International Scientific Journal of Methods and Models of Complexity

A Continuation of the Dutch Journal 'Tijdschrift voor Informatica en Modelbouw'

ISSN- 0928-3137




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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'.

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

All groups of the ‘Dutch Association of Researchers of Methodology of the Social Sciences’ (NOSMO)

-The Research Group 'Methodology of Complex Societal Problems'

of the 'European Federation of Operational Research Science'.

Chief Editors:

Dr. C van Dijkum, Department of Methodology and Statistics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Prof. Dr. D. J. DeTombe, Euro Chair Operational Research Group Complex Societal Problems, The Netherlands.

Articles can be send by post (three copies) and email (word  format) to:

Dr. C van Dijkum, Department of Methodology and Statistics, Heidelberglaan 2

PO Box 80.140, 3508 TC , Utrecht University, The Netherlands.


Prof. Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe
Founder and Chair International - , Euro - , West-Euro- & Dutch Operational Research Research Group Methodology of Societal Complexity
Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China
Chair International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity
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