker. Location: Department of Physics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1110 W Green Street Urbana IL 61801 Click here for Hotel Information. Several hotels offer free shuttle from the airport. In addition there is a shuttle service from the Champaign airport to the university (reservation required: Corky's 217 - 352 3121). Click here for Visitor Info, Complete Hotel Listing, Going Out, Weather Conference Fee: None. Everyone who registers by May 7 will receive a FREE LUNCH on May 15. Sponsors: Department of Physics,UIUC Center for Complex Systems Research, UIUC Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechnics, UIUC Department of General Engineering, UIUC Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (IlliGAL), UIUC Materials Computation Center, UIUC Geology Department, UIUC COMPLEXITY Journal COMPLEXITY Digest========================================================== UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM MAY 14-15, 2002 REGISTRATION FORM Name (as it appears on the name tag) ___________________ Discipline ____________________ Affiliation ____________________ WWW homepage____________________ E-mail ____________________ Phone ____________________ I would like to ( ) give a 25-min. presentation, entitled ________________ ___________________________________________________________ ( ) present a poster, entitled ___________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ( ) participate in the symposium ( ) participate in Tutorial I - Chaos and Harmony (*) ( ) participate in Tutorial II - Tree-Graphs and Fractals (*) ( ) participate in Tutorial III - Artificial Life (*) ( ) sign up for the FREE LUNCH (**). (*) 25 people maximum (**) only available for registrations mailed by May 7. Please e-mail this form to Alfred Hubler email@example.com The next symposium on the same topic will be on May 14-15, 2002, at the same location. To register please send the attached form by e-mail to Alfred Hubler (firstname.lastname@example.org). Register now. The sooner you register the better the time slot of your presentation. Main sponsor of the 2002 symposium is the Office of Naval Research. Edit