Seminars 2004-2005

This is the program of seminars that took place during the acdemic year 2004-2005. ECCO seminars normally took place each Friday (sometimes Thursday) at 17h30 in room 3C204 (Building C, 3rd floor), at the VUB Campus Etterbeek

Everyone interested is welcome, although the largest group of attendants are usually ECCO full researchers. The seminars are very interactive, with small groups (about 8 people). The intention is to discuss in depth the research being proposed, and to look for interdisciplinary connections with other ECCO-related themes. Seminars last about two hours, after which the remaining participants go to take a drink in the Opinio Café on the campus, to continue the discussion in a more relaxed setting.

Date... Speaker Topic
09 Nov Andreas Loengarov Network Analysis of Food Webs
09 Dec Klaas Chielens et al. Developing an ECCO wiki
16 Dec Mixel Kiemen Implementation of the CRAB system
28 Jan Carlos Gershenson Self-organizing traffic lights (pdf presentation - paper - simulation)
04 Feb Marko Rodriguez A Self-Organizing and Collective-Intelligence Approach to the Peer-Review Publication Process (paper - powerpoint - pdf presenatation)
11 Feb Francis Heylighen The role of mediators in the self-organization of biological, social and cognitive systems (powerpoint)
18 Feb Frank Van Overwalle From Communication between Individuals to Collective Beliefs: a connectionist simulation of distributed cognition (powerpoint)
25 Feb meeting cancelled
04 Mar Dirk Bollen Applications of situated and embodied cognition
11 Mar Erden Göktepe Emergence of Social Organisations: From Stability to Dynamism
18 Mar F. Heylighen & J. Bernheim! r-K Selection and Human Development: from quantity to quality of life
25 Mar Klaas Chielens Empirical measurement of memetic selection criteria (pdf paper)
01 Apr no lecture
08 Apr Tanguy Coenen The influence of social software and knowledge sharing on creativity
15 Apr Nick Deschacht ! Complexity Theory and Marxism
22 Apr M. Rodriguez & D. Steinbock & F. Heylighen! Particle-Flow Networks for Individual and Collective Intelligence Systems
29 Apr Mixel Kiemen  The primacy of context: bootstrapping from intuitive ideas
06 May Julien Libbrecht Application of cybernetic principles to the organization of health care (powerpoint)
13 May Johan Bollen Social network indicators of scientific impact
20 May Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis Closure and the modular evolution of matter
27 May Lito Kyritsi Systems Modelling of Cancer
3 Jun Laetitia De Jaegher Towards sustainable development: the precautionary principle as a call for a new theory of law to support multi-dimensional governance
10 Jun Francis Heylighen Foundations for an anticipation-control theory of mind (powerpoint)
17 Jun Carlos Gershenson A General Methodology for Designing Self-Organizing Systems (paper - pdf presentation)
24 Jun Tom Erez Postext: a cognitively-apt formalism for knowledge management