The IEEE International Workshop on Complex Systems and
Networks (IWCSN 2014) will be held on the Minhang campus, Shanghai Jiao
Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China from 24-26
The International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks (IWCSN)
is a strongly interdisciplinary workshop intended to bring together
mathematicians, physicists, biologists, social scientists, and engineers
working on different aspects of network topologies and dynamics. The
focus of IWCSN 2014 will continue to be devoted to the impact of network
structure on systems dynamics. This area continues to be a focal
research topic in all branches of science and technology.
The objectives are to provide opportunities for participants to learn
about state-of-the-art research in various related yet disparate fields.
We plan to have both tutorial talks and in-depth technical talks
describing the latest research results and ongoing projects.
Furthermore, these workshops provide opportunities for researchers and
students from diverse disciplines to interact, find common ground, share
results and insights, and foster collaboration.
Some of the questions that we have and would like to address in this
workshop are: What are the universal properties of complex networks? For
a particular application, what is the best complex network theory to
deploy? How does the topology of the network influence various aspects
of the underlying system? What can we learn from biological and social
networks that may be useful in engineering networked systems, and vice
versa? What network models can be analyzed mathematically to capture the
salient features of the underlying ensemble systems? Can we build a
taxonomy of complex network models that facilitates the identification
of phenomena in ensemble systems?
The 2014 IWCSN will include invited talks on both theoretical and
applied works on complex networked systems. There will also be an
opportunity for junior researchers and students to present their works
including a session where researchers may pose interesting open
This workshop is supported by Shanghai Jiao
Tong University, Fudan University, Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks
of City University of Hong Kong, and the Outreach Initiative of the IEEE
Circuits and Systems Society.