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Complex Systems Studies Young Researchers Session
ECCS'10 Satellite Meeting
http://phd.eccs2010.eu Lisbon, September 15 , 2010
At pivotal moments throughout history, technological innovation
triggers massive social and cultural transformation. Apparently
unrelated developments, which had been gradually unfolding for years,
suddenly converge to create changes that are as disruptive as they are
creative. We are currently living in a moment of extraordinary
complexity when systems and structures that have long organized life
are changing at an unprecedented rate. Such rapid and pervasive change
creates the need to develop new ways of understanding the world and of
interpreting our experience. (Marc C. Taylor, “The Moment of
Complexity: Emerging Network Culture”)
In the last decade there has been a growing interest in the study of
complex systems. The concept of complexity is pervasive in many fields
of research, from social sciences such as politics and economics to
'hard' sciences such as theoretical physics and systems biology. This
growing interest and concurrent widening of research domains creates
the need to develop new ways of understanding and interpreting the
world. This is particularly important for young researchers tackling
their initial research questions within the domain of complex systems.
The Young Researchers Session @ ECCS2010 seeks to bring together a
group of complex systems science researchers at an early stage in
their careers (graduates, M.Sc., Ph.D., Postdoctoral researchers and
Lecturers), to facilitate a dialogue beween individuals and groups
from an intentionally diverse set of domains. We aim to encourage the
presentation of experimental results within this supportive,
interdisciplinary group, and to foster collaboration between people
from within the complex systems community who may not otherwise have
come across experimental techniques and approaches from outside their
Emphasis will therefore be on creating a stimulating and interactive
environment, with a focus also on the bigger questions at large within
complex systems research. To this end, presenters will be asked to
allude to the 'bigger picture' questions within their domain and in
complex systems science as a whole from their perspective. Crucially,
we aim to establish a collaborative environment that will continue
after ECCS2010 to foster these links.
The workshop will take place on September 15th, 2010, and will focus
on a limited number of pre-selected contributions, incorporating group
Some important issues that may be discussed:
* How to ensure a research activity trajectory from Ph.D.
all early career researchers.
* Research methodologies, tools, datasets and related problems.
* Current research programs.
* Current 'state of the art' experimental results within complex
* How to set up social media presence for complex systems
science young career researchers.
* How to network curricula. Integration with online
presentation of educational materials e.g. assystcomplexity.eu,
* SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of
young researchers personal resources.
* Ph.D. vs M.Sc. v's job opportunities.
* What to publish, how to publish, when to publish.
Vitorino Ramos - http://www.chemoton.org/
Anders Lyhne Christensen - http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~alyhne/
30/4: Deadline for submissions
31/5: Notification of acceptance
10/6: Final (amended) manuscripts due
15/9: Satellite Meeting
Call for presentations
Graduates, Masters and Ph.D. students are invited to submit a
presentation as a short 300 word abstract on a subject within complex
systems science or a longer (six pages) full scientific paper on
topics concerning research and academic careers, complex systems
domains and applications, job opportunities for complex systems
science graduates, curriculum networking, skills matrices for complex
systems sdudies as a whole or any other relevant matter.
It is adived the use of the LNCS format (not mandatory)
To submit, please send the produced PDF to [log in to unmask]
Papers should have 6 pages maximum (LNCS Format). Deadline for
submission is 30/4.
If you encounter any problem, please contact David Rodrigues
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Program and Organising committee members
Andrea Apolloni, Institut des Systemes Complexes Rhone-Alpes (IXXI)
and Laboratoire de Physique,ENS-Lyon, (France)
António Fonseca, DCTI, ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute, (Portugal)
David Rodrigues, DCTI, ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute, (Portugal)
Iain Kusel, Design Group, Open University (UK)
Larisa Mihoreanu, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, King's College
Martine J. Barons, Complexity Science Centre and DTC , University of
Questions should be addressed to the ECCS’10 Organizing Committee
through the e-mail address [log in to unmask]
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