Complexities of Adverse Behavior

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The event will take place on October 2, 2019, at the Nanyang Technological Institute (NTU) in Singapore, and will be part of the leading conference on complex systems: CCS 2019. Singapore is a culturally diverse city that packs an amazing array of experiences, from traditional cultural attractions to modern city distractions. The CCS conference is hosted by the NTU complexity institute, a world renowned institute for cutting edge complexity research. For information on hotels and cultural events hosted by CCS, please consult the CCS website.

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Summary

There are over 7 billion people in the world, each with different complicated biological, psychological and sociological makeups. These people are intelligent entities who develop and change over time and who interact with each other in complicated social structures. Consequently, human behavior is likely to be complex, and the better understanding of human behavior elicits a multidisciplinary approach.

This event will zoom in one one particularly harmful aspect of human behavior: the tendency of people to behave in manners that are not necessarily healthy or beneficial. This includes pressing topics such as substance use and abuse, eating unhealthy food, self-harm and suicidal ideation - behaviors often coupled with mental health problems. Further topics could include the anti-vaccination movement and accepting fake news.

The event will take place on October 2, 2019, at the Nanyang Technological Institute over a full day, and will be part of the leading conference on complex systems: CCS 2019. It will include a mixture of senior keynote speakers, junior invited speakers, and contributed talks. We aim to accept a speakers from a diverse background in order to maximize the potential of starting a multidisciplinary discussion on these pressing issues. We will conclude the day with an introduction to new initiatives in urban mental health at the University of Amsterdam as well as an open discussion.

If you wish to present your work in this event, please use the submission portal below to submit your abstract. The deadline is June 1, and you will be notified of acceptance soon afterward. Attendance of the event requires registration for CCS 2019.

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Preliminary program

Morning session 1:

  • 09:00 - 09:30: Invited speaker 1: Rick Quax (details)
  • 09:30 - 10:00: Keynote 1: Reinout Wiers (details)

Morning session 2:

  • 10:30 - 11:30: Contributed session 1
  • 11:30 - 12:00: Invited speaker 2: Adela Isvoranu (details)
  • 12:00 - 12:30: Keynote 2: Marina Bornovalova (details)

Afternoon session 1:

  • 14:00 - 14:30: Keynote 3: Claudi Bockting (details)
  • 14:30 - 15:30: Contributed session 2

Afternoon session 2:

  • 16:00 - 16:30: Invited speaker 3: Petter Törnberg (details)
  • 16:30 - 17:00: Invited speaker 4: Julian Burger (details)
  • 17:00 - 17.30: Keynote 4: Urban Mental Health
  • 17.30 - 18.00: Time for discussion

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