ECCS'13: Satellite Meeting


Abstracts due: June 15
Decision of admission: July 20
Satellite meeting: September 18


To attend the Satellite Meeting, it is mandatory to register to the European Conference on Complex Systems 2013 ECCS2013


World Trade Center, Barcelona


All systems in nature have one thing in common: they process information. Information is registered in the state of a system and its elements, implicitly and invisibly. As elements interact, information is transferred. Indeed, bits of information about the state of one element will travel – imperfectly – to the state of the other element, forming its new state. This storage and transfer of information, possibly between levels of a multi level system, is imperfect due to randomness or noise. From this viewpoint, a system can be formalized as a collection of bits that is organized according to its rules of dynamics and its topology of interactions. Mapping out exactly how these bits of information percolate through the system could reveal new fundamental insights in how the parts orchestrate to produce the properties of the system. A theory of information processing would be capable of defining a set of universal properties of dynamical multi level complex systems, which describe and compare the dynamics of diverse complex systems ranging from social interaction to brain networks, from financial markets to biomedicine. Each possible combination of rules of dynamics and topology of interactions, with disparate semantics, would reduce to a single language of information processing.


The focus of IPCS'13 will be on information processing as a novel paradigm in understanding and modelling complex systems.

Invited speakers

  1. Prof. Samsom Abramsky
  2. Eckehard Olbrich

Organising Committee


9:00 - 9:05 Welcome Rick Quax
Session 1: Information processing (chair: Emanuela Merelli)  
9:05 - 10:05 Invited talk: Contextual Semantics: From Quantum Mechanics
to Logic, Databases, Constraints, Complexity,
and Natural Language Semantics
Prof. Samsom Abramsky
Cancelled Hierarchy in tournament growing trees Agnieszka Czaplicka
10:05 - 10:25 Surprise and Theoretical Aspects in Multi-scale Financial Data Anton Golub
10:25 - 10:45 Dissipation and integration of Shannon information Rick Quax
10:45 - 11:30 Coffee break  
Session 2: Information processing (chair: Rick Quax)  
11:30 - 12:00 Invited talk: Information transfer across scales and levels Eckehard Olbrich
12:00 - 12:20 Neural Information Dynamics Prof. Michael Wibral
12:20 - 12:40 Task dependent dynamics of brain functional connectivity networks Rychwalska
12:40 - 13:00 A cell: living on the border between digital and analog information Plewczynski
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch  
Session 3: Possible connections with social systems and tipping points (chair: Frank van Hamelen)