NERCCS 2022:

Fifth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems

March 30-April 1, 2022   -:-   Buffalo, NY

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NERCCS 2022: The Fifth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems will follow the success of NERCCS 2018, NERCCS 2019, NERCCS 2020, and NERCCS 2021 to promote the emerging venue of interdisciplinary scholarly exchange for complex systems researchers in the Northeast U.S. region to share their research outcomes through presentations and post-conference online publications, network with their peers in the region, and promote inter-campus collaboration and the growth of the research community. NERCCS is particularly focus on facilitating the professional growth of early career faculty, postdocs, and students in the region who will likely play a leading role in the field of complex systems science and engineering in the coming years.

Due to the Omicron Covid-19 variant, we are planning for a hybrid conference format that includes both online and in-person participation options. In-person participation will take place in a decentralized, self-organized fashion via satellite locations and will be connected over Zoom. If you would like to organize a satellite location, please contact us asap at

 Current satellite locations:

  •   University at Buffalo
  •   SUNY Binghamton

If necessary, we will go completely online.


Important Dates:

Submission deadline:   January 31, 2022 
Notification to authors:   February 28, 2022
Registration deadline:   March 27, 2022
Conference:   March 30-April 1, 2022

We call for submissions of papers for oral and poster presentations on a wide variety of complex systems research. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

Theoretical foundations of complex systems
Nonlinear dynamics and chaos
Systems theory, information theory, and systems science
Game theory, decision theory, and socio-economical applications

Self-organization, pattern formation, and collective behavior
Structure and dynamics of complex networks
Sustainability and adaptability of complex systems
Bio-inspired systems, machine learning, and evolutionary computation

Data-driven approaches to complex systems
Applications to the humanities, art, and literature
Historical and philosophical aspects of complex systems
Complex systems and education

Submissions should be made as a single PDF file via EasyChair., in either extended abstract format (1 page including one figure) or full paper format (15 pages max). Click here for formatting instructions and use the Formatting example in LaTeX

Submissions will be evaluated and selected through a rigorous peer review process.

Best Poster and Best Presentation Awards: NERCCS 2022 will give Awards to recognize the Best Posters and Best Presentations. The winners will be selected by a committee.

Accepted abstracts will be invited to submit an extended full paper of their work for a special issue of the Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS), an open-access online journal hosted by the Open Repository @ Binghamton (ORB). No publication fee required. Interested authors should contact the Publication Chairs (Barney Ricca and Georgi Georgiev).


Stay tuned.


Keynote Speakers


Dora Biro Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
- University of Rochester -


Peter J. Mucha Jack Byrne Distinguished Professor in Mathematics
- Dartmouth College -

Invited Speakers


Daniel M. Abrams Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
- Northwestern University -


Francesca Bernardi Department of Mathematical Sciences
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute -


Yingjie Hu Department of Geography
- University at Buffalo -


Eleni Katifori Department of Physics and Astronomy
- University of Pennsylvania -


Scott Rich Krembil Brain Institute, University Health Network
- University of Toronto -


Jean-Gabriel Young Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- University of Vermont -




Erik M. Bollt W. Jon Harrington Professor of Mathematics
- Clarkson University -


Saray Shay Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Wesleyan University -


Coming in January 2022.


Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:   Dane Taylor (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Sarah Muldoon (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Naoki Masuda (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Education Chairs:   Gourab Ghoshal (University of Rochester)
Nishant Malik (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Program Chairs:   James Bagrow (University of Vermont)
Laurent H├ębert Dufresne (University of Vermont)
Logistics Chair:   Prosenjit Kundu (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Communications Chair:   Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University, SUNY)
Publication Chairs:   Georgi Georgiev (Assumption College / Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Barney Ricca (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)

Program Committee: