Netherlands Platform Complex Systems


19 April 2018
Cosmos, Victor J. Koningsberger Building, Budapestlaan 4a-b, 3584 CD Utrecht, The Netherlands

NPCS Annual Conference on 19 April 2018

We are pleased to invite you to the annual conference of the Netherlands Platform Complex Systems (NPCS). The conference will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Utrecht University (Cosmos, Victor J. Koningsberger Building, Budapestlaan 4a-b, 3584 CD Utrecht).

The Netherlands Platform Complex Systems (NPCS) aims to organise, structure and facilitate individuals interested or active in complexity science in complex systems in the Netherlands, and to promote education and societal and industrial use of complex systems tools and knowledge.

This year the programme will reflect the multidisciplinary character of complexity science, with tracks for science and applied topics. Applied topics also include an interactive poster session.

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10.00    Welcome & Coffee

10.20    Opening: Profs. Erik van der Linden (chair NPCS) and Charlotte Hemelrijk (chair NPCS – research)

10.30    Keynote lecture:
Prof. dr. Bas Teusink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Simplicity in complexity: fitness as compass for steering biomolecular networks

11.15    Poster pitches

11:45    Applied interactive poster session & Poster session

12.15    Lunch

13.30    Parallel tracks

Social Sciences

  • Dr. Isabele Salle (Utrecht University),
  • Dr. Michael Mäs (Groningen University),
  • Prof. dr. Floor Alkemade (Eindhoven University of Technology),
  • Dr. Ralf Cox (Groningen University)

Natural Sciences

  • Prof. dr. Arjen Doelman (Leiden University),
  • Dr. Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam),
  • Dr. Ingrid van de Leemput (Wageningen University & Research),
  • Dr. Yael Artzy-Randrup (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Applied topics:

            1) Health and complexity

  • Prof. dr. Karien Stronks (University of Amsterdam) (presentation)
  • Dr. Wilma Waterlander (University of Amsterdam)
  • Msc Guido Veldhuis (TNO) (presentation)

           2) Mobility and complexity

15.30    Break

16.00    Keynote lecture:

Prof. dr. Stefano Battiston (University of Zurich)

The price of complexity in financial networks

16.45    Drinks

We look forward to welcoming you on the 19th of April 2018!


On behalf of the NPCS Board, Prof. dr. Charlotte Hemelrijk (Chair NPCS Research Committee) & Dr. Ana Isabel Barros (Chair NPCS Society Committee)