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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 two particularly harmful aspects of human behavior: (1) 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. Such  behaviors are often coupled with the second topic: (2) mental health problems. We accept a broad range of submissions on both topics of research.

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 submission deadline has passed, but you may still submit an abstract and may still be accepted pending space in the program. Attendance of the event requires registration for CCS 2019.

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Program

Morning session 1:

  • 09:00 - 09:30: Rick Quax (details)
  • 09.30 - 10.00: Petter Törnberg (details)
  • 10:00 - 10:30: Keynote: Reinout Wiers (details)

Morning session 2:

  • 11:00 - 11:30: Adela Isvoranu (details)
  • 11.30 - 12.00: Ana Lucia Rodriguez (details)
  • 12.00 - 12.30: Johan Bollen (details)
  • 12:30 - 13:00: Keynote: Marina Bornovalova (details)

Afternoon session:

  • 14:00 - 14:30: Keynote: Claudi Bockting (details)
  • 14:30 - 15:30: Giulo Costantini (details)
  • 16:30 - 17:00: Julian Burger (details)
  • 17:00 - 17.30: Introduction to the Urban Mental Health research priority area (more information)

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