Conference proceedings

Proceedings of the 2013 Summer Solstice International Conference on Discrete Models of Complex Systems will be published in Acta Physica Polonica B Proceedings Supplement in 2014.

All participants are encouraged to submit their contributions to the conference proceedings.

Manuscripts should conform with the standards of APPB Proc Suppl. Guide for Authors and the appropriate Latex document class can be found at the journal's webpage:

Contributions (preferably compressed as one zip-file) should be submitted via e-mail to the conference address:

The extended deadline for submission is 15 November 2013 . All submissions will go through a peer-review process according to the journal standards.

Conference photo gallery

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Pre-poster presentations

Participants who present posters are encouraged to advertise their contributions during the pre-poster session (Thursday, June 27, 16.40-17.00). Presentations should be brief (c.a. 3 min) and consist of no more than 3 slides/transparencies.

NEW! Conference programme

Here you can download the Summer Solstice 2013 conference programme.

Abstract book available

Here you can download the abstract book for the Summer Solstice 2013 conference

Social events

On Friday, June 28, at 14:00 a guided tour to the Royal Castle and Warsaw Old Town will be organized. The visit to the Castle is scheduled at 15:00 and will take approximately 1,5 hours. Then, there will be a short walk to the Cathedral and the Old Market and some free time to relax, buy souvenirs, etc. The participants who intend to take part in the excursion will be asked to confirm this at the registration desk.

The conference dinner will start at 19:00 after the excursion.

Summer Solstice 2013: Discrete Models Of Complex Systems

Complex systems are pervasive in many fields of science and we encounter them everyday and everywhere in our life. Their examples include financial markets, highway transportation networks, telecommunication networks, human economies, social networks, immunological systems, living organisms, ant colonies, ect. The key feature of a complex system is that it is composed of large number of interconnected and interacting entities exhibiting much richer dynamical properties on global scale than they could be inferred from the properties and behaviors of its individual entities. Complex systems are studied in many areas of natural sciences, social sciences, engineering and mathematical sciences. An important part of these interdisciplinary studies forms discrete modeling. These models can be seen as the simplest laboratories to study phenomena exhibited by complex systems like self-organization processes, pattern formation, cooperation, adaptation, competition, attractors, or multi-scaling phenomena. The objective of this conference is to bring together researchers working on discrete modeling of complex systems and to provide a forum for exchange of ideas and presentation of results of their research.



Discrete automata

Researchers and scientists working in the area of discrete modeling of complex systems are invited to participate in the conference and present results of their research. Both theoretical and applied research is of interest. In particular, the scope of the conference comprises (but is not limited to) cellular automata, lattice gas cellular automata, agent based simulation models, individually based simulation models, networks, discrete maps, chaotic and stochastic systems and their applications in physical, medical, social and economic sciences.

Invited Speakers

Franco Bagnoli
Andreas Deutsch *
Bruno Di Stefano
Sergey Dorogovtsev *
Bartłomiej Dybiec
Rolf Hoffmann

George Kampis
Krzysztof Kułakowski
Anna T Lawniczak
Danuta Makowiec
M. Angeles Serrano
Bosiljka Tadic

            * to be confirmed


The conference will be held at the Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland. According to a preliminary schedule, the conference will start on Thursday, 27 June 2013 at 9:00, and end on Saturday, 29 June 2013, before lunch.


Scientific Committee

Franco Bagnoli (University of Florence, Italy)
Marian Boguna (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Andreas Deutsch (University of Dresden, Germany)
Brundo Di Stefano (Nuptek Systems Ltd, Canada)
Sergey Dorogovtsev (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Bartłomiej Dybiec (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Nazim Fates (INRIA NAncy - Grand Est, France)
Agata Fronczak (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Rolf Hoffmann (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Janusz Hołyst (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
George Kampis (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)
Robert Kosiński (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Andrzej Krawiecki (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Krzysztof Kułakowski (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Anna T. Lawniczak (University of Guelph, Canada)
Danuta Makowiec (University of Gdansk, Poland)
M. Angeles Serrano (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Bosiljka Tadic (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

Organizing Committee

Brundo Di Stefano (Nuptek Systems Ltd, Canada)
Agata Fronczak (WUT)
Janusz Hołyst (WUT)
Andrzej Krawiecki (WUT)
Anna T. Lawniczak (University of Guelph, Canada)
Danuta Makowiec (University of Gdansk, Poland)

Local Organising Board

Andrzej Krawiecki (WUT)
Agnieszka Czaplicka (WUT)
Jan Gierałtowski (WUT)
Maciej Mrowiński (WUT)
Piotr Podziemski (WUT)

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