EWG MSC, EURO working group on Methodology for Complex Societal Problems

NameEWG MSC, EURO working group on Methodology for Complex Societal Problems
Announcement E-Course on Methdology for Societal Complexity
www.complexitycourse.org

  • Interdisciplinary Courses on Methodology


  • Graduate and Post-Graduate program
  • Students:
  • Master students / Post Doctoral Students / Ph.D students in the field of Methodology, Sociology, Public Policy Making, Healthcare and Agriculture
  • also interesting for
    Policy Makers and Managers in the field of Healthcare, Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Global Safety


  • e-Course Complexity I
  • Methodology of Societal Complexity: The Compram Methodology and Simulation Models
  • Combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and tools
  • http://www.complexitycourse.org/ecoursecomplexityI.html
  • e-Course Complexity II
  • Methodology of Societal Complexity: The Compram Methodology and Non-linear Simulation Models
  • Societal complex problems and non-linear system dynamic modeling
  • http://www.complexitycourse.org/ecoursecomplexityII.html

  • e-Course Complexity III
    Methodology of Societal Complexity: The Compram Methodology and Chaos Theory
    Chaos theory and sustainable development and global safety
  • http://www.complexitycourse.org/ecoursecomplexityIII.html


  • e-Course Complexity IV
  • Methodology of Societal Complexity: The Compram Methodology and Facilitator and Group Decision Room
  • Handling group processes for policy problems
  • http://www.complexitycourse.org/ecoursecomplexityIV.html


  • The Compram methodology is advised by the OECD (July 2006) to handle complex societal issues: global safety. Report on the Workshop on Science and Technology for a Safer Society http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/29/2/37163745.pdf

  • E-Mail: detombe@nosmo.nl

  • info: www.complexitycourse.org



  • Websitehttp://www.complexitycourse.org/EuroMSC.html
    NewsletterFor latest news on the research group, see the website: agendas and year reports http://www.complexitycourse.org/EuroMSC.html
    Email:DeTombe@nosmo.nl


    Online newsletterhttp://www.complexitycourse.org/EuroMSC.html
    Board
    • Prof. Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe, (chair EWG) Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China
      Chair International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe Tel: +31 20 6927526 DeTombe@nosmo.nl
      http://www.doriendetombe.nl
      多莉恩·德通教授 中华人民共和国四川省成都市 一环南路一段24,四川大学 http://www.scu.edu.cn
    • Prof. Dr. Cor J. van Dijkum, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    • Prof. Dr. Cathal Brugha, University College, Ireland
    • Prof. Dr. Dick Duke, Michigan University, USA
    • Ass. Prof. Dr. Annette Hohenberger, Middle East Technical University, METU-ODTU, Faculty of Social Sciences Ankara, Turkey
    • Prof. Dr. Ludmila Koshlai, Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Department of Mathematical Cybernetics Kiev, Oekrain
    • Ass. Prof. Mr. Dr. Antoinette Muntjewerff, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, The Netherlands
    • Prof. Dr. Steve Taylor, University of Concordia, Canada
    • Prof. Dr. Marjan Vezjak, University of Ljubljana, Slovenian
    • Honorary Coordinator
    • Prof. dr. Gerhard -Wilhelm Weber METU-ODTU – Ankara, Turkey


  • EWG Methodology on Complex Societal Problems works in cooperation with

  • OR and Ethics
    Erik Kropat: erik.kropat@unibw.de (chair)
  • Board:
    Cathal Brugha - cathal.brugha@ucd.ie
    Dorien DeTombe - DeTombe@nosmo.nl
    Giorgio Gallo - gallo@di.unipi.it
    Haavard Koppang - haavard.koppang@bi.no
    Pierre Kunsch - pkunsch@vub.ac.be
    Cristóbal Miralles - cmiralles@omp.upv.es (past chair)
    Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber - gweber@metu.edu.tr
    Fred Wenstøp (past chair)- fred.wenstop@bi.no


  • OR and Development
    Dr. Honora Smith (Chair)
    Prof. Dr. Elise A. del Rosario Philippines vice -chair
    Prof. Leroy White (past chair)



  • EUROPT
    Prof. Dr. Marco A. Lopez-Cerda (Chair),
    Prof. Dr. Kaisa Miettinen (Vice Chair, Chair Elect),
    Prof. Dr. G.-W. Weber (Past Chair),
    Prof. Dr. Mirjam Duer,
    Prof. Dr. Leonidas Sakalauskas
    Prof. Dr. Domingos Cardoso.

  • Coordinator Dorien DeTombe
    detombe@nosmo.nl
    Founder and Chair Euro Working Group
    Methodology of Societal Complexity
    Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China
    多莉恩·德通教授
    Amsterdam Europe
    Netherlands
    Phone: +31 20 6927526
    Url: http://www.doriendetombe.nl
    Purpose and historyWhat are complex societal problems?

    Complex societal problems deal with, for example, those in Europe concerning the recent difficulties in the farming industry with animal disease, and those in the area of transportation. Worldwide problems include in the area of healthcare, such as Malaria and HIV/AIDS, flu-pandemic and the Water problems (too less, too much and not clean) and economy, credit crisis, sustainable development, terrorism and triple disasters like in Japan 2011(earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster).

    Complex societal problems are unstructured, dynamic and constantly changing. Also, they have a great impact on society on macro, meso as well as on micro level. Sometimes they are local problems; mostly they are regional or even worldwide problems.

    Complex societal problems can be found in all countries of the world. It is often uncertain what impact the problem has on society, what the goals and interests of the stakeholders are, and what will be the outcome of the problem. There are no easy, simple answers for these problems. Solutions, if there are any, can only be found with great effort and are often only temporary solutions. Handling complex societal problems needs a special approach. An interdisciplinary approach for tackling these has become essential for our society, and a challenge for the human sciences.

    Complex societal problems are interdisciplinary: they include aspects that are subject of study in several scientific disciplines. Handling such problems involves knowledge, power and emotion. The content knowledge comes from content experts, a doctor, or hospital manager or a player in this field. The process knowledge comes from facilitators. These are scientists or practitioners working in this field of complex societal problems. These scientists and practitioners have backgrounds in different scientific disciplines, and use methods derived from their original field combined with methods specially created for the field of handling societal problems. Methods and insights that are used derive from the fields of medicine, law, economics, societal sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, technology, engineering sciences, chaos theory, and operational research.


    Connecting Research Groups on Methodology on Complex Societal Problems

    International Society on Methodology for Handling Complex Societal Problems & Issues, chair Prof. Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe, (chair EWG) Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China
    Chair International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe Tel: +31 20 6927526 DeTombe@nosmo.nl http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe.html 多莉恩·德通教授 中华人民共和国四川省成都市 一环南路一段24,四川大学
    http://www.scu.edu.cn


    Continents
    Africa


    South-Africa

    South-African Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity
    Prof. dr. T. Nepal, of the Durban University of Technology (DUT)
    nepal@dut.ac.za

    Asia

    Iran
    The Iran Research Society on Societal Complexity is a part of the Asian Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity, which is a part of the International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity, which includes the Operational Research Euro Working Group of Methodology of Societal Complexity

    Board of the Iran Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity:
    Chair: Ahmad Shabanifard (PhD), CGU/my e-university chancellor, Board member of ICOAC, Chancellor of International Centre of Higher Education - Australia, Ingels vag 27, Falun, Sweden, (Iran) +98 912 103 88 58, ahmad.cgu@gmail.com, WWW.myeu.se, WWW. myeu.ir

    Europe

    Euro Operational Research Research Group on Handling Complex Societal Problems & Issues, chair Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe
    see Euro Working Group Complex Societal Probelms & Issues

    North-America

    North-American Research Group on Complex Societal Problems & Issues, co-chair Dr. D. Petkov Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, USA petkovd@easternct.edu, and co-chair Dr. Olga Petkova Central Connecticut State University, New Britain CT 06050, USA, petkovao@ccsu.edu


    National/Regional

    Ireland

    Irish research group Decision Modelling, Management & Philosophy chair Dr. C. Brugha, University College Dublin, Ireland

    Netherlands

    Dutch NOSMO Research Group on Methodology for Handling Complex Societal Problems & Issues, chair Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe, Greenhill & Waterfront Foundation, The Netherlands

    Slovenia

    Slovenia special research group Methodology for Complex Societal Problems of the Slovenia Institute of Climate Change (SEM), chair Dr. Timi Ecimovic, Komenda, Slovenia

    Turkey

    Tukisch Research Society on Complex Societal Problems & Issues,
    co-chair Dr. Ali Gokmen, Department of Chemistry, METU, Ankara, Turkey; E-MAIL: agokmen@metu.edu.tr
    co-chair Dr. inci Gokmen, Department of Chemistry, METU, Ankara
    E-mail : igokmen@metu.edu.tr


    Ukrain

    Ukrain Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity
    Prof. Dr. Ludmilla Koshlai, Institute of Cybernetics, Kiev, Ukraine
    E-mail: koshlai@ukr.net

    West Europe

    West-Euro Operational Research Research Group on Handling Complex Societal Problems & Issues, chair Prof. Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe

    Connected research groups:

    Dutch NOSMO Research Group on Simulation

    Socio-Cybernetics

    Chaos Theory


    MembersThe Euro Working Group Complex Societal Problems is an interdisciplinary research group, and has more than 900 members coming from many disciplines.

    Members of the Euro Working Group Societal Complexity







    Past activitiesall the activities of the EWG Methdology for Societal Complexity the regular updated website
    www.doriendetombe.nl
  • conferences
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombeconferences.html



  • agendas
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombeagendas.html




  • Agenda 2016
    Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    International Research Society on
    Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC) and the Euro working group (MSc)



    2016
     
    USA May 2016
     9 May 2016 Workshop The George Washington University USA invited by Stuart A. Umpleby, Professor Department of Management,
    The George Washington University
    11 May meeting 2016 workshop Columbia University New York USA invited by Prof. Dr Tak Utsumi
    12 May meeting Prof. dr. Fisher The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict & Complexity (AC4)
    The Earth Institute invited by Prof. Dr Tak Utsumi

    June7th International conference of
    International Center of Academic Communication ICOAC , Sweden
     
    July 2016   3-7 Poland Poznan  
    28th European Conference on Operational Research Poznań, Poland Poznan University of Technology http://www.euro2016.poznan.pl
    Call paper Euro 28 Poznan on  Methodology of Societal Complexity
    Stream Methodology of Societal Complexity
    Methodology of Societal Complexity and Economy
    Methodology of Societal Complexity and Sustainable Development
    Methodology of Societal Complexity and Healthcare
    Methodology of Societal Complexity and Terrorism
     
    Book of Abstract Methodology of Societal Complexity Volume 33 Poznan 2016

    stream OR and Ethics (Brugha, DeTombe, Kropat, Weber)

    Book of Abstract OR and Ethics Volum 32 Poznan 2016
     
    Associated partner event:
    “State of the Art and Future Development ” in cooperation with
    EURO MSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / OR and Ethics”
    Sunday, 3 July 2016 3-5 pm
     
    Book of Abstract Volume 31 State of the Art Poznan 2016
    September
    8th International conference of International Center of Academic Communication (ICOAC)
     International Conference on Economics & Management Islamic Azad University, Sirjan, Iran
    October
    Unesco meeting on Education and Social Science Tehran, Iran
     
    October  University of Amsterdam
    Dutch research meeting on  Methodology of Societal Complexity & Nosmo Vluchtelingen een complex probleem
    Organised by
    · Dutch NOSMO Research Group on Methodology of Societal Complexity
    · Dutch NOSMO Research Group on Simulation
    · International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity    
    · Operational Research Euro Research Group on Methodology of Societal Complexity  EWG Methodology for complex societal problems
    · Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China

      
    November  
    4th International conference on Systems Analysis, Financial Federal University, Moscow , Russia
    December
    International conference of Women and Urban life, Tehran, Iran  
     
    September 2016 - February 2017
    Dutch: cursus Interdisciplinaire Masterclass Methodologie Maatschappelijke Complexiteit Universiteit van Amsterdam Andragologie
    English Course Interdisciplinary Masterclass Methodology Societal Complexity   
    Amsterdam University Andragology
      
     
    September 2016 - February 2017
     
    Dutch: cursus Interdisciplinaire Masterclass Methodologie Maatschappelijke Complexiteit Universiteit van Amsterdam Andragologie



  • Agenda 2015

    Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    International Research Society on
    Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC) and the Euro working group (MSc)



    March 2015 workshop Methodology of Societal Complexity Amsterdam

    27th Euro Conference Glasgow UK 12-15 July 2015
    The International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity and the EURO Working Group on Methodology of Societal Complexity organizes the Stream “Methodology of Societal Complexity” with the following Sessions:

    Session I: “Societal Complexity and Economy”
    Session II: “Societal Complexity and Sustainable Development”
    Session III: “Societal Complexity and Healthcare”
    Session IV: “Societal Complexity and Internet Privacy”

    The stream “Methodology of Societal Complexity” is a part of the Main Area
    Area OR in Health, Life Sciences & Sports(contributed)

    Associated partner event:
    “State of the Art and next Questions” in cooperation with
    EURO MSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / OR and Ethics”

    Sunday morning, 12 July 2015
    Book of Abstracts Volume 30 State of the Art Glasgow 2015

    September 2015 Workshop on MSC in East Connecticut University USA

    October 2015 workshop Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China


  • Agenda 2014

    Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    International Research Society on
    Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC)
    IFORS Barcelona, Spain, 13-18 July 2014 Call for Invited Abstracts
    Stream “Methodology of Societal Complexity”
    Book of Abstracts Volume 28 Barcelona 2014
    20TH IFORS CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
    http://www.ifors2014.org/

    Session I: “Societal Complexity and Economy”
    Session II: “Societal Complexity and Sustainable Development”
    Session III: “Societal Complexity and Healthcare”
    Session IV: “Societal Complexity and Internet Privacy”

    The stream “Methodology of Societal Complexity” is a part of the Main Area
    16. OR in Health & Life Sciences (contributed)

    Associated partner event:
    “State of the Art and next Questions” in cooperation with
    EURO MSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / OR and Ethics”
    Sunday morning, 13 July 2014
    Book of Abstracts Volume 29 State of the Art Barcelona 2014


  • Agenda 2013
    Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    International Research Society on
    Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC)

    Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    International Research Society on
    Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC)

    26th European conference on Operational Research (EURO XXVI) Rome Italy July 1-4 2013 http://euro2013.org/

    stream Methodology of Societal Complexity (EUROMCS)
    Main Stream 10 Health, life sciences & bioinformatics on
    Societal Complexity & Global Safety, Sustainable Development and Healthcare
    Book of Abstracts volume 26 of the 26th European Conference on Operational Research Rome 2013
    Euro Working Group Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC)
    Volume 26
    Dorien DeTombe (Editor)
    Satellite events :
    Satellite Workshop of The State of The Art on problem handling and decision making
    Sunday 30 June 2013 from 10 am till 1 pm Rome Italy
    Round Table Discussion
    Operational Research EUROMSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / Ethics and OR
    by invitation only
    DeTombestateoftheartcallparticirome2013.pdf

    Book of Abstracts Volume 27 State of the Art Rome 2014

    Saturday 29 June 2012 Workshop OR and Development

    October 2013
    Mini-EURO-Conference on Decision Support in Economics; Critical and Collaborative Applications
    Conference Venue: Karl Franzens University of Graz, in Graz, Austria 17th to 19th of October, 2013

    DeTombeGrazcall1forpaperoct2013.pdf



  • Agenda 2012
    Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    International Research Society on
    Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC)



    EURO Conference 8-11 July 2012 www.euro-2012.lt

    DeTombevilniuseuro2012.pdf
    stream Methodology of Societal Complexity (EUROMCS

    themes: Societal Complexity & Global Safety, Sustainable Development, Healthcare and Financial Risks
    Satellite events :
    Saturday July Workshop OR and Development
    Sunday July Workshop State of the Art Societal Complexity


  • Agenda 2011
    Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    International Research Society on
    Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC)


    2011



    April 14 2011

    Conference

    Complexity, Uncertainty and Ethics

    Faculty of TPM, Delft University of Technology

    Delft, The Netherlands, Europe

    PreliminaryConferenceSchedule14042011version4.pdf

    organized by the

    Benelux Chapter of the SD Society and the EURO Working Group on Ethics and Operational Research.



    July 25-27, 2011

    Third International Conference on Nonlinear Dynamics and Synchronization (INDS’11)

    Sixteenth International Symposium on Theoretical Electrical Engineering (ISTET’11)

    University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Southern Austria (Carinthia), Europe.


    • To the members of the International and Euro working group of International Research Society on Societal Complexity and Euro WG on Methodology of Societal Complexity

      Date: Amsterdam September 2011
      Subject:
      Death of Prof. dr. Elmar Stuhler , member of the board of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity and the head of the German Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity

      Death of Prof. Dr Gary Boyd head of the Canadian Research Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity and member of the board of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity

      Dear members of the board,
      It is my sad duty to announce that two members of our International board of Research Society on Societal Complexity Prof. dr. Elmar Stuhler , head of the German Research Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity and member of the board of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity and Prof. Dr Gary Boyd head of the Canadian Research Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity and member of the board of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity died in March/April 2011.
      With the deaths of Prof. dr Elmar Stuhler , head of the German Research Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity and member of the board of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity and Prof. Dr Gary Boyd head of the Canadian Research Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity and member of the board of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity, we lose two very active members of our research society. Both Elmar and Gary supported, each in their own way, with their own knowledge, enthusiasm and energy our research society during many years. Their deaths are a lost for our community which hardly can be replaced.
      However most of all, apart from the scientific lost, we suffer of the lost of two very good friends in our society. I personally was very lucky to have those two esteemed colleagues as very good personal friends with whom I spend many nice hours and had very interesting discussions on all subjects of live. Elmar Stuhler and Gary Boyd we will miss dearly.
      Dorien DeTombe
      Please find enclosed the two in memoriams for the two diseased which will be placed on the website of the EURO EWG Methodology of Societal Complexity

    • In memoriam Prof. Dr Elmar A. Stuhler

      Prof. Dr. Elmar A. Stuhler
      Technological University of Munich
      Hochackerstra?e 07
      D-85356 Freising Germany
      Chair of the Wacra-Europe on case studies
      Member of the board of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity
      Head of the German Society of Methodology on Societal Complexity
      We are sad announce the death of our beloved friend and well esteemed colleague Prof. Dr Elmar A. Stuhler. Prof. Dr Elmar Stuhler died at the age of 75 in March 2011 after fighting a terrible disease.
      Prof. Dr Elmar A. Stuhler was a founding father and dedicated researcher on Case Study Methods. He yearly organized, often together with his colleagues in the area of South Germany, Austria and Suisse, conferences on Case Study Research, which articles he published in the series of Research on Cases and Theories , Micheál Ó Súilleabhain, Elmar A. Stuhler and Dorien J. DeTombe (Eds), publisher Hampp Verlag.
      Prof. Dr Elmar A. Stuhler was a member of the board of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity and the head of the German Society of Methodology on Societal Complexity. From the beginning of the field of Methodology of Societal Complexity Prof. Dr Elmar A. Stuhler was an active cooperator and stimulator of the field. Prof. Dr Elmar A. Stuhler organized together with Dorien DeTombe the first conference on Methodology of Societal Complexity in Delft University of Technology in 1994. The articles of this conference were published in a series of books on Research on Cases and Theories with the editors Micheál Ó Súilleabhain, Elmar A. Stuhler and Dorien J. DeTombe, publisher Hampp Verlag. Prof. dr. Elmar A. Stuhler was the great initiator and stimulator of the publication of these books of which he published 13 volumes.
      Prof. Dr A Stuhler was extremely devoted to his field of Agriculture and Case studies to which he dedicated all his life. He was one of the first researchers on the issue of sustainable development in agriculture. Prof. Dr A. Stuhler was not only on the theoretical site active also in practice. He owned himself a large area near Augsburg South Germany on which he breaded cows and several kind of crops in a natural sustainable way. Every week he inspected these activities himself.
      Prof. Dr. Elmar A. Stuhler dedicated all his time to his research and his colleagues. Prof. Dr. Elmar A. Stuhler was very generous to his colleagues who always could find a place to stay for many days in his lovely home in Freising invited by him and his wife Marlies.
      Prof. Dr. Elmar A. Stuhler was a very dear friend of mine. We met 25 years ago at a conference in East Germany. We were in frequent contact and had the opportunity to visit each other often. We organized several conferences together in The Netherlands and in Germany.
      In Elmar Stuhler we miss a very dedicated researcher, stimulator and initiator of the field of Case Studies and warm support of the field of Methodology of Societal Complexity. But most of all we lose a dear dear friend in Elmar. He cannot be replaced. We wish his dear wife Marlies and all his colleagues the power to live with this loss.
      Dear Elmar we are very thankful that we had you as a friend and colleague.
      Dorien DeTombe Chair International Research Society on Methodology Societal Complexity

    • In memoriam Prof. Dr Gary Boyd


      Professor Dr. Gary Boyd
      Department of Education
      Educational Technology Program)
      Concordia University, Canada




      We are sad announce the death of our beloved friend and well esteemed colleague Prof. Dr. Gary Boyd head of the Canadian Research Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity and member of the board of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity
      Prof. Dr. Gary Boyd was a very beloved professor and encouraged many students and researchers .He also encouraged the Canadian Research Society of the Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity.
      *Gary was born in Toronto during the great depression. During World War II he attended Crescent School in East York, where his father was Assistant Head Master. His mother Anne Farmer Boyd was a painter, sculptor and art teacher. Gary was imbedded in an intellectual family. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Carleton University in Ottawa, completed his master’s degree at the University of Saskatchewan, and finished his PhD in geophysics at the University of British Columbia in 1968. He joined the department of education at Sir George Williams University in Montreal and was one of the founders of the Educational Technology Program. After Sir George Williams University became Concordia University, Gary continued to serve the university and the Educational Technology program in a variety of roles until he died at the age of 76. Dr Boyd was a mentor and teacher to many graduates of the university.
      Gary’s research included many fields and interesting topics such as aesthetics, emergent levels of cybersystemic systems and modelling, learning and evaluation, team learning, and computer-based educational games. Like many researchers in the field of societal complexity, Gary explicitly focussed on increasing the quality of life. The overall orientation of his research was to support the development of a much more potent and inclusive educational system in order to enable world-wide eco-cultural symviability. This requires that we do not destroy all the good possibilities for generations to come. We must hope that educational technology can be used to change human nature sufficiently so that our grandchildren's prospects will be better than those of the one-third of today's' children who are existing in abject misery. Gary was essentially interested in everything, but his hobbies included photography, and railroading.*
      Gary Boyd was an excellent very well known researcher. We will miss his stimulating, enthusiastic, and always kind remarks that encouraged us to continue beyond the apparent boundaries of our own research. Most of all Gary Boyd was a very good friend, and a kind person. We are glad that we have had the opportunity to have Gary Boyd as a chair of our Canadian Research Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity.
      Dr. Steve Taylor (member of the Canadian Research Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity wrote: “I am just thinking of him as one of the most influential teachers that I have ever had. I will miss him greatly, but am very grateful for having known him.”
      Dorien DeTombe
      Chair of the International Research Society of Methodology of Societal Complexity.
      *text* is of Gary’s home page


    • Agenda 2010
      Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
      International Research Society on
      Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC)


      EURO Conference Lisbon Portugal July 11-14 2010
      Stream Methodology of Societal Complexity (EUROMCS)
      themes: Societal Complexity & Global Safety, Sustainable Development, Healthcare and Financial Risks
      Satellite events :
      Saturday July 10th 2010 Lisbon Workshop OR and Development
      Sunday July 11th Lisbon Workshop State of the Art Societal Complexity


      Munich September 1-3 2010
      Europt
      Stream Methodology of Societal Complexity

    • in memoriam

      Death of Prof. Dr. Mikhail Mikhalevich 1956-2009
      Prof. Dr. Mikhail Mikhalevich
      Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade,
      Department of Systems Analysis
      Kiev, Ukraine
      Chair of Ukraine Research Society on Societal Complexity
      Member of the International Research Society on Societal Complexity

      We are deeply shocked by the sudden death of our beloved friend and well esteemed colleague Prof. Dr. Mikhail Mikhalevich. Prof. Dr. Mikhail Mikhalevich died at the age of 53 last December due to an accident in his home town Kiev in Ukraine.
      For more than ten years Prof. Dr. Mikhail Mikhalevich was an active member of our International Research Society on Societal Complexity. Together with his wife Prof. dr. Ludmilla Koshila he was chair of the Ukraine Research Society on Societal Complexity.
      In his field of Systems Analysis he dared to take the challenges of entering new ways in research. Together with his wife Prof. dr. Ludmilla Koshila Prof. Dr. Mikhail Mikhalevich combined the knowledge of fuzzy set theory, hierarchy analysis and cybernetics with that of the methodology of Societal Complexity, specific the Compram methodology, to find new scientific approaches for handling real life problems, such as that of effects of the Tsjernobyl disaster to make strategic decisions concerning the periphery of suburban area.
      Prof. Dr. Mikhail Mikhalevich was outstanding as a researcher and with his death science lost one of its pioneer in science. He was a very enthusiastic researcher dedicating his life to science.
      Mikhail was an frequent contributor of the Euro conferences, every year attending the Euro conferences with his wife and scientific partner Ludmilla. We have very good memories of his lectures and his contribution to the discussion.
      He became a warm and good friend of all of us. Talking with us during lunches, dinners, and at parties and meetings of our research group. We had a good time together.
      Mikhail is taken from us in the middle of his scientific life. We are convinced that we speak on behalf of all who knew him that we will miss not only a good scientist but an interesting, warm and good friend.
      We wish his wife Prof dr. Ludmilla Koshila all the strength and courage to go on.
      Prof dr. Ludmilla Koshila indicated that she continues the scientific chairs she and her husband had in the Ukraine, so she will continue the chair of the Ukraine Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity. Although these chairs will be in good hands with her, she will be lonesome performing these tasks.
      Ludmilla, we wish you all the courage to go on living without your dear husband, scientific partner and friend Mikhail.
      Our only comfort is that in Ludmilla the memory of Mikhail will stay alive. Our thoughts go to Ludmilla whom we wish all the courage to continue a life without her beloved husband.
      Mikhail we will miss you.

      Dorien DeTombe
      Chair International Research Society on Societal Complexity
      Tel: 31 20 6927526 DeTombe@nosmo.nl


    • Agenda 2009 EWG Methodology of Societal Complexity

    • Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    • EWG Methodology of Societal Complexity



      Methodology day NOSMO
      February 2009
      time :10 am - 5 pm
      location :
      costs : conference fee 35 euro
      deadline : abstract 15th January 2009
    • general information www.nosmo.nl

    • EURO Conference Bonn
      July 2009
      stream Methodology of Societal Complexity
    • sessions: Societal Complexity & Global Safety, Sustainable Development, Healthcare
      satelite event:
      State of the Art Workshop Societal Complexity 2009
      July 11th 10 am - 2 pm
      on the 23 European Conference on Operational Research
      organized by
      Prof. dr. Dorien DeTombe
      Prof. dr. Cathal Brugha
      Prof. dr. Gerhard–Wilhelm Weber
      Prof. dr. Fred Wenstop



    • Euro-Mini conference
    • Vilnius Litouwen
    • September 2009
    • mainstream Methodology of Societal Complexity
    • themes: Societal Complexity & Global Safety, Sustainable Development, Healthcare



      Agenda of 2008 EWG Methodology of Complex Societal Problems & Issues

      Research agenda conferences and meetings of the International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity

    • Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    • EWG Methodology of Societal Complexity


    • Methodology day NOSMO
    • June 6, 2008
    • time : 10 am - 5.30 pm
    • location : Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
    • costs : conference fee 35 Euro
    • deadline : abstract May 15 2008
    • info: complex societal problems nosmo dag
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombenosmo2008.html
    • general information www.nosmo.nl


      Interdisciplinary Workshop Societal Complexity
      METU, Ankara, Turkey
      Prof. dr G. Weber & Dr D. DeTombe
      May 5-16 2008
    • http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombemetu08workshopweber.html


      7th International Conference on Social Science Methodology
    • Campus di Monte Sant’Angelo Naples, Italy, Europe
      RC332008 Societal Complexity
      September 1-5, 2008 Naples, Italy, Europe
      themes: Societal Complexity & Global Safety, Sustainable Development, Healthcare
    • for general information http://www.rc332008.unina.it/

    • Book of abstacts of participants of Methodology of Societal Complexity
      Global Safety & Sustainable Development & Healthcare Naples volume 17
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombeMemoliRC3332008societalcomplexity.html


    • Report on Methodology of Societal Complexity of the RC33 in Naples Italy Europe in 2008
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/DeTombereportrc332008.html



      Agenda of 2007 EWG Methodology of Complex Societal Problems & Issues

      Research agenda conferences and meetings of the International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity

    • March 2007 Methodology day NOSMO
      date : 9 March 2007
      time :09.30
      location : University of Utrecht The Netherlands, Europe
      costs : conference fee
      deadline : abstract 15th February 2007
      url : http://www.siswo.uva.nl/netwerken/netwerkgroepen/nosmo.htm
      our info: complex societal problems nosmo dag
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombenosmo2007.html
    • special guest Art and Science: (Dutch) photographer Diederik Meijer: subject: Katrina disaster New Orleans 2005/2006
      Website NOSMO http://www.nosmo.nl

    • July 8-11 2007

      The 22nd European Conference on Operational Research, EURO XXII, Prague, 2007, Czech Republic, Europe, July 8-11 2007
      general info http://euro2007.vse.cz
    • Euro Working Group on Methodology of Societal Complexity 2007
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombeeuroprague2007.html
    • OR-Developemnt workshop in cooperation with Europt
      Prof. dr. G.Weber



      announcement: Professor Dr. Ken C. Bowen, R.I.P. March 2007

      On behalf of the Euro Operation Research Society, the Management Science Society of Ireland, and the International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity we are very sad to announce that Prof. Dr Ken Bowen past away last Friday 16th March 2007 aged 87. He died suddenly after going into his house from where he was working with his wife Barbara in his garden in his lovely home in Guilford.
      Prof. Dr Ken Bowen was a good and enthusiastic scientist. He is an example for all of us of how a real scientist should be: good and thorough research on his own and in cooperation with others, stimulating new comers and youngsters in the field, open to new ideas, yet critical where needed and always giving positive and supporting good ideas. He was always willing to reflect different points of view and communicating carefully. Many young and new coming scientists benefited from his supportive comments and broad knowledge. Bringing people together from quite different fields was only one of his strengths. Being in the field of Operational Research for so many years he was acquainted with many of us, had a good overview of what was going on and became a good friend of many of us. Prof. Dr Ken Bowen worked until the last day of his long life on science.

      Working in science for so many years Prof. Dr Ken Bowen became a well-known and very respected scientist in the field, whose knowledge greatly exceeded the boundaries of his own field.
      Having finished his dissertation after a life long career in the English Navy, having seen much of the world, he dedicated the last 25 years of his life to science, emphasizing that complex societal problems can be better handled in a scientific and practical way, instead of starting a war over it. In this regard one of his last publications is very interesting to read see: Volume 8 Global Safety and Terrorism http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombeMMvolmue8terrorism.html

      For us Ken Bowen was an example of a great scientist. He started as a mathematician and, over the years, gravitated towards broader areas to do with problem-formulation, conflict resolution, strategy and decision structures. We had the opportunity to work close together with him and are grateful to have getting this chance. He supported our work again and again and we enjoyed his enthusiastic discussions with us. We are sure this can be said by many of us. We will miss Ken, as a scientist, but most of all as a human being, a good friend, a good companion. We know that being able to do science on such an old age, and being able to go to conferences and support youngsters gave Ken a lot of pleasure. Ken and his lovely wife Barbara were also very hospital and invited many of us in their wonderful home in the top of the hill in Guilford, were we enjoyed many discussions on science, gardening, raising children, politics, ceremonies and poetry while listening to lovely music and visiting museums.

      Ken Bowen was a great man, a great personality, and an independent thinker.
      We like to give our sincere condolences to his lovely wife Barbara, their children and grandchildren who have lost a husband, father and grandfather.

      Dear Ken, thanks that we had to change to know you. We will miss you and Barbara at our conferences. We will not forget you and stay in contact with Barbara.

      Contact addresses
      Barbara Bowen, 37 Mountside, JU2 4JD Guilford, Surrey UK, 0044 (0) 1 483 575 490

      Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, United Kingdom, Tel 44 (0)1784 443101, Fax 44 (0)1784 430766, from where he had only recently finally retired.

      Dorien DeTombe and Cathal Brugha

      Dr. Dorien DeTombe (MSc.Ph.D.) Chair International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity
      P.O. Box. 3286, NL-1001 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
      Tel: 31 20 6927526 detombe@nosmo.nl
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe

      Prof. Cathal Brugha
      President, Management Science Society of Ireland http://mis.ucd.ie/mssi/
      Former General Editor, ITOR http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/itor
      Director, Centre for Management Science and Systems, http://mis.ucd.ie/CMSS
      School of Business, University College Dublin,
      Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel. 353-1-716-4708 (& Voicemail)
      http://mis.ucd.ie/Members/cbrugha
      http://mis.ucd.ie/CMSS
      http://mis.ucd.ie/mssi/


      Agenda of 2006

      Agenda 2006 International Research Society Societal Complexity

      Research agenda conferences and meetings of the International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombeagenda2006.html

    • January 26 2006
      Nosmo workshop University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
      Nosmo research group Methodologie van Complexe Maatschappelijke Problemen
      Dr Dorien DeTombe
      (the Dutch Department of the International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity)
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detomberesearchgroupsall.html
      in cooperation with
      Nosmo research group Simulation dr. Cor van Dijkum
      http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/cvd.htm
      Nosmo research group Cybernetica en Chaos Theory dr Frans van Einatten
      http://www.chaosforum.com/nieuws/CVfve2005.pdf

    • March 16 2006
      Nosmo workshop University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
      Nosmo research group Methodologie van Complexe Maatschappelijke Problemen
      Dr Dorien DeTombe
      (the Dutch Department of the International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity)
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detomberesearchgroupsall.html
      in cooperation with Nosmo research group Simulation dr. Cor van Dijkum
      http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/cvd.htm
      Nosmo research group Cybernetica en Chaos Theory dr Frans van Einatten
      http://www.chaosforum.com/nieuws/CVfve2005.pdf

    • April 17-22 2006
      Middel East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey
      Prof. Dr. G. Weber, Prof. Dr A. Gökmen, Prof. Dr I. Gökmen and Dr. D. DeTombe
      Research meeting on Coastal Regions and Balaban Valley Project
      Tobias Univeristy Ankara Turkey, Healthcare Conference

    • July 2 - 5 2006
      EURO XXI in Iceland 21st European Conference on Operational Research, Reykjavek, Iceland , Europe
      our info: Complex Societal Issues Iceland
      final program of iceland research group societal complexity
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombeeuroiceland2006.html

      the booklet of the presentations of the conference Iceland 2006
      http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detomberc33aidscompelxityvol152006.html

    • July 23-29 2006

      XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South-Africa, Africa
      Research Committee on Logic and Methodology RC33
      our info: Complex Societal Issues Durban
      http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/congress2006/message.htm
      http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/congress2006/rc/rc33_durban.htm
      booklet of presentations of durban conference session rc33: 'aids, societal complexity and siumulation' DeTombe 2006


    • July 23-29 2006, Durban, South-Africa, Africa

      Meeting and lectures of Societal Complexity and Information Techology at the Durban Univeristy of Technology, Prof. Dr. T. Nepal and Dr. D. DeTombe

      Creating the Africa Research Society of Societal Complexity (chair Prof. Dr. T. Nepal) and South-Afica Research Society of Societal Complexity (chair Prof. Dr. T. Nepal) as a Department of the International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity


    • September 28-30 2006, Vilnius, Lituania, Europe
      CIGSUD Conference on Sustainable Development

    • November 1-15 2006, USA, North-America
      State University of New York, Univeristy of Stony Brook
      Dr. D. DeTombe Lectures on Global Safety


    • November 27- December 6 2006, Rome, Italy, Europe
      University of Rome' la Sapienza'
      Prof Dr Rosanna Memoli, Dr. D. DeTombe
      Subject: Global safety: sustainable development




      Agenda 2005
      Agenda 2005 complex societal problems & issues

      Research agenda conferences and meetings of the International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity*

      Main subject: Tsunami Asia

      March * 2005 : Turkey
      Location : Istanbul
      Location : Ankara
      Costs :
      Subject : Tsunami ; Turkish complex issues

      May * 2005 14.00-17.00 NOSMO Simulation & Complex Societal Problems
      Location : University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Europe
      Subject : gaming (AI/games)and tsunami
      Costs :
      url : http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe see conferences
      http://www.siswo.uva.nl/netwerken/netwerkgroepen/nosmo.htm

      June 27-1st July 2005ISAGA 2005 (intern. Conference on Simulation and
      Gaming)
      Location : Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA USA
      isaga05@mgt.gatech.edu
      Costs : conference fee
      Deadline : abstract 15th January 2005
      url : ISAGA05.gatech.edu

      November 17-23 2005 Japan, Decision Support Asian
      Location : Japan
      Costs : conference fee
      Deadline :
      url :

      November 25th 2005 10.00-17.00 Methodology NOSMO
      Location : Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
      Costs : conference fee
      Deadline : abstract 15th October 2005
      url : http://www.siswo.uva.nl/netwerken/netwerkgroepen/nosmo.htm






      Agenda of 2004
      Agenda 2004: Complex societal problems & issues

      June 4 Friday 2004 14.00-17.00 NOSMO Simulation & Complex Societal Problems
      Location: University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Europe
      Costs: free
      url: http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe see conferences
      http://www.siswo.uva.nl/netwerken/netwerkgroepen/nosmo.htm

      August 17-20 2004 RC33 the Sixth International Conference on Social
      Science Methodology
      Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
      Costs: conference fee
      Deadline: abstract 15th March
      url: http://www.siswo.uva.nl/rc33

      November 12th 2004 10.00-17.00 Methodology NOSMO
      Location: The Netherlands, Europe
      Costs: conference fee
      Deadline: abstract 15th October 2004
      url: http://www.siswo.uva.nl/netwerken/netwerkgroepen/nosmo.htm

      November 18th 2004 14.00-20.00
      Workshop Complex Societal Problems & Issues
      Location: State University of Connecticut, USA
      Contact: Dr D. Petkov,Associate Professor in MIS,
      Eastern Connecticut State University, USA
      petkovd@easternct.edu



      November 20-23 2004, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference
      DSI 2004, Boston; Mini-Track: Complex Societal Problems
      Location: Boston, USA
      Costs: conference fee
      Deadline: Refereed Papers: April 1, 2004
      Abstracts and Proposals: May 1, 2004
      url: http://www.ccsu.edu/business/faculty/petkovao/PersInfo/CALL DSI2004Boston.htm
      http://www.ccsu.edu/business/faculty/petkovao/PersInfo/CallsIndex.htm

      General DSI 2004: http://www.decisionsciences.org/ see annual meeting Boston
      Contact also: Dr. D. Petkov,Associate Professor in MIS,
      Eastern Connecticut State University, USA
      petkovd@easternct.edu
      see also: minitrack DSI 2004 Boston


      Agenda of 2003


      The incidental theme of 2003 is a comparison of models of CPB and Nyfer, a continuation of the discussion of November 2002.

      • 18 March 2003 Amsterdam, Comparison of the models of CPB and Nyfer
        Continuation of the discussion of 15 November 2002 of the CPB models
        Introduction Dr. Dorien DeTombe
        Prof. Dr. Frank den Butter (VU) comparison of the models of CPB and Nyfer
        Discussion
        Location: Grote zaal SISWO, Plantage Muidergracht 4, 1018 TV Amsterdam
        (Center of Amsterdam, tram 9) tel. 31 20 527 06 50; fax 31 20 622 94 30
        email:moot@siswo.uva.nl; http://www.siswo.uva.nl


      • 5-7 May 2003 Luxembourg HCP 2003
        14th Mini Euro conference organized by Prof. Dr. R. Bisschoff
        http://www.cu.lu/hcp2003/
        A conference fee applies here.
        16.00-18.00 Monday 5th May Complex Systems
        16.00-18.00 Tuesday 6th May EWG Complex Societal Problems


      • 6-10 July 2003 Turkey, Istanbul Euro/Informs 2003
        "New opportunities for operations research"
        See: http://www.istanbul2003.org/main.html
        A conference fee applies here.
        Special stream on Complex Societal Problems & Ethics


      • 21 November 2003 Amsterdam Methodology Research
        Conference of Dutch Methodologists at the Free university in Amsterdam
        http://www.siswo.uva.nl/netwerken/netwerken/netwerkgroepen/nosmo.htm
        Fee about 30 euro.
        Please send abstracts to DeTombe before 15th of October 2003.
        Information: SISWO, tel. 31 20 527 06 50; fax 31 20 622 94 30
        Email: moot@siswo.uva.nl; http://www.siswo.uva.nl


      • New group:
        The North American Research on Complex Societal Problems & Issues


        The North American Research on Complex Societal Problems & Issues is a part of the International Research Group of Complex Societal Problems & Issues, which includes the Operational Research Euro Working Group of Complex Societal Problems & Issues


        Board of the North American Research on Complex Societal Problems & Issues:

        Dr. D. Petkov (Co-Chair) Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, USA petkovd@easternct.edu
        Dr Olga Petkova (Co-Chair ) Central Connecticut State University, New Britain CT 06050, USA, petkovao@ccsu.edu

        Dr. Henry Etzkowitz, State university of New York, New York, NY, USA
        Dr . Dorien DeTombe, Greenhill & Waterfront Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe


        Research Goals of the Research Group Handling Complex Societal Problems & Issues:

        1. Multi-disciplinary theoretical research on combining existing methods for handling of all phases of the problem handling process of complex societal problems & issues
        2. Creating new methods and tools to support complex societal problems & issues
        3. Testing methods and tools to support complex societal problems & issues
        4. Using existing methods and tools to support real life complex societal problems & issues
        5. Handling real life problems in order to improve the methodological knowledge


        Conferences:
        November 18th 2004 14.00-20.00
        Workshop Complex Societal Problems & Issues
        Location: State University of Connecticut, USA
        Contact: Dr D. Petkov,Associate Professor in MIS,
        Eastern Connecticut State University, USA
        petkovd@easternct.edu

        November 20-23 2004, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference
        DSI 2004, Boston; Mini-Track: Complex Societal Problems
        Location: Boston, USA
        Costs: conference fee
        Deadline: Refereed Papers: April 1, 2004
        Abstracts and Proposals: May 1, 2004
        url: http://www.ccsu.edu/business/faculty/petkovao/PersInfo/CALL DSI2004Boston.htm

        http://www.ccsu.edu/business/faculty/petkovao/PersInfo/CallsIndex.htm

        general DSI 2004: http://www.decisionsciences.org/ see annual meeting Boston
        contact also: Dr. D. Petkov,Associate Professor in MIS,
        Eastern Connecticut State University
        petkovd@easternct.edu
        see also: minitrack DSI 2004 Boston



      Agenda 2002
      In the year 2002, the Euro Working Group on Complex Societal Problems organized six international meetings. All meetings were organized together with the Dutch NOSMO research group on Complex Societal Problems and the West-Euro group on Complex Societal Problems. These meetings took place in Amsterdam (3 times), Maastricht (The Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium) and Edinburgh, UK. At the meetings, individual research was discussed by presenting papers, and cooperation of the members of the research group was discussed, which resulted in an international and methodological comparison on the subject of "The Complexity of Large Cities". The Brussels meeting was organized in cooperation with the Mini Euro conference of Prof. dr. Jean Pierre Brans, and the meeting in Edinburgh was organized within the IFORS conference. A special booklet was published with the abstracts of the lectures on the topic of Complex Societal Problems in Edinbrugh (see below).

      Agenda 2002 WEST-Euro Working Group Complex Societal Problems & Dutch Nosmo research group Complex Societal Problems

      The main theme of research is 2002 is a continuation of the research started in 2001. The theme is "How to handle the complex problems in large cities". In this research, the focus is on the interaction of different aspects, such as economic, urban planning, education, and healthcare to one large problem. Three subgroups of the West-Euro research group are focussing with different methods on three different cities: Brussels, Adaptive Control Methodology (Brans); Maastricht Integrative City Planning (ICIS); and Amsterdam Compram method (DeTombe) in a comparison of methods.


      • 8 February 2002 meeting Amsterdam SISWO lectures:
        - Prof. Dr. Henk Becker: Social Impact Assessment
        - Dr. Lex Brans Municipal of Amsterdam, director large cities Policy Amsterdam
        - Discussion research topic Complexity of problems large cities: Amsterdam

      • 5 April 2002 Special meeting on the 12th MINI Euro Brussels together with the Group Ethics (Brans & Pruyt) Location Brussels BELGIUM. jpbrans@vub.ac.be http://www.DSS.Brussels-2002.vub.ac.be,
        - Presentation of the interview results of the problems of the large city Amsterdam
        - Discussion on the data analyzing and next step in the research program by DeTombe
        - Lecture of Dr. Erik Pruyt on Ethics in decision making
        - Discussion and reports of conferences

      • 8-12 July Edinburgh, UK IFORS 2002, www.ifors2002.org
        special stream on Complex Societal Problems, 14 presentations ( see booklet below)

      • 20 September Maastricht ICIS
        Presentation of Dr. J. Grosskurth on simulation models
        - discussion on the use of simulation models for complex societal problems

      • 8 November 2002 Methodology day SISWO Amsterdam (Dutch)
        (in Dutch) Models of predicting the future: considering the predictions
        of the Dutch Central Plan Bureau
        -Dr. Henk Don, director Central Plan Bureau "Prediction for policy making"
        - Prof. Dr. Elmer Sterken, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
        "The workhorses of the Economy"

      • 13 December 2002 Amsterdam SISWO
        Dr.Henri Etkovitz, New York State University, Sociology
        "Triple Helix: interaction between University, Business and Society"
        Dr. L Leydesdorff, University of Amsterdam "Chaos theory and Self-organization"

  • Future activitiesall the activities of the EWG Methdology for Societal Complexity the regular updated website
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/EuroMSC.html see Agenda's and conferences


    see publications:http://www.complexitycourse.org/mscpublication.html


    Agenda 2017




  • Agenda 2017
    Research agenda conferences and meetings of the
    International Research Society on
    Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC) and the Euro working group (MSc)



    2017

    January 9th International conference of ICOAC, Warsaw, Poland

    May 10th International conference of ICOAC, Rasht Iran

    September 11 - 14, 2017 Taipei, Taiwan Asia
    1st RC33Regional Conference on Social Science Methodology
    September 2017 - February 2018
    Dutch: cursus Interdisciplinaire Masterclass Methodologie
    Maatschappelijke Complexiteit Universiteit van Amsterdam Andragologie
    English: Course Interdisciplinary Masterclass Methodology
    Societal Complexity Amsterdam University Andragology






  • Publications

  • Book Handling Societal Complexity Dorien DeTombe, Springer Verlag 2015
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/DeTombeHandlingSocietalComplexity.pdf

    reviews: http://ifors.org/newsletter/ifors-news-dec2015.pdf




  • International Scientific Journal of Methods and Models of Complexity
    ISJ M&MC


    An Interdisciplinary Journal for Research of Complexity
    Published on Internet by SISWO, University of Amsterdam
    Published on Internet by SISWO
    http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/isj
    ISSN- 0928-3137

    The Journal deals with the question how complex real-life problems can be analyzed and handled with scientific methods and models. Because such problems most of the time cannot be handled by one discipline, the journal is interdisciplinary. Contributions may come from the social and natural sciences that practice interdisciplinary research of complex problems. In the past articles are published with topics as "Policy making for complex problems", "Participative Model building in Healthcare", "Complex System Theory for Analysis of Locomotion", "Non Linear Models for Economy", "From Information to Communication", "Logistic Modeling for Complex Situations", "Computer Simulation of Chaos and Order", "Evaluation of Future Predictions".

    The publication of the International Scientific Journal of Methods and Models of Complexity will be two times a year. Two referees will review submitted articles, and on their advice the editors will decide about the publication. From time to time a special edition on a theme will be published.


    This journal is supported by:

    The Dutch research Group on Simulation*
    The Dutch research group on Methodology for Complex Societal Problems*
    The Dutch research group on Socio-Cybernetics*
    The Dutch Institute for Social Science Research (SISWO)
    The International, European & North America Research Society of Methodology Societal Complexity and the EWG of Methodology Societal Complexity the "European Federation of Operational Research Science"(EURO).

    Chief Editors:
    Prof. Dr. Cor van Dijkum, Department of Methodology and Statistics,Utrecht University, Utrecht The Netherlands, Europe, E-Mail: c.j.vandijkum@nosmo.nl

    Prof. Dr. Dorien DeTombe, Chair International Operational Research Group Complex Societal Issues, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe, E-Mail:DeTombe@nosmo.nl http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe.html

    Editors:
    Prof. Dr.Raymond Bisdorff, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Europe E-Mail: bisdorff@cu.lu
    Dr. Frans van Eijnatten, University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Europe, E-mail: F.M.v.Eijnatten@tm.tue.nl, http://www.chaosforum.com
    Prof. Dr. Henry Etzkowitz, Purchase, State University of New York, New York, USA, h.etzko@googlemail.com
    Prof. Dr. Olga Petkova, Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut, USA, E-mail: petkovao@ccsu.edu
    Prof. Dr Johan Springeal, University of Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, E-mail: jspringa@zeus.ruca.ua.ac.be

    Articles can be sent by E-mail (MS Word or pdf format) to:
    Prof. Dr. C van Dijkum, Department of Methodology and Statistics, PO Box 80.140, 3508 TC, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Europe
    E-Mail: c.j.vandijkum@nosmo.nl
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombemm.html

    The Journal deals with the question how complex real life problems can be analyzed and handled with scientific methods and models. Because such problems most of the time cannot be handled by one discipline, the journal is interdisciplinary. Contributions may come from the social and natural sciences that practice interdisciplinary research of complex problems.

    *All groups of the "Dutch Association of Researchers of Methodology of the Social Sciences" (NOSMO)




    Volume 33 2016

  • DeTombe, Dorien (Editor) (2016) Book of Abstracts of the 28th Euro Conference of Operational Research Poznan 2016 Euro Working Group Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC) Volume 33  Greenhill & Waterfront, Dorien J. DeTombe Europe, The Netherlands, Amsterdam; UK, Guilford; North-America, Canada, Montreal: Greenhill & Waterfront, greenhillwaterfront@hotmail.com ISBN/EAN 978-90-77171-52-3 Book of Abstract Methodology of Societal Complexity Volume 33 Poznan 2016

    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombepublic.html

    Volume 32 2016


  • Brugha, Cathal, Dorien DeTombe, Erik Kropat, Pierre Kunsck and Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber (Eds.) (2016) Book of Abstracts OR and Ethics 28th EURO Conference Operational Research Poznan 2016 Operational Research EURO MSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / Ethics and OR Volume 32 Europe, The Netherlands, Amsterdam; UK, Guilford; North-America, Canada, Montreal: Greenhill & Waterfront, ISBN /EAN 978-90-77171-51-6 Book of Absract OR and Ethics Volum 32 Poznan 2016

    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombepublic.html

    Volume 31 2016

  • DeTombe, Dorien Cathal Brugha, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber (Eds.) (2016) Book of Abstracts State of the Art Workshop of the 28th EURO Conference Operational Research Poznan 2016 Operational Research EURO MSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / Ethics and OR Volume 31 Europe, The Netherlands, Amsterdam; UK, Guilford; North-America, Canada, Montreal: Greenhill & Waterfront, ISBN /EAN 978-90-77171-50-9 Book of Abstract Volume 31 State of the Art Poznan 2016

    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombepublic.html

    Volume 30 2015

  • http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombepublic.html

    Volume 12 2014
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombeMMvolmu12compram2014.html

  • Editorial Introduction Volume 12 on explaining and demonstrating the Compram Methodology
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/DeTombeMM2014Editorial12VolCompram.pdf

  • War time rape as a complex societal problem handled by the Compram methodology Dorien DeTombe
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombemmwartimerape2014.pdf

  • Sustainable energy as a complex societal problem using the Compram Methodology
    Dorien DeTombe and Cor van Dijkum
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombemmdijkumenergy2014
    Volume 9 2007
  • Editorial Introduction to Chaos Theory and Legal Problem Solving
    Dorien DeTombe & Cor van Dijkum
    http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombeMMvolmue9chaoslegal.html

  • The Emergence of Art Systems; Cycles of Change in Art Styles
    J. David Flynn, Sociology , James Hay, Chemical Engineering & Madeline Lennon, Visual Arts University of Western Ontario, Canada, North-America
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe/DeTombemenmflynn2007.html

  • An Instructional Environment for Learning to Construct a Legal Case Description
    Antoinette Muntjewerff & Dorien DeTombe
    Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Europe
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe/mm08muntjewerffesee.html


    VOLUME 8 2006
  • Editorial Introduction to Global Safety and Terrorism
    Dorien DeTombe & Cor van Dijkum
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe/detombemmintroglobalsafety.html

  • National Identity and the Role of the "Other" in Existential Conflicts: The Israeli-Palestinian Case1
    Herbert C. Kelman, Harvard University, USA
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe/kelman.pdf

  • Total Defence
    Ken Bowen , Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
    Cor van Dijkum, Dorien DeTombe Editing
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe/bowen.pdf

  • Conflict Decision Processes: With Illustrations from Ireland
    Cathal M. Brugha, School of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe/brugha.pdf



    VOLUME 7 2004
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe/detombevol7menm2004.html

  • Editorial Introduction
    Cor van Dijkum & Dorien DeTombe
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe/detombevol7intromenm2004.html


  • What Feeds Global Terror and What May Eradicate It in the Long Term?
    M. Mustafa Erdogdu Marmara University, Turkey
    http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombemenmvol7erdogduabstract.html


  • Balaban Valley Project: Improving the Quality of Life in Rural Area in Turkey
    Ali Gökmen1,3, Sinan Kayalgil2, Gerhard-W. Weber3, Inci Gökmen1, Mehmet Ecevit4, Akn Sürmeli , Taylan Bali6, Yldz Ecevit4, Haluk Gökmen, Dorien J. DeTombe8
    1 Department of Chemistry, 2 Department of Industrial Engineering, 3Institute of Applied Mathematics, 4 Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University
    6 Ankara University, Political Sciences Faculty
    8Chair Operational Research Euro Working Group Complex Societal Problems
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe/detombevol7menmbalabanabstract.html

  • Trailer of video Balaban Valley Anna Abee 2004
    mms://haanstra-wm.ic.uva.nl/direct/09848FBE-9FEF-F128-A4A4-FC6ABA8ECAA2_/balaban2minuut2007.01.wmv

  • Fuzzy Modelling for Coordination Logistic in Emergencies
    Wei Yi & Linet Özdamar & Ak Teknik Makina San. Ve Tic. As
    http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombevol7menm04FuzzyAbstractozdamar.html


    VOLUME 6 2003

    "Editorial Introduction" Cor van Dijkum & Dorien DeTombe
    http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/isj/intro.htm

    "The Group Development Process Seen Through the Lens of Complexity Theory"
    John Campbell, J. David Flynn, James Hay University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    abstract http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/isj/flynabstract.htm
    full text http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/isj/pdflyn.pdf

    Reformation of Mobile Agents by Chaotic Itinerancy Masao Kubo, Yoshiyuki Sasakabe
    National Defense Academy, Kanagawa, Japan
    abstract http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/isj/kuboabstract.htm
    full text http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/isj/kubo.pdf

    Art & Science, A Video Stream Strukturen Anna Abee, Dutch cineast
    http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/isj/art.htm

    see the video
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    Call for Papers
    http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/isj/call.htm

    The Journal deals with the question how complex real life problems can be analyzed and handled with scientific methods and models. Because such problems most of the time cannot be handled by one discipline, the journal is interdisciplinary.Contributions may come from the social and natural sciences that practice interdisciplinary research of complex problems.


    VOLUME 5 June 2002
    http://www.geocities.com/doriendetombe/detombemmcjune2002.html
    http://www.fss.uu.nl/ms/cvd/isj

  • Special on Chaos Theory


    The June 2002 issue of the ‘International Scientific Journal of Methods and Models of Complexity’ is a special issue on Chaos Theory, more specific Chaos Theory applied to the Social Sciences. Although introduced already in the early nineties in the Social Sciences (Dijkum, van & DeTombe, 1992), the ideas of Chaos Theory have been scarcely applied up to now. Right from the start the ideas of Chaos Theory were creatively applied to all kinds of situations. Some scientists applied thoroughly thought over concepts to real life problems, some scientist and practitioners applied it as free creative ideas, which might bring up new views towards real life problems. The way Chaos Theory is applied in the Social Sciences still shows that the ideas of Chaos Theory are not yet clearly crystallized in this field. Chaos Theory still functions in the Social Sciences as a container theory from which each scientist can use the ideas and concepts that suits her or him. This is shown by the fact that the different words point to the same concepts and the same words point to different concepts. Practitioners tend to popularize the ideas of the Chaos Theory in a way often not approved by theoretical scientist.
    Interdisciplinary integration of ideas and theories has been shown to be a fruitful way of extending the knowledge of a discipline. Modelling Complexity, including the complexity of real life problems, is difficult and need all effort and help that science can offer. Not only by applying the disciplinary knowledge but also by applying interdisciplinary knowledge (DeTombe, Dorien J. & Cor van Dijkum, 1996; DeTombe, 2001).
    The latter providing a good extension of now-a days scientific knowledge, however, only if applied in the right way.

    Using the ideas of Chaos Theory applied to the Social Sciences in handling real life complex problems is a fruitful way in trying to extend the knowledge of the world. Using theoretical ideas from another field of science can be very fruitful and functions as an eye opener. It really can bring disciplinary knowledge a step further. However, this should be done carefully taken into consideration all the consequences of the use of the theory, avoiding misconceptions and confusion. In this way the application of the ideas of the Chaos Theory to the Social Sciences is still in its infancy.

    In this special issue on Chaos Theory we publish three articles of scientists each with a different use of the ideas of Chaos Theory applied to real life problems.

    Dr. Jorgen A. Jensen of the Danish University of Education, Denmark, and dr. Ole E. Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, described in their article ‘Types of problem solving activity in a complex environment: Steps towards modeling by a cuspcatastrophe’ a thorough scientific research in which they use concepts of Chaos Theory for training students in Denmark with a simulation model for entrepreneur tasks. The students learn these complex tasks in a dynamic task environment. Jensen & Rasmussen use the concept of catastrophe theory, which describes bifurcation systems not yet moved into chaos. The focus of the article is on testing the simulation model for training.

    Dr. Tomas Backström of the National Institute for Working Life and Dr Peter Ladan of Ericsson Telecom AB, both of Stockholm, Sweden extend in their theoretical article ‘Knowledge Matrix – a transformative organization’ the knowledge of applying the ideas of Chaos Theory to an other discipline in a scientific responsible way by discussing the question under which circumstances an organization can be an transformative organization. Based on the idea that complex adaptive systems prove that complex behavior is only possible at the edge of chaos, Backström & Ladan say that a organization can be a transformative organization when it is on the edge of chaos. However to be a fruitful transformation the organization must meet at least three conditions: first equilibrium between organization memory and the dynamical creative behavior of the members, second most members should go in the same direction and third managers should give room to these processes.
    Backström & Ladan interviewed middle-managers of the organization studied in order to see whether this particular organization meet the conditions of a transformative organization. The organization studied not meet the conditions of a transformative organization.

    Dr. Frans M. van Eijnaten & drs. Maarten C. van Galen both of the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, have a creative view on Chaos Theory in their article: ‘The Dolphin Attractor. Dialogue for Emergent New order in a Dutch Manufacturing Firm’. They apply in an artistic way the ideas of Chaos Theory on management strategy. They describe in their article the results of workshops applying the ideas of Chaos Theory on the strategy of a Dutch manufacturing firm. In their article Eijnatten & Van Galen use metaphors of fishes. The strategy of the Carp: avoiding and compromising. The strategy of the Shark: win again any costs. The strategy of the Dolphin, win-win strategy. Eijnatten & Van Galen argue in favor of a win-win strategy calling this the Dolphin approach.

    The editors of the Journal ISJ M&MC thank the reviewers for their advice to improve the articles.




    Books of Abstracts of Conferences on Theory and Methodology of Societal Complexity
    2015

    DeTombe, Dorien (Ed.) (2015) Book of Abstracts Volume 30 of the 27th Euro Conference of Operational Research Glasgow 2015 Euro Working Group Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC) Greenhill & Waterfront: The Netherlands, Amsterdam; UK, Guilford; North-America, Canada, Montreal: Greenhill & Waterfront, ISBN/EAN 978-90-77171-49-3 Nur 916

    2014


    DeTombe, Dorien, Cathal Brugha, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber & Fred Wenstøp (Eds.) (2014) Book of Abstracts of State of the Art Workshop Barcelona 2014. EUROMSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / Ethics and OR, Volume 29. Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North-America: Montreal, Canada ISBN /EAN 978-90-77171-48-6

    DeTombe, D.J. (Ed.) (2014d) Book of Abstracts of the 10th IFORS Conference of Operational Research Barcelona 2014, Euro Working Group Methodology of Societal Complexity (MSC), Volume 28, Europe, The Netherlands, Amsterdam; UK, Guilford; North-America, Canada, Montreal: Greenhill & Waterfront. ISBN /EAN 978-90-77171-47-9.

    2013

    DeTombe, Dorien, Cathal Brugha, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber & Fred Wenstøp (Eds.) (2013) Book of Abstracts of State of the Art Workshop Rome 2013.EURO MSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / Ethics and OR. Volume 27. Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North-America: Montreal, Canada ISBN /EAN 978-90-77 171-42-4

    DeTombe, D.J. (Ed.) (2013d) Book of Abstracts of the 26th European Conference on Operational Research Rome 2013, Euro Working Group Methodology of Societal Complexity, Volume 26, Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North America: Montreal, Canada. ISBN /EAN 978-90-77171-41-7.






    EUROMSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / Ethics and OR
    Volume 22
    Dorien DeTombe, Cathal Brugha, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, Fred Wenstøp (Eds.)
    Publisher: Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North-America: Montreal, Canada
    greenhillwaterfront@hotmail.com
    ISBN /EAN 978-90-77171-34-9
    Version 001, 16 pages, July 2010
    Nur 916
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombepublic.html


    Book of abstracts of the 24th European Conference on Operational Research
    Lisbon 2010
    Euro Working Group Methodology of Societal Complexity
    Volume 21
    Dorien DeTombe (Ed.)
    Greenhill & Waterfront, Dorien J. DeTombe
    Publisher: Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North-America: Montreal, Canada
    greenhillwaterfront@hotmail.com
    ISBN /EAN 978-90-77171-33-2
    Version 001, 36 pages, July 2010
    Nur 916
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombepublic.html


    DeTombe, Dorien & Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber (Editors)
    State of the Art Workshop Societal Complexity 2009
    EURO XXIII Conference Bonn Germany Europe
    23 European Conference on Operational Research
    Volume 20
    Publisher: Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North-America: Montreal, Canada
    greenhillwaterfront@hotmail.com
    ISBN /EAN 9789077171301
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombebonn2009stateoftheartworkcomplexityabstracts.html

    Complex Societal Problems, Sustainable Living and Development”
    IAM, METU, Ankara, May 13-16, 2008
    Volume 19
    Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber & Dorien DeTombe
    Greenhill & Waterfront, Dorien J. DeTombe
    Publisher: Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North-America: Montreal, Canada
    Contact us: greenhillwaterfront@hotmail.com
    ISBN/EAN 978-90-77171-29-5
    Version 001, 14 pages, May 2008
    Nur 916
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombebookabstract19turkey2008SustLiviDevel.htm



    DeTombe, Dorien Complex Societal Issues: Global Safety & Sustainable Development & Healthcare 2
    EURO XXIII Conference Bonn Germany Europe
    23 European Conference on Operational Research
    Volume 18 Publisher: Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North-America: Montreal, Canada
    greenhillwaterfront@hotmail.com
    ISBN /EAN 978-90-77171-28-8
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombebookabstract18bonn2009.html


    DeTombe, Dorien Complex Societal Issues: Global Safety & Sustainable Development & Healthcare 2
    EURO XXIII Conference Bonn Germany Europe
    23 European Conference on Operational Research
    Volume 18 Publisher: Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North-America: Montreal, Canada
    greenhillwaterfront@hotmail.com
    ISBN /EAN 978-90-77171-28-8

    DeTombe, Dorien & Rosanna Memoli (2008) Methodology of Societal Complexity: Global Safety & Sustainable Development & Healthcare
    Volume 17 Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Guilford, UK , North-America : Montreal, Canada : Greenhill & Waterfront, ISBN 978-90-77171-22-6, Version 001, 10 pages, May 2008 , Nur 916, Language English (Book of abstracts of the participants RC33 Naples 2008, Methodology of Societal Complexity)
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombeMemoliRC3332008societalcomplexity.html

    DeTombe, Dorien (2007) Methodology of Societal Complexity:Global Safety & Sustainable Development & Healthcare Methodology of Complex Societal Issues Volume 16 Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Guilford, UK , North-America : Montreal, Canada : Greenhill & Waterfront, ISBN 978-90-77171-21-9, Version 001, 24 pages, May 2007, Nugi 661, 652, 654 , Language English (Book of abstracts of the participants Euro XXII Prague 2007, Methodology of Societal Complexity)
  • http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombebookpraagabstraceuroxxii2007.html

    DeTombe, Dorien (2006) Aids, societal complexity and siumulation.booklet of presentations of Durban conference session RC33 Volume 15. Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Guilford , UK , North-America : Montreal , Canada : Greenhill & Waterfront, ISBN 978-90-77171-20-2 , Version 001, 18 pages, March 2006 , Nugi 661, 652, 654 , Language English
  • http://www.complexitycourse.org/detomberc33aidscompelxityvol152006.html

    DeTombe, Dorien (2006) Complex Societal Issues: Global Safety & Sustainable Development , EURO XXI in Iceland July 2-5, 2006 21st European Conference on Operational Research.Volume 14. Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Guilford , UK , North-America : Montreal , Canada : Greenhill & Waterfront, ISBN 90-771-71-19, Version 001, 19 pages, March 2006, Nugi 661, 652, 654, Language English
  • http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombeicelandbookglobalsafety.html

    Van Dijkum, Cor, Dorien DeTombe, Gerhard van der Bunt, Han Oud (Eds.) (2005) Methodologendag 25 November 2005 (Abstracts) Social-Scientific Research Amsterdam, Siswo www.siswo.nl, 59 pages

    Van Dijkum, Cor, Henk Kleijer, Dorien DeTombe, Gerhard van der Bunt (Eds.) (2003) Methodologendag 21 November 2003 (Abstracts) "State of the Art & Science" of the Social-Scientific Research Amsterdam, Siswo www.siswo.nl, 40 pages

    DeTombe, Dorien (Ed.) (2003) Complex Societal Problems,Volume 12 ( Book of Abstracts) EURO/INFORMS, Istanbul,Turkey 2003, Amsterdam : Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Guilford, UK , America: Montreal, Canada ISBN 90-771-71-05- NUGI 661, 652, 659, 852 14 pages
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombebookofurkey2003.html

    DeTombe, Dorien (Ed.) (2002) Complexity as a Challenge, Book of Abstracts, IFORS 2002 , Edinburgh, UK, Volume 11 Amsterdam : Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK , America: Montreal, Canada ISBN 90-77171-03-7 NUGI 661, 652, 659, 852
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombebookofedin2002.html

    DeTombe, Dorien J. (2001) (Ed.) Handling Complex Societal Problems. Book of Abstracts, Volume 10. Pp.18, EUROSIM2001. Delft: Delft University of Technology. ISBN 90-5638-081-8
    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombeboab10delft2001.html

    DeTombe, Dorien J. (2001) (Ed.). Complexity as a Challenge Book of Abstracts, Volume 9. EURO 2001. Pp.38. Delft: Delft University of Technology. ISBN 90-5638-080-X

    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombebaeuro2001rotbook9.html

    DeTombe, Dorien J. (2000) (Ed.) 5th International Conference on Social Science Methodology. RC33 Methodology for Handling Complex Societal Problems. Book of Abstracts, Volume 8. Pp.18 .Delft: Delft University of Technology. ISBN 90-5638-0516
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    DeTombe, Dorien J. (2000) (Ed.) E U R O XVII, E U R O 2000 Methodology for Handling Complex Societal Problems. Book of Abstracts, Volume 7. Euro Working Group 21. Pp.31, .Delft: Delft University of Technology. ISBN 90-5638-0524

    http://www.complexitycourse.org/detombebook7abstrifors2000.html

    DeTombe, Dorien J. (1999) IFORS’99. Methodology For Analyzing Complex Societal Problems,Euro Working Group 2, Operational Research Societies, Book of Abstracts, Volume 6. Pp.18 .Delft: Delft University of Technology. ISBN90-5638-039-7
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    DeTombe, D.J. (Ed.) (1996) Ifors ‘96, The International Federation of Operational Research Societies, July, 1996 Vancouver, Canada. Special Session Methods and Tools for Analyzing Complex Societal Policy Problems. Volume 1 Delft: Delft University of Technology
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    Publications on the topic of Complex Societal Problems & Issues

    • DeTombe, Dorien J. & Cor van Dijkum (Eds.) 1996. Analyzing Societal Problems. A Methodological Approach. Mering: Rainer Hampp Verlag, 300 pp. ISBN: 3-87988-189-8


    • Stuhler, E. & D.J. DeTombe (Eds.) 1999. Volume 5, Cognitive Psychological Issues and Environment Policy Application, Research on Cases and Theories. Munchen/Mering: Hampp Verlag, ISBN: 3-87988-355-6


    • DeTombe, D.J. & Stuhler, E. (Eds.) 1999. Volume 6, Complex Problem Solving; Methodological Support for Societal Policy Making, Research on Cases and Theories. Munchen/Mering: Hampp Verlag, ISBN:3-87988-356-4.


    • Dijkum van, Cor, Dorien DeTombe, & Etzel van Kuijck (Eds.) 1999. Validation of simulation models. Amsterdam: Siswo, ISBN: 90-676-152-2.


    • DeTombe, Dorien J. (Guest Editor) 2001. Handling Complex Societal Problems, European Journal of Operation Research; Vol. 128-2, pp.227-458, 16 January 2001, Elsevier, North-Holland, Amsterdam.


    • DeTombe, Dorien J. (Ed.) 2001. Complexity as a Challenge Book of Abstracts, Volume 9. EURO 2001. Pp.38. Delft: Delft University of Technology. ISBN 90-5638-080-X.


    • DeTombe, Dorien J. (Ed.) 2001. Handling Complex Societal Problems. Book of Abstracts, Volume 10. Pp.18, EUROSIM2001. Delft: Delft University of Technology. ISBN 90-5638-081-8.


    • DeTombe, Dorien J. (Ed.) 2002. Complexity as a Challenge Book of Abstracts, IFORS 2002 , Edinburgh, UK, Volume 11; Amsterdam : Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guildford, UK, America: Montreal, Canada ISBN 90-77171-03-7, NUGI 661, 652, 659, 852,


    • DeTombe, Dorien (Ed.) (2003) Complex Societal Problems,Volume 12 ( Book of Abstracts) EURO/INFORMS, Istanbul,Turkey 2003, Amsterdam : Greenhill & Waterfront, Europe: Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Guilford, UK , America: Montreal, Canada ISBN 90-771-71-05- NUGI 661, 652, 659, 852 14 pages

    • DeTombe, Dorien (2003) Handling Complex Societal Problems (Applied on the Aids/HIV Problem) In Henk Becker and Frank Vanclay International Handbook of Social Impact Assessment Conceptual and Methodological Advances Edward Elgar Publishers 2003 ISBN 1 84064 935 6

    • see for more publications of EWG Methdology for Societal Complexity the regular updated website http://www.complexitycourse.org/doriendetombe.html

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