Spatial constraints play a fundamental role in a variety of complex dynamics, from human mobility to tumor growth, from neural coordination to urban development, from transportation to plant biology. However, the research work to integrate in a meaningful way available spatial information in the systematic analysis and modelling of a system has only just begun.
This satellite aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers working on the broad problem of spatial complexity, to consolidate researchers working on different spatially constrained systems. The main objectives of the workshop are to survey the latest research in spatial complexity in different fields, to reflect on the role of space in the development of a variety of complex systems and processes, to underpin the elementary mechanisms responsible for the emergence of spatial heterogeneity and large-scale correlations in spatially-embedded systems, to identify common elements of spatially constrained complex systems, to share solutions to the challenges posed by their analysis, and to overall expand this intriguing area of complexity science.
A list of topics relevant to the Satellite includes:
Spatial complexity in cities, biology, ecology, transportation systems, neuroscience
Mobility, traffic, and communication in spatial systems
Centrality, hierarchy, and motifs in spatial systems
Representation of spatial data
Models of spatial systems
Computational geometry applied to spatial data
Long-range interactions and correlations in spatial systems
The Satellite will host invited talks by eminent scientists in the field, and welcomes oral contributions from researchers interested in theory and applications of complex spatial analysis.
Submissions for oral contributions consist of one A4 page abstracts (preferably in PDF format) that provide a description of the contribution and include at most one captioned figure. Asbtacts should be sent via email to:
by 5th July 2019.
Abstract submission dealine: 5th Jul 2019
Acceptance notification: 10th Jul 2019
Satellite: 3rd Oct 2019