Tenth International Conference on
Guided Self-Organization (GSO-2022)
The 10th International Conference on Guided Self-Organization takes place during 12-13 December 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand. GSO-2022 is organized jointly by the Te Pûnaha Matatini (Centre for Complex Systems) at The University of Auckland, the Centre for Complex Systems at The University of Sydney, and The International Association for Guided Self-Organization (TIA-GSO).
Research Aims and Topics
The goal of Guided Self-Organization (GSO) is to leverage the strengths of self-organization (simplicity, parallelization, adaptability, robustness, scalability) while still being able to direct the outcome of the self-organizing process. GSO typically has the following features: (i) an increase in organization (structure and/or functionality) over some time; (ii) the local interactions are not explicitly guided by any external agent; (iii) task-independent objectives are combined with task-dependent constraints.
GSO "aims to regulate self-organization for specific purposes, so that a dynamical system may reach specific attractors or outcomes. The regulation constrains a self-organizing process within a complex system by restricting local interactions between the system components, rather than following an explicit control mechanism or a global design blueprint." Information theory, nonlinear dynamics and network theory are core to many of these methods, and quantifying complexity, its sources and effects is a common theme.
The GSO-2022 conference will bring together invited experts and researchers in artificial life, self-organizing systems, and complex adaptive systems, with particular emphasis on critical phenomena and emergent behaviour. Special topics of interest include: origin of life, systems biology, physics of life, unconventional computation, swarm intelligence, measures of complexity, criticality, complex networks, information-driven self-organization (IDSO), etc.
The program includes two days, with two keynote talks and a number of regular onsite presentations on each day. In some exceptional cases, for example, due to travel constraints, the presentations will be delivered online.
There are no registration fees for the conference. In lieu of registration, if you are interested in participating and attending the GSO-2022 conference, please send an email to Nicolette Rattenbury: nicolette dot rattenbury at auckland dot ac dot nz.
The main venue for the conference is lecture theatre ClockT039 on the City campus of the University of Auckland. The lecture theatre is located behind the white clocktower building at 22 Princes St. Morning and afternoon tea will be held in the ground floor foyer of building 119, a short walk from the main venue. This interactive map can help you find these locations.
The GSO-2022 follows the Te Pūnaha Matatini code of conduct.
A special journal issue on GSO appears in Entropy journal, a free media partner of GSO-2022.