When Order Creates Itself, NY Times
Excerpts: It may be a crude analogy, but people are akin to "atoms" in that we are the elementary building blocks of the social world. Although we tend to think of ourselves as individuals making up our own minds, we're obviously influenced by what others around us do. Social patterns routinely emerge that have little to do with the character of individual people. (...)
But it would be a very strange world indeed if the basic logic of spontaneous order didn't affect us - possibly at many levels - in the way we think, the opinions we have, the clothes we wear, our political beliefs, what we do for a living and so on.
- Source: When Order Creates Itself
[ http://buchanan.blogs.nytimes.com/?th&emc=th ], Mark Buchanan, NYTimes Opinion, 07/05/07
Connections: The Best Is Yet To Come, Nature
Excerpts: Optimality is a key organizing principle of science, but the patterns of connections within real-world networks do not always respect it.
These networks - named after the renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan - have highly uniform architectures, with additional long loops lending them an 'entangled' character. They seem to be almost optimal for many purposes, for example by providing networks that can be easily and efficiently searched while avoiding congestion. Even so, no one as yet has found any natural network that adopts this style.
- Source: Connections: The Best Is Yet To Come
[ http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7140/full/447039a.html ], Mark Buchanan, DOI: 10.1038/447039a, Nature 447, 39, 07/05/03
Neuroscience: Unconscious Networking, Nature
Excerpts: What are neural networks doing when the brain is at rest? It turns out that in primates, even under conditions of deep anaesthesia, some of these networks undergo highly organized patterns of activity.
Our brains use up enormous amounts of energy, even when we are daydreaming with our eyes closed and not performing any demanding mental operations. In fact, intensive cognitive operations - arithmetic calculations, for example - increase the brain's energy consumption only minimally.
- Source: Neuroscience: Unconscious Networking
[ http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7140/full/447046a.html ], Mark A. Pinsk, Sabine Kastner, DOI: 10.1038/447018a, Nature 447, 07/05/03
Brain's White Matter -- More 'Talkative' Than Once Thought, PhysOrg.com
Excerpts: Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered to their surprise that nerves in the mammalian brain's white matter do more than just ferry information between different brain regions, but in fact process information the way gray matter cells do. (...)
A further microscopic hunt revealed that pools of glutamate were present in the nerve fibers wherever they touched OPCs ["oligodendrocyte precursor cells" suppliers of myelin covers, Ed.]. All of the nerve cells in the white matter that released glutamate within reach of OPCs, moreover, had something in common: no myelin insulation.
- Source: Brain's White Matter -- More 'Talkative' Than Once Thought
[ http://physorg.com/news97757157.html ], PhysOrg.com, 07/05/07
Brain Craze, Nature
Excerpts: Neuroscientist Ryuta Kawashima promotes the idea that computer games can boost the ageing brain - but others in the field remain sceptical. (,,,)
At the centre of this craze is a ragingly popular video game developed by Japanese video game maker Nintendo and based on the research of Ryuta Kawashima (pictured above), a neuroscientist who specializes in brain imaging at Tohoku University in Sendai. Players of the game - called 'Brain Age' in the United States and 'Dr Kawashima's Brain Training' in Europe - use a console to complete simple tasks such as reading aloud, multiplication and memorizing words.
- Source: Brain Craze
[ http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7140/full/447018a.html ], Ichiko Fuyuno, Nature
Assumption Of Function Not Always Correct, Innovations-report
Excerpts: A protein called RecQ takes on a totally opposite function in the bacteria Escherichia coli to the one it fulfills in yeast and in humans, indicating that people seeking to understand the role of different forms in human cells and disease need to consider both possibilities, said researchers (...). Humans have five forms of this particular protein, and three are associated with syndromes that predispose people to cancer, said (...). Two of the forms are not associated with cancer syndromes. Other organisms have forms of this protein in varying numbers, said Rosenberg. For example, E. coli has only one (...)
- Source: Assumption Of Function Not Always Correct
[ http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life_sciences/report-83723.html ], Innovations-report, 2007/05/03
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Study Of Damaged Gene Gives Insight Into Causes Of Mental Illness, Innovations-report
Excerpts: Scientists have pinpointed how different types of damage in types of damage to the same gene can cause some people to suffer from schizophrenia while others have major depression. The findings (...) provide further evidence that these illnesses are inherited, and may in the future help doctors pinpoint which patients will respond to different types of treatments. Experts (...) studied two types of damage to a gene (DISC1). Previous research (...) identified this gene as being linked to schizophrenia (...). The gene was also found to be essential for brain signalling and plays a key role in learning, memory and mood. (...)
- Source: Study Of Damaged Gene Gives Insight Into Causes Of Mental Illness
[ http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life_sciences/report-83726.html ], Innovations-report, 2007/05/03
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
A new method to boost growth of blood vessels with stem cells could improve cell therapies for diabetes and heart disease.
Blood flows: Stem cells restore blood flow to a mouse whose blood vessels had been blocked. This series shows changes in blood flow in the injured leg, circled in red, over 30 days after receiving an injection of stem cells. The top image is 6 days postinjection, the bottom image is 30 days postinjection. Blue indicates no blood flow, with increasing blood-flow intensity indicated by green, yellow, and red. Credit: Courtesy Shi-Jiang Lu, Qiang Feng, Sergio Caballero, Yu Chen, Malcolm A S Moore, Maria B Grant & Robert Lanza
An efficient new method to generate what appears to be a novel type of stem cell could be a boon to diseases linked to lack of blood flow. Scientists in Massachusetts and Florida have developed a way to coax embryonic stem cells into a more adult form of stem cell that has the potential to form blood vessels. The new type of cells helped repair tissue in animals that had had heart attacks or eye damage due to diabetes.
- Source: Stem Cells Repair Blood Vessels
[ http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/18704/ ], Emily Singer, MIT Technology Review, 07/05/08
Developmental Biology: Dance Of The Embryo, Science
Excerpts: A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in biology it has become increasingly clear that static images are not sufficient to elucidate the complex behaviors of cells in their natural environment. This is especially true in the field of embryology, where snapshots of the progression from fertilized egg to a developing organism--with distinct tissues and a defined body axis--provide limited information about what happened before the picture was taken and offer little clue as to what might happen next.
- Source: Developmental Biology: Dance Of The Embryo
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5825/697 ], Richard R. Behringer, DOI: 10.1126/science.1142967, Science Vol. 316. no. 5825, pp. 697 - 698, 07/05/04
Plant Science: Signaling To The Nucleus With A Loaded GUN, Science
Excerpts: Chloroplasts, the cellular organelle in plants where photosynthesis takes place, are responsible for capturing the solar energy that fuels the activities of many organisms on Earth. The ancestors of these plastids were cyanobacteria that were engulfed by a eukaryotic cell. Through a process of symbiogenesis, most symbiont genes were transferred to the host genome, such that more than 95% of chloroplast proteins are encoded by nuclear genes (1). This dispersal of genetic material requires plant cells to coordinate gene expression in both organelles.
- Source: Plant Science: Signaling To The Nucleus With A Loaded GUN
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/current.dtl ], Da-Peng Zhang, Science: 700-701., 07/05/04
Biochemistry: Photosynthesis From The Protein's Perspective, Science
Excerpts: Effective photosynthesis requires the efficient transfer of electrons across biomembranes (1). Yet, many aspects of how protein structure and dynamics control electron transfer--especially in the early stages of photosynthesis--remain only partly understood. On page 747 of this issue, Wang et al. (2) investigate the rate of the initial photosynthetic electron-transfer reaction in wild-type and mutant photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. By combining their data with modeling of protein conformational changes in the photosynthetic reaction center, the authors show that protein motions modulate the electron-transfer rate.
- Source: Biochemistry: Photosynthesis From The Protein's Perspective
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5825/703 ], Spiros S. Skourtis, David N. Beratan, Science: 703-704., 07/05/04
Evolutionary Ecology: Variable Evolution, Science
Excerpts: Researchers are discovering the intricacies of relationships in which one organism sometimes influences the evolution of another and sometimes doesn't (...)
Coevolution is a tale of intimacy. Two species--a parasite and its host; a pollinator and its plant--evolve in lockstep, adapting ways to deal with willing, and sometimes unwilling, partners. But occasionally, evolution gets off track.
- Source: Evolutionary Ecology: Variable Evolution
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5825/686?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Evolutionary+Ecology%3A+Variable+Evolution&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT ], Elizabeth Pennisi, Science : 686-687., 07/05/04
Talk To The Hand: Language Might Have Evolved From Gestures, Science News
Chimpanzees and bonobos can communicate with greater flexibility using hand gestures than they can with facial expressions or vocalizations, new research shows. Their use of hand motions to convey different meanings in different circumstances suggests that gestures may have played an important part in the evolution of language.
REACHING OUT. This hand gesture can mean either "I would like some of that food" or "Please help me," depending on the context. de Waal/Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Researchers speculate about how prehuman species developed the capacity for complex language. One theory suggests that humans' apelike ancestors first communicated through gestures. Once the neural circuits for gesture-based language had evolved, those same brain areas could have switched over to verbal communication.
- Source: Talk To The Hand: Language Might Have Evolved From Gestures
[ http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20070505/fob2.asp ], Patrick L. Barry, Science News, 07/05/05
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Evolving The Selfish Herd: Emergence Of Distinct Aggregating Strategies In An Individual-Based Model, Proc. Biol. Sc.
Excerpts: From zebra to starlings, herring and even tadpoles, many creatures move in an organized group. The emergent behaviour arises from simple underlying movement rules, but the evolutionary pressure which favours these rules has not been conclusively identified. (...) Here, we adopt an individual-based model for group formation and subject it to simulated predation and foraging (...). We draw analogies with multiple Nash equilibria theory of iterated games to explain and categorize these behaviours. Our model is sufficient to capture the complex behaviour of dynamic collective groups, yet is flexible enough to manifest evolutionary behaviour.
- Source: Evolving The Selfish Herd: Emergence Of Distinct Aggregating Strategies In An Individual-Based Model
[ http://www.journals.royalsoc.ac.uk/content/rv53856u8278g110/?p=230855f42a4f4ee58e258d63dc1f781a&pi=0 ], A. J. Wood, G. J. Ackland, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.0306, Proceedings B: Biological Sciences, 2007/05/01
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
How the Inca Leapt Canyons, NY Times
Excerpts: Yet the suspension bridges were familiar and vital links in the vast empire of the Inca, as they had been to Andean cultures for hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spanish in 1532. The people had not developed the stone arch or wheeled vehicles, but they were accomplished in the use of natural fibers for textiles, boats, sling weapons ¡X even keeping inventories by a prewriting system of knots. (...)
The Inca suspension bridges achieved clear spans of at least 150 feet, probably much greater.
- Source: How the Inca Leapt Canyons
[ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/08/science/08bridg.html ], John Noble Wilford, NYTimes, 07/05/08
DNA Variant Puts Half Of All Caucasians At Higher Risk For Heart Disease, Globe and Mail
Excerpts: At the same time, in a study of 18,000 men and women in Iceland, also published today in Science, a separate research group also identified this region of chromosome 9 as one that could result in as much as a two-fold increase in heart disease risk.
Meanwhile, in a coincidence that has even top geneticists surprised at the odds, three different groups reported last week that this same region of chromosome 9 could also raise the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
- Source: DNA Variant Puts Half Of All Caucasians At Higher Risk For Heart Disease
[ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070503.wheart0504/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/home ], Carolyn Abraham, Globe and Mail, 07/05/03
Ecology: A World Without Corals?, Science
Excerpts: Besieged by pathogens, predators, and people, the "rainforests of the sea" may soon face their ultimate foe: rising ocean acidity driven by CO2 emissions (...)
Surveys suggest that 20% of the reefs on Earth, the largest living structures on the planet, have been destroyed in the past few decades. Another 50% are ailing or verging on collapse. (...)
The decline of coral reefs may have staggering consequences. Globally, reefs generate about $30 billion per year in fishing, tourism, and protection to coasts from storm surges, says Mora.
- Source: Ecology: A World Without Corals?
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5825/678 ], Richard Stone, DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5825.678, Science Vol. 316. no. 5825, pp. 678 - 681, 07/05/04
IBM has developed a process for making speedier and more energy-efficient chips.
Chips that make themselves: This microprocessor cross section shows empty space in between the chip's copper wiring. Wires are usually insulated with a glasslike material, but IBM has used self-assembly techniques, which can be employed in chip-making facilities, to create air gaps that insulate the wires. Credit: IBM
The company has announced a novel process that uses self-assembly techniques to create air gaps that insulate wires in microprocessors. Early results show that these air-gap insulators can increase the speed of a chip by 35 percent or allow it to consume 15 percent less power than chips without the air-gap insulator. The company expects that the new process will be implemented in semiconductor facilities by 2009.
- Source: Self-Assembly to Make Faster Chips
[ http://www.technologyreview.com/Biztech/18627/ ], Kate Greene, MIT Technology Review, 07/05/03
IBM Brings Nature To Computer Chip Manufacturing, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: IBM just announced the first-ever application of a breakthrough self-assembling nanotechnology to conventional chip manufacturing, borrowing a process from nature to build the next generation computer chips. The natural pattern-creating process that forms seashells, snowflakes, and enamel on teeth has been harnessed by IBM to form trillions of holes to create insulating vacuums around the miles of nano-scale wires packed next to each other inside each computer chip. (...) researchers have proven that the electrical signals on the chips can flow 35 percent faster, or the chips can consume 15 percent less energy compared to the most advanced chips using conventional techniques. (...)
- Source: IBM Brings Nature To Computer Chip Manufacturing
[ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070503114306.htm ], ScienceDaily & Albany NanoTech College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, 2007/05/03
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Chemistry: The New Face of Catalysis, Science
Excerpts: The catalytic properties of metal nanoparticles are every bit as dramatic as their optical properties. Long considered an inert metal, gold nanoparticles supported on TiO2 are highly active catalysts for the oxidation of CO (4). Moreover, gold reactivity appears to peak at nanoparticle diameter of 3 nm. The catalytic activities of platinum nanoparticles with tetrahedral, cubic, and spherical shapes also vary significantly (5). These reactivity differences can be attributed in part to the potential binding sites presented by atoms situated at the corners and edges of a nanoparticle.
- Source: Chemistry: The New Face of Catalysis
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5825/699 ], Daniel L. Feldheim, Science: 699-700., 07/05/04
Planetary Science: Hot News On Mercury's Core, Science
Excerpts: Some 30 years ago the planetary science community was surprised when the Mariner 10 spacecraft flew by the planet Mercury and detected an internal magnetic field (1). Earth's internal field is produced by a magnetic dynamo sustained by convective motions in the planet's molten, iron-rich outer core. Although Mercury's high bulk density indicates that its dominantly iron central core is the largest by fractional mass among the planets (2), the detection of its magnetic field was surprising because Venus has no field and Mars and the Moon show evidence only for ancient global fields.
- Source: Planetary Science: Hot News On Mercury's Core
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5825/702 ], Sean C. Solomon, Science : 702-703., 07/05/04
Excerpts: Tornado threats typically fade when the sun sets, but meteorologists say Friday's tornado didn't form until well after dark.
The supercell thunderstorm that produced the wedge-shaped tornado in Kiowa County continued to spawn tornadoes for four hours and nearly 100 miles.
"The environment never changed," said Chris Bowman, a meteorologist with the Wichita office of the National Weather Service. "You were able to maintain a very favorable tornado-producing environment all the way into the overnight hours."
- Source: Huge Storm 'Just Kept On Going'
[ http://www.kansas.com/233/v-print/story/63064.html ], Stan Finger, The Wichita Eagle, 07/05/06
The mathematics of shapes is illuminating the structure of wireless sensor networks (...)
POWER SAVER. Given a sensor network (top), mathematicians can analyze a theoretical shape known as the Rips complex (center) to reveal which sensors (bottom, red dots) must be active for full coverage of the area and which may be turned off. In this example, 101 of the network's sensors are essential and 111 may be put into sleep mode. Ghrist and de Silva
Mathematicians are now finding that the Euler characteristic and a more complex topological tool called homology can solve many problems about wireless sensor networks. Homology calculates how many holes a shape has and distinguishes between holes of different dimensions - pinprick in a sheet of paper as compared to the interior of a balloon, for example. It also sheds light on how pieces - triangles or tetrahedrons, for instance - with different dimensions fit together to form an overall shape.
- Source: Sensor Sensibility
[ http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20070505/bob9.asp ], Erica Klarreich, Science News, 07/05/05
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Beam It Down From the Web, Scotty, NY Times
Even at today's prices, uses for 3-D printers are multiplying.
Jamie Rector for The New York Times Desktop Factory plans to sell its first three-dimensional printer, above, for $4,995.
Colleges and high schools are buying them for design classes. Dental labs are using them to shape crowns and bridges. Doctors print models from CT scans to help plan complex surgery. Architects are printing three-dimensional models of their designs. And the Army Corps of Engineers used the technology to build a topographical map of New Orleans to help plan reconstruction.
- Source: Beam It Down From the Web, Scotty
[ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/07/technology/07copy.html?_r=1&ref=technology&oref=slogin ], Saul Hansell, NYTimes, 07/05/07
The Winning Weapon? Rethinking Nuclear Weapons In Light Of Hiroshima, Int. Security
Excerpt: This article reexamines the widely held presumption that nuclear weapons played a decisive role in winning the war in the Pacific. Based on new research from Japanese, Soviet, and U.S. archives, it concludes that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, played virtually no role in this outcome. A comparison of the responses of high-level Japanese officials to the bombing and the Soviet invasion on August 9 makes clear that the Soviet intervention touched off a crisis, while the bombing of Hiroshima did not. The article examines the evidence that, to save face, Japanese leaders blamed the bomb (...).
- Source: The Winning Weapon? Rethinking Nuclear Weapons In Light Of Hiroshima
[ http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/isec.2007.31.4.162 ], W. Wilson - http://www.rethinkingnuclearweapons.org, DOI: 10.1162/isec.2007.31.4.162, International Security, Spring 2007, Online 2007/04/02
- Contributed by Pritha Das - prithadas01yahoo.com
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
Global Terrorist Threat Seen Undergoing Change, U.S. State Dept.
United States building "trusted networks" to counter terrorist challenge
The State Department released its Country Reports on Terrorism 2006 April 30 along with a statistical report from the National Counterterrorism Center.(...)
But despite these advances, the report found that 14,338 terrorist attacks targeted 74,543 civilians in 2006, resulting in 20,498 deaths, a 25 percent increase in attacks and a 40 percent increase in fatalities from 2005. More than half of these incidents in 2006 and two-thirds of related deaths occurred in Iraq and Afghanistan, Urbanic said, both considered by the United States to be "central fronts in the War on Terror."
- Source: Global Terrorist Threat Seen Undergoing Change
[ http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2007&m=April&x=20070430180640idybeekcm0.1351892 ], David McKeeby, U.S. State Dept. Press Release, 07/04/30
NATO's International Security Role In The Terrorist Era, Int. Security
Excerpt: What role does NATO play in combating terror? NATO's missions have expanded dramatically since the end of the Cold War, and most of the United States' closest allies are members of the alliance. Nevertheless, NATO plays, at best, a supportive role in U.S. efforts to combat terrorism. The alliance contributes to preventive and defensive missions to address the threat of terrorism, and its consequence management plans aim to respond to terrorist attacks and to mitigate their effects. But many of the essential activities of the fight against terrorism occur outside NATO, (...).
- Source: NATO's International Security Role In The Terrorist Era
[ http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/isec.2007.31.4.34 ], R. de Nevers, DOI: 10.1162/isec.2007.31.4.162, International Security, Spring 2007, Online 2007/04/02
- Contributed by Pritha Das - prithadas01yahoo.com
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- Liquid Center: Mercury Has A Molten Core, Radar Reveals, Ron Cowen, 07/05/05, Science News
- Kin Play Limited Role In Chimp Cooperation, 07/05/05, Science News, Male chimps collaborate in a variety of ways and, like people, often find partners outside of their immediate families for cooperative ventures.
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- Like Cures Like, 2007/05/04, Innovations-report
- Human Brain Breaks Down Events Into Smaller Units, 2007/05/04, ScienceDaily & Association for Psychological Science
- The Sound Of Proteins, 2007/05/05, ScienceDaily & BioMed Central
- Toward Carbon Governance: Challenges Across Scales In The United States, L. Dilling, May 2007, Online April 2007/04/18, Global Environmental Politics, DOI: 10.1162/glep.2007.7.2.28
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Potentials of Complexity Science for Business, Governments, and the Media 2006, Budapest, Hungary, 06/08/03-05
- 6th Intl Conf on Complex Systems (ICCS), Boston, MA, 06/06/25-30
Artificial Life X,
10th Intl Conf on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, Bloomington, IN, USA. 2006/06/03-07
6th Understanding Complex Systems Symposium, Urbana-Champaign, Il, 06/05/15-18
Ralph Abraham on Complexity Digest, , Calcutta, India, 05/12/27
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ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life,
Canterbury, Kent, UK 2005/09/5-9
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1st European Conference on Complex Systems, Torino, Italy, 04/12/5-7
From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
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UCS 2007 - Understanding Complex Systems, Urbana-Champaign, Ill, 07/05/14-17
Applied Neuroscience for Healthy Brains, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 07/05/17-20
Visualizing Network Dynamics Competition @ NetSci07, New York, 07/05/20-25
- 2nd Intl Conf on Built Environment Complexity - Embracing complexity thinking in built environments, Cape Town South Africa, 07/05/21-25
ECO 2007 Summit: Ecological Complexity and Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for 21st-Century Ecology, Beijing, China, 07/05/22-27
2007 IEEE/ICME Intl Conf on Complex Medical Engineering-CME2007, Beijing, China, 07/05/23-27
Analysis and Control of Complex Networks, Milan, Italy, 07/05/24-26
The 7th Intl Workshop on Meta-Synthesis and Complex Systems, Beijing, 07/05/27-30
2nd Intl Wkshp on Engineering Emergence in Decentralised Autonomic Systems EEDAS 2007, Jacksonville, Fl, 07/06/11-15
Beyond Genome 2007 ,
San Francisco, Ca, 07/06/20-22
SYMMETRY IN NONLINEAR MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, Kiev, Ukraine, 07/06/24-30
Symposium on Knowledge Domain Visualizations @ IV 2007, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 07/07/04-06
Summer School In Complexity Science, London, UK, 07/07/08-17
2007 Genetic And Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2007), London, UK, 07/07/07-11
22nd European Conference on Operational Research
EURO XXII, Prague, Czech Republic, 07/07/08-11
11th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, 07/07/08-11
Enhancing Learning Through Technology-- Emerging Technologies And Pedagogies , Hong Kong SAR, 07/07/09-10
SASO 2007 - First IEEE Intl Conf Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
, Boston, Mass., USA, 07/07/09-11
STATPHYS 23, the 23rd Intl Conf on Statistical Physics of the Intl Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), Genova, Italy, 07/07/09-13
IEEE Intl Conf on Development and Learning 2007,
Imperial College London, 07/07/11-13
2007 Unconventional Computing, Bristol, United Kingdom, 07/07/12-14
UK Social Network Conference, London, UK, 07/07/13-14
NKS 2007 Wolfram Science Conference,
Burlington, VT, 07/07/13-15
SMBI-07 - Statistical Mechanics and Biological Information - Satellite Conference of STATPHYS 2007, Torino, Italy, 07/07/16-18
Complex Change Webinar: Planning in the Midst of Chaos, 07/07/17
22nd Conf on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07) and 19th Conf on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-07), Vancouver, British Columbia, 07/07/22-26
Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences
17th Annual Intl Conf,
Orange, Ca, USA, 07/07/27-29
ICCM 2007 - 8th Intl Conf on Cognitive Modeling, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 07/07/27-29
ICS PIF Summer School 2007 - First French Complex Systems Summer School, Paris, 07/07/30-08/26
Natural Complexity: Data and Theory in Dialogue, Cambridge, UK, 07/08/13-17
Stochastic Resonance 2008, Perugia, Italy, 07/08/17-21
2nd Intl Summer School on Collective Intelligence and Evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 07/08/20-24
ECAL 2oo7 - 9th European Conference on Artificial Life
, Lisbon, Portugal, 07/09/10-14
3rd Edition of the Econophysics Colloquium, Ancona, 07/09/27-29
European Conference on Complex Systems 2007 (ECCS'07) , Dresden, Germany, 07/10/01-05
Processes Of Emergence Of Systems And Systemic Properties.
Towards A General Theory Of Emergence.
, Castel Ivano (Trento), 07/10/18-20
2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM Intl Joint Conf on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT'07), Silicon Valley, USA, 07/11/02-05
Theory In Cognitive Neuroscience,
Wildbad Kreuth (Bavaria), Germany, 07/11/04-07
7th Intl Conf on Epigenetic Robotics:
Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems
, Piscataway, NJ, 07/11/05-07
KSS 2007 - 8th Intl Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, 07/11/05-07
Australia New Zealand Systems Conference 2007
"Systemic development: Local solutions in a global environment", Auckland, New Zealand, 07/12/02-05
The 3rd Indian Intl Conf on Artificial Intelligence
(IICAI-07), Pune, INDIA, 07/12/17-19
Call for Papers - Course/Book Announcements
National Humanities Center Launches Humanities/Sciences Website, 07/04, As part of its ongoing "Autonomy, Singularity, Creativity: The Human & The Humanities" project (ASC), the National Humanities Center makes public a new website for the initiative which significantly expands the potential pool of humanists and scientists engaged in the exploration and examination of topics surrounding the question of human being.
- Call for Papers:
Special Issue of the Artificial Life journal on the Evolution of Complexity
- Chaos and Complexity
Resources for Students and Teachers, 06/03/01