Aim of the CSM/KSS'2005 workshop

The CSM/KSS'2005 combines the two successful series of workshops: it is the 19th International Workshop on Complex Systems Modeling (CSM), and the 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences (KSS).

The CSM Workshops

Professor Yoshikazu Sawaragi, Chairman of the Japan Institute of Shinayaka System Engineering (and of the former Japan Institute of Systems Research (JISR)), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis   (IIASA)   have been organizing annual workshops since 1987 in order to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners working on development and application of system analysis methods to model based analysis of complex problems. The workshops are aimed at reviewing advances in methodology and tools of system analysis applied to various practical problems.

The main topics of this series of workshops have gradually been changing from algorithmic aspects of model analysis, through topics of decision analysis and support, multi criteria decision analysis up to - recently dominating - analysis of complex systems for integrated policy assessment (you may want to click   here   for links to abstracts of related workshops held at IIASA since 1996).

The KSS Symposia

Knowledge science and systems science can be used as a methodology or as a tool; and the two fields can benefit each other. Around these disciplines, the first International Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences, initiated and organized by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), was held in September 2000 (KSS2000), then KSS2001 in Dalian University of Technology (Dalian, China), KSS2002 in University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (Shanghai, China), KSS2003 in South China University of Technology (Guangzhou, China), and KSS2004 which was held in JAIST with the support of the 21st century COE (center of excellence) program in JAIST.

The International Society for Knowledge and Systems Sciences (ISKSS) was formally established in 2003 at the KSS2003. Now, ISKSS members spread over ten countries. The overall purpose of the society is to promote development of knowledge science and systems science, as well as collaboration between both of the two fields. It further seeks to encourage research and facilitate communication between and among scientists and professionals from various disciplines and professions at local, regional, national, and international levels.

Scope of the CSM/KSS'2005 workshop

The presentations at the CSM/KSS'2005 workshop are expected to cover the following areas:

Modeling life-cycle   (listed above as a container of problems) includes the following phases of modeling: designing or adapting a model; developing and verifying the necessary data; preparing or adapting tools (solvers) for the model analysis; developing or adapting interfaces between the model and the solvers; verifying and validating the model and solvers; analyzing the model, typically in a loop composed of designing and generating of a scenario, solving the model and analyzing solution results; developing, reporting and explaining findings/conclusions/policy implications; documenting the model, data development procedures, and model analysis methods; maintaining, updating, and improving these items for the duration of the study; and, finally, terminating the study with proper attention to archives that invite as much reuse as possible.

The organizers encourage presentations of very recent results, especially innovative methods, tools and applications relevant for analysis of either global or universal problems for which standard methods and tools of operations research do not offer a satisfactory solution.

Participation in the CSM/KSS'2005 workshop

Strong international participation is traditionally encouraged for this workshop so that participants can introduce and be introduced to various research perspectives and approaches in the above listed research and applications areas. As in previous years, we are counting on a strong delegation from Japan and we are also inviting leading researchers from other countries to present their methods, applications and tools. Additionally, this open invitation for preregistration is posted on the Web in order to reach those prospective participants who are not yet aware of this annual workshop. In this way, we hope that also in 2005 constructive discussions will be stimulated to benefit all participants and for the progress of the methodologies and tools for model-based analysis of complex systems and integrated policy assessment.

The number of participants of the workshop must be limited, therefore participation is by invitation only. The invitations for the workshop will be distributed before April 30, 2005 to authors of accepted presentations. It is likely that a number of persons who will preregister will exceed the maximum number of participants. In such a case preferences will be given to those who:

Therefore an extended   abstract   is a key element of the   preregistration.

There is a moderate registration fee for participating in the CSM/KSS'2005 workshop. The organizers can provide support for covering the registration fee to participants who are not able to cover it from other sources. Only in exceptional cases will support be offered to participants from countries that are not members of IIASA. Unfortunately, no support can be provided for covering other expenses.

Prospective participants are kindly requested to complete the   preregistration   procedure as soon as possible (but not later than April 30, 2005). The procedure is composed of two elements:

The invitations for the workshop will be distributed before May 10, 2005 to authors of accepted presentations.

Dates, organizational details
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