Announcing The New IDA
Truly Analyzing and Understanding Complex Systems
Tucson, Arizona, United States
19-21 May, 2010
The New IDA – Why Change?
When the biennial IDA Symposium series started in 1995, it focused on the problem of end-to-end intelligent support for data analysis. Like many technical conferences, the Symposium gradually detached from its motivating problem and became associated with a kind of solution, namely, data mining algorithms. In 2010 the Symposium will refocus on an important and still emerging class of problems: modeling and analyzing complex, dynamical systems such as economic systems, gene regulatory networks, social networks, systems of natural resources, and cognitive systems. The new IDA seeks "first look" papers that might elsewhere be considered preliminary but contain potentially high impact research. (The reviewing criteria will be modified to encourage this sort of paper; see Call for Papers). The new IDA is open to all kinds of modeling and analysis methods, irrespective of discipline. It is expected to be an interdisciplinary meeting but one that seeks abstractions that cut across domains. To stimulate this kind of interactive meeting, IDA 2010 will be held on the residential campus of Biosphere-2, near the University of Arizona, Tucson, which has an inspiring history and today is home to urgent research on modeling and analyzing ecological systems.