dead sea (Jordan) MACIS II  
Modelling and Analysing  
Complex Interacting Systems  
-- at ACEA 2008  


This special session follows the first edition of MACIS which was held at EcoSummit 2007, may 2007, Beijing, China.

Interaction systems cover wide topics for modelling in Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences with various applications in Ecology, Biology, Sociology, Physics and Environment.

The main purpose of this session is to bring together worldwide leading researchers and experts, to further promote and develop the cutting-edge research on complexity, chaos, bifurcation and stability in mathematical and on individual-based models, multi-agent systems and swarm intelligence in computational modeling of ecological, biological and environmental systems and more generally interacting systems.

The implications have changed our understanding of important phenomena in almost every field of science, including ecology. Complexity (or the science of complexity) is often used as a shorthand for the field that developed in the late 1980s around the use of mathematical and computational modeling of biological, economic and technological systems known as "complex systems".

Therefore, this special session has a broad interest. It will focus on equation-based, deterministic, stochastic ODE, PDE or mapping modelling of eco or bio-systems analysis; but also on individual-based, agent-based and swarm intelligence based models for the study of eco or bio-complexity and global emergent properties.

M.A. Aziz-Alaoui, Cyrille Bertelle,     
Gérard H.E. Duchamp, Shaher Momani, Zaid Odibat      

Topics of interest

Submissions are invited on all aspects of complex interactions systems, their models, theirs analysis, and the various aspects of applications. This includes, but not limited to:
  • Complex modelling methodology
  • Self-organisation modelling
  • Evolutionary models
  • Individual-based models
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Complex modelling for decision support systems
  • Control and synchronisation of chaotic dynamical systems
  • Dynamics control through invariant properties
  • Dynamic graph-based models
  • Fractional dynamical systems
  • ...

Submissions and Publications

Submissions are to be made using the specific MACIS 2 easychair web page.
We are expected to publish the best papers proposed to this session for a special issue in a journal and book chapters, like we did for the previous MACIS in China.

Author Kit

The final manuscripts must respect the author kit which is available here.

Provisory Program

July 24th, 2008

Part 1
Chair: Professor Gérard H.E. Duchamp
  • 09:00-09:30 - Tutorial 1: Professor Shaher Momani
    • Algorithms for Nonlinear Fractional Partial Differential Equations: A Selection of Numerical Methods
  • 09:30-09:50 - Reyad El-Khazali
    • Fractional Analog and Digital Phase-Looked Loops
  • 09:50-10:10 - Muhammad Zurigat, Shaher Momani, Ahmad Alawneh
    • The Homotopy Analysis Method for Handling Systems of Fractional Differential Equations
  • 10:10-10:30 - Ahmad Al-Ajou, Zaid Odibat, Ahmed Alawneh
    • Numerical Approximation for Population Growth Models
  • 10:30-10:50 - Jamal Al-Bastanjy
    • Homotopy Analysis Method for Systems of Fractional Partial Differential Equations

11:00-11:30 - Coffee break

Part 2
Chair: Professor Shaher Momani
  • 11:30-12:00 - Tutorial 2: Professor M.A. Aziz-Alaoui
    • Dynamical Systems Synchronization and Complexity
  • 12:00-12:30 - Tutorial 3: Professor Cyrille Bertelle
  • 12:30-12:50 - Ahmed Y. Abdallah
    • Exponential Attractors for First Order Lattice Dynamical System
  • 12:50-13:10 - C. Bertelle, R. Ghnemat, G.H.E. Duchamp
    • Swarm Intelligence Engineering for Spatial Organization Modelling
  • 13:10-13:30 - Nathalie Corson

13:30-14:30 - Lunch Time

Part 3
Chair: Professor Zaid Odibat
  • 14:30-15:00 - Tutorial 4: Professor Gérard H.E. Duchamp
    • Dynamic combinatorics, complex systems and applications to physics
  • 15:00-15:20 - Omar Abu-Argob, Nabil T. Shawagfeh, Zaer S. Abo-Hammour
    • Numerical Solution of Initial Value Problems Using Continuous Genetic Algorithms
  • 15:20-15:40 - Sana Abu-Ghurra, Vedat Suat Erturk, Shaher Momani
    • Application of the modified differential transform method to strongly non-linear oscillators
  • 15:40-16:00 - Bnan Ma'aiah
    • Non-Standard Discretization for Nonlinear Systems of Fractional Differential Equations
  • 16:00-16:20 - M. Arfi, B.O.M. Lemine, C. Selmi
    • Using Infinite Words to Model Nash Equilibria in Infinitely Repeated Games
  • 16:30 - Session Ending

Important Dates

  • June 20, 2008: full paper submission deadline
  • July 5, 2008: notification of acceptance
  • July 15, 2008: final manuscrit due

Scientific Committee and Chair

  • Prof. M.A. Aziz-Alaoui
    LMAH, University of Le Havre
    25 rue Philippe Lebon, BP 540, 76058 Le Havre Cedex, France.
  • Prof. Cyrille Bertelle
    LITIS, University of Le Havre
    25 rue Philippe Lebon, BP 540, 76058 Le Havre Cedex, France.
  • Prof. Gérard H.E. Duchamp
    LIPN, Galilée Institute, University of Paris 13
    99 avenue Jean-Baptiste Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France.
  • Prof. Shaher Momani
    Department of Mathematics, Mutah University
    Al-Karak, Jordan
  • Prof. Zaid Odibat
    Prince Abdullah Bin Ghazi Faculty of Science and IT
    Al-Balqa' Applied University, Salt 19117, Jordan.

Registration and Fees

You must, please, follow the instructions given by the general conference ACEA 2008