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18

Thursday

Complexity Science Workshop

9.00am

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An interdisciplinary workshop on Systems and Complexity organised by the Research Centre for Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London.

Complex systems emerge in many disciplines and domains and have many interpretations and problems associated with them. The specific domain provides dominant features and characterise the nature of problems to be considered. A major classification of such systems are to those linked with physical processes (physics, biology, genetics, etc.) and those which are man-made (engineering, technology, economics, management, social, etc.) and deal with decision-making and working out solutions to complex problems. Expectations feedback and adaptive behaviour through learning are key ingredients distinguishing socio-economic systems from complex systems in engineering and the natural sciences. In economics the “system components can think”, they learn from experience and adapt their behaviour accordingly. The individual elements of a system are influenced directly by the behavior of the system as a whole, and at the same time their interactions lead to the emergent behaviour at the aggregate level of the system. Such systems emerge in engineering, economics, finance and management which define a range of high-complexity problems, requiring fundamentally new thinking and address complexity with an interdisciplinary approach going beyond the current approaches.

The workshop aims to address the challenges and explore the possibilities of developing fundamental research by bringing together expertise from many and diverse areas for such systems and stimulate the formulation of ideas leading to new research. The topics listed below are indicative of the themes covered:

  • Complex Systems and Emergence
  • Modelling of Complex Systems: Conceptual Modelling, Data, Signals, Information, formal models
  • Simplification of Complexity: Modelling and Computations
  • System of Systems and Applications
  • Systems Structure Evolution
  • Financial and Social Networks
  • Systems Biology
  • Systems Organisation: Hierarchics, Autonomy and Holonics
  • Decision Theory
  • Control of Complex Systems, Cooperative Control
  • Network Theory: Communication and Supply Chains
  • Management of and Control of Business Processes.

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Full programme with presentation slides

Nicos Karcanias, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "Introduction to the workshop". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Michael Zervos, Department of Mathematics, LSE, "Optimal execution with multiplicative price impact". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Charles Baden-Fuller, Cass Business School, City University London, "Business Models: the challenge of modelling business and technology simultaneously". Download the presentation slides (pptx).

Eduardo Alonso, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "C-agents: a notion that allows extension of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) to SoS". Download the presentation slides (ppt).

Nicos Karcanias, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "Systems Complexity: The paradigm of System of Systems". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Martin Newby, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "Resource Allocation for System Robustness". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Stelios Kotsios, Department of Economics, University of Athens, Greece, "Controlling National Debt Dynamics. A First Approach". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Mark Broom, Department of Mathematics, City University London, "Modelling evolution in structured populations involving multi-player interactions". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Anne Kandler, Department of Mathematics, City University London, "Inference of transmission modes from cultural frequency data". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

John Leventides, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "Low rank tensor approximation, approximate decomposability and the determinantal assignment problem". Download the presentation slides (pptx).

George Halikias, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "The structured singular value problem arising in Robust Control: Complexity and Convex relaxation algorithms". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

John Leventides & Nicos Karcanias, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "Decision Theory and Design in Multi-level hierarchical management structures". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Giulia Iori, Department of Economics, City University London, "A network approach to Financial Stability". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Antonis Alexandridis, University of Patras, Greece, "Modeling and control of distributed generation power systems as complex nonlinear Hamiltonian systems". Download the presentation slides (ppt).

Nicos Karcanias, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "Systems Complexity: the paradigm of Structure Evolving Systems". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Alexandra Brintrup, Cranfield University, "Analysing Complexity and Resilience in Emergent Manufacturing Networks". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

David W. Stupples, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "Future Surveillance System Technology - for a safer society". Download the presentation slides (pptx).

Stathis Kasderidis, Novocaptis, Greece, "Smart Systems as Complex Systems: Research and Design Challenges – An overview". Download the presentation slides (pptx).

Veselin Rakocevic, Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "Connecting Moving Objects: Managing the Complexity of Movement in Modern Communication Networks". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

Ali G. Hessami , Vega Systems and Honorary Visiting Professor at the Research Centre for Systems & Control, City University London, "Smart Safety Assessment for Complex Systems". Download the presentation slides (pptx).

I. Kordonis & George P. Papavassilopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, "Energy Policy Using Graph and Game Models". Download the presentation slides (pdf).

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9.00am - 5.00pmThursday 18th June 2015

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK