First Interdisciplinary CHESS Interactions Conference (CHESS-09)

Venue: University of Saskatchewan

Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 27, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jun 30, 2009
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Description

FIRST CHESS INTERACTIONS CONFERENCE
at the University of SASKATCHEWAN - CANADA
Summer 2009

https://ocs.usask.ca/chess



THE FIRST Computer Science, Humanities, Engineering/Education/Economics, ScienceS (CHESS) INTERACTIONS CONFERENCE IS A TRULY INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE WHICH BRINGS TOGETHER EXPERTS FROM COMPUTER SCIENCE, THE HUMANITIES, ENGINEERING, EDUCATION, ECONOMICS AND THE SOCIAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE CONFERENCE CONSISTS IN EXPLORING COMMON THEMES AND METHODOLOGIES AMONG THE DIVERSE DISCIPLINES.

Approach
In order to be effective and efficient in exploring common themes and methodologies across the CHESS disciplines, we have set out a fixed set of themes for each discipline along which we will explore commonalities. The set themes, across the CHESS disciplines are as follows:
• Computer Science: quantum computing; quantum entanglement; fuzzy logic; computer algebras; computing in society
• Humanities: sociology of economics; sociology of financial markets; metaphors and management of organizations; science and history
• Economics: preference modelling; rational beliefs; rational expectations; issues relating to modelling `economic man'; physics and social science (f.i. econophysics)
• Physics, Mathematics and related Sciences: complex systems; structures and symmetries in physical and life sciences; molecular biology; evolution; epistemology; philosophy of science; metaphors in science; statistical methods in theory and experiment
• Social Sciences: testing for physics phenomena in human behaviour; issues in mathematical psychology; modelling of preference paradoxes; sources of knowledge; alternatives to stochastic analysis in modelling economic phenomena; partial differential equations in social science


Organizers
• Rangacharyulu Chary (Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics -- University of Saskatchewan -- Canada)
• Khrennikov Andrei Yu. (Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics - University of Växjö, Sweden)
• Haven Emmanuel (Reader in Finance, School of Management - University of Leicester, U.K)



Background on some of the organizers
• Professor Rangacharyulu was the coordinator of the 2007 Canadian Biology Olympiad which took place at the University of Saskatchewan. This major event was sponsored, amongst others, by the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and the Canadian Government. It is important to stress that Professor Rangacharyulu is not a Professor of Biology but rather a Professor of Physics!
• For several years now, Professor Khrennikov has been running a set of most successful yearly conferences on the foundations of probability and physics at the University of Växjö (Sweden) with funding from the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Royal Academy of Science. Physics Professors of the highest international calibre (including one Nobel prize winner) have attended this conference.


Scientific Committee
• Börje Nilsson (Professor of Mathematics, School of Mathematics and Systems Engineering – Växjö University - Sweden)
• Michael Tretyakov (Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics – University of Leicester – U. K.)
• Stephen Garrett (Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics – University of Leicester – U.K.)
• Ruslan Davidchack (Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics – University of Leicester – U.K.)
• Ali al-Nowaihi (Senior Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics – University of Leicester – U.K.)
• Sanjit Dhami (Senior Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics – University of Leicester – U.K.)
• Chijin Xiao (Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics – University of Saskatchewan – Canada)
• Meryem Fethi (Lecturer in Finance, School of Management – University of Leicester – U.K.)
• Tomasz Wisniewski (Lecturer in Finance, School of Management – University of Leicester – U.K.)
• M. Shaaban (Lecturer in Finance, School of Management – University of Leicester – U.K.)
• Eric Neufeld (Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science – University of Saskatchewan – Canada)
• Madan Gupta (Emeritus Professor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering – University of Saskatchewan – Canada)
• Safa Kasap ( Canada Research Chair, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan - Canada)
• Richard Bowles (Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry - University of Saskatchewan - Canada.
• Ed Tymchatyn (Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics – University of Saskatchewan – Canada)
• James Brooke (Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics – University of Saskatchewan – Canada)
• Jacek Szmigielski (Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics – University of Saskatchewan – Canada)
• Christine Soteros (Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics – University of Saskatchewan – Canada)
• Gyula Csapo (Professor of Music, Department of Music – University of Saskatchewan – Canada)
• Harley Dickinson (Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology– University of Saskatchewan – Canada)
• Larry Stewart (Professor, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
• James Dzisah (Asst. professor, Department of Sociology, University of Sasktchewan, Canada)
• Robert Hudson (Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

Time and location

The conference will be held at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada from August 17- 21 August; 2009.


Conference structure
The conference is structured in the following way:
• Keynote and Invited speakers sessions
• Parallel sessions
• One final plenary session


Programme (tentative)
• August 17 – 2009: Arrivals; Registration; Reception
• August 18 – 2009: Scientific Programme
• August 19 – 2009: Scientific Programme
• August 20 – 2009: Excursion; Conference Banquet
• August 21 – 2009: Scientific Programme; Keynote speaker panel and Conference closure




Guidelines for contributors to parallel sessions
Given the nature of CHESS the conference topics will be fairly wide ranging. The conference organizers will forward paper submissions for refereeing on topics, which fall into the set themes. Papers, which the organizers feel do not fall into any of the set themes, will not be accepted. Each submitted paper will be refereed by at least one referee. The organizers ask potential contributors to parallel sessions to make their papers as self-contained as possible. Hence, an important criterion in the acceptance of a paper will consist in seeing how self contained the paper is.




Contribution schedule
• Deadline for one page abstracts: February 27 – 2009
• Notification of accepted papers: April 15 – 2009
• Full papers submission: June 30 – 2009


Registration
• Early bird registration: March 31 – 2009


Publications
• The conference organizers envisage publishing selected papers from the conference programme in a specially edited book to be published by a prestigious publisher. We also are considering the possibility for a special issue of a journal to publish selected papers. Details to follow.

Venue

Additional Information

Early bird registration CAD 200.00 before March 31, 2009. Regular registration: CAD 250.00 Contact info: Chary.R@usask.ca

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