Workshop CNRS-NSFC on

Complexity in Social and Cognitive Sciences

Paris - CNRS - 3 Rue Michel-Ange

 20 to 22 of September 2001


Organised by GREQAM - Marseille and CREA - Paris

Under the auspices of CNRS and NSFC


Provisional Programme



Thursday Sept. 20th


9:00 to 9:30                 Welcome Address and Opening Session



9:30 to 10:15               Keynote Speaker: 


Ř      Professor CHENG Siwei

Director General of the Department of Management Sciences

National Natural Science Foundation of China

Vice Chairman of the National People’s Congress, P. R. China

"Some Prospects of the Complexity Science "


10:15 to 10:45             Coffee Break


10:45 to 12:45             Session 1 :       Chairman:      Prof. Jacques Lesourne


Ř      CHEN Ping


China Center for Economy Research

Peking University

Economic Complexity: The Origin of Division of Labor and

Persistent Business Cycles


Ř      Alan KIRMAN


Institut Universitaire de France,

Studies Director at EHESS,

Université d’Aix-Marseille lll

Learning To Trade

Ř      HUANG Dengshi


School of Economics and Management

Southwest Jiaotong University

Microeconomic Mechanisms of Density Cycle in Cournot Duopoly


Ř      Pierre CARTIGNY

Maitre de conférences, 

Universite de la Mediterranee.

Greqam Marseille and Inra Montpellier.


"Selection of One Nash Equilibrium in L-Q Differential Games"



12:45 to 14:00             Lunch Time


14:00 to 15:30             Session 2 :       Chairman :     Prof. Dai Ruwei


Ř      Jean-Pierre AUBIN

Professor at Paris-Dauphine University

Centre de Recherche Viabilité, jeux, Contrôle

Regulation of the Evolution of the Architecture of a Network

by Connectionist Tensors Operating on Coalitions of Actors


Ř      MA Yuanye


Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS

From Neuron To Mind

-----The Complex System of the Primates’ Brain


Ř      Jean PETITOT

Studies Director at EHESS

Manager of CREA - Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.

Perception as a complex system :

the functional architecture of the visual cortex.





15:30 to 16:00             Coffee Break


16:00 to 17:30             Session 3         Chairman:      Prof. Alan Kirman


Ř      LIU Hong


School of Business

Nanjing University

Chaos in Business Administration


Ř      Jean-Pierre NADAL

Research Director at CNRS          

Laboratoire de Physique Statistique

de l'Ecole Normale Superieure (CNRS UMR8550)

Statistical Physics Approach to the Modelling of Social Networks


Ř      LI Yuanxiang


State Key Laboratory of Software Engineering

Wuhan University

Evolutionary modeling and computing for complex systems



18:15                           Guided visit of the Paris City Hall




19:00                           Reception at the Paris City Hall


20:30                           Official Dinner



Friday Sept 21th



9:30 to 10:15               Keynote Speaker


Ř      Professor Jacques LESOURNE

Emeritus Professor at CNAM

(Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers)




10:15 to 10:45             Coffee Break


10:45 to 12:45             Session 4         Chairman :     Prof. Cheng Siwei


Ř      SONG Xuefeng,


Dean School of Management

China University of Mining & Technology

The Complexity in Stock Markets


Ř      Richard TOPOL

Research Director at CNRS

CREA - Ecole Polytechnique


Bubbles Volatility of Stock Prices: Effect of Mimetic Contagion


Ř      WANG Shouyang


Institute of Systems Science

Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Computational Complexity of Arbitrage in Frictional Market


Ř      Alexandre STEYER


University of Paris I - Sorbonne

(and Jean-Benoît Zimmermann

Research Director at CNRS - GREQAM- Marseille)

Self Organised Criticality  in Economic and Social Networks

The Case of Innovation Diffusion



12:45 to 14:15             Lunch Time


14:15 to 16:15             Session 5         Chairman :     Prof. Paul Bourgine


Ř      Robert DELORME

Professor - Versailles University

Research Director - CEPREMAP - Paris

Theorising Complexity


Ř      WANG Rusong


Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Understanding the Human Eco-Complexity:

Social-Economic-Natural Complex Ecosystem Method and its application in China



Research Director at CNRS

LIRMM 161 rue Ada 34392 Montpellier cedex

Rationality and  Learning in Scientific Discovery


Ř      DAI Ruwei


Institute of Automation

The Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hall for Workshop of Metasynthetic Engineering



16:15 to 16:45             Coffee Break


16:45 to 17:30             Conclusions                 Chairman:      Prof. Jean-Benoît Zimmermann


Ř      Professor CHENG Siwei

Ř      Professor Jacques LESOURNE



18:00               Reception at the French Ministry of Research (to be confirmed)


20:30               Friendly Dinner



Saturday Sept. 22th


9:30 to 11:30


Debriefing meeting and co-operation perspectives

                                   Chairman :     Prof. Richard Topol




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General organisation of the workshop


Chinese part:


Ř      HUANG Haijun


School of Economics and Management

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Deputy Director of the Department of Management Sciences,

National Natural Science Foundation of China 


French part:


Ř      Jean-Benoît Zimmermann   

Research Director at CNRS          


2 Rue de la Charité             

13002 Marseille                              

Tel:  (33) 04 91 14 07 37               

Fax: (33) 04 91 90 02 27


assisted by






Ř      Paul Bourgine

Research Director at


Ecole Polytechnique Paris


Ř      Laure Cartron

Institut Jean Nicod