[alife] CFP: 3rd Annual Complexity in Business Conference

William M Rand wrand at umich.edu
Fri Jun 17 10:10:26 PDT 2011

Submission at the intersection of Artificial Life and Business / Management Science are encouraged.

The Center for Complexity in Business invites you to submit an abstract for consideration for the 3rd annual Complexity in Business Conference. The conference will be held in Washington DC on October 14th, 2011.
Submissions are encouraged that apply complex systems methods to any area of management science. Areas of focus include agent-based modeling, network science (social network analysis), nonlinear optimization (machine learning), spatial modeling (geographic information systems) and other techniques to analyze and solve problems that arise when large numbers of entities (consumers, employees, traders, firms, etc.) interact in ways that are too complex to be understood by more traditional management research tools. Interesting submissions could be based in practically any area of modern management, including marketing, information systems, operations and logistics, finance, and organization science. Specific topics might include:
·      Computational Consumer Behavior Modeling
·      Geography and Computational Modeling
·      Diffusion of Innovation
·      Network-based Organizational Learning
·      Advanced Data Mining and Agent-based Modeling
·      Leverage Points and Scenario Analysis
·      Understanding the Economic and Cultural Implications of Internet-enabled Social Media
Preference for academic abstracts will be given to more rigorous analytical, empirical, and behavioral approaches. Presentations should be 25 minutes in length.
Abstracts may be submitted only via our conference page at EasyChair. Abstracts should be no longer than 1 page. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 23:59, Eastern-Standard Time. The conference committee will select abstracts on a competitive basis, and authors will be notified by August 14th, 2011.
Conference information is available at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ccb/conference/2011/
Center for Complexity in Business
Robert H. Smith School of Business
William Rand                       Phone: 301-405-7229                        Fax: 301-405-0146
Asst. Prof. in Marketing, Decision, Operations & Information Technology, and Computer Science
Director of Research, Center for Complexity in Business, http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ccb/
3457 Van Munching Hall  University of Maryland  College Park, Maryland  20742-1815

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