Complexity Digest 2003.18
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- Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions?, Edge.org
- Searching For Certainty In An Uncertain World, J. Behav. Decision Making
- Religious Participation And Income, J. Econ. Behav. & Org.
- Moral Hazard And Legal Regulation In The Financial Market: Japan, East Europe And China, J. Asian Econ.
- Six Technologies That Will Change the World, Business2.0
- Artificial Intellect Really Thinking?, The Washington Times
- A Sensor Model Language: Moving Sensor Data onto the Internet, Sensors Online
- Technology: Making Intelligence a Bit Less Artificial, NYTimes
- Stability, Chaos And Multiple Attractors: A Single Agent Makes A Difference, J. Econ. Dynamics & Control
- Experimental Synchronization of Spatiotemporal Chaos, arXiv
- Evolution of Self-Diagnosing Hardware, 5th Int. Conf. on Evolvable Systems
- Merger As Marriage: Communication Issues In Post-Merger Integration, Health Care Mgmnt Rev
- The Role Of Social Norms In A Model Of Marriage And Divorce, J. Econ. Behav. & Org.
- Context-Dependent Decisions In Rufous Hummingbirds, Alphagalileo & Proc. B
- The Effect Of Helping Behaviour On The Survival Of Juvenile And Adult Long-Tailed Tits, J. Animal Ecol.
- One Fig, One Wasp? Not Always!, ScienceDaily
- Meal Skipping Helps Rodents Resist Diabetes, Brain Damage, ScienceDaily
- MIT Lab Works To Mimic Spider Silk, ScienceDaily
- Between The Wolf And The Dog, Alphagalileo
- The Roads To And From The RNA World, J. Theor. Biol.
- Stem Cells Grow Into Eggs in Lab, ContraCostaTimes.com
- Mouse Research Sheds New Light On Human Genetic Diseases, ScienceDaily
- World's Oldest Monkeys May Explain Age-related Mental Decline Science Study Says, AAAS
- Green Tea Linked To Skin Cell Rejuvenation, ScienceDaily
- Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
- American Forces Reach Cease-Fire With Terror Group, Washington
- The Fall of the House of Saud, The Atlantic Monthly
- Mapping Opaque Networks, Business Times
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Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions?, Edge.org
Excerpts: First of all, a group may fail to anticipate a problem before the problem actually arrives. Secondly, when the problem arrives, the group may fail to perceive the problem. Then, after they perceive the problem, they may fail even to try to solve the problem. Finally, they may try to solve it but may fail in their attempts to do so. (...). Perhaps if we understand the reasons why groups make bad decisions, we can use that knowledge as a check list to help groups make good decisions.
Abstract: Our research explores predictions that people make in a simple environment consisting of sequences of a binary signal followed by two possible outcomes. In order to optimize their prediction success, respondents should use a very simple decision rule, called maximization, whereby they consistently predict according to the signal. In line with past research, our findings show that even respondents who realized after the experiment that maximization is optimal failed to use it during the experiment itself. We discuss conditions that weaken or reinforce behaving according to the optimal rule in a repeated choice situation.
Abstract: The relationship between religion and income has been explored in several studies. In this paper, we extend this inquiry by arguing that religious participation, through its effects on preferences and net earnings potential, reduces participants' incomes. Similarly, we argue that high incomes discourage religious participation by encouraging individuals to substitute market work for religious activities. In an empirical model, we simultaneously estimate the effects of religious participation on income and income on religious participation, using US state data on per capita personal income and church membership. The results strongly support our hypotheses.
Moral Hazard And Legal Regulation In The Financial Market: Japan, East Europe And China, J. Asian Econ.
Abstract: This paper analyses the moral hazard occurred in most countries during the transition to more deregulated financial markets. An international comparison of the fiscal cost of financial crises is made. Japan stands by far on the top of the list in terms of the amount of the money involved. An empirical research is made for the case of mega-bank mergers in Japan. Moral hazard is common for all economies with a rapid change in the financial system, both in developed and developing countries. A greater reliance on the market discipline backed by full disclosure is the key to control the problem.
Six Technologies That Will Change the World, Business2.0
Excerpts: Excerpts: Six Technologies That Will Change the World
- God's Ink Jet (...) A device that builds human organs and tissues from scratch.
- Robots You Can Relate To (...) Machines that interact with people the way people do.
- The Plane That Does Hong Kong and Back in a Day (...) A supersonic business jet.
- All-Day Portable Power (...) A fuel cell the size of a marble.
- Electronic Paper (...) Computer display screens as thin and flexible as a piece of paper.
- A Swarm of Sensors (...) Networks of cheap, aspirin-size sensor robots everywhere.
Excerpts: Where is it leading? AIBO, the robotic dog from Sony, is a toy that acts like a real dog. It knows its name, obeys commands, and so on. Arguably it begins to approach the intelligence of a real dog. But Sony makes it sound as if it is intended as a pet, i.e., intended to evoke an emotional response. Before long, someone may ask the question: Can machines feel? Maybe it won't matter, if they seem to.
A Sensor Model Language: Moving Sensor Data onto the Internet, Sensors Online
Excerpts: A new XML encoding scheme may make it possible for you to remotely discover, access, and use real-time data obtained directly from Web-resident sensors, instruments, and imaging devices. (...), it's becoming increasingly practical to provide virtually any sensor with a wired or wireless connection that enables remote access to the devices' control inputs and data outputs. Through a variety of location technologies (e.g., GPS, Cell-ID, and Cell-ID with triangulation), both fixed and mobile sensing devices can report their geographic location along with the data they have collected.
Technology: Making Intelligence a Bit Less Artificial, NYTimes
Excerpts: Shoppers at some Web stores get unsolicited buying recommendations, ostensibly matching their tastes. It doesn't always work. (...) "We can recommend very well. Knowing when not to bother someone is much harder." (...) In the mid-1990's, much attention was drawn to collaborative filtering, a technique that matches a user to a group of others who have purchased or praised similar products, then analyzes the group's data to predict what else the user might like. (...)Collaborative filtering is only a piece of today's recommendation technology.
Stability, Chaos And Multiple Attractors: A Single Agent Makes A Difference, J. Econ. Dynamics & Control
Abstract: This paper provides an example in which a slight behavioral heterogeneity may fundamentally change the dynamical properties of a nonlinear cobweb market with a quadratic cost function and an isoelastic demand function. We consider two types of producers; cautious adapters and naive optimizers. In a market of naive optimizers a single cautious adapter stabilizes the otherwise exploding market. In a market of cautious adapters a single naive optimizer may destabilize the market; without him there exists at most one periodic attractor in the market but with him there may appear many (and even infinitely many) coexisting periodic attractors.
Experimental Synchronization of Spatiotemporal Chaos, arXiv
Abstract: We report the first experimental evidence of a successful synchronization of spatiotemporal chaos. The experiments were performed on two unidirectionally coupled, nonlinear-optical systems of single-feedback type. The synchronization was investigated for different degrees of complexity of the spontaneous structures. In all cases, the cross-correlation between the two system states was found to increase with the strength of the coupling. Numerical simulations yield comparable results and throw a light on the role of spatial inhomogeneities, which hamper a perfect synchronization.
Abstract: The evolution of digital circuits performing built-in self-test behaviour is attempted in sumulation for a one bit adder and a two bit multiplier. Promising results show evolved designs can perform a better diagnosis using less resources thatn hand-designed equivalents. Future extensions of the approach could allow the self-diagnosis of analog circuits under failure and abnormal operating conditions.
Merger As Marriage: Communication Issues In Post-Merger Integration, Health Care Mgmnt Rev
Excerpt: Mergers, like marriages, are less of an event than a "chronic" condition. (...)
Mergers need to be treated as other long-term relationships with an emphasis on thecommunication patterns that evolve in healthy or destructive manners. The paradox in a marriage and a merger is that seemingly insignificant patterns in conversations between individuals are crucial in the longevity and health of the relationship. In this paper we examine three levels of communication issues that interact with one another and impact the likelihood of successful post-merger integration: affect, discursive frame and negotiating position.
The Role Of Social Norms In A Model Of Marriage And Divorce, J. Econ. Behav. & Org.
Abstract: In the US, the rate of divorce has increased at an alarming rate since the 1960s. This paper presents a mechanism which gives rise to the emergence of multiple equilibria and a discrete jump in the rate of divorce in a simple search environment. In a low-divorce equilibrium, agents are willing to spend more cost in the search process. In the light of this logic, the rapid increase in the rate of divorce can be seen as a movement from a low-divorce to a high-divorce equilibrium, possibly triggered by a temporary shock.
Context-Dependent Decisions In Rufous Hummingbirds, Alphagalileo & Proc. B
Abstract: Marketers sometimes use unattractive, so-called decoy products to increase the attractiveness of other products they want to sell. The success of this ploy depends on shoppers assessing the value of products relative to the range of products on offer(...). We studied foraging choices in wild, rufous hummingbirds faced with sets of artificial flowers differing in the volume and concentration of nectar contained. We present evidence that foraging hummingbirds respond in a similar way to human shoppers to the addition of decoys. Our results suggest that birds and humans may use similar mechanisms when making complex consumer decisions.
The Effect Of Helping Behaviour On The Survival Of Juvenile And Adult Long-Tailed Tits, J. Animal Ecol.
Abstract: In the cooperative breeding system of the long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus failed breeders may become helpers at the nest of another pair to whom they are usually related. We used (...) program to analyse survival of 482 birds ringed as fledglings and 155 birds ringed as adults. We conclude that helpers gain kin-selected fitness benefits through the increased survival of related offspring but not through the increased survival of related breeders. Furthermore, helpers gain direct fitness benefits through increased personal survival, but at a cost of reduced probability of successful future personal reproduction.
One Fig, One Wasp? Not Always!, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: (...) not every fig species is pollinated by its own unique wasp species. (...) two genetically distinct species of wasps are present in at least half of the fig species surveyed. In one stroke, the findings undermine many current ideas concerning the stability and evolution of mutualisms, while simultaneously strengthening other critical parts of modern evolutionary theory. (sex allocation and local mate competition theory). The diversity and ability to measure costs and benefits that each partner provides the other means that the fig-wasp system provides an ideal model for understanding what each partner stands to gain from a mutualistic relationship.
Meal Skipping Helps Rodents Resist Diabetes, Brain Damage, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: A new mouse study suggests fasting every other day can help fend off diabetes and protect brain neurons as well as or better than either vigorous exercise or caloric restriction. The findings also suggest that reduced meal frequency can produce these beneficial effects even if the animals gorged when they did eat, according the investigators at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). "The implication of the new findings on the beneficial effects of regular fasting in laboratory animals is that their health may actually improve if the frequency of their meals is reduced."
MIT Lab Works To Mimic Spider Silk, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: silk is known to be a polymer with two distinct alternating regions. One region is soft and elastic; the other forms small, hard crystallites. It is assumed that this unusual structure is largely responsible for spider silk's remarkable properties. MIT researchers want to make a series of different synthetic polymers and study how changes in the chemical structures of the polymers affect the physical properties. Scientists (...) have been able to harvest spider silk from the milk of genetically altered goats, but as Pollock explained, that type of solution does not solve the problem entirely.
Between The Wolf And The Dog, Alphagalileo
Excerpts: The dog was the first animal domesticated by human beings. (...) people and dogs used to adjust to each other within numerous generations of coexistence. Biochemical and genetic researches have proved quite definitely that the dog's ancestor was the big predatory wolf, but not its smaller relative - the omnivorous jackal. However, it is impossible to determine when human beings first domesticated the wolves, as their domestication could not be recorded in archeological materials. Only when primitive dogs started to reliably differ from their wild ancestors, it became possible to distinguish their bones from wolf's remains.
The Roads To And From The RNA World, J. Theor. Biol.
Abstract: (...) there has been little discussion of whether protein synthesis arose before DNA or what preceded the RNA world. We outline arguments of what route life may have taken out of the RNA world: whether DNA or protein followed. Metabolic arguments favor the possibility that RNA genomes preceded the use of DNA as the informational macromolecule. However, the opposite can also be argued based on the enhanced stability, reactivity, and solubility of 2-deoxyribose as compared to ribose. The possibility that DNA may have come before RNA is discussed, although it is a less parsimonious explanation than DNA following RNA.
- Source: The Roads To And From The RNA World, J. P. Dworkin - jason.dworkinnasa.gov, a. lazcano, s. l. miller, DOI: 10.1016/S0022-5193(03)00020-1, 2003/05/07
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Excerpts: For the first time, researchers have grown eggs from embryonic stem cells, showing a potential new way to treat diseases and challenging notions of how life begins. The research was in mice but has implications to radically change the debate over using human stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are considered to be the primordial ooze from which virtually all organs, cells and body parts arise. With the right coaxing and conditions, they can be made to transform into heart, nerve, pancreatic and other cells. However, it had never been demonstrated that they could create gametes -- eggs or sperm -- until now. Scientists from France and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia showed that mouse stem cells without any coaxing could form eggs, and that those eggs could spontaneously form primitive embryos.
Mouse Research Sheds New Light On Human Genetic Diseases, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: (...) announced important findings about the causes of three human diseases (...) a rare condition whose sufferers exhibit a combination of diabetes, retarded growth, and skeletal abnormalities. (...) developed and investigated a particular strain of "knockout" mice that are genetically unable to produce the enzyme PERK (pancreatic endoplasmic reticulum kinase). (...) hypothesize that the PERK enzyme is a specific or global regulator of protein synthesis, which means that the knockout mice are especially useful in unraveling complex physiological and developmental processes. "We are now able to investigate what happens when a particular gene is missing, to see what functions go wrong."
World's Oldest Monkeys May Explain Age-related Mental Decline Science Study Says, AAAS
Contibutor Editor's Note: Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid which is found in the central nervous system. Its function is to block the transmotion of impulses between neurons, e.g. it is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Due to its calming effect GABA was used in therapy for such disorders as anxiety, epilepsy, hypertension and sleep disorders. In this article researchers believe that there is a positive effect of GABA on aging neurons.
Excerpts: Scientists may have discovered why the brain's higher information-processing center slows down in old age, affecting everything from language, to vision, to motor skills. The findings may also point toward drugs for reversing the process. A brain chemical called GABA helps neurons stay finicky about which signals they respond to - a must for the brain to function at its peak. Certain neurons in very old macaque monkeys lose their pickiness, researchers have found, seemingly because they don't get enough GABA. These results appear in the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). If a lack of GABA is indeed responsible for the old neurons' indiscriminate firing, this problem may be simple enough to treat. Existing drugs, such as Xanax, increase GABA production, according to author Audie Leventhal of the University of Utah School of Medicine. These drugs haven't been carefully tested on the elderly, though. "The good news is there are a lot of drugs around that can facilitate GABA-ergic function and maybe some of them will help," said Leventhal.
Green Tea Linked To Skin Cell Rejuvenation, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: Research into the health-promoting properties of green tea is yielding information that may lead to new treatments for skin diseases and wounds. (...) has uncovered a wealth of information about green tea in the last few years. Most importantly, he helped determine that compounds in green tea called polyphenols help eliminate free radicals, which can cause cancer by altering DNA. He also found that polyphenols safeguard healthy cells while ushering cancer cells to their death. "If we can spur the skin cells to differentiate and proliferate, we can potentially accelerate the wound-healing process and prevent scarring."
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
American Forces Reach Cease-Fire With Terror Group, Washington
Excerpts: American forces in Iraq have signed a cease-fire with an Iranian opposition group the United States has designated a terrorist organization, (...). Under the deal, (...) confirmed by the United States Central Command only today, United States forces agreed not to damage any of the group's vehicles, equipment or any of its property in its camps in Iraq, (...). In return, the group, the People's Mujahedeen, which will be allowed to keep its weapons for now, agreed not to fire on or commit other hostile acts against American forces (...).
Excerpts: (...)despite our stance of friendly relations with the Saudi ruling family, Saudi Arabia poses a grave threat to the United States. U.S. leaders, (...), have sought to cultivate a friendly relationship with Saudi leaders because we are so dependent on Saudi oil. And Saudi leaders have pumped so much money into the coffers of U.S. movers and shakers that most of our leaders have ended up very much beholden to the Saudi Ruling family. (...) very difficult for our government to take an honest and objective look at Saudi Arabia.
- Source: The Fall of the House of Saud, Robert Baer, The Atlantic Monthly, May 2003,, See also: Robert Baer, Fmr. CIA Field Officer Baer discusses his article in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly on Saudi Arabia's counter-terrorism efforts, c-span, 4/30/2003, 1 hr., (Video clip13399)
Excerpts: Terrorist networks are very secretive, and so they operate in small cells that interconnect only intermittently, and through limited numbers of people. Interestingly, our response to an epidemic is to do something very similar (...). Infectious disease teaches us the tactics that terrorists use. It follows that if you can identify key connectors in the terrorist network, and take them out of commission, you can do much more harm to the covert network than if it were more densely interconnected.
Links & Snippets
- SFI Working Papers
- Phase Transitions in Unstable Cancer Cell Populations, Ricard V. Solé, DOI: SFI-WP 03-04-028
- The Thermodynamic Approach to the Market Equilibrium, Victor Sergeev, DOI: SFI-WP 03-04-027
- Does Market Theory Apply to Biology?, Samuel Bowles , Peter Hammerstein, DOI: SFI-WP 03-04-026
- Aggregation of Variables and System Decomposition, Max Shpak, Peter F. Stadler, Günter P. Wagner, Joachim Hermisson, DOI: SFI-WP 03-04-025
- Network Structure and Robustness of Marine Food Webs, Jennifer A. Dunne, Richard J. Williams, Neo D. Martinez, DOI: SFI-WP 03-04-024
- HLA and HIV Infection Progression: Application of the Minimum Description Length Principle to Statistical Genetics, Peter T. Hraber, Bette T. Korber, Steven Wolinsky, Henry Erlich, Elizabeth Trachtenberg, Thomas B. Kepler, DOI: SFI-WP 03-04-023
- Comorbidity: 1. Autocognitive Developmental Disorders of Structured Psychosocial Stress, Wallace, Rodrick, 2003-04-24, CogPrints
- Basin Bifurcations in a Two-Dimensional Logistic Map, Daniele Fournier-Prunaret, Ricardo Lopez-Ruiz, 2003-04-29, arXiv
- Generalized Dynamical Entropies in Weakly Chaotic Systems, Henk van Beijeren, 2003-04-28, arXiv
- On Limits On The Computational Power Of Data-Accumulating Algorithms, S. D. Brud & S. G. Akl, Info. Processing Lett., Vol. 86(4), pp. 221-227, 2003
- Mechanical Model For Theoretical Determination Of Maximum Running Speed In Mammals, R. E. Blanco, R. Gambini & R. A. Fariña, J. Theor. Biol., Vol. 222, Issue 1, pp: 117-125, 2003/05/07
- Cell Volume Changes During Rapid Temperature Shifts, P. Gervais, I. M. de Marañón, C. Evrard, E. Ferret & S. Moundanga, J. of Biotech., Vol. 102, Issue 3, pp:269-279, 2003/05/08, doi:10.1016/S0168-1656(03)00031-2
- Fea tures Of Neuronal Synchrony In Mouse Visual Cortex, G. Nase, W. Singer, H. Monyer & A. K. Engel, J. Neurophysiol, 2003/04/17, DOI:10.1152/jn.00480.2002
- Italian Study Finds Traffic Pollution Affects Male Fertility, M. Willson, Alphagalileo, 2003/04/26
- Iraq War: Impact On May Elections, K. Cleveland, Alphagalileo, 2003/04/29
- 90% Of The Universe Is Missing! - The Search For The Missing Mass Of The Universe, P. Barratt, Alphagalileo, 2003/04/29
- A Bit of Ingenuity in Your Ear Makes Phone Dialing Effortless, Peter Meyers, 2003/04/24
- Sustained Microtubule Treadmilling in Arabidopsis Cortical Arrays, Sidney L. Shaw, Roheena Kamyar, David W. Ehrhardt, Science Express
- International: U.S. Seeks Solid Core to Fix Iraq's Broken Legal System, NYT, Bernard Weinraub, Rebuilding the legal and justice apparatus that had brutalized the nation for decades remains a challenging and complex task. 2003/04/27
- Getting It All Mapped Out, Maps are useful in managing information, but they have their pitfalls, Patrick Lambe, Business Times, 2003/04/22
- Mapping the Spread of Contagions via Contact Tracing, Valdis Krebs, There is this interesting project I worked on last year [mapping a TB outbreak] that is *very* similar in network dynamics to the current SARS outbreak!, 2003
- Lessons From SARS, Barry R. Bloom, Science 300, 701, 03/04/25
- ClusterWorld Conference & Expo, San Jose, Ca, USA, 2003/06/23-26
- The Grammar of Sound, John Harney, New software lets you index and search audio much faster than in the past, 2003/4/30
Coming and Ongoing Webcasts
- Robert Baer, Fmr. CIA Field Officer Baer discusses his article in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly on Saudi Arabia's counter-terrorism efforts, c-span, 4/30/2003, 1 hr., (Video clip13399)
- Uncertainty and Surprise: Questions on Working with the Unexpected and Unknowable, The University of Texas Austin, Texas USA, 03/04/10-12
- Autonomous Agents, Stuart Kauffman, FRIAM Group sponsored Applied Complexity Lecture Series at the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, 03/03/13
- New Trends In Industrial Partnership And Innovation Management At European Research Laboratories, CERN, Geneva, 03/03/19 (with webcast)
- CERN Webcast Service, Streamed videos of Archived Lectures and Live Events
- "New Frontiers of Neuroscience" Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, 03/03/07
- Television & Children's Media Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?, Washinghton, DC, 03/02/28, c-span, (clip12657), 1:35
- INSC 2003, International Nonlinear Sciences Conference, Vienna, Austria, 03/02/07-09
- World Economic Forum Meeting "Building Trust", Davos, Switzerland, 03/01/23-28
- 2002 Financial Management Conference, 02/10/16-19
- Artificial Life Conference (A-Life 8), Sydney, Australia, 02/12/09-13
- Dean LeBaron's Archive of Daily Video Commentary, Ongoing Since February 1998
Conference Announcements & Call for Papers
- NAS Sackler Colloquium on Mapping Knowledge Domains, The Beckman Center, Irvine, CA, 03/05/09-11
- Understanding Complex Systems Symposium, UIUC, Urbana-Champaign, Il, 03/05/19-21
- The Opening of Systems Theory, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, DK, 03/05/23-25
- Innovating Strategy Processes: Concepts, Experiences And Experiments, Storrs, Connecticut U.S.A. 03/05/25-28
- SPIE's 1st Intl Symp on Fluctuations and Noise, Santa Fe, NM, 03/06/01-04
- The First International Workshop on "Socio-Cognitive Grids: The Net as a Universal Human Resource", Santorini, Greece, 03/06/01-04
- 21st ICDE World Conf on Open Learning and Distance Education, Hong Kong, 03/06/01-05
- The Co-Revolutionary Competition An Alternative War Game Inspired By The New Sciences, Newport, RI, 03/06/03-05
- Summer School on Nonlinear Phenomena In Computational Chemical Physics, Barcelona, Spain, 03/06/09-14
- 17th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PADS 2003), San Diego, California, 03/06/10-13
- One-Week Intensive Course: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 03/06/16-20
- 2003 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC '03), Montreal, Canada, 03/06/20-24
- 5th Intl Conf "Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics", Kiev, Ukraine, 03/06/23-29, Mirror
- Workshops of Dynamical Systems with Applications to Biology, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 03/06/24-28
- UQÀM Summer Institute in Cognitive Sciences 2003: Categorization In Cognitive Sciences, Montreal, 03/06/30-07/11
- 9th International Conference on Auditory Display, Boston, MA, 03/07/07-09, Wkshp on Assistive Technologies for the Blind, 03/07/06
- 47th Meeting of the Intl Soc for the System Sciences: Conscious Evolution Of Humanity: Using Systems Thinking To Construct Agoras Of The Global Village, Iraklion, Crete, Greec, 03/07/07-11
- 2nd International School Topics In Nonlinear Dynamics, Siena (Italy), July 9-11, 2003
- 2003 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2003), Chicago, IL,03/07/12-16
- 2nd Intl Joint Conf on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-2003), Melbourne, Australia, 03/07/14-18
- 7th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2003), Orlando, Florida, 03/07/27-30
- Intl Conf on Socio Political Informatics and Cybernetics: SPIC '03, Orlando, Fl, USA, 03/07/31-08/02
- 13th Annual International Conference, Soc f Chaos Theory in Psych & Life Sciences,Boston, MA, USA, 03/08/08-10
- Call for Papers on Dynamical Hierarchies, Special Issue of Artificial Life, Deadline: 03/09/05
- 1st German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies (MATES'03), Erfurt, Germany, 03/09/22-25
- 7th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL-2003), Dortmund, Germany, 03/09/14-17
- 2003 IEEE/WIC Intl Joint Conf. Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, Beijing, China, 03/10/13-17
- Trends And Perspectives In Extensive And Non-Extensive Statistical Mechanics, In Honour Of The 60th Birthday Of Constantino Tsallis, Angra Dos Reis, Brazil, 03/11/19-21
- ICDM '03: The Third IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Melbourne, Florida, USA, 03/11/19-22
- 3rd International Workshop on Meta-Synthesis and Complex System, Guangzhou, China, 03/11/29-30
- 2nd International Workshop on the Mathematics and Algorithms of Social Insects, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 03/12/15-17
- Fractal 2004, "Complexity and Fractals in Nature", 8th Intl Multidisciplinary Conf , Vancouver, Canada, 04/04/04-07
- Fifth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2004), Boston, MA, USA, 04/05/16-21
Public Conference Calls
- PlexusCalls: "Surprise! Surprise!", McDaniel, Reuben, Audio File Available Now, mp3
- Complexity And Medical Practice, Pat Rush & Bob Lindberg, PlexusCalls, 03/01/10, Audio File Available Now, mp3
- John Holland in Conversation, PlexusCalls, - Audio File Available Now, mp3
- Are Disease and Aging Information/Complexity Loss Syndromes?, PlexusCalls, 02/11/08, 1 - 2 pm EST (To learn more about Ary Goldberger’s work and HeartSongs, Music of the Heart.) Audio File Available Now, mp3
- Brenda Zimmerman in Conversation, PlexusCalls, Audio File Available Now, mp3
- The Complexity of Entrepreneurship: A Launchcyte Story, Tom Petzinger, PlexusCalls, 02/11/22, Audio File Available Now, mp3
- A Practical and Appreciative Approach to Complex and Chronic Challenges, Keith McCandless, PlexusCalls, Jan 2003, Audio File Available Now, mp3
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