21 May 2019 // CRM - IEC


Book of abstracts

9:30 - 9:45 Registration
9:45 - 10:00
Opening of the 'VIII Jornada Complexitat'
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary Talk:
Iain Couzin, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Collective Sensing and Decision-Making in Animal Groups: From Fish Schools to Primate Societies
11:00 - 12:00 Poster Session with Coffe break
12:00 - 12:30 Jorge Wagensberg Prize
12:30 - 13:00 Short Talks:
  • Elisenda Ortiz, Universitat de Barcelona
    Geometric randomization of complex networks with prescribed degree sequence
  • Saul Ares, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia (CSIC)
    A negative feedback is enough to tightly regulate a pulse of gene expression in bacterial conjugation
13:00 - 13:30 Research in Companies:
Oleguer Sagarra, DRIBIA
A jump from the academic sector to scientific consulting: The (biased) experience of DRIBIA
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch at the IEC
15:00 - 15:30 Thematic Talk:
Cristina Masoller, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Nonlinear tools to extract information from complex signals
15:30 - 16:30 Short Talks:
  • Carlos Toscano, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    On the feasibility of complex synthetic gene circuits
  • Maria Masoliver, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Information encoding in an ensemble of globally coupled noisy FitzHugh-Nagumo neurons
  • Juan A. Moriano, Universitat de Barcelona
    Human-specific changes in enhancers and promoters: Insights from neocortical development
  • Ignasi Reichardt, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Machine scientist challenges scaling laws for the Nikuradse data set
16:30 - 17:00 Poster Session with Coffe break
17:00 - 18:30 Round table: Emergence of intelligence in natural and artificial complex systems
Moderator: Sergi Valverde
Participants: Iain Couzin (MPI Ornithology), Marina Vegué (IN Alacant), Oriol Pujol (UB), Núria Conde (CSIC-UPF)
18:30 - 19:00 Assamblea


The registration is now open at the following address:


The registration fees are:

  • Master and undergraduate students: Free
  • Predoctoral researchers: 30€ early / 45€ late
  • Doctors: 40€ early / 55€ late
  • Live video streaming ("row 0") participants: 15€

Free registration does not include the annual membership.

For any inquiries and questions, please contact us:


  • May 9st: Early Registration.

Location Info

The conference will take place at:

Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Carrer del Carme 47
08001 Barcelona

How to get there:

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