Complex-Space 2019

Analysis and Modelling of Spatial Complex Systems
-- Satellite of the Conference on Complex Systems 2019 --

Thursday, 3rd October 2019
Nanyang Technological University -- Singapore

Extended abstract submission deadline: 5th July 2019



9:00 Welcome
9:05 Invited talk: Elsa Arcaute, "Spatial dependencies in economic dynamics and innovation in the UK"
9:55 T. Evans, "Testing spatial models"
10:15 L. Alessandretti, "Evidence for a conserved quantity in human mobility"

10:35 Coffee Break

11:00 Invited talk: Carl Dettman, "Spatial networks in complex environments"
11:50 A. Lampo, "Analysing and modelling betweenness distribution in space"
12:10 R. Murcio, "Urban systems diversity measures"
12:30 P. Chodrow, "The stucture of spatial segregation"

12:50 Lunch

14:00Invited talk: Marta Gonzalez, "Macroscopic Dynamics of Traffic to Plan Urban Systems"
14:50 A. Klishin, "Arrangement Problems: Between Field Theory and Network Theory"
15:10 Panel discussion
16:00 Closing remarks


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:


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.

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