Netherlands Platform Complex Systems


Research Committee

This committee aims to stimulate and support studies in complex systems.
Its main yearly activity involves two actions:


Annual conference of NPCS in Utrecht, March 10, 2017

The first yearly conference day on complex systems will take place on March 10, 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The program will comprise two keynote speakers from different fields (for instance, physics and sociology). First keynote speaker is Prof. Andreas Flache, Professor of Sociology at the University of Groningen. ( . Second keynote speaker is Prof. Wilhelm Huck, Professor  Physical Organic Chemistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen (

The presentations will be aimed at a general audience in complexity science. Further there will be short presentations by NWO and TNO on their activities related to complexity, by many institutes in the Netherlands regarding their work on complexity, and by the NPCS on the activities planned regarding research, society and teaching.

There will be ample opportunity for presenting posters (ordered in three parallel sessions according to methods, such as networks and dynamical systems) and to have discussions on any topic during the day.



Bi-annual call for small workshops that bring new scientists to the field of complexity

These workshops aim at building up a new cooperation between an (empirical) scientist (with a problem) new to the field of complex systems and an experienced theoretical scientist in complex systems. The workshop brings these scientists together during two days for setting up their collaboration. Each awarded workshop will receive financial support of about EU 2000,- . The first call will be published in September 2016, the deadline is January 12, 2017 with a decision about a month later. The second deadline is in the middle of the year.


 Committee Research members:

  • Prof.dr. Charlotte Hemelrijk – Chair
  • Dr. Niels Cornelisse
  • Prof.dr. Johan van Leeuwen
  • Prof.dr. Rutger van Santen