Complex Systems Patterns Workshop I

Call for Participation

Complex Systems Patterns Workshop I

6-7th June 2005

(Registration due: 16th May 2005 - forms on the website)

The first Complex Systems Patterns Workshop provides a forum for complex 
systems modelers to discuss modelling insights. The design, development
and use of complex systems models raise a unique class of challenges and 
potential pitfalls, many of which are commonly recurring problems. Over
time, researchers gain experience in this form of modelling, choosing 
algorithms, techniques, and frameworks that improve the quality, confidence
 level, and speed of development of their models. Fields such as
software engineering and architecture have benefited from the development
 of abstract solutions to recurring problems, called *patterns*. Using
pattern development techniques from these fields, insights from the 
complex systems community can be identified and captured. We believe 
that a new field of complex systems patterns will provide an invaluable
resource for both practicing and future generations of modelers.

At this first workshop, the idea of patterns and their contribution 
to complex systems modelling will be introduced. Sessions will be 
structured around proposing and workshopping patterns. The only formal 
presentation scheduled is an introductory talk on the ideas underlying 
patterns. All other sessions will be interactive.

Topics of interest
Patterns are classic solutions to recurring problems, and all aspects of
complex systems modelling are of interest. Topics include but are not
limited to design, implementation, analysis, visualisation, evolutionary
computation, machine learning, how to choose appropriate algorithms,
frameworks for modelling, ...

Workshop Outcomes
The outcome of the workshop is expected to be a number of pattern
proposals and a set of suggestions for additional patterns. Pattern
proposals from the workshop will be submitted to the Australian Conference
on Artificial Life, which is holding a special session on complex systems
patterns (ACAL*05, submissions are due at the end of June).

Who should attend
The Complex Systems Patterns workshop brings together Complex Systems
researchers interested in modelling issues, including a wide range of
network, agent-based and other modelling approaches. No experience with
patterns is necessary.

Important Dates
16 May 05 	Registration due
6-7 June 05	Workshop

Registration is free but numbers will be limited.

Registration forms are available from the workshop home page.

Workshop Organiser: Janet Wiles, The University of Queensland

Local Arrangements: Leanne Brandis, ARC Centre for Complex Systems

CSPW I Sponsors
ARC Centre for Complex Systems (ACCS)
ARC Complex and Open Systems Research Network (COSnet)
CSIRO Complex Systems Science
Division of Complex and Intelligent Systems ITEE
Complex Systems Patterns Project

A/Prof Janet Wiles
Division of Complex and Intelligent Systems
School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering
The University of Queensland QLD 4072 AUSTRALIA





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