CCB Conference Schedule

7th Annual Complexity in Business Conference
Thursday, November 12 – Friday, November 13, 2015
Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC


3 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Registration and Coffee

3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Conference Opening

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Keynote Session I:  Paul Torrens

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cocktails at Oyamel

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Dinner at Oyamel


8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Session 1

Track A

Forrest Stonedahl, Bertrand Ottino-Löffler, Vipin P. Veetil and Uri Wilensky
An Agent-Based Model of Spatial Competition in Markets

Talal Alsulaiman and Khaldoun Khashanah
Heterogeneous Behaviors and Direct Interactions in Artificial Stock Markets

Chen Wang, Shawn Mankad and William Rand
How Social Media Can Improve Donation Campaigns

Track B

Stephan Leitner, Alexandra Rausch and Doris A. Behrens
Coordinating distributed investment decisions: when being systematically wrong is right

Roozbeh Yousefzadeh, Thomas Goldstein and Paul Schonfeld
Real-time Optimal Decisions in Hierarchical Freight Transportation Systems

Keith Burghardt, Emanuel Alsina, Kristina Lerman, William Rand and Michelle Girvan
The Limits of 'The Wisdom of Crowds' in Q&A Forums

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m


10:30 a.m. – Noon

Session 2

Track A

Marta Hansen, Ruchika Satalkar and Anamaria Berea
Socio-biological networks and the economics of information exchange

Nicole Fernandez, Allan Fong, Sarah Henrickson Parker, Ella Franklin, Lindsey Clark and Raj Ratwani
Stratified Social Network Data: An Analytic Approach

Mike Taylor
The efficiency of Nested Hierarchies: Comparing Predictive Processing Commonalities Between the Brain and Lean Sigma with Implications for Healthcare

Track B

Terry Josserand, Leone Young, Phil Chamberlin, Kimberly Welch and Dan Briand
The Implications of Data Analytics and National Security

Shota Hattori, Masaki Tamada and Kayoko Kimura
Japanese Public Policies based on Multi-agent Simulation System

Chul Kim and William Rand
Developing Adaptive Learning Platforms

Noon – 1 p.m.


1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Keynote Session 2: Donna Hoffman and Tom Novak

2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Session 3

Track A

Hechao Sun, William Rand and Shawn Mankad
Online User Influence Prediction During Urgent Event Diffusion on Twitter

Makoto Mizuno, Makoto Abe and Naoki Shinbo
When Seeding Works in Social Media Marketing: A Hybrid Approach of Empirical Analyses and Simulation

Track B

Brent Auble
Using Computer Generated Narrative for Understanding Agent-Based Models

Jue Wang
Modeling of Software Piracy as a Complex Adaptive System

Robert McWilliams and William Rand
Enhancing Discrete Choice Analysis with Agent-Based Modeling

3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Concluding Remarks