Brussels, 01 Sep 2006
The European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS '06) will take place at the Saïd Business School from September 25-29, 2006. The event will build on the success of ECCS '05, which was held in Paris last November, and includes invited speakers who are widely recognised as leaders in their respective fields of research, as well as multi-track sessions which will allow for the presentation of high quality, peer-reviewed papers which reflect some of the most exciting research presently underway on complex systems. In addition, for the final two days of ECCS '06 we will be hosting 13 satellite workshops (for details click here). The orientation of this conference is highly interdisciplinary, and we aim to mix together a broad range of disciplines and a variety of rigorous research methods in a way that will stimulate new ideas, and help build the complex systems research community.
Theme: Towards a Science of Complex Systems
Empirical studies of complex systems, which we can view as networks of interacting entities, have made substantial progress in recent years as a result of the rapidly increasing mass of data which has become accessible and manageable in many different application domains. At the same time, it seems that radically different disciplinary domains now share many new and fundamental theoretical questions. The conjunction of these two trends should encourage the interdisciplinary development of a new science of complex systems.