Symposium Schedule

*Registration will be open all days during the symposium, in the Ballroom Foyer on the Second Level.

Wednesday, November 4

9:00-5:00 AI-funding seminar

Thursday, November 5

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks: Mirsad Hadzikadic - University of North Carolina at Charlotte

9:15-10:30 Invited Talk: Alfred Hübler - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

10:30-11:00 Break 

11-12:30 Panel 1: Energy and Information in Complex Adaptive Systems 
   Chair: Russ Abbott - California State University, Los 

12:30-1:00 Break (buffet lunch provided)

1:00-6:00 Parallel Sessions (Breaks at the discretion of the Session Chairs) 
   Complex Adaptive Systems
  Chair: Bill Rand - University of Maryland
  Causality in Complex Adaptive Systems
  Chair: Anne-Marie Grisogono - DSTO Australia

6:00-7:00 AAAI Reception 

Friday, November 6 

9:00-10:30 Paper Session: Politics and Public Policy 
   Chair: Jim Walsh - University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Evolution of International Law: Two Thresholds, Maybe a Third 
   Author: Anthony D'Amato 

Using Complex Adaptive Systems to Simulate Information Operations at the Department of Defense 
   Author: Deborah V. Duong 

Dynamic Threshold Modeling of Budget Changes 
   Author: Bryan D. Jones, László Zalányi, Frank R Baumgartner and Péter Érdi 

The Rise of the Modern State: Gradual Reform or Punctuated Transition 
   Author: Hilton L. Root 

Modeling and Simulating Community Sentiments and Interactions at the Pacific Missile Range Facility 
   Author: Catherine Zanbaka, Jason HandUber, Desmond Saunders-Newton 

10:30-11:00 Break 

11:00-12:30 Panel 2: Validation
   Chair: John Hummel - Argonne National Laboratory

12:30-2:00 Lunch (Provided) - Invited Talk: Mitch Waldrop - Nature magazine

2:00-3:30 Paper Session: Group Networks and Dynamics
   Chair: Mitch Waldrop Nature magazine

Self-organized Coupling Dynamics and Phase Transitions in Bicycle Pelotons 
   Author: Hugh Trenchard 

The Effects of Quality and Price on Adoption Dynamics of Competing Technologies
   Authors: Jacomo Corbo, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik 

Threshold Phenomena in Epistemic Networks 
   Author: Patrick Grim 

Dynamics of Price Sensitivity and Market Structure in an Evolutionary Economic Matching Model 
   Authors: Griffin Vernor Drutchas, Péter Érdi 

Thresholds of Behavioral Flexibility and Environmental Turbulence for Group Success 
   Author: Andrea Jones-Rooy 

3:30-4:00 Break 

4:00-4:45 Invited talk: Bob Reynolds - Wayne State University

4:45-5:30 Paper Session: Biology and Medicine 
   Chair: Ted Carmichael - University of North Carolina, Charlotte

A Computational Analysis of the Synergistic Effect of Coagulation Inhibitors on the Generation of Thrombin 
   Authors: Nathan Menke, Kevin Ward, Lemont Kier, Cha-Kun Cheng, & Umesh Desai 

Emergence of Ultra-Conserved Protein Domains and Amino Acid Repeats: Adaptation, Competition and Thresholds 
   Authors: Mary M. Rorick, Gunter P. Wagner 

5:45-7:15 AAAI Plenary session 

Saturday, November 7 

9:00-10:30 Panel 3: Advancing Child Maltreatment Prevention Using CAS 
   Chair: Rich Puddy - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-12:30 Paper Session: Advances in Complex Adaptive Systems 
   Chair: Anne-Marie Grisogono - Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Language Dynamics: Sound Categorization 
   Author: Betty Tuller 

Data Theory, Discourse Mining and Thresholds 
   Authors: David L. Sallach, Jonathan Ozik 

Formal Measures of Dynamical Properties: Tipping Points 
   Author: Aaron L Bramson 

Linking Network Structure and Diffusion through Stochastic Dominance 
   Author: PJ Lamberson 

Predicting and Controlling System-Level Parameters of Multi-Agent Systems 
   Authors: Don Miner, Marie desJardins 

Timing the Delivery of Preterm Fetus: A Case Study Based on Computer Simulation 
   Authors: Tina Yu, Tsung-Hong Chiu, Jeroen van den Wijngaard, T'sang-T'ang Hsieh, Berend E. Weserhof, Enson Tseng 

12:30-1:30 Brown-bag lunch: Where Do We Go From Here?*

*(Technically, the symposium ends at 12:30 on Saturday.  However, please feel free to join us for an informal gathering to discuss future plans.)

For more details from AAAI, please follow this link: AAAI 2009 Fall Symposia.