In 2004, a cross-disciplinary satellite workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity in Information and Communication Technology was successfully organized by the Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems for Information and Communication Technologies at Bologna, Italy. In the following year, the Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks at City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University organized a workshop of similar scale and scope in Hong Kong, and the 2005 workshop was named International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks (IWCSN). In the subsequent years, the workshop continued to be organized, under the same title, by different groups in Vancouver, Guilin, Canberra, Bristol, Beijing, Melbourne and Minneapolis, Vancouver, Shanghai, Perth, Atlanta, Doha and Nanjing. In 2013, the workshop began to be organized under the auspice of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and has since then included IEEE in its official title. It has now become a regular annual meeting for researchers in the emerging area of complex systems and networks to exchange ideas and renew friendship.

The 2019 workshop will be held tentatively in September 2019, at the University of Humboldt, Berlin, Germany. 
Information will be available soon!

Topics of Interest:

Topics of interest of this workshop include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Analysis of complex networks
  • Coupled networks and cyber-physical networks
  • Networked control systems
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Synchronization phenomena in networks
  • Modeling and analysis of complex systems
  • Complex engineering design, including communication networks, power grids, electronic circuits, nano-material, biomedical systems, software systems, etc.
  • Biological systems, neural networks, disease transmission
  • Other applications in art, finance, social science, climate change, etc. 

Organizer for 2019:

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Institute of Physics at the Humboldt University, Berlin

Inquiry: Prof. Jürgen Kurths


Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks at City University of Hong Kong

Technical Sponsor:

Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

Topics at the 2004 Bologna Inaugural Workshop:

  1. Bifurcation Analysis in Power Electronics and Applications - Michael Tse
  2. The Frobenius-Perron Operator: Applications to Chaotic Dynamics - Jose Luis Rodriguez Marrero
  3. System Theory and Communication Networks: An Overview on Some Recent Results - Patrick Thiran
  4. Modelling and Characterization of Traffic in Deployed Networks - Ljiljana Trajkovic
  5. Shannon's Challenge and Iterative Coding Systems - Ruediger Urbanke
  6. Nonlinear Dynamics of Iterative Decoding Systems - Ljupco Kocarev
  7. Complex Networks: Small World, Scale Free and Beyond - Guanrong Chen
  8. Synchronization in Networks of Coupled Nonlinear Systems with Delay in Nonreciprocal Time-Varying Coupling - Chai Wah Wu
  9. Multistability, Clustering and Other Interesting Behaviors in Simple Driver-Dissipative Lattices - Manuel Velarde
  10. Mobile Agents in Innovatove System Modelling - Pier Paolo Adriani
© Michael Tse 2018