Conference on Complex Systems 2016 in Amsterdam

Amsterdam | Beurs Van Berlage • 21 Sep 2016

The Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) has become a major venue for the Complex Systems community since 2003. This year the CCS is being held in Amsterdam. A special satellite session will be hosted on complexity science for boosting security by Dr A.I. Barros from TNO.

This satellite session addresses complexity science applications in the area of security. Due to the interconnectivity trend our society is becoming more vulnerable to the actions of covert organisations (criminal, terrorist or insurgent). This satellite session will discuss how complexity science can effectively help address these security challenges and make the world a safer place.

The contents of the satellite session is clustered in three blocks addressing current issues like understanding and countering immigration flows, challenges in defence operations and cyber security, and how to better understand and counter terrorism and criminality.

The CCS 2016 takes place from 19-22st of September. The Satellite for boosting security takes place on the 21st of September, in a venue yet to be confirmed at the Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam.

Contact person for the satellite session: Ana Isabel Barros (TNO)

The program is as follows:

Block 1:  Experiencing the complexity of Immigration
10:00-10:50 Workshop “Onto the Central Stage: Model-Based Exploration of Refugee Scenarios and Policies under Deep Uncertainty”
Erik Pruyt (Delft University of Technology)

Block 2:  Complexity Defence and cyber challenges
10:50-11:20 Setting the scene of the complex security environment
Lt Col van Daalen (Dutch Land Warfare Center); Peter Van Scheepstal (TNO)
11:20-11:50 Complexity, Uncertainty and Planning for the military
Simon Collander-Brown (Dstl)
11:50-12:20 A Framework for Analysis of Attacker-Defender Interaction in Cyber Systems
Alexander V. Outkin, Brandon K. Eames, Stephen T. Jones, Eric D. Vugrin, , Cynthia A. Phillips, Sarah Walsh, Jacob A. Hobbs, Stephen J. Verzi (Sandia National Laboratories)
12:20-12:30 Wrap-up/discussion

Block 3:  Counter-terrorism & counter-criminality complexity challenges
14:15-15:00 The Complexity of Countering Ideologically Driven Violent Extremism through narratives
Afzal Upal (DRDC)
15:00-15:45 Complexity in security: Discovering the narrative in crime related data
Peter A. de Kock (Pandora Intelligence)
15:45-16:15 Break
16:15-16:45 Opponent Resillience
Bob van der Vecht, Ana Isabel Barros, Bert Boltjes, Tom Logtens, Nico Reus (TNO)
16:45-17:15 Goldilocks and the Wicked Problem
Pamela Sydelko, Michael North, Ignacio Martinez-Moyano, and Brittany Friedman (Systems Science Center, Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory)
17:15-17:45 A Complex Systems Approach to Modelling and Analysis of Security and Resilience in Air Transport
Alexei Sharpanskykh (Delft University of Technology)

17:45-18:00 Way ahead and wrap-up

Would you like to attend the CCS 2016? Register at the www.ccs2016.org website


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