NKS 2006 Wolfram Science Conference
PROGRAM

Thursday, June 15, 2006


9 a.m.-5 p.m.
NKS Minicourse by the Wolfram Science Group
This one-day intensive series of lectures covers key facets of the basic science and applications of A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram.

3-9 p.m.
Attendee Sign-In

6-9 p.m.
Opening Reception
Don't miss a chance to mingle with conference participants, including Stephen Wolfram and his research group. Expect lively interactions with economists, physicists, philosophers, computer technologists, artists, educators, and many more--as well, of course, as with pure NKS researchers.

Art inspired by NKS will be on display.


Friday, June 16, 2006


7 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

7 a.m.-noon
Attendee Sign-In

8:30 a.m.
Conference Introduction

8:45 a.m.
Stephen Wolfram's Keynote Address

10 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
I. Pure NKS: The Study of Simple Programs
Tommaso Bolognesi, "Detecting and Measuring Randomness in Process-Algebraic Computations" [abstract]
Ramón Alonso-Sanz, "Cellular Automata with Memory" [abstract]
Thomas Worsch, "Observations in the Sandpile Model" [abstract]
Jürgen Klüver, "Recent Results on Ordering Parameters in Cellular Automata and Boolean Networks" [abstract]
II. Biological NKS
Eric Mjolsness, "Toward a Searchable Space of Dynamical System Models" [abstract]
Jane Molofsky, "Cellular Automata Models in Community Ecology" [abstract]
Thomas Olivier, "Experiences with Computer Simulations of Primate Populations" [abstract]
Erik Schultes, "RNA and NKS" [abstract]

12:15 p.m.
Lunch

1:30 p.m.
I. Pure NKS: The Study of Simple Programs
Johan Veerman, "Arithmetical Cellular Automata" [abstract]
Else Nygren, "Resonances in 2D CA of Class IV" [abstract]
Christina Stoica, "Hybrid CA Systems" [abstract]
Rodrigo Obando, "Mapping the Cellular Automata Rule Spaces" [abstract]
II. Engineering NKS
Vallorie Peridier, "A CA Approach for Estimating Transient Surface Heating" [abstract]
Brian Vick, "Multiphysics Modeling Using Cellular Automata" [abstract]
Rafal Kicinger, "Generative Design in Civil Engineering Using Cellular Automata" [abstract]
Thomas Speller, "Use of Shape Grammar to Derive Cellular Automata Rule Patterns" [abstract]

3:30 p.m.
Break

3:45-5:15 p.m.
I. Natural Programs: From Molecules to Computations
Brian Moulton, "NKS and Molecular Materials" [abstract]
Trevor Bedford, "Using Cellular Automata to Uncover Evolutionary Landscapes" [abstract]
II. Artistic NKS Panel
Daria Dorosh, John Kiehl, and Luke DuBois, "Follow the Pattern" [abstract]

5:15-8 p.m.
No Scheduled Events

8-9:30 p.m.
I. NKS Computer Science
Wiktor Macura, "Data Compression with Cellular Automata" [abstract]
Kovas Boguta and Richard Phillips, "NKS Research Tools" [abstract]
II. NKS and Complex Systems
George Danner, "Real-World Applications of NKS" [abstract]
Rod L. Sipe, "A Systems Development Life-Cycle Methodology for Agent-Based Model Development" [abstract]
Brig Klyce, "The Evolution Prize" [abstract]


Saturday, June 17, 2006


7 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Q&A with Stephen Wolfram

9:30 a.m.
Live Computer Experiment by Stephen Wolfram

10:30 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.
I. Pure NKS: The Study of Simple Programs
Paul-Jean Letourneau, "Elementary Cellular Automata with Memory" [abstract]
Robert Barbour, "2D Four-Color Cellular Automaton" [abstract]
Brian Silverman, "An Early Exploration of the Computational Universe" [abstract]
Alec Resnick and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, "Dynamic State Networks" [abstract]
II. NKS in Education
Yehuda Ben-Shimol, "New Kind of Students? NKS in Information Theory Course" [abstract]
Francisca Aladejana, "The Implications of ICT and NKS for Science Teaching" [abstract]
Michael Round, "The Computational Universe of Two-Dimensional Cellular Automata" [abstract]
Todd Rowland, "The NKS Summer School" [abstract]

12:45 p.m.
Lunch

2 p.m.
I. Mathematics
Adrian German, "On the High Information Content of a Class of Objects with Low Algorithmic Complexity" [abstract]
Yuriy Gulak, "Algebraic Properties of Elementary Cellular Automata" [abstract]
Eric Rowland, "Classifying Nestedness in Cellular Automata" [abstract]
Robert de Marrais, "Placeholder Substructures" [abstract]
II. Algorithmic Architecture & Design
Peter Davidson, "The Regular Complex" [abstract]
Ferda Kolatan, "Responsive Architecture through Parametric Design" [abstract]
Bill Hillier, "Cities as Networks" [abstract]

4-8 p.m.
No Scheduled Events

8-10 p.m.
Poster Session and NKS Computer Experiments Clinic

Dessert and coffee will be served.

Presenters include: Troy Anderson Kovas Boguta Jason Cawley Donato D'Ambrosio Emre Demiralp Philip Dutton Robert N. Eli Bernard François Steven Gibson Robert Krawczyk Peter Loly Ed Meier Richard Phillips Michael Round Michael Schreiber Jonathan Vos Post Enrique Zeleny Hector Zenil


Sunday, June 18, 2006


7 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8 a.m.
I. Pure NKS: The Study of Simple Programs
Todd Rowland, "Two-Dimensional Totalistic Code 52" [abstract]
Jesse Nochella, "Cellular Automata on Networks" [abstract]
Kohji Tomita, "Two-State Graph-Rewriting Automata" [abstract]
Michael Schreiber, "Binomial Exhaustion" [abstract]
II. Natural Programs: Human Behavior
Alan Bachers, "Training the Brain to Enter Class Four Space" [abstract]
Anirudh Tiwathia and Cristián Opazo, "Eye-Tracking Study Using Cellular Automata Patterns as Visual Stimuli" [abstract]
Toshihiro Iwata, "A Novel Method for Watching Economical Circulations" [abstract]
Jason Cawley, "NKS Time Series" [abstract]

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
I. Engineering
Quan-Fang Wang, "A New DNA Encoding Technology with Application in Signal Processing of Mechanical Engineering Systems" [abstract]
Richard Scott, "Distance Transforms" [abstract]
II. Algorithmic Music
Katarina Miljkovic, "Generating Music with NKS" [abstract]
Peter Overmann, "An Experiment in a New Kind of Music: The Making of WolframTones" [website]

11:30 a.m.
Lunch

12:45 p.m.
I. Pure NKS: The Study of Simple Programs
Enrique Zeleny, "The Turing Machines Universe" [abstract]
Kovas Boguta, "Informational Fracture Points in Cellular Automata" [abstract]
II. Computer Systems and Methods
Hugues Berry, "Complex Dynamics of Microprocessor Performances During Program Execution" [abstract]
Matthew Szudzik, "An Elegant Pairing Function" [abstract]

1:45 p.m.
Closing Address with Stephen Wolfram and Others

2:30 p.m.
End of Conference