Complexity Digest 2004.02
Jan. 13, 2004
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- Optimising Multiple Channels, Interactive Marketing
- Historian Reveals Spiralling Debt Has Shaped Consumer Culture For Centuries, Alphagalileo
- A Simulation Of The Impact Of Media On Social Cohesion, Adv. in Complex Sys.
- Can Emotional Intelligence Be Developed?, Int. J. Human Resource Manag.
- Cultural Niche Construction And The Evolution Of Small Family Size, Theor. Population Biol.
- A Document Management Methodology Based On Similarity Contents, Info. Sc.
- Global Warming Threatens Millions Of Species, NewScientist
- Biologist Studies Birds To Learn How Our Stomachs Convey Thoughts Of Hunger, ScienceDaily
- New Insight Into How Anthrax Bacteria Can Evade A Host's Immune Response, ScienceDaily
- Mad Cow Case Heightens Debate on Food Labeling, NYTimes
- Amoeba Warning To Contact Lens Wearers, NewScientist
- Coffee May Lower Diabetes Risk, Seattle Times/AP
- Virtual Plant Models Of Predatory Mite Movement In Complex Plant Canopies, Ecol. Modelling
- What Saved The Whales? An Economic Analysis Of 20th Century Whaling, Biodiver. & Conserv.
- Whale Haunt: Nursing, Feeding Spot Found Off South Chile, Science News
- Cosmic Microwave Background And Large-Scale Structure In The Universe, Nature
- The Galactic Habitable Zone and the Age Distribution of Complex Life in the Milky Way, Science
- Are Most Life-Friendly Stars Older Than the Sun?, Science
- Mobile Robots Take Baby Steps, Wired
- Partitioning the Energetics of Walking and Running, Science
- Running a-Fowl of the Law, Science
- Power to the Edge: Command...Control...in the Information Age, Command and Control Research Program, DoD
- I.M.F. Says Rise in U.S. Debts Is Threat to World's Economy, NY Times
- IMF Continues Warning On US Deficit, UPI
- US Rejects IMF Warning that Debts Could Affect Global Economy, Voice of America News
- Texas G.O.P. Is Victorious in Remapping, NYTimes
- Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
- From Rogue Nuclear Programs, Web of Trails Leads to Pakistan, NYTimes
- Plugging Nuclear Leaks, NYTimes
- U.S. Reasserts Right to Declare Citizens to Be Enemy Combatants, NYTimes
- War of Ideas, Part 1, NY Times
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Abstract: Today's marketer is faced with a bewildering mix of IT-enabled channels to the customer - websites, e-hubs, call centres and so on (...) managers now find themselves competing as much on innovative channel strategies as on innovative products or services. This is the problem this paper aims to address. It presents a new synthesis of channel strategy tools (...). It starts with a key point which adds some unavoidable complexity to the topic: the key strategic question is not which channel to use, but which channel combination, as generally the customer is best served through a judicious mixture of communication mechanisms.
- Source: Optimising Multiple Channels, Wilson H., Hobbs M., Dolder C., McDonald M., Interactive Marketing, Jan.-Mar. 2004
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Historian Reveals Spiralling Debt Has Shaped Consumer Culture For Centuries, Alphagalileo
Excerpts: New Year sales and Christmas shopping sprees have a sting in the tail when credit card bills hit doormats (...) debt and consumer credit dependency were rife in the 1800-1900s, and that formal and informal money-lending was integral to goods exchange. In the 21st century a high number of financially overstretched individuals are at risk of plunging further into the spiral of debt (...). An investigation of eighteenth century English and Welsh gaols, found that debtors constituted half - and convicted felons only a quarter - of all prisoners. At least 5,333 debtors suffered imprisonment in 1769 and 8, 238 in 1778.
A Simulation Of The Impact Of Media On Social Cohesion, Adv. in Complex Sys.
Abstract: One impact of the introduction of television, according to widely held views, is an undermining of traditional values and social organization. In this study, we simulate this process by representing social communication as a Random Boolean Network in which the individuals are nodes, and each node's state represents an opinion (yes/no) about some issue. Television is modelled as having a direct link to every node in the network. More generally, the results suggest that patterns of communication in networks can help to explain a wide variety of social phenomena.
Abstract: This paper explores approaches to the development of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and to the critical question 'can EI be developed? Findings from three studies involving managers, team leaders and the skippers and crews from a round-the-world yacht race are presented to explore whether Emotional Intelligence scores change after training and other experiences. A revised model to explain how the elements of Emotional Intelligence are related to each other is presented and tested, and possible explanations of why some elements are more amenable to development actions are proposed.
- Source: Can Emotional Intelligence Be Developed?, Dulewicz V., Higgs M., DOI: 10.1080/0958519032000157366, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Feb. 2004
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Cultural Niche Construction And The Evolution Of Small Family Size, Theor. Population Biol.
Abstract: The frequency of individuals with a certain general predisposition, which is transmitted vertically, plays a role as the cultural background, or the cultural niche, of the population. It is assumed that individuals with fewer offspring are more likely to achieve social roles that influence the succeeding generation and are therefore overrepresented as transmitters in the process of oblique transmission. Our model suggests that even a slight overrepresentation of those with fewer offspring can drive the evolution of small family size, provided that the rate of oblique transmission depends strongly on the cultural background.
A Document Management Methodology Based On Similarity Contents, Info. Sc.
Abstract: The advent of the WWW and distributed information systems have made it possible to share documents between different users and organisations. However, this has created many problems related to the security, accessibility, right and most importantly the consistency of documents. It is important that the people involved in the documents management process have access to the most up-to-date version of documents, retrieve the correct documents (...). In this paper we propose a method for organising, storing and retrieving documents based on similarity contents. The method uses techniques based on information retrieval, document indexation and term extraction and indexing.
Global Warming Threatens Millions Of Species, NewScientist
Excerpts: Global warming may drive a quarter of land animals and plants to the edge of extinction by 2050, a major international study has warned.
In the worst case scenario, between a third to a half of land animal and plant species will face extermination. The predictions come from extinction models based on over 1100 species covering a fifth of the Earth's land mass.
Biologist Studies Birds To Learn How Our Stomachs Convey Thoughts Of Hunger, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: A research biologist at Wright State University is studying rhythmic cycles in birds to learn if we have a physiological clock in our stomach that determines when we get hungry. "We often think of our stomachs as having a clock. We anticipate food, and our gastrointestinal tract is prepared for food when it arrives. Our research investigates how this happens. We want to understand how the clock in the gut is sustained, the role of food and nutrition in sustaining the gut's rhythm and the role of melatonin, a chemical in the brain, in organizing the activity of the gut."
New Insight Into How Anthrax Bacteria Can Evade A Host's Immune Response, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: (...) scientists show why, in the presence of anthrax toxin, human immune cells fail to respond normally to lipopolysaccharide--a component of the cell walls of many bacteria including the bacteria that cause anthrax, Bacillus anthracis. "Although it was known for quite some time that anthrax toxins can suppress cytokine production, the mechanism by which Bacillus anthracis escapes the immune response isn't really understood. We have identified a protein molecule targeted by the anthrax toxin and determined where it acts in the sequence of steps involved in immune response."
Mad Cow Case Heightens Debate on Food Labeling, NYTimes
Excerpts: Tom Daschle, the Senate Democratic leader, called for the Bush administration to require that supermarket meat carry country-of-origin labels immediately.
With consumers nervous about the first known case of mad cow disease in the United States, food labeling has emerged as a contentious issue on Capitol Hill, where Tom Daschle, the Senate Democratic leader, called Wednesday for the Bush administration to require that supermarket meat carry country-of-origin labels immediately.
Mr. Daschle and other backers of labels contend that they benefit consumers as well as independent farmers and ranchers, who could get a premium price for meat labeled Made in America.
Critics, including meatpackers and the major organization representing cattlemen in the United States, say labels are too costly and do not improve food safety.
Amoeba Warning To Contact Lens Wearers, NewScientist
Excerpts: Washing your face while wearing contact lenses could increase your chances of getting a potentially blinding eye infection. And the risk is greatest in the UK, according to a leading eye specialist.
The culprit in question is a free-living, water-borne amoeba called Acanthamoeba, which can cause severe ulcerations of the cornea - a condition called Acanthamoeba keratitis. The disease is rare but extremely painful and can lead to blindness.
Excerpts: Compared to non-coffee drinkers, men who drank more than six eight-ounce cups of caffeinated coffee per day lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by about half, and women reduced their risk by nearly 30 percent, according to the study in Tuesday's issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Nevertheless, experts said more research is needed to establish whether it really is the coffee -- or something else about coffee drinkers -- that protects them.
"The evidence is quite strong that regular coffee is protective against diabetes," (...)
Virtual Plant Models Of Predatory Mite Movement In Complex Plant Canopies, Ecol. Modelling
Abstract: The movement of predators between patches of pests is crucial to the success of any biological control programme. This paper (...) examine the impact of plant architecture and canopy connectedness on the movement of predators within a complex canopy, using the technique of virtual plants. However, the proportion of plant canopy searched is mediated by the complexity of the plant structure, with a lower proportion of the canopy visited on more complex plant architectures. The simulations provide a foundation for investigation of the impact of canopy structure and predator searching behaviour on the movement of predators through complex plant canopies, (...).
What Saved The Whales? An Economic Analysis Of 20th Century Whaling, Biodiver. & Conserv.
Abstract: Catches of whales show a historically cyclical pattern, with catches declining as stocks of the financially most attractive species fell, but expanding as substitute species were caught. Total combined catch peaked in the early 1960s and fell thereafter to the current regulated levels. (...) economic analysis reveals that market forces leading to reduced catch were already in place well before the agreements took hold. To some extent, therefore, catches were destined to decline as whale products ceased to be commercially attractive on a large scale. Using econometric analysis, the paper shows the various forces at work: declining stocks, (...).
Whale Haunt: Nursing, Feeding Spot Found Off South Chile, Science News
Excerpts: As large as blue whales are, the oceans are a lot larger, and biologists are still mapping out migration routes and feeding grounds for these hard-to-find creatures
A systematic survey has discovered a hangout for blue whales in the Gulf of Corcovado, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean between the southern Chilean mainland and the largest of the Chilean Islands. Last year, 47 blue whale groups, some including mothers and youngsters, were sighted in that area.(...)
(...) are still mapping out migration routes and feeding grounds for these hard-to-find creatures.(...)
In the first 60 years of the 20th century, commercial whaling wiped out 97 percent of the Southern Hemisphere's blue whales,(...)
Cosmic Microwave Background And Large-Scale Structure In The Universe, Nature
Excerpts: Observations of distant supernovae and the fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) indicate that the expansion of the Universe may be accelerating under the action of a 'cosmological constant' or some other form of 'dark energy'. This dark energy now appears to dominate the Universe and not only alters its expansion rate, but also affects the evolution of fluctuations in the density of matter, slowing down the gravitational collapse of material (into, for example, clusters of galaxies) in recent times. Additional fluctuations in the temperature of CMB photons are induced as they pass through large-scale structures and these fluctuations are necessarily correlated with the distribution of relatively nearby matter. Here we report the detection of correlations between recent CMB data and two probes of large-scale structure: the X-ray background and the distribution of radio galaxies. These correlations are consistent with those predicted by dark energy, indicating that we are seeing the imprint of dark energy on the growth of structure in the Universe.
- Source: Cosmic Microwave Background And Large-Scale Structure In The Universe, Stephen Boughn, Robert Crittenden, Nature
The Galactic Habitable Zone and the Age Distribution of Complex Life in the Milky Way, Science
Abstract: We modeled the evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy to trace the distribution in space and time of four prerequisites for complex life: the presence of a host star, enough heavy elements to form terrestrial planets, sufficient time for biological evolution, and an environment free of life-extinguishing supernovae. We identified the Galactic habitable zone (GHZ) as an annular region between 7 and 9 kiloparsecs from the Galactic center that widens with time and is composed of stars that formed between 8 and 4 billion years ago. This GHZ yields an age distribution for the complex life that may inhabit our Galaxy. We found that 75% of the stars in the GHZ are older than the Sun.
Are Most Life-Friendly Stars Older Than the Sun?, Science
Excerpts: Our solar system has lived in a hospitable part of the Milky Way for nearly 5 billion years. But most of the galaxy's other inhabited systems--if they exist--would have had even longer to nurture life, (...). The analysis intrigues astronomers who dare ponder the conditions for complex life elsewhere, but others warn that we know too little about those conditions for the research to mean much.
The study explores the physical requirements for a "galactic habitable zone" (GHZ), (...).
Mobile Robots Take Baby Steps, Wired
Excerpts: A robot dog could one day become a soldier's best friend -- if an Army program works out as planned.
Today's soldiers carry as much as 100 pounds of equipment. That's exhausting, even for the toughest grunt. In the future, the Army wants to dump up to half that gear onto the back of a drone. But military scientists are worried that robots with wheels won't be able to follow their human masters across mountain passes, up stairs and through forest trails.
Partitioning the Energetics of Walking and Running, Science
Excerpts: Explaining the energetics of walking and running has been difficult because the distribution of energy use among individual muscles has not been known. We estimated energy use by measuring blood flow to the hindlimb muscles in guinea fowl. (...) We estimate that the swing-phase muscles consume 26% of the energy used by the limbs and the stance-phase muscles consume the remaining 74%, independent of speed. Thus, contrary to some previous suggestions, swinging the limbs requires an appreciable fraction of the energy used during terrestrial legged locomotion.
Running a-Fowl of the Law, Science
Excerpts: (...) efficiency--the work done divided by the metabolic energy consumed--has a maximum value of only about 5% in a mouse running at high speed; for comparison, this maximum is about 50% in a small pony running at high speed. (...) small animal muscle is no less efficient than large animal muscle.
(...) force hypothesis states that the metabolic cost of walking or running is determined by the tension-time integral multiplied by a factor proportional to the rate of myosin cross-bridge cycling in muscle, independent of whether any work is done.
Power to the Edge: Command...Control...in the Information Age, Command and Control Research Program, DoD
Excerpts: The risks and challenges of an uncertain security landscape are exacerbated by the exponential decrease in the size and cost of weapons of mass destruction and disruption, their proliferation, and the ever more richly connected and interdependent world of the 21st century.
At the same time, the complexity of military operations is increasing as strategic, operational, and tactical levels merge, as operations serve a mixture of military and civil objectives, and as operations are carried out by coalitions of the willing.
I.M.F. Says Rise in U.S. Debts Is Threat to World's Economy, NY Times
Excerpts: With its rising budget deficit and ballooning trade imbalance, the United States is running up a foreign debt of such record-breaking proportions that it threatens the financial stability of the global economy, according to a report released Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund.
Prepared by a team of I.M.F. economists, the report sounded a loud alarm about the shaky fiscal foundation of the United States, questioning the wisdom of the Bush administration's tax cuts and warning that large budget deficits pose "significant risks" not just for the United States but for the rest of the world.
IMF Continues Warning On US Deficit, UPI
Excerpts: The U.S. budget deficit is burgeoning from rising defense and security spending, even as tax cuts are lowering government revenue, amid increasing demands on the budget from the retiring baby boom generation, the International Monetary Fund cautioned once again Wednesday.
But the IMF's warnings and its prescriptions for dealing with the budgetary as well as trade deficits are unlikely to have much impact on U.S. policymakers, if any, particularly in a presidential election year.
US Rejects IMF Warning that Debts Could Affect Global Economy, Voice of America News
Excerpts: A Treasury spokesman dismisses the IMF report as breathless hyperbole. The IMF says the $500 billion U.S. fiscal deficit (...) could undermine the world recovery (...).
Treasury Secretary John Snow acknowledged Wednesday that the growing fiscal deficit is a problem. But he promised to cut the deficit by half within five years. (...)
"The war in Iraq: It is a one-time thing. But it had to be dealt with. Afghanistan had to be dealt with," he said. "But they created a bulge in [government] spending. And then we had the tax reductions."
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Texas G.O.P. Is Victorious in Remapping, NYTimes
Excerpts: The judges ruled that there was no bar to mid-decade redistricting, even though redistricting normally occurs after the once-a-decade census. They also found that politics - not illegal racial discrimination - prompted the redrawing of district lines.
Twice last year, Democratic lawmakers, angered by the proposed redrawing, left the state to withhold quorums that would allow Republicans to pass the redistricting plan, which seemed likely to cost Democrats several seats in the Congressional delegation.
(...) in one district Hispanic voters were illegally disenfranchised and that the Legislature had to remedy the violations.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
From Rogue Nuclear Programs, Web of Trails Leads to Pakistan, NYTimes
Excerpts: Pakistan has emerged as the intellectual and trading hub of a loose network of hidden nuclear proliferators.
(...) most conspicuous piece of evidence: the laboratory's own sales brochure, quietly circulated to aspiring nuclear weapons states and a network of nuclear middlemen around the world.
The cover bears an official-looking seal that says "Government of Pakistan" and a photograph of the father of the Pakistani bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan. It promotes components that were spinoffs from Pakistan's three-decade-long project to build a nuclear stockpile of enriched uranium, (...).
Plugging Nuclear Leaks, NYTimes
Excerpts: A far more stringent and enforceable set of controls on nuclear equipment exports is urgently needed.(...)
The nuclear power loophole must also be closed. If a country is legally allowed to develop the means to produce bomb-grade uranium through a variant of the enrichment process used to make reactor fuel and can extract bomb-grade plutonium from reactor byproducts, it can build nuclear weapons whenever it likes. There is no legitimate reason for countries to develop such capacities if they can be sure of reliable outside fuel supplies.
U.S. Reasserts Right to Declare Citizens to Be Enemy Combatants, NYTimes
Excerpts: The Justice Department will seek an expedited appeal of a federal appeals court decision last month in the case of Jose Padilla, jailed as an enemy combatant in 2002.
War of Ideas, Part 1, NY Times
Excerpts: What you are witnessing is why Sept. 11 amounts to World War III - the third great totalitarian challenge to open societies in the last 100 years. (...) World War II was the Nazis, (...) impose the reign of the perfect race, the Aryan race. The cold war was the Marxists, (...) to impose the reign of the perfect class, the working class. And 9/11 was about religious totalitarians, Islamists, using suicide bombing to try to impose the reign of the perfect faith, political Islam.
Links & Snippets
- Missteps Seen in Muslim Chaplain's Spy Case, Neil A. Lewis And Thom Shanker, The arrest, lengthy detention and possible court-martial of Capt. James J. Yee is a tangled legal episode that has proved awkward for the military.
- Spam Keeps Coming, but Its Senders Are Wary, Saul Hansell, NYTimes, The new anti-spamming law has gotten the attention of some hard-core spammers, even if it has not cut back their mailing yet.
- U.S. Withdraws a Team of Weapons Hunters From Iraq, Douglas Jehl, The step was described by some as a sign that the caches of weapons that were cited as a principal reason for going to war will not be found.
- Purdue Research Suggests 'Nanotubes' Could Make Better Brain Probes, Purdue News , DOI: 04/01/07
- Film Firms Lose DVD Piracy Battle, US movie industry fight to prosecute a Norwegian hacker has ended in failure.
- Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Macroscopic Tubes, Deyue Yan, Yongfeng Zhou, Jian Hou, Science Jan 2 2004: 65-67.
- Beyond The Ivory Tower:A Distant Mirror for the Brain, Carl Zimmer, Science Jan 2 2004: 43-44
- Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Macroscopic Tubes, Deyue Yan, Yongfeng Zhou, Jian Hou, Science Jan 2 2004: 65-67.
- The Search for Pale Blue Dots, Robert Irion, Science Jan 2 2004: 30-32
- Sea Change in the Atlantic, Richard A. Kerr, Science Jan 2 2004: 35
- NEUROSCIENCE:Long-Term Memory: A Positive Role for a Prion?, Ingrid Wickelgren, Science Jan 2 2004: 28-29.
- Earth Sometimes Shivers Beneath Thick Blankets Of Ice, Science News, Vol. 165, No. 1, (Audible format), 04/01/03
New analyses of old seismic data have distinguished the ground motions spawned by a previously unrecognized type of earthquake-quakes created by brief surges of massive glaciers.
- Alaska Shook, Mountains Spoke, Science News, Vol. 165, No. 1, (Audible format), 04/01/03
Small pulses in atmospheric pressure detected in Fairbanks soon after the magnitude 7.9 Denali quake on Nov. 3, 2002, suggest that the temblor literally moved mountains.
- Newfound Fault May Explain Quakes, Science News, Vol. 165, No. 1, (Audible format), 04/01/03
Tsunami simulations suggest that a newly discovered fault zone beneath the Atlantic Ocean could have released most of the seismic energy from three earthquakes that destroyed Lisbon, Portugal, on the morning of Nov. 1, 1755.
- Ancestral Handful: Tiny Skull Puts Asia At Root Of Primate Tree, Science News, Vol. 165, No. 1, (Audible format), 04/01/03
Researchers have unearthed the partial skull of the oldest known primate, a tiny creature that lived in south-central China 55 million years ago.
- Pivotal Protein: Inhibiting Immune Compound Slows Sepsis, Science News, Vol. 165, No. 1, (Audible format), 04/01/03
By restraining the action of an immune system protein that can run amok, scientists experimenting on mice have reversed the course of severe sepsis.
- Gene Screen: Ultrasensitive Nanowires Catch Mutations, Science News, Vol. 165, No. 1, (Audible format), 04/01/03
Researchers have devised a nanowire sensor that binds to DNA molecules and produces an electrical signal almost instantaneously.
- The Joyless Recovery, Edmund L. Andrews, 04/01/04, NYTimes,
Scott L. Gribble for The New York Times
Judith Pike is shutting down Acme Grinding in Rockford. The company's work force has shrunk from 40 to 4.
- Keeping Track of Visitors, 04/01/07, NYTimes. Tom Ridge's Homeland Security Department has gone a long way toward assuaging concerns that the new security program would humiliate travelers.
- Forecasting Business Cycles Using Deviations From Long-Run Economic Relationships, C. W. J. Granger, R. Yau, N. Francis, 2003, Macroeconomic Dynamics
- Dynamics Of Insect Resistance In Bt-Corn, N. A. Linacre - n.linacrepgrad.unimelb.edu.au, C. J. Thompson, 2003/10/09, Ecological Modelling, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2003.08.009
- Visual Perception And Social Foraging In Birds, E. F.-Juricic - efernandcsulb.edu, J. T. Erichsen, A. Kacelnik, 2003/10/27, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2003.10.003
- Nature Is Changing In More Ways Than One, D. M. Waller - dmwallerwisc.edu, T. P. Rooney, 2003/10/27, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2003.10.011
- Nonlinear Dynamics Of A Satellite With Deployable Solar Panel Arrays, J. Kuang - ejlkuangntu.edu.sg, P. A. Meehan - meehanuq.edu.au, A. Y. T. Leung, S. Tana, 2003/10/28, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2003.07.001
- A Functionally Diverse Population Growth Model, E. M.-Arzate, H. E.-Heras - hechavarcicese.mx, C. L.-Ramírez, 2003/10/28, Mathematical Biosciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2003.08.009
- Dynamical Real Numbers And Living Systems, D. Prasad Datta - dp_dattayahoo.com, 2003/11/04, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, DOI: 10.1016/j.chaos.2003.09.015
- Twelve Leading-Edge Innovations: Creating Opportunities For Germany, J. Ehrlenspiel - joh.ehrzv.fraunhofer.de, 2004/01/05, Alphagalileo
- E-Mail Threat To Health, D. Brown - doubrobps.org.uk, 2004/01/08, Alphagalileo
- Arm Position Matters In Blood Pressure Readings According To UCSD Medical Researchers, 2004/01/08, ScienceDaily & University Of California - San Diego
- After The Wall: Parental Attitudes To Child Rearing In East And West Germany, Uhlendorff H., Jan. 2004, International Journal of Behavioral Development, DOI: 10.1080/01650250344000280
- Complexity: Metrics And Modules, T. Bossomaier, Sep. 03, Advances in Complex Systems, DOI: 10.1142/S0219525903000992
- Presentation Webcasts from Scientific Sessions 2003,
American Heart Association
- 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 Potential and Practicalities,
Bucharest, Romania, 03/07/28-08/08
- ECAL 2003, 7th
European Conference on Artificial Life, Dortmund, Germany,
- IMA International
Conference Bifurcation 2003, Univ. Southampton, UK, 27-30 July,
- 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,
- Uncertainty and
Surprise: Questions on Working with the Unexpected and Unknowable,
The University of Texas Austin, Texas USA, 2003/04/10-12
- 13th Ann Intl Conf,
Soc f Chaos Theory in Psych & Life Sciences, Boston, MA, USA,
Webcast Service, Streamed videos of Archived Lectures and
LeBaron's Archive of Daily Video Commentary, Ongoing Since
- Edge Videos
- New: CODIS 2004, International Conference On Communications, Devices And Intelligent Systems, 2004 Calcutta, India, 04/01/09-10
Conference & Call for Papers Announcements
- NAACSOS 2004, North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science,Pittsburgh PA, 04/06-27-29
Physical, Biological and Social Systems, MIT, Cambridge,
Biennial Seminar on the Philosophical, Epistemological, and
Methodological Implications of Complexity Theory, Havana,
Western Simulation MultiConference (WMC'04), San Diego,
CA., USA, 04/01/18-24
Mathematica Gulf Conference, Muscat, Oman, 04/01/26
International Workshop on Biologically Inspired Approaches to
Advanced Information Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland,
of Socio-Economic Systems, 1st Intl Winter School
2004, Konstanz, Germany, 04/02/16-20
in Molecular Electronics: From molecular materials to single
molecule devices, Dresden, Germany, 04/02/23
- Leadership in
Rapidly Changing Business Environments -Learning and Adapting in
Time, Cambridge, MA, 04/02/26-27
Intl ICSC Symposium Engineering Of Intelligent Systems (EIS
2004), Island of Madeira, Portugal, 04/02/29-03/02
on Longevity , Sydney, Australia, 04/03/05-07
Physik sozio-ökonomischer Systeme Jahrestagung
(AKSOE), Regensburg, Germany, 04/03/08-12
- 11th Annual Winter Chaos Conference Dynamical Systems Thinking in Science and Society, Stony Creek, CT, USA, 04/03/12-14
Science 2004, Washington, 04/03/20-21
- Fractal 2004,
"Complexity and Fractals in Nature", 8th Intl
Multidisciplinary Conf, Vancouver, Canada, 04/04/04-07
- 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
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
Vulnerability and Network Failure: Constructions and Experiences
of Emergencies, Crises and Collapse, Manchester, UK,
International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2004),
Boston, MA, USA, 04/05/16-21
- 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
Diseases, Toulon, France, 04/06/03-05
Experimental Chaos Conference, Florence, Italy,
- 7th Intl Conf on Linking Systems Thinking, Innovation,Quality, Entrepreneurship and Environment (STIQE), MARIBOR, SLOVENIA, 04/06/24-26
- From Animals To Animats
8, 8th Intl Conf On The Simulation Of Adaptive Behavior
(SAB'04), Los Angeles, USA, 04/07/13-17
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
International Mathematica Symposium (IMS 2004), Banff,
Fractals and Natural Hazards at 32nd Intl Geological Congress (IGC), Florence, Italy, 04/08/20-28
2004, 4th International Workshop on Ant Colony
Optimization and Swarm Intelligence, Brussels, Belgium,
Ontology, 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
8th Intl Conf on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
(PPSN VIII), Birmingham, UK, 04/09/18-22
- XVII Brazilian
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