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Call for Abstracts

     Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2018)
             Host: New England Complex Systems Institute

                        July 22 - 27, 2018
                           Hyatt Regency
                        Cambridge, MA, USA

To register:

The International Conference on Complex Systems is a unique
interdisciplinary forum that unifies and bridges the traditional domains of
science and a multitude of real world systems. Participants will contribute
and be exposed to mind expanding concepts and methods from across the
diverse field of complex systems science.

Special Topic - Artificial Intelligence: This year’s conference will
include a day on AI, including its development and potential future. This
session will be chaired by Iyad Rahwan of MIT's Media Lab.


  • The deadline for abstracts submission is March 12, 2018.
  • Abstracts on already-published work can be submitted.
  • Abstracts submitted after March 12 will be considered on a rolling
basis as time
  • Authors who have already submitted abstracts may continue to revise
them until
    March 12.

For presentation at the conference, authors should submit an abstract
through EasyChair. All the accepted abstracts will be published in the
online proceedings on the conference website. Authors of accepted abstracts
may submit full papers for inclusion in the online proceedings. Full paper
submission is optional. Make sure to register for the conference on our
website in addition to submitting to EasyChair.


Abstract submission: March 12, 2018
Notification to authors: March 30, 2018
Early registration: April 13, 2018
Camera-ready abstract & full paper submission: May 4, 2018
(full paper submission is optional)
Late abstract submission: June 1, 2018
Conference: July 22-27, 2018


Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern University, USA)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Real World Risk Institute, USA)
Marta González (University of California Berkeley, USA)
Stuart Kauffman (Institute for Systems Biology, USA)
Peter Turchin (University of Connecticut, USA)
Mercedes Pascual (University of Chicago, USA) - Pending confirmation
Iyad Rahwan (MIT Media Lab, USA)
Natalia Komarova (University of California Irvine, USA)
Theresa Whelan (U.S. Department of Defense) - Pending DOD approval
Simon DeDeo (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
H. Eugene Stanley (Boston University, USA)
Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)
César Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab, USA)
Jessica Flack (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard University, USA)
Sandy Pentland (MIT Media Lab, USA)
Carmen Reinhart (Harvard Kennedy School, USA)
Olaf Sporns (Indiana University Network Science Institute, USA)
Michelle Girvan (University of Maryland, USA)
Cameron Kerry (MIT Media Lab, USA)
Irving Epstein (Brandeis University, USA)
Steven Hassan (Freedom of Mind, USA)
John Sterman (MIT Sloan School of Management, USA) - Pending confirmation
Spencer Wells (The Genographic Project, USA)
Stephen Grossberg (Boston University, USA)
Hyejin Youn (Kellogg School of Management, USA)


The following workshops have been confirmed for ICCS 2018:

Crowdsourcing and Collective Intelligence
     Ágnes Horvát (Northwestern University, USA)

Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery and Design
     Ed Addison (Cloud Pharmaceuticals, USA)

Evolution and Lifespan
     Mark Kon (Boston University, USA)

Blockchain Networks and Information Flow
     Yaniv Altshuler (MIT Media Lab, USA)
     Sandy Pentland (MIT Media Lab, USA)

How Nations Learn: Knowledge diffusion in society and the economy
     César Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab, USA)
     Cristian Jara (MIT Media Lab, USA)
     Cristian Candia (MIT Media Lab, USA)

Complex Systems in Bio Medicine
     Edna Pasher (Edna Pasher PhD & Associates, Israel)

Network Interventions Social Good
     Flávio L. Pinheiro (MIT Media Lab, USA)
     Cristian Candia (MIT Media Lab, USA)
     Diana Orghian (MIT Media Lab, USA)

Global Warming
     Charles DeLisi (Boston University, USA)

Causal Inference
     X. San Liang (Nanjing University of Information Science and
Technology, China)

Risk, Fat Tails, and Precaution
     Joseph Norman (Freelance complex systems and data scientist)

Law and Complexity
     Enrique Cáceres Nieto (National Autonomous University of Mexico,

Social, Political and Economic Events Through Social Media
     Rosa M. Benito (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
     Juan C. Losada (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

Shifting Paradigms: Complex Adaptive Systems In Neuroscience and
     Yakov Shapiro (University of Alberta, Canada)
     J. Rowan Scott (University of Alberta, Canada)

Complex Systems: Literacy and Learning
     Catherine Cramer (New York Hall of Science, USA)
     Evelyn Panagakou (Northeastern MOBS Lab,USA)
     Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University, USA)
     Steve Uzzo (New York Hall of Science,USA)

Network Cascades: Unfolding, Modeling, and Control
     Adilson E. Motter (Northwestern University, USA)

New England Complex Systems Institute
277 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-547-4100
Fax: 617-661-7711

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