[FieldTrip] 2nd CfP: Coupling & Causality in Complex Systems, Sep 25-27, Cologne, Germany

Michael von Papen m.papen at uni-koeln.de
Tue May 9 10:44:34 CEST 2017


2nd CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: June 01, 2017)



INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: *Coupling and Causality in Complex Systems*

    September 25-27, 2017, Cologne, Germany


The interdisciplinary conference Coupling and Causality in Complex 
Systems (C3S) is hosted by the Competence Area 3: Quantitative Modeling 
of Complex Systems of the University of Cologne (UoC), Germany. It is 
organized by the Institute of Geophysics & Meteorology, UoC, the 
Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Psychology, Heinrich-Heine 
University Düsseldorf and the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience at 
the Research Center Juelich.


    *Invited Speakers*

Jörg Breitung
- Macroeconomic Policy Institute, University of Cologne, Germany

David Gross
- Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany

Philip Holmes
- Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Princeton Neuroscience 
Institute, Princeton, USA

Ankit Khambhati
- Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Laura Marzetti
- Department of Neuroscience, Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" 
Chieti - Pescara

Arkady Pikovsky
- Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University Potsdam, Germany

Michael Rosenblum
- Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University Potsdam, Germany

Jakob Runge
- The Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London


    *Preliminary Session Program*

We will have different sessions with differing topics and each session 
will be opened by one of the invited speakers. Here is a preliminary 
version of our program:

Session 1    Synchronization I        Arkady Pikovsky

Session 2    Synchronization II       Silvia Daun

Session 3    Coupled oscillators I    Phil Holmes

Session 4    Coupled oscillators II   Michael Rosenblum

Session 5    Phase coupling           Laura Marzetti

Session 6    Network structures       Ankit Khambati

Session 7    Bayesian networks        David Gross

Session 8    Granger causality I      Jörg Breitung

Session 9    Granger causality II     Esther Florin

Session 10   Causal network measures  Jakob Runge

Further topics of interest for the conference include, amongst others, 
research and methods development on: functional connectivity, (partial 
directed) coherence, network topology, graph-theoretic measures, 
directed graphs, nonlinear dynamics of complex systems, complex 
spatio-temporal systems, mutual information and transfer entropy.


    *Scientific Organizing Committee*

Silvia Daun
- Institute of Zoology, University of Cologne, Germany; Institute of 
Neuroscience and Medicine, Research Center Jülich, Germany

Esther Florin
- Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Psychology, Düsseldorf, Germany

Joachim Gross
- Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Glasgow, UK

Michael von Papen
- Institute of Geophysics & Meteorology, Cologne, Germany; Institute of 
Neuroscience and Medicine, Research Center Jülich, Germany



Complex systems such as the human brain, Earth’s climate and economy are 
characterized by a multitude of coupled processes on different spatial 
and temporal scales. In order to better understand the dynamics of the 
system at hand each scientific area has developed specific tools to 
identify, model and quantify these processes. The conference Coupling 
and Causality in Complex Systems (C3S) will present a collection of 
these approaches with the aim to provide scientists with new analysis 
strategies for their field.

The conference focuses on how to characterize a complex system and on 
the methods for estimating and modeling of statistical coupling (e.g. 
network coherence, creation and modulation of small networks and local 
or long-range synchronization by cross frequency phase-phase and 
phase-amplitude coupling) and causality (e.g. Granger causality, 
transfer entropy). Therefore, data analysts from different study fields 
including neuroscience, mathematics, physics, biology, and economy will 
present their approaches with a particular focus on the methods they 
use. The aim of this conference is to foster discussions and the 
transdisciplinary exchange of advanced techniques, methods, and 
algorithms, thereby stimulating potential future collaborations.



Authors are invited to submit conference abstracts with up to 400 words. 
Authors of exceptional abstracts will be given the opportunity to 
present their research in a talk. However, poster sessions will be 
provided with ample time for discussions. For your submission, please 
use the conference website c3s.uni-koeln.de.

To register, please send an email with the subject "registration" to 
c3s-conference at uni-koeln.de. Please be sure to include your full name, 
your affiliation and whether you qualify as student (also PhD 
candidates) or not. The registration fee will cover snacks and 
refreshments during coffee breaks, lunch and a dinner with all 
participants. Early-bird registration is available until July 10 with a 
reduced fee of 100 EUR (50 EUR for students), after July 10 the 
registration fee will be 200 EUR (100 EUR for students).



Paper Submission deadline: June 01, 2017

Author Notification: mid June, 2017

Early-bird registration: July 10, 2017

Conference: September 25-27, 2017


Please find the call for papers and more information at the conference 
website: http://c3s.uni-koeln.de. For questions regarding the conference 
feel free to contact us via c3s-conference at uni-koeln.de.

Institute of Geophysics & Meteorology

Coordinator of Competence Area III:
Quantitative Modeling of Complex Systems

Dr. Michael von Papen
Email: m.papen at uni-koeln.de

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