NAACSOS Conference 2009

NAACSOS Conference 2009

NAACSOS 2009 starts this week! Be sure to get your registration in at:

Everyone is cordially invited to a Meet & Greet at the Twin Palms Hotel on Thursday, October 22, 2009, starting around 6:30pm.

225 E. Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
Hotel Front Desk: 480-967-9431

Guest speakers for the NAACSOS 2009

Friday, October 23
"Complex Networks and Dynamics: Communicability and Cycle Centrality" Doug White
Professor of Anthropology
University of California - Irvine
External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute

Saturday, October 24
“Computational Social Science for Real-World Global Security Applications: What can be done?”
Ed MacKerrow
Director of the Center for the Scientific Analysis of Emerging Threats
Los Alamos National Laboratory


This year our NAACSOS Annual Conference will he held on 23-24 October in Tempe, Arizona. It will be hosted by The Center of Social Dynamics and Complexity at Arizona State University.

Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
Tempe, AZ 85287-4804

Over the past decade simulating social processes has achieved some level of credibility -- and yet progress in this area is stifled because of the lack of agreement on several critical core features. The objective of the 2009 conference is to allow scientists the opportunity to present work in this area that extends and solidifies the legitimacy of this methodology. Specifically, the conference organizers are asking that presenters use their models to address some of the following:

All fields of social and organizational inquiry are encouraged, including disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary work. Integrative research in computational social and organizational sciences is particularly encouraged.

Submission of Abstracts

Electronic submissions of abstracts (300 words maximum) will be through EasyChair. The abstract should articulate the objectives of the presenter, a brief but thorough description of the research, and the expected gain by those attending the talk. Specific details about submission will posted on the conference website.

Important Dates

July 15, 2009: Deadline for submission of abstracts or proposed posters.
August 15, 2009: Acceptance/Rejection notification.
October 15, 2009: Final camera-ready abstracts due in electronic form. Accepted abstracts will be distributed to the conference participants.

Review process

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers. We will be accepting only those abstracts that indicate high quality research and are consistent with the objectives of the conference.

For more information about NAACSOS, visit our website:

Conference Chair

William A. Griffin, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-4804

If you have questions please contact:

William A. Griffin, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-4804

Lyn Mowafy, Coordinator
ASU Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
IS&T Building 1, Room 412

Local Program Committee