Complexity Digest 2005.27

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  "I think the next century will be the century of complexity." Stephen Hawking, 2000.

  1. Entering A Dark Age Of Innovation, New Scientist
    1. Is It Human Or Computer? Defending E-Commerce With Captchas, IT Professional
    2. Norwegian Government Moves To Phase Out Proprietary Formats, IST News
  2. Technology To Grow Beyond Human Control?, IST News
    1. Hewlett Cites Progress On Quantum Computer, NY Times
  3. Net Pioneer Wants New Internet, Wired News
  4. Energy: China's Burning Ambition, Nature
    1. Ascent Of Nanoscience In China, Science
    2. Changes And Continuities. Evolution Of A Chinese Family Business, Asia Europe J.
  5. East Dance - West Dance, Asia Europe J.
    1. Dancing Einstein, Science
  6. Quantum Physics In Neuroscience And Psychology: A Neurophysical Model Of Mind-Brain Interaction, Phil. Tran.: Biol. Sc.
    1. Bigger Is Not Always Better: When Brains Get Smaller, Biol. Lett.
    2. New Cornell Study Suggests That Mental Processing Is Continuous, Not Like A Computer, Cornell News Release
  7. Educational Research: Big Plans For Little Brains, Nature
  8. Study Shows How Sleep Improves Memory, ScienceDaily
    1. Sleepless In Seaworld: Some Newborns And Moms Forgo Slumber, Science News
    2. Animal Behaviour: Continuous Activity In Cetaceans After Birth, Nature
  9. Concept: Now You See It, Now You Don't, Nature
    1. Biophysics: Fashionable Cells, Nature
  10. Killer Cells Get A Boost, Science Now
    1. Cancer Biology: Summing Up Cancer Stem Cells, Nature
  11. Gene Regulation: Expression And Silencing Coupled, Nature
  12. Evolutionary Biology: Males From Mars, Nature
  13. Experimental Demonstration Of Chaos In A Microbial Food Web, Nature
    1. Food Web Ecology: Playing Jenga And Beyond, Science
  14. Primeval Life Reflected In Present-Day Pools, New Scientist
    1. Flying On The Edge: Bluebirds Make Use Of Habitat Corridors, Science
  15. Mother Knows Worst: Abusive Parenting Spans Generations In Monkeys, Science News
  16. Fluid Dynamics: Impact On Everest, Nature
  17. Atlantic Climate Pacemaker For Millennia Past, Decades Hence?, Science
  18. Did The Big Bang Really Happen?, New Scientist
    1. Saturn Rings Have Own Atmosphere, BBC News
    2. Clear Skies Raise Global-Warming Estimates, Nature
  19. Complex Challenges: Global Terroist Networks
    1. 'We're Not All Terrorists,' Say Islamic Charities, AlertNet
    2. The Zarqawi Phenomenon, Mother Jones
  20. Links & Snippets
    1. Other Publications
    2. Webcast Announcements
    3. Conference Announcements
    4. Call for Papers

  1. Entering A Dark Age Of Innovation, New Scientist Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: The global rate of innovation today, which is running at seven "important technological developments" per billion people per year, matches the rate in 1600. Despite far higher standards of education and massive R&D funding "it is more difficult now for people to develop new technology", Huebner says. Extrapolating Huebner's global innovation curve just two decades into the future, the innovation rate plummets to medieval levels. "We are approaching the 'dark ages point', when the rate of innovation is the same as it was during the Dark Ages," Huebner says. "We'll reach that in 2024."

    1. Is It Human Or Computer? Defending E-Commerce With Captchas, IT Professional Bookmark and Share

      Abstract: A Captcha-a completely automatic public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart-is a test that humans can pass but computer programs cannot; such tests are becoming key to defending e-commerce systems. By using a Captcha, for example, IT systems can permit only real people-rather than a spammer's script-to create a free e-mail account. This article explains the various types of Captchas and discusses their strengths and weaknesses as a security measure. It also lists sources for more information on the formal research into Captchas.

    2. Norwegian Government Moves To Phase Out Proprietary Formats, IST News Bookmark and Share

      Excerpt: Morton Andreas Meyer, Norway's Minister for Modernisation, has announced that the Norwegian government will no longer accept the use of proprietary formats. (...) "Proprietary formats will no longer be acceptable in communication between citizens and government," he said. Although Meyer did not mention Microsoft by name, he did say that his presentation at the eNorge 2009 conference would be his last time using Windows Media Player on the Internet, a clear warning shot for the US-based software giant.

  2. Technology To Grow Beyond Human Control?, IST News Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: (...) given this rapid development along several different fronts, the possibility of technology growing beyond human control must now be taken seriously, according to a new report. (...) "Future synergies among nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science can dramatically improve the human condition by increasing the availability of food, energy and water and by connecting people and information anywhere. The effect will be to increase collective intelligence and create value and efficiency while lowering costs." However, it warns that "(...) unfortunately it is not increasingly clear how much wisdom, goodwill and intelligence will be focussed on these challenges."

    1. Hewlett Cites Progress On Quantum Computer, NY Times Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: (...) idea of using laser pulses to force the interaction of photons, which can contain quantum information.

      (...) optical quantum computing schemes are not regarded as the most practical alternatives." Most researchers in the field say that the leading candidate among the competing technologies for creating workable quantum computers is based on trapped ions, (...).

      (...) Darpa had considered financing an ambitious "moon shot" program for quantum computing research, but scaled back that program after some researchers warned that there was a high likelihood of failure.


  3. Net Pioneer Wants New Internet, Wired News Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: The problem with today's internet, according to Clark, is that its 30-year-old design, which allowed for the development of exciting new applications (the world wide web, e-commerce, file sharing, you name it), is now stifling further growth.

    A new architecture could allow for ubiquitous embedded wireless communications devices and sensors. It could also provide for more secure and convenient forms of commerce. (...)

    "Look at phishing and spam, and zombies, and all this crap," said Clark. "Show me how six incremental changes are going to make them go away."


  4. Energy: China's Burning Ambition, Nature Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: The economic miracle that is transforming the world's most populous nation is threatened by energy shortages and rising pollution. It also risks plunging the planet's climate into chaos. Peter Aldhous reports. China is booming, and its hunger for energy is insatiable. For its people, the dismal air quality across much of the country is a constant reminder of its reliance on coal and other dirty fuels

    1. Ascent Of Nanoscience In China, Science Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: Along with its fast economic growth, China has embraced a national strategy for rejuvenating the country through education and science and technology. This strategy attaches importance to both fundamental research and the development of technologies that are critical to social and economic development. Among the fields that have enjoyed particularly rapid development in China in the past decade are nanoscience and nanotechnology. These terms refer to the growing knowledge base and technical framework for understanding and manipulating matter on nanometer scales ranging from the atomic to the cellular.

    2. Changes And Continuities. Evolution Of A Chinese Family Business, Asia Europe J. Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: Starting from the early nineteenth century, western colonial activities have opened up a large area of Southeast Asia for economic penetration. Chinese family business, with its extensive familial and cultural networks, has a niche in these frontier areas where economic and legal institutions were embryonic or ineffective. In Southeast Asia, Chinese extended families are often geographically dispersed (...) built up a mechanism to enforce business obligations cross borders. (...) It helps to explain why the Overseas Chinese communities, over the centuries, have played an important part in the ties which China has forged with its neighbouring regions in Asia. (...)

  5. East Dance - West Dance, Asia Europe J. Bookmark and Share

    Abstract: Modern Dance was introduced into Western civilization around the thirties. What happened in the East? This article ponders the present situation of choreographic modernity in East Asia, tracing its historical and social evolution. An individual approach to each East Asian country is made, trying to find some common denominators for the whole region. The concepts of Asian time, space and body are, as well, analysed, so as to elucidate if globalisation will make modern dance to become a global cultural product in which East and West can have a balanced, creative participation.
    • Source: East Dance - West Dance, D. Colome, DOI: 10.1007/s10308-005-0144-x, Asia Europe Journal, Jul. 2005
    • Contributed by Pritha Das - prithadas01ayahoo.com

    1. Dancing Einstein, Science Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: Hypothesis. Einstein's scientific theories carry emotional content that can be transmitted through dance.

      Materials and methods. The experiment was performed within a sound- and light-insulated chamber of 1.5 104 cubic meters tapering to a stage. (...)

      Results. Upon seeing the first sortie of dancers flit across the stage in head-to-toe, frilly white frocks, this observer mistook them for Woody Allen-esque spermatozoa. Although the dancers were adorably capricious, it was only with post hoc explanation that I realized that they represented pollen grains undergoing Brownian motion due to molecular collisions.


  6. Quantum Physics In Neuroscience And Psychology: A Neurophysical Model Of Mind-Brain Interaction, Phil. Tran.: Biol. Sc. Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: Neuropsychological research on the neural basis of behaviour generally posits that brain mechanisms will ultimately suffice to explain all psychologically described phenomena. This assumption stems from the idea that the brain is made up entirely of material particles and fields, and (...) can therefore be formulated solely in terms of properties of these elements. Thus, terms having intrinsic mentalistic and/or experiential content (e.g. 'feeling', 'knowing' and 'effort') are not included as primary causal factors. (...) Contemporary physical theory brings directly and irreducibly into the overall causal structure certain psychologically described choices made by human agents about how they will act. (...)

    1. Bigger Is Not Always Better: When Brains Get Smaller, Biol. Lett. Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: Many studies assume that an increase in brain size is beneficial. However, the costs of producing and maintaining a brain are high, and we argue that brain size should be secondarily reduced by natural selection whenever the costs outweigh the benefits. Our results confirm this by showing that brain size is subject to bidirectional selection. Relative to the ancestral state, brain size in bats has been reduced in fast flyers, while it has increased in manoeuvrable flyers adapted to flight in complex habitats. This study emphasizes that brain reduction and enlargement are equally important, (...)

    2. New Cornell Study Suggests That Mental Processing Is Continuous, Not Like A Computer, Cornell News Release Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts:
      Kevin Stearns/University Photography Cornell psycholinguist Michael Spivey asks Florencia Reali to listen for a word and then click on its picture. By studying the curvature of the trajectory of the mouse, he can analyze language comprehension processes. Copyright ? Cornell University
      "For decades, the cognitive and neural sciences have treated mental processes as though they involved passing discrete packets of information (...) -- like a digital computer," said Spivey. "More recently, however, a growing number of studies, such as ours, support dynamical-systems approaches to the mind. In this model, perception and cognition are mathematically described as a continuous trajectory through a high-dimensional mental space; the neural activation patterns flow back and forth to produce nonlinear, self-organized, emergent properties -- like a biological organism."

  7. Educational Research: Big Plans For Little Brains, Nature Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: As a result, the field evolved into camps of specialists fighting to advance one theory of learning over another. Meanwhile, neuroscientists were holed up in their labs testing the ability of new imaging tools to deliver clues about which areas of the brain are involved in key aspects of learning. In another intellectual ghetto, computer scientists were busy using neural networks and fancy algorithms to model learning. Pity the poor teachers who were left trying to make sense of it all, barraged with brain-based pseudo-theories with no credible basis.

  8. Study Shows How Sleep Improves Memory, ScienceDaily Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: A good night's sleep triggers changes in the brain that help to improve memory, according to a new study (...) might help to explain why children -- infants, in particular -- require much more sleep than adults, and also suggest a role for sleep in the rehabilitation of stroke patients and other individuals who have suffered brain injuries. "Our previous studies demonstrated that a period of sleep could help people improve their performance of 'memory tasks,' such as playing piano scales, (...) But we didn't know exactly how or why this was happening. (...)"

    1. Sleepless In Seaworld: Some Newborns And Moms Forgo Slumber, Science News Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts:
      UP WITH THE BABY. An orca-whale mother and her newborn pup may forgo sleep for several weeks before adopting a normal pattern. Dolphins also exhibit this behavior. SeaWorld, San Diego
      Orca-whale and dolphin mothers and their newborns appear not to sleep for a month after the pups' birth, researchers report. Neither parent nor offspring shows any ill effects from the long waking stint, and the animals don't later compensate with extra sleep.

      No previously studied mammal stays awake for so long, says Jerry Siegel of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), an investigator in the study.


    2. Animal Behaviour: Continuous Activity In Cetaceans After Birth, Nature Bookmark and Share


  9. Concept: Now You See It, Now You Don't, Nature Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: On one level, cells are indivisible things; on another they dissolve into a frenzied, self-organizing dance of smaller components. (...)

    The validity of cell doctrine depends on the scale at which the body is observed. To limit ourselves to the perspective of this model may mean that explications of some bodily phenomena remain outside the capacity of modern biology. It is perhaps time to dethrone the doctrine of the cell, to allow alternative models of the body for study and exploitation in this new, post-modern era of biological investigation.


    1. Biophysics: Fashionable Cells, Nature Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: How can cells deform yet maintain optimal function? Probing the similarities in the properties of a cell's network of structural filaments, and those of soft glassy materials, may help in tackling this question.

  10. Killer Cells Get A Boost, Science Now Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: White blood cells help our bodies fight infection by killing harmful bacteria. Now researchers have discovered how these cells turn their weapons on and off. The findings may give doctors a powerful new tool for boosting a patient's immune system.

    White blood cells have a high-stress job. Infected tissues teem with dangerous bacteria that drive down oxygen levels by destroying surrounding blood vessels. When the cells reach the bacteria, they attack them with antimicrobial compounds like nitric oxide and cathelicidins--proteins that poke holes in bacterial membranes.


    1. Cancer Biology: Summing Up Cancer Stem Cells, Nature Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: Are current cancer drugs targeted at the wrong kinds of cells? A pioneering approach to the development of treatments uses a mathematical model to follow how different types of tumour cells respond to therapy.

  11. Gene Regulation: Expression And Silencing Coupled, Nature Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: The RNA interference pathway can inhibit the expression of specific genes. It now seems that an essential component of the silencing process is the gene-expression machinery itself.

  12. Evolutionary Biology: Males From Mars, Nature Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: In an ant species ¡X or is it two species? ¡X females are produced only by females and males only by males. Explanations of this revelation have to invoke some decidedly offbeat patterns of natural selection.

  13. Experimental Demonstration Of Chaos In A Microbial Food Web, Nature Bookmark and Share


    1. Food Web Ecology: Playing Jenga And Beyond, Science Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: Simple rules of balance and energetics govern the stability of both arch and Jenga structures, but unlike an arch, a Jenga structure is constantly changing, with additions and deletions of stones, and its stability at any moment depends on the importance of a given ingoing or outgoing stone's contribution to the structure. By realizing that dynamics are key to understanding complex structures, we can see stable food webs not as static entities, but as open and flexible Jenga-like systems that can change in species attributes, composition, and dynamics.

  14. Primeval Life Reflected In Present-Day Pools, New Scientist Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: A primitive reef in a desert pool? That's just one of many surprises lurking in this arid part of Coahuila state in northern Mexico. (...) Fed by underground waters coursing through the mountains' limestone layers and caves, as well as gushing up from deep and ancient aquifers, the pools (...) have strange chemistries. Phosphorus tends to be in short supply, whereas calcium, magnesium and sulphur are richly available. In essence, the pozas appear to be little versions of the primordial sea, before the dawn of nucleated cells.

    1. Flying On The Edge: Bluebirds Make Use Of Habitat Corridors, Science Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: In many parts of the world, landscapes are turning into isolated fragments of habitat. Conservation biologists and land managers often try to link these patches via connecting strips of habitat that, in theory, give animals better access to food and mates. But testing whether, and how, these so-called corridors work has been difficult.

      (...) describes the largest replicated, controlled study of corridor efficacy and reports that bluebirds prefer to travel along the edges of these habitat connectors.


  15. Mother Knows Worst: Abusive Parenting Spans Generations In Monkeys, Science News Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts:
    Mommy Dearest. Some rhesus monkeys brutalize their offspring. Here, an abusive mother appraises her child in a Puerto Rican animal preserve. Maestripieri
    It's bad enough that some rhesus monkey mothers regularly kick, hit, bite, and otherwise brutalize their babies. But to make things worse, females exposed to such abuse as infants often grow up to become abusive parents themselves, perpetuating a primate cycle of family violence, a new study finds.

    Being abused as an infant outweighs any primarily genetic trait, such as an anxious temperament, in fostering abusive parenting by female monkeys, says primatologist Dario Maestripieri of the University of Chicago.


  16. Fluid Dynamics: Impact On Everest, Nature Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: When a drop of liquid plummets onto a surface, the result is a splash ¡X but not it seems if the process occurs at reduced atmospheric pressure. Here, perhaps, is a way to tune splash behaviour for practical ends.

  17. Atlantic Climate Pacemaker For Millennia Past, Decades Hence?, Science Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: An unsteady ocean conveyor delivering heat to the far North Atlantic has been abetting everything from rising temperatures to surging hurricanes, but look for a turnaround soon

    Benjamin Franklin knew about the warm Gulf Stream that flows north and east off the North American coast, ferrying more than a petawatt of heating power to the chilly far North Atlantic. But he could have had little inkling of the role that this ponderous ocean circulation has had in the climatic vicissitudes of the greater Atlantic region and even the globe.


  18. Did The Big Bang Really Happen?, New Scientist Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: What if the big bang never happened? Ask cosmologists this and they'll usually tell you it is a stupid question. The evidence, after all, is written in the heavens. (...)

    Or are they? A small band of researchers is starting to ask the question no one is supposed to ask. Last week the dissidents met to review the evidence at the first ever Crisis in Cosmology conference in Mon??o, Portugal. There they argued that cosmologists' most cherished theory of the universe fails to explain certain crucial observations.


    1. Saturn Rings Have Own Atmosphere, BBC News Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: Saturn's vast and majestic ring system has its own atmosphere - separate from that of the planet itself, according to data from the Cassini spacecraft. And Saturn is rotating seven minutes more slowly than when probes measured its spin in the 70s and 80s - an observation experts cannot yet explain. (...)

      By making close flybys of the ring system, Cassini has been able to determine that the atmosphere around the rings is composed principally of molecular oxygen (O2).(...)

      "As water comes off the rings, the hydrogen is lost from it, leaving the oxygen," (...).


    2. Clear Skies Raise Global-Warming Estimates, Nature Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: For more than a century, dust and aerosols in the atmosphere have been blocking some of the Sun's radiation, shielding us from the worst effects of global warming. The question has always been: how much? Now, as cuts in pollution allow the skies to clear, an attempt to quantify the effect on future temperatures has produced an alarming conclusion.

  19. Complex Challenges: Global Terroist Networks Bookmark and Share


    1. 'We're Not All Terrorists,' Say Islamic Charities, AlertNet Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: Almost four years after hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center, Islamic NGOs are still battling suspicions that they are fronts for terrorists, but realise they have a long way to go to meet the professional standards of the mainstream international humanitarian community.

      In response to these concerns, British charity Islamic Relief is spearheading a drive to set up a new body aimed at helping Muslim aid agencies become more professional and make their accounts transparent, while building links with non-Islamic humanitarian organisations.


    2. The Zarqawi Phenomenon, Mother Jones Bookmark and Share

      Commentary: Seeking clues to the man who's everywhere at once in Iraq, committing every sort of mayhem. A remarkable proportion of the violence taking place in Iraq is regularly credited to the Jordanian Ahmad al-Khalayleh, better known as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and his organization Al Qaeda in Iraq. (?) Bush and his top officials have, in fact, made good use of him, lifting his reputed feats of terrorism to epic, even mythic, proportions (much aided by various mainstream media outlets).

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    1. Other Publications Bookmark and Share

      1. A Simple Model of Recovery Dynamics after Mass Extinction, Ricard V. Solé, Joan Saldanya, José M. Montoya, Douglas Erwin, SFI Working Papers, DOI: SFI-WP 05-06-028
      2. Economics: The Next Physical Science?, J. Doyne Farmer, D. Eric Smith, Martin Shubik, SFI Working Papers, DOI: SFI-WP 05-06-027
      3. Nonextensive Aspects of Self-Organized Scale-Free Gas-Like Networks, Stefan Thurner, Constantino Tsallis, SFI Working Papers, DOI: SFI-WP 05-06-026
      4. Open Problems in the Spectral Analysis of Evolutionary Dynamics, Lee Altenberg, SFI Working Papers, DOI: SFI-WP 05-06-025
      5. Remarks on the Foundations of Agent-Based Generative Social Science, Joshua M. Epstein, SFI Working Papers, DOI: SFI-WP 05-06-024
      6. Social Times of Network Spaces: Network Sequences and Foreign Investment in Hungary, David Stark, Balázs Vedres, SFI Working Papers, DOI: SFI-WP 05-06-023
      7. Prisoner’s Dilemma on Dynamic Networks under Perfect Rationality, Christoly Biely, Klaus Dragosits, Stefan Thurner, SFI Working Papers, DOI: SFI-WP 05-06-022
      8. The Evolution of Altruism between Siblings, Robert Rowthorn, SFI Working Papers, DOI: SFI-WP 05-06-021
      9. Pebbles From Heaven: Tracking Planets In The Making, 05/07/02, Science News, Recording radio waves from the region around a young star, astronomers have for the first time documented the making pebbles, a key step in the rocky road to planethood.
      10. Monkeys Keep Track Of Small Numbers, 05/07/02, Science News, Monkeys show signs of knowing when the number of faces that they see matches the number of voices that they hear, leading a research team to conclude that these primates possess basic counting skills.
      11. Sleepy Teens Haven't Got Circadian Rhythm, 05/07/02, Science News, High schools that begin classes as early as 7:30 a.m. deprive teenagers of sleep, and attempts to reset an adolescent's biological clock fail to solve the problem.
      12. Can a Few Fanatics Influence the Opinion of a Large Segment of a Society?, Dietrich Stauffer, Muhammad Sahimi, 2005/06/18, arXiv, DOI: physics/0506154
      13. Polls Finds Many Americans Believe Cancer Myths, 2005/06/27, ScienceDaily & John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
      14. An Overview of Complex Adaptive Systems, E. Ahmed, A. S. Elgazzar, A. S. Hegazi, 2005/06/28, arXiv, DOI: nlin.AO/0506059
      15. The Medawar Lecture 2004 The Truth About Science, P. Lipton, 2005/06/28, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1660
      16. Mental Processing Is Continuous, Not Like A Computer, 2005/06/28, ScienceDaily & Cornell University News Service
      17. Sensory, Computational And Cognitive Components Of Human Colour Constancy, H. E. Smithson, 2005/06/29, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1633
      18. 'Vicious Cycle' Of Protein Formation Involved In Parkinson's Disease, 2005/06/30, ScienceDaily & University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
      19. 100 Million Go Online In China, 2005/07/01, Information Society Technologies News
      20. Confrontation Of The Cybernetic Definition Of A Living Individual With The Real World, B. Korzeniewski - benioamol.uj.edu.pl, Jan. 2005, Acta Biotheoretica, DOI: 10.1007/s10441-005-7000-7
      21. Another Nation-Building Bloc? Integrating Nationalist Ideology Into The EU And ASEAN, C. Sutherland, Jul. 2005, Asia Europe Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s10308-005-0141-0
      22. Learning During Competitive Positioning In The Nest: Do Nestlings Use Ideal Free Foraging Tactics?, A. E. Budden - aebuddenanature.berkeley.edu, J. Wright, Jul. 2005, online 2005/04/09, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, DOI: 10.1007/s00265-005-0940-8
      23. Communication In A Fund-Raising Marathon Group, M. W. Kramer, Jun. 2005, Journal of Communication, DOI: 10.1093/joc/55.2.257
      24. Analysing The Robustness Of Cellular Rhythms, Wolf J., B.-Weimann S., Heinrich, R, Mar. 2005, online 2005/04/11, Systems Biology, DOI: 10.1049/sb:20045035
      25. Can Control And Creativity Coexist?, Reisman, S., Mar.-Apr. 2005, online 2005/06/27, IT Professional, DOI: 10.1109/MITP.2005.31
      26. Chaotic Neurodynamics For Autonomous Agents, Harter, D., Kozma, R., May 2005, online 2005/05/09, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, DOI: 10.1109/TNN.2005.845086
      27. Ranking Complex Relationships On The Semantic Web, A.-Meza B., Halaschek-Weiner C., Arpinar I.B., C. R. Sheth A. P., May-Jun. 2005, online 2005/06/06, Internet Computing, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/MIC.2005.63

    2. Webcast Announcements Bookmark and Share

      1. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity 2005 Conference, Virtual Conference Network, St. Pete's Beach, Florida, 05/06/09-11
      2. Understanding Complex Systems - Computational Complexity and Bioinformatics, Virtual Conference Network, Urbana-Champaign, Il, UIUC, 05/05/16-19
      3. Changing Habitats...Vanishing Species , Harvard University Science Center, 04/11/12
      4. Symposium : Energy For The Future, Taipei, Taiwan, 05/04/08
      5. Nonlinearity, Fluctuations, and Complexity, with a celebration of the 65th birthday of Gregoire Nicolis. , Complexity Session, Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 05/03/16
      6. World Economic Forum , Davos, Switzerland, 05/01/26-30
      7. 1st European Conference on Complex Systems, Torino, Italy, 04/12/5-7
      8. Neurobiological Foundation For The Meaning Of Information, Kolkata, India, Conference Webcast, 04/11/22-25
      9. ALife 9: Ninth International Conference on Artificial Life, Boston, MA, 04/09/12-15
      10. The 4th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System, Beijing, China, 04/07/22-23
      11. Intl Conf on Complex Networks: Structure, Function and Processes, Kolkata, India, 04/06/27-30
      12. From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
      13. ECC8 Experimental Chaos Conference, Florence, Italy, 04/06/14-17
      14. Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
      15. International Conference on Complex Systems 2004, Boston, 04/05/16-21
      16. Life, a Nobel Story, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/28
      17. Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Mechanics Days, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/26-27
      18. Science Education Forum for Chinese Language Culture, Panel Discussion, Taipei, Taiwan, 04/05/01
      19. Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced Information Technology, , Lausanne,Switzerland, 04/01/29-30
      20. Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: Lab Demonstrations, Strogatz, Steven H., Internet-First University Press, 1994
      21. CERN Webcast Service, Streamed videos of Archived Lectures and Live Events
      22. Dean LeBaron's Archive of Daily Video Commentary, Ongoing Since February 1998
      23. Edge Videos


    3. Conference Announcements Bookmark and Share

      1. 2005 World Exposition "Nature's Wisdom", Aichi, Japan, 05/03/25-09/25
      2. NKS Summer School, Brown University, Providence, RI, 05/06/20-07/08
      3. 6th Intl Summer School/Conference "Let's Face Chaos Through Nonlinear Dynamics"Dedicated to the 75th Birthday of Professor Siegfried Grossmann, Maribor, Slovenia, 05/06/26-07/10
      4. Arts and Science in the Information Society, Paris, 08-10 July 2005
      5. WOSC 13th International Congress Of Cybernetics And Systems, Maribor, Slovenia, 05/07/06-10
      6. Summer Graduate Workshop In Computational Social Science Modeling And Complexity, Santa Fe, NM, 05/07/10-23
      7. Sino-Japan Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Creativity Support System, Beijing, 05/07/11-13
      8. First Summer School on Aspects of Complexity, Bertinoro (Forlì), Italy, 05/07/18-28
      9. 4th International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance (CIEF'2005), Salt Lake City, 05/07/21-26
      10. Epigenetic Robotics, Nara, Japan 05/07/22-24
      11. 5th Gathering on Biosemiotics, Urbino, Italy, 05/07/22-24
      12. Soc for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences 15th Annual Intl Conf, Denver, CO, USA, 05/08/04-06
      13. North American Computing and Philosophy conference, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 05/08/04-06
      14. 2005 Intl Conf on Natural Computation (ICNC'05), Intl Conf on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'05), Changsha, China, 05/08/27-29
      15. Projected Perception. At the Edge of Natural and Artificial Reality and Abstraction, Bolzano, Italy, 05/09/01-03
      16. Summer School on Econophysics and Complexity, Romania, 05/09/02-09
      17. ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 05/09/05-09
      18. 4th Intl School "Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics: Synchronization of Dynamical Systems and Complex Networks", Florence, Italy, 05/09/08-10
      19. Complexity, Science and Society Conf 2005, Liverpool, UK, 05/09/11-14
      20. A General Overview On Complex Adaptive Systems, Santa Clara, CA, 05/09/15-16
      21. Dynamics Of Socio-Economic Systems: A Physics Perspective, Physics Center Bad Honnef, Germany, 05/09/18-24
      22. 18th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF 2005), Salamanca, Spain, 05/09/19-23
      23. Genomics in Context, University of Exeter, UK, 05/09/28-30
      24. CSDS-2005 Intl Conf on CONTROL AND SYNCHRONIZATION OF DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS , Leon, Guanajuato, MEXICO, 05/10/04-07
      25. Traffic and Granular Flow", Berlin, Germany, 05/10/10-12
      26. Intl Congress of Nanotechnology 2005, San Francisco, USA, 05/10/31-11/04
      27. Adaptive And Resilient Computing Security Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 05/11/02-03
      28. 5th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System, Kobe, 05/11/14-17 (MCS'05 is also as a symposium of the 1st World Congress of International Federation for Systems Research)
      29. European Conference on Complex Systems, Paris, France, 05/11/14-18
      30. Econophysics Colloquium, Canberra (ANU), 05/11/14-18
      31. 3rd International Complexity Science and Educational Research Conference, Robert, Louisiana, 05/11/20-22, see also: Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, Inaugural issue - Free Online Access
      32. Systems Thinking and Complexity Science: Insights for Action, , 11th Ann ANZSYS Conf/Managing the Complex V Christchurch, New Zealand, 05/12/05-07
      33. 2005 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS'2005), Hong Kong, China, 05/12/15-19
      34. The Second International Workshop on Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced Information Technology , Senri Life Science Center, Osaka, Japan, 06/01/26-27
      35. FRACTAL 2006 Complexity and Fractals in Nature, 9th Intl Multidisciplinary Conf, Vienna, Austria, 06/02/12-15


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      1. IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Self-Management through Self-Organization in Information Systems, , Submissions due 05/09/02



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