Satellite session of the online Conference on Complex Systems 2020 (december 9, 2020). Organized by the Centre for Urban Mental Health, and headed by Julian Burger, Adela IsvoranuSacha Epskamp.

Submission deadline: October 31 2020

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All times are in Central European Time (CET).

Part 1: COVID-19 and Dynamic Networks

  • 12:00 - 12:30: Sacha Epskamp & Alessandra Mansueto - Psychological network analysis of COVID-19 related datasets. (abstract)
  • 12:30 - 13:00: Jonas Haslbeck - Modeling psychological dynamics on different time scales. (abstract)
  • 13:00 - 13:30: Julian Burger - Towards a formal integration of clinical case formulation and personalized symptom networks. (abstract)

Part 2: Social Media and Social Dynamics

  • 14:00 - 14:30: Shalmoli Ghosh - Utilizing Social Media for Identifying Drug Addiction and Recovery Intervention. (abstract)
  • 14:30 - 15:00: Matthijs Maijer & Maarten van den Ende - DyNSim, the Dynamic Network Simulation framework. (abstract)
  • 15:00 - 15:30: Sergey V. Kovalchuk - Professional profiling of physicians with writing behavior observed in electronic health records (abstract)

Part 3: Urban Mental Health

  • 16:00 - 16:30: Adam Finnemann & Karoline Huth - A Mayor’s Depression: Do mental health disorders scale with city size? (abstract)
  • 16:30 - 17:00: Claudi Bockting & Reinout Wiers - Unraveling the complexity of Urban Mental Health: A conceptual framework.

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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, which also evolve and grow denser over time. 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. And (2) mental health problems, with a focus on complexities arising due to the increasing urbanization living environment of people over the world. We accept a broad range of submissions on both topics of research.

The event will take place on December 9 and will be fully online. The event will be part of the leading conference on complex systems: CCS 2020. It will include a mixture of senior keynote speakers, junior invited speakers, and contributed talks. We aim to accept speakers from a diverse background in order to maximize the potential of starting a multidisciplinary discussion on these pressing issues. 

If you wish to present your work in this event, please use the submission portal below to submit your abstract. Attendance of the event requires registration for CCS 2020, but this can also be a registration for one day only.

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