Discrete Models for Complex Systems
Call for Participations
Lyon, June 16-19 2003
Aim and scope :
For a few years, an increasing number of researchers has
been interested in the use of discrete models to study
complex systems in many fields: computer science, mathematics,
physics, biology, economics, social science...
Many different problems were unified thanks to these studies,
and a new field of research appeared. The aim of this conference
is to put together researchers working on various aspects of
the discrete modelling of complex systems and to give the
opportunity of fruitful exchanges. The first issue of this
conference on discrete models took place in July 2001 in Paris
and received 80 participants. Its proceedings are available at:
The conference will consist in invited talks, contributed
presentations selected after a refereeing procedure. The
proceedings will be published in DMTCS (Discrete Mathematics
and Theoretical Computer Science, see http://dmtcs.loria.fr/),
a copy of the proceedings will be provided at the conference.
DM-CS is organized by the Complex Systems Institute and will
take place in Lyon (France) on June 16-19 at the Ecole Normale
Superieure de Lyon.
All researchers working on the field of discrete modelling of
complex systems are invited to participate.
Automata networks (cellular automata, graph automata).
Empirical studies (data collections on large networks, functional
organisation in socio-economic and biological networks).
Theoretical models (tilings, discrete dynamical systems, discrete
Important dates :
Definitive version of accepted papers due: April 20, 2003.
Early registration: before May 9, 2003.
Conference: June 16-19, 2003, at the Ecole Normale Superieure de
Program committee :
R. Cori (Bordeaux)
N. Destainville (Toulouse)
J. Durand-Lose (Lyon/Nice)
B. Gaujal (Lyon)
J. Mazoyer (Lyon)
C. Moore (Albuquerque/Sante Fe)
M. Morvan (Lyon), chair.
I. Rapaport (Santiago Chile)
E. Rémila (Lyon/ Roanne)
G. Weisbuch (Paris)
List of invited speakers :
Jacques Demongeot (Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France,
Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland, cellular automata)
Michael Lachmann (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany,
Cris Moore (University of New-Mexico and Santa Fe Institute, USA,
theoretical physics and theoretical computer science)
Mario Markus (Max Planck Institute, Dortmund, Germany, biological
morphogenesis, population dynamics)
Mark Newman (University of Michigan and Santa Fe Institute, USA,
statistical physics theory, social networks)
Martin Nillsson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweeden,
parallel computation and complexity in statistical physics)
Gerard Weisbusch (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France,
dynamics of complex systems)
Eric Winfree (California Institute of Technology, USA, tilings,
biomolecular computation) (tentative)
Steering committee :
Robert Cori (LABRI, Univ. Bordeaux I and LIX, Ecole
Jacques Mazoyer (LIP, ENS Lyon and IUFM Lyon)
Michel Morvan (LIP, ENS Lyon and IUF)
Gerard Weisbuch (LPS, Ecole Normale Superieure)
Organizing committee :
J. Durand-Lose (Lyon/Nice)
M. Morvan (Lyon)
E. Remila (Lyon/ Roanne), chair.
E. Thierry (Lyon)
Grants are available for young researchers (including PhD students)
Applicants for a grant must send the completed signed registration form
before May 3, 2002 and provide:
- A two-pages resume (curriculum vitae)
- A detailled estimation of financial needs
Registrations, prices and other details can be found at :
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