(in alphabetical order and excluding the organising committee)

Michael Agar

Michael Agar is emeritus in linguistics and anthropology from the University of Maryland and adjunct in biology at the University of New Mexico. He has written on complexity in terms of its potential as a formal representation of ethnographic research with ABM models in JASSS and other journals. He has applied the theory in two institutional domains, drug policy for many years and more recently water governance in New Mexico. He now works independently as Ethknoworks LLC near Santa Fe, New Mexico. A new book, The Lively Science: Remodeling Human Social Resarch, will appear in mid-May. More information is available on his web page,

John Bragin

John Bragin is a Lecturer in Complex Systems Science at Univeristy of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). From 1995 to 2005 John Bragin was Senior Education Coordinator for the UCLA Center for the Study of Evolution & the Origin of Life where he designed & co-taught a dozen continuing education courses and co-convened four conferences. In 2005 he joined the UCLA Human Complex Systems Program as part-time Academic Coordinator, where he also established a Graduate Certificate Program. He began teaching courses for the Program in Fall 2007. The Program was disestablished in December 2011, but Mr Bragin continues to teach complexity science periodically at UCLA. He graduated UCLA cum laude in 1965 with a Major in Motion Picture Production and a Minor in Art History. Among his awards and honors, he is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, CINDY award (from the Association of Visual Communicators), Distinguished Teacher Award from UCLA Extension, the UCLA Faculty Recognition Award, and a UCLA Professional Development Award. He first encountered complexity issues during his production of two video instruction series in Artificial Intelligence that he made for UCLA in the early 1990s. His main areas of complexity interest are the origin & evolution of life, analytical sociology, and urban planning & design. He also maintains an active interest in the history and philosophy of science. He is Assistant Editor (with Editor Bill McKelvey of UCLA’s Anderson Management School) of the Routledge five-volume anthology Complexity (2012). Email: jbragin-at-ucla-dot-edu. Personal Website:

Koen Frenken

Koen Frenken is Full Professor in Economics of Innovation and Technological Change and director of the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS), at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He holds a PhD in applied economics from the University of Grenoble and in social sciences from the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include evolutionary economics, complexity theory, network science, science studies, innovation studies, environmental studies and economic geography. He published in a variety of journals including Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Informetrics, Regional Studies and Research Policy. He is the author of the monograph “Innovation, Evolution and Complexity Theory” (2006, Edward Elgar) and the editor of “Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography” (2007, Edward Elgar).

Flaminio Squazzoni

Flaminio Squazzoni is assistant professor of economic sociology at the University of Brescia, where he leads the GECS-Research Group on Experimental and Computational Sociology. He is President of the European Social Simulation Association (Sept 2012/Sept 2014), review editor of JASSS-Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, member of the editorial board of Sociologica, and advisory editor of the Wiley Series in Computational and Quantitative Social Science. His fields of research are agent-based computational sociology, the sociology of markets, and social simulation. In particular, he is interested to investigate the relevance of social norms and institutions for economic behaviour and markets, by integrating experimental research and agent-based computational methods.



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