ECCS’14 Satellite Event

ECCS’14 will be a major international conference and event in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general. It will offer unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude of application areas.

The ComplexWorld Network ECCS Satellite Meeting: Complexity Science and Transport Systems

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Following the events organised at the ECCS ’11 in Vienna, ECCS ’12 in Brussels and ECCS ’13 in Barcelona, we’re announcing the Call for Papers for a half-day Satellite Meeting in Lucca. The aim of this Satellite Meeting is to create a space for exchanging state-of-the-art results and ideas about (i) how different Complex Systems tools such as complex networks, percolation theory, self-organized criticality or agent based modeling can be used to understand the internal dynamics of transportation systems, (ii) how to model the relationships between different transportation modes, and (iii) how to improve efficiency and performance of such systems.

The intended audience of this Satellite Meeting is twofold. On one hand, it consists of researchers from the field of Complexity Science, which are expected give insight on the application of complex system tools and concepts to transportation systems. On the other hand, researchers specialised in Transportation systems will be encouraged to attend in order to give their contribution and see how such systems can be investigated with methodologies which are not currently recognized as mainstream. The main success of the meeting will be to foster an interdisciplinary forum of discussion between the two research communities.

A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

– Topological properties of transportation systems, and the relations between topology and efficiency / resilience / propagation of disturbances.

– Dynamics of and on transportation systems: from movements of persons and goods, up to diseases and information spreading mechanisms.

– Emerging behaviors and critical phase transitions in transportation systems.

– Applications of multi-layer and time-varying network representations, statistically validated networks and community detection algorithms.

The Call for Papers

Information regarding the Call for Papers can be found here.

The Programme and Venue

The full programme and short abstracts can be downloaded here. It will take place on Thursday, the 25th of September, at SALA DEI SERVI (SAN MICHELETTO)

The Organisers

This Satellite Meeting is organized by the following researchers, who also serve as contact points for anyone interested in knowing more about the meeting:

Fabrizio Lillo
Scuola Normale Superiore
Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa 
ITALY
fabrizio.lillo@sns.it
Phone: +39 050509159

Salvatore Miccichè
Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica
Universita degli Studi di Palermo

Viale delle Scienze, Ed. 18
I-90128 Palermo Italia
salvatore.micciche@unipa.it
Phone: +39 091 23899145

Massimiliano Zanin
The INNAXIS Foundation & Research Institute
José Ortega y Gasset 20, planta 6.
28006 Madrid (Spain)
mzanin@innaxis.org
Phone: +34 902 955 527

The Programme Committee

The Program Committee is composed of 4 persons well known and respected in either or both Complex Systems research and transport industry, as follows:

  • Marc Barthelemy, CEA, France
  • Rosario Mantegna, Università di Palermo, Italy
  • David Pérez, The INNAXIS Foundation & Research Institute, Spain.
  • Aura Reggiani, Universita’ di Bologna, Italy.

ECCS’13 Satellite Event

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Update: The Call for Papers deadline has been extended to June 23, 2013.

ECCS 2013

ECCS’13 will be a major international conference and event in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general. It will offer unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude of application areas. Two days of the conference, 18 and 19 of September, are reserved for satellite meetings, which will cover a broad range of subjects on all aspects of Complex Systems, as reflected by the conference tracks.

The ComplexWorld Network ECCS Satellite Meeting: Complexity Science and Transport Systems

In continuation of the ComplexWorld Network’s previous and highly successful ECCS satellite meetings: Complexity and the Future of Transportation Systems, ECCS 2011; and Complexity Paradigms for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport, ECCS ’12, the ComplexWorld Network will this year again host a satellite meeting focused on the topic of transport systems and Complexity Science.

Titled, accordingly, Complexity Science and Transport Systems, the ECCS 2013 satellite event will assess the problems of transportation systems through Complex Systems theory and methodologies, paying particular attention to generating new ideas and solutions that can be applied to current, real-life transport systems to improve their performance.

Transportation systems are composed of a large number of heterogeneous elements, interacting, perceiving different information from the environment, and pursuing heterogeneous/different aims. Examples range from very well known systems, like road traffic dynamics, up to new fields, such as Air Transport Networks. Plenty of examples can be found in the literature about how different Complex Systems tools can be used to understand the internal dynamics of transport systems: from Complex Networks, up to percolation and self-organization.

The objective of this satellite meeting is to create a space for exchanging state-of-the-art results between Complex Science and Transport System researchers, fostering an interdisciplinary forum of discussion, and the generation of new ideas and approaches.

Following is a non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • Topological properties of transportation systems, and the relations between topology and efficiency / resilience / propagation of disturbances.
  • Dynamics of and on transportation systems: from movements of persons and goods, up to diseases and information spreading mechanisms.
  • Emerging behaviors and critical phase transitions in transportation systems.
  • Applications of multi-layer and time-varying network representations.
  • Statistically validated networks and community detection algorithms.
  • Smart, Green and Integrated Transport.

The Call for Papers

The Call for Papers deadline has been extended to June 23rd, 2013. Download the call here.

The Programme

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday September 18 with the following agenda:

 Time  Speaker  Title  Affiliation
08:30-08:45  Organizers

 

Welcome

08:45-09:30 A. De Montis  Commuter networks and community detection:

a method for planning sub regional areas

Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio,

Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy

09:30-09:50 E. Koyuncu  Data Analytic Synthesis and Stochastic Modeling

of the European ATM Network Flow Model

Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics,

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

09:50-10:10 G. Gurtner/C. Bongiorno  An Agent Based Model of the

Air Traffic Management

Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica,

Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo,

Italy and Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

10:10-10:30 B. Monechi  Phase Transition in an Air Traffic Control Model Phys. Dept., Sapienza

University of Rome, Rome, Italy

10:30-10:50 M. Bujorianu  Modelling for Resilience in Transportation Systems Complexity Science Centre,

University of Warwick, Warwick, UK

10:50-11:30

                                        Coffee-break

 

11:30-12:15 J. G. Gardenes  Transport in Multiplex Networks:

Empirical and Theoretical approaches

Instituto de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos,

Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

12:15-12:35 J. Wang  Resilience analysis of London and

Beijing Street Networks

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis,

University College London, London, UK

12:35-12:55 R. Gallotti  Entropic Analysis of Individual Mobility Patterns Department of Physics and Astronomy,

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

12:55-13:15 M. L. Mouronte  Identifying communities in the urban bus

network of Madrid. Algorithm analysis

Departamento de Ingenieŕıa y Arquitecturas Telemáticas,

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

13:15-13:35 S. Caschili  An Interdependent Multi-layer Model for Trade UCL QASER Lab, Faculty of Engineering,

University College London, , London, UK

13:35-13:45  Organizers  Final Remarks

If you are interested on a more detailed description of the content of each presentation, you can download the Book of abstracts.

For more information on the ECCS ’13 Conference, please check their website.

The Organisers

This Satellite Meeting is organized by the following researchers, who also serve as contact points for anyone interested in knowing more about the meeting:

Fabrizio Lillo
Scuola Normale Superiore
Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa 
ITALY
fabrizio.lillo@sns.it
Phone: +39 050509159

Salvatore Miccichè
Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica
Universita degli Studi di Palermo

Viale delle Scienze, Ed. 18
I-90128 Palermo Italia
salvatore.micciche@unipa.it
Phone: +39 091 23899145

Massimiliano Zanin
The INNAXIS Foundation & Research Institute
José Ortega y Gasset 20, planta 6.
28006 Madrid (Spain)
mzanin@innaxis.org
Phone: +34 902 955 527

The Programme Committee

The Program Committee is composed of 4 persons well known and respected in either or both Complex Systems research and transport industry, as follows

  • Marc Barthelemy, CEA, France
  • Rosario Mantegna, Università di Palermo, Italy
  • David Pérez, The INNAXIS Foundation & Research Institute, Spain.
  • Aura Reggiani, Universita’ di Bologna, Italy.

The Drucker Institute’s Forum on Managing Complexity

The Global Peter Drucker Forum is an annual event organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe, a non-profit association affiliated with the Drucker Institute. Peter F. Drucker was a writer, professor, management consultant and self-described “social ecologist,” who explored the way human beings organize themselves and interact much the way an ecologist would observe and analyze the biological world. The Drucker institute is committed to spreading his ideas.

Innaxis feels an affinity with the Drucker Institute’s scientific approach to human interaction. Several of the projects in which Innaxis is involved, such as the ComplexWorld Network project which studies the complexities of the ATM system under the WP-E theme, ¨Mastering Complex Systems Safely¨, examine, among other things, actions and disturbances across the ATM system as a result of human behaviour.

And so it is of particular interest for us to see that this year the Drucker Forum, entering its 5th year, will look specifically at an area very much close to our interests; Managing Complexity.

The Drucker Forum will gather some of the most prominent management thinkers and CEOs from around the world to discuss their views, experiences and studies on the topic of Managing Complexity.

While the forum’s approach is in the context of business organisations, it specifically looks at what can be learnt from disciplines such as natural or social sciences or aesthetic fields, asking how organizations can transform themselves to deal with increasing complexity and issues such as uncertainty. Hence for our colleagues experienced in the study of organisational systems such as air traffic management, resilient systems designed to cope with uncertainty or complex networks, this forum may be an opportunity for a promising cross-disciplinary exchange.

Registrations for the conference, to be held on November 14 and 15 in Vienna are already open (details can be found here) and the call for submissions is open until July 1.

Madrid. Ernestina Menasalvas (UPM)

The project was presented in the “CSIC – 2013 FP7 call opportunities” (“El Séptimo Programa Marco de I D de la Unión Europea: cómo tener éxito en las convocatorias 2013”) by Ernestina Menasalvas from UPM , giving a brief overview of the Resilience2050 project as well as highlighting key points for a FP7 successful proposal.

ECCS’12 Satellite Event

Complexity Paradigms for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport 2012


Welcome to the website of the Complexity Paradigms for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport 2012, a one day Satellite Meeting organized inside the European Conference on Complex Systems 2012 in Brussels.

Scope of the Meeting

The objective of this meeting is to assess the problems of transportation systems through Complex Systems theory and methodologies. Transportation Systems are composed of a large number of heterogeneous elements; interacting, perceiving different information from the environment, and pursuing heterogeneous/different aims. Examples range from very well known systems, like road traffic dynamics, up to new fields, such as the Air Transport Network. Plenty of examples can be found in the literature about how different Complex Systems tools can be used to understand the internal dynamics of those systems, from Complex Networks, up to percolation and self-organization.

The meeting aims to create a space for exchanging state-of-the-art results and ideas on this interesting topic. Special attention will be devoted to applications, i.e., how those tools and techniques can be used to improve the performance of real systems. Contributions centered on societal and environmental aspects and citizens’ perceptions will be especially welcome.

The Call for Papers

Submission of contributed papers can be made by sending an extended abstract (max. 3 pages) to the organizers (see email addresses below). Standard LaTeX, PDF, or Microsoft Words formats are encouraged. Submissions will be evaluated and selected by the program committee members, based on the adherence to the theme of the satellite, originality and scientific soundness. Once the selection process is complete, the authors of the accepted abstracts will be notified by e-mail.

The deadline for abstract submission for oral contributions is May 27, 2012. UPDATE: In response to a number of requests the submissions period has been extended – the new deadline is July 1st, 2012.

A document with the complete details of the satellite meeting and call for papers can be downloaded here

And you may directly contact the organizers of the Meeting with any questions or queries:

Massimiliano Zanin (The INNAXIS Research Institute, mzanin@innaxis.org)
Fabrizio Lillo (Scuola Normale Superiore, fabrizio.lillo@sns.it)

The Programme

The programme of the Satellite Meeting is not yet available.
The Meeting is provisionally scheduled for Thursday 6 September. Any change in the program will be notified in this website, and via email to all authors.
For more information about the ECCS ’12 Conference, please check the official website.

 

The Organisers

 

This Satellite Meeting is organized by:

Massimiliano Zanin
mzanin ‘at’ innaxis.org
Phone: +34 902 955 527
The INNAXIS Foundation & Research Institute
José Ortega y Gasset 20, planta 6.
28006 Madrid (Spain)
Fabrizio Lillo fabrizio.lillo ‘at’ sns.it
Phone: +39 05050959
Scuola Normale Superiore
piazza dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa ITALY

The Programme Committee is composed of:

Stefano Boccaletti      Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata
Rosario Mantegna     University of Palermo
David Perez               Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute
Miguel Romance       Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

European Physical Journal Call for Papers: ¨Spatially Embedded Complex Networks¨

Last month, a researcher of Innaxis, Massimiliano Zanin, along with Fabrizio Lillo of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, organized a Satellite Meeting inside the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS ’11) in Vienna. This Satellite, called Complexity and the Future of Transportation Systems, was focused on the actual problems in the planification and management of transportation systems (from streets in a city, up to airline networks), and on how Complexity Science can propose new ways of tackling such challenges.

 

As a consequence of the success obtained by this event, both researchers have now been invited to act as Invited Editors for a specific issue of the journal European Physical Journal – Special Topics, called “Spatially Embedded Complex Networks”. This issue will be devoted to the application of the graph theory (and of the more recent complex network theory) to different transportation systems, both from the theoretical and applied point of view.

 

If you are interested in sending a contribution, do not hesitate in contact our researcher, and check this Call for Papers.

The ComplexWorld Network releases first draft of White Paper + Call for PhDs

A first draft of the Complex ATM White Paper has been finished. This first draft of the White Paper will be presented and discussed during the WP-E Networks Joint Session at the INO 2010.

The ComplexWorld Network will soon be opening a private space within Innaxis´s collaborative wiki-like site so as to share with all Network Participants additional, useful information (e.g. pointers to the White Paper references). More news regarding this will be published next week.

In addition to the first draft of the White Paper, the Network has officially opened the Call for PhDs. The Call is open to anyone who is aiming to start a PhD in a theme related to the ComplexWorld Network. The Call will be closing on December 1st, 2010.

If you have not done so already, please remember to join the Network´s  LinkedIn Group. It is a great way to engage in discussions and network with other Participants.

Finally, if you are not a Participant and you are interested in receiving the White Paper and the Call for PhDs, please contact us about formally registering your entity. The Network is opened to all types of entities that would like to join in this collaborative initiative. Questions or comments can be sent to: info@complexworld.eu.

ComplexWorld WP-E Network Proposal successfully submitted!

Innaxis along with: University of Seville, NLR, DLR, University of Westminster, and University of Palermo have successfully submitted a thorough proposal for a SESAR WP-E Network concentrated on the theme of ´Mastering Complex Systems Safely´.

The proposal has much interest- about 43 entities have registered to be participants of the network, with 25 of them being universities.

The proposal was submitted to the offices of Eurocontrol on the 8th of April, 2010. Any news received hereafter will be communicated to all members and participants.

If you´d like to get in touch with Innaxis concerning the WP-E proposal, you may email info@complexworld.eu . The website, www.ComplexWorld.eu will be continuously updated this week.

The European Union & Innaxis- FP7 calls for proposal

As the European Commission has come out with a Seventh Framework Programme, several calls for proposals have been published.

Some areas in which the calls address are: Security, Space, Health, Environment (including climate change), Food & Agriculture, Energy, Socio-Economic Sciences, and Bio refinery. In principle, Innaxis will be proposing to the fields of Energy, Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH), Security, and Environment.

The total budget for FP7, including the non-nuclear research of the Joint Research Centre, is 51 Billion euros over 7 years.

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