Complexity Conference

James L. Allen Center
Kellogg School of Management
Evanston Campus
October 29-30, 2004

All events will be held in Tribune Auditorium, with meals served in the Main Dining Room

Friday, October 29
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Registration
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Welcome:
Julio M. Ottino, R.R. McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Sciences, Northwestern University
Daniel Diermeier, IBM Distinguished Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
3:45 pm John Padgett, University of Chicago
4:45 pm Coffee Break
5:00 pm Carla Gomes, Cornell University
6:00 - 6:30 pm Panel A:
John Padgett
Carla Gomes
Wallace Hopp
Daniel Diermeier (moderator)
7:00 p.m. Complexity Dinner
Saturday, October 30
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Bernhard Palsson, University of California at San Diego
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Allessandro Vespingani, Indiana University
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Zoltan Toroczkai, Los Alamos National Laboratory
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Panel B:
E. Terry Papoutsakis
Zoltan Toroczkai
Allessandro Vespingani
Uri Willensky
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Mark Newman, University of Michigan
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Natalia Komarova, University of California, Irvine
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Blake LeBaron, Brandeis University
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Panel C:
Mark Newman
Natalia Komarova
Blake LeBaron
Daniel Diermeier
6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
6:30 p.m. Small group dinner (off campus)

Conference Information

Conference Schedule

Registration, Questions, and Contact Information

Conference Location

Visiting Campus

Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Center for Connected Learning
IGERT Program: Dynamics of Complex Systems

Complex Systems in the News

Complexity Digest

We're All on the Grid Together (pdf), The New York Times, August 16, 2003

First Cells, Then Species, Now the Web (pdf), The New York Times, December 26, 2000

Complex Systems Papers

Engineering Complex Systems (pdf), Nature, January 29, 2004
Scale-Free Networks (pdf), Scientific American, May 2003
AIChE Journal Cover, February 2003Perspective: Complex Systems (pdf), AIChE Journal, February 2003
Efficient system-wide coordination in noisy environments;
Complex networks - augmenting the framework for the study of complex systems;
Self-assembling Fluidic Machines;

Multicolour micropatterning of thin films of dry gelatin;

Virtual round table on ten leading questions for network research;

Microfludic mixers: from microfabricated to self-assembling devices;

Self-assembly at all scales;

Sexual networks: implications for the transmission of sexually transmitted infections;

Robust patterns in food web structure;

The web of human sexual contacts;

Classes of small-world networks;

Small-world networks: evidence for a crossover picture;