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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: DIS 2009 Dynamics of Information Systems

DIS 2009
      First International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems
                               January 28 - 30, 2008
                             Gainesville, FL U.S.A.

                            SECOND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

GENERAL INFORMATION: The First International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems will take place from Wednesday January 28 thru Friday January 30, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.  This 3 day event is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Center for Applied Optimization of the University of Florida, and Raytheon, Inc.

In this conference we are interested in how information, usually in the form of sensing and control, influences the evolution of a distributed or networked system.  Fundamentally, the conference will examine the potential influence information has on the system and how that information flows through a system and is modified in time and space.  Concepts that increase our knowledge of the relational aspects of information as opposed to the entropic content of information will be the focus of the conference. Dynamics of Information plays an increasingly critical role in our society. Networks affect our lives every day.  The influence of information on social, biological, genetic, and military systems must be better understood to achieve large advances in the capability and understanding of these systems. Applications are wide-spread and include: the detection of terrorist networks, the design of highly functioning businesses and computer networks, modeling the distributed sensory and control physiology of animals, quantum entanglement, genome modeling, multi-robotic systems, and industrial and manufacturing safety.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together scientists and engineers from industry, government, and universities to exchange knowledge and results in a broad range of topics relevant to the theory and practice of the dynamics of information systems.  The conference will result in a published refereed book containing material summarizing conference participants' research in the dynamics of information systems.

Dr. Shun-ichi Amari, RIKEN Brain Institute, Japan - ACCEPTED
Dr. Mario Sznaier, Northeastern University, U.S.A. - ACCEPTED
Dr. Lazaros Polymenakos, Athens Information Technology, Greece - ACCEPTED
Dr. Stefano Soatto, UCLA, U.S.A. - ACCEPTED

ABSTRACT/PAPER SUBMISSION: Authors are invited to submit abstracts for conference presentations.  Those authors presenting at the conference are encouraged to submit a draft of a full paper describing their original, unpublished research (at most 15 pages).  Note that simultaneous submission of papers to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed.  More information on full paper submission will appear in a later mailing.

Please submit abstracts and draft papers to Michael J. Hirsch (mjh8787 [at] by the above listed dates.  More information can be obtained by visiting the conference web site.

Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida (Program Chair)
Robert Murphey, Air Force Research Laboratory (Program Co-Chair)
Michael J. Hirsch, Raytheon, Inc. (Program Co-Chair)
Ashwin Arulselvan, University of Florida

POINT OF CONTACT: Michael J. Hirsch (email: mjh8787 [at]