International Conference on Discrete Models of Complex Systems
15-17 July 2019
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden , Germany
The conference is also open to participants who have not sent an abstract: please see the registration page and let us know if you want to join!
Complex systems are ubiquitous. Examples include financial markets, highway transportation and telecommunication networks, human economies, musical improvisation, social networks, and biological systems as development and morphogenesis, the immune system, cancer, and ecology. The key feature of a complex system is that it is composed of a large number of interacting entities exhibiting new emerging properties on a higher scale compared to the properties and behaviours of its individual entities.
Complex systems are studied in the social sciences, engineering,, music, physics, biology, and mathematics. The integral part of these interdisciplinary studies forms discrete modelling in terms of cellular automata, lattice-gas cellular automata, agent-based models, or complex networks. These models can be seen as the simplest digital laboratories to study phenomena exhibited by complex systems like self-organisation, pattern formation, cooperation, adaptation, competition, or multi-scale phenomena.
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers from around the world working on the discrete modelling of complex systems and analysis of their dynamics. The conference provides a forum for an exchange of ideas and results of current research, and the discussion of potential future directions and developments. The conference will cover both theoretical and applied research. It will focus on discrete modeling methodologies and their applications to different scales of complex systems dynamics.
The conference has been established in 2009 by a group of researchers interested in a small meeting where to exchange ideas about complex systems, and SOLSTICE has been running since then in a very friendly atmosphere.