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.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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.

Best Paper / Best Poster Awards: NERCCS 2019 will offer the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards. The winner will be selected from accepted papers and posters by the judge panel, which will be recognized with a certificate at the conference. Our sponsor publishers, Hindawi and MDPI, will offer prizes for these awards (publication fee waiver of Complexity for the Best Paper Award, and publication fee waiver of Systems for the Best Poster Award).

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:  January 15, 2019 January 22, 2019 (EXTENDED)
Notification to authors:  February 15, 2019 February 22, 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 & INVITED SPEAKERS

Keynote Speakers

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Gino Biondini Mathematics, Physics and Computational and Data Science
University at Buffalo

Solitons and Integrable Systems: From Oceans to Optical Fibers and Beyond

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Brooke Foucault Welles Communication Studies and Network Science
Northeastern University

Complex Systems, Social Networks, and Social Change: The Rise of Networked Counterpublics

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Germano Iannacchione Physics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
National Science Foundation

Biologically Inspired Far-from-Equilibrium Materials

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Elena Naumova Nutrition Data Science
Tufts University

Understanding Adaptive Immune Memory Self-Maintenance: A Data-Driven Approach

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Chrystopher Nehaniv Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo

Time's Multiple Arrows: Navigating the Complexity of Discrete Event Dynamical Systems

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Elisa Omodei Office of Innovation
UNICEF

Complex Systems for the Most Vulnerable

Invited Speakers

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Catherine Cramer Data Science Institute
Columbia University

Springer Complexity Talk
Data Science for All: Empowering Communities to Solve Wicked Problems

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Tracy Hookway Biomedical Engineering
Binghamton University

Engineering 3D Morphogenesis

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Carl Lipo Environmental Studies and Anthropology
Binghamton University

Networks and Drift on Small Islands: The Case of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile)

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J. David Schaffer Evolutionary Computation, Neural Networks and Machine Learning
Binghamton University

Thinking About Thinking Machines: Evolving Spiking Neural Networks

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Lisa Soros Information Technology and Sciences
Champlain College

Open-Endedness, Complexity, and Quality Diversity in Games

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Asim Zia Public Policy and Computer Science
University of Vermont

Computational Modeling of Social Ecological Systems: Building Resilience to Climate Change in Lake Champlain Basin

Pre-Conference School Speakers

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Changqing Cheng Systems Science and Industrial Engineering
Binghamton University

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Georgi Georgiev Physics
Assumption College / Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Alfredo Morales New England Complex Systems Institute /
MIT Media Lab

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

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Dane Taylor Mathematics
University at Buffalo

Wednesday April 3

8:30-9:00AM
Registration

Pre-Conference School

Lecture Details Now Available!

9:00-9:20AM
Dane Taylor -- Overview

9:20-10:10AM
Georgi Georgiev -- Self-Organization

10:10-11:00AM
Changqing Cheng -- Time Series

11:20AM-12:10PM
Sarah Muldoon -- Network Models

12:10-1:00PM
Alfredo Morales -- Data Analytics

Main conference: Day 1

2:30-2:40PM
Opening remarks

2:40-3:20PM
Keynote talk 1: Brooke Foucault Welles

3:20-3:45PM
Invited talk 1: Carl Lipo

3:45-4:10PM
Invited talk 2: Tracy Hookway

4:30-5:50PM
Contributed talk sessions 1 & 2

6:00-7:00PM
Reception

Thursday April 4

Main conference: Day 2

8:30-9:00AM
Registration, light breakfast & poster setup

9:00-9:10AM
Morning announcements

9:10-9:50AM
Keynote talk 2: Gino Biondini

9:50-10:15AM
Invited talk 3: Lisa Soros

10:15-10:40AM
Invited talk 4: J. David Schaffer

11:10AM-12:30PM
Contributed talk sessions 3 & 4

1:30-2:30PM
Poster session 1

2:40-3:20PM
Keynote talk 3: Germano Iannacchione

3:45-5:05PM
Contributed talk sessions 5 & 6

5:15-5:55PM
Keynote talk 4: Chrystopher Nehaniv

6:00-7:00PM
NSF Funding Information Session; by Germano Iannacchione
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Student Career Development Session: How to Navigate Choosing Graduate Schools and Postdocs; Moderated by Sarah Muldoon and Dane Taylor

Friday April 5

Main conference: Day 3

8:30-9:00AM
Registration & light breakfast

9:00-9:10AM
Morning announcements

9:10-9:50AM
Keynote talk 5: Elisa Omodei

9:50-10:15AM
Invited talk 5: Asim Zia

10:15-10:40AM
Invited talk 6: Catherine Cramer

11:10AM-12:30PM
Contributed talk sessions 7 & 8

1:30-2:30PM
Poster session 2

2:40-3:20PM
Keynote talk 6: Elena Naumova

3:20-3:45PM
Award Announcements & closing remarks

VENUE

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
Call the hotel directly and tell them you will be staying for "NERCCS Conference" to get the special rate.

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Information about Greater Binghamton Area

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REGISTRATION

Registration Fees:

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

Registration Deadline: March 29, 2019

Online registration now open!

ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS

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)

Program Committee:

Amir Akhavan     Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mamun     Aamena Alshamsi     Yaniv Altshuler     James Bagrow     Jose Balsa-Barreiro     Burçin Bozkaya     Olha Buchel     Eduardo Castello     Yu Chen     Changqing Cheng     Matteo Chinazzi     Kenneth Chiu     Chun-An Chou     Catherine Cramer     Nima Dehmami     Shelley Dionne     James Dixon     Fabio Duarte     Jianxi Gao     Simon Garnier     Georgi Georgiev     Arnaud Grignard     Patrick Grim     Todd Guilfoos     Leila Hedayatifar     Laurent Hébert-Dufresne     Matthijs Koopmans     Pamela Mischen     Alfredo Morales     Esteban Moro     Sarah Muldoon     Ljubica Nedelkoska     Frank Neffke     Michael Norman     Andreas Pape     Ana Pastore Y Piontti     Flavio Pinheiro     Francisco Prieto-Castrillo     Bernard Ricca     Hiroki Sayama     Samuel Scarpino     J. David Schaffer     Michael Schaub     Saray Shai     Dane Taylor     Andreas Tolk     Emma Towlson     Stephen Uzzo     Ashwin Vaidya     Burcu Yucesoy     Zi-Ang Zhang    

Sponsors:

Complex Systems Society US Northeast Chapter
Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems at Binghamton University
Data Science Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence 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

Contact:

nerccs2019@gmail.com