Category: Conferences


The workshop will virtually take place from the European Center of Living Technology in Venice on 22-25 June 2021. 

Confirmed Invited Speakers are: 

 · Rosalind Allen, University of Edinburgh 

 · Eric Dykeman, University of York 

 · Daniel Fisher, Standford University 

 · Nigel Goldenfeld, University of Illinois at UC 

 · Susan Holmes, Standford University 

 · Terry Hwa, UC San Diego 

 · Eleni Katifori, University of Pennsylvania 

 · David Nelson, Harvard University 

 · Alvaro Sanchez, Yale University 

 · Agnese Seminara, CNRS, Institut de physique de Nice 

 · Corina Tarnita, Princeton University 

 · Amandine Veber, CNRS and Univ. of Paris 

20 free waiver for Ph.D students, special discount for publishing in related joint special issue of #Entropy & #Life, prize for best poster and best talk!

Living systems are characterized by the emergence of recurrent dynamical patterns at all scales of magnitude. Self-organized behaviors are observed both in large communities of microscopic components – like neural oscillations and gene network activity – as well as on larger levels – as predator-prey equilibria to name a few. Such regularities are deemed to be universal in the sense they are due to common mechanisms, independent of the details of the system. This belief justifies investigation through quantitative models able to grasp key features while disregarding inessential complications. The attempt of modeling such complex systems leads naturally to consider large families of microscopic identical units. Complexity and self-organization then arise on a macroscopic scale from the dynamics of these minimal components that evolve coupled by interaction terms. Within this scenario, probability theory and statistical mechanics come into play very soon.
The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists with different backgrounds (maths, biology, physics and computing, theoreticians along with experimentalists), interested in macroecology, microbial ecology and evolutionary biology, to discuss important and recent research topics in these areas as well as exchange methods and ideas. The style of the conference will purposely be informal so as to encourage discussions.

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Conference on Complex Systems CCS 2021

The Conference on Complex Systems, the flagship conference of the Complex System Society, is the most important annual meeting for the complex systems research community. Last year, the Conference was fully online because of the Covid-19 pandemics.

For 2021, this annual event will be held in Lyon, France, from October 25 to 29, 2021. We are confident to be able to welcome you in Lyon at this time of the year, for an in-person conference. Still, as we know that there might still be a number of travel restrictions at that time, some sessions will be organized as a hybrid conference.

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Complexity and the Social World: building on the legacy of Allen, Byrne, Stacey and Cilliers

Online event 3rd March 2021, 12.30-14.00 GMT

Complexity theory took off in the 1990s and four of the key people who shaped how these ideas were developed for application to the social world will be represented in this event. In this unique retrospective, we will explore how these four thinkers approached complexity thinking over long careers.

Invited Speakers

Peter Allen – Embracing Complexity
David Byrne – Complexity and the Social Sciences
Chris Mowles in the legacy of Ralph Stacey – Complex Responsive Processes
Rika Preiser in the legacy of Paul Cilliers – Complexity and Postmodernism
The discussion will be hosted by Jean Boulton

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2nd IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems – ACSOS 2021

We are happy to announce that the second edition of the IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS) will take place in Washington DC (depending on the Covid-19 situation) from September 27 to October 1, 2021. The ACSOS was founded as a merger of the IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC) and the IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO). The goal of the ACSOS is to provide a forum for sharing the latest research results, ideas and experiences in autonomic computing, self-adaptation, and self-organization. 

ALIFE 2021: International conference on artificial life ALIFE 2021

The ALIFE conferences are the major meetings of the artificial life research community since 1987. These scientific gatherings are supported by the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL).​

The 2021 Conference on Artificial Life ALIFE 2021 will take place in Prague (Czech Republic), 19-23 July, 2021.

The conference theme will be

Robots: The century past and the century ahead.

The world-wide used word “robot” comes from Czech. It was first used to depict a fictional humanoid in Czech writer Karel Čapek’s play R.U.R. Although the play is one hundred years old it opens many contemporary questions and many of them are related to artificial life research. It will be great to celebrate this centenary with artificial life community in the Czech Republic!

ALIFE 2021 will be a hybrid conference on artificial life. It will be a combination of a “live” in-person event in Prague with a “virtual” online component.

We hope to create opportunities for all people interested in artificial life to attend our ALIFE 2021 conference. We are looking forward to the return to the traditional conference enabling social gathering. On the other side, hybrid format will enable remote participation by people who might be unable to attend physically due to travel, through a wish to reduce the carbon footprint of the event or because of other constraints.