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This is the entry point for information about a series of workshops on Causality in Complex Systems. For some background on this topic see this page in the COSNet wiki.

Foundational material

Basic papers

This whitepaper outlines the overall goals and scope of the project. See also this list of questions for discussion

Mailing lists

Two Google groups.gif serve this community.

Both are private groups, but one may request permission to join.


Workshop 1: Shanghai, China. February 23 - 25, 2009

The first workshop was held at the Complex 2009 conference in Shanghai, China, February 23 - 25, 2009. Additional information is available on this page.

Workshop 2: Mt. Tamborine, Queensland, Australia. July 6 - 10, 2009

The second workshop was held in Mt. Tamborine, Queensland, Australia, at the Cedar Creek Lodges inland from the gold coast during the week of July 6 - 10. Additional information is available on this page.

Presentations and discussions from the workshop can be found here.

Workshop 3: Arlington, VA. USA. Nov. 5 - 7, 2009

The third workshop was held in association with the AAAI Fall Symposium on - CAS and the Threshold Effect: Views from the Natural and Social Sciences - Nov. 5 - 7, 2009 - Arlington, VA. Additional information is available on this page.

Workshop 4: Paris, France. November 23, 24 and 25, 2009

The fourth workshop was held in association with the International Conference on Emergence in Geographic Space: concepts, methods and models, Paris, 23, 24 and 25 November 2009. See Workshop 4.

Presentations and recordings from this workshop can be found here

Workshop 5: TBD, US. 2nd Q 2010

The fifth workshop will probably be held in the US in the 2nd Q 2010. Additional information is available on this page.

Responses to questions about causality

Responses to the list of questions about causality may be found here.

Subpages on specific topics


A bibliography of relevant work is available here.

Relevant websites

Organizing committee


Anne-Marie Grisogono, DSTO, Australia
David Batten, CSIRO, Australia


Russ Abbott, Department of Computer Science, California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Hussein Abbass, UNSW, Australia
Patrick Beautement, Abaci Partners, UK
Matthew Berryman, University of South Australia, Australia
Axel Bender, DSTO, Australia
Bob Bolia, ONR, USA
Fabio Boschetti, CSIRO, Australia
David Sonntag, AFRL, USA
Vanja Radenovic, DSTO, Australia
Alex Ryan, SAMS, USA
Scott Wheeler, DSTO, Australia


Australia, DSTO

United States, Air Force Research Laboratory, Pacific Division

United States, Office of Naval Research - Global

Australia, COSNet

Australia, CSIRO