The Complex Systems Conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners of Complex Systems from a variety of disciplines interested in developing the new approaches for resolving complex issues that cannot be resolved using conventional mathematical or software models.
It also welcomes specialists in modelling complex issues using Multi-Agent Technology and similar distributed approaches, which have achieved credible application results, and those aspiring to design and build Digital Ecosystems, inspired by natural ecosystems.
The Conference is particularly interested in methods for resolving complex issues that exhibit the following attributes: connectivity, autonomy, emergence, non-equilibrium, non-linearity, self organisation and co-evolution.
High level of dynamics of such systems, which is usually expressed through the frequent occurrence of unpredictable disruptive events, makes conventional optimizers, batch schedulers and resource planning systems unworkable.
Complex Systems occur in an infinite variety of problems, not only in the realm of physical sciences and engineering, but encompassing fields as diverse as economy, the environment, humanities, social and political sciences. Further examples are given in the enclosed list of topics which although incomplete gives an idea of the themes to be covered by the meeting.
By now the conference is well established and is distinguished by its friendly and informal atmosphere in which it is easy for participants to help each other to further advance their appreciation of the subject of managing complexity.
Among the participants one will find renowned complexity thinkers, well established practitioners and novices in the area of complexity happily discussing issues of common interest.
And, of course, the New Forest is beautiful and provides the right opportunity to bring your family and friends with you.
Papers presented at previous meetings have been published in paper and digital format. They are freely available in Open Access format in the Institute digital elibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary).
All issues arising from complexity are acceptable. Examples of particular interest are given below:
- Emergent Intelligence
- Adaptation in response to disruptive events
- Resilience to extreme events
- Autocatalytic properties
- Urban digital ecosystems
- Healthcare digital ecosystems
Complex Adaptive Business
- Self-organisation versus control
- Real-time logistics
- Real-time supply chains
- Adaptive business processes
- Enterprise ontology
- Mining big data (extracting knowledge from data)
- Resilience to electronic attacks and fraud
Complex Adaptive Healthcare
- Adaptation in human biology
- Self-organisation of healthcare resources
- The Internet of documents
- The Internet of people
- The Internet of things
- Social media
Complexity in Transportation Systems
- Self-organisation in air traffic management
- Adaptive aircraft lifecycle
- Adaptive space logistics
- Intelligent drones
- Real-time scheduling of multi-modal transport
Benefits of Attending
Publication of Papers
Papers presented at Complex Systems 2018 are to be published by WIT Press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in an issue of the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics
To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are peer reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check.
WIT Press is an advocate of Open Access which offers maximum dissemination of your work. All WIT Transactions and Journal papers can be downloaded for free from the wit elibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary).
Indexing and Archiving
Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Web of Science, Google Scholar and Scopus. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.
At registration delegates will be given copies of the papers presented at the Conference on a USB Flash drive. Following the Conference, delegates will receive an electronic copy of the final publication in which their paper has been published.
All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) where they are permanently and freely available to the International Scientific Community.
Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.
Reduced Fee for PhD Students
The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much reduced conference fee.
*Google Scholar Indexation WIT Press has made all its conference and journal papers open access in an effort to help its dissemination within the scientific and technical community.
This means that you are now able to download any paper in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) totally free and without having to pre-register.
This major development has the added benefit of allowing the Google Scholar search engines to fully index all WIT papers.
Google Scholar is a search engine created specifically for researchers to facilitate the indexation and citation of academic papers free of charge. This service is becoming the most accepted comprehensive benchmark and quality standard.
In Google Scholar you will be able to see the number of citations of your articles as well as the ‘h-index’ ranking for both author and publications. The h-index is the largest number h such that at least h articles (by the author or in a publication) were cited at least h times each.
The impact of your work is given by the ‘i10 index’ which refers to the number of publications within the last 10 years that have at least 10 citations.
You can also easily create within the system an Author’s Profile which helps to highlight your achievements.
Google Scholar is becoming the most popular system in the world and its metrics are independent and unbiased. Unlike other ranking systems, it is free.
Publication of Papers
Papers presented at Complex Systems 2018 are to be published by WIT press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in an issue of the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics (ISSN: 1755-7437; Digital ISSN: 1755-7445).
All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com) where they are permanently and freely available to the international scientific community.
WIT Transactions have since 1993 been publishing exceptional conference papers which are referenced by CrossRef and have been indexed in international databases. All conference books are catalogued and archived in the British Library and American Library of Congress.
WIT strongly believes that removing the barrier to research published online will greatly aid progress in all scientific and technical disciplines, as well as all other spheres of knowledge. Most WIT conference and all journal papers are freely available online.
The conference will be held in the New Forest National Park, which borders the south coast of England and is home to the Wessex Institute. The New Forest is situated in central southern England, 100km from London. Spreading over nearly 400 square kilometres, this National Park is home to picturesque villages, unspoiled scenery, abundant wildlife and many attractions for visitors. The New Forest was established as a royal hunting ground by the Norman King William I, and 900 years later, the New Forest is still owned by the Crown. Local commoners have the right to graze their ponies, cattle and pigs on forest land where they wander freely. The Forest is unarguably recognised as one of the most unique wilderness areas in Western Europe, where many landscapes have remained virtually unchanged for many centuries.
Situated at the heart of the New Forest National Park, the Balmer Lawn Hotel has uniquely designed and decorated rooms. This 4 star hotel has its own restaurant, 3 acres of grounds, squash courts, tennis court, pools, sauna, spa and fitness suite as well as direct access to the New Forest. Only a short walk from the shops, pubs and restaurants of Brockenhurst village and Brockenhurst train station, the hotel is easily accessible.
Balmer Lawn Hotel
Hampshire, SO42 7ZB
Tel: +44 (0) 1590 623116
Fax: +44 (0) 1590 625705
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