Honorary Conference Chairman Gerhard Ertl, Nobel Laureate
This conference series was originally initiated in Berlin, where a long-standing tradition of research on complexity and self-organization in various fields of science exists. In 2000 the first symposium "Engineering of Chemical Complexity" took place with about 50 participants. Its success prompted continuation every two years until 2008. After termination of the SFB 555 program, a new organizational framework for the ongoing activities was created by the foundation of the Berlin Center for Studies of Complex Chemical Systems. From 2011 on, the meeting grew considerably in size. In 2013 it was organized for the first time outside from Berlin in Warnemünde, followed by the 2015 conference in TUM-IAS, Garching (Munich). The next move will bring it outside Germany as we welcome all participants to celebrate it next June 2017 in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Catalonia). We are looking forward to interesting and stimulating presentations and discussions to continue the successful series of ECC meetings.
Francesc Sagués (chairman), Markus Bär (co-chairman), Jordi Borrell, Jordi Ignés-Mullol, Ramón Reigada, Blas Echebarria, Alexander Mikhailov, Holger Stark, Eckehard Schöll, Jürgen Kurths, Katharina Krischer. Administrative assistance Ifigènia Saborit