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The Challenge of Complexity
September 27-28, 2004 in Los Angeles, California

SUNDAY, September 26
7:00 pm
Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner

Monday, September 27 - CONFERENCE
7:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am
Conference Welcome
Leonard Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
8:45 am
Conference Overview
Leonard Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:30 am
Emergent Complexity
Danny Hillis, Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Applied Minds, Inc.
10:15 am
Break
10:45 am
Autonomic Computing: Building Self-Managing Systems
Alan Ganek, Vice President, Autonomic Computing, IBM
11:30 am
Self-Management of Complex Legacy Systems and Systems of Systems
Gail Kaiser, Director, Programming Systems Lab, Columbia University
12:15 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Intentional Technologies - Making More Problem Information Machine Processable
Charles Simonyi, President and CEO, Intentional Software
2:15 pm
Tots and 'Bots: How the Mind Manages Complexity
Paul Cohen, Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amhert
3:00 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Autonomous Computing Platforms
Richard Doyle, Manager, Information Technology Program Office, JPL
4:15 pm
Complexity and Loopholes
Eric Bonabeau, Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Icosystem Corp.
7:00 pm
Reception and Dinner

TUESDAY, September 28 - CONFERENCE
7:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am
Feedback in Natural and Engineering Systems
Richard Murray, Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology
9:15 am
TTI/TTI/Vanguard Updates
9:30 am

Using Biological Models as Analogies for Computing and Complexity
Steve Burbeck, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Software Group

10:30 am
Break
11:00 am
Why Complexity Grows
Joseph Tainter, Project Leader, Cultural Heritage Research Project, Rocky Mountain Research Station
11:50 am
Information Flow in Social Networks
Bernardo Huberman, Senior HP Fellow and Director, Information Dynamics Lab at HP Laboratories
12:40 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm
Dynamics, Schedules, and Complexity in the Manufacturing Supply Network
Janet Efstathiou, University Lecturer, Engineering Science, Oxford University
2:45 pm
Complexity and the Internet
David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
3:30 pm
Conference Wrap-Up
Leonard Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 pm
Close of Conference

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