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COMPLEXIS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


COMPLEXIS – the International Conference on Complex Information Systems, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing innovative views on all aspects of Complex Information Systems, in different areas such as Informatics, Telecommunications, Computational Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Social Sciences. Information is pervasive in many areas of human activity – perhaps all – and complexity is a characteristic of current Exabyte-sized, highly connected and hyper dimensional, information systems. COMPLEXIS 2016 is expected to provide an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the potential of new methodologies, technologies and application areas of complex information systems, in the academic and corporate world.
COMPLEXIS 2016 seeks papers reporting research work, applications or case-studies, on topics indicated below in the section “Conference Areas”. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Both technological and social-oriented papers are accepted. All papers must describe original work, not previously published or submitted to another conference. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of COMPLEXIS under an ISBN, and will be indexed by major indexes. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports (regular papers) and work-in-progress reports (position papers) are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and focused presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Complexity Theory
  • Chaos Theory and Applications
  • Quantum Computing
  • Information and Entropy
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Automation, Control and Robotics
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Complex Networks
  • Internet and the Semantic Web
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Usability of Complex Information Systems
  • Power Distribution, Energy and Control


  • Complex Biomedical Systems and Signals
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Biological and Biomedical Data Mining
  • Ontology Engineering
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Imaging and Data Visualization
  • Health Systems Complexity
  • Artificial Life
  • Population Models


  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
  • Self-Organizing Systems
  • Deep Learning
  • Non-Linear Dynamics
  • Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems
  • Climate Change and Natural Science Simulations


  • Social Networks
  • Linguistic and Cognitive Systems
  • Complexity Management
  • Data-Driven Models
  • Visualization
  • Cultural Models
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Economic Complexity
  • Information Systems
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Gaming


Peter SlootComplexity Institute Singapore, Singapore; ITMO St. Petersburg; Russion Federation; University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Verena KantereUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland
Muthu RamachandranLeeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Schahram DustdarVienna University of Technology, Austria


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library .
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Open Journal of Big Data (OJBD) .
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence.
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Future Generation Computer Systems Journal.
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a Journal of Network and Computer Application.
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a Journal of Information Management.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 22 - 24 April, 2016

Paper Submission: January 11, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 5, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 19, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 8, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 24, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 4, 2016 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: January 6, 2016 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: January 22, 2016 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: February 26, 2016 (expired)

Demo Proposal: February 26, 2016 (expired)

Panel Proposal: February 26, 2016 (expired)


COMPLEXIS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: complexis.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.complexis.org/


Our event will take place at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airports Fiumicino and Ciampino.


Victor ChangTeesside University, United Kingdom


Víctor Méndez MuñozIUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States


Markus Abel, Ambrosys GmbH, Germany
Sebastian Ahnert, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Eleonora Alfinito, Università del Salento, Italy
Frédéric Amblard, UT1, France
Marcio Argollo de Menezes, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Tomaso Aste, University College London, United Kingdom
Fatihcan Atay, , Germany
Franco Bagnoli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Christian Beck, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom
Gilles Bernot, Université Côte d'Azur, France
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom
Bruce Boghosian, Tufts University, United States
Raffaella Burioni, Università di Parma, Italy
Heriberto Cabezas, Pazmany Peter Catholic University & US Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Alessio Cardillo, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Guoqian Chen, Peking University, China
Chantal Cherifi, Lyon 2 University, France
Dante Chialvo, , Argentina
Richard Clegg, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Manuel Clergue, Université des Antilles, France
Bernat Corominas-Murtra, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Mario Cosenza, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Carmen-Eugenia Costea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Regino Criado, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Andrew Crooks, George Mason University, United States
Guillaume Deffuant, Irstea, France
Jean-Charles Delvenne, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Bayram Deviren, Nevsehir University, Turkey
Ali Ebnenasir, Michigan Technological University, United States
Duccio Fanelli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Harold Fellermann, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Eliseo Ferrante, , Belgium
Luigi Fortuna, University of Catania, Italy
Jean-Marc Girault, Tours University, France
Paolo Grigolini, University of North Texas, United States
Jean-Loup Guillaume, Université de la Rochelle, France
Dilek Günneç, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Abraham Gutiérrez, INRA, France
Mirsad Hadzikadic, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Fred Hasselman, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Ken Hawick, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Emilio Hernandez-Garcia, , Spain
Edward Huang, George Mason University, United States
Jose Iglesias, Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Brazil
Giulia Iori, City University London, United Kingdom
Sabir Jacquir, Université de Bourgogne-Franche Comté, France
Rushed Kanawati, LIPN CNRS UMR 7030, France
Abder Koukam, UNiversite de technologie de Belfort Montbeliard, France
Ladislav Kristoufek, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Ferenc Kun, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur, Belgium
Ralf Lämmel, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Ney Lemke, , Brazil
John Lock, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Javier M. Buldu, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Krzysztof Malarz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Susanna Manrubia, , Spain
Antonio Manzalini, Ingegnere, Telecom Italia, Italy
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Nicolas Marilleau, UMI 209 UMMISCO, Institut de Recherche pour le Développment (IRD), Bondy, France
Sebastian Martorell, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jose Mateos, Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Jackson Mayo, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Matus Medo, Fribourg University, Switzerland
José Mendes, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Byungjoon Min, City College of New York, United States
Henk Nijmeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Jinzhong Niu, City University of New York, United States
A. Ozbayoglu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Arka Pandit, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Massimo Panella, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Fragkiskos Papadopoulos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Abani Patra, The State University of New York at Buffalo, United States
Camelia Pintea, Technical University Cluj Napoca, Romania
Tobias Preis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Faustino Prieto, University of Cantabria, Spain
Francisco Prieto-Castrillo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Andrea Rapisarda, University of Catania and INFN - Unict, Italy
Martín Ravetti, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Michael Richardson, University of Cincinnati, United States
Ismael Rodea-Palomares, University of Florida, Spain
Caesar Saloma, University of the Philippines, Philippines
Ricardo Sanz, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Satu Schaeffer, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
Roberto Serra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Yongtang Shi, Nankai University, China
Constantinos Siettos, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Russell Standish, Kingston University, Australia
Samir Suweis, University of Padova, Italy
Michael Szell, Northeastern University, CCNR, United States
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Guy Theraulaz, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, INAOE, Mexico
Miguel Valencia Ustárroz, Foundation for Applied Medical Research / Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Imre Varga, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Sandro Wimberger, Parma University, Italy
Michael Wolf-Branigin, George Mason University, United States
David Wolpert, , United States
Mustak Yalcin, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Muhittin Yilmaz, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), United States
Emanuela ZACCARELLI, CNR-ISC, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Massimiliano Zanin, Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos IFISC-CSIC, Spain

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