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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Coping with Complexity, 19-20 October 2011, ROMANIA


COPCOM 2011 - First International Conference on Coping with Complexity, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

The Center for the Study of Complexity from Babes-Bolyai University
(http://csc.centre.ubbcluj.ro) and the Romanian Institute for Science and Technology 
(http://www.rist.ro) cordially invite scientists and researchers over the vast field of 
Complexity to exchange ideas within the first edition of the Coping with Complexity Conference 
(COPCOM) in Cluj-Napoca, on October 19-20, 2011.

COPCOM aims at opening a dialogue between international researchers and practitioners from 
different disciplines related to the study of complexity. As complexity is a term with different 
connotations in various fields of science, COPCOM aims to be an highly interdisciplinary forum 
to discuss specific approaches in coping with complexity, covering a wide area of topics.

We invite submissions presenting significant advances in Complexity in the form of:
+ full-length research papers,
+  abstracts (up to two pages)

Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process. Selection criteria will be based on relevance,
originality, significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the presentation. 
Contributions are expected to provide original results, insights and theoretical and/or 
experimental innovations. Full-length papers must be in PDF, not exceeding 12 pages and 
conforming to the Latex template at the Springer's Instructions for Authors page. Contributions 
(both full-length and abstracts) are welcome through the system available at


A booklet with the abstracts/full versions will be distributed at the conference. Full version of 
all accepted papers will be invited post-conference for publication in one of the following 

Studia Universitas Babes-Bolyai, Series Informatica
(http://cs.ubbcluj.ro/~studia-i/) and

International Journal of Unconventional Computing (http://www.oldcitypublishing.com/IJUC/IJUC.html).

Topics of interest are (not limited to):

Philosophical and Computational aspects of Complexity Metaheuristics and Complexity Complex 
Networks Complexity in Engineering Complexity in Sociology and Economics Models of economic and 
technological dynamics Models of Social Dynamics Combinatorial Optimization and Computational 
Complexity Unconventional Computing Physics and Society Disordered Systems Complexity in Natural 
Sciences Arts, Humanities and Complexity Applications


Deadline for submission: August, 15
Notification of acceptance: September, 1 Deadline for camera-ready: September, 15

REGISTRATION is free of charge but required, by email at complexity2011@cs.ubbcluj.ro 
(Deadline: September 15)

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: This event is made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton 
Foundation. The opinions expressed in this conference are those of the authors and do not 
necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.


Please note that COPCOM 2011, a free event, is colocated with NICSO 2011 (fifth edition of the 
International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization).


Opportunities for joint attendance of the two conferences will be provided.


    Ligia Chira CREMENE
    Assistant Professor, PhD,
    Department of Communications
    Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
    26-28, Baritiu street,
    Office: room G5,  40-264-401241