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Poster Presentations


University of Alaska Fairbanks
Center for Complex Systems Studies
PO Box 756670
Fairbanks, AK  99775-6670

Phone: 907-474-5151
Fax: 907-474-5030
E-mail: fyccss@uaf.edu

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Organizing Committee
David Newman, UAF
Ben Carreras, ORNL
Renate Wackerbauer, UAF


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We are pleased to announce the 5th Annual meeting on The Dynamics of Complex Systems at UAF.  This will be an interdisciplinary workshop-style meeting focusing on application of the methods and concepts from complex system dynamics to all areas of science and social science.  Special emphasis will be on common features in complex systems and the development of techniques aimed at characterizing the dynamics of these systems.  This year we will once again highlight IPY related areas from processes to people and expand that to feature interacting complex systems.   The interacting systems could vary from the interactions between biological systems and climate, to engineering systems and people (and of course everything in between).

This meeting will cover a broad range of topics. Examples of topics for the 2010 meeting include complex dynamics in IPY, networks, plasmas, biological systems, fluid dynamics, climate systems, social systems, characterization of complex systems, data analysis, and model-experiment comparison.

The meeting will be structured around a series of invited talks meant to stimulate discussion and collaboration, each followed by shorter talks related to the just presented invited talk. There will also be sufficient poster space for posters to be left up for the duration of the meeting. We also plan on having extensive time available for discussion, both formal and informal. We hope that this format will stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration.  Finally, on one afternoon, an optional group outing will be planned. 

This 5th Dynamics of Complex Systems meeting will be held in Fairbanks, Alaska from March 8-12 on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Plenary Speakers

Dr. Barbara Drossel,
Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik,
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt

Dr. Eddy Carmack,
UAF Chapman Chair

Dr. Raul Sanchez,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 





Please complete the registration form and submit via fax, email, or snail mail to Karina Possenti, fyccss@uaf.edu by February 26.

Astracts for contributed presentations

Abstract submission can be done via fax, email, or snail mail to Karina Possenti, fyccss@uaf.edu by February 26. Please indicate preference (oral or poster presentation) and any special requirements.

Invited Talks

Suggestions for invited talks should be via email to David Newman at denewman@alaska.edu by February 1, 2010.


In cooperation with the National Science Foundation,
BPC: Encouraging Alaska Native Participation in Computing program,
NSF Award Number: 0634540