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CCS’15 satellite session “Complexity for History and History for Complexity”

Tempe, Arizona. October 1, 2015

The objective of the satellite session is to explore History using Complexity (e.g. tipping points, pointing out what might have been the drivers towards the tipping points) and providing historical methodologies to complexity (e.g. urban e-planning, and epidemics).
But, it is just one angle to pursue. There are, no doubt, many others. In this satellite session, we would like to bring together historians, computer scientists, and complexity scientists to explore new complexity-theoretic tools that have emerged over the past few decades to approach historical data.

Scientific committee

Program Committee Chairs
  • Andrea Nanetti (Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Siew Ann Cheong (Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
 
Program Committee Members
  • Chin-Yew Lin (Principal Research Manager, Microsoft Research Asia, China)
  • Peter M.A. Sloot (Professor of Complex Systems, Co-Director Complexity Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Stephen Lansing (Co-Director Complexity Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

 

Speakers

 

Keynote Speaker (45-minute presentation)

  • Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research (Curtis.Wong at microsoft.com)

 

Invited Speakers (30-minute pre-recorded presentations)

  • David Christian, Macquarie University, Sydney, President of the International Big History Association (David.Christian at mq.edu.au)
  • Ludger PfanzExpanded 3 Digital Cinema Lab, HfG/ZKM Karlsruhe (Pfanz at hfq-karlsruhe.de)
 
Invited Speakers (30-minute presentations)
  • Chin-Yew Lin, Principal Research Manager, Microsoft Research (CYL at microsoft.com)
  • Robert BjorkFoundation Professor, Arizona State University (robert.bjork at asu.edu)
 

Other Speakers (30-minute presentations)

  • Diego Holstein, Pittsburgh University (holstein at pitt.edu)
  • Norman Vasu, NTU, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Centre of Excellence for National Security (ISNVasu at ntu.edu.sg)

Programme. October 1

8.30-9.00 Andrea Nanetti & Siew Ann Cheong Opening Address by the Satellite Organisers
Keynote 
Chair: Andrea Nanetti, NTU, Singapore
9.00-9.45 Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Story-based interpretative interactive models for historical, cultural and scientific domains
9.45-10.00 Keynote Q&A
  Session 1, Chair: Siew Ann Cheong
10.00-10.30 David Christian, Macquarie University, Sydney, President of the International Big History Association (Recorded lecture) Complexity History: Complexity and Universal History
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.45
11:45-12:30
Ludger PfanzExpanded 3 Digital Cinema Lab, HfG/ZKM Karlsruhe, and Andrea Nanetti, NTU, SingaporeDiego Holstein, Pittsburgh University Hi-(Story). The future and innovations in digital storytellingAlgorithms for Thinking History Globally?
12.30-13.30 Lunch  
Session 2, Chair: Diego Holstein
13.30-14.1514.15-15.00 Andrea Nanetti and Siew Ann Cheong, NTU Singapore and Chin-Yew Lin, Microsoft ResearchRobert Bjork, Foundation Professor and Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University Automatic narratives for interactive global histories on Microsoft Azure

Possibilities of Connection between the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Complexity
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.15 Norman Vasu, NTU, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Centre of Excellence for National Security Complexity and National Identity Construction: The Case of Singapore
16.15-17.00 Andrea Nanetti & Siew Ann Cheong Closing remarks by the Satellite Organisers