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Call for Papers - Extended to June 15th

Complex Adaptive Systems: Resilience, Robustness, and Evolvability.

We invite submissions from the community of CAS researchers that address resilience, robustness, or evolvability in any of the Natural, Physical, or Social Sciences.  It is our belief that by bringing together researchers from diverse fields who study these complex systems, we can leverage a deep understanding of one domain to gain insight into others.
Our symposium will have invited talks from leaders in the field, as well as paper presentations on both completed and speculative work.  Due to the nature and the novelty of the theme, it is essential to allow ample time for both open-ended and targeted discussions; as such, we will hold panel discussions and smaller break-out groups to allow for a spirited interaction among participants. 

This year we will have fewer paper presentations, in order to include a poster session.  We strongly encourage everyone to plan for a poster session, even if you are accepted for presenting your work during a session or panel.  Having everyone involved in the poster session will allow allow for more interaction and feedback.

Submissions for full papers should be no more than 10 pages, including references.  Extended abstracts are acceptable as well, with the caveat that longer papers give the Program Committee more information to make reasonable judgments.  Any domain in the Natural, Physical, or Social Sciences that use CAS related technologies or frameworks are acceptable.  The submissions may address the themes of robustness, resilience, or evolvability in a number of ways, including:
    • Examine the characteristics of a resilient system.
    • Assessing how to strengthen desirable stability in a system, or to weaken undesirable stability.
    • Connect the idea of persistence to the need for adaptability.
    • Methods or examples of validation for CAS models.
    • Model prototypes, templates, practical examples, or even speculative work.
Papers that compare and contrast two or more domains are particularly encouraged.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two-to-three reviewers.  These may be experts in general CAS, Complexity, ABM (Agent-based Models), or the relevant fields.  All work will be judged on the following criteria: 
    • Clarity
    • Novelty
    • Relevance
    • Evidence
    • Impact
Submissions from students conducting research in these areas are particularly welcome.  Exceptional and intriguing ideas expressed in an explanatory short paper may also be submitted.  All submissions will be considered for post-symposia publication in partnership with AAAI Press/MIT Press.  There will also be a technical report of all accepted material available to participants.
Panel Proposals
Panel discussion proposals are welcome.  A panel proposal should include: a) in the title, the phrase "Panel Proposal: title"; b) 1-2 page summary of the panel; its purpose, motivation, and discussion sub-topics; c) proposed participants, with the individual abstracts, if available, for each contribution; d) proposed organization (presentation lengths, discussion format, etc.) 

Each panel will have a full session of 1.5 hours.  You do not have to have a list of all participants at this time, but - if not - please include a few sentences describing your plan for recruiting additional members.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be made through the EasyChair submission site.  If you do not already have an EasyChair account, you will be directed to create one.  Please use Times Roman 10-point font in the AAAI two column format for your paper and panel submissions.  AAAI formatting guidelines can be found here.  Downloadable templates for the AAAI format are also available there.

Please note: it is not required to have all the formatting exactly right at the time of submission.  However, a close approximation will not only ensure that you are reasonably close to the length limits, but also will help adjust the formatting for the eventual camera-ready submissions, due in early September.

You may direct any email queries regarding these guidelines to: tedsaid@gmail.com
Ted Carmichael,
Apr 5, 2010, 1:35 PM