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Call For Abstracts

Fifth International Workshop on Guided Self-Organization (GSO-2012)

Dear colleagues,

This is an announcement and Call for Abstracts for the Fifth International Workshop on Guided Self-Organisation (GSO-2012) to be held at University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia, September 26-28, 2012:

The workshop will bring together researchers from a richly diverse background who share interest in understanding and designing self-organizing systems. Of particular interest are well-founded, but general methods for characterizing such systems in a principled way with the view of ultimately allow them to be guided toward prespecified goals. Information theory, nonlinear dynamics and graph theory are core to many of these methods, and quantifying complexity and its sources is a common theme.

Submissions to the workshop are extended abstracts (one page). If interested in participating, send an extended abstract (by 16 July 2012) by email to:

prokopenko.mikhail at

The notifications are expected by 31 July 2012.

Authors of accepted submissions will present the content to the workshop. It is expected that post-workshop publication of selected papers will follow in a special journal issue (as has been the case for previous GSO workshops). Please consult above website for more information.

Best wishes,
Peter Robinson
Mikhail Prokopenko
Mahendra Piraveenan
Daniel Polani
Larry Yaeger