UNC Charlotte to hold Forum on the Future of Complex Systems Research and Applications

On September 16th and 17th, the College of Computing and Informatics and the Charlotte Research Institute are hosting the first Forum on the Future of Complex Systems Research and Applications. This two-day forum will include talks from some of the top regional and national leaders in Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS), as well as discussions and demonstrations of the latest research from across the natural, physical, and social sciences. All of the top national institutions for CAS research will be represented, including the University of Michigan, the Santa Fe Institute, George Mason University, and Arizona State University.

Here is the latest Agenda for the Forum:

Forum on the Future of Complex Systems Research and Applications

Complex Systems Institute

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Harris Alumni Center

September 16‐17


                                                            September 16
12:00 PM ‐ 12:20 PM Opening Remarks
Mirsad Hadzikadic, Director, Complex Systems Institute
Phil Dubois, Chancellor, UNC Charlotte
Yi Deng, Dean, College of Computing and Informatics
Robert Wilhelm, Executive Director, Charlotte Research Institute
12:20 PM ‐ 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Address 1
Speaker: Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University
Introduction: Joan Lorden, Provost and Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM Session 1: Social Sciences and Humanities (Chair: Bill Griffin)
Nicholas Gessler, Duke University
William Newell, Miami University of Ohio
Susanne Lohmann, UCLA
Scott DeMarchi, Duke University
Anthony Beavers, University of Evansville
Paul Youngman, UNC Charlotte
4:00 PM ‐ 4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM ‐ 6:00 PM Session 2: Computational Sciences (Chair: Nicholas Gessler)
William Griffin, Arizona State University
Robert Shaw, Protolife
Greg Madey, Notre Dame University
Aaron Bramson, University of Toronto
Deborah Strumsky, UNC Charlotte
6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM Reception and Demonstrations 
Stephen Guerin, Redfish Group, Santa Fe Complex
Celine Latulipe, UNC Charlotte
7:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM Kenote Address 2 
Speaker: Robert Axtell, George Mason University & Santa Fe Ins.
Introduction: Mirsad Hadzikadic, Complex Systems Institute
                                                            September 17
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM ‐ 8:45 AM Keynote Address 3 
Speaker: Carl Simon, University of Michigan
Introduction: Gary An, University of Chicago
8:45 AM ‐ 9:00 AM Break
9:00 AM ‐ 10:45 AM Session 3: Medicine, Neuroscience, and Biology 
(Chair: Susanne Lohmann)
Gary An, University of Chicago
Virginia Nivar, Ohio State University
James Anderson, University of Washington
Randall Hayes, North Carolina A&T University
David Bashor and Mark Pizzato, UNC Charlotte
10:45 AM ‐ 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM ‐12:00 PM Funding 
(Chair: William Newell)
Sean O’Brien, DARPA
David Joffe, Bank of America
Doug Fisher, Vanderbilt University, ex-NSF (video link)
12:00 PM ‐ 12:15 PM Break
12:15 PM ‐1:00 PM Working Lunch and Keynote Address 4 
Speaker: Iain Couzin, Princeton University
Introduction: Deborah Strumsky, UNC Charlotte
1:00 PM ‐1:15 PM Closing Remarks


The Forum on the Future of Complex Systems Research and Applications is
sponsored by:

  • The College of Computing and Informatics
  • The Charlotte Research Institute


Start Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 12:01
Harris Alumni Center