Taking into account spatial and temporal constraints is very important to understand virtually any kind of complex behaviour. However, in a large class of complex systems from biology, ecology, engineering, urbanism, and social science, the presence of spatial constraints plays a particularly central role in determining the type, number, and strength of the allowed interactions among the single units of the system, and the correponding emerging dynamics. Although the effects of spatial constraints have been considered in many different disciplines, a comprehensive theory of spatial complexity is still missing. While space is a common constraint in a variety of complex systems, integrating spatial information into analyses in meaningful ways has only just begun.
This satellite aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers working on the broad area 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 11th Nov 2020.
Abstract submission dealine: 11th Nov 2020
Acceptance notification: 13th Nov 2020
Satellite: 9th Dec 2020