NERCCS 2019: The Second Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems will follow the success of the previous inaugural NERCCS to promote the emerging venue of interdisciplinary scholarly exchange for complex systems researchers in the Northeast U.S. region to share their research outcomes through presentations and post-conference online publications, network with their peers in the region, and promote inter-campus collaboration and the growth of the research community.

NERCCS will particularly focus on facilitating the professional growth of early career faculty, postdocs, and students in the region who will likely play a leading role in the field of complex systems science and engineering in the coming years.

The conference will be held in the Innovative Technologies Complex at Binghamton University, which is within driving distance from all major urban areas in the U.S. Northeast region.



We call for submissions for oral and poster presentations on a wide variety of complex systems research. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

Theoretical foundations of complex systems
Nonlinear dynamics and chaos
Systems theory, information theory, and systems science
Game theory, decision theory, and socio-economical applications

Self-organization, pattern formation, and collective behavior
Structure and dynamics of complex networks
Sustainability and adaptability of complex systems
Bio-inspired systems, machine learning, and evolutionary computation

Data-driven approaches to complex systems
Applications to the humanities, art, and literature
Historical and philosophical aspects of complex systems
Complex systems and education

Submissions should be made as a single PDF file via EasyChair, in either extended abstract format (preferred; 1 page, including one figure) or full paper format (optional; 8 pages max.).

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Submissions will be evaluated and selected through a rigorous peer review process.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:  January 15, 2019
Notification to authors:  February 15, 2019
Revision deadline:  March 15, 2019
Registration deadline:  March 29, 2019
Conference:  April 3-5, 2019

We will publish post-conference proceedings as a special issue of the Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS), an open-access online journal hosted by the Open Repository @ Binghamton (ORB). No publication fee will be required. This will be an ideal venue for authors to publish an extended full paper on the work they present at NERCCS. There will be no strict length limit to full papers for the post-conference proceedings (but with an expected length no more than about 10,000 words). Interested authors should contact the Publication Chairs (Barney Ricca and Georgi Georgiev).


Keynote Speakers


Brooke Foucault Welles Communication Studies and Network Science
Northeastern University

Title TBA


Germano Iannacchione Physics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
National Science Foundation

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Elena Naumova Nutrition Data Science
Tufts University

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Chrystopher Nehaniv Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo

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Elisa Omodei Office of Innovation

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Invited Speakers


Catherine Cramer Data Science Institute
Columbia University

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Carl Lipo Environmental Studies and Anthropology
Binghamton University

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J. David Schaffer Binghamton University

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Lisa Soros Information Technology and Sciences
Champlain College

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Coming Soon


Center of Excellence Symposium Hall & Engineering Science Building ES 2008
Innovative Technologies Complex
Binghamton University, State University of New York
85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal, NY 13850

Parking will be available on the venue. Parking permit will be provided to registered participants not affiliated with Binghamton University.

NERCCS 2019 Hotel Rates
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Registration Fees:

Student/postdoc:  $35
Academic:  $70
Industry:  $100

Registration Deadline: March 29, 2019

Online registration page will be open soon


Organizing Committee:

General Chair:   Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Program Chairs:   Alfredo Morales (New England Complex Systems Institute / MIT Media Lab)
Esteban Moro (MIT Media Lab / Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Poster Session Chairs:   Changqing Cheng (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Ashwin Vaidya (Montclair State University)
Sponsorship Chair:   Andreas Pape (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Logistics Chair:   Shelley Dionne (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Education & Career
    Development Chairs:  
Sarah Muldoon (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Dane Taylor (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Publication Chairs:   Georgi Georgiev (Assumption College / Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Barney Ricca (St. John Fisher College)


Complex Systems Society US Northeast Chapter
Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems at Binghamton University

Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University
Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at Binghamton University