CCB Conference Schedule

6th Annual Complexity in Business Conference
Thursday, Oct. 30 – Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 | Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC

Post-Conference Announcements

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Schedule for Thursday, October 30

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Registration and Coffee

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Conference Opening

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Room C-1

Keynote Session 1

Michael Haenlein and Roland Rust
The Sampling Supercharger: Using Agent-Based Modeling to Supercharge Survey Sampling

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cocktails at Oyamel Restaurant
401 7th Street, N.W

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner at Oyamel Restaurant

Schedule for Friday, October 31

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Smith School Suite, Ronald Reagan Building

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Room C-1

Keynote Session 2

Arvind Rangaswamy
Reviewing the Reviews: Inferring Product Quality from User Ratings and Sentiments

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 – 12:00 Noon


Session 1: Track A
Room: C-1

Keith Burghardt, William Rand and Michelle Girvan
Connecting Data With Competing Opinion Models

Russell Thomas
A Topological View of Radical Innovation

Young Joon Oh
Simulating Agent and Link Diversity as a Source of Innovation Network Sustainability – Agent-Based Simulation Approach

Haifeng Zhang, et al.
Predicting Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Agent-Based Modeling

Session 1: Track B
Room: C-3

Ernesto Lhuillier
Peaks and Valleys of Videogames Companies: An Agent Based Model Proposal of Console’s Industry Dynamics

David Bakken
Failure to Launch: Why Most Marketers Are Not Jumping on the Agent-Based Modeling Train

Zakaria Babutsidze and Marco Valente
A Trick of the Tail: The Role of Social Networks in Experience-Good Market Dynamics

Gadi Fibich, et al.
Optimal Three-Part Tariff Plans

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Session 2: Track A
Room: C-1

Ben Klemens
A Useful Algebraic System of Statistical Models

Harbir Lamba
How Much “Behavioral Economics” is Needed to Invalidate Equilibrium-Based Models?

Vipin Veetil
A Theory of Firms and Markets

Session 2: Track B
Room: C-3

Peter Aschenbrenner
Managing the Endowment of Child Entities in Complex Systems: The Case of National Banking Legislation: 1781 – 1846

Bill Lawless, Ira Moskowitz and Ranjeev Mittu
Unravelling the Complexity of Teams to Develop a Thermodynamics of Teams

Chen Wang
Improving Donor Campaigns Around Crises with Twitter-Analytics

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.


3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Session 3: Track A
Room: C-1

Xia Liu and Yingjian Hou
Modelling Customer Churn with Data Mining and Big Data in Marketing

Makoto Mizuno, et al.
Empirical Agent-Based Modeling for Customer Portfolio Management: A Case of a Regional B2B Financial Service in Japan

Roland Rust, William Rand and Anamaria Berea
A Model of Diffusion of Fashion and Cultural Fads

Session 3: Track B
Room: C-3

Manuel Chica, et al.
Centrality Metrics for Identifying Key Variables in System Dynamics Modelling for Brand Management

Hechao Sun, Bill Rand and Shawn Mankad
Monitoring Dynamic Patterns of Information Diffusion in Social Media: A Multiresolution Approach with Twitter Data

David Darmon, et al.
Finding Predictively Optimal Communities in Dynamic Social Networks