About the Conference
A complex system is a system composed of many interacting parts, often called agents, which displays collective behaviour that does not follow trivially from the behaviours of the individual parts.”
Emergent complexity can be witnessed almost everywhere, whether it is in a swarm of insects, in a business enterprise, in a group of people, in a market place, or in a collection of atoms.
Complexity science is a multi-disciplinary subject area that encompasses economics, psychology, engineering, mathematics, science, humanities, medicine, sociology, and business.
Many problems that are posed nowadays in science are problems of complexity. Solutions for these problems require multidisciplinary approaches.
This conference is a fantastic opportunity to come with young researchers from a diverse set of disciplines together and discuss the challenges that arise from complexity. The interdisciplinary nature of this conference enables participants to learn about related problems in various fields, exchange ideas on possible applications of their research and familiarize themselves with latest methodology that is used to tackle problems in the area of complexity science.
A further aim is to revitalise the Collaborative Research Network in Complexity Science and create a community of young researchers in Brunel to initiate future research collaborations.
- Keynote: Prof Geoff Rodgers (VP Research)
- Georgia Melaki (Economics and Finance)
- Amy Monroe (Psychology)
- Stanley Okom (Institute for the Environment)
- Ovidiu Pârvu (Informations Systems and Computing)
|9.00 – 9.15||Arrival|
|9.15 – 9.30||Welcome and Introduction, Konrad Hoppe|
|9.30 – 10.00||A power law distribution in patients’ lengths of stay in hospital, Geoff Rodgers|
|10.10 – 10.40||Cumulative advantage in the evolution of a network, Ewan Colman|
|10.50 – 11.05||Break|
|11.05 – 11.35||Moral Elevation and the Up-Regulation of Prosocial Motivation, Amy Monroe|
|11.45 – 12.15||The Impacts of Electronic Word of Mouth on Social Media on Consumers‘ Purchase Intentions, Ismail Erkan|
|12.25 – 13.25||Lunch|
|13.25 – 13.55||Event-Clustering for Real-Time Data Modelling in Complex Systems, Morad Danishvar|
|14.05 – 14.35||Towards an improved approach for Banking Crisis Prediction, Georgia Melaki|
|14.45 – 15.15||The amalgamation of weaving and electronic circuits for woven e- textile materials via design led processes,Priti Veja|
|15.25 – 16.00||Coffee|
|16.00 – 16.30||Applying Complex Systems to Climate Change and Agriculture, Stanley Okom|
|16.40 – 17.10||A Spatio-Temporal Bayesian Network Approach for Revealing Functional Ecological Networks in Fisheries,Neda Trifonova|
|17.20 – 17.50||Spatio-temporal modelling and analysis of biological systems, Ovidiu Pârvu|
|18.00 – 19.00||Drinks and Nibbles|
All talks will be held in room LC 067 in the Lecture Centre