Curriculum Vitae  Dorien DeTombe 


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
多莉恩德通教授 华人民共和国四川省成都市 一环南路一段24 四川大学
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, EuropeTel: +31 20 6927526




Prof. Dr Dorien DeTombe is the founder and chair of the field Methodology for Societal Complexity. She developed the Compram Methodology for political decision making on complex societal issues like sustainable development, terrorism, credit crisis, climate change and water affairs. The Compram Methodology is advised by the OECD to handle Global Safety.

She studied social science and computer science. Her doctorate is in Methodology for Societal Complexity. She spend her main carrier at Utrecht University and Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, and is since 2015 connected with Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China. She is a facilitator of many workshops on complexity.  She published many books , more than 150 articles. She gives lectures and workshops as Visiting Professor and Conferences all over the world. She organizes yearly conferences  and is editor of many journals. She is in the board of many research groups and established a world-wide research network on International Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity.

Main publication

DeTombe, Dorien (2015) Handling Societal Complexity. A Study of the Theory and the Methodology of Societal Complexity and the COMPRAM Methodology. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. ISBN /EAN  978-3-662-43916-6.


Research: COMPRAM


Visiting Professor 



Research Groups

Prof. Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe developed the  methodology   for handling complex policy problems.

She applied the methodology on subjects of: how to handle complex problems and policy problems on safety issues like floods, disasters, risks, HIV AIDS and on urban research, future planning, credit crisis, tsumani's and changes in organizations.

She published articles on Methodology of Complex Societal Problems & Issues

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Prof. Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe is chair of the

        International Society on Complex Societal Problems

Operational Research Euro Working Group Complex Societal Problems

Operational Research West-Euro Working Group Complex Societal Problems

Dutch NOSMO Research Group Working Complex Societal Problems

Conferences on Societal Problems organized by Prof. Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe starting from 1994-today

chair scientific conference program ICOAC


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