2001 The Dynamics of Complex Systems Meeting

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Winter sunset over the Alaska Range viewed from the University


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Natural Science Facility
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Dynamics of Complex Systems 2001

We are pleased to announce a new meeting in Complex Systems. 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. Special emphasis will be on transport (turbulent transport for example) and the development of techniques aimed at characterizing the dynamics of these systems.

This inaugural meeting on the Dynamics of Complex Systems will cover a broad range of topics, although, hopefully, future meetings will have themes determined by the conferees. Examples of topics for the 2001 meeting include Self-organized criticality in plasmas, biological systems, fluid dynamics, characterization complex systems, data analysis, and model-experiment comparison. The 1st Dynamics of Complex Systems meeting will be held in Fairbanks Alaska from May 21st through the 23rd and will be held on the campus of the University of Alaska - Fairbanks in The Natural Sciences Facility. Maps to the Natural Science Facility are shown here.

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.

Important Deadlines

Abstracts April 1
Meeting registration April 1
Hotel reservations April 1

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Invited Talk Nominations
Nominations for invited talks should be via email to David Newman at ffden@uaf.edu by April 1.


Registration and Abstracts for Contributed presentations
Preregistration and abstract submission can also be done via email to David Newman at ffden@uaf.edu by April 1. Please include the information on this form.

Organizing Committee
David Newman
Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks
Pat Diamond, UCSD
Ben Carreras ORNL
Carlos Hidalgo CIEMAT
Rick Moyer UCSD/ GA


Related Meetings

1) Preceding the Complex systems meeting there will be an International Transport Task Force meeting from the 16th-19th of May in Fairbanks. For information please contact Ed Synakowski Phone: (609) 243-2748

2) Before that meeting there will be a meeting on Edge, SOL, and Divertor Plasma Turbulence and Transport on the14th of May -15th of May, 2001 in Fairbanks, Alaska. If you have any question regarding this meeting please contact Sergei Krasheninnikov at skrash@mae.ucsd.edu or (858)-822-3476.

Plenary Speakers

A. Vulpiani - Predictability: a way to characterize Complexity

B. Drossel - The unusual scaling behavior of self-organized critical systems

more to be added soon

Weather and Light
In mid to late May the average high temperatures in Fairbanks are in the 60's F (15-20 C) and the average lows are in the 40's F (5-10 C). Also at that time of year the sun is above the horizon much of the time in Fairbanks, with sunset after 10 PM and sunrise before 3:30 AM


Travel Information


The Alaska Range in the summer as seen from Fairbanks

Denali Looming viewed from Fairbanks


Last updated 22 March 2001

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