MARCH 31 - APRIL 2, 2021   ONLINE (via Zoom)

NERCCS 2021:
Fourth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems

Sponsored by the Complex Systems Society US Northeast Chapter, the Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo), and the Bernard M. and Ruth R. Bass Center for Leadership Studies at Binghamton University

NERCCS 2021: The Fourth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems will follow the success of the previous NERCCS conferences to promote the emerging venue of interdisciplinary scholarly exchange for complex systems researchers in the Northeast U.S. region (and beyond) to share their research outcomes through presentations and online publications, network with their peers, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration and the growth of the research community.

NERCCS will particularly focus on facilitating the professional growth of early career faculty, postdocs, and students in the region who will likely play a leading role in the field of complex systems science and engineering in the coming years.

The 2021 conference will be held fully online via Zoom.



We call for submissions for oral and poster presentations on a wide variety of complex systems research. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

Theoretical foundations of complex systems
Nonlinear dynamics and chaos
Systems theory, information theory, and systems science
Game theory, decision theory, and socio-economical applications

Self-organization, pattern formation, and collective behavior
Structure and dynamics of complex networks
Sustainability and adaptability of complex systems
Bio-inspired systems, machine learning, and evolutionary computation

Data-driven approaches to complex systems
Applications to the humanities, art, and literature
Historical and philosophical aspects of complex systems
Complex systems and education

Submissions should be made as a single PDF file via EasyChair, in either extended abstract format (1 page, including one figure) or full paper format (15 pages max.).

New in NERCCS 2021: Full paper submission has an earlier deadline to allow for rigorous full-paper peer reviews, and if accepted, the papers will be published in Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS) by the time of the conference (free of charge). Interested authors can contact the Publication Chairs (Barney Ricca and Georgi Georgiev).

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Best Paper / Best Poster Awards: NERCCS 2021 will offer the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards. The winner will be selected from accepted papers and posters by the judge panel, which will be recognized with a certificate at the conference.

Important Dates:

Full paper submission deadline:  February 1, 2021
Full paper notification to authors:  February 28, 2021
Extended abstract submission deadline:  March 1, 2021
Extended abstract notification to authors:  March 15, 2021
Revision deadline:  March 26, 2021
Registration deadline:  March 29, 2021
Conference:  March 31 - April 2, 2021


Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

Pre-Conference School Speakers





Registration for NERCCS 2021 will be completely free!:

Registration Deadline: March 29, 2021


Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:   Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Naoki Masuda (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Program Chairs:   Leila Hedayatifar (New England Complex Systems Institute)
Alfredo Morales (Redzone Production Systems / MIT Media Lab)
Poster Session Chair:   Xingye Qiao (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Logistics Chairs:   Andreas Pape (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Chou-Yu (Joey) Tsai (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Publication Chairs:   Georgi Georgiev (Assumption College / Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Barney Ricca (St. John Fisher College)
Education Chairs:   Changqing Cheng (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Dane Taylor (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

Program Committee:

Amir Akhavan    Mariano Beguerisse-Diaz    Ling Bian    Olha Buchel    Changqing Cheng    Kenneth Chiu    Chun-An Chou    Sean Cornelius    Shelley Dionne    Xiaowen Dong    Georgi Georgiev    Rachael Hageman Blair    Leila Hedayatifar    Matthijs Koopmans    Nishant Malik    Naoki Masuda    Alfredo Morales    Esteban Moro    Sarah Muldoon    Frank Neffke    Andreas Pape    Flavio Pinheiro    Xingye Qiao    Babak Ravandi    Barney Ricca    Jonathan Roginski    A. Erdem Sarıyüce    Hiroki Sayama    Saray Shai    Per Sebastian Skardal    Dane Taylor    Chou-Yu (Joey) Tsai    Stephen Uzzo    Derrick Vangennep    Jean-Gabriel Young   


Complex Systems Society US Northeast Chapter
Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems at Binghamton University
Bernard M. and Ruth R. Bass Center for Leadership Studies at Binghamton University