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Call for Oral Contributions: Complex-Space2021  

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Event Details

We are happy to announce that submissions are now accepted for oral
contributions to:

        Analysis and Modelling of Spatial Complex Systems
    -- Satellite of the Conference on Complex Systems 2021 --


                   To be held online

           Abstract submission deadline: 31st Jul 2021


Taking into account spatial and temporal constraints is very important
to understand virtually any kind of complex behaviour. However, in a
large class of complex systems from biology, ecology, engineering,
urbanism, and social science, the presence of spatial constraints plays
a particularly central role in determining the type, number, and
strength of the allowed interactions among the single units of the
system, and the corresponding emerging dynamics.  Although the effects of
spatial constraints have been considered in many different disciplines,
a comprehensive theory of spatial complexity is still missing. While
space is a common constraint in a variety of complex systems,
integrating spatial information into analyses in meaningful ways has
only just begun.

This satellite aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for
researchers working on the broad area of spatial complexity, to
consolidate researchers working on different spatially constrained
systems. The main objectives of the workshop are to survey the latest
research in spatial complexity in different fields, to reflect on the
role of space in the development of a variety of complex systems and
processes, to underpin the elementary mechanisms responsible for the
emergence of spatial heterogeneity and large-scale correlations in
spatially-embedded systems, to identify common elements of spatially
constrained complex systems, to share solutions to the challenges posed
by their analysis, and to overall expand this intriguing area of
complexity science.


A list of topics relevant to the Satellite includes:

- Spatial complexity in cities, biology, ecology, transportation
  systems, neuroscience

- Mobility, traffic, and communication in spatial systems

- Spatial networks

- Spatial heterogeneity

- Centrality, hierarchy, and motifs in spatial systems

- Representation of spatial data

- New approaches to spatial statistics

- Spatial growth

- Models of spatial systems

- Computational geometry applied to spatial data

- Long-range interactions and correlations in spatial systems


The Satellite will host invited talks by eminent scientists in the
field, and welcomes oral contributions from researchers interested in
theory and applications of complex spatial analysis.

Submissions for oral contributions consist of one-page abstracts
(preferably in PDF format and including one figure) that provide a
description of the contribution and include at most one captioned
figure. Abstracts should be sent via email to:

by 31st July 2021.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:     31st Jul 2021
Acceptance notification:          6th Aug 2021
Satellite:  Week of 25th Oct 2021


- Vincenzo Nicosia, Queen Mary University of London
- Marc Barthelemy, CEA Saclay
- George Bassel, University of Warwick
- Weini Huang, Queen Mary University of London