NERCCS 2020:

Third Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems

April 1–3, 2020   -:-   Buffalo, NY

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NERCCS 2020: The Third Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems will follow the success of NERCCS 2019 and NERCCS 2018 to promote the emerging venue of interdisciplinary scholarly exchange for complex systems researchers in the Northeast U.S. region to share their research outcomes through presentations and post-conference online publications, network with their peers in the region, and promote inter-campus collaboration and the growth of the research community.

NERCCS will particularly focus on facilitating the professional growth of early career faculty, postdocs, and students in the region who will likely play a leading role in the field of complex systems science and engineering in the coming years.

The conference will be held at UB's Medical Campus in Downtown Buffalo, which is within driving distance from all major urban areas in the U.S. Northeast region.


We call for submissions for oral and poster presentations on a wide variety of complex systems research. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

Theoretical foundations of complex systems
Nonlinear dynamics and chaos
Systems theory, information theory, and systems science
Game theory, decision theory, and socio-economical applications

Self-organization, pattern formation, and collective behavior
Structure and dynamics of complex networks
Sustainability and adaptability of complex systems
Bio-inspired systems, machine learning, and evolutionary computation

Data-driven approaches to complex systems
Applications to the humanities, art, and literature
Historical and philosophical aspects of complex systems
Complex systems and education

Submissions should be made as an extended abstract via a single PDF file to  EasyChair.

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Submissions will be evaluated and selected through a rigorous peer review process.

Best Paper / Best Poster Awards: NERCCS 2020 will offer the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards. The winner will be selected from accepted papers and posters by the judge panel, which will be recognized with a certificate at the conference.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:   January 15, 2020  January 22, 2020 [Extended Deadline!] 
Notification to authors:  February 15, 2020
Registration deadline:  March 27, 2020
Conference:  April 1-3, 2020

Accepted abstracts will be invited to submit an extended full paper of their work for a special issue of the Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS), an open-access online journal hosted by the Open Repository @ Binghamton (ORB). No publication fee will be required. This will be an ideal venue for authors to publish an extended full paper on the work they present at NERCCS. There will be no strict length limit to full papers for the post-conference proceedings (but with an expected length no more than about 10,000 words). Interested authors should contact the Publication Chairs (Barney Ricca and Georgi Georgiev).


Keynote Speakers


Kerstin Dautenhahn Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics
- University of Waterloo -


Marianthi Markatou Associate Chair of Research and Healthcare Informatics
- University at Buffalo -


H. Eugene Stanley William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of Physics
- Boston University -

Invited Speakers


Irina Benedyk Assistant Professor of Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
- University at Buffalo -


Winnie Chen Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
- University at Buffalo -


Kenny Joseph Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
- University at Buffalo -


Saray Shai Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Wesleyan University -


Sucheta Soundarajan Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Syracruse University -

Pre-Conference School Speakers





Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
955 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203

Parking will be available on the street and in the Medical parking lot.

NERCCS 2020 Hotel Rates - TBD
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Registration Fees:

Student/postdoc:  $35
Academic:  $70
Industry:  $100

Registration Deadline: March 27, 2020


Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:   Sarah Muldoon (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Dane Taylor (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Program Chair:   Alfredo Morales (Redzone Production Systems / MIT Media Lab)
Sponsorship Chair:   Gino Biondini (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Education Chair:   Juniper Lovato (University of Vermont)
Logistics Chair:   Rajasekhar Anguluri (University of California, Riverside / University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Communication Chairs:   Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University, SUNY)
John Ringland (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Publication Chairs:   Georgi Georgiev (Assumption College / Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Barney Ricca (St. John Fisher College)

Program Committee:

Andres Abeliuk     Yong-Yeol Ahn     Amir Akhavan     Yaniv Altshuler     James Bagrow     Jose Balsa     Ling Bian     Rachael Blair     Burcin Bozkaya     Changqing Cheng     Kenneth Chiu     Chun-An Chou     Sean Cornelius     James Dixon     Xiaowen Dong     Morgan Frank     Jianxi Gao     Simon Garnier     Bruno Gonçalves     Georgi Georgiev     Patrick Grim     Leila Hedayatifar     Kenny Joseph     Maksim Kitsak     Matthijs Koopmans     Istvan Kovacs     Carl Lipo     Nishant Malik     Naoki Masuda     Alfredo Morales     Sarah Muldoon     Joseph Norman     Michael Norman     Andreas Pape     Flavio Pinheiro     Barney Ricca     A. Erdem Sarıyüce     Hiroki Sayama     J. David Schaffer     Ferdinand Schweser     Saray Shai     Sarah Shugars     Per Sebastian Skardal     Konstantinos Slavakis     Dane Taylor     Emma Towlson     Justin Werfel     Jean-Gabriel Young    


Complex Systems Society: US Northeast Chapter
Department of Mathematics, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Jacobs School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, University at Buffalo, SUNY
College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo, SUNY