CCS'18 Satellite session 'The Complexity of Conflict and Crime'

Thessaloniki, Greece | Vellidio Convention Center • 23 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018

During the upcoming Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) a special satellite session on the complexity of conflict and crime will be hosted by Dr. Ana Isabel Barros (TNO/UvA-IAS) and Dr. Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano (Argonne National Laboratory / University of Chicago) is a follow-on to the 2016 and 2017 CCS satellite sessions  on security and will focus on conflict and crime modelling.

The existence, and consequences, of conflict and crime in society trigger the need to timely detect leading indicators of critical transitions that might lead to conflict and that can help implement interventions to counter criminal behaviour. Although such interventions may appear valid and reasonable when analysed in isolation, when implemented in complex societal systems, they might produce unanticipated effects, counteract others, or harm instead of contributing to increase security. This is the nature of complex systems.Additionally, certain threat vectors are not identifiable immediately and the actions to counter them take time to be identified, defined, and implemented, unavoidably adding time delays with consequences that are difficult to assess and manage.

Therefore, this session will address topics like analysis of thresholds and tipping points of conflict escalation, emergent behaviour of criminal organisations, strategies and interventions for conflict de-escalation, and effectively countering crime will be addressed. Moreover, it will foster a conversation about how complex systems analysis can effectively help address security challenges and make the world a safer place!
Interested in submiting a paper? Just send us your abstract (plain text) before June 28.
All participants must register for the Conference on Complex Systems 2018 in Thessaloniki.
Notification of acceptance until Jun 28 allows for early registration for the CCS conference (until Jun 30, 2018) after acceptance. More information on CCS'18 program can be found here.

The program of the satellite session will include presentations from Czeslaw Mesjasz, Marco Javarone, Cheong Siew Ann and a workshop to flesh out the research challenges in these areas. A detailed program will be available soon.

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Interested in submitting a paper? Just send us your abstract before July 1st

Submission of paper

Military Operations

Within Military Operations we focus on the development and application of (mathematical) methods and models to make the effects of policy decisions objective and clear and to improve the use of the material... Read more

Dr. Ana Isabel Barros

  • Operational Research
  • Complex systems
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Defence and Security

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