The Complexity, Criticality and Computation (C3) symposia bring to light emerging research and ideas about complex systems. In particular, we explore the relationship between three key concepts:
A system can be thought of as complex if its dynamics cannot be easily predicted, or explained, as a linear summation of the individual dynamics of its components.
There is a growing awareness that complexity is strongly related to criticality, which is the behaviour of dynamical spatiotemporal systems at an order/disorder phase transition where scale invariance prevails.
Complex systems can also be viewed as distributed information-processing systems. Global systems behaviour (eg cell behaviour resultant from gene regulatory networks) emerges as the result of the local interaction of individuals - can these interactions be seen as a generic computational process?
The symposia take place every two years. Last held in 2017, the next symposium will take place in December 2019 and will be followed by a C3 camp. Details will be announced soon.
At this symposium, we focus on two broad themes: Sociophysics and Biocomplexity, across a diverse range of topics studied in Complex Systems:
For a full list of topics, see the Program.
The Centre for Complex Systems "Emerging Aspirations" award speakers:
Entropy is a media partner of the symposium, sponsoring the best presentation award at the event, which will be determined by the C3-2019 Program Committee. Read the special issue of Entropy which follows the symposium.
At this symposium, we considered a diverse range of systems, applications, theoretical and practical approaches to computational modelling of modern complex systems. These included:
For a full list of topics, download a copy of the program (pdf, 98.4KB).