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Wednesday, May 30th

            8:00a-8:30a – Registration (Lobby)  Breakfast (Atrium)

8:30a-9:00a – Conference Welcome and Introduction to the Complex Systems Institute at UNCC (Room 201)

Mirsad Hadzikadic (UNCC) 

9:00a-10:00a – Keynote Address (Room 201) 

Dylan Savage: Modeling Music Performance – a Confluence of Complexity and Simplicity

    – Introduction by Mirsad Hadzikadic 

            10:00a-10:15a – Coffee Break (Atrium Area) 

10:15a-11:45a – Some Good Examples (Room 201)

            Moderator: Ted Carmichael 

Patrick Grim, Aaron Bramson, Daniel J. Singer, Steven Fisher, Carissa Flocken and William Berger: The Role of Local and Global Perspectives in the Dynamics of Opinion Convergence and Polarization 

Aaron Bramson: Methods for Hypergraphs and k-Partite Graphs 

Rory Smead: Modeling Evolving Games 

11:45a-1:15p – Lunch (on your own) 

1:15p-2:45p – Literature and Letters (Room 1104)

            Moderator:  Paul Youngman 

Graham Sack:  Simulating Plot: Towards a Generative Model of Narrative Structure 

Scott Weingart:  Modeling the Republic of Letters 

Jeremy Throne:  The Communications Circuit: Problems and Possibilities for an Agent Based Approach to Book History 

2:45p-3:00p – Coffee Break 

3:00p-4:45p – Research and Teaching (Room 1104)

            Moderator: Marvin Croy 

Stephen Crowley:  Some Steps Toward the Simulation of Interdisciplinary Research 

Carlo Fabricatore and Ximena Lopez: Fostering Student Learning Using a Complexified Educational Strategy: A Case Study in Higher Education 

Thaer Jayyousi and Robert Reynolds: Bringing to Life an Ancient Urban Center at Monte Alban, Mexico: Exploiting the Synergy Between the Micro, Meso, and Macro Levels in a Complex System 



Thursday, May 31st 

8:00a-8:45a – Registration (Lobby)  Breakfast (Atrium) 

9:00a-10:00a – Keynote Address (Room 201)

            Josh Corman (Akamai Technologies): Rise of the Chaotic Actor: Adapting to the Age of Anonymous

                – Introduction by Patrick Grim

10:00a-10:15a – Coffee Break (Atrium) 

10:15a-11:45a – Network Analysis and Public Policy (Room 201)

                        Moderator:  Ted Carmichael 

Liz Johnson and Michael Givel: Scientific Paradigms In US Policy Theory: Is It Time for Complexity Science? 

Jerome Sibayan: A Network Analysis of China's Central Committee: A Dynamical Theory of Policy Networks 

Patrick Grim, Daniel J. Singer, Christopher Reade, and Steven Fisher: Genes, Germs, and Memes: Function and Fitness Dynamics on Information Networks 

11:45a-1:15p – Lunch (on your own) 

1:15p-2:45p – Reasoning and Cognition (Room 201)

            Moderator:  Marvin Croy         

Daniel Singer:  Modeling Peer Disagreement 

Marshall Abrams:  Metaphor and Coherence: A Moderate Role for Cognitive Models in Agent-Based Simulation of Cultural Change 

Markus Christen: Population and Temptation Density Determine the Effect of Social Strategies on Moral Hypocrisy in a Virtual Society  

2:45p-3:00p – Coffee Break 

3:00p-4:00p – Philosophy and/of Science (Room 201)

            Moderator: Mirsad Hadzikadic 

Rogier De Langhe:  Modeling Scientific Revolutions 

Nicolas Payette: Science Is Evolving, and We Can Model It



Friday, June 1st 

8:00a-8:30a – Registration (Lobby)  Breakfast (Atrium) 

8:30a-9:00a – NEH Workshop Introduction and Inauguration (Room 1104) 

Marvin Croy (UNCC) 

9:00a-10:30a – Language (Room 1104)

            Moderator: Tony Beavers 

Ruth Poproski:  Words With Friends: Simulating the Gricean Dynamic in Conversation 

Teresa Satterfield:  East Coast 2062: A Predictive Model of Language Contact Outcomes in New York's 'City within a City'  

Gillian Crozier: Trills in Fields and Whistles in Forests: Modeling Cultural Selection in Bird Songs 

10:30a-10:45a – Coffee Break 

10:45a-12:00p – History and Culture (Room 1104)

            Moderator:  Paul Youngman 

Marten Düring: Agent-based Modeling, Counterfactual Thinking and the Historical Method 

Cameron Gibelyou: Complexity in Big History 

12:00p-1:30p – Lunch (on your own) 

1:30p-3:00p – Society and Sociality (Room 1104)

                        Moderator:  Ted Carmichael 

Dana Downey: Social Network Interpretation among Arab Peer-Groups 

Stefano Giaimo: On the Evolution of Senescence in Finite Populations 

Martin Zwick: Complexity Theory & Political Change: Talcott Parsons Occupies Wall Street

3:00p-3:30p – Coffee Break 

3:30p-5:00p – Health and Welfare (Room 1104)

                        Moderator:  Patrick Grim 

Amanda Andrei: Adaptation of Foodways and Indicators of Malnutrition: Philippines as a Case Study 

Johannes Eichstaedt: Computational Psychology and the World Well-Being Project: Tracking the Psychological States of Entire Populations through Social Media.

Russell Gonnering: Complexity of Content in a Large Commercial Electronic Medical Record System 

            5:00p-6:30p – Conference Reception (Atrium)


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