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 and Doha. 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 2018 workshop will be held on October 19-21, 2018, at Southeast University, Nanjing, China. The workshop website is:

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 2018:

Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Networked Collective Intelligence and
School of Mathematics, Southeast University, China

Inquiry: Prof Wenwu Yu


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

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