Netherlands Platform Complex Systems


13 Mar 2018 - 13 Feb 2018
14:30 - 18:00
Building number 103, Wageningen University, Bronland 1, Wageningen

NPCS Meeting of Minds (in Wageningen)

Will the plans of the new government give an impetus to complex systems science in the Netherlands? In what areas is a large societal or industrial need felt for new research and application? But also: what are the big fundamental questions that we need to address?

Dear reader,

We are pleased to invite you to the second NPCS Meeting of Minds. This one is in Wageningen.

In an informal atmosphere, we invite you to share your views on the opportunities and challenges for the complexity research community of the Netherlands. We will kick-off with a few short speeches to set the stage for possible discussion topics, and then give you the opportunity to exchange ideas with your peers. Poster boards are available if so desired.


15.00           Word of welcome (Orion, C1032)

Erik van der Linden

15:05           Artifical Sociality

Gert Jan Hofstede (WUR)

15:20           Complex Networks in crumpled materials

Mehdi Habibi (WUR)  

15:35           Resilience

Jaap Molenaar (WUR)

15:50           Poster session


Drinks & food

We encourage you to present some hot results of your complexity research on an A4-poster (see Poster-template and Poster-Example). Please let us know before Friday March 9th whether you like to show a poster by sending a mail to with the email subject title starting with “Poster NPCS”, so that we know how many poster boards we have to arrange.


This NPCS Meeting of Minds will be hosted by Wageningen University. Building number 103, Bronland 1, Wageningen.


In view of the required catering, we kindly ask you to register before Friday March 9th.

We look forward to welcoming you!

On behalf of the NPCS Board

Erik van der Linden

Chairman of the NPCS