2010 Complexity in Business Conference -


Now in its second year, the Complexity in Business Conference endeavors to be the premier meeting for the intersection of Complex Systems and Business. The conference will be a one-day event and will include talks by thought leaders and an audience blend of academics and industry practitioners. We are very excited to announce that this year we will be having a concurrent track during the conference and will be accepting abstract submissions from the public. We are looking forward to a lively set of interactions among a very distinguished group of researchers and business leaders.

For up-to-date conference information, go to the conference’s official Web site at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ccb/cbconference.aspx

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Submissions are encouraged that apply complex systems method to any area of management science. Areas of focus include applications of complex system methods, such as 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
♦ Advanced Data Mining and Agent-based Modeling
♦ Geography and Computational Modeling
♦ Understanding the Economic and Cultural Implications of Internet-enabled
Social Media
♦ Diffusion of Innovation
♦ Leverage Points and Scenario Analysis
♦ Network-based Organizational Learning

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Preference for academic abstracts will be given to more rigorous analytical, empirical and behavioral approaches. Presentations should be 25 minutes in length

Because there will be no published proceedings, we encourage authors to submit their best work, providing it will not have been published by the date of the conference.

Abstracts may be submitted online at

The closing date for abstracts is at 23:59, Eastern-Standard time on August 31, 2010. The conference committee will select abstracts on a competitive basis, and authors will be notified by September 13, 2010.

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