Complexity in Business


5th Annual Complexity in Business Conference, Washington, 7-8 Nov 2013; Deadline 8 Sep

The Center for Complexity in Business invites you to submit an abstract for consideration for the 5th Annual Complexity in Business Conference. The conference will be held in Washington DC on November 7th and 8th, 2013.

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. For instance, specific example 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 approximately 25 minutes in length.

Abstracts may be submitted only via the conference page at EasyChair. Abstracts should be no longer than 1 page. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at 23:59, Eastern-Standard Time. The conference committee will select abstracts on a competitive basis, and authors will be notified by September 15th, 2013.

Conference information is available at

Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

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