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					From s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com Fri Jan 7 16:15:42 2011
From: s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:15:42 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] [Fwd: maths-staff: FW: Andrew Little Lecture
on
 Thursday 27th January 2011]
Message-ID: <4D273C2E.7070207@warwick.ac.uk>

This might be of interest to some of you. Sorry for cross posting.
Best wishes
Stefan

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:    maths-staff: FW: Andrew Little Lecture on Thursday 27th
January 2011
Date:       Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:57:48 -0000
From:       Copeland, Georgina <Georgina.Copeland at warwick.ac.uk>
To:   <maths-staff at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>,
<maths-students at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>




*From:* Bradley, Marie
*Sent:* 07 January 2011 12:39
*Subject:* Andrew Little Lecture on Thursday 27th January 2011



It would be appreciated if the attached advertisement could be
distributed to staff and students in your departments, please.



THE ANDREW LITTLE LECTURE SERIES



PROF RAYMOND OLIVER PRESENTS:   INNOVATING FOR THE FUTURE : the
convergence of biology, polymers and electronics as vital co-operative
drivers for enhancing ambient assisted living



ON THURSDAY 27^TH JANUARY 2011 AT 16:00    IN THE AUDITORIUM OF THE
INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL LABORATORY



ABSTRACT ATTACHED
Many thanks.



Ms Marie S Bradley

Secretary to Dean's Office

School of Engineering

University of Warwick

Coventry    CV4 7AL



Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3877

Fax: +44 (0)24 7641 8922

E: m.s.bradley at warwick.ac.uk <mailto:m.s.bradley at warwick.ac.uk>



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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Jan 10 10:36:52 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:36:52 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 12-01-11: Craig
      MacLean (Oxford)
Message-ID:
<AANLkTikdMNu5vye9CjaLtF0TENjdv3E+GxmW+1OL7jdV@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

 this week's complexity forum we will be given by Craig MacLean
(Oxford) . There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 12 Jan., Mathematics D1.07

Speaker: Craig MacLean (Department of Zoology, Univ. of Oxford)
Title:   Experimental evolution of antibiotic resistance

Abstract:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/events/calendar/?calendarI
tem=094d43ed2c9d4eda012d60f1bf96554c


All are welcome,

Best,

Colm

From R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk Wed Jan 12 17:39:16 2011
From: R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk (Ball, Robin)
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:39:16 -0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: ECCS'11 Vienna Sept 12-16,
      2011: Call for Abstracts
Message-ID:
<D88499FFE23C8A42B0B5519EDCC830AD01C77B93@LAUREL.ads.warwick.ac.uk>



-----Original Message-----
From: michael.szell at gmail.com [mailto:michael.szell at gmail.com] On
Behalf Of ECCS'11
Sent: 12 January 2011 13:39
To: contact at eccs2011.eu
Subject: ECCS'11 Vienna Sept 12-16, 2011: Call for Abstracts

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to let you know that the call for abstracts for talks
and posters for the ECCS'11 is now open. Please follow the instructions
outlined at http://www.eccs2011.eu

Moreover, early registration is now open. Early registration with its
reduced fees will end on April 30th 2011.

Finally we are happy to announce the keynote speakers of the ECCS'11, as
seen on the attached conference poster:
- Madan Babu
- Robert Devaney
- Murray Gell-Mann
- Ricardo Hausmann
- Yoh Iwasa
- Peter Schuster
- Giulio Superti-Furga
- E?rs Szathm?ry
- Corina Tarnita
- Constantino Tsallis
- Geoffrey West
For further information please visit our website at
http://www.eccs2011.eu Please feel free to spread this information to
interested colleagues and institutions.

At this time we would like you to mark the following dates

     Jan    1 2011 - Apr 1 2011: Call for abstracts (talks + posters)
     Jan    1 2011 - Apr 30 2011: Early registration
     Jan    28 2011: Decision Satellites
     Jun    1 2011: Decision papers and posters
     Sep    12 2011 - Sep 16 2011: Main Conference


All the best
For the organizers
Stefan Thurner (Conference Chair)
Karl Sigmund (Program Chair)



(To unsubscribe, please send a mail with subject line 'unsubscribe' to
contact at eccs2011.eu)
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Sun Jan 16 23:07:35 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:07:35 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 19-01-11: Richard
      Blythe (Edinburgh)
Message-ID:
<AANLkTiko7vvacX_gkToYRvAaoZpFmcOphEsNGjzLcH8i@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

 this week's complexity forum we will be given by Richard Blythe
(Edinburgh). There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 19 Jan., Mathematics D1.07

Speaker: Richard Blythe (School of Physics and Astronomy, University
of Edinburgh)

Title:   Neutral evolution in structured populations
Abstract:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/events/calendar/?calendarI
tem=094d43ed2c9d4eda012d60fc47a95a73

All are welcome,

Best,

Colm

From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Sun Jan 16 23:12:01 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:12:01 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Science in Business and Industry
      meeting
Message-ID:
<AANLkTim5QE1iOX_5AySG8x_PO0ptBohUNvPDcZdKTYZM@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

tomorrow (Monday January 17) many of the Centre for Complexity
Science's "end-users" will be visiting Warwick. See

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/events/cxbi

Anyone who is interested to join in the discussions is welcome.

Best,

Colm

From markus_a_k at me.com Thu Jan 20 12:03:21 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:03:21 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] SigmaPhi2011 - First call for Abstracts
Message-ID: <6FF500D0-617C-4729-8D71-0F60C0422D0C@me.com>

For receiving further info regarding the Conference, please register at
the following link:
http://www.sigmaphi2011.org/newsletter.aspx



Dear Colleagues,

This is the first call for abstracts for the:

SigmaPhi2011 - International Conference on Statistical Physics
http://www.sigmaphi2011.org/
Adams Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
July 11-15, 2011

As in the previous editions, the Conference will cover all the fields of
Statistical Physics
(foundations, theoretical aspects, models, analytical and numerical
methods,
physical and interdisciplinary applications).

Furthermore, topical workshops on Biophysics, Nanophysics,
Econophysics/Sociophysics,
Complex Networks, Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Statistics
will be held as parallel events at the same location.

The conference will host the Annual Meeting of the
SNP-EPS (Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of the European
Physical Society).

More detailed information can be found at the Conference web-site,
updated on a regular basis.

Looking forward to your participation,

Best regards,

Giorgio Kaniadakis

Conference Chairman
Physics Department
Politecnico di Torino
Italy
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From R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk Thu Jan 20 22:48:35 2011
From: R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk (Ball, Robin)
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:48:35 -0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: The Enterprising Academic Scheme
Message-ID:
<D88499FFE23C8A42B0B5519EDCC830AD01C77E67@LAUREL.ads.warwick.ac.uk>

Sounds right up Complexity street.



Robin.



From: Humphrey, Louise
Sent: 19 January 2011 16:19
Subject: The Enterprising Academic Scheme
The Enterprising Academic Scheme - Coventry



The programme will explore the ways in which academics and researchers
can take a more entrepreneurial approach to research and develop
opportunities with the greatest possible economic impact. To help to
make this happen, the seminar will be followed up by a programme of
personalised support.



Ex Dragons' Den star and entrepreneur Doug Richard and the National
Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE) have teamed up to launch a
nationwide university programme which will support academics and
researchers to understand and determine the "impact" of their
activities. Following the Prime Minister's announcement launching The
Enterprising Academic scheme, I have the pleasure of inviting you to the
programme's workshop at Coventry University on 10 February 2010. For
more information see www.enterprisingacademic.co.uk
<http://www.enterprisingacademic.co.uk/> .



If you are interested in attending please register online via the
following link -
www.enterprisingacademic.co.uk/university-of-coventry-event
<http://www.enterprisingacademic.co.uk/university-of-coventry-event> .
You are also more than welcome to pass this invitation on to any
colleagues or research students whom you think might be interested.

I look forward to seeing you on the 10th of February 2011.   The workshop
starts 14:00 and will end 18:00.

Regards

Gideon

Dr Gideon Maas

Director: Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship

Coventry University

Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB

m: 0797 498 4434

t: +44 (0)24 7623 6001

e: gmaas at cad.coventry.ac.uk <mailto:twilliamson at cad.coventry.ac.uk>

w: www.coventry.ac.uk/entrepreneurship
<http://www.coventry.ac.uk/entrepreneurship>
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Fri Jan 21 10:55:19 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:55:19 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complex Systems Dynamics (CoSyDy) Network
Message-ID:
<AANLkTikb0jBQ_zE=nxSczwxLpUgi=o5W7j96uRgK7NJr@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

as some of you may know, Robert MacKay is coordinating a small LMS
network on Complex Systems Dynamics (CoSyDy) which involves Warwick,
Imperial, Manchester, Leeds, Bath and Queen Mary. The network runs 3
or 4 small meetings per year. The last one was "Movement in models of
mathematical biology" here at Warwick in November. The next will be
"Networks and Society" at the University of Manchester on February
14th:

http://www.cicada.manchester.ac.uk/events/CoSyDy2/index.php

I have set up a CoSyDy mailing list. If you are interested in
receiving information about this and future CoSyDy events, please
subscribe at

http://listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/cosydy

Best,

Colm

From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Tue Jan 25 12:35:31 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:35:31 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 26-01-11: Jon Doye
      (Oxford)
Message-ID:
<AANLkTi=Lf+A1c81Dd4xbsWqcHj9XQWFQkcSvCz3j8Ors@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

 this week's complexity forum we will be given by Jon Doye (Oxford).
There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the complexity
common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 26 Jan., Mathematics D1.07

Speaker: Jon Doye (Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory,
University of Oxford)

Title:   Exploring the self-assembly of complex objects

Abstract:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed2c9d4eda012d60fdfbe65ac6

All are welcome,

Best,

Colm

From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Fri Jan 28 11:55:16 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:55:16 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] March 7: Monte Carlo
Message-ID: <4D42AEA4.1050107@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,
this is a first announcement of a MIR at W day on Monte Carlo Methods on
March 7.
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/montecarlo
This is organized jointly with MIR at W and Complexity by Mike Allen from
Physics and me, and fits very well with the module CO905. We expect all
MSc students to participate as far as your schedule allows it.
Particularly important for you are the first two talks which will be
introductory in nature, and CO906 (12-1) will be cancelled that day.
Also the later talks will be very helpful for your future research, so
don't miss this opportunity.
Also, of course, the PhD students are strongly encouraged to come!
Best wishes
Stefan


From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Mon Jan 31 13:07:46 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:07:46 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] [Fwd: maths-staff: Statistical Mechanics
seminar
 this week Thursday - two    talks (Evans and Friedli)]
Message-ID: <4D46B422.10809@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,
there are two talks this week in the Statistical Mechanics seminar on
Thursday, in particular the second at 4pm should be interesting to some
of you (see below).
Best wishes
Stefan


-------- Original Message --------
Dear all,
this week we have *two* talks in our Statistical Mechanics seminar,
 Thursday 3rd February, at *2 pm in MS.04*, by

*David Evans * (Cardiff University)
/
/
/T//itle: Conformal field theory and subfactors /

Abstract: Conformal field theories, and their partition functions can be
studied through subfactors in the theory of von Neumann algebras, and
twisted equivariant K-theory. Standard Wess-Zumino-Witten conformal
field theories arise from solvable lattice models associated to SU(N)
for example, but exotic subfactors may provide something beyond.


and at *4 pm in MS.05*, by
*
*
*Sacha Friedli * (Geneva/Minas Gerais)
/
/
/Title: Percolation with defects on a line

/Abstract: Let p_c denote the critical threshold of Bernoulli bond
percolation on the lattice Z^d, and let L denote the first coordinate
axis of Z^d. We consider the independent bond percolation model where
bonds outside L are open with probability p < p_c , and those on L are
open with probability p'. We give a detailed description of the inverse
correlation length measured along L, as a function of p'. In particular,
we show that in dimensions 2 and 3, an arbitrarily small enhancement
p'-p>0 leads to a change in the exponential decay of the probability of
having a cluster connecting two far away points of L.
This is a joint work with D. Ioffe and Y. Velenik.



Best wishes,

Stefan



Dr. Stefan Adams
Associate Professor
Mathematics Institute
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 24 7652 3571 Mobile: +44 (0)7543770475
Email: S.Adams at warwick.ac.uk <mailto:S.Adams at warwick.ac.uk>
From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Tue Feb 1 21:04:26 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:04:26 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 02-02-11: Kate
Jones
 (Zoological Society of London)
Message-ID:
<AANLkTina_hpbqJBKD3bO0JZBRoQXdGBKd+QRYXvJUhPU@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

 this week's complexity forum we will be given by Kate Jones
(Zoological Society of London). There will be an informal sandwich
lunch at 12:30 in the complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 02 Feb., Mathematics D1.07

Speaker: Kate Jones (Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London)

Title:   From hurricanes to ebola - forecasting future biodiversity loss

Abstract:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/events/forum/?calendarItem
=094d43ed2c9d4fb3012d610140b77dd7

All are welcome,

Best,

Colm

From markus_a_k at me.com Wed Feb 2 10:49:16 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:49:16 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] NECSI Summer School on Complex Systems
Message-ID: <17F76254-6A51-4537-9117-23C91A1E3D83@me.com>

New England Complex Systems Institute
Summer School on Complex Systems
We are pleased to announce the dates of our upcoming courses on complex
systems.

Note: The International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS) immediately
follows the summer school June 26-July 1.

June 13-17, 2011 / Complex Physical, Biological & Social Systems
June 19, 2011 / Computer Programming and Complex Systems
June 20-24, 2011 / Complex Systems Modeling and Networks

Target Audience
These courses are intended for faculty, graduate students, post- doctoral
fellows, professionals and others who would like to gain an understanding
of the fundamentals of complex systems, and develop methodological tools
for conducting research in their respective fields, or as a basis for
pursuing complex systems research.

The summer school offers two intensive week-long courses. The courses
consist of lectures, discussions, and supervised group projects. Though
the second week builds on material covered in the previous week, CX201 is
not a prerequisite for CX202. You may register for either or both weeks.
If desired, arrangements for credit at a home institution may be made in
advance.

See course descriptions below or online at:
www.necsi.edu/education/school.html

WEEK ONE
CX201: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems
Dates: June 13-17, 2011 | Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

This course offers an introduction to the essential concepts of complex
systems and related mathematical methods and simulation strategies with
application to physical, biological and social systems. The course will
particularly focus on the use of multiscale representations as a unifying
approach to complex systems concepts, methods and applications.

Concepts to be discussed include: emergence, complexity, networks, self-
organization, pattern formation, evolution, adaptation, fractals, chaos,
cooperation, competition, attractors, interdependence, scaling, dynamic
response, information, and function.

Methods to be discussed include: statistical methods, cellular automata,
agent-based modeling, pattern recognition, system representation and
informatics.

www.necsi.edu/education/school.html?action=wk1

LAB
CX102: Computer Programming and Complex Systems
Date: June 19, 2011 | Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

This course introduces computer programming in the Python language for
those with little or no computer programming experience. It is designed
as a precursor to CX202.

The course will present programming concepts and hands-on exercises.
Topics to be covered include: data structures, algorithms, variables and
assignments, numerical and logical operations, lists and dictionaries,
user-defined functions, flow control, loops, and visualization.

www.necsi.edu/education/school.html?action=lab

WEEK TWO
CX202: Complex Systems Modeling and Networks
Dates: June 20-24, 2011 | Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

This course provides (a) an introduction to building models of complex
systems (physical, biological, social and engineered), and (b) the study
of networks, including topologies and dynamics of real world networks.

The course will cover the basic construction and analysis of models
including identifying what is to be modeled, constructing a mathematical
representation, analysis tools and implementing and simulating the model
in a computer program. Particular attention will be paid to choosing the
right level of detail for the model, testing its robustness, and
discussing which questions a given model can or cannot answer.

The study of networks will introduce the use of network topologies and
the characterization of networks describing complex systems, including
such concepts as small worlds, degree distribution, diameter, clustering
coefficient, modules, and motifs. Different types of network topologies
and network behaviors that model aspects of real complex systems will be
described including: modular, sparse, random, scale-free, influence,
transport, transformation, and structure.

NOTE: Students without a background in programming are strongly
recommended to attend CX102: Computer Programming and Complex Systems in
conjunction with CX202.

www.necsi.edu/education/school.html?action=wk2

Comments from past students
"Excellent course...useful thematic overview... applications in diverse
contexts were exciting. Particularly appreciated the group project -
excellent experiential pedagogy."

"The course was an eye-opening framework to analyze my work through a
different lens."

"Presentations were extremely useful for me in understanding how to begin
modeling complex systems and assessing them. Helped me understand a lot
of things I have been doing so far without clearly understanding the
principles."

"This class very much stretched my mind to apply the ideas of complexity
to the world... I believe I learned more on a grander scale... will help
enrich my vocabulary and the way of thinking in the world with respect to
complexity."

"Excellent class. I hope to take a more active role in the community."

"The NECSI 2011 Winter session provided me with a clear framework for
current complex systems research and provided pathways for potential
future research."

"This course contained more insight than any other 'complexity' themed
course that I have taken."

For more information and registration:
www.necsi.edu/education/school.html

Yaneer Bar-Yam
President
New England Complex Systems Institute
http://necsi.edu


cx-web at necsi.org

If you prefer not to receive messages about this and
future programs please let us know by sending an email to:
cx-web-off at necsi.org.

If this does not work send an e-mail to:
complex at necsi.org

New England Complex Systems Institute
238 Main Street Suite 319
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-547-4100
Fax: 617-661-7711


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From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Thu Feb 3 17:26:07 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:26:07 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] [Fwd: LMS-EPSRC Short Course]
Message-ID: <4D4AE52F.80002@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear Complexity students,
below is an announcement for an LMS short course at Oxford I might have
already sent, if yes please consider this to be a reminder. This could
be interesting to the more theoretically oriented PhD students working
e.g. in Math/Bio direction (if you are MSc and are interested in going,
please talk to me first). The deadline is soon.
Best wishes
Stefan


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:    LMS-EPSRC Short Course
Date:       Thu, 3 Feb 2011 13:53:31 -0000
From:       Beverley Lane <lane at stats.ox.ac.uk>
To:   <S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk>



Dear Dr Grosskinsky

I am writing on behalf of Alison Etheridge who would like to draw your
attention to an LMS-EPSRC Short Course, Topics in Probability, that she
is running in Oxford from 3^rd -- 8^th April 2011
www.lms.ac.uk/content/forthcoming-short-courses#probability
<http://www.lms.ac.uk/content/forthcoming-short-courses#probability> .

This five day residential school will provide intensive courses on some
of the most exciting developments in modern probability theory. They
will be accessible to first year PhD students in mathematics. Please
could you encourage your students to book as soon as possible as the
closing date is only a few weeks away.

The short course will consist of three lecture courses of 5 lectures
each:

? /Random networks: the preferential attachment paradigm /(Peter
M?rters, University of Bath)

? /Aggregation and coalescence /(James Norris, University of Cambridge)

? /Bayesian approach to inverse problems /(Andrew Stuart, University of
Warwick)

Alison would be extremely grateful if you could promote this course,
poster attached, and forward details of the course on to any of your
students who this may be of interest to.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further
information. Please accept my apologies for any cross posting of this
information.

Many thanks.

Kind regards.

Beverley Lane

Beverley Lane

Administrative and Personal Assistant

Department of Statistics

Oxford University

1 South Parks Road

Oxford OX1 3TG

Tel: 01865 281536

Fax: 01865 281333


From markus_a_k at me.com Fri Feb 4 13:53:09 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:53:09 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Stipends Studienkolleg Berlin
Message-ID: <82E43C30-27EA-450E-AFD3-54B6D47D8571@me.com>

Studienkolleg zu Berlin

There are one-year student stipends available for a stay at a Berlin
university of your own choice. It
seems the scope of these stipends is excellently suited for complex
systems students interested in
European affairs and interdisciplinary applications.

This is available for students of all disciplines. You should have some
knowledge of German, but language
courses are available.

You can download a flyer with more information at

http://lora.maths.warwick.ac.uk/groups/news/wiki/033a3/Studienkolleg_zu_B
erlin_(Berlin_Studies_Centre).html

Feel free to distribute!
---
Markus Kirkilionis, Mathematics Institute & Centre for Complex Systems
University of Warwick,     Zeeman Building,     CV4 7AL Coventry,      UK
tel: +44-24765-24849 (office)     tel: +44 7984248290   (mobile)
e-mail: mak at maths.warwick.ac.uk, url:
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Sun Feb 6 22:18:48 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 22:18:48 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 09-02-11: Ole
Peters
      (Imperial)
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=uvGnc_JALryjPcE-
LyE5k1j=QyqmS9_snJMf9@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Ole Peters
(Imperial). There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 09 Feb., Mathematics D1.07

Speaker: Ole Peters (Department of Mathematics Imperial College London)

Title:   From ergodicity to stochastic market efficiency

Abstract:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed2c9d4eda012d61052eba5b52

All are welcome,

Best,

Colm

From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Tue Feb 8 12:12:34 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 12:12:34 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Statistical Mechanics Seminar, Thursday 2pm
Message-ID: <4D513332.3060109@warwick.ac.uk>
Dear All,

We have a statistical mechanics seminar this Thursday (10.02.2011), 2pm
in MS.04.

Speaker: Martin Slowik (Bonn University).

Random-field Curie-Weiss-Potts model: From average to pointwise
estimates of metastable times

Metastability is a phenomenon related to the dynamics of first order
phase transitions. In the context of stochastic dynamics, the potential
theoretic approach to metastability can be used to derive sharp
estimates for quantities characterizing the metastable behaviour. A key
idea is to express the average metastable time through the capacity of
the corresponding metastable sets and to use variational principles to
compute the latter. In this talk, we will see how coupling techniques
can be used to obtain pointwise estimates for the metastable time. We
will illustrate it on the random-field Curie-Weiss-Potts model which is
a simple disordered Potts spin system on the complete graph at finite
temperature.

The program for the rest of the term can be found on the web page
http://www.ueltschi.org/seminars/

Best regards!

Stefan




From markus_a_k at me.com Tue Feb 8 15:48:59 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:48:59 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Summer School on Nonautonomous and Random
 Dynamical Systems in Life Sciences
Message-ID: <9CB74FC4-EC35-4826-AA40-8A09882F14CF@me.com>

Summer School on Nonautonomous and
Random Dynamical Systems in Life Sciences
(Aug 1 - 5, 2011)


There is now an official internet   address for our summer school.

http://www-m12.ma.tum.de/SummerSchool2011/Summer_School_2011.html


more information will be added from time to time over then next months
we have accomodation for about 30 people there and would now like to make
the summer school known to younger people, i.e., jr professors/lecturers,
post docs, doctoral students, etc.    these people will have to pay a
350 Euro registration/ acccomodation fee -- this represents half the
costs per person for the week (the other half is paid from our grant).

please let anyone who may be interested know about the summer school.
you are welcome to "nominate" a younger colleague whom you would like to
attend

we are looking forward to seeing you   in august


best wishes


Peter Kloeden, Rupert Lasser and Christian P?tzsche

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From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Fri Feb 11 13:20:24 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:20:24 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: maths-staff: Colloquium today: Herbert
Spohn
Message-ID: <4D553798.8060907@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,
today's colloquium might be quite interesting for some of you, there
will also be some experimental data for KPZ.
Best wishes
Stefan


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:    maths-staff: Colloquium today: Herbert Spohn
Date:       Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:59:45 +0000
From:       Volker Betz <v.m.betz at warwick.ac.uk>
To:   maths-staff at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk,
maths-students at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk
CC:   mavisitors at maths.warwick.ac.uk



Dear all,

today's colloquium will be given by

Herbert Spohn (TU Munich)

T/he one-dimensional Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation and its universality
class/

In 1986 Kardar, Parisi, and Zhang proposed a stochastic PDE for the
motion of driven interfaces,in particular for growth processes with
local updating rules. The solution to the 1D KPZ equation can be
approximated through the weakly asymmetric simple exclusion process.
Based on work of Tracy and Widom on the PASEP, we obtain an exact
formula for the one-point generating function of the KPZ
equation in case of sharp wedge initial data. Our result is valid for
all times, but of particular interest is the long time behavior, related
to random matrices, and the finite time corrections. This is joint work
with Tomohiro Sasamoto.


As usual, 4pm in B3.02, wine and cheese afterwards.

We will go to dinner afterwards. Anyone wishing to join please let me
know.

Best wishes,
Volker


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From Tristan.Webb at warwick.ac.uk Fri Feb 11 14:48:45 2011
From: Tristan.Webb at warwick.ac.uk (Tristan Webb)
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:48:45 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: [COMBI] Seminar next week by Tim
Nattkemper
      and Peter Fraser
In-Reply-To: <4D53BB47.7040500@dcs.warwick.ac.uk>
References: <4D53BB47.7040500@dcs.warwick.ac.uk>
Message-ID:
<AANLkTinUxjYjqmPP0jqLJ_A0iF7EKp0CPhveZeKNpZuL@mail.gmail.com>

Two COMBI seminars next week, especailly the one by Dr. Peter Fraser,
may be of interest to you.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nasir Rajpoot <N.M.Rajpoot at warwick.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM
Subject: [COMBI] Seminar next week by Tim Nattkemper and Peter Fraser
To: combi at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk


Hi all,

There will be two seminars by external speakers next week as below:

3pm Tue (15/2): Meeting challenges in biodata analysis using cognitive
technologies and learning algorithms by Dr Tim Nattkemper (Bielefeld
University, Germany)
1pm Fri (18/2): The role of nuclear organization in coordinate
expression of co-regulated genes by Dr Peter Fraser (Cambridge)

Both seminars will take place as usual in CS.101. Please visit the
COMBI seminar pages for up-to-date schedule of upcoming events.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested
in any of these two seminars.

- Nasir

Dr Nasir Rajpoot
Associate Professor
Computational Biology and Bioimaging (COMBI) Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

tel#:   +44 (24) 7657 3795
fax#:   +44 (24) 7657 3024
WWW :   http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~nasir
Group   pages: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/research/combi

_______________________________________________
combi mailing list
combi at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk
http://listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/combi




--
Tristan Webb
PhD Student

Department of Computer Science
and Complexity Science Doctoral Training Centre
Warwick, UK
Tel: 024 765 73789
Mobile: 077 082 19078

From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Feb 14 07:14:31 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 07:14:31 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 16-02-11:
Buddhapriya
      Chakrabarti (Durham)
Message-ID:
<AANLkTikSSmwAGmKeR489sFuN2yNfHUuXxBYAn23iv4gR@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,
this week's complexity forum we will be given by Buddhapriya Chakrabarti
(Durham). There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 16 Feb., Mathematics D1.07

Speaker: Buddhapriya Chakrabarti (Department of Mathematical Sciences,
University of Durham)

Title: Quantitative analysis of non-linear chromosome oscillations in
mitosis

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/events/forum/?calendarItem
=094d43ed2c9d4eda012d610742c85b6d

All are welcome,

Best,

Colm

From markus_a_k at me.com Mon Feb 14 22:53:25 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:53:25 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Eighth International Conference on Complex
      Systems (ICCS 2011)
Message-ID: <E452C9D2-2BFB-4878-9AAF-82796C166DC1@me.com>

Eighth International Conference
on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011)
Call for Papers/Abstracts
NOTE: Abstract submission deadline February 28
June 26 - July 1, 2011
Boston Marriott
Quincy, MA, USA

Host: New England Complex Systems Institute (http://necsi.edu/)

http://necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/

NEW UPDATES
Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Eshel Ben-Jacob (Tel Aviv University)
Johan Bollen (Indiana University)
Steven Bressler (Florida Atlantic University)
Eric Davidson (California Institute of Technology)
Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Columbia)
John Hopfield (Princeton University)
Kunihiko Kaneko (University of Tokyo)
Hod Lipson (Cornell University)
Mark Newman (University of Michigan)
Stuart Pimm (Duke University)
Thomas Schelling (University of Maryland)
Sorin Solomon (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Didier Sornette (ETH Zurich)
Gene Stanley (Boston University)
Nassim N. Taleb (New York University)
Elizabeth Tran (National Science Foundation)
Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)

(More plenary speakers TBA)

NEW: SPECIAL SESSIONS
We welcome suggestions from researchers who are willing to chair any of
the following sessions and/or to host another special session on a
different topic. Please send your suggestions to iccs at necsi.edu.

Sustainability
Economics & Globalization
Econopyisics
Complex Networks
Complexity and Management
Social Psychology
Neural Systems & Cognition
Nonlinear Dynamics & Pattern Formation
Distributed & Complex System Engineering
Programmable Self-organization
Evolution & Ecology
Systems Biology
Visualization of Complex Systems
Science Fiction & Complex Systems
NSF Funding Session
Complex Systems and Policy: Healthcare, Education, Environment

Special Topic Workshops

[MASCC]
Mathematical Aspects of Social and Cognitive Complexity
Organizer: Christina Kluever
(c.stoica-kluever at uni-due.de)

[CIF]
Complex Information Flows
Organizers: Dimitri Perrin
(dperrin at ist.osaka-u.ac.jp)
Hiroyuki Ohsaki
(oosaki at ist.osaka-u.ac.jp)

[EE]
Engaging Emergence: Working with Changing Social Systems
in Complex, Volatile Times
Organizer: Peggy Holman
(peggy at peggyholman.com)
[STCAN]
State-Topology Coevolution in Adaptive Networks
Organizer: Hiroki Sayama
(sayama at binghamton.edu)

[ACS]
Aesthetics in Complex Systems
Organizer: Melisa Gerber
(melisagerber at comcast.net)

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Abstract submission:   February 28, 2011
Notification to authors:     April 1, 2011
Early registration:    April 15, 2011
Camera-ready abstract
& full paper submission:
(full paper submission is optional)      April 30, 2011
Conference: June 26 - July 1, 2011
Space is limited, so please register early. For more information see the
conference website: http://necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/).

Contact us at iccs at necsi.edu


cx-web at necsi.org

If you prefer not to receive messages about this and
future programs please let us know by sending an email to:
cx-web-off at necsi.org.

If this does not work send an e-mail to:
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From markus_a_k at me.com Mon Feb 14 22:54:56 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:54:56 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Student Researcher Positions
Message-ID: <9CCD9F6A-8655-4FA5-B6AE-70FF1759F197@me.com>

New England Complex Systems Institute
Student Researcher Positions
The New England Complex Systems Institute offers funding for college
graduates who would like to engage in a year or two of research before
beginning a PhD program. Students with a background in physics,
mathematics and computers science, who are interested in becoming complex
systems science researchers, particularly in social and economic topics
are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply please visit:
http://www.necsi.edu/education/postdoc/app.php

Yaneer Bar-Yam
President
New England Complex Systems Institute
http://necsi.edu


cx-web at necsi.org

If you prefer not to receive messages about this and
future programs please let us know by sending an email to:
cx-web-off at necsi.org.

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From s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com    Tue Feb 22 14:55:11 2011
From: s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:55:11 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: [Probability] MPTS on Wednesday 23rd
Feb.
Message-ID: <4D63CE4F.5010607@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,
the probability talks tomorrow are pretty applied (see below) and might
be of interst to some of you.
Best wishes
Stefan


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:    [Probability] MPTS on Wednesday 23rd Feb.
Date:       Mon, 21 Feb 2011 15:35:27 +0000
From:       Alili Larbi <L.Alili at warwick.ac.uk>
To:   staff at stats.warwick.ac.uk, probability at warwick.ac.uk, Martin
Hairer
<M.Hairer at warwick.ac.uk>, "Neil O'Connell" <N.M.O-Connell at
warwick.ac.uk>



Dear all,

The next Midlands Probability Theory Seminars Session will take place on
Wednesday Feb. 23rd. All ******talks will be held in MS.03 and the
programme for the afternoon session is:

*2.00 **L. Rey-Bellet (Amherst)*

/Game theory and statistical mechanics./

*3.00-3.30*     Tea and Coffee in Mathematics Common Room.

*3.30    Fen Yu (Bristol)*

/Rate of adaptation under weak selection and recombination./

*4. 30   Pawel Sztonyk (Wroclaw)*

/Asymptotics of Transition Densities of Jump Processes./

Abstracts of the seminars can be found at:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/news/mpt_seminars

Kind regards,
Larbi Alili.

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From markus_a_k at me.com Wed Feb 23 21:29:12 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:29:12 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] ICCS 2011
Message-ID: <859F7A64-8ABB-4422-823F-DAD38E67A47D@me.com>

Eighth International Conference
on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011)
Abstract Submission Deadline February 28
http://necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/
June 26 - July 1, 2011
Boston Marriott
Quincy, MA, USA

Host: New England Complex Systems Institute (http://necsi.edu/)

NEW UPDATES
Online proceedings of ICCS 2011 will have an International Standard Book
Number (ISBN).

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS
Eshel Ben-Jacob (Tel Aviv University)
Johan Bollen (Indiana University)
Steven Bressler (Florida Atlantic University)
Eric Davidson (California Institute of Technology)
Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Columbia)
John Hopfield (Princeton University)
Kunihiko Kaneko (University of Tokyo)
Hod Lipson (Cornell University)
Mark Newman (University of Michigan)
Stuart Pimm (Duke University)
Thomas Schelling (University of Maryland)
Sorin Solomon (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Didier Sornette (ETH Zurich)
Gene Stanley (Boston University)
Nassim N. Taleb (New York University)
Elizabeth Tran (National Science Foundation)
Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)

(More plenary speakers TBA)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS   PUBLICATION
For presentation at the conference,   authors should submit an abstract
through the conference website. All   the accepted abstracts will be
published in the online proceedings   on the conference website. Authors of
accepted abstracts may submit full papers for inclusion in the online
proceedings. Full paper submission is optional.

Note to Authors
If you plan to submit an abstract/paper to the Conference, please do the
pre-submission from the conference website.

*As Soon as Possible*
You can update your submission's title, abstract, authors and paper at
any time until the submission deadline. This pre-submission process will
help the organizers estimate the number of incoming submissions and
develop the Conference program and other logistics efficiently.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Abstract submission:   February 28, 2011
Notification to authors:     April 1, 2011
Early registration:    April 15, 2011
Camera-ready abstract
& full paper submission:
(full paper submission is optional)      April 30, 2011
Conference: June 26 - July 1, 2011
Online registration is available on the conference website
(http://necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/). Space is limited, so please register
early.

Contact us at iccs at necsi.edu


cx-web at necsi.org

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From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Thu Feb 24 10:49:44 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:49:44 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: maths-staff: Fri 25th Feb 2011 - AMSTAT
      Seminar
Message-ID: <4D6637C8.8000700@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,
I am giving a talk tomorrow in AMSTAT seminar, might be interesting for
some of you (e.g. it is related to the material of CO905). Details below.
Best wishes
Stefan


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Datum:      Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:30:20 -0000
Von: Collins, Yvonne <Y.Collins at warwick.ac.uk>
An:   <maths-staff at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>,
<maths-students at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>,
<maths-visitors at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>, <staff at
stats.warwick.ac.uk>



AMSTAT Seminar

Friday 25^th   February 2011

12 o'clock - B3.02

Stefan Grosskinsky (Warwick)

Phase transitions and metastability in stochastic particle systems

_Please note_that the will take place in the D block work area -
Statistics

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From s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com Fri Feb 25 11:15:23 2011
From: s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:15:23 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: maths-staff: Colloquium Today: Felix
Otto
Message-ID: <4D678F4A.4060500@warwick.ac.uk>

applied maths colloquium today, might be interesting.
Best,
Stefan

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:    maths-staff: Colloquium Today: Felix Otto
Date:       Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:10:59 +0000
From:       Volker Betz <v.m.betz at warwick.ac.uk>
To:   maths-staff at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk,
maths-students at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk
CC:   mavisitors at maths.warwick.ac.uk



Dear all,

today's Colloquium will be given by

Felix Otto (MPI Leipzig),

*Title:* Pattern formation and Partial Differential Equations

*Abstract: *In three specific examples, we shall demonstrate how the
theory of par- tial differential equations (PDEs) relates to pattern
formation in nature: Spinodal decomposition and the Cahn-Hilliard
equation, Rayleigh-B ?enard convection and the Boussinesq approximation,
rough crystal growth and the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation.
These examples from different applications have in common that only a
few physical mechanisms, which are modeled by simple-looking
evolutionary PDEs, lead to complex patterns. These mechanisms will be
explained, nu- merical simulation shall serve as a visual experiment.
Numerical simulations also reveal that generic solutions of these
deterministic equations have sta- tionary or self-similar statistics
that are independent of the system size and of the details of the
initial data.
We show how PDE methods, i. e. a priori estimates, can be used to
understand some aspects of this universal behavior. In case of the Cahn-
Hilliard equation, the method makes use of its gradient flow structure
and a property of the energy landscape. In case of the Boussinesq
equation, a ?driven gradient flow?, the background field method is used.
In case of the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation, that mixes conservative
and dissipative dynamics, the method relies on a new result on Burgers?
equation.


As usual, 4pm in B3.02, with wine and cheese after the event.

We will be going for dinner in the Virgin and Castle tonight. There is
no need to reserve, so if you want to join in,
please let me know after the talk and be in the Common room at 7pm.

Best wishes,
Volker

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From s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com Tue Mar 1 19:47:59 2011
From: s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:47:59 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: [Probability] Statistical Mechanics
 afternoon with Georg Menz and    Dimitris Tsagkarogiannis March 3rd
Message-ID: <4D6D4D6F.1010407@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,
the second talk in particular can be interesting to some of you.
Best,
Stefan


Dear all,

this week Thursday, 3rd March, we have two seminar talks including a
coffee break, in room D1.07 (complexity seminar room) by

*Georg Menz* (Leipzig)   at 2 pm

Title: LSI for Kawasaki dynamics with superquadratic single-site
potential

Abstract: We consider a non-interacting unbounded spin system with
conservation of the mean spin. We derive a uniform logarithmic Sobolev
inequality (LSI) provided the single-site potential is a bounded
perturbation of a strictly convex function. The scaling of the LSI
constant is optimal in the system size. The argument adapts the
two-scale approach of Grunewald, Otto, Westdickenberg, and Villani from
the quadratic to the general case. Using an asymmetric Brascamp-Lieb
type inequality for covariances we reduce the task of deriving a uniform
LSI to the convexification of the coarse-grained Hamiltonian, which
follows from a general local Cram\`er theorem.

and at 3:30 pm by

*Dimitrios Tsagkarogiannis * (Roma Tor Vergata)

Title: Current reservoirs in the simple exclusion process

Abstract: We study the symmetric simple exclusion process in one
dimension with boundary conditions which simulate a current reservoir.
We prove propagation of chaos as well as the hydrodynamic limit given by
an equation for the evolution of the density profile at time t given by
diffusion in the interior of the domain together with some boundary
terms. The main technical point is the derivation of accurate estimates
on the decay of correlations. This is joint work with A. De Masi, E.
Presutti and M. E. Vares.
Coffee and cookies during the break.

Best wishes,

Stefan

Dr. Stefan Adams
Associate Professor
Mathematics Institute
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
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From s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com Thu Mar 3 13:54:03 2011
From: s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:54:03 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] MIR@W day on Monte Carlo - this Monday
Message-ID: <4D6F9D7B.3070502@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear All,

this is a reminder about the MIR at W day on Monte Carlo Methods on
Monday
(March 7). You can find the programme here:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/montecarlo/

It is organized jointly with Complexity and is particularly aimed at
graduate students.

We hope to see you there.
Best wishes

Mike and Stefan



From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Sun Mar 6 20:58:35 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 20:58:35 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 09-03-11: Gunnar
      Pruessner (Imperial)
Message-ID:
<AANLkTin_Eit1pemFCuSMPDV4YR2=N=X0y_rO6TC_UyA7@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Gunnar Pruessner
(Imperial) . There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 09 Mar., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Gunnar Pruessner (Department of Mathematics, Imperial College
London)

Title:   The mean field theory of the contact process revisited

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed2c9d4eda012d610bef735bb2

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm

From markus_a_k at me.com Wed Mar 9 14:57:21 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 15:57:21 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] ECONOPHYSICS and SOCIOPHYSICS
Message-ID: <E312C0D3-EEE6-4F2F-9819-245FBD282C93@me.com>

Invitation to participate in the
workshop on ECONOPHYSICS and SOCIOPHYSICS
organized by Panos Argyrakis and Sorin Solomon,
held as parallel event at the same venue of the:

SigmaPhi2011 - International Conference on Statistical Physics
http://www.sigmaphi2011.org/
Adams Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
July 11-15, 2011

More detailed information can be found at the Conference web-site,
updated on a regular basis.
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From markus_a_k at me.com Wed Mar 9 15:00:22 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:00:22 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Markets and Networks
Message-ID: <E48D03CA-1CC0-4CFF-829D-C7ED8401CD02@me.com>

Dear colleagues,

you are invited to participate to the workshop Markets and Networks,
organized by Daniele Condorelli and Andrea Galeotti, at the University of
Essex. The workshop starts on Thursday, June 30, late morning (10.30
a.m.) and ends by lunch time on Friday, July 1 (12.30 pm). The conference
webpage, where the program and further information will be available
later on, can be found here. Information about reaching the University of
Essex can be found here.

The workshop will host a number of talks, focusing on theoretical models
of how trading and bargaining may work when markets are not complete and
individual agents are embedded in an endogenous or exogenous network of
relationships. The confirmed speakers are Daniele Condorelli (Essex),
Matt Elliott (Stanford), Shachar Kariv (Berkeley), Michael Kearns
(UPenn), Mihai Manea (MIT), Francesco Nava (LSE), Itay Fainmesser
(Brown), Kimmo Soramaki (Helsinki).

You are all welcome to join us for this exciting event, but we would
appreciate if you could confirm your participation to dcond at
essex.ac.uk or agaleo at essex.ac.uk by May 30.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Essex,

Daniele and Andrea


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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Fri Mar 11 13:54:31 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:54:31 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: One-day workshop: Complexity of
 evolutionary processes, Manchester 13th June
In-Reply-To: <5CD48595-03EF-4EA4-BA54-3AB6E1E79F99@manchester.ac.uk>
References: <7CDC0932-9354-42DD-867B-3508D139DC7B@manchester.ac.uk>
      <5CD48595-03EF-4EA4-BA54-3AB6E1E79F99@manchester.ac.uk>
Message-ID:
<AANLkTikPBqv9jCZP3Pbj1JW3=dKeOxKgWQJ8etojgQcu@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

please see below for an upcoming meeting at Manchester which may be of
interest.
Best,

Colm

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tobias Galla <Tobias.Galla at manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 9:58 AM
Subject: One-day workshop: Complexity of evolutionary processes,
Manchester 13th June
To: Tobias Galla <tobias.galla at manchester.ac.uk>


Dear all,

The Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group of the Institute of Physics is
pleased to announce a one-day workshop on

? ? ? ?Complexity of evolutionary processes in biology and the
behavioural sciences,

to be held at the University of Manchester on Monday 13th June 2011.
Membership of the IOP is not required to come to the meeting, and
there is no registration fee.

We are pleased to announce that

? ? ? ?Alan Grafen
? ? ? ?Professor of Theoretical Biology, Department of Zoology,
University of Oxford

will deliver a keynote lecture titled,

? ? ? ?A third kind of mathematical optimisation principle can help bring
? ? ? ?Darwinian order to equations of motion for gene frequencies.

With this email we would like to invite you to attend and submit an
abstract for a short talk. Depending on the response we anticipate a
series of 20-minute talks throughout the day, roughly from 10.30am to
4.00pm to facilitate travel to and from Manchester on the same day.

The theme of the meeting should be interpreted in a broad sense. We
hope to attract participants and contributions from researchers
interested in evolutionary complexity in a variety of disciplines,
including for example biology, applied mathematics, and theoretical
physics, but also from economics and the social sciences. We also hope
that participants and speakers will include theoretical modellers as
well as experimentalists, or researchers focusing on data-driven work.

If you would like to attend please let us know by 15th of April 2011,
and indicate whether or not you would like to contribute to the
programme - if you do please include a title and short abstract. We
would like to encourage postgraduate students and post-docs as well as
more experienced researchers to contribute.
We can be contacted at: tobias.galla at manchester.ac.uk and M.Mobilia at
leeds.ac.uk.

Information about the meeting can also be found at
http://www.theory.physics.manchester.ac.uk/~galla/ncpmeeting2011/ncpmeeti
ng.html

Please feel free to forward this first announcement to interested
colleagues, and to your post-docs and PhD students. Apologies for any
potential double posting.

We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting in Manchester!

Mauro Mobilia and Tobias Galla
for the Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group of the Institute of Physics




Tobias Galla
School of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Manchester,
Manchester M13 9PL, UK;
Tel.: +44 (0)161-27-54264 (office), Fax: +44 (0)161-306-4303
http://www.theory.physics.manchester.ac.uk/~galla/


From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Mar 14 21:47:00 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 21:47:00 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity forum cancelled this week
Message-ID: <AANLkTimJdfnB-
3z4Pb0VTPoSNEJQk9XMKFEtY=m6vreQ@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this Wednesday's scheduled complexity forum by David Baulcombe has
been cancelled. We will try to reschedule it for a later date.

Regards,

Colm, Ellak and Matthew

From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Thu Mar 17 17:20:51 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:20:51 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: FW: "Networks Constrained to Change"
CABDyN
 Workshop 21-23 March 2011 (fwd)
In-Reply-To:
<48C99E2E98E3754C9552A50AF2E4D7D22A2D413731@EXMBX05.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>
References: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1103170819150.8127@buphy.bu.edu>
        <48C99E2E98E3754C9552A50AF2E4D7D22A2D413730@EXMBX05.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk
>
      <48C99E2E98E3754C9552A50AF2E4D7D22A2D413731@EXMBX05.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk
>
Message-ID:
<AANLkTimF=rf+nspwocLXnUecnHZJ2N_HM=UiZmQ=2gPr@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

See below for a meeting at Oxford next week about Networks which might be
of
interest.

Best,

Colm

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Eduardo Lopez" <eduardo.lopez at sbs.ox.ac.uk>
Date: 17 Mar 2011 13:21
Subject: FW: "Networks Constrained to Change" CABDyN Workshop 21-23 March
2011 (fwd)
To: "C.P.Connaughton at warwick.ac.uk" <C.P.Connaughton at warwick.ac.uk>

Hello Colm,

Can you forward this to your group at Warwick in case anybody from there
wants to attend?

Thanks

Eduardo



Dear Member of the Oxford Complexity Mailing List



CABDyN will be holding an informal workshop on networks subject to
constraints, including dynamical structural changes. This event will be
held
between Monday 21st and Wednesday the 23rd of March, 2011 at Green
Templeton
College, Barclay room. Please see attached flyer for full details and
list
of speakers.



Please email Dorota Pawlik at info.cabdyn at sbs.ox.ac.uk<mailto:
info.cabdyn at sbs.ox.ac.uk> as soon as possible to express your interest
in
attending. A light lunch will be served on Tuesday 22nd, and for catering
purposes we require numbers by Friday at noontime.

Best wishes,

Dorota



Dorota Pawlik

CABDyN Administrator

Sa?d Business School

University of Oxford

Park End Street

Oxford OX1 1HP

E-mail: info.cabdyn at sbs.ox.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1865 288785

www.cabdyn.ox.ac.uk<http://www.cabdyn.ox.ac.uk>
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From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Fri Mar 18 09:20:35 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:20:35 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: maths-staff: Fri 18th March 2011 -
AMSTAT
      Seminar
Message-ID: <4D8323E3.7050702@warwick.ac.uk>

This might be interesting.
Stefan

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Betreff:    maths-staff: Fri 18th March 2011 - AMSTAT Seminar
Datum:      Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:30:12 -0000
Von: Collins, Yvonne <Y.Collins at warwick.ac.uk>
An:   <maths-staff at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>,
<maths-students at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>,
<maths-visitors at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>, <staff at
stats.warwick.ac.uk>



AMSTAT Seminar

Friday 18^th March 2011

12 o'clock - B3.02

Tim Sullivan (Caltech)

Optimal Uncertainty Quantification

We propose a rigorous framework for Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in
which the UQ objectives and the assumptions/information set are brought
to the forefront. This framework, which we call Optimal Uncertainty
Quantification (OUQ), is based on the observation that, given a set of
assumptions and information about the problem, there exist optimal
bounds on uncertainties, given by well-defined optimization problems
corresponding to extremizing probabilities of failure, or of deviations,
subject to the constraints imposed by the scenarios compatible with the
assumptions and information. In particular, this framework neither
implicitly imposes inappropriate assumptions nor repudiates relevant
information.

Under quite general conditions, OUQ problems have finite-dimensional

reductions: this makes computational implementation possible and also
yields Optimal Concentration Inequalities (OCI) of Hoeffding and
McDiarmid type. Surprisingly, these results show that uncertainties in
input parameters, which propagate to output uncertainties in the
classical sensitivity analysis paradigm, may not do so when the transfer
functions (or probability distributions) are imperfectly known. Example
applications of OUQ to hypervelocity impact, seismic safety assessment
of truss structures, and the design of multiphase steels will be
considered, suggesting the feasibility of the framework for important
complex systems.

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From R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk Fri Mar 18 10:02:39 2011
From: R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk (Ball, Robin)
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:02:39 -0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: One-day workshop: Complexity of
evolutionary
      processes, Manchester 13th June 2011
Message-ID:
<D88499FFE23C8A42B0B5519EDCC830AD01E4D541@LAUREL.ads.warwick.ac.uk>
-----Original Message-----
From: Mauro Mobilia [mailto:M.Mobilia at leeds.ac.uk]
Sent: 18 March 2011 08:07
To: Mauro Mobilia
Subject: One-day workshop: Complexity of evolutionary processes,
Manchester 13th June 2011

Dear All,

This is to bring to your attention the one-day workshop titled:
"Complexity of evolutionary processes in biology and the behavioural
sciences" that Tobias Galla (Manchester) and myself are organizing
(please, see below). The workshop is funded by the Institute of Physics
(IOP) and will be held in Manchester on Monday 13th June 2011. The
general theme has to be interpreted in the broadest sense, as we aim to
attract participants and contributions from applied mathematics,
theoretical physics, social sciences, theoretical biology, and
economics. As explained below, the participants will have the
possibility to give contributed 20-minute talks. At the end of this
message, I am copying the official workshop announcement as issued by
the IOP. I would be most grateful if you could circulate this email,
along with the official announcement, and bring this workshop to the
attention of all those who could be interested in attending.

In advance, thank you very much for your interest and best wishes,

Mauro Mobilia

PS: Apologies for any potential double posting.

-------------Official IOP announcement--------------

Dear all,

The Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group of the Institute of Physics is
pleased to announce a one-day workshop on

Complexity of evolutionary processes in biology and the behavioural
sciences,

to be held at the University of Manchester on Monday 13th June 2011.
Membership of the IOP is not required to come to the meeting, and there
is no registration fee.

We are pleased to announce that

Alan Grafen
Professor of Theoretical Biology, Department of Zoology, University of
Oxford

will deliver a keynote lecture titled,
A third kind of mathematical optimisation principle can help bring
Darwinian order to equations of motion for gene frequencies.

With this email we would like to invite you to attend and submit an
abstract for a short talk. Depending on the response we anticipate a
series of 20-minute talks throughout the day, roughly from 10.30am to
4.00pm to facilitate travel to and from Manchester on the same day.

The theme of the meeting should be interpreted in a broad sense. We hope

to attract participants and contributions from researchers interested in

evolutionary complexity in a variety of disciplines, including for
example biology, applied mathematics, and theoretical physics, but also
from economics and the social sciences. We also hope that participants
and speakers will include theoretical modellers as well as
experimentalists, or researchers focusing on data-driven work.

If you would like to attend please let us know by 15th of April 2011,
and indicate whether or not you would like to contribute to the
programme - if you do please include a title and short abstract. We
would like to encourage postgraduate students and post-docs as well as
more experienced researchers to contribute.

We can be contacted at: tobias.galla at manchester.ac.uk   and
M.Mobilia at leeds.ac.uk .

Information about the meeting can also be found at
http://www.theory.physics.manchester.ac.uk/~galla/ncpmeeting2011/ncpmeet
ing.html

Please feel free to forward this first announcement to interested
colleagues, and to your post-docs and PhD students. Apologies for any
potential double posting.

We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting in Manchester!

Mauro Mobilia and Tobias Galla
for the Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group of the Institute of Physics
----------------------------------------------------------------


Dr Mauro Mobilia

Department of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics
University of Leeds (Office 10.15, Maths Satellite)
Leeds LS2 9JT, U.K.

Phone: +44(0)113-343-1591, FAX: +44 (0)113-343-5090
Email:M.Mobilia at leeds.ac.uk,amtmmo at maths.leeds.ac.uk
WWW:http://www.maths.leeds.ac.uk/~amtmmo/
From y.timofeeva at warwick.ac.uk Wed Mar 23 22:03:39 2011
From: y.timofeeva at warwick.ac.uk (Yulia Timofeeva)
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 22:03:39 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Calcium Dynamics in Neuronal and Glial Cells,
      Warwick, 4 April 2011
Message-ID: <4D8A6E3B.6060201@warwick.ac.uk>

Some of you might be interested in the following workshop (pls see
below).
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Workshop "Calcium dynamics in neuronal and glial cells: experiments and
models"

University of Warwick, 4th April, 2011

This workshop will focus on the important role of calcium in controlling
a great variety of neuronal and glial processes and on the bidirectional
communication between glia and neurons. It will bring together
experimentalists and theoreticians working in the fields of neuroscience
and cell biology for a critical discussion of recent results and future
directions.

Speakers
- Tomas Bellamy (School of Biomedical Sciences, Nottingham)
- Eshel Ben-Jacob (School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University)
- Nigel Emptage (Department of Pharmacology, Oxford)
- Victor Kazantsev (Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod)
- Mark van Rossum (School of Informatics, Edinburgh)
- Kirill Volynski (Institute of Neurology, UCL)

Workshop programme including titles and abstracts of the talks:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/people/staff/timofeeva/cal
cium_workshop2011/

Registration is free and includes tea/coffee and a buffet lunch. If you
are interested to attend this workshop, please register here
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/people/staff/timofeeva/cal
cium_workshop2011/registration

Organisers:
Yulia Timofeeva (Warwick)
R?diger Thul (Nottingham)

--
__________________________________________
Dr Yulia Timofeeva
RCUK Academic Fellow

Department of Computer Science
and Centre for Complexity Science
Warwick, UK
Tel: 024 765 73786
http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~yulia/
__________________________________________

From markus_a_k at me.com Thu Mar 24 18:36:49 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:36:49 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] ECCS'11 Vienna: Deadline for submission soon!
Message-ID: <F59F357A-2A72-476B-B911-E1306137B6E1@me.com>

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

this is a final reminder that the submission deadline for the European
Conference on Complex Systems - ECCS'11 Vienna (Sep 12-16, 2011) is due
soon: April 1st, 2011.
Submission: http://www.eccs2011.eu/talks/

Further, location and date of the social dinner is now fixed: Tuesday,
Sep 13, at an original Austrian "Heuriger" in the north of Vienna. The
fee for food, drinks and bus has been reduced from 50 EUR to 35 EUR.


All the best,
For the organizers
Stefan Thurner (Conference Chair)
Karl Sigmund (Program Chair)
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Fri Mar 25 12:06:45 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:06:45 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] MIR@W Day April 04: Opinion Dynamics and
Models
      of Social Influence
Message-ID: <AANLkTimTN3jU-
iH64WqftK6i17RdJHWNPRQM467UYOrw@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

on April 04 there will be a MIR at W Day on Opinion Dynamics and Models
of Social Influence organised by myself and Yasmin Merali from WBS.
The draft schedule is online at:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/opiniondynami
cs

All are welcome,

Colm
From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Fri Apr 1 09:41:31 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:41:31 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Reminder: MIR@WDay on Monday - Opinion
Dynamics
      and Models of Social Influence
Message-ID: <AANLkTi==i0XgGfB4TWHur5u-
UA7kqL49K8HH7L2+7tvz@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this is just a reminder to those who are interested about next
Monday's MIR at W Day "Opinion Dynamics and Models of Social Influence".
The full programme is available here:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/opiniondynami
cs/

All talks are in B3.02 starting at 12:15.

Best,

Colm

From complexity at warwick.ac.uk Tue Apr 5 14:12:57 2011
From: complexity at warwick.ac.uk (Complexity, Resource)
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 14:12:57 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: Final Call: International Workshop on
Coping
      with Crises in Complex Socio-Economic Systems. ETH Zurich
      (Switzerland), June 20-25, 2011
Message-ID:
<04297A32BD935649B652427A1DB2797D01E3EA06@HOLLY.ads.warwick.ac.uk>



-----Original Message-----
From: Conference CCSS [mailto:ccss2011 at gmail.com]
Sent: 05 April 2011 08:06
To: nuno at ethz.ch
Subject: Final Call: International Workshop on Coping with Crises in
Complex Socio-Economic Systems. ETH Zurich (Switzerland), June 20-25,
2011

Dear friends and colleagues,

We would like to welcome you at our international workshop on

   Coping with Crises in Complex Socio-Economic Systems
   http://www.ifb.ethz.ch/comphys/conferences/ccss-workshop2011/index

which will take place in ETH Zurich (Switzerland), June 20-25, 2011.
This is the final announcement and call for abstracts (deadline April
15th).
Our keynote speakers are (titles and tentative program can be found in
our website):

               J. S. Andrade Jr
               T. Arentze
               A. L?szl? Barabasi
               M. Batty
               R. Bhavnani
               A. Bommier
               J.-P. Bouchaud
               D. Brockmann
               L.-E. Cederman
               A. Clauset
               J. M. Epstein
               S. Fortunato
               N. Geroliminis
               H. Gersbach
               H. R. Heinimann
               D. Helbing
               H. J. Herrmann
               G. Iori
               A. Kirman
               J. F. F. Mendes
               D. Miodownik
               P. Pattison
               F. Schweitzer
               D. Sornette
               B. Uzzi
               F. Wagener

During the conference a topical session "Forecasting of financial crises"
will take place as well as the inaugural session of the new Risk Center.
Further information is available on the webpage:

   http://www.ifb.ethz.ch/comphys/conferences/ccss-workshop2011/index

Registration is still possible. We can accept a certain number of
contributed talks and would like to ask you for your
submissions.

Deadlines are as follows:

   April 15, 2011: Deadline for abstract submission (oral contributions)
   May 1, 2011: Deadline for payment of reduced registration fee

It is strongly recommended to book your hotel room as early as
possible (see the Internet page of the workshop for some links).
Zurich is an international airport hub and easily reachable.
Switzerland's international metropolis offers a lot of arts
exhibitions, a beautiful lakeside, and famous shopping
opportunities. You may also take the opportunity to set up
collaborations with research teams at Continental Europe's leading
university.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to
contact Nuno Araujo <nuno at ethz.ch>.

We look forward to meeting you in Zurich next June,
with best wishes,

Kay Axhausen
Antoine Bommier
Lars-Erik Cederman
Paul Embrechts
Hans Gersbach
Hans R. Heinimann
Dirk Helbing
Hans Herrmann
Frank Schweitzer
Didier Sornette

ETH Zurich

P.S.: Please distribute this e-mail to all people who may be
interested to participate.


From markus_a_k at me.com Thu Apr 7 16:00:22 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:00:22 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Mathematical Biology Summer School
Message-ID: <4AB9055D-618D-4D4B-AA11-085614FAF9C0@me.com>

For students interested in Mathematical Biology and (Stochastic)
Dynamical Systems
I can still arrange for 2-3 places at a summer school this summer, see

 http://www-m12.ma.tum.de/SummerSchool2011

Speakers are excellent, so this is a great chance to get an overview to
current
trends. In case of interest you should contact me next week.

Best, Markus
---
Markus Kirkilionis, Mathematics Institute & Centre for Complex Systems
University of Warwick,     Zeeman Building,     CV4 7AL Coventry,      UK
tel: +44-24765-24849 (office)     tel: +44 7984248290 (mobile)
e-mail: mak at maths.warwick.ac.uk, url:
      http://www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/~mak/
news&archive: http://lora.maths.warwick.ac.uk/groups/news/
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon May 2 13:50:39 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 13:50:39 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum (unusual day and time)
Tuesday
      03-05-11: Jane Gunn (Melbourne)
Message-ID: <BANLkTikAy-SwQh1qNECy9B_V_WeiTZ+pPQ@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Jane Gunn (Melbourne)
. Please note the unusual day and time. There will be an informal
sandwich lunch at 12:00 in the complexity common room for seminar
attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 12:30, Tuesdayday 03 May, Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Jane Gunn (University of Melbourne)

Title: Mapping the patterns of depression in an Australian Primary
Care Cohort.

Abstract:

http://sitebuilder.warwick.ac.uk/sitebuilder2/edit/calendaritems/edit.htm
?page=/fac/cross_fac/comcom/events/calendar/&calendarItem=094d43ed2e342df
e012e395396227d0f

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm

From R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk Mon May 2 21:40:33 2011
From: R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk (Ball, Robin)
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 21:40:33 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: Complexity & Networks Seminars at
Imperial
      College London: Summer2010-2011
Message-ID:
<D88499FFE23C8A42B0B5519EDCC830AD01E4DE88@LAUREL.ads.warwick.ac.uk>
-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Christensen [mailto:k.christensen at imperial.ac.uk]
Sent: 02 May 2011 10:40
To: complexity-science-list at imperial.ac.uk; ph-staff-dl at
imperial.ac.uk
Cc: Ball, Robin; s.j.hogan at bristol.ac.uk; sgb at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: Complexity & Networks Seminars at Imperial College London:
Summer2010-2011

Dear all,

Please find attached a list of the Complexity & Networks Seminars Summer
2010-2011. All welcome! Please note our new venue: Gabor Seminar Room
611, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Building, Imperial College
London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ.

If you want to receive reminders of upcoming event, we urge you to sign
up to the Complexity & Networks e-mail list via the seminar web-site
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/complexityscience/seminars
or directly via the link
https://mailman.ic.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/complexity-science-list

The first seminar is on Tuesday 3 May 2011 at noon.

Speaker: Prof. Ortwin Hess
         Department of Physics
         Imperial College London

Title:   Nano-complexity in metamaterials: From plasmonic nano-forests
         to quantum memories

Place:   Gabor Seminar Room 611
         Electrical & Electronic Engineering Building
         Imperial College London
         South Kensington Campus
         London SW7 2AZ

Abstract is attached.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Next event
----------
Tuesday 17 May 2011 at noon: Dr. Helen Fay Dowker (Dept. of Physics,
Imperial College London) delivers the talk entitled "Random acyclic
directed graphs and their application to quantum gravity".

Yours sincerely,
Kim Christensen/Henrik Jensen
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From s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com Tue May 3 10:46:01 2011
From: s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 10:46:01 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: [Probability] Math Finance Talk
Wednesday @
      11
Message-ID: <4DBFCED9.3060201@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,
the talk below by Vassili Kolokoltsov from Stats might be of interest to
some of you.
Best wishes
Stefan


Tomorrow, @ 11 in C1.06, as part of the MFRG Vassili will talk on:

Game theoretic analysis of incomplete markets

David



Professor David Hobson
D.Hobson at warwick.ac.uk

Department of Statistics
Zeeman Building
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL

_______________________________________________
Probability mailing list
Probability at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk
http://listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/probability


From markus_a_k at me.com Fri May 6 09:21:54 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Fri, 06 May 2011 10:21:54 +0200
Subject: [complexity-forum] NECSI TRAVEL GRANTS
Message-ID: <713845E0-99F0-43AD-A86F-2FB2079D9D10@me.com>

June 26-July 1, 2011 in Quincy, MA
Eighth International Conference
on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011)
Financial Aid
Financial Aid for the International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS)

June 26-Juy 1, 2011, Boston Marriott, Quincy, MA

We are pleased to announce that we have limited funding available for
those who need help to attend ICCS. Please contact Luke Evans at luke at
necsi.edu with the following information:

Name
Affiliation
Status (student, postdoc, faculty, individual)
Estimate and details of requested support
Let us know if you are presenting a paper at ICCS (cite the ID)
Funding will be granted on a first come, first served and need basis.
Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit
http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/index.html


New England Complex Systems Institute
238 Main Street Suite 319
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-547-4100
Fax: 617-661-7711
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Sun May 8 20:32:14 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 20:32:14 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 11-05-11: John
      Dearing (Southampton)
Message-ID: <BANLkTinsswRFh+xLrxcS9i2W7oyC4vP1=w@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,
this week's complexity forum we will be given by John Dearing
(Southampton). There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in
the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 11 May., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: John Dearing (School of Geography, University of Southampton)

Title: Complex socio-ecological systems: bridging the gap between
theory and reality

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed2f68a6d7012fb0b403717f02

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm

From complexity at warwick.ac.uk Tue May 10 10:10:07 2011
From: complexity at warwick.ac.uk (Complexity, Resource)
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 10:10:07 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Summer school: Statistical modelling for
      biological and environmental systems - Venice, 12-16 Sept. 2011
Message-ID:
<04297A32BD935649B652427A1DB2797D028F1E27@HOLLY.ads.warwick.ac.uk>



Statistical modelling for biological and environmental systems
(SMBES2011)

Venice, 12-16 Sept. 2011

SMBES2011 is a 5-day summer school organised by the Centre of Research
in Statistical Methodology (CRiSM),

Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, UK on the development
of statistical methodology motivated by and

grounded in contemporary problems in biology and environmental sciences.


Expository lectures on:

Statistical inference for nonlinear dynamic models of biological systems
(Mark Girolami, UCL, UK)
Introduction to continuous-time Markov processes and variational
approximations with applications to transcriptional dynamics (Manfred
Opper, Berlin, DE)

A statistical approach to space-time modeling of environmental variables
(Bruno Sanso, USSC, USA)

Statistical models for the temporal and spatial evolution of stochastic
processes (Leonard Held, Zurich, CH)

Bayesian inference for stochastic population dynamics (Barbel
Finkenstadt, Warwick, UK)

Semi-parametric multivariate time series modeling with applications to
neural dynamics (Fabio Rigat, Warwick, UK)



 Places are limited to 30. Burseries   for accommodation available.
Details at

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/crism/workshops/venice2011

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From markus_a_k at me.com Wed May 11 14:14:04 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 14:14:04 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] ICCS 2011 Logistical Information
Message-ID: <24EFCF9D-96F1-4DCC-A36A-65B5BBB05974@me.com>

June 26-July 1, 2011 in Quincy, MA
Eighth International Conference
on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011)
Logistical Information
We look forward to seeing you at ICCS. Logistical information is now
available on the conference web site, allowing participants to finalize
travel plans. Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM on June 26, with the
conference ending at 5:00 PM on July 1.

Hotel Accommodations
The deadline to reserve hotel rooms at a discount rate is May 27, 2011. A
limited number of rooms is available to be reserved on a first-come,
first-served basis.

The conference will be held at the Boston Marriott Quincy in Quincy,
Massachusetts, 8 miles south of downtown Boston.

A block of rooms has been reserved at a conference discount rate of $159
+ tax per night (for a single or double room). Internet access is
included.
Reservations can be made directly with Marriott reservations at (866)
449-7387 or (617) 472-1000, or online at www.quincymarriott.com. To
receive the discount rate, identify yourself as a member of ICCS 2011, or
use the group code "NECNECA" for online reservations.

Cancellations may be made without penalty up to 6:00PM on the day of
arrival.

Meals
The conference hotel has two restaurants on site. A buffet lunch will be
served in one of the restaurants for a special all inclusive price of
$18.50 per person. In addition, a food concession with prices at or below
$5.00 will be available exclusively for conference attendees during
breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks. For more information, click here.

A special banquet meal will be available prior to the Wednesday evening
Banquet Session lectures. Because the banquet is self-sustaining, the
meal cost is not included in the conference registration. For more
information, ticket purchase and menu, click here.

***Conference attendees do not need to purchase tickets for the banquet
meal in order to attend the Banquet Session lectures.***

Roommate Coordination
While we do not assign roommates, we do enable participants who need
roommates to connect with each other. A Google spreadsheet has been
created for people to find roommates. To view the spreadsheet, click
here.

After signing into the roommate document, enter your information and scan
the list to find potential roommates. Once you have made arrangements
with a roommate, delete your information from the spreadsheet. Please
note, this is a public spreadsheet. Do not post private information that
you do not want made public.

Transportation
By car:

Driving directions from Boston Logan Airport

Parking at the hotel is complimentary for ICCS participants. Overnight
guests may use their room keys to access the parking lots. Local
attendees can get their parking tickets validated at the ICCS
registration desk.

By subway:

Boston's subway map

Take the red line to the "Quincy Adams" stop. The hotel is .8 miles up a
hill (across from the train station).
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the train
station Monday through Friday, and a special ICCS shuttle will operate
Sunday through Friday. Click here to view the shuttle schedule.

Please note that there is no shuttle service available on Saturday.

Ride Coordination:

If you would like to carpool with other participants to/from the
conference site, a Google spreadsheet has been created. To access the
carpooling spreadsheet, click here.


New England Complex Systems Institute
238 Main Street Suite 319
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-547-4100
Fax: 617-661-7711


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From markus_a_k at me.com Wed May 11 18:37:37 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 18:37:37 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Centre for Integrative Systems Biology &
 Bioinformatics (CISBB) Open Day / Jaroslav Stark Memorial Session
Message-ID: <31F8C728-8808-4204-BCD4-A6A553452F4F@me.com>

Imperial College London


Centre for Integrative Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (CISBB) Open Day

With Jaroslav Stark Memorial Session

10:00 ? 18:00 Wednesday   July 13th 2011

Skempton Lecture Theatre, Skempton   Building,

South Kensington campus

London SW7 2AZ
This meetings marks the opening of CISBB ? the merger of the Centre for
Integrative Systems Biology (CISBIC) and The Centre for Bioinformatics


Opening:

Sir Keith O?Nions, Rector

Prof Michael Sternberg (Centre Director)

Session 1: Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Dr Ewan Birney (EBI)

Dr John Pinney (Imperial)

Prof Nir Friedman (Weizmann)

Prof Cardelli (Microsoft, Cambridge)

Dr Robert Endres (Imperial)

Prof Frank J?licher (MPI Dresden)

Session 2: Jaroslav Stark Memorial Session

Opened by Prof Maggie Dallman (Imperial):

Prof Tom Kirkwood (Newcastle)

Prof Robin Callard (UCL)


To attend please register at http://www.bioinformatics.ic.ac.uk/cisbb/
- registration is free and all are welcome.


For further information, please contact bioinformatics at imperial.ac.uk


*********************************************

Centre for Bioinformatics

(Post to:- Biochemistry Building) Division of Molecular Biosciences

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Imperial College London SW7 2AZ,UK

bioinformatics at imperial.ac.uk
www.imperial.ac.uk/bioinformatics (Centre)

www3.imperial.ac.uk/cisbic (CISBIC)

Tel +44 (0)20 7594 5715; Fax +44 (0)20 7594 5789

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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon May 16 08:37:39 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 08:37:39 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 18-05-11: Nikolai
      Brilliantov (Leicester)
Message-ID: <BANLkTin_DWE-MuH0ezhgx5+WVvG8uvFmhg@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Nikolai Brilliantov
(Leicester) . There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 18 May., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker:Nikolai Brilliantov (Department of Mathematics, University of
Leicester)

Title: Kinetic Theory of Ballistic Aggregation and Fragmentation:
Application to Planetary Rings.

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/events/calendar/?calendarI
tem=094d43ed2f68a61b012fb0b63f27264e
All are welcome.

Best,

Colm

From R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk Mon May 16 09:04:49 2011
From: R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk (Robert MacKay)
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 09:04:49 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Baverstock
Message-ID: <B8240D6B-ECCA-409E-B23F-855557B5F497@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear All,
      On Tue 24 May we have Keith Baverstock visiting and he will give a
joint Systems Biology/Complexity seminar in the Systems Biology series:

Keith Baverstock (Department of Environmental Sciences, University of
Eastern Finland)
"The Basis for Cell Function: Genetics vs Epigenetics or Substance vs
Process"
13.05-13.50 MOAC seminar room

      All welcome!
      Note that the theme of epigenetics is also a domain of expertise of
our Forum speaker, David Baulcombe, the day after (25 May,
13.00-14.00, D1.07).
      Best wishes, Robert

Prof R.S.MacKay FRS FInstP FIMA, go.warwick.ac.uk/rsmackay
Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research and Centre for
Complexity Science
B2.05 Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,
U.K.
phone +44: 24 765 22218, FAX 24182, R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk

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From R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk Mon May 16 09:46:44 2011
From: R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk (Robert MacKay)
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 09:46:44 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Colm 20 May
Message-ID: <E8AEC6E3-A7A7-4457-BBEF-7F84706A9F42@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear All,
      Our very own Colm Connaughton is giving the Mathematics Institute
colloquium this Friday 20 May at 16.00 in B3.02 on
"Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of cluster-cluster aggregation"
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/colloquium
      All welcome!
      Robert
Prof R.S.MacKay FRS FInstP FIMA, go.warwick.ac.uk/rsmackay
Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research and Centre for
Complexity Science
B2.05 Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,
U.K.
phone +44: 24 765 22218, FAX 24182, R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk

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From markus_a_k at me.com Wed May 18 08:58:27 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 08:58:27 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] ICCS 2011 Preliminary Program Online
Message-ID: <A14797C8-6F61-4D2D-AB43-AE6DCD6CF5E7@me.com>

June 26 - July 1, 2011, Boston Marriott Quincy, MA
Eighth International Conference
on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011)
Preliminary Program Online
The preliminary program for ICCS is at
http://necsi.edu/wiki/index.php/ICCS11

As you can see from the program, this conference, like the previous ICCS
conferences, is an unusual opportunity to discuss our general
understanding of complex systems.

Please note that this is not the final program and is therefore subject
to change. Recent updates are yet to be included.

If you are presenting a paper or poster, please check the timing of your
talk and let us know if you have scheduling constraints.

Reminder: The deadline to reserve a room at the Boston Marriott
      Quincy at the reduced ICCS rate of $159/per night for a single or
double room is Friday, May 27. A limited number of rooms are available.

Click here to reserve a room:
http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/logistics.html#accomodations

Click here to register:
http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/logistics.html#accomodations


New England Complex Systems Institute
238 Main Street Suite 319
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-547-4100
Fax: 617-661-7711
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From Q.Caudron at warwick.ac.uk Fri May 20 20:57:39 2011
From: Q.Caudron at warwick.ac.uk (Caudron, Quentin)
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 20:57:39 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Computer Vision Seminar - Monday 23 May
Message-ID:
<4B0C66706AA6BE4C9D5C82AD29F85E2D01DE3177@HOLLY.ads.warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,

There is a group seminar coming up this Monday which may be of interest
to some of you, entitled Visual Recognition of Human Action, given by
Prof. Mubarak Shah (University of Central Florida). Please see abstract
below.

The talk will be in CS1.01 (Computer Science), on Monday 23 May at 1400.


Abstract :

In this talk I will give an overview of three recent approaches we have
proposed for recognizing human actions. First, I will present an approach
that employs concepts from chaotic systems theory to model and analyze
nonlinear dynamics of human actions. Trajectories of human joints are
used as a representation of the non-linear dynamical systems that are
generating the particular action of interest. Each trajectory is then
used to reconstruct a phase space by employing a delay-embedding scheme.
The properties of the reconstructed phase space are captured in terms of
chaotic invariants: Lyapunov exponent, correlation integral and
correlation dimension. Finally, a feature vector that is a combination of
these invariants over all trajectories of joints represents the action.

Several approaches to action recognition, including the above approach,
require detection of objects, followed by tracking of objects from frame
to frame. Recently, in computer vision there has been a lot of interest
in the bag of video words (mid level features) approach, which bypasses
the object detection and tracking steps. Second, I will present an
approach for learning a visual vocabulary for human action recognition
using diffusion maps embedding. Our approach is inspired by the
conjecture that midlevel features, in the hierarchy of appearance
features, produced by similar sources lie on a certain manifold. The goal
then is to embed these midlevel features into a lower dimensional,
semantically meaningful space, while retaining the geometric structure in
terms of similarity between features. Finally, clustering in this low
dimensional space forms high level feature groups.

Action recognition approaches, including the above two approaches, suffer
from many drawbacks in practice, which include (1) the inability to cope
with incremental recognition problems; (2) the requirement of an
intensive training stage to obtain good performance; (3) the inability to
recognize simultaneous multiple actions; and (4) difficulty in performing
recognition frame by frame. Thirdly, in order to overcome these drawbacks
using a single approach, I will present a novel framework involving the
feature-tree to index large scale motion features using the
Sphere/Rectangle-tree (SR-tree). The recognition consists of the
following two steps: (1) recognizing the local features by non-parametric
nearest neighbor (NN), and (2) using a simple voting strategy to label
the action.


Thanks,
Quentin

Quentin CAUDRON
Centre for Complexity Science
D2.05, Mathematics Institute
University of Warwick
www.quentincaudron.com
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Sun May 22 22:05:17 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 22:05:17 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 25-05-11: Sir
David
      Baulcombe (Cambridge)
Message-ID: <BANLkTimynbt8Ezq1Zov=uspQp9q3mPUKJQ@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum will be given by Sir David Baulcombe
(Cambridge) . There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 25 May., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Sir David Baulcombe (Department of Plant Sciences, University
of Cambridge)

Title:    RNA silencing networks
Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed2f68a61b012fb0b996e52651

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm

From m.s.turner at warwick.ac.uk Sun May 22 23:05:11 2011
From: m.s.turner at warwick.ac.uk (Matthew Turner)
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 23:05:11 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] discussions with D.C.Baulcombe
Message-ID: <C9FF4727.9387%m.s.turner@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear Complexity forum attendees

You should just have received notice of the forum this Wednesday. Our
visitor, Sir David Baulcombe, is one of the UK?s leading molecular
biologists. His work on RNA interference is world leading - it is widely
believed that he was unfortunate not to have shared the Nobel prize in
2006.

He will be bringing a number of members of his team with him on Wed,
including those with an interest in quantitative mathematical modelling,
and
I am keen that we have a schedule for discussions after his formal
seminar.
If you are available to meet with him please email me, including
hard/soft
time constraints that afternoon (if any).

Best wishes

Matthew Turner

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From s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com Mon May 23 00:42:58 2011
From: s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 00:42:58 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Environmental Technology at NEC
Message-ID: <4DD99F82.3060607@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,
from Tue to Thu this week is an exhibition at NEC Birmingham on
Environmental Technologies
http://www.sustainabilitylive.com/Sustainabilitylive/website/AboutET.aspx
?refer=1&id=mainLnk1&code=
<http://www.sustainabilitylive.com/Sustainabilitylive/website/AboutET.asp
x?refer=1&id=mainLnk1&code=>
As you see in the email below there will be wireless sensor networks and
most likely a few more Complexity themes involved in exhibitions, and
it's right next door. As far as I could see from the website it is free
to visit.
Best wishes
Stefan


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Betreff:    Wireless Sensor Networks
Datum:      Wed, 4 May 2011 21:37:22 +0200
Von: Javier Solobera <j.solobera at libelium.com>
Antwort an:       Javier Solobera <j.solobera at libelium.com>
An:   S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk



Hello,

my name is Javier Solobera and I work as an engineer in the Research and
Development Dept. at Libelium, a spin-off company of the University of
Zaragoza (Spain). I have seen one of the interest lines of the
Department of Mathematics is wireless sensor networks and I thought it
could be interesting for you to take a look to the sensor platform we
have released:

http://www.libelium.com/waspmote

It is specially oriented to researchers who want to develop their own
projects as the programming environment is open source and any sensor
can be easily integrated on top of it in order to develop different
applications.

If you think it could be interesting for any project or study you are
planning, do not hesitate to contact me, as we are currently starting
the collaboration with other universities and research centers who want
to develop new wireless sensor networks applications.

If you want to see our Waspmote platform working live, you can visit us
at the Environmental Technology 2011 - Sustainability live! Expo. This
event will be held close to you, in Birmingham, UK, from 24 to 26 May:
http://www.libelium.com/libeliumworld/news/103273275305

Best regards,
Javier.

--
Javier Solobera Abad
R&D Department
j.solobera at libelium.com
Tlf: +34 976 54 74 92
http://www.libelium.com
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From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Mon May 23 00:46:13 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 00:46:13 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Environmental Technology at NEC
Message-ID: <4DD9A045.1010808@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,
from Tue to Thu this week is an exhibition at NEC Birmingham on
Environmental Technologies
http://www.sustainabilitylive.com/Sustainabilitylive/website/AboutET.aspx
?refer=1&id=mainLnk1&code=
<http://www.sustainabilitylive.com/Sustainabilitylive/website/AboutET.asp
x?refer=1&id=mainLnk1&code=>
As you see in the email below there will be wireless sensor networks and
most likely a few more Complexity themes involved in exhibitions, and
it's right next door. As far as I could see from the website it is free
to visit.
Best wishes
Stefan


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Betreff:    Wireless Sensor Networks
Datum:      Wed, 4 May 2011 21:37:22 +0200
Von: Javier Solobera <j.solobera at libelium.com>
Antwort an:       Javier Solobera <j.solobera at libelium.com>
An:   S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk



Hello,

my name is Javier Solobera and I work as an engineer in the Research and
Development Dept. at Libelium, a spin-off company of the University of
Zaragoza (Spain). I have seen one of the interest lines of the
Department of Mathematics is wireless sensor networks and I thought it
could be interesting for you to take a look to the sensor platform we
have released:

http://www.libelium.com/waspmote

It is specially oriented to researchers who want to develop their own
projects as the programming environment is open source and any sensor
can be easily integrated on top of it in order to develop different
applications.

If you think it could be interesting for any project or study you are
planning, do not hesitate to contact me, as we are currently starting
the collaboration with other universities and research centers who want
to develop new wireless sensor networks applications.

If you want to see our Waspmote platform working live, you can visit us
at the Environmental Technology 2011 - Sustainability live! Expo. This
event will be held close to you, in Birmingham, UK, from 24 to 26 May:
http://www.libelium.com/libeliumworld/news/103273275305

Best regards,
Javier.

--
Javier Solobera Abad
R&D Department
j.solobera at libelium.com
Tlf: +34 976 54 74 92
http://www.libelium.com

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From M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk Mon May 23 11:58:52 2011
From: M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 11:58:52 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] 5th Annual French Complex Systems Summer
School
Message-ID: <9FAFA4C2-AAC6-4DC1-85CD-4F09978463BC@warwick.ac.uk>

5th Annual French Complex Systems Summer School

"Complex Systems and Complex Networks"

Paris, July 4th to 16th, 2011

website: http://iscpif.fr/CSSS2011

The school will provide in-depth reference courses to a multi-
disciplinary audience of researchers and students. The level of
lectures will range from introductory to advanced, as attendees are
not expected to be familiar with all the fields covered. Lecture
topics will address specific complex systems methods and tools and
their relevance to various disciplines (physics, biology, computer
science, geography, sociology, linguistic, etc.). An emphasis will be
given to complex networks both as objects of study and as a framework
for modeling social and natural phenomena.

Group projects During the school participants will have to conduct a
group project to which about 50% of their time will be dedicated.
Small size groups will be constituted on the basis of personal
motivations. Groups will have to present their project collectively at
the end of school. According to group preferences, projects will be
oriented towards some particular aspects of complex networks and
particular objects: dynamics reconstruction from data, network
analysis and visualization (GEPHI), modeling (NetLogo). Distributed
computing facilities will be made available for projects (OpenMole),
so that projects requiring intensive simulations and processing can be
led.

Tutorials Specific tutorials (GEPHI, NetLogo and OpenMole) will be
given, so that attendees could quickly converge towards the required
knowledge on these shared platforms. Each work group will be followed
daily by a dedicated teacher, to make sure methodological and
technical gaps are filled in. Therefore, no specific knowledge, either
in GEPHI, NetLogo or OpenMole is required to attend this school.

This new series of international Complex Systems Summer School
(CSSS2011) is organized by the Complex Systems Institute Paris ?le-de-
France (ISC-PIF), in coordination with the overarching National
Network of Complex Systems (RNSC) and & the Complex Systems Institute
Rh?ne-Alpes (IXXI). Our Summer School is also one of the "Thematic
School" supported by the CNRS.

The summer school will take place in Paris at the ISC-PIF: 57-59 rue
Lhomond,75005, Paris, France

Invited Teachers

Lectures

Marc barthelemy, CAMS/CEA, France
Nathalie Corson, Laboratoire de Math?matiques Appliqu?es du Havre,
France
Ren? Doursat, ISC-PIF, France
Sebastian Grauwin, ENS Lyon/IXXI, France
Hidde de Jong, INRIA, France (To be confirmed)
Luciano Pietronero, Physics Department, Rome University "La Sapienza",
italy
Camille Roth, CAMS/ISC-PIF, France
Tutorials and/or group projects following Netlogo Arnaud Banos |
Nathalie Corson | Jeremy Fiegel | Sebastian Grauwin |Nicolas Marilleau
| Sebastien Rey | Clara Schmitt GEPHI Julian Bilcke | David
ChavalariasOpen Mole Mathieu Leclaire | Romain Reuillon

Applying to the Summer School

The application tuition rate is ?500 for the whole school. Tuition
rate includes:

attendance to all courses
housing in Paris at the Cit? Internationale Universitaire de Paris
lunches and coffee breaks
transport tickets in Paris during school days
Important: From the first announcement day until the registration
deadline (31 May), each application will be studied as soon as we
receive it (first-come, first-served). If the applicant is selected, a
registration confirmation will be quickly sent. We expect each
selected applicant to confirm its registration in the week after
reception of our email - and to pay the school fees when the dedicated
web site will be open (15 May).

Why these rules? Because the school is organized for 25 people only,
due to the importance of group projects during this summer school (50%
of the total time). Moreover, the sooner you are confirmed, the sooner
you can book your flight tickets!

Overview of important dates:

Application deadline: May 31
Notification of acceptance of applications: after reception of each
application (first-come, first-served)
Payment website opening: May 15
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TO APPLY AS SOON AS YOU CAN (the school is
limited to 25!).
 > GO TO THE APPLICATION FORM: http://www.iscpif.fr/CSSS2011

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From R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk Mon May 23 18:56:26 2011
From: R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk (Robert MacKay)
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 18:56:26 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: Seminar - Professor Tapan Bagchi -
Quality
      Assessment of Operations Schedules by Extreme Value Theory
References:
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Darek Ceglarek <D.J.Ceglarek at warwick.ac.uk>
> Date: 23 May 2011 09:31:34 GMT+01:00
> To: "MacKay, Robert" <R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk>, "Ball, Robin"
<R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk>
> Subject: Seminar - Professor Tapan Bagchi - Quality Assessment of
Operations Schedules by Extreme Value Theory
> Professor Tapan Bagchi, who is visiting us from the Indian Institute of
Technology, Kharagpur, India this week, will be presenting his seminar on
May 24 (Tuesday, tomorrow) in the IDL auditorium from 11am with a light
lunch to follow.
>
> Regards,
>
> Darek
>
>
>
> Professor Darek Ceglarek | EPSRC Research Chair
> Director, Digital Lifecycle Management
>
> Professor-Honorary Research Appointment, University Hospitals of
Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW)
>
> Visiting Professor, Dept. of Industrial & System Engineering,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
>
>
>
> International Digital Laboratory, WMG | University of Warwick |
Coventry | CV4 7AL | UK
>
> T: + 44 (0) 24 7657 2681;     E: d.j.ceglarek at warwick.ac.uk;  W:
http://digiplm.org/
>
> Upload large files at: https://files.warwick.ac.uk/djceglarek/sendto
>
>
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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>
> Quality Assessment of Operations Schedules by Extreme Value Theory
>
>
>
> Professor Bagchi, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
>
>
>
> Tuesday May 24th, 2011
>
> 11am-12pm
>
> IDL Auditorium, University of Warwick
>
> Light lunch to follow seminar
>
>
>
> Abstract: Falling in the domain of Operations Management, this talk
will summarize the success achieved
>
> with a new technique for assessing the quality of production and
service-centred schedules
>
> proposed by various methods. This researcher?s sojourn with genetic
algorithms inspired an
>
> intrigue?how good are GA solutions? No answer appears to be available.
For instance, many
>
> scheduling methods aim at minimizing throughput time or makespan in
production shops,
>
> hospitals, airports, and servers in communication networks, etc., but
very few are exact.
>
> Consequently, scheduling is perhaps the most studied as well as most
challenging endeavor
>
> within OR/MS; shop scheduling is combinatorial and NP-hard. But, due to
the complexity in just
>
> developing a schedule, its assessment is not easy, especially because
there is often no
>
> benchmark or bound on the best possible solution available to compare
it to. Finding good
>
> operational schedules is nevertheless critical, for it impacts customer
service, delivery deadlines,
>
> and the utilization of shop resources. This talk will show how Extreme
Value Theory can help
>
> one find probabilistic bounds for the best achievable schedules. The
method is applicable to
>
> almost any application of heuristic or meta-heuristic optimization in
engineering and business.
>
>
>
> Biography:
>
> A mechanical engineering graduate of IIT Kanpur, Tapan Bagchi holds a
Ph D in Operations
>
> Research from the University of Toronto. From 1972 to 1987 he served
EXXON-Mobil in
>
> manufacturing management, process engineering, facilities
debottlenecking, product
>
> engineering, quality engineering, automation, technology transfer, and
corporate planning,
>
> working in four continents. Since 1987 he has served IIT Kanpur, NITIE
India, SP Jain Institute
>
> of Management, and IIT Bombay variously as professor, department chair,
dean, and
>
> director. He is currently a professor of operations management at IIT
Kharagpur. Author of six
>
> texts in computer science, quality engineering and applied mathematics,
Tapan has published
>
> over 75 technical papers. He is a fellow of the Institution of
Engineers (India), a registered
>
> professional engineer in Ontario and a Six Sigma Black Belt and PMP
mentor.
>
>
>
>
>

Prof R.S.MacKay FRS FInstP FIMA, go.warwick.ac.uk/rsmackay
Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research and Centre for
Complexity Science
B2.05 Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,
U.K.
phone +44: 24 765 22218, FAX 24182 R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk

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From R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk Tue May 24 08:54:37 2011
From: R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk (Robert MacKay)
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 08:54:37 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] MITSOCS
Message-ID: <B9B2E65A-E5D7-4B40-86CA-7CB8E4A51324@warwick.ac.uk>

Registration for the Warwick Mathematics Research Centre workshop on
"Mathematics in the Science of Complex Systems", 9-10 June, will close
on Thursday 2 June.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/2009_2010/symposi
um/mitsocs

If you are interested, please sign up so that the event benefits from
your participation and so that the MRC staff can plan catering.

Many thanks, Robert

Prof R.S.MacKay FRS FInstP FIMA, go.warwick.ac.uk/rsmackay
Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research and Centre for
Complexity Science
B2.05 Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,
U.K.
phone +44: 24 765 22218, FAX 24182, R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk
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From M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk Tue May 24 14:36:31 2011
From: M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 14:36:31 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Networks research cluster workshop
Message-ID: <8022F7F8-AE4B-4A30-A3EF-A03CA438EA3C@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear All

To encourage interdisciplinary research Keble College has funded a
dedicated Networks research cluster. As a part of its ongoing
activities the cluster is running an intensive 1?day workshop
covering a wide range of Network related topics, including biological,
social and traffic networks, as well as network analysis methods.
Perhaps this workshop could be of interest to you or to people in your
group. All talks will be held in the Roy Griffiths room within the
ARCO building on Keble?s main college site. The event is open to all
and free to attend. Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.
To aid the organisation people interested in participating are asked
to register by emailing Stephen Clark at s.clark at physics.ox.ac.uk.

Best wishes,
Gesine

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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Thu Jun 2 09:36:07 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:36:07 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Mathematics Colloquium tomorrow: "Mathematics
of
 Crime" - Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
Message-ID: <BANLkTikYATGnEgQT9+mmN8bc9ZB8xYm_ZQ@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

tomorrow's (Friday's) Mathematics Colloquium may be of interest to
many of you in Complexity. See message below from Volker Betz.

It will be at 4 pm in B3.02 in the Zeeman building.

Best,

Colm


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Volker Betz <v.m.betz at warwick.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 9:08 AM
Subject: maths-staff: Colloquium tomorrow: Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
To: maths-staff at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk,
maths-students at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk
Cc: mavisitors at maths.warwick.ac.uk


Dear all,
tomorrow's Colloquium will be given by
Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
Title: Mathematics of Crime
Abstract:?There is an extensive applied mathematics literature
developed for problems in the biological and physical sciences. Our
understanding of social science problems from a mathematical
standpoint is less developed, but also presents some very interesting
problems, especially for young researchers. This lecture uses crime as
a case study for using applied mathematical techniques in a social
science application and covers a variety of mathematical methods that
are applicable to such problems. We will review recent work on agent
based models, methods in linear and nonlinear partial differential
equations, variational methods for inverse problems and statistical
point process models. From an application standpoint we will look at
problems in residential burglaries and gang crimes. Examples will
consider both ``bottom up'' and ``top down'' approaches to
understanding the mathematics of crime, and how the two approaches
could converge to a unifying theory.
As usual, 4pm in B3.02, wine and cheese after the event.

Best wishes,
Volker


From R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk Fri Jun 3 15:57:30 2011
From: R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk (Ball, Robin)
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 15:57:30 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: Research Fellowships in Mathematical /
      Computational Modelling of Complex Natural Systems
Message-ID:
<D88499FFE23C8A42B0B5519EDCC830AD01F3FCE3@LAUREL.ads.warwick.ac.uk>




From: Jennifer Wilkinson [mailto:jennifer.wilkinson at comlab.ox.ac.uk]
Sent: 03 June 2011 09:49
Subject: Research Fellowships in Mathematical / Computational Modelling
of Complex Natural Systems



Dear all,



As you may know, the University of Oxford, University College London and
Microsoft Research Laboratory, Cambridge have recently received funding
from the EPSRC Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces Programme (C-DIP) for a
programme of research that will involve up to 17 post-doctoral
fellowships over the next 5 years. We are currently recruiting 3
Research Fellows in Mathematical/Computational Modelling of Complex
Natural Systems, 1 will be based at UCL and the other 2 at Oxford. We
would be grateful if you could pass on details of these vacancies to
anyone who might be interested in applying from your DTC or relevant
departments.



Details of the UCL vacancy can be found at
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=f
air&jcode=1191118



Details of the Oxford vacancies can be found at
http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/346-full.html



In addition, the programme will be holding an inaugural workshop on the
22 June from 2pm at UCL. Details of the workshop are attached, and it is
highly recommended that those applying for fellowships attend the
workshop.
Many thanks,

Jennifer



Jennifer Wilkinson

Project Manager

___________

University of Oxford

Department of Computer Science

Wolfson Building

Parks Road

Oxford OX1 3QD



+44(0)1865 610782



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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Sat Jun 4 10:24:38 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 10:24:38 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] CABDyN Seminar Tuesday 7th June - Professor
 Delia Baldassarri, Department of Sociology, Princeton University
In-Reply-To: <377C67EE81A9384D86D364CFF721BC0544F38055A3@sbs-
vs52ex.sbs.ox.ac.uk>
References: <377C67EE81A9384D86D364CFF721BC0544F38055A3@sbs-
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Message-ID: <BANLkTikrbLVLaMP56J+HpAzN+9xvtejo2A@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

a subset of you might be interested in the seminar (details below) at
Oxford on Tuesday ... the topic is not entirely unrelated to some of
the discussions at the retreat about altruism, foreign aid etc.

Best,

Colm


We are pleased to welcome?Professor Delia Baldassarri, Department of
Sociology, Princeton University. The Seminar will start at the usual
time of 12.30pm.

Seminar Title: ?Cooperative Networks, Social Capital, and the
provision of Public Goods: drawing evidence from Field experiments in
rural Uganda?

Abstract:?Producer organizations are a core component of poverty
reduction strategies, but little is known about the role of social
networks, associational capital, and leadership accountability in
making certain organizations more successful than others. My research
on farmer cooperatives in Uganda will casts some light on how producer
organizations solve classic problems of collective action. It also
contributes to the shift from a suggestive to an empirically grounded
understanding of social capital, and makes an innovative use of
behavioral games to capture the motivations behind actors'
interdependent decision making.

The presentation will focus on the multilevel and multimethod research
design (which involved 50 producer organizations, 300 villages, and
3,000 individuals, and relied on survey, networks, and behavioral
games data collection strategies), and discuss the use of behavioral
games in ?real world? settings to capture the motivations underlying
individuals? strategic behavior. By using different variants of
Dictator and Public Goods Games, the research tests whether
contributions to the group welfare are based on mechanisms of
altruism, bounded solidarity, reciprocity, or enforceable trust.
Preliminary results show that the presence of a sanctioning system,
the group involvement in the selection of a leader, and communication
between actors greatly improve cooperation.



We look forward to seeing you on?Tuesday?7th ?June at 12:30



Seminar?website
With best wishes,



Dorota




Dorota Pawlik

Centre Manager

CABDyN Complexity Centre, University of Oxford, Sa?d Business School

Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

e: dorota.pawlik at sbs.ox.ac.uk

t: +44 1865 288785

www.cabdyn.ox.ac.uk
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From d.ueltschi at warwick.ac.uk Wed Jun 8 09:20:24 2011
From: d.ueltschi at warwick.ac.uk (Daniel Ueltschi)
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 09:20:24 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Statistical Mechanics Seminar,
      Thursday 11:00 MS.04
Message-ID: <232ED2FC-6EAA-48D1-9DCF-B12EDFC65CCB@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear All,

We have a statistical mechanics seminar this Thursday (09.06.2011),
11:00 in MS.04.

Speaker: Peter Windridge (University of Warwick).

Stochastic geometry of the Heisenberg model

We begin with T?th and Aizenman-Nachtergaele's stochastic
representations of the spin-1/2 Heisenberg model. The representations
involve random loops and cycles, and their geometry describes the spin
correlation structure. Motivated by this connection, we examine the
loop and cycle lengths. We conjecture that, when ordered and
normalised, asymptotically the lengths have the so-called Poisson-
Dirichlet distribution. I will give supporting evidence (numerics and
related work by Schramm) and a heuristic argument for this conjecture.

Notice the special time: 11:00

Best regards!

         Daniel



From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Thu Jun 9 14:40:09 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:40:09 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: [apmast] AMSTAT Seminar 14/6/2011
Message-ID: <4DF0CD39.4020406@warwick.ac.uk>

The AMSTAT seminar tomorrow is on MCMC with applications to image
analysis, might be interesting for some of you.
Best wishes
Stefan


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Subject:    [apmast] AMSTAT Seminar 14/6/2011
Date:       Thu, 9 Jun 2011 12:37:36 +0100 (BST)
From:       andrew stuart <A.M.Stuart at warwick.ac.uk>
To:   Applied Mathematics and Statistics <apmast at
listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>



Joint AMSTAT/CRISM Seminar - 14th June 2011
Colin Fox (Otago)



Tuesday 14th June 2011

12 O'clock

D1.07 - Complexity



Lunch will follow in Complexity Common Room at 1pm




Title:
MCMC using lessons from CSE

(Or: sample-based inference in large-scale inverse problems using
algorithms developed for computational optimization)



Abstract:

The Metropolis (Hastings-Green) algorithm for MCMC was invented in the
1950's and has changed little since. In contrast, algorithms for
optimization that were also invented in the 1950's have seen dramatic
improvement. We look to steal the developments in computational
optimization and apply them to sampling of probability distributions.



The connection between sampling and optimization is already close. For
example, Gibbs sampling of Gaussian distributions is exactly
Gauss-Seidel solution of linear equations - the iteration operators are
identical and convergence factors are identical. Polynomial acceleration
developed for iterative solvers can also accelerate Gibbs sampling
giving optimal convergence.



I will show some applications in large-scale inverse problems that
motivated this (ongoing) work, including sample-based inference in image
deblurring with non-negativity constraints computed using a sampling
version of the gradient-projected conjugate gradient algorithm.




_________________________________________________________________________
_

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/people/staff/andrew_stuart/

Andrew Stuart                           a.m.stuart at warwick.ac.uk
Mathematics Institute                   Office:     +UK (0)24-7652-2685
University of Warwick                   Department: +UK (0)24-7652-4661
Coventry CV4 7AL                        Fax:        +UK (0)24-7652-4182
England
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From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Thu Jun 9 14:46:21 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:46:21 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: [apmast] AMSTAT Seminar 14/6/2011
In-Reply-To: <4DF0CD39.4020406@warwick.ac.uk>
References: <4DF0CD39.4020406@warwick.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <4DF0CEAD.304@warwick.ac.uk>

sorry, it's obviously NOT tomorrow....


On 09/06/2011 14:40, Stefan Grosskinsky wrote:
> The AMSTAT seminar tomorrow is on MCMC with applications to image
> analysis, might be interesting for some of you.
> Best wishes
> Stefan
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [apmast] AMSTAT Seminar 14/6/2011
> Date:    Thu, 9 Jun 2011 12:37:36 +0100 (BST)
> From:    andrew stuart <A.M.Stuart at warwick.ac.uk>
> To:      Applied Mathematics and Statistics
> <apmast at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>
>
>
>
> Joint AMSTAT/CRISM Seminar - 14th June 2011
> Colin Fox (Otago)
>
>
>
> Tuesday 14th June 2011
>
> 12 O'clock
>
> D1.07 - Complexity
>
>
>
> Lunch will follow in Complexity Common Room at 1pm
>
>
>
>
>
> Title:
>
> MCMC using lessons from CSE
>
> (Or: sample-based inference in large-scale inverse problems using
> algorithms developed for computational optimization)
>
>
>
> Abstract:
>
> The Metropolis (Hastings-Green) algorithm for MCMC was invented in the
> 1950's and has changed little since. In contrast, algorithms for
> optimization that were also invented in the 1950's have seen dramatic
> improvement. We look to steal the developments in computational
> optimization and apply them to sampling of probability distributions.
>
>
>
> The connection between sampling and optimization is already close. For
> example, Gibbs sampling of Gaussian distributions is exactly
> Gauss-Seidel solution of linear equations - the iteration operators are
> identical and convergence factors are identical. Polynomial
acceleration
> developed for iterative solvers can also accelerate Gibbs sampling
> giving optimal convergence.
>
>
>
> I will show some applications in large-scale inverse problems that
> motivated this (ongoing) work, including sample-based inference in
image
> deblurring with non-negativity constraints computed using a sampling
> version of the gradient-projected conjugate gradient algorithm.
>
>
>
>
>
_________________________________________________________________________
_
>
> http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/people/staff/andrew_stuart/
>
> Andrew Stuarta.m.stuart at warwick.ac.uk
> Mathematics Institute                    Office:     +UK (0)24-7652-2685
> University of Warwick                    Department: +UK (0)24-7652-4661
> Coventry CV4 7AL                         Fax:        +UK (0)24-7652-4182
> England
>
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_
>
>
>
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From r.s.mackay at warwick.ac.uk Thu Jun 9 16:26:25 2011
From: r.s.mackay at warwick.ac.uk (Robert MacKay)
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 16:26:25 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] tea & Fricker
Message-ID: <A65DFA64-1C31-454F-B074-DE4E3022BD9C@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear All,

Two things for tomorrow (Friday 10 June):

15.00-16.30 Farewell tea for Monica, Complexity Common Room [please note
new start time to allow for some to go to the next event, but no problem
if you arrive at 15.30 as originally advertised]

16.00-17.00 Mark Fricker, Biologically inspired rules for adaptive
network design, B3.02 Mathematics Colloquium [we have just been informed
and it is a Complexity Science topic, hence the decision to reduce the
overlap by starting the tea earlier!]

All welcome!

PS: George, Ayesha and Alison, please pass on to Maths, Physics and MOAC
admin staff respectively.
Hazel, could you order the tea for the earlier start? Many thx

Prof R.S.MacKay FRS FInstP FIMA, go.warwick.ac.uk/rsmackay
Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research and Centre for
Complexity Science
B2.05 Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,
U.K.
phone +44: 24 765 22218, FAX 24182 R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk

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From markus_a_k at me.com Tue Jun 14 22:45:28 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:45:28 +0200
Subject: [complexity-forum] Latest Information ICCS 2011
Message-ID: <21EA4065-B2BE-4C69-901E-4BBA055A9E71@me.com>

June 26 - July 1, 2011
Eighth International Conference
on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011)
The 8th International Conference on Complex Systems is less than two
weeks away! In addition to the outstanding lineup of plenary speakers,
parallel sessions and workshops, there are special events you won't want
to miss. Registration to the conference is still open at
http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/register.php.

Proceedings Available
The ICCS 2011 proceedings will be distributed to participants
electronically in a flash drive at the conference site. For those who
can't wait -- here is the online version of the proceedings:
http://necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/proceedings.html. Individual papers are
available at: http://necsi.edu/wiki/index.php/ICCS11/ICCS11_Full_Program.

Reception Session
Join us for a night of socializing with friends and colleagues at the
opening reception, to be followed by a special talk by David Bohrman, Sr.
VP & Chief Innovation Officer at CNN Worldwide on:

Changing Global News: Changes in the world, Innovation in news
communication

A changing world requires changing news content and communication media.
I will describe the insights from 30 years of news production and
innovation. True innovation enables combining unrelated technologies in
unexpected ways, with amazing results to help create new ways for news
media to tell stories.

Banquet Session
We are pleased to announce that the banquet session presentation will be
given by Thomas Schelling, 2011 Herbert A. Simon Award winner. Professor
Schelling will be honored for his lifelong contributions to complex
systems. He will speak on:

Why, in Thirty Years, No Nuclear Terrorism?

If you would like to attend a very special dinner preceding the talk,
please register as soon as possible at
http://www.necsi.edu/events/iccs2011/banquet.php. Seating for the banquet
dinner is limited. The award session and presentation is open to all
conference attendees.
New England Complex Systems Institute
238 Main Street Suite 319
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-547-4100
Fax: 617-661-7711


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From R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk Wed Jun 15 11:18:13 2011
From: R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk (Ball, Robin)
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 11:18:13 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: [soft-matter] CMMP11 - Computer
Simulation
      in Soft Matter
Message-ID:
<8333E5CA259B0C459D8525454C5FD4CB02367E19@LAUREL.ads.warwick.ac.uk>




From: soft-matter-bounces at lists.leeds.ac.uk
[mailto:soft-matter-bounces at lists.leeds.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Andrei
Victorovich Zvelindovsky
Sent: 15 June 2011 01:30
To: soft-matter at lists.leeds.ac.uk
Cc: paola.carbone at manchester.ac.uk
Subject: [soft-matter] CMMP11 - Computer Simulation in Soft Matter



Dear Colleagues,

Could you please pass to your colleagues and in particular to students
and postdocs, that next CMMP11 conference (
Manchester) will have a special symposium "Computer Simulation in Soft
Matter"
co-organized by Paola Carbone from Manchester and myself.

https://www.eventsforce.net/iop/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=64380&even
tID=167&eventID=167
Best wishes,
Andrei



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From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Thu Jun 16 15:11:49 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:11:49 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 22-06-11: Bartek
      Waclaw (Imperial)
Message-ID: <4DFA0F25.70701@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,

next week's complexity forum we will be given by Bartek Waclaw
(Edinburgh). There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 22 June, Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Bartek Waclaw (Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex
Systems, University of Edinburgh)

Title: A dynamical phase transition in a model for evolution with
migration

Abstract:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed3021cceb01302d60bc406103

All are welcome.

Best,

Stefan

From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Tue Jun 21 17:15:26 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:15:26 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Reminder: Complexity Forum tomorrow
Message-ID: <4E00C39E.4020704@warwick.ac.uk>
Dear all,

the complexity forum tomorrow will be given by Bartek Waclaw
(Edinburgh). There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 22 June, Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Bartek Waclaw (Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex
Systems, University of Edinburgh)

Title: A dynamical phase transition in a model for evolution with
migration

Abstract:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed3021cceb01302d60bc406103

All are welcome.

Best,

Stefan

From R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk Wed Jun 22 16:10:12 2011
From: R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk (Robert MacKay)
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:10:12 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: [Cosydy] CICADA One Day Symposium on
15/7/11
References: <D7C109AFB0678245AE364AEBDBA2027207B47E@MBXP02.ds.man.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <9814A3C2-4108-40FE-93C1-65D1CFB11B2A@warwick.ac.uk>



Begin forwarded message:

> From: Helen Harper <helen.harper at manchester.ac.uk>
> Date: 21 June 2011 08:32:24 GMT+01:00
> To: "cosydy at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk" <cosydy at
listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>
> Subject: [Cosydy] CICADA One Day Symposium on 15/7/11
>
> Hi
>
> Please can you advertise the attached event. One of the members, John
Brooke, thought it might be of interest to some people.
>
> Many thanks
> Helen
>
> Mrs Helen E Harper
>   CICADA Project Manager
>   School of Mathematics
>   University of Manchester
>   Oxford Road
>   Manchester
>   M13 9PL
>
>   tel: 0161 275 5856
>   fax: 0161 306 3669
>
>   Please note: I work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
>
>   _______________________________________________
>   Cosydy mailing list
>   Cosydy at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk
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Prof R.S.MacKay FRS FInstP FIMA, go.warwick.ac.uk/rsmackay
Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research and Centre for
Complexity Science
B2.05 Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,
U.K.
phone +44: 24 765 22218, FAX 24182 R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk

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From R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk Thu Jun 23 09:25:38 2011
From: R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk (Robert MacKay)
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:25:38 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] From Chaos to Complexity
Message-ID: <84EBCB1E-275C-4D59-AF87-8E3FA1801804@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear All,

 From lunchtime on Weds 6 to the evening of Friday 8 July we will hold
a workshop in Mathematics called "From Chaos to Complexity". It is
the finale of the follow-up year for our Symposium on "The Mathematics
of Complexity Science and Systems Biology" and includes a celebration
of the 30th anniversary of the famous Les Houches school on "Chaotic
behaviour of deterministic systems".

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/2009_2010/symposi
um/fcc/

You are all very welcome to join in. If you'd like to eat at some of
the buffets, please register so we have accurate numbers for
catering. If you'd just like to drop in to some talks, no need to
register (though let us know so we catch some idea of numbers in case
it means we need to ask to move to a larger room). We're limiting the
Thursday and Friday dinners to invited speakers and accompanying
persons, but can relax this for special cases, so let us know if you
are especially keen on attending one or other.

Best wishes, Robert and Claude

Prof R.S.MacKay FRS FInstP FIMA, go.warwick.ac.uk/rsmackay
Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research and Centre for
Complexity Science
B2.05 Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,
U.K.
phone +44: 24 765 22218, FAX 24182, R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk

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From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Mon Jun 27 14:07:51 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:07:51 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: DIMAP seminar this week
Message-ID: <4E0880A7.6020204@warwick.ac.uk>

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:    DIMAP seminar this week
Date:       Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:37:02 +0100
From:       Lozin, Vadim <V.Lozin at warwick.ac.uk>
To:   <dimapseminar at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk>



Dear All,
This week we again have two DIMAP seminars.
Titles/abstracts follow.

Konstantinos Panagiotou <http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/%7Ekpanagio/>
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
16:00, MS.05

Ultra-Fast Rumor Spreading in Models of Real-World Networks

In this talk an analysis of the popular push-pull protocol for spreading
a rumor on networks will be presented. Initially, a single node knows of
a rumor. In each succeeding round, every node chooses a random neighbor,
and the two nodes share the rumor if one of them is already aware of it.
We present the first theoretical analysis of this protocol on two models
of random graphs that have a power law degree distribution with an
arbitrary exponent ? > 2. In particular, we study preferential
attachment graphs and random graphs with a given expected degree
sequence.

The main findings reveal a striking dichotomy in the performance of the
protocol that depends on the exponent of the power law. More
specifically, we show that if 2 < ? < 3, then the rumor spreads to
almost all nodes in ?(loglog n) rounds with high probability. This is
exponentially faster than all previously known upper bounds for the
push-pull protocol established for various classes of networks. On the
other hand, if ? > 3, then ?(log n) rounds are necessary.

I will also discuss the asynchronous version of the push-pull protocol,
where the nodes do not operate in rounds, but exchange information
according to a Poisson process with rate 1. Surprisingly, if 2 < ? < 3,
the rumor spreads even in constant time, which is much smaller than the
typical distance of two nodes.

This is joint work with N. Fountoulakis, T. Sauerwald.

*Maxim Sviridenko*, IBM T.J. Watson Research

Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 16:00, MS.05

New and Old Algorithms for Matroid and Submodular Optimization

Many practical problems can be formulated in the language of matroids
and submodular functions. Objective functions of many optimization
problems are submodular. Such functions also model "economies of scale"
and "law of diminishing returns" in a natural way. We study the problem
of maximizing a submodular function subject to k matroid constraints. We
show how our analytic framework can be adapted for various types of
submodular functions such as symmetric, monotone or linear. We show that
the local search algorithm has performance guarantee of roughly 2/k for
the matroid hypergraph matching problem where k is the size of the
largest hyperedge. In the end of the talk, we will discuss randomized
rounding algorithms for matroid intersection and matroid base polytops
with additional constraints (or objectives) that can be represented as
polynomial constraints. While the measure concentration phenomenon is
well-studied in probability theory, the concentration of polynomial
functions of independent random variables is a relatively recent
development (Kim- Vu (2000)). Our randomized rounding is inherently
dependent, so we need to prove our own concentration inequalities for
such processes. We will discuss multiple applications of such
concentration bounds in optimization.
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From m.s.turner at warwick.ac.uk Thu Jun 30 09:21:16 2011
From: m.s.turner at warwick.ac.uk (Matthew Turner)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:21:16 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Seminar
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.4.44.1106291403510.26173-
100000@mimosa.csv.warwick.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <CA31F08C.9CBE%m.s.turner@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear All,

A one-off seminar

Title: Solution of quasispecies models using spin coherent state

Will be given by Mark Ancliff, Catholic University of Korea in Bucheon
at 13.00 next Tuesday, 5th July, in the Complexity seminar room D1.07.
All
welcome!

Abstract:
Quasispecies models describe the evolution of an asexually reproducing
population subject to random mutation and selection. Individuals are
labelled by a DNA-like string of letters of a fixed length N, and the
population is described by a distribution function on the set of possible
strings. Quasispecies models are a popular starting point for theoretical
studies of molecular evolution, and have recently been applied to studies
of
virus-immune system interactions, evolution in changing environments, and
extended to include sexual reproduction.

Two of the most commonly studied quasispecies models can be mapped onto a
quantum spin system similar to the one-dimensional quantum Ising model,
which allows the application of several techniques from statistical
physics.
Here I present a new method for calculating the dynamics and equilibrium
population distribution in these quasispecies models by constructing a
spin
coherent-state path integral representation of the evolution operator. In
the large N limit a semi-classical approximation gives a description in
terms of a classical Hamiltonian function on a sphere. Using this method
I
will present several new results relevant to biological systems including
evolution of the mutation rate, adaptation in changing environments, and
a
model of escape from adaptive conflict.

Sandwiches should be available in the Complexity Common Room area before
the
talk from around 12:30.
For further information please contact
Nick d'Ambumenil N.d-Ambrumenil at warwick.ac.uk
or
Matthew Turner M.S.Turner at warwick.ac.uk



From markus_a_k at me.com Thu Jul 14 07:16:38 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 08:16:38 +0200
Subject: [complexity-forum] PhD/PostDoc positions
Message-ID: <D97E2C55-7F03-40E7-B181-3D4DE82354A9@me.com>



Two visiting research positions for PhD Students or PostDocs open at the
International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG)
The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) - a joint
initiative of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Fondazione
Giorgio Cini - encourages to submit applications for two six-month
visiting research positions for Phd Students or PostDocs. Research
activities will be carried out in ICCG?s offices, based on the Island of
San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy.

ICCG research is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach,
gathering experts in different fields such as policy, history,
architecture, natural sciences. The crucial common denominator is the
focus on the integration of the social, political, cultural and economic
dimensions of climate change.

The successful applicants will work with the ICCG team on the following
aspects of climate change governance:

the role of existing institutions and the definition of alternative
models of governance for the control of climate change;
the international negotiation process towards the building of a post-2012
climate agreement;
the evolution of different domestic interests and their influence in
shaping international climate policy;
best practices for public private partnerships to tackle climate change;
the interrelationships between climate change and urban development.
During the visiting period, the researchers are also expected to
contribute to the development of two observatories devoted to i) the
mapping of the climate change think tanks worldwide and ii) the mapping
and showcasing of the best practices (new technologies, scientific
articles or publications, political actions, local or international
decisions, business initiatives, discoveries, cultural initiatives,
events) for tackling climate change.

ICCG offers a truly international and interdisciplinary workplace. The
strong ties with a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in
the analysis of climate change issues under different perspectives allows
a continuous fruitful exchange of experiences. A full range of the ICCG
activities is available at http://www.iccgov.org.

The successful candidates are expected to begin their research stay in
October 2011.
They will be granted a EUR 1000/month gross salary and will be lodged in
the prestigious Vittore Branca Residence of Fondazione Giorgio Cini, on
the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, for six months.

Requirements
The candidates are expected to have sound knowledge in climate policy and
should be PhD students or have finished their PhD in
environmental/ecological economics or environmental sciences with focus
on climate adaptation measures and policies. A multidisciplinary
background is welcome. Long standing research experience (>4 years) can
substitute the PhD degree. An excellent command of written and spoken
English is essential for this position. Knowledge of Italian language is
not required.

Application
Applicants should send the following documents to info at iccgov.org:

a research project within the ICCG research fields (min. 1000 words);
a letter with the applicant?s motivation;
a detailed curriculum vitae with a full list of publications.
ICCG will begin considering candidates in July 2011 and will continue
until the positions are filled.




a joint initiative of




International Center for Climate Governance
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy
Phone: +39 041 2700411- Fax: +39 041 2700413
info at iccgov.org - www.iccgov.org

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From T.A.House at warwick.ac.uk Thu Aug 18 13:15:46 2011
From: T.A.House at warwick.ac.uk (Thomas House)
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:15:46 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [complexity-forum] Advance notice of complexity-relevant speaker
Message-ID:
<alpine.OSX.1.10.1108181314510.14923@hill60.bio.warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,

Please see below for details of two pedagodical talks organised with help
from
the Roberts fund. All welcome - please circulate to anyone who may be
interested.

Best,
Thomas.


*************************************************************************
*******
Title: Pervasive High Performance Computing Meets Network Epidemiology
*************************************************************************
*******

Speaker: Madhav Marathe, Dept. of Computer Science and Network Dynamics
and
Simulation Science Laboratory, Virginia Bio-Informatics Institute,
Virginia Tech

Time: 10-11am and 11.30-12.30am, Friday 9 September

Location: MS.01, Zeeman Building.

Abstract:
Human behavior, social networks, and the spread of infectious disease are
closely intertwined. The ordinary behavior and daily activities of
individuals
create varied and dense social interactions that are characteristic of
modern
urban societies, and provide a perfect fabric for rapid, uncontrolled
disease
propagation. Individual's changing behavior in response to public
policies and
their evolving perception of how a crises is unfolding as a result of
disease
outbreak can dramatically alter normally stable social interactions.
Effective
planning and response strategies must take these complicated interactions
into
account.

Recent quantitative changes in high performance pervasive computing have
created new opportunities for collecting, integrating, analyzing and
accessing
information about evolving social interactions. The advances in network
and
information science that build on this new capability provide entirely
new ways
for reasoning and controlling epidemics.

This two part talk will describe our efforts to build high performance
computing oriented decision-support environments to support planning and
response in the event of epidemics. Individual and collective behavioral
adaptation is critical in these systems and will be highlighted via
illustrative case studies.

Relevant papers:
http://www.scidacreview.org/0903/pdf/maranthe.pdf
http://influenza.vbi.vt.edu/pdfs/publications/barrett-2006-ams-dimacs-
70.pdf
http://influenza.vbi.vt.edu/pdfs/publications/barrett-2009-acm-
23ics09.pdf
http://influenza.vbi.vt.edu/pdfs/publications/barrett-2004-nature-
v429.pdf

*************************************************************************
*******


=================================================================
Warwick Mathematics Institute (and School of Life Sciences)
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.   Tel: +44 24 7615 0862
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/people/staff/thomas_house

From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Sep 5 14:27:32 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 14:27:32 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 07-09-11: Miguel
 Pineda (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQKa3p9MR6iXwuH_PraRz6SOob6s74snaTD1OC-
WiBtELA@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week, we have an out-of-term complexity forum given by Miguel
Pineda (Bruxelles) . We will not have the usual pre-seminar lunch
since many people are not around at the moment. Hopefully this will
not discourage those of you who are around from coming to the
seminar...

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 07 September., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Miguel Pineda (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

Title:    Diffusing opinions in bounded confidence processes

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed31d21bc80131e34d54770aef

All are welcome.

Best,

From T.A.House at warwick.ac.uk Wed Sep 7 21:00:13 2011
From: T.A.House at warwick.ac.uk (Thomas House)
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 21:00:13 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [complexity-forum] Talk on Friday (reminder)
Message-ID: <alpine.OSX.1.10.1109072058480.896@hill60.bio.warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,

Please see below details for Friday's complexity-relevant talks.

Best,
Thomas.


*************************************************************************
*******
Title: Pervasive High Performance Computing Meets Network Epidemiology
*************************************************************************
*******

Speaker: Madhav Marathe, Dept. of Computer Science and Network Dynamics
and
Simulation Science Laboratory, Virginia Bio-Informatics Institute,
Virginia Tech

Time: 10-11am and 11.30-12.30am, Friday 9 September
Location: MS.01, Zeeman Building.

Abstract:
Human behavior, social networks, and the spread of infectious disease are
closely intertwined. The ordinary behavior and daily activities of
individuals
create varied and dense social interactions that are characteristic of
modern
urban societies, and provide a perfect fabric for rapid, uncontrolled
disease
propagation. Individual's changing behavior in response to public
policies and
their evolving perception of how a crises is unfolding as a result of
disease
outbreak can dramatically alter normally stable social interactions.
Effective
planning and response strategies must take these complicated interactions
into
account.

Recent quantitative changes in high performance pervasive computing have
created new opportunities for collecting, integrating, analyzing and
accessing
information about evolving social interactions. The advances in network
and
information science that build on this new capability provide entirely
new ways
for reasoning and controlling epidemics.

This two part talk will describe our efforts to build high performance
computing oriented decision-support environments to support planning and
response in the event of epidemics. Individual and collective behavioral
adaptation is critical in these systems and will be highlighted via
illustrative case studies.

Relevant papers:
http://www.scidacreview.org/0903/pdf/maranthe.pdf
http://influenza.vbi.vt.edu/pdfs/publications/barrett-2006-ams-dimacs-
70.pdf
http://influenza.vbi.vt.edu/pdfs/publications/barrett-2009-acm-
23ics09.pdf
http://influenza.vbi.vt.edu/pdfs/publications/barrett-2004-nature-
v429.pdf

*************************************************************************
*******


From s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com Mon Oct 10 17:25:57 2011
From: s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 17:25:57 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Stat Mech seminar on Wednesday
Message-ID: <4E931C95.9080504@warwick.ac.uk>
Dear all,
this week's Stat Mech seminar might be interesting to some of you
(details below). In general, I will not send announcements to the
complexity list since for most of you these talks are probably too
mathematical. If you are interested in receiving seminar reminders in
stat mech/applied probability in the future, please subscribe to the
probability at warwick mailing list:
http://listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/probability
Best wishes,
Stefan



Dear All,

We have a joint stochastic analysis/statistical mechanics seminar this
Wednesday (12.10.2011), 4pm in B3.02.

Speaker: Ben Graham (Warwick).

Metastability in the dilute Ising model

Consider Glauber dynamic for the Ising model on the hypercubic lattice
with a positive magnetic field. Starting from the minus configuration,
the system initially settles into a metastable state with negative
magnetization. Slowly the system relaxes to a stable state with positive
magnetization. Schonmann and Shlosman showed that in the two dimensional
case the relaxation time is a simple function of the energy required to
create a critical Wulff droplet. The dilute Ising model is obtained from
the regular Ising model by deleting a fraction of the edges of the
underlying graph. This produces a catalyst effect. Even an arbitrarily
small dilution can dramatically reduce the relaxation time. Joint work
with Thierry Bodineau and Marc Wouts.

Best regards!
Stefan

From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Tue Oct 11 22:15:50 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:15:50 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 12-10-11: Mike
      Tildesley (Warwick)
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQLiezcjGGn-
i2K3_UGPfzZwAPHECWePSisJw5zGCmCxeg@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Mike Tildesley (Warwick)
.
There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the complexity
common
room for seminar attendees.
Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 12 Oct., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Mike Tildesley (Warwick Mathematics Institute and Centre for
Complexity Science)

Title: Modelling disease spread and targeting interventions in the
absence
of perfect data

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed314c721b01316bb558185f2a

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Thu Oct 13 08:23:00 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:23:00 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd:Prof. Ton Coolen: Counting and generating
 tailored random graphs, Thursday, October 13th 2011. 4pm, CS1.01
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQLyNbKyOtKSqOL_gSQ849GJY-kibCSfO8RJNKj-
oHjKug@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

the talk below in Computer Science this afternoon may be of interest to
some
of you.

Best,

Colm

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Luo, Jamie <J.X.Luo at warwick.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 11:39 AM
Subject: RE: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 12-10-11:
MikeTildesley (Warwick)
To: "Connaughton, Colm" <C.P.Connaughton at warwick.ac.uk>


 Hi Colm
In relation to advertising the talk by Prof. Ton Coolen we discussed
earlier
in the year here are the details:

 http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/events/departmentseminars/

  *Ton
Coolen*<https://mywebmail.warwick.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://
www.mth.kcl.ac.uk/%7Etcoolen/>
*, King's College London
*
  Counting and generating tailored random graphs

*Thursday, October 13th 2011. 4pm, CS1.01*
Abstract

Ensembles of tailored random graphs with controlled topological
properties
are a natural and rigorous language for describing biological networks.
They
suggest precise definitions of structural features, allow us to classify
networks and obtain precise (dis)similarity measures, provide `null
models'
for hypothesis testing, and can serve as efficient proxies for real
networks
in process modelling. Mathematically and computationally, the key
questions
are (i) how to calculate the Shannon entropy of tailored random graphs
analytically (giving the effective number of graphs with given imposed
topological features) and (ii) how to generate such graphs numerically,
with
any specified probability distribution. Surprisingly, most algorithms
used
in the past for generating complex graphs are biased, rendering many
studies
on biological networks meaningless. We show how both problems can be
solved
exactly, using information-theoretic and statistical mechanical tools.

 Kind Regards

Jamie Xiaoqiu Luo

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/people/students200
7/jamieluo/<https://mywebmail.warwick.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=htt
p://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/people/students2007/j
amieluo/>

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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Oct 17 06:21:32 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 06:21:32 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 19-10-11: Gareth
      Alexander (Warwick)
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQKO3X85PHLvK+su-
CFt0SscFFmY5Q2Zo_MtHJ_UOhOfUA@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Gareth Alexander
(Warwick)
. There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the complexity
common
room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 19 Oct., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Gareth Alexander (Warwick Physics Department and Centre for
Complexity Science)

Title:   Self-diffusiophoresis in the advection dominated regime

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed314c721b01316bb558195f2d

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm
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From M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk Mon Oct 17 12:05:41 2011
From: M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:05:41 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] 17th Coalition Theory Network Workshop
Message-ID: <3366F42C-D2BD-4448-B073-864920B7EC3C@warwick.ac.uk>

REMINDER - ONE MONTH LEFT

17th Coalition Theory Network Workshop
Paris, France, 3-4 February 2012
http://ces.univ-paris1.fr/CTN17.htm
http://www.feem.it/ctn
Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne (CES,
http://centredeconomiesorbonne.univ-paris1.fr/)
  of the Universit? Paris 1 Panth?on-Sorbonne will be organizing the
17th Coalition Theory Network Workshop (CTN17) in Paris, France, on
February 3-4, 2012. We cordially invite you to attend CTN17. The
Workshop will present the state of the art of theoretical,
experimental and empirical research in: Coalition formation; Network
formation; Matching, with particular focus on financial networks. This
theme, being closely related to current economic problems, and
consequently containing topics of importance, has not been emphasized
in the previous CTN workshops.

The format of CTN17: we will have a two-day workshop with one session
at a time (no parallel sessions), which will allow participants to
follow all presentations of the meeting, and speakers to have time to
introduce and present their recent work in detail.

Invited speakers:
Franklin ALLEN (University of Pennsylvania);
Rajiv VOHRA (Brown University);
Yves ZENOU (Stockholm University).


Submission

The workshop solicits papers in economics, in the field of coalition,
network and matching theory. Papers on financial networks are
particularly welcome. We also invite economists not affiliated with
the CTN network to submit their papers. Please note that the workshop
will have one session at a time (no parallel sessions), and
consequently the number of speakers will be very limited.

Papers can only be submitted at ctn2012 at univ-paris1.fr

Each participant may submit at most one paper.
The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2011. The submitters will
be notified about the status of their submissions by December 12, 2011.


Registration

In CTN tradition speakers and other registered participants will not
be required to pay a participation fee, but the number of participants
will be limited.
Registration should be made at http://ces.univ-paris1.fr/CTN17/CTN-
registration.htm
.


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From M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk Wed Oct 19 15:53:35 2011
From: M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:53:35 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Visualizing Information in Complex
Environments
Message-ID: <B17B3EAD-94F2-4AA6-9EB0-5E62855FEC68@warwick.ac.uk>

Visualizing Information in Complex Environments: a call for ideas from
young scientists

ASSYST ? FuturICT Workshop

Turin, November 17-18, 2011

The meeting offers the opportunity for students and young researchers
to show in a poster session their work and ideas about the role of
information visualization in the areas of communication, managing
urban environments and data exploration. Contributions showing
applications of openly available data will be highly welcome.

Accepted contributions will be published on the conference website and
on the website of Complex Systems Society Young Researchers Committee
http://cssociety.org/YoCo
.

The three best presentations at the poster sessions for one master
student, one PhD student and one postdoc, will be invited to present
their working progress since Turin meeting in the next YRS satellite
meeting in ECCS?12 (The European Conference on Complex Systems
www.eccs2012.eu
) in Brussels. This will include having their conference fee paid and
a contribution towards travel and subsistence.

Please submit, a 2 page summary (according to the attached template)
and contact Giuseppe Futia, giuseppe.futia at gmail.com, for the
presentation details and how to register. Some financial support to
attend the meeting is available for young people coming from outside
Piedmont.

For information about the financial support contact the ASSYST
Scientific Administrator, Dr Jane Bromley, j.m.bromley at open.ac.uk.

The winners will be contacted by David Rodrigues and Larisa Mihoreanu,
in charge of the CSS Young Researchers Committee, in order to be
invited to the ECCS?12.

Registration will close on November 11.

Early registration is highly recommended as the number of presentation
slots is limited.

Please the visit Workshop Website for more details!
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Wed Oct 19 19:37:22 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:37:22 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] MIR@W Day: "Mathematics of Natural
Catastrophes"
      next Monday October 24
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQKK5Q_XRJpS-
vfEGx3_Fjk422xLX5pGPa5vD41gHyLPDg@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

our first MIR at W day of the year will be next Monday, October 24, and
may be
of interest to many of you:

"The Mathematics of Natural Catastrophes"

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/matnatcat/

All talks will be in B3.02. Hope to see many of you there.

Best,

Colm

For your information, several of the upcoming MIR at W days this term
will be
of interest to Complexity (full details can be found at
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/):

24 October 2011
The Mathematics of Natural Catastrophes

<http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/matnatcat/>O
rganisers:
Robert Kerr (Warwick), Christian Franzke (British Antartic Survey)

7 November 2011
Media and
Motion<http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/masdoc
711/>

11 November 2011
Option Pricing in Financial
Markets<http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/masdo
c2811/>

14 November 2011
Rogue Waves and Strong Nonlinearity in Wave Turbulence
<http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/roguewaves/>
Organisers:
Sergey Nazarenko (Warwick), Colm Connaughton (Warwick)

21 November 2011
The Mathematics of Multiscale
Materials<http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/mas
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From R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk Thu Oct 20 08:56:59 2011
From: R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk (Robert MacKay)
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 08:56:59 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] EMMC M2 projects
Message-ID: <DA3D0375-D6BB-4263-BBEE-1F3CDE8B112F@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear Associates of the Centre for Complexity Science,

This year we have for the first time six research students in the
second year (M2) of an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Complex
Systems Science. They will complete their studies by doing an MSc
project running from January/February to June/July. The M2 project is
longer and starts earlier than the usual mini-projects in the
Complexity DTC, counts for 60 CATS rather than 42 and should be
considered comparable to an MSc dissertation. We hope to arrange a
project for each of them by the end of this term.

We have encouraged the students to take a look at projects from
previous years and to contact potential supervisors they are
interested in working with. In case you are contacted, it would be
great if you could support our students by having a chat with them,
and suggesting alternative supervisors in case you are not able to
take them on yourself.

Except for the longer length and earlier start, the format and
assessment is the same as for the usual Complexity Science DTC
miniprojects for which you can find information here:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/curriculum/minipro
jects/

Another difference is that the students are not funded to stay on for
PhD at this stage, so there is no preference for a project that could
lead on to a PhD (though some may be exploring ways of staying on for
a PhD).

If you think it is helpful, we are very happy to have a core
complexity staff member to co-supervise the student, who among other
things will make sure that all formalities are taken care of.

If you have questions or suggestions, let us know.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Robert MacKay (Director) and
Stefan Grosskinsky (MSc Projects coordinator)

Prof R.S.MacKay FRS FInstP FIMA, go.warwick.ac.uk/rsmackay
Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research and Centre for
Complexity Science
B2.05 Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,
U.K.
phone +44: 24 765 22218, FAX 24182, R.S.MacKay at warwick.ac.uk

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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Fri Oct 21 08:13:54 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:13:54 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] fw: Topics in Control Conference,
      30 Nov - 2 Dec 2011
Message-ID:
<CAHQOuQ+iV7Vpupf6ygta+oNtkB0CLAnPCnVj0gX2Bh5bYDcsEw@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

the upcoming control theory workshop in maths organised by Kody Law might
be
of interest to some of you.

Please note that Kody has asked that people planning to attend register
soon
for the purposes of organising catering.

Best,

Colm

---------- Forwarded message ----------
-----Original Message-----
From: Kody J.H. Law [mailto:kodylaw at gmail.com]
Sent: 20 October 2011 14:54
To: Anderson, Annette
Cc: maths-staff at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk;
maths-visitors at listserv.csv.warwick.ac.uk; staff at
stats.warwick.ac.uk
Subject: Re: maths-staff: Topics in Control Conference, 30 Nov - 2 Dec
2011

Dear All,

Information for this workshop is available on the website (and abridged
version below)

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/2011-2012/tic/

If you think you will go, then please register asap, so we have an idea
of
numbers for catering.

Please also forward this to relevant people who might be interested.

Thanks,
Kody


EPSRC Workshop: Topics in Control. University of Warwick, UK November 30
-
December 2, 2011

List of Invited Speakers:
Stefan Ankirchner (HCM, Bonn, Germany),
Nick Bingham (Imperial College, UK),
Jochen Broecker (Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany), Marta D'Elia
(Emory University, Georgia, USA), Boualem Djehiche (KTH, Stockholm,
Sweden),
Olivier Gueant (Universit? Paris-Diderot, Paris, France), Astrid Hilbert
(Linnaeus University, Vaexjoe, Sweden), Minyi Huang (Carleton University,
Ottawa, Canada), Peter Imkeller (Humboldt-Universit?t zu Berlin,
Germany),
Saul Jacka (University of Warwick, UK), Vassili Kolokoltsov (University
of
Warwick, UK), Adam Ostaszewski (LSE, UK), Ilya Pavlyukevich
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universit?t, Jena, Germany), Alexei B. Piunovskiyv
(Liverpool University, UK), Amol Sasane (LSE, UK), Jiang Lun Wu (Swansea
Universtiy, UK), Tusheng Zhang (Manchester University, UK)

Information: Dr. Kody J H Law, k.j.h.law at warwick.ac.uk or Dr. Wei
Yang,
Wei.Yang at warwick.ac.uk

See also
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/2011-2012/tic/
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Oct 24 06:31:36 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 06:31:36 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum 12:00 Wednesday 26-10-11:
Tim
      Rogers (Manchester)
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQJby0TbTFA1iDA+h7r=fud1PQQoVmF5-
JGm1zE1Sd23gg@mail.gmail.com>
Dear all,

this week's complexity forum will be given by Tim Rogers (Manchester) .
Please note the unusual starting time of 12:00. Our usual sandwich lunch
for
seminar attendees will be afterwards at 13:00 in the complexity common
room.
The change in time is to avoid conflict with the applied mathematics
seminar
at 14:00 which will be of interest to the majority of regular complexity
seminar attendees.

Here are the details of both seminars:

Complexity Forum

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 26 Oct., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Tim Rogers (Physics Department, University of Manchester)

Title:   Jamming and pattern formation in models of social segregation

Abstract:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed314c721b01316bb558195f30

Applied mathematics seminar

Time and place: 14:00, Wednesday 26 Oct., Zeeman B3.03

Speaker: Peter Grindrod (Reading)

Title:   *Mathematical Modelling for New Media and Communications*


All are welcome.

Best,

Colm
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Oct 24 06:39:17 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 06:39:17 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] Reminder: MIR@W Day today : "Mathematics of
      Natural Catastrophes"
Message-ID:
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Dear all,

this is a reminder about the MIR at W day this afternoon:

"The Mathematics of Natural Catastrophes"
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/matnatcat/

The talks will be in B3.02 starting at 13:00 and all are welcome.

Best,

Colm
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From R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk Fri Oct 28 09:55:36 2011
From: R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk (Ball, Robin)
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:55:36 +0100
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: Edinburgh Workshop on Non-equilibrium
      Physics and ASEPs - 2nd announcement
Message-ID:
<F6D8BCEA175741408BA167DD6F73CE0805546A3E@LAUREL.ads.warwick.ac.uk>

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Weston [mailto:R.A.Weston at hw.ac.uk]
Sent: 28 October 2011 09:28
To: Subject: Edinburgh Workshop on Non-equilibrium Physics and ASEPs -
2nd announcement

We would be grateful if you could pass this on to interested colleagues.
If you would like to come, please register as soon as possible and
certainly before the
NOVEMBER 10th deadline.



************************************************************************

A Workshop on Non-equilibrium Physics and Asymmetric Exclusion Processes

************************************************************************

International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh

December 8-9th, 2011

-- Purpose:

This IoP Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Group (MTPG) meeting
will bring the UK and EU communities working on non-equilibrium
physics and ASEPs together with those with expertise in mathematical
physics, condensed matter, representation theory and combinatorics.
-- Organisers:

Yang Chen, Patrick Dorey, Clare Dunning, Uwe Grimm, Christian Korff,
Ian Moss, Nick Proukakis, Anne Taormina, Robert Weston


-- Invited Speakers:

Fabian Essler (Oxford)

Martin Evans (Edinburgh)

Thomas Gasenzer (Heidelberg)

Des Johnston (Heriot-Watt)

Kirone Mallick (Saclay)

Pierre van Moerbeke (Louvain-la-Neuve)


-- Arrangements:

The meeting will run from 13:30 on Thursday, December 8th to 17:00 on
Friday, December 9th, and will take place at the new building of the
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences at 15 South College
Street in Edinburgh. There will be a registration fee of ?35 (?15 for
MTPG members, ?20 for postdocs, ?15 for students, ?0 for student MTPG
members). This fee will cover coffee and tea and Friday lunch. The
AGM of the MTPG will take place at 12:00 on Thursday 8th and members are
encouraged to attend.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 10th, 2011

--Web Page:

Further details and a registration form   are available at
http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/~robertw/NEP11/

*************************************************************************
************************

--
Robert Weston, Dept of Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University,
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK.
Email: R.A.Weston at hw.ac.uk WWW: http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/~robertw
Tel: 44-131-451-3006 Fax: 44-131-451-3249




From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com   Sun Oct 30 20:17:45 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 20:17:45 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 02-11-11:
Alexandros
      Karlis (Athens)
Message-ID:
<CAHQOuQJOzZxM14JUM2ihwp=nQZiASQsAM5aS_1=9B55s2=jzEA@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Alexandros Karlis
(Athens)
. There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the complexity
common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 02 Nov., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Alexandros Karlis (Athens)

Title: Properties of self-organized criticality in the driven Lorentz
channel due to synchronisation

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed314c721b01316bb558195f33

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm
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From y.timofeeva at warwick.ac.uk Mon Oct 31 09:19:21 2011
From: y.timofeeva at warwick.ac.uk (Yulia Timofeeva)
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:19:21 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] COMBI seminar: Quentin Caudron
Message-ID: <4EAE6819.5060105@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear all,

Quentin Caudron is giving the Computational Biology and Bioimaging
group's seminar this week. Please see below for more information.

Best wishes, Yulia.

----------------------------------------------------------------
When and where: 2 November (Wed) at 3pm, Complexity Seminar Room D1.07
Speaker: Quentin Caudron (Warwick Complexity DTC)

Title: Exploring Filtration Effects in Dendritic Morphology: a
Cable-Theoretic Approach

Abstract: Neural networks are powerful tools for computing, learning and
predicting. It is usually thought that it is the network's connectivity
that provides information-processing capability, and thus, modellers of
biological neural networks typically use simple point neuron models,
with no spatial extent. In reality, neurons are connected through
highly-branching processes called dendritic trees, whose geometry is
thought to affect the signal being communicated as if by a
spatiotemporal filter. In this talk, I aim to motivate the study of
dendritic filtering and discuss several approaches to solving cable
theory problems, with the objective of understanding what the filtration
properties of dendritic trees are, and where they come from -
morphology, topology, or connectivity.


--
__________________________________________
Dr Yulia Timofeeva
RCUK Academic Fellow

Department of Computer Science
and Centre for Complexity Science
Warwick, UK
Tel: 024 765 73786
http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~yulia/
__________________________________________


From markus_a_k at me.com Mon Oct 31 11:03:40 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:03:40 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] New England Complex Systems Institute Winter
      School
Message-ID: <86CBAC9C-DCFA-4ABD-83A2-6FB2D48D2F00@me.com>

New England Complex Systems Institute Winter School
Early Registration Deadline November 7
The dates of the program are as follows:

Jan. 2-6, 2012 / Complex Physical, Biological & Social Systems

Jan. 8, 2012 / Computer Programming and Complex Systems

Jan. 9-13, 2012 / Complex Systems Modeling and Networks

TARGET AUDIENCE
These courses are intended for faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral
fellows, professionals and others who would like to gain an understanding
of the fundamentals of complex systems, and develop methodological tools
for conducting research in their respective fields, or as a basis for
pursuing complex systems research.

The winter school offers two intensive week-long courses. The courses
consist of lectures, discussions, and supervised group projects. Though
the second week builds on material covered in the previous week, CX201 is
not a prerequisite for CX202. You may register for either or both weeks.
If desired, arrangements for credit at a home institution may be made in
advance.

See course descriptions below or online at:
http://necsi.edu/education/school.html

WEEK ONE
CX201: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems

Dates: January 2-6, 2012
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

This course offers an introduction to the essential concepts of complex
systems and related mathematical methods and simulation strategies with
application to physical, biological and social systems. The course will
particularly focus on the use of multiscale representations as a unifying
approach to complex systems concepts, methods and applications.

Concepts to be discussed include: emergence, complexity, networks, self-
organization, pattern formation, evolution, adaptation, fractals, chaos,
cooperation, competition, attractors, interdependence, scaling, dynamic
response, information, and function.

Methods to be discussed include: statistical methods, cellular automata,
agent-based modeling, pattern recognition, system representation and
informatics.

http://necsi.edu/education/school.html?action=wk1

LAB
CX102: Computer Programming and Complex Systems

Date: January 8, 2012
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

This course introduces computer programming in the Python language for
those with little or no computer programming experience. It is designed
as a precursor to CX202.

The course will present programming concepts and hands-on exercises.
Topics to be covered include: data structures, algorithms, variables and
assignments, numerical and logical operations, lists and dictionaries,
user-defined functions, flow control, loops, and visualization.

http://necsi.edu/education/school.html?action=lab

WEEK TWO
CX202: Complex Systems Modeling and Networks

Dates: January 9-13, 2012
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

This course provides (a) an introduction to building models of complex
systems (physical, biological, social and engineered), and (b) the study
of networks, including topologies and dynamics of real world networks.

The course will cover the basic construction and analysis of models
including identifying what is to be modeled, constructing a mathematical
representation, analysis tools and implementing and simulating the model
in a computer program. Particular attention will be paid to choosing the
right level of detail for the model, testing its robustness, and
discussing which questions a given model can or cannot answer.

The study of networks will introduce the use of network topologies and
the characterization of networks describing complex systems, including
such concepts as small worlds, degree distribution, diameter, clustering
coefficient, modules, and motifs. Different types of network topologies
and network behaviors that model aspects of real complex systems will be
described including: modular, sparse, random, scale-free, influence,
transport, transformation, and structure.

NOTE: Students without a background in programming are strongly
recommended to attend CX102: Computer Programming and Complex Systems in
conjunction with CX202.

http://necsi.edu/education/school.html?action=wk2


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From markus_a_k at me.com Tue Nov 1 10:22:53 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 10:22:53 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] 4th International Interdisciplinary Chaos
 Symposium on Chaos and Complex Systems
Message-ID: <E6B23F23-2DAA-42E4-9AB6-86D76E0076BC@me.com>

>
>
>
> Apologies for cross-posting
>
>
>
> Dear Professor,
>
> Dear Colleague,
>
>
>
> We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to ?The 4th
International Interdisciplinary Chaos Symposium on Chaos and Complex
Systems? (CCS2012, http://www.ccs2012.org), to be held in Antalya,
Turkey, on April 29 ? May 02, 2012.
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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>
> The deadlines are the following:
>
>
>
> Early registration deadline : November 18, 2011
>
>
>
> Regular registration deadline     : March 30, 2012
>
> Abstract submission deadline    : March 30, 2012
>
> Authors? notifications                    : Within 1-2 weeks after the
receipt of abstract
>
> Symposium dates                            : April 29 to May 02, 2012
>
> Full text submission deadline     : June 01, 2012
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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>
> Free Shuttle Service is available from/to Antalya Airport to/from
Congress Hotel during main departure and main arrival dates.
>
>
>
> 29 APRIL 2012 ? Departures from Airport to Congress Hotel
>
> 08:00                     12:00                      16:00
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>
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> 02 MAY 2012 ? Departures from Congress Hotel to Airport
>
> 07:00                     12:00                      16:00
>
>
>
> Please book to guarantee your transfer.
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>
>
> If you have any questions after visiting the conference web page
(http://www.ccs2012.org), please email the secretariat at ccs2012 at
iku.edu.tr
>
>
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> Thank you for forwarding this information to those potentially
interested in making a submission.
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From P.A.Hancock at warwick.ac.uk Wed Nov 2 12:20:44 2011
From: P.A.Hancock at warwick.ac.uk (Penelope Hancock)
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 12:20:44 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Seminar Tuesday 8th November
Message-ID: <4484DDE0-A353-4010-9E75-027A288737F0@warwick.ac.uk>

***********Invited speaker Tuesday 8th November************

 2pm, Mathematics Department Room B3:03

 Speaker:   Rob Deardon (University of Guelph)

 Title: Latent-conditional individual-level models for infectious disease
modelling

Abstract : Individual-level models have previously been used to model the
spatiotemporal spread of infectious diseases. These models can
incorporate individual-level covariate information, to account for
population heterogeneity. However, incomplete or unreliable data is a
common problem in infectious disease modelling, and models that are
explicitly dependent on such information may not be robust to the
inherent uncertainties. In this investigation, we assess an adaptation to
a spatial individual-level model that incorporates a latent grouping
structure based on some trait heterogeneous in the population. The
resulting individual-level model is then only dependent upon a discrete
latent grouping variable, rather than precise covariate information. The
posterior predictive ability of this proposed model is tested through a
simulation study, that fits the model to epidemic data simulated under a
separate model that utilizes explicit covariate information. In addition,
the posterior predictive ability of the proposed individual-level model
is also compared to that of an individual-level model that assumes
population homogeneity. The application of these models to data from the
2001 UK foot-and-mouth disease epidemic is also explored. This study
demonstrates that the use of a discrete latent grouping variable is an
effective alternative to utilizing covariate information, particularly
when such information may be unreliable.
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From markus_a_k at me.com Wed Nov 2 17:03:19 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:03:19 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] =?windows-1252?q?ECCS=9212_first_call?=
Message-ID: <0E08F097-DD7A-497B-B3F3-AFD5131225A5@me.com>



(Please visit http://eccs2012.eu/ for more information)

The next European Conference on Complex Systems will take place at
Universit? Libre de Bruxelles, 3 to 7 September 2012. This annual event
is sponsored by the Complex Systems Society.

Call for organizing satellite meetings

ECCS?12 will be a major international conference and event in the area of
complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general. It will offer
unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude
of application areas. Two days of the conference, 5 and 6 September, are
reserved for satellite meetings, which will cover a broad range of
subjects on all aspects of Complex Systems, as reflected by the
conference tracks (appended below).

Applications to organize a satellite meeting can now be submitted via
email. Please visithttp://www.eccs2012.eu/satellites.php for further
information.

Prospective organizers are invited to submit an informal proposal (less
than 1000 words) by email tomailto:info at eccs2012.eu with subject line
'Satellite proposal'. In the message header, please specify the satellite
title, as well as the names and institutions of the members of the
organizing committee.
The proposal should include detailed information regarding the subjects
covered by the satellite meeting and their relevance to the conference
main tracks, relation to previous such meetings, duration of the meeting
(from 1/2 day to 2 days), a preliminary schedule (including a list of
invited speakers), paper selection standards, and a budget assessment.

Also bear in mind that all the participants to a satellite meeting must
be registered to the main conference.

The deadline for applications for satellite meetings is January 6 2012.
Official notification of acceptance will be sent on 4 February 2012 at
the latest.

Conference Main Tracks

1.    Foundations of Complex Systems (Emergence, self-organization,
nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics, mathematical modeling,
simulation)
2.    Complexity, Information and Computation (Natural computing,
computer networks, neural networks, linguistics, swarms and robots)
3.    Prediction, Policy and Planning, Environment (Decision making,
management, design, transport, energy and sustainability, climatic
change)
4.    Biological Complexity (Self-assembly, energy and information
transduction, nonlinear phenomena at the subcellular, cellular and
organismic levels, biological networks, cognitive processes, systems
biology, evolution, medicine and physiology)
5.    Interacting Populations, Collective Behavior (Collective choices,
flocking, ecology, epidemiology, demography)
6.    Social Systems, Economics and Finance (Psychology, game theory,
stock market, crises, epistemological aspects)


Key deadlines (provisional)

?      Nov   3, 2011--Jan 6, 2012: Call for satellites
?      Feb   4, 2012: Decision satellites
?      Jan   1--Mar 30, 2012: Call for abstracts (talks+posters)
?      Jan   1--Apr 30, 2012: Early registration
?      Jun   1, 2012: Decision papers and posters
?      May   1--Jul 31, 2012: Standard registration


For the organizing committee,


Thomas Gilbert                                               Gr?goire
Nicolis
(Conference Chair)                                        (Program Chair)

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From R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk Thu Nov 3 21:59:03 2011
From: R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk (Ball, Robin)
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 21:59:03 -0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: European Conference on Complex Systems
2012
      in Brussels--1st announcement and call for satellite meetings
Message-ID:
<F6D8BCEA175741408BA167DD6F73CE080561DA59@LAUREL.ads.warwick.ac.uk>




From: css at cssociety.org [mailto:css at cssociety.org]
Sent: 03 November 2011 10:01
To: Ball, Robin
Subject: European Conference on Complex Systems 2012 in Brussels--1st
announcement and call for satellite meetings



(Please visit http://eccs2012.eu/ for more information)

The next European Conference on Complex Systems will take place at
Universit? Libre de Bruxelles, 3 to 7 September 2012. This annual event
is sponsored by the Complex Systems Society.


Call for organizing satellite meetings


ECCS?12 will be a major international conference and event in the area of
complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general. It will offer
unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude
of application areas. Two days of the conference, 5 and 6 September, are
reserved for satellite meetings, which will cover a broad range of
subjects on all aspects of Complex Systems, as reflected by the
conference tracks (appended below).

Applications to organize a satellite meeting can now be submitted via
email. Please visit http://www.eccs2012.eu/satellites.php for further
information.

Prospective organizers are invited to submit an informal proposal (less
than 1000 words) by email to mailto:info at eccs2012.eu with subject line
'Satellite proposal'. In the message header, please specify the satellite
title, as well as the names and institutions of the members of the
organizing committee.

The proposal should include detailed information regarding the subjects
covered by the satellite meeting and their relevance to the conference
main tracks, relation to previous such meetings, duration of the meeting
(from 1/2 day to 2 days), a preliminary schedule (including a list of
invited speakers), paper selection standards, and a budget assessment.

Also bear in mind that all the participants to a satellite meeting must
be registered to the main conference.

The deadline for applications for satellite meetings is January 6 2012.
Official notification of acceptance will be sent on 4 February 2012 at
the latest.

Conference Main Tracks

1. Foundations of Complex Systems (Emergence, self-organization,
nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics, mathematical modeling,
simulation)

2. Complexity, Information and Computation (Natural computing, computer
networks, neural networks, linguistics, swarms and robots)

3. Prediction, Policy and Planning, Environment (Decision making,
management, design, transport, energy and sustainability, climatic
change)

4. Biological Complexity (Self-assembly, energy and information
transduction, nonlinear phenomena at the subcellular, cellular and
organismic levels, biological networks, cognitive processes, systems
biology, evolution, medicine and physiology)

5. Interacting Populations, Collective Behavior (Collective choices,
flocking, ecology, epidemiology, demography)

6. Social Systems, Economics and Finance (Psychology, game theory, stock
market, crises, epistemological aspects)

Key deadlines (provisional)

*    Nov   3, 2011--Jan 6, 2012: Call for satellites
*    Feb   4, 2012: Decision satellites
*    Jan   1--Mar 30, 2012: Call for abstracts (talks+posters)
*    Jan   1--Apr 30, 2012: Early registration
*    Jun   1, 2012: Decision papers and posters
*    May   1--Jul 31, 2012: Standard registration

Subscribe to the ECCS2012 mailing list by replying to this message!

For the organizing committee,
Thomas Gilbert (Conference Chair) and Gr?goire Nicolis (Program Chair)


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Your login is r.c.ball at warwick.ac.uk / If you lost your password,
visit:
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You can unsubscribe from this newsletter following this link:
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Fri Nov 4 09:09:54 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:09:54 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] MIR@W Days next week: "Media and Motion"
(Monday
 07 Nov) and "Option Pricing in Financial Markets" (Friday 11 Nov)
Message-ID:
<CAHQOuQ+FbJNNBtB1HKv3x6BqtqFzh_OS+f2THPTMczBMWcEH5Q@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

we have not one but two MIR at W days next week:

7 November 2011
Media and
Motion<http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/masdoc
711/>
Organisers: Dwight Barkley (maths) and Andreas Dedner (maths)
Programme:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/masdoc711/
Talks will be in B3.02 starting at 13:00.

11 November 2011
Option Pricing in Financial
Markets<http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/masdo
c2811/>
Organiser: Aleksandar Mijatovic (statistics)
Programme:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/masdoc2811/
Talks will be in MS 03 starting at 13:00.


All are welcome.

Best,

Colm
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Nov 7 08:16:51 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 08:16:51 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 09-11-11: Henrik
      Jensen (Imperial)
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQLoyaS7RQ2vu4aP=okpy=e0dKuY_-
Qo_rNeONvjgup7NQ@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Henrik Jensen (Imperial)
.
There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the complexity
common
room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 09 Nov., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Henrik Jensen (Imperial)

Title: Dynamics of complex systems: 1/f fluctuations, Self-organised
Criticality and Absorbing Phase Transitions in a Deterministic Lattice
Gas

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed314c721b01316bb558195f36

All are welcome.

Best,
Colm
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From S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk Tue Nov 8 17:25:59 2011
From: S.W.Grosskinsky at warwick.ac.uk (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 17:25:59 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Fwd: IDH Conference 17th November 2011
Warwick
In-Reply-To: <20925829.14931320765552358.JavaMail.tomcat@argentine>
References: <20925829.14931320765552358.JavaMail.tomcat@argentine>
Message-ID: <4EB96627.6040408@warwick.ac.uk>

You have probably seen this already, but just to make sure...
Best wishes,
Stefan


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Betreff:    IDH Conference 17th November 2011 Warwick
Datum:      Tue, 8 Nov 2011 15:19:12 +0000 (GMT)
Von: Julia.Hyde at warwick.ac.uk
An:   Julia.Hyde at warwick.ac.uk



Dear Colleague

*Only one week left to register
<http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/project/idhconferencepayment/>*
for the second international IDH conference on Thursday 17th November
2011 at the International Digital Laboratory, University of Warwick, UK
- *Digital Innovation and Technology for Patient Benefit.*

The objective of IDH2011 is to bring together healthcare academics,
practitioners, technologists and innovators to discuss advancements in
digital healthcare and technology centred on patient benefit. This event
will address how innovation and technology can translate into real
benefits for real patients.

We have an exciting programme
<http://www.idh.warwick.ac.uk/IDH/conference-programme.html> of speakers
including the following keynotes from a multidisciplinary community:

**Prof Heinz Wolff*, Emeritus Professor of Bioengineering at Brunel
University _/'The brain as a computer peripheral'/_

* *Dr Rich Fletcher*, Media Lab, MIT _/'The emerging impact of mobile
health'/_

And a featured talk from the International Digital Laboratory:
* *Prof Darek Ceglarek*, International Digital Laboratory,
Warwick_/**'Pathway variation analysis: System modelling and analysis to
reduce unwarranted variation in healthcare/_

Registration closes on 15th November so don't delay!    We hope you can
join us.

With warmest regards

Julia


Julia Hyde
Administrative Co-ordinator
Institute of Digital Healthcare
International Digital Laboratory
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL
+ 44 (0) 2476 151341

Come to IDH2011 17th November 2011 at the IDL Warwick
<http://www.idh.warwick.ac.uk/IDH/conference.html>

http://twitter.com/IDHwarwick

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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Fri Nov 11 09:52:14 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 09:52:14 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] MIR@W Day next week: "Rogue Waves and Strong
 Nonlinearity in Wave Turbulence" (Monday 14 Nov)
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQJb5FhUAb6O9steQxJmTcutZkRfz_bi+fWKsw-
4DGPRQw@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

we have yet another MIR at W Day next Monday:

14 November 2011
Rogue Waves and Strong Nonlinearity in Wave Turbulence

<http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/roguewaves/>
Organisers:
Sergey Nazarenko (Warwick), Colm Connaughton (Warwick)
Programme:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/roguewaves/

Talks will be in B3.02 starting at 12:00 with lunch at 13:00.

All are welcome.
Colm
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Nov 14 07:15:24 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:15:24 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 16-11-11: Jorn
Dunkel
 (Cambridge) - NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM: MS.03
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQ+0_m8GK12KD1O2OLEBurfGXweYqd0G_AFL-
0wiwo6oJg@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Jorn Dunkel (Cambridge)
.
There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:15 in the complexity
common
room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 16 Nov., Zeeman *MS.03*. *Note different
room*!

Speaker: J?rn Dunkel (DAMTP)

Title: Hydrodynamics of microorganisms - from individual to collective
swimming

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43923295d12d0132a9af546236aa

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm
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From markus_a_k at me.com Tue Nov 15 14:44:08 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:44:08 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] ECCS'11 Global Change Panel Discussion
available
      on video
Message-ID: <54D2E122-9CC1-448E-96D4-FE41135C8779@me.com>

Dear All,

we had during ECCS'12 at Vienna a panel discussion on global change. The
theme was 'ranking' i.e. can we rank
risks, global problems etc.?

A video is available at

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/knowledge/science/complexityscience

Best wishes, Markus


From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Sat Nov 19 11:29:27 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 11:29:27 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] MIR@W Day next week: "The Mathematics of
 Multiscale Materials" (Monday 21 Nov)
Message-ID: <CAHQOuQK6Vb1_P61mY-PeFR55KS-+WNBN18izFcxxpJwRzdyO-
w@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

we have yet another MIR at W Day next Monday:

21 November 2011
The Mathematics of Multiscale Materials
Organisers: Stefan Adams (Warwick), Christophe Ortner (Warwick)
Programme:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/miraw/days/masdoc2111/

Talks will be in B3.02 starting at 13:00 with lunch at 12:00 in the
mathematics institute common room.

All are welcome.

Colm
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From colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com Mon Nov 21 05:46:00 2011
From: colm.connaughton.warwick at gmail.com (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 05:46:00 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 23-11-11: Paul
      Chleboun (Warwick and Rome)
Message-ID:
<CAHQOuQJR5hz4gQWgQkgXsmjUnnAx9nZm0S4cyFEToe1b0QFNUw@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,
this week's complexity forum we will be given by Paul Chleboun (Warwick
and
Rome) . There will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the
complexity
common room for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 23 Nov., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Paul Chleboun (Warwick and Rome)

Title: Large deviations and metastability in condensing stochastic
particle systems

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/dtcsite/events/?calendarIt
em=094d43ed314c721b01316bb558195f3c

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm
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From s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com Tue Nov 22 14:21:35 2011
From: s.grosskinsky at googlemail.com (Stefan Grosskinsky)
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:21:35 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Statistical Mechanics Seminar, Thursday 2pm
MS.04
Message-ID: <4ECBAFEF.6030707@warwick.ac.uk>

Dear All,

We have a statistical mechanics seminar this Thursday (24.11.2011) at
2pm in MS.04.

Speaker: Martin Evans (University of Edinburgh)

Diffusion with Stochastic Resetting

The program for the rest of the term can be found on the web page
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/seminars/areas/st
at_mech/

Best regards,
Stefan
From markus_a_k at me.com Fri Nov 25 11:47:23 2011
From: markus_a_k at me.com (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:47:23 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] epsrc workshop
Message-ID: <0339D708-B205-4531-B3A2-88FB2035A1AF@me.com>

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From M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk Fri Nov 25 11:45:33 2011
From: M.A.Kirkilionis at warwick.ac.uk (Markus Kirkilionis)
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:45:33 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] NECSI Upcoming Events
Message-ID: <503C801E-1A53-4B29-9719-9D7DBD7AFC74@warwick.ac.uk>

NECSI Upcoming Events
NECSI and MIT/ESD Seminar
Olivier de Weck
Engineering Systems: Meeting Human Needs in a
Complex Technological World
Friday, December 2
12:30 to 2:00 PM
MIT Room 35-225
(map)

Host: Yaneer Bar-Yam Contact: Clare Froggatt

Register to attend

Engineering, for much of the twentieth century, was mainly about
artifacts and inventions. Now, it's increasingly about complex systems.
As the airplane taxis to the gate, you access the Internet and check
email with your PDA, linking the communication and transportation
systems. At home, you recharge your plug-in hybrid vehicle, linking
transportation to the electricity grid. Today's large-scale, highly
complex sociotechnical systems converge, interact, and depend on each
other in ways engineers of old could barely have imagined. As scale,
scope, and complexity increase, engineers consider technical and social
issues together in a highly integrated way as they design flexible,
adaptable, robust systems that can be easily modified and reconfigured to
satisfy changing requirements and new technological opportunities.

This talk offers a comprehensive examination of such systems and the
associated emerging field of study. Through scholarly discussion,
concrete examples, and history, the authors consider the engineer's
changing role, new ways to model and analyze these systems, the impacts
on engineering education, and the future challenges of meeting human
needs through the technologically enabled systems of today and tomorrow.
NECSI Winter School on Complex Systems
January 2 - 13, 2012
MIT

Register to attend

We are nearing capacity and will have to close registration well before
the program. Please complete your registration as soon as possible if you
would like to attend or send an email to programs at necsi.edu to request
that a space be held (only for students in the process of securing
funding).

NECSI's Summer and Winter Schools offer two intensive week-long courses.
The courses consist of lecture and supervised group projects. Though the
second week builds on material covered in the previous week, CX201 is not
a prerequisite for CX202. You may register for either, or both weeks.

The CX102 lab is strongly recommended to prepare students with little
computer programming experience for CX202.

New England Complex Systems Institute
238 Main Street Suite 319
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-547-4100
Fax: 617-661-7711


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From C.P.Connaughton at warwick.ac.uk Mon Nov 28 06:50:59 2011
From: C.P.Connaughton at warwick.ac.uk (Colm Connaughton)
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 06:50:59 +0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] Complexity Forum Wednesday 30-11-11: Ian
Nabney
      (Aston)
Message-ID:
<CAHQOuQ+OgJpiLUgJw34t=j9WPPRg491NbDJTKgVn3SxWUpxF2Q@mail.gmail.com>

Dear all,

this week's complexity forum we will be given by Ian Nabney (Aston) .
There
will be an informal sandwich lunch at 12:30 in the complexity common room
for seminar attendees.

Here are the details:

Time and place: 13:00, Wednesday 30 Nov., Zeeman D1.07

Speaker: Ian Nabney (School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston
University)
Title:   Visualising Complexity

Abstract:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/comcom/events/?calendarItem=094d4
3ed314c721b01316bb558195f3f

All are welcome.

Best,

Colm
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From R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk Mon Nov 28 10:00:30 2011
From: R.C.Ball at warwick.ac.uk (Ball, Robin)
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:00:30 -0000
Subject: [complexity-forum] FW: Scaling in Social Systems Workshop,
Oxford
Message-ID:
<F6D8BCEA175741408BA167DD6F73CE08056C442C@LAUREL.ads.warwick.ac.uk>




From: Felix Reed-Tsochas [mailto:felix.reed-tsochas at sbs.ox.ac.uk]
Sent: 28 November 2011 06:36
To: Ball, Robin; MacKay, Robert; Markus Kirkilionis
Subject: Scaling in Social Systems Workshop, Oxford



Dear Robert, Robin and Markus,



we are holding a workshop this Thursday on the topic of "Scaling in
social systems" (see attachment), and I suspect that there may have been
a problem with our e-mail circulation list. Anyone from Warwick who
would like to attend despite the short notice is of course more than
welcome. Although the workshop is free, it would be helpful in terms of
logistics if anyone attending could register as indicated on the poster
or the CABDyN website (www.cabdyn.ox.ac.uk <http://www.cabdyn.ox.ac.uk/>
).



Best wishes,
Felix



Felix Reed-Tsochas
James Martin Lecturer in Complex Systems
Director, Complex Systems Studies
Institute for Science, Innovation and Society
Co-Director, CABDyN Complexity Centre
Sa?d Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Oxford OX1 1HP
United Kingdom

e-mail: felix.reed-tsochas at sbs.ox.ac.uk
Departmental webpage:
http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/research/people/Pages/FelixReed-Tsochas.aspx
<http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/faculty/Reed-Tsochas+Felix/Reed-
Tsochas+Felix.htm>
CABDyN website: http://www.cabdyn.ox.ac.uk <http://www.cabdyn.ox.ac.uk/>

InSIS website: http://www.insis.ox.ac.uk <http://www.insis.ox.ac.uk/>

Phone: +44 (0)1865 288502    Fax: +44 (0)1865 288805
CABDyN Administrator: +44 (0)1865 288785

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