The Power Of Us - Mass collaboration on the Internet is shaking up business, Business Week online
Excerpts: Skype, the newest creation from the same folks whose popular file-sharing software Kazaa freaked out record execs, also lets people share their resources -- legally. When users fire up Skype, they automatically allow their spare computing power and Net connections to be borrowed by the Skype network, which uses that collective resource to route others' calls. The result: a self-sustaining phone system that requires no central capital investment -- just the willingness of its users to share. Says Skype CEO Niklas Zennström: "It's almost like an organism."
Excerpts: The key to getting robots to perform complex tasks may not be in making them smarter. Instead, it may be in getting a lot of dumb robots to act together. That's the idea behind a project being led by the University of Pennsylvania, funded by a $5 million grant from the Department of Defense.
The purpose of the Scalable Swarms of Autonomous Robots and Sensors project is to create software and tools that enable a person to direct a swarm or swarms of small robots.
The Hyper-Cortex of Human Collective-Intelligence Systems, arXiv
Excerpts: Individual-intelligence research, from a neurological perspective, discusses the hierarchical layers of the cortex as a structure that performs conceptual abstraction and specification. This theory has been used to explain how motor-cortex regions responsible for different behavioral modalities such as writing and speaking can be utilized to express the same general concept represented higher in the cortical hierarchy. (...) In this paper, this idea is expanded to incorporate collective-intelligence within a hyper-cortical construct. This hyper-cortex is a multi-layered network used to represent abstract collective concepts. These ideas play an important role in understanding how collective-intelligence systems can be engineered to handle problem abstraction and solution specification. Finally, a collection of common problems in the scientific community are solved using an artificial hyper-cortex generated from digital-library metadata.
Excerpts: Next month, IBM is set to activate the most ambitious simulation of a human brain yet conceived. It's a model they say is accurate down to the molecule. No one claims the "Blue Brain" project will be self-aware. But this project, and others like it, use electrical patterns in a silicon brain to simulate the electrical patterns in the human brain -- patterns which are intimately linked to thought. But if computer programs start generating these patterns -- these electrical "thoughts" -- then what separates us from them?
Science Education: Hothouse High, Nature
Excerpts: Do US high schools dedicated to science generate future academics or burnt-out whiz kids? Kendall Powell catches up with some of the first pupils to graduate from 'nerd school'.
Sixteen years ago this month John Wilson, Heather Stevens and Rod Rippey graduated with the first class of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. On a recent Monday evening, in a tavern 15 minutes from their alma mater, they reminisced about their days at the science magnet school.
Appearance DOES Matter, Science
Excerpts: Take a look at these two snapshots (see the figure). Which man is more babyfaced? Most viewers would say it's the person on the right. And that's the person who lost a 2004 U.S. congressional election to his more mature-faced and competent-looking opponent. In fact, about 70% of recent U.S. Senate races were accurately predicted based on which candidates looked more competent from a quick glance at their faces. This remarkable effect, reported by Todorov et al. on page 1623 of this issue, likely reflects differences in "babyfacedness" (1).
Inferences of Competence from Faces Predict Election Outcomes, Science
Excerpts: We show that inferences of competence based solely on facial appearance predicted the outcomes of U.S. congressional elections better than chance (e.g., 68.8% of the Senate races in 2004) and also were linearly related to the margin of victory. These inferences were specific to competence and occurred within a 1-second exposure to the faces of the candidates. The findings suggest that rapid, unreflective trait inferences can contribute to voting choices, which are widely assumed to be based primarily on rational and deliberative considerations.
China Weighs Modest Currency Change, NY Times
Excerpts: China's political leadership is actively considering breaking the 11-year link between the dollar and China's currency, the yuan, and tying its value instead to a group of currencies, (...). The yuan would move up and down in currency markets in relation to the average values of the dollar, yen, euro and possibly other currencies like the British pound. (...)
Linking the yuan to a basket of currencies, (...), would make it a little more flexible and less susceptible to the swoops and swoons of the dollar in recent years.
Does Information Technology Provide Banks With Profit?, Info. & Management
Excerpt: While many studies have affirmed the contributions of information technology (IT) to business value, people are not convinced. So far IT in the service industry has not yet been seen to be more productive. The data in most previous studies either focus on specific industries or exclude financial industry data. As such, the need to do an analysis on IT productivity in the service industry is imminent. We chose 12 banks covering 9 years for our analysis. (...) We found IT investment demonstrated the highest marginal product among the input factors we chose.
Why The Grass Is Not Always Greener: The Competing Effects, Ecol. Economics
Excerpt: The global decline in trade barriers means that environmental regulations now potentially play an increasingly important role in shaping a country's comparative advantage. This raises the possibility that pollution intensive industries will relocate from high regulation countries to developing regions where environmental regulations may be less stringent. We assess the evidence for this possibility by examining the USA's revealed comparative advantage (RCA) and other measures of specialization. We demonstrate that US specialization in pollution intensive sectors is neither lower, nor falling more rapidly (or rising more slowly) than in any other manufacturing sector. We offer an explanation for this finding. (...)
A Global Index Of Biocultural Diversity, Ecol. Indicators
Excerpts: The relationships between biological and cultural diversity are drawing increasing attention from scholars. Analyses of these relationships are beginning to crystallize around the concept of biocultural diversity, the total variety exhibited by the world's natural and cultural systems. Here, we present the first global measure of biocultural diversity, using a country-level index. The index is calculated using three methods: an unadjusted richness measure, one adjusted for land area, and one adjusted for the size of the human population. (...) The index identifies three areas of exceptional biocultural diversity: the Amazon Basin, Central Africa, and Indomalaysia/Melanesia.
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- Contributed by Pritha Das - prithadas01yahoo.com
Ethanol's Stock as a Fuel Source Is Rising, NY Times
Excerpts: Oil is now so expensive that when it is blended with ethanol, a gasoline additive, to make high-octane fuel, the price of the blend is now often lower than that of regular gasoline.
As a result, some service stations, particularly those in the corn belt states that produce ethanol, are selling gasoline with ethanol for 7 cents to 10 cents less per gallon than regular gas.
Some analysts said the trend demonstrated ethanol's potential as a fuel source, though others said it was simply a matter of supply and demand and timing.
Nanoantennas for Light Emission, Science
Excerpts: Nanoscience is by essence an interdisciplinary field in which traditional differences between disciplines vanish. On page 1607 of this issue, M?hlschlegel et al. (1) bridge the fields of electrical engineering and nanometer-scale optics to show that a thin, 100-nm-long metallic rod resonantly enhances light emission, just like an antenna enhances radio emission. The work paves the way for tailoring the light emission from nanometer-scale systems.
Gamers Turn Cities Into A Battleground, New Scientist
Excerpts: Matt has been abandoned on Tower Bridge, London, with nothing except his clothes and a mobile phone. A woman dressed in black walks past, and Matt receives a text message to follow her. (...)
Matt is playing Uncle Roy All Around You, where for one day he is the main character in an elaborate experimental fantasy game played out across the streets of London. He also happens to be a pioneer of a new social phenomenon, urban gaming.
Emotional Intelligence For Computer-Based Characters?, IST News
Excerpts: A computer character, capable of realistic emotional expressions in human-computer communication has been prototyped and may soon be incorporated into working applications. The research team (...) created a prototype able to analyse and respond to user input. The team included researchers with skills ranging from engineering and computer science to psychology and human communication. "In looking for emotional cues in language, we worked on three major inputs to the system, (...) Linguistic analysis of speech in English and Greek, work on paralinguistic features such as intonation and emphasis, and the study of facial expressions." (...)
Information Geometry And Encoding The Biosystems Organization, J. Biol. Sys.
Excerpts: (...) The field of information geometry consists of the cell's sets that enable the discrete production of a quantum of information at the cells' boundaries. (...) The paper explores a potential conversion of imaginary into real information, associated with the transformation of mind into matter, and evaluates the dissimilar directional "difficulty" of crossing the boundary between imaginary, virtual and physical real information. (...) This information systemic property, applied to the encoding of biogenetic information, demonstrates that the same gene's number (for different bio-species) can encode proteins with a variety of distinctive complexities, characterizing the huge diversity of biosystems from plants to humans.
Enough Keyword Searches. Just Answer My Question., NY Times
Excerpts: For anything but simple queries, even the best search engines are surprisingly ineffective.
Search engines are so powerful. And they are so pathetically weak.
When it comes to digging up a specific name, date, phrase or price, search engines are unstoppable. The same is true for details from the previously concealed past. For better and worse, any information about any of us - true or false, flattering or compromising - that has ever appeared on a publicly available site is likely to be retrievable forever, or until we run out of electricity for the server farms.
Searching for a Reason to Buy Google, NY Times
Excerpts: IN this souped-up, high-tech world, everything happens faster, even forgetting.
Usually a generation passes before investors stung in a mania make the same mistake again, but anyone looking at a chart of Google's stock price might think that its shareholders don't have that kind of time. Five years after the tech bubble came and went, the search engine operator has bounded from about $180 a share in April to nearly $300.
So is it different this time, or are investors partying like it's 1999?
Most Earth-like exoplanet yet is discovered, New Scientist
Excerpts: A small planet just seven or eight times as massive as the Earth has been found circling a nearby star. Astronomers say it is the most Earth-like world we have ever seen beyond our solar system.(...)
But the new ¡§super-Earth¡¨ is by far the smallest planet seen circling a commonplace star. The team discovered it while observing a star called Gliese 876 from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. Gliese 876 is a red dwarf, one-third of the mass of the Sun, and lies just 15 light years away in the constellation Aquarius.
Cell Biology: Powerful Curves, Nature
Excerpts: A cell's contents are organized by a scaffolding of microtubules. These long, thin polymers continuously grow and shrink, and the structures of two forms of the constituent protein provide clues to how this occurs.
Giant Viruses in the Oceans : The 4th Algal Virus Workshop, arXiv
Excerpt: Giant double-stranded DNA viruses (such as record breaking Acanthamoeba polyphaga Mimivirus), with particle sizes of 0.2 to 0.6 micron, genomes of 300 kbp to 1.200 kbp, and commensurate complex gene contents, constitute an evolutionary mystery. They challenge the common vision of viruses, traditionally seen as highly streamlined genomes optimally fitted to the smallest possible -filterable- package. Such giant viruses are now discovered in increasing numbers through the systematic sampling of ocean waters as well as freshwater aquatic environments, where they play a significant role in controlling phyto- and bacterio- plankton populations.
Interactions Matter-Complexity in Landscapes and Ecosystems, Ecological Complexity
Excerpt: In this review we argue that theories and methodology arising from the field of complex systems form a new paradigm for ecology. Patterns and processes resulting from interactions between individuals, populations, species and communities in landscapes are the core topic of ecology. These interactions form complex networks, which are the subject of intense research in complexity theory, informatics and statistical mechanics.
Sex And The Suffering Brain, Science
Excerpts: Researchers are seeking biological reasons for the widespread gender differences in the prevalence and symptomatology of mental disorders
It's easy to start a fight about whether there are gender differences when it comes to mental skills, but there's little debate that patterns of mental illness and disorders vary between the sexes. Women, for example, are more likely to get depressed (see table). Men are more severely afflicted by schizophrenia. Females have more anxiety. Males exhibit more antisocial behavior.
Kinky Bypass Grafts Last Longer, New Scientist
Excerpts: Arteries naturally twist like a corkscrew and this 3D structure makes the blood swirl as it flows, (...). In contrast, blood flows through an artificial tube like water in a river, leading to areas of faster and slower flow, and stagnant zones (...).
"Stagnation is bad news for blood vessels," (...). It increases cell death in the blood vessel wall, and more platelets are formed. This leads to coagulation and (...) a thickening of the blood vessels, which is the most common reason for the failure of shunts and bypass grafts.
Obesity, Smoking Add Years To Cells' Age, Reuters
Excerpts: The cells of obese women or those who smoke are "older" than those of other women, suggesting that these factors accelerate aging, new research shows.
The age of a cell is indicated by the caps, or "telomeres," on the ends of chromosomes. With every successive division of the cell, the telomeres get shorter and shorter.
"The difference in telomere length between being lean and being obese corresponds to 8.8 years of aging; smoking (previous or current) corresponds on average to 4.6 years of aging; (...)
Obesity may accelerate the ageing process, New Scientist
Excerpts: Obesity accelerates the ageing process even more than smoking, according to the largest ever study of the ¡§chromosomal clock¡¨ in human cells.
Tim Spector of St Thomas' Hospital in London, UK, measured the length of the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres, in the white blood cells of 1122 women aged 18 to 76. Each time a cell divides, its telomere loses a small chunk of DNA. When it becomes too short, cells can no longer divide.
Take My Privacy, Please!, NY Times
Excerpts: The Patriot Act - brilliant! Its critics would have preferred a less stirring title, perhaps something along the lines of the Enhanced Snooping, Library and Hospital Database Seizure Act. But then who, even right after 9/11, would have voted for that?
Precisely. He who names it and frames it, claims it. The Patriot Act, however, may turn out to be among the lesser threats to our individual and collective privacy.
Complex Challenges: Global Terroist Networks
Cheney Calls Guant?namo Prison Essential, NY Times
Excerpts: Vice President Dick Cheney strongly defended the American prison at Guant?namo Bay, Cuba, on Monday, saying that it was essential to the administration's efforts to combat terrorism and that detainees there had been treated better by the United States than they could expect to be treated "by virtually any other government on the face of the earth."
To bolster his remarks, made in a speech at the National Press Club, (...)
Some Held at Guant?namo Are Minors, Lawyers Say, NY Times
Excerpts: Lawyers representing detainees at Guant?namo Bay, Cuba, say that there still may be as many as six prisoners who were captured before their 18th birthday and that the military has sought to conceal the precise number of juveniles at the prison camp.
One lawyer said that his client, a Saudi of Chadian descent, was not yet 15 when he was captured and has told him that he was beaten regularly in his early days at Guant?namo,(...)
The Madrassa Myth, NY Times
Excerpts: There is little or no evidence that the Muslim religious schools produce terrorists capable of attacking the West.
IT is one of the widespread assumptions of the war on terrorism that the Muslim religious schools known as madrassas, catering to families that are often poor, are graduating students who become terrorists. Last year, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell denounced madrassas in Pakistan and several other countries as breeding grounds for "fundamentalists and terrorists."
Links & Snippets
- Physiology: Science In The 'Death Zone', Fiona Proffitt, 05/06/10, Science : 1541-154 A research team will scale Everest to investigate how a body copes with a lack of oxygen--and possibly learn why some patients do better than others in a respiratory crisis
- Sunny lifestyles may halve prostate cancer risk, Anna Gosline, 05/06/15, NewScientist.com news service, A healthy dose of daily sunshine could chop the risk of prostate cancer in half, suggests the largest study so far on UV exposure, vitamin D and prostate cancer risk.
- New system integrates landlines and cellphones, 05/06/15, New Scientist, A UK company launches the world's first combined phone service, allowing a single handset to switch between cellphone networks and fixed lines 16:58 15 June 2005
- From Reversible Thermodynamics to Life, Michail Zak, 2005/05/11, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 26(4):1019-1033, DOI: 10.1016/j.chaos.2005.02.010
- Fruitflies Tap in to their Gay Side, Roxanne Khamsi, 2005/06/02, News@Nature, DOI: 10.1038/news050531-9
- Plant Carbs Harnessed to Power Cars, Mark Peplow, 2005/06/02, News@Nature, DOI: 10.1038/news050531-6
- Google's Thriving Advertising Model Has Math Roots, 2005/06/08, ScienceDaily & Georgia Institute Of Technology
- Curious About Your Vital Signs? One Day Soon, Check Your Laptop, 2005/06/08, ScienceDaily & University Of Florida
- Stochastic Models Of Neuronal Dynamics, L. M. Harrison, O. David, K. J. Friston, 2005/06/09, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1648
- Brain Connectivity At Different Time-Scales Measured With EEG, T. Koenig, D. Studer, D. Hubl, L. Melie, W.K. Strik, 2005/06/09, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1649
- Avian Collision Risk At An Offshore Wind Farm, M. Desholm, J. Kahlert, 2005/06/09, Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2005.0336
- 'Walking' Octopus Inspires Soft Robots, 2005/06/10, Information Society Technologies News
- IBM Computers To Create Virtual Brain, 2005/06/10, Information Society Technologies News
- Dynamics Of A Neural System With A Multiscale Architecture, M. Breakspear, C. J. Stam, 2005/06/10, Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1643
- Gamers' Brains No Different Than Yours Or Mine, 2005/06/10, ScienceDaily & Washington University in St. Louis
- Scientists See Human Kidney Development Through Fruit Fly Eyes, 2005/06/10, ScienceDaily & Washington University School of Medicine
- Modelling Of Calcium Dynamics In Brain Energy Metabolism And Alzheimer's Disease, S. Tiveci, A. Akin, T. Çakir, H. Saybasili, K. Ülgen - ulgenkboun.edu.tr, Apr. 2005, online 2005/04/12, Computational Biology and Chemistry, DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2005.03.002
- Interactions Matter—Complexity In Landscapes And Ecosystems, D. G. Greenr - david.greeninfotech.monash.edu.au, S. Sadedin, Corrected Proof, online 2005/05/31, Ecological Complexity, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2004.11.006
- The Costs And Benefits Of A Migratory Species Under Different Management Schemes, A. Skonhoft - anders.skonhoftsvt.ntnu.no, Jul. 2005, online 2005/04/21, Journal of Environmental Management, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2005.01.016
- Power-Laws In The Complete Sequences Of Human Genome, Y.-H. Chen, S.-L. Nyeo, J.-P. Yu, Jun. 2005, Journal of Biological Systems, DOI: 10.1142/S0218339005001434
- Synchronization In Power-Law Networks, L. Kocarev, P. Amato, Jun. 2005, online 2005/04/27, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, DOI: 10.1063/1.1899283
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- Accounting For Scale: Measuring Geography In Quantitative Studies Of Civil War, H. Buhaug - halvard.buhaugsvt.ntnu.no, P. Lujala - paivi.lujalasvt.ntnu.no, May 2005, online 2005/02/26, Political Geography, DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2005.01.006
- 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
- Understanding Complex Systems - Computational Complexity and Bioinformatics, Virtual Conference Network, Urbana-Champaign, Il, UIUC, 05/05/16-19
- Changing Habitats...Vanishing Species , Harvard University Science Center, 04/11/12
- Symposium : Energy For The Future, Taipei, Taiwan, 05/04/08
- 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
- World Economic Forum , Davos, Switzerland, 05/01/26-30
1st European Conference on Complex Systems, Torino, Italy, 04/12/5-7
Neurobiological Foundation For The Meaning Of Information, Kolkata, India, Conference Webcast, 04/11/22-25
- ALife 9: Ninth International Conference on Artificial Life, Boston, MA, 04/09/12-15
The 4th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System, Beijing, China, 04/07/22-23
Intl Conf on Complex Networks: Structure, Function and Processes, Kolkata, India, 04/06/27-30
From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
ECC8 Experimental Chaos Conference, Florence, Italy,
Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
International Conference on Complex Systems 2004, Boston, 04/05/16-21
Life, a Nobel Story, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/28
Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Mechanics Days, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/26-27
Science Education Forum for Chinese Language Culture, Panel Discussion, Taipei, Taiwan, 04/05/01
Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced Information Technology, , Lausanne,Switzerland, 04/01/29-30
Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: Lab Demonstrations, Strogatz, Steven H., Internet-First University Press, 1994
- 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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- 2005 World Exposition
"Nature's Wisdom", Aichi, Japan, 05/03/25-09/25
- Powders & Grains 2005, Stuttgart, Germany, 05/06/18-22
NKS Summer School,
Brown University, Providence, RI, 05/06/20-07/08
- 6th Intl Conf Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics, Kiev, Ukraine, 05/06/20-26
- Workshop on Complexity and Policy Analysis, Cork, Ireland, 05/06/22-24
2005 Genetic And Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2005), Washington, DC, USA, 05/06/25-29
Nonlinear Science, Waterville, ME, 05/06/26-07/01
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
- Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS 2005), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN USA, 05/06/26-28
The Potential Impacts Of Systemics On Society, 49th Annual Meeting of the Intl Soc for the System Sciences, Cancun, Mexico, 05/07/01-05
WOSC 13th International Congress Of Cybernetics And Systems, Maribor, Slovenia, 05/07/06-10
Summer Graduate Workshop In Computational Social Science Modeling And
Complexity, Santa Fe, NM, 05/07/10-23
Sino-Japan Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Creativity Support System, Beijing, 05/07/11-13
First Summer School on Aspects of Complexity, Bertinoro (Forlì), Italy, 05/07/18-28
4th International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance (CIEF'2005), Salt Lake City, 05/07/21-26
- Epigenetic Robotics, Nara, Japan 05/07/22-24
5th Gathering on Biosemiotics, Urbino, Italy, 05/07/22-24
- Soc for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences
15th Annual Intl Conf, Denver, CO, USA, 05/08/04-06
North American Computing and Philosophy conference, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 05/08/04-06
2005 Intl Conf on Natural Computation (ICNC'05), Intl Conf on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'05), Changsha, China, 05/08/27-29
- Summer School on Econophysics and Complexity, Romania, 05/09/02-09
- ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 05/09/05-09
Complexity, Science and Society Conf 2005, Liverpool, UK, 05/09/11-14
- Dynamics Of Socio-Economic Systems: A Physics Perspective,
Physics Center Bad Honnef, Germany, 05/09/18-24
18th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF 2005), Salamanca, Spain, 05/09/19-23
Genomics in Context,
University of Exeter, UK, 05/09/28-30
CSDS-2005 Intl Conf on CONTROL AND SYNCHRONIZATION OF DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS , Leon, Guanajuato, MEXICO, 05/10/04-07
Traffic and Granular Flow", Berlin, Germany, 05/10/10-12
- Intl Congress of Nanotechnology 2005, San Francisco, USA, 05/10/31-11/04
5th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System,
(MCS'05 is also as a symposium of
the 1st World Congress of International Federation for Systems Research)
- European Conference on Complex Systems, Paris, France, 05/11/14-18
Econophysics Colloquium, Canberra (ANU), 05/11/14-18
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
Systems Thinking and Complexity Science: Insights for Action, , 11th Ann ANZSYS Conf/Managing the Complex V
Christchurch, New Zealand, 05/12/05-07
- 2005 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS'2005), Hong Kong, China, 05/12/15-19
The Second International Workshop on Biologically Inspired
Approaches to Advanced Information Technology , Senri Life Science Center, Osaka, Japan, 06/01/26-27
- FRACTAL 2006 Complexity and Fractals in Nature, 9th Intl Multidisciplinary Conf, Vienna, Austria, 06/02/12-15
Call for Papers
- IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Self-Management through Self-Organization in Information Systems, , Submissions due 05/09/02