GMEG - Mineral and Environmental Resources
Workshop on Modeling Complex Systems
This workshop was completed November 20-21, 2002
Reid Engineering Laboratory Conference Facility University of Nevada, Reno
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From fractals measurements to modeling complex systems: How do we get there?
- Keynote speaker: Stuart Kauffman "Molecular Autonomous Agents: A Possible Definition of Life, And a Possible Technological Revolution"
- Dinner keynote speaker: Stephen Wolfram "A New Kind of Science"
- The focus of this workshop will be on the application of complex-systems analysis in the Earth sciences, the biological sciences, and engineering.
- The intended participants in this workshop range from scientists who are well schooled in complex systems to scientists who are interested in exploring how the complex systems approach can advance their research efforts.
- In the spirit of this workshop, a purposeful level of pedagogy is encouraged in the presentations. In keeping with this purpose, a one-day class on complex systems, offered for separate enrollment by the New England Complex Systems Institute, is planned for November 19, '02.
- Workshop Chairman: Victor G. Mossotti, U.S. Geological Survey (650) 329-5284
- Christopher C. Barton, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida
- Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute, Cambridge
- Wolfgang Bein, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Zann Gill, MetaVu NetWork, Los Altos, California
- Jacoby Carter, U.S.Geological Survey, Lafayette, Louisiana
- Ahmad M. Itani Univ. of Nevada, Reno
- Lui Lam, San Jose State University
- Sushil Louis, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
- W. Alan McKay, Desert Research Institute, Reno
- Kelly T. Redmond, Desert Research Institute, Reno
- Bernard Zygelman, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Local Arrangements: Ellen Jacobson, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
- Manuscript Coordination: JoAnn Barragan, U.S. Geological Survey
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