WORKSHOP

on COMPLEX SYSTEMS SIMULATIONS

as a Special Session of

PPAM'2001

Naleczów, Poland

September 9 - 12, 2001

http://www.k2.pcz.czest.pl/~roman/ppam2001

IMPORTANT DATES

- submission of papers: July 22, 2001

- notification of acceptance: July 31, 2001

- Workshop: September 11-12, 2001

- camera-ready papers: October 31, 2001


TOPICS of the WORKSHOP

Complex systems consist of many components with complicated, usually non-linear interactions. Their structure is hierarchical with feedbacks across many levels. The collective behavior of these systems is not predictable in a simple way from the knowledge of the constituting parts. The research in this field is relatively new and essentially interdisciplinary.

At the Workshop we plan to address the following topics:

- theory of complex systems

- cellular automata models for complex system simulations

- large scale computation of complex system (synchronous vs asynchronous simulation, interactive computing, load balancing and scheduling, methods and tools)

- visualization in complex system simulations

- applications (urban expansion, traffic modeling, immune systems, flows, reactions)


INVITED LECTURES

Peter Sloot - Selforganization and Information


PAPER SUBMISSION and PUBLICATION

Authors should submit full papers, 8 - 12 pages, in Springer-Verlag LNCS format, as a PostScript file to

bubak@uci.agh.edu.pl

with cc

to sloot@science.uva.nl,bogdanov@hm.csa.ru

before July 23, 2001.

All submissions must be accompanied by a single page abstract containing title, author's names and affiliations, mail and e-mail addresses, up to five keywords, and abstract itself. In case of multiple authors, one of them should be identified as a contact person. Papers will be refereed by the Workshop Steering Committee. Acceptance will be notified by July 31, 2001. Abstracts of accepted papers will be available during the conference in form of a brochure.

Accepted papers presented at the Workshop will be included into the Proceedings published after the conference by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Full camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be required by October 31, 2001.

The author's guide for preparing papers will be available at http://www.k2.pcz.czest.pl/~roman/ppam2001 .


STEERING COMMITTEE of the WORKSHOP

Marian Bubak - Institute of Computer Science and ACC Cyfronet AGH Krakow, Poland

Alexander Bogdanov - Institute for High Performance Computing and Data Bases - St. Petersburg, Russia

Peter Sloot - Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands