CCB Conference

5th Annual Complexity in Business Conference
Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, 2013 • Washington, DC

The Annual Complexity in Business Conference endeavors to be the premier meeting for the intersection of Complex Systems and Business. The 5th annual conference will be a one and a half day event and will include talks by thought leaders and an audience blend of academics and industry practitioners. We are very excited to announce that this year we will be having a concurrent track during the conference and will be accepting abstract submissions from the public. We are looking forward to a lively set of interactions among a very distinguished group of researchers and business leaders. On Thursday, November 7 at 3 p.m. a series of talks at the Ronald Reagan Building will kick off the conference, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Complexity in Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the University of Maryland.

The 2013 Conference will be held once again at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. 

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts are encouraged for presentation at the 2013 Conference. Preference for academic abstracts will be given to more rigorous analytical, empirical, and behavioral approaches. Presentations should
be approximately 25 minutes in length.  Abstracts may be submitted only via the conference website on Easy Chair.  Abstracts should be no longer than 1 page. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 23:59, Eastern Standard Time. The conference committee will select abstracts on a competitive basis, and authors will be notified by September 15, 2013.

Keynote Speakers

 Ben Shneiderman

Ben A. Shneiderman
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Computer Science

Ormerod Paul Ormerod
Partner, Volterra Consulting and 
Fellow of the British Academy of the Social Sciences

Program Schedule

The official schedule is available here.  The schedule is for presentations to begin on Thursday afternoon, November 7 at 3 p.m. at the Reagan Building with two concurrent sessions.  We will enjoy a cocktail reception and dinner at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, which will be just a short walk from the Reagan Building. The Friday program will consist of two sessions and the two keynote talks.  The conference will end by 4 p.m. on Friday, November 8. 


Conference registration rates:

Early Registration
By October 11, 2013
Regular Registration
Between October 12 and November 6, 2013
Practitioner - $325 Practitioner - $350
Academic - $175 Academic - $200
Student - $75 Student - $100
Additional Guest for the Thursday dinner - $70 Additional Guest for the Thursday dinner - $70