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ECCS’13 Satellite Event


ECCS 2013

ECCS’13 will be a major international conference and event in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general. It will offer unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude of application areas. Two days of the conference, 18 and 19 of September, are reserved for satellite meetings, which will cover a broad range of subjects on all aspects of Complex Systems, as reflected by the conference tracks.

The ComplexWorld Network ECCS Satellite Meeting: Complexity Science and Transport Systems

In continuation of the ComplexWorld Network’s previous and highly successful ECCS satellite meetings: Complexity and the Future of Transportation Systems, ECCS 2011; and Complexity Paradigms for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport, ECCS ’12, the ComplexWorld Network will this year again host a satellite meeting focused on the topic of transport systems and Complexity Science.

Titled, accordingly, Complexity Science and Transport Systems, the ECCS 2013 satellite event will assess the problems of transportation systems through Complex Systems theory and methodologies, paying particular attention to generating new ideas and solutions that can be applied to current, real-life transport systems to improve their performance.

Transportation systems are composed of a large number of heterogeneous elements, interacting, perceiving different information from the environment, and pursuing heterogeneous/different aims. Examples range from very well known systems, like road traffic dynamics, up to new fields, such as Air Transport Networks. Plenty of examples can be found in the literature about how different Complex Systems tools can be used to understand the internal dynamics of transport systems: from Complex Networks, up to percolation and self-organization.

The objective of this satellite meeting is to create a space for exchanging state-of-the-art results between Complex Science and Transport System researchers, fostering an interdisciplinary forum of discussion, and the generation of new ideas and approaches.

Following is a non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • Topological properties of transportation systems, and the relations between topology and efficiency / resilience / propagation of disturbances.
  • Dynamics of and on transportation systems: from movements of persons and goods, up to diseases and information spreading mechanisms.
  • Emerging behaviors and critical phase transitions in transportation systems.
  • Applications of multi-layer and time-varying network representations.
  • Statistically validated networks and community detection algorithms.
  • Smart, Green and Integrated Transport.

The Call for Papers

The Call for Papers deadline has been extended to June 23rd, 2013. Download the call here.

The Programme

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday September 18 with the following agenda:

 Time  Speaker  Title  Affiliation
08:30-08:45  Organizers



08:45-09:30 A. De Montis  Commuter networks and community detection:

a method for planning sub regional areas

Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio,

Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy

09:30-09:50 E. Koyuncu  Data Analytic Synthesis and Stochastic Modeling

of the European ATM Network Flow Model

Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics,

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

09:50-10:10 G. Gurtner/C. Bongiorno  An Agent Based Model of the

Air Traffic Management

Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica,

Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo,

Italy and Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

10:10-10:30 B. Monechi  Phase Transition in an Air Traffic Control Model Phys. Dept., Sapienza

University of Rome, Rome, Italy

10:30-10:50 M. Bujorianu  Modelling for Resilience in Transportation Systems Complexity Science Centre,

University of Warwick, Warwick, UK




11:30-12:15 J. G. Gardenes  Transport in Multiplex Networks:

Empirical and Theoretical approaches

Instituto de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos,

Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

12:15-12:35 J. Wang  Resilience analysis of London and

Beijing Street Networks

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis,

University College London, London, UK

12:35-12:55 R. Gallotti  Entropic Analysis of Individual Mobility Patterns Department of Physics and Astronomy,

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

12:55-13:15 M. L. Mouronte  Identifying communities in the urban bus

network of Madrid. Algorithm analysis

Departamento de Ingenieŕıa y Arquitecturas Telemáticas,

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

13:15-13:35 S. Caschili  An Interdependent Multi-layer Model for Trade UCL QASER Lab, Faculty of Engineering,

University College London, , London, UK

13:35-13:45  Organizers  Final Remarks

If you are interested on a more detailed description of the content of each presentation, you can download the Book of abstracts.

For more information on the ECCS ’13 Conference, please check their website.

The Organisers

This Satellite Meeting is organized by the following researchers, who also serve as contact points for anyone interested in knowing more about the meeting:

Fabrizio Lillo
Scuola Normale Superiore
Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa 
[email protected]
Phone: +39 050509159

Salvatore Miccichè
Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica
Universita degli Studi di Palermo

Viale delle Scienze, Ed. 18
I-90128 Palermo Italia
[email protected]
Phone: +39 091 23899145

Massimiliano Zanin
The INNAXIS Foundation & Research Institute
José Ortega y Gasset 20, planta 6.
28006 Madrid (Spain)
[email protected]
Phone: +34 902 955 527

The Programme Committee

The Program Committee is composed of 4 persons well known and respected in either or both Complex Systems research and transport industry, as follows

  • Marc Barthelemy, CEA, France
  • Rosario Mantegna, Università di Palermo, Italy
  • David Pérez, The INNAXIS Foundation & Research Institute, Spain.
  • Aura Reggiani, Universita’ di Bologna, Italy.