The New Soul of a Wealth Machine, Fortune
Excerpts: In 50 years, human ingenuity has transformed the corporation from towering hierarchy to adaptable network. (...)
Human ingenuity has transformed the corporation in the past 50 years from
towering hierarchy to highly adaptable network. (...)
Indeed, any major company that's an industry leader has gotten
there in large part by advancing the state of the art in managing people
and resources. That makes the corporation the latest jewel in the crown
of human endeavor.
"(...) amazing inventions in history are not technology or products;
they're social inventions,"(...).
(...) it is the bridge between market mechanisms and democracy. It is the key to the triumph of capitalist democracy."
Spotlight On Richard T. Pascale About The Relevance Of Complexity Science To Management, Emerald Now Spotlight, Emerald Now Spotlight
Excerpts: Orthodoxies hinder change. Likewise, if values only favour the positive (i.e. good news), and reject the bad, they prevent an organization from seeing what's going on around it. However, if you listen to those close to the ‘coal face' (i.e. closest to the assembly line or the customer), they are pretty reliable observers of how things really are. Tap that distributed intelligence and you crack through the orthodoxies, norms and values that impair learning.
Obstructive orthodoxies are not restricted to big companies.
Internet2 May Change The Way Scientists Conduct Research, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: With the capability of Internet2 and a high bandwidth satellite link, scientists, for the first time, were able to work on the ocean floor from the comfort of their university laboratories. (...) describes how Internet2 could change the way scientists conduct deep-sea research. Internet2 is a consortium of 205 universities working with industry and the government to develop and deploy an advanced Internet network that operates at 10 gigabits per second. "scientists using remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) connected to Internet2 could spend an unlimited about of time on the bottom and share, in real-time, their observations with colleagues around the world."
Turning Search Into a Science, Wired
Excerpts: Scirus is a search engine for scientists that allows them to dig through not just scientific journals, but also unpublished research, university websites, corporate Internet sites, conference agendas and minutes, discussion groups and mailing-list archives. (...)
Scirus mines 167 million scientific Web pages to get query results. The technology uses linguistic analysis to rank the results, with the highest scientific value at the top. Scirus has been around since April 2001, and its popularity has been slowly but steadily growing.
What's Stopping You?: The Sources Of Political Constraints On International Conflict Behavior, Int. Interactions
Abstract: (...) we focus on the heterogeneity of established parliamentary democracies and investigate the effects of their domestic constraints on international conflict behavior. We emphasize leaders' vulnerability to removal from office and how this vulnerability varies across democracies as a function of (...) 1) its political position, that is, whether a government is "right" or "left"; and 2) its structural complexity. We present a model of the relationship between levels of conflict and leaders' vulnerability to removal from office. Our evidence indicates that structural complexity is largely unrelated to the likelihood of either involvement in or escalation of militarized interstate disputes.
The Determinants Of Japanese Official Development Assistance In Africa, Int. Interactions
Abstract: This study seeks to explain the variation in Japanese official development assistance (ODA) in 35 African countries for the period of 1979 and 1998. It tests for the effects of (...) human rights, democracy, and varied U.S. strategic and economic interests. The findings suggest that humanitarian interests (...) figure prominently in Japanese aid decisions. In addition, we find that Japan's trade with recipient countries and some U.S. security interests have shaped the pattern of Japanese ODA in Africa (...) our results suggest that humanitarian concern and certain U.S. strategic interests are also important in understanding Japanese aid decisions in Africa.
The Economic Basis Of Cooperation: Tradeoffs Between Selfishness And Generosity, Behav. Ecol.
Abstract: The current study examined the economics of cooperation in controlled-payoff games (...). This investigation used a special feeding apparatus to test for the stability of cooperative choice in a series of iterated games. The jays experienced (...) distribution of food to themselves and their opponent, depending on their decision to cooperate or defect. These findings suggest that the jays attend to short-term consequences; they do not cooperate in the absence of an immediate benefit (...). The opponent control treatment suggests that cooperation can occur when an individual's benefits depend completely on the actions of others; therefore, generosity is cheap.
Out of Hollywood, Rising Fascination With Video Games, NY Times
Excerpts: (...) Mr. Jackson realized while making "The Lord of the Rings" that "while a film experience for an audience is over after two or three hours, a successful game experience, if it captures the imagination, can last for days."
In the United States alone, sales of video games and consoles generated $10 billion in revenue last year, surpassing box-office ticket sales of $9.5 billion. Hollywood has had mixed success trying to capture some of that popularity by making movies based on computer games.
Learning to Forget, Science
Excerpts: After decades of intense and fruitful research on how the brain encodes new memories, many neurobiologists are now turning their attention to how the brain keeps unwanted memories at bay. Recent work has identified key brain regions involved in suppressing memories and fingered some of the chemical messengers involved. Applying their work to the clinic, some researchers have seen promising preliminary results with drugs that either weaken the emotional hold of traumatic memories or prevent newly formed memories from becoming destructive in the first place.
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) Speech on Domestic Policy Issues, Brookings Institution
Excerpts: In our open society, it is essential to distinguish vigorous debate over honest differences of opinion from the repeated use of false and misleading arguments to persuade the American people. Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins.
The most important principle in any representative democracy is for the people to trust their government. If our leaders violate that trust, then all our words of hope and opportunity and progress and justice ring false in the ears of our people and the wider world, and our goals will never be achieved.
Editor's Note: The issue of truth in politics is clouded by political interests of the persons, who claim the opponent has not been truthful. For the scientific community it would be a challenge to quantify and objectify this important notion of truth vs lie. Can one measure how far a statement deviates from the truth and the magnitude of its "impact factor"?
Excerpts: This dating method placed the Herto people on their sandy lakeside about 156,000 years ago, a date that instantly electrified the team.
For it was in that time period that Mitochondrial Eve also lived, the figurative name for the mitochondrial genome that has persisted in us all. (...)'What's the fossil record like in Africa from 100,000 to 200,000 years ago?' I said, 'it's terrible.'(...)
"(...) We simply predicted a model and stimulated them to look for fossils in the right place."
Excerpts: Mounting evidence suggests that glial cells, overlooked for half a century, may be nearly as critical to thinking and learning as neurons are
The recent book Driving Mr. Albert tells the true story of pathologist Thomas Harvey, who performed the autopsy of Albert Einstein in 1955. (...)
One of the respected scientists who examined sections of the prized brain was Marian C. Diamond of the University of California at Berkeley. She found nothing unusual about the number or size of its neurons (nerve cells). But in the association cortex, responsible for high-level cognition, she did discover a surprisingly large number of nonneuronal cells known as glia--a much greater concentration than that found in the average Albert's head....
Excerpts: Logic suggests that having options allows people to select precisely what makes them happiest. But, as studies show, abundant choice often makes for misery
As the gross domestic product more than doubled in the past 30 years, the proportion of the population describing itself as "very happy" declined by about 5 percent, or by some 14 million people. In addition, more of us than ever are clinically depressed. Of course, no one believes that a single factor explains decreased well-being, but a number of findings indicate that the explosion of choice plays an important role (...).
Contextually Evoked Object-Specific Responses in Human Visual Cortex, Science
Excerpts: Human visual recognition processes are remarkably robust and can function effectively even under highly degraded viewing conditions. Contextual information may play a critical role in such circumstances. Here, we provide neurophysiological evidence that contextual cues can elicit object-specific neural responses, which have hitherto been believed to be based on intrinsic cues alone. Specifically, we find that the "fusiform face area" (FFA) maintains its selectivity for faces without regard to whether the faces are defined intrinsically or contextually. This finding further elucidates the role of the FFA (...).
Excerpts: Early television exposure in children ages 1-3 is associated with attention problems at age 7, (...). The study revealed that each hour of television watched per day at ages 1-3 increases the risk of attention problems, such as ADHD, by almost 10 percent at age 7. The study controls for other attributes of the home environment including cognitive stimulation and emotional support.
The findings also suggest that preventive action can be taken to minimize the risk of attention problems in children.
The Role Of Human Parietal Cortex In Attention Networks, Brain
Abstract: The parietal cortex has been proposed as part of the neural network for guiding spatial attention. However, it is unclear to what degree the parietal cortex contributes to the attentional modulations of activities of the visual cortex and the engagement of the frontal cortex in the attention network. We recorded behavioural performance (...) requiring detection of targets at the attended or unattended locations. While the patient's reaction times to left visual field stimuli were speeded by valid relative to invalid cues (...) the patient's behavioural and neural responses to right visual field stimuli were not influenced by cue validity.
- Source: The Role Of Human Parietal Cortex In Attention Networks, S. Han - shanpku.edu.cn, Y. Jiang, H. Gu, H. Rao, L. Mao, Y. Cui, R. Zhai, DOI: 10.1093/brain/awh071, Brain, 2004/02/04
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Neuroprotection Requires A Paradigm Shift In Drug Development, Nature
Excerpts: In most neurodegenerative diseases, the brain is attacked and nerve cells are killed by a variety of overactive signalling pathways. These pathways are triggered by conditions such as oxidative or nitrosative stress, accumulation of aberrant proteins, and excessive activity in the brain of the neurotransmitter glutamate (excitotoxicity). (...)
These neurodegenerative processes could be potential drug targets for neuroprotection. For example, injurious agents or instigators of degeneration could be counteracted, as in the case of excessive amounts of glutamate, which excite neurons to death
Fruit Fly Courtship Puts Neurons to Work, Science Now
Turning certain neurons on or off in fly brains creates wildly erotic or sexually withdrawn animals, a new study shows. The findings point to new players in a complex circuit activated in the fly brain during courtship.
In male fruit flies, this region of the brain, called the lateral protocerebrum, is intimately involved in courtship.
CREDIT: R. GREENSPAN
(...) selectively switched neurons on and off in adult male flies. (...) Upping the activity of neurons in one region of the brain, they found, made flies court like crazy, while stifling nerve cell activity in the same brain zone left males disinterested.
Long-Term Persistence Of Song Performance Rules In Nightingales, Behaviour
Abstract: Common nightingales are among those bird species that possess an extremely large repertoire and perform it in a versatile singing style. Thereby, repertoire size, composition, and performance differs considerably among individuals. In this longitudinal field study, we investigated the long-term stability of these differences in the song characteristics of free-ranging nightingales. The long-term persistence of individual song characteristics suggests that they are not related to dynamically changing individual attributes, but may reflect long-term storage of information during song acquisition as juveniles. In addition, we found that the repertoire performance of adult nightingales allows fine-tuned vocal interactions among several neighbouring males.
They're pugnacious and clever, and they have complex social lives-but do capuchin monkeys actually exhibit cultural behaviors?
SNIFFIN' AROUND. Two adults practice what researchers call hand sniffing. The capuchins stick their fingers up each other's nose and sway gently, holding the pose for several minutes at a time.
These are among the numerous social conventions that Perry and her colleagues call "traditions." The behaviors are so named because they don't appear to be an inherent part of the animals' biology; instead, the knee-high monkeys seem either to invent them or to learn them from each other.(...)
Innovative, learned, parochial, transient, flexible-these words describe some of the hallmarks of cultural behavior (...)
Researchers Develop Electronic Nose For Multimedia, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: Their latest success, the development of an electronic nose for multimedia use (...) an apparatus that will recognize the odors of ten different smell groupings--from fruits, to coffees, to gases, to spices and to just about everything in between. The device connects to a PC, which then determines what smell the electronic nose has captured. "The nose works in a more complex way than the eyes do. There are primarily three colour receptors in the human eye, but there are several million smell receptors (...) you need to create at least 1,000 smell channels to build a good electronic nose."
The Role Of Conformity In Foraging When Personal And Social Information Conflict, Behav. Ecol.
Abstract: Two experiments are presented exploring the relative use of prior personal information and subsequent social information in foraging decisions of guppies. Experiment 1 tested the assumption that when the use of information acquired through personal experience is not costly, conflicting social information will be ignored. Experiment 2 tested theoretical predictions that when the use of information acquired through personal experience is potentially costly, conflicting social information will be weighed more heavily (...). These findings suggest that conformity can promote social learning in naïve individuals, but prior experience can insulate individuals from conformity (...) personal and social information are not always weighed equally.
Harnessing Nonlinearity: Predicting Chaotic Systems and Saving Energy in Wireless Communication, Science
Abstract: We present a method for learning nonlinear systems, echo state networks (ESNs). ESNs employ artificial recurrent neural networks in a way that has recently been proposed independently as a learning mechanism in biological brains. The learning method is computationally efficient and easy to use. On a benchmark task of predicting a chaotic time series, accuracy is improved by a factor of 2400 over previous techniques. The potential for engineering applications is illustrated by equalizing a communication channel, where the signal error rate is improved by two orders of magnitude.
Nanomechanical Quantum Limits, Science
Excerpts: Or is classical physics just an approximation to quantum physics, even at macroscopic scales, so that if we were to try hard enough in our experiments, quantum behavior would be observed in the motion of macroscopic mechanical objects? (...) experiment whose goal is to test Heisenberg's uncertainty principle on a vibrating mechanical beam that is about a hundredth of a millimeter long. (...) equivalent in mass to about 1012 hydrogen atoms, certainly belonging well outside the traditional, microscopic quantum domain.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
Germans Free Moroccan Convicted of a 9/11 Role, NY Times
Excerpts: A German court on Wednesday released Mounir el-Motassadeq, the only man convicted in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, pending a new trial later this year.
The release of Mr. Motassadeq, (...), followed a decision by a German appeals court last month to reverse his conviction. The court ruled that Mr. Motassadeq had been denied a fair trial because of the refusal of the United States to allow testimony by a captured terrorist suspect.
When U.S. Aided Insurgents, Did It Breed Future Terrorists?, NY Times
Excerpts: Not only does he argue that terrorism does not necessarily have anything to do with Islamic culture; he also insists that the spread of terror as a tactic is largely an outgrowth of American cold war foreign policy.(...)
"The real damage the C.I.A. did was not the providing of arms and money," he writes, " but the privatization of information about how to produce and spread violence - the formation of private militias - capable of creating terror." The best-known C.I.A.-trained terrorist, he notes dryly, is Osama bin Laden.
Inquiry Into Attack on the Cole in 2000 Missed 9/11 Clues, NY Times
Excerpts: The American investigators probing the October 2000 terrorist attack against the Navy destroyer Cole came tantalizingly close to detecting the Sept. 11 plot (...).
The lost opportunity, described by the officials for the first time in interviews this week, involved two of the eventual Sept. 11 hijackers, Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaq Alhazmi, who fell under suspicion by the C.I.A. early in 2000 but were not put on a watch list of foreigners barred from entering the United States until August 2001, after they were already here
Connecting the Dots -- Tracking Two Identified Terrorists, Orgnet.com
Excerpts: Even though we have only mapped the network neighborhood of the two original suspects, we now have enough data for two key conclusions:
- All 19 hijackers were within 2 degrees of separation of the two original suspects uncovered in 2000!
- Social network metrics reveal Mohammed Atta emerging as the local leader
With hindsight, we have now mapped enough of the 9-11 conspiracy to stop it. Again, the investigators are never sure they have uncovered enough information while they are in the process of uncloaking the covert organization.
Links & Snippets
- Information Technology: In The Know, Philip Ball, 04/04/01, Nature 428, 462 - 463 , DOI: 10.1038/428462a
- Evolutionary Biology: Ferns Reawakened, Torsten Eriksson, 04/04/01, Nature 428, 480 - 481 , DOI: 10.1038/428480a
- Long Horns Win: Selection in action—Attacks favor spike length for lizards, 04/04/03, Science News Online, Vol. 165, No. 14, Also available in Audible format.
A hunting bird's quirk—a tendency to impale prey on thorns—leaves a record that has allowed scientists to catch a glimpse of an evolutionary force in action.
- Foraging among the Galaxies: Andromeda's dining habits are documented, 04/04/03, Science News Online, Vol. 165, No. 14, Also available in Audible format.
A new survey is adding to the evidence that Andromeda, the Milky Way’s sister galaxy, has not only grown bigger in the past by feasting on smaller galaxies but is continuing to do so.
- All Roads Lead to RUNX, 04/04/03, Science News Online, Vol. 165, No. 14, Also available in Audible format.
Genetic mutations that predispose some people to the autoimmune diseases lupus, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis appear to have a common molecular feature: They derail the work of a protein, called RUNX1, that regulates how active certain genes are.
- Microbes craft unusual crystals, 04/04/03, Science News Online, Vol. 165, No. 14, Also available in Audible format.
Bacteria dwelling in an abandoned iron mine form unusual crystals that could help scientists look for signs of previous life on Mars.
- The Neuropsychology Of Narrative: Story Comprehension, Story Production And Their Interrelation , Raymond A. Mar, 04/04/07, Neuropsychologia, Stories are used extensively for human communication; both the comprehension and production of oral and written narratives constitute a fundamental part of our experience. While study of this topic has... , DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3932(04)00047-8
- Jonathan Weiner, 'His Brother's Keeper' , 04/04/09, NPR TOTN, It's a progressive, fatal neurological disease, triggered by the death of nerve cells that make muscles move, and named after its most famous victim, Lou Gehrig. In this hour, we'll talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jonathan Weiner about one man's mission to save his brother from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
- Signature-Whistle Production In Undisturbed Free-Ranging Bottlenose Dolphins (Turisops Truncatus), M. L. Hill, L. S. Sayigh, R. S. Wells, 2004/04/05, Alphagalileo & Proceedings Biological Sciences
- Acoustic Monitoring On A Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) Feeding Ground Shows Continual Singing Into Late Spring, C. W. Clark, P. J. Clapham, 2004/04/05, Alphagalileo & Proceedings Biological Sciences
- Reduced Flocking By Birds On Islands With Relaxed Predation, G. Beauchamp, 2004/04/05, Alphagalileo & Proceedings Biological Sciences
- New Ethnic Report Highlights London's Health Divide In Ethnic Communities, E. Snell - elaine.snellwhich.net, 2004/04/05, Alphagalileo
- Brain Activity, Including Memory-processing, Changes In Tourette Syndrome, 2004/04/06, ScienceDaily & Washington University School Of Medicine
- SMS At Your Fingertips - Neuroscientists In Bonn Aim To Communicate By Sense Of Touch, R. Eckmiller - eckmillernero.uni-bonn.de, 2004/04/07, Alphagalileo
- Polynomial Epidemics And Clustering In Contact Networks, B. Szendroi, G. Csanyi, 2004/04/08, Alphagalileo & Biology Letters
- Lack Of Specific Brain Protein Causes Marked Deficits In Learning, Memory, 2004/04/08, ScienceDaily & University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
- The Politics Of The Asian Financial Crisis In Malaysia And South Korea, S. Lee, Feb. 2004, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy
- Zipf Analysis Of Audio Signals, E. Dellandréa - dellandreauniv-tours.fr, P. Makris - makrisuniv-tours.fr, N. Vincent - vincentuniv-tours.fr, Mar. 2004, Fractals, DOI: 10.1142/S0218348X04002380
- Scaling Law For The Distribution Of Fluctuations In Share Volume, T. Kaizojikaizoji@icu.ac.jp, M. Nuki, Mar. 2004, Fractals, DOI: 10.1142/S0218348X04002318
- Dynamics Of A Two-Neuron System With Discrete And Distributed Delays, S. Ruan - ruanmath.miami.edu, Rami S. Filfil, online 2004/01/24, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, DOI: 10.1016/j.physd.2003.12.004
- Complexity In Health Care Systems, S. Penchas, Online 2004/03/09, Complexus, DOI: 10.1159/000077211
- Don't Lose Sleep On It: A Re-Examination Of The Daylight Savings Time Anomaly, R. P. Lamb, R. A. Zuber, J. M. Gandar, online 2004/03/15 Applied Financial Economics, DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2003.11.012
- Voices of Public Intellectuals Lecture Series: Democracy's Response to the Terrorist Threat Now in its fifth year, the Radcliffe Institute Voices of Public Intellectuals lecture series brings issues affecting civic life to a public forum. This year's series of three lectures features experts in the study of terrorism and the prosecution of terrorists to explore the effects of terrorism on democracy. These lectures take place in Cambridge on February 26, March 4, and March 11 at 4 p.m.
- World Economic Forum 2004, Davos, Switzerland
- Riding the Next Democratic Wave, Al-Thani, Khan, Vike-Freiberga, Wade, Soros, Zakaria, World Economic Forum, 04/01/25
- The Future of Global Interdependence, Kharrazi, Held, Owens, Shourie, Annan, Martin, Schwab, World Economic Forum, 04/01/25
- Why Victory Against Terrorism Demands Shared Values
- The Process of Curricular Review: Redefining a World-Class Education, Benedict Gross, Thomas Bender, Harvard@home, 04/01/21, Dean of Harvard College Benedict Gross discusses Harvard's first comprehensive review of the undergraduate curriculum in almost 3 decades. This program introduces the process of curricular review by presenting two segmented lectures. The first, by Dean Gross, outlines the approach and considerations in undertaking the current review. The second lecture, presented by NYU Professor Thomas Bender, presents a historical perspective on academic culture.
- Cancer Biology , NPR Talk of the Nation, 04/01/16, How the spread of cancer is like wound healing gone awry.
- Tracking Ebola , NPR Talk of the Nation, 04/01/16, A new study might help scientists predict where Ebola may! strike next.
- Animal Thought and Communication, NPR Talk of the Nation, 04/01/16, How do animals think and communicate with each other? And what can studying animals tell us about the evolution of language in humans? In this hour, NPR's Ira Flatow and guests look at thought and communication in apes, gorillas and monkeys. What can non-human primates tell us about communication in humans?
- CODIS 2004, International Conference On Communications, Devices And Intelligent Systems, 2004 Calcutta, India, 04/01/09-10
- EVOLVABILITY & INTERACTION: Evolutionary Substrates of Communication, Signaling, and Perception in the Dynamics of Social Complexity, London, UK, 03/10/08-10
- The Semantic Web and Language Technology - Its Po tential and Practicalities, Bucharest, Romania, 03/07/28-08/08
- ECAL 2003, 7th European Conference on Artificial Life, Dortmund, Germany, 03/09/14-17
- New Santa Fe Institute President About His Vision for SFI's Future Role, (Video, Santa Fe, NM, 03/06/04)
- SPIE's 1st Intl Symp on Fluctuations and Noise, Santa Fe, NM, 2003/06/01-04
- NAS Sackler Colloquium on Mapping Knowledge Domains, Video/Audio Report, 03/05/11
- 13th Ann Intl Conf, Soc f Chaos Theory in Psych & Life Sciences, Boston, MA, USA, 2003/08/08-10
- CERN Webcast Service, Streamed videos of Archived Lectures and Live Events
- Dean LeBaron's Archive of Daily Video Commentary, Ongoing Since February 1998
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- 6th German Workshop on Artificial Life 2004 (GWAL-6), Bamberg, Germany, 04/04/14-16
9th IEEE Intl Conf on Engineering of Complex Computer
Systems, Florence, Italy, 04/04/14-16
- Complexity Science and the Exploration of the Emerging World, Austin, TX, 04/04/17
Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference (ASTC'04),
Arlington, VA., USA, 04/04/18-22
(New Kind of Science) 2004 Conference and Minicourse,
Boston, Massachusetts, 04/04/22-25
- IDS'04 - Intentional Dynamic Systems Symposium, Memphis, TN, USA, 04/04/24-26
New Horizons In Search Theory
, Newport, RI, 04/04/26-28
Human Systems Dynamics at Work: Complexity Tools for Today, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 04/04/27-28
Life, a Nobel Story , Brussels, BE, 04/04/28
Vulnerability and Network Failure: Constructions and Experiences
of Emergencies, Crises and Collapse, Manchester, UK,
- Strategic Thinking in a Complex World, Smithsonian Resident Associates Program, 04/05/01-22
What Really Matters ?The Global Forum 2004, Santa Fe, NM, 04/05/02-04
- International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 04/05/11-14
International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2004),
Boston, MA, USA, 04/05/16-21
Understanding Complex Systems (UCS2004),
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- 3rd Intl Conf on
Systems Thinking in Management (ICSTM 2004) "Transforming
Organizations to Achieve Sustainable Success",
Philadelphia, Pa, USA, 04/05/19-21
- 4th Intl Conf on
Fractals And Dynamic Systems In Geoscience, München, Germany, 04/05/19-22
Annual Workshop on Economics and Heterogeneous Interaction Agents
(WEHIA04), Kyoto, Japan, 2004/05/27-29
International Symposium on HIV & Emerging Infectious
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Experimental Chaos Conference, Florence, Italy,
- An Intl Tribute to Francisco Varela, Paris,04/06/18-20
Intl Conf on Linking Systems Thinking, Innovation,Quality, Entrepreneurship and Environment (STIQE),
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NAACSOS 2004, North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science, Pittsburgh PA, 04/06/27-29
Statphys - Kolkata V An International Conference on Complex Networks: Structure, Function and Processes , Kolkata, India, 04/06/27-30
ICAD 2004 10th International Conference on Auditory Display, Sydney, Australia, 04/07/06-09
3rd Intl School Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics Discrete Dynamical Systems and Applications , Urbino (Italy), 04/07/07-09
- `Perspectives on Nonlinear Dynamics 2004 (PNLD-2004), Chen!
nai, India, 04/07/12-15
- From Animals To Animats
8, 8th Intl Conf On The Simulation Of Adaptive Behavior
(SAB'04), Los Angeles, USA, 04/07/13-17
- 14th Annual International Conference The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences , Milwaukee, WI, USA, 04/07/15-18
Facing Complexity, Wellington, NZ, 04/07/15-17
Interdisciplinary Colloquium, Security Bytes, Security/Life/Terror
, Lancaster, 04/07/17-19
- Gordon Research Conference on "Oscillations & Dynamic Instabilities In Chemical Systems", Lewiston, ME, 04/07/18-23
Intl Conf Autonomous Agents & Multi-Agent Systems Conference (AAMAS 2004), New York City, 04/07/19-23
Intl Workshop on: Trust in Agent Societies , New York City, 04/07/19-20
World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and
Informatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, 04/07/18-21
Summer Simulation MultiConference (SummerSim'04), San Jose
Hyatt, San Jose, California, 04/07/25-29
- SME 2004 Symposium on Modeling
and Control of Economic Systems , University in Redlands, CA, 04/01/28-31
International Mathematica Symposium (IMS 2004), Banff,
- Fractals and Natural Hazards at
32nd Intl Geological Congress (IGC), Florence, Italy, 04/08/20-28
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Vienna, Austria, 04/08/30-09/01
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An Inquiry into Systems, Emergence, Levels of Reality,
and Forms of Causality, Trento, Italy,
Intl Conf on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems
(ALIFE9), Boston, Massachusetts, 04/09/12-15
Verhulst 200 on Chaos, Brussels, BELGIUM, 04/09/16-18
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ICEC'2004: Towards A New Services Landscape, Delft, The Netherlands, 04/10/25-27
- Complexity and Philosophy Workshop - 2-Day Conference , Rio de Janeiro, 04/11