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Call For Abstracts

Fourth International Workshop on Guided Self-Organization (GSO-2011)

======================================================== Dear colleagues,

This is an announcement and Call for Abstracts for the Fourth International Workshop on Guided Self-Organisation (GSO-2011) to be held at University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, UK, September 8-10, 2011:

The workshop will bring together researchers from a richly diverse background who share interest in understanding and designing self-organizing systems. Of particular interest are well-founded, but general methods for characterizing such systems in a principled way with the view of ultimately allow them to be guided toward prespecified goals. Information theory and graph theory are core to many of these methods, and quantifying complexity and its sources is a common theme.

Submissions to the workshop are extended abstracts (one page). If interested in participating, send an extended abstract (by 31 July 2011) by email to:

prokopenko.mikhail at

The notifications are expected by 14 August 2011.

Authors of accepted submissions will present the content to the workshop. It is expected that post-workshop publication of selected papers will follow in a special journal issue (as has been the case for previous GSO workshops). Please consult above website for more information.

Best wishes,
Daniel Polani
Larry Yaeger
Mikhail Prokopenko