GIACS Conference on

"Data in Complex Systems"

Palermo, Italy, April 7-9 2008

 
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The use of data in complex system research is crucial to corroborate or falsify theoretical models that are developed to describe the emergence of collective structures in complex systems. Analysis and modeling of empirical data in complex system research is a key tool in the search for possible mechanisms that create and sustain complexity. The goal of this Conference is to realize a gathering of an interdisciplinary group of researchers working in different areas of Complex system research.

The Conference will discuss problems of data collection, data mining, data dissemination and data sharing for research projects dealing with complex systems. A special attention will be devoted to the problems related with the use of proprietary and personal data in complex system research. The conference will consider problems and opportunities related with the use of data recording and/or  monitoring activities into the fields of biology, biomedicine, consumer preferences, finance, social networks, sociology, traffic problems and telecommunication.

The Conference is organized within the European Coordination Action GIACS (General Integration of the Applications of Complexity in Science) http:// www.giacs.org.

TOPICS
Original research contributions are solicited covering a variety of topics including but not limited to:
- data gathering in complex system research,
- data mining of large set of data: methods and tools,
- dealing with personal data in complex system research,
- data sharing of proprietary data for research purposes;
- legal aspects of the use of proprietary data for research purposes.
- characteristics of data used in complex system research in the fields of biology, biomedicine, consumer preferences, finance, social networks, sociology, traffic problems and telecommunication.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Contributors are invited to submit an abstract reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the Conference. The abstract should not exceed 2 SINGLE- spaced pages of text, including references, figures, tables, etc. Authors should submit their abstracts by e-mail to the following address: giacs2008@lagash.dft.unipa.it clearly specifying the name and the e-mail address of the contributor and their preference concerning oral and poster presentation.

The abstracts of contributors will be evaluated by members of the International Program Committee and information about the acceptance will be sent to the applicants based on their advice.


CONFERENCE FEE
There is no Conference fee.

GRANTS FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS:
A few grants covering local expenses for young researchers are available. People interested should send an email to giacs2008@lagash.dft.unipa.it

IMPORTANT DATES:
Deadline for support request for young researchers: February, 16th 2008
Abstract submission deadline: February, 23rd 2008
Author Notification March 8th  2008

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Panos Argyrakis (University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Michel Dacorogna (SCOR Switzerland Ltd, Switzerland), Eitan Domany (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), Doyne Farmer (Santa Fe Institute, USA), Shlomo Havlin (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Neil Johnson (University of Miami, USA), Jànos Kértesz (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary), Fredrik Liljeros (Stockholm University, Sweden), Pietro Liò (University of Cambridge, UK), Thomas Lux (University of Kiel, Germany), Rosario Nunzio Mantegna (University of Palermo, Italy), Massimo Marchiori (University of Padova, Italy), John Barkley Rosser (James Madison University, USA), Frank Schweitzer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Sorin Solomon (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) and Eugene Stanley (Boston University, USA).

 

CHAIRMAN:
Rosario Nunzio Mantegna (University of Palermo, Italy)

 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
- Rosario Nunzio Mantegna (University of Palermo, Italy)
- Salvatore Miccichè, University of Palermo, Italy
- Michele Tumminello, University of Palermo, Italy.

 

CONFERENCE WEB-PAGE
http://lagash.dft.unipa.it/giacs2008.html
Contact e-mail: giacs2008@lagash.dft.unipa.it