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

                        July 22 - 27, 2018
                           Hyatt Regency
                        Cambridge, MA, USA
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To register: http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2018/

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.

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

The ICCS Executive Committee invites you to submit an original design to be featured on the official conference t-shirts. The design should incorporate complex systems ideas or concepts. Designs should be submitted by June 10, 2018. The ICCS Executive Committee will select the winner and announce their decision on June 20, 2018.

The winning contestant will receive two free t-shirts printed with their design, public recognition of their achievement, and the choice of (a) two free tickets to the Sunset Cruise on Saturday, July 21st, or (b) one free ticket to the Banquet on Wednesday, July 25th.

Go here for the full contest rules and submission guidelines: http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2018/tshirt.html

REGISTRATION

Authors should register for ICCS 2018 by June 1st, or they may lose their place in the program schedule. At least one author per abstract/paper must register for the conference: http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2018/register.php

We are accepting applications for financial aid. Students and postdocs will have priority. Apply online: http://www.necsi.edu/education/postdoc/ICCS-financialaid.php

CONFERENCE BANQUET

We are delighted to invite you to an elegant evening event on Wednesday, July 25th, with a three course dinner, and keynote presentation. $78.00 per person. Reserve your seat here: http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2018/banquet.html

SUNSET CRUISE

Welcome to Boston! Join us on Sunday, July 21st, for a relaxing 2 hour summer sunset cruise along the Charles River, and take in the beautiful Boston skyline over a drink and canapés. This event is open to everyone, but spaces are limited to the capacity of the boat so book early. Ticket price is $57.00 per person, and includes canapés. Beverages will be available for purchase. Register here: http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2018/sunset-cruise.html

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

Below is a list of networking events and special sessions scheduled for ICCS 2018. All of these events are free for conference participants, but we ask that you sign-up for the events you wish to attend, after you have first registered for the conference: http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2018/events.html

Young Researchers Networking Event - Saturday, July 21st
Opportunity for PhD students and Postdocs to connect ahead of the conference in the absence of faculty, and share snippets of their favorite scientific approaches over light bites at NECSI. Those joining for the sunset cruise directly afterwards will walk to the dock together.

Reception - Sunday, July 22nd
At the end of the first full day of the conference, we will be hosting a formal welcome reception celebrating ICCS.

Networking Event - Tuesday, July 24th
Networking evening with activities to connect our vibrant community.

"Unconference" - Wednesday, July 25th
Turning the conference on its head! Stepping out of the conventional conference model, the Unconference session will create space for self-organised, peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity over lunch! All conference participants will be able to propose "hosting" a session on a topic they’re interested in. Other participants will be invited to vote for the session that inspire them most. The top sessions will then be granted space to allow for open, interactive discussions and lively debates confronting diverse perspectives!

Low-key Socializing - Friday, July 27th
Wind down after the conference with your friends and colleagues, old and new - join us for drinks and dinner.

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