2nd International Conference on Complex Sciences: Theory and Applications

December 5–7, 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Downtown Santa Fe

Paper Submission

Call for Papers is now available here - submit your abstract now and join us for what promises to be a highly interesting conference on COMPLEX systems in Santa Fe in December!! (Note: we are accepting extended abstracts or full papers until 1 August)


• The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT

• Supported by the European Union co-ordinated action program Non-Equilibrium Social Science (NESS)

• Keynote: Prof. Geoffrey West on Scaling Laws, Network Structures, Sustainability and the Pace of Life from Cells to Cities.

• Keynote: Paul Ormerod on Does quality matter? 'Rational' agent behaviour in the 21st century.

• All accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag and available in one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

• Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more.


Much has been learned about the structure and function of complex systems during the past three decades. This research has informed numerous individual scientific fields in important ways, and has led to a maturing understanding of the extent to which complex systems from diverse domains share common underlying properties and characteristics. The recent availability of innovative measurement techniques (e.g., in biology) and new modes of social interaction (e.g., via social media) are enabling vast data sets to be compiled, and with the emergence of these data comes the promise that progress in complex systems research will only accelerate. COMPLEX 2012 aims to provide a stimulating and trans-disciplinary forum that permits researchers and practitioners in all areas of complex systems science to exchange ideas and present their latest results.


Papers reporting original research are invited on all aspects of complex systems, including:

Conference Organizing Committee

General Co-chairs:

Richard Colbaugh, Sandia National Laboratories

Tobias Preis, ETH Zurich

Gene Stanley, Boston University

TPC Chairs:

Paul Ormerod, Volterra Partners and University of Durham

Jeff Tsao, Sandia National Laboratories

Publication Chair:

Kristin Glass, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Workshops Chair:

Curtis Johnson, Sandia National Laboratories

Web Chair:

Gil Gallegos, New Mexico Highlands University

Local Chair:

Kristin Glass, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Conference Organizer:

Erica Polini, European Alliance for Innovation

Steering Committee:

Francesco De Pelligrini, CREATE-NET

Gaoxi Xiao, Nanyang Technological University

About EAI

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