APRIL 12–13, 2018   BINGHAMTON, NY

NERCCS 2018:
First Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems

Sponsored by the Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo), the SUNY Conversations-in-the-Disciplines Program, the Complex Systems Society (CSS) Local Chapters Initiative, and


Background photo credit: Jonathan Cohen

NERCCS 2018: The First Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems aims to establish a 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 have only limited resources but 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.

CALL FOR PAPERS

We call for papers 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 (1 page) or full paper format (8 pages max.).

Click here for formatting instructions

Best Student Paper / Best Poster Awards: NERCCS 2018 will offer the Best Student Paper and Best Poster Awards. The winners will be selected from accepted student papers and posters by the judge panel, which will be recognized with a certificate at the conference. For the Best Student Paper Award, the student must be the first author of the submitted paper. To qualify for the Best Student Paper award, add "Student:" to the beginning of the title when you enter the title information in EasyChair.

Submissions will be evaluated and selected through rigorous peer review processes. The expected number of accepted presentations is about 45 (15~25 oral presentations and 20~30 poster presentations, depending on logistic constraints).

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:  January 15, 2018
Notification to authors:  March 12, 2018
Camera-ready deadline:  March 30, 2018
Registration deadline:  April 2, 2018
Conference date:  April 12-13, 2018

All student/postdoc participants whose submissions are accepted for presentations will receive a registration fee waiver.

Accepted authors can opt to publish their contributions free of charge in a new open-access online journal, Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS), which will be created and published through the Open Repository @ Binghamton (ORB).

KEYNOTE & INVITED SPEAKERS

Keynote Speakers

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Ciro Cattuto Scientific Director
ISI Foundation

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Yaneer Bar-Yam New England Complex Systems Institute
(To be confirmed)

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Patrick Grim Philosophy
Stony Brook University /
Center for the Study of Complex Systems
University of Michigan
(To be confirmed)

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Katie Bentley Immunology, Genertics and Pathology
Uppsala University /
Biomedical Engineering
Boston University

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Hui Yang Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Invited Speakers

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Pamela Mischen Public Administration
Binghamton University

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Gourab Ghoshal Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Rochester

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Kirstin Hagelskjær Petersen Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University

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Jianxi Gao Computer Science and Network Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Sarah Muldoon Mathematics / Computational and Data-Enabled Sciences and Engineering
University at Buffalo

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Esteban Moro Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology /
Mathematics
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

PROGRAM (TENTATIVE)

Thursday April 12

8:00-9:00AM
Registration, light breakfast & poster setup

9:00-10:30AM
Keynote 1 & invited talks

10:50AM-12:10PM
Contributed talks

2:00-3:30PM
Keynote 2 & invited talks

3:50-5:10PM
Contributed talks

5:20-5:50PM
Keynote 3

6:00-7:30PM
Reception

Friday April 13

8:00-9:00AM
Registration & light breakfast

9:00-10:30AM
Keynote 4 & invited talks

10:50AM-12:10PM
Contributed talks

2:00-2:40PM
Keynote 5

2:40-3:40PM
Contributed talks

4:00-5:00PM
Roundtable discussion & closing

VENUE

Symposium Hall, 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 2018 hotel special rates
Call the hotel directly and tell them you will be staying for "CoCo ORC Conference" to get the special rate.

Local accommodation options (Google Maps)

Information about Greater Binghamton Area

www.visitbinghamton.org

REGISTRATION

Registration Fees:

Student/postdoc (presenting):  Waived
Student/postdoc (not presenting):  $30
Academic:  $60
Industry:  $90

Registration Deadline: April 2, 2018

(More details to be announced soon)

ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS

Organizing Committee:

General Chair:   Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University)
Program Chair:   Alfredo Morales (New England Complex Systems Institute / MIT Media Lab)
Poster Session Chair:   Changqing Cheng (Binghamton University)
Sponsorship Chair:   Andreas Pape (Binghamton University)
Logistics Chair:   Shelley Dionne (Binghamton University)
Student Support Chair:   Evelyn Panagakou (Northeastern University)
Publications Chair:   Georgi Georgiev (Assumption College / Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Program Committee:

TBA

Sponsors:

Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems
SUNY Conversations-in-the-Disciplines Program
Complex Systems Society (CSS) Local Chapters Initiative

Contact:

nerccs2018@gmail.com