Structure and Goal of the Research Society  of Methodology of Societal Complexity

International Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity

Africa                         Asia         Australia                         Europe         North America             South America

North South             China India Indonesia Japan     EURO West             USA Canada                             Brasilia

Africa Africa                   Iran                                          WGMSC Europe

Belgium Germany Ireland Italy Netherlands Oekrain Rumania Slovenia Turkey





Prof. Dr. T. Nepal, of the Durban University of Technology (DUT)









Indian Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity  



Indonesian Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity  

Chair Board: Prof. Dr. Herman MawengkangUniversity of Sumatera Utara (USU), Jl.Bioteknologi no. 1
Medan 20155
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Chair Board: Dr. Amin Padash, Ph.D. of Environmental Planning (Health, Safety and Environment), Industrial Ecology/Environmental Management Certified Auditor,University of Tehran Environmental Company
No.16, Azin Alley. Qods St. East of Tehran University, Tehran-Iran,,  (+98) 21 6640 6597, Fax: (+98) 21 6640 6597,










National /Sub-national





Netherlands, The




Tukisch research group on Complex Societal Problems & Issues,


Prof. dr. Ali Gokmen, E-MAIL: Department of Chemistry, METU, Ankara, Turkey;

Prof. dr. inci Gokmen, E-mail Department of Chemistry, METU, Ankara, Turkey



Chair: Prof. Dr. Ludmilla Koshlai, Institute of Cybernetics, Kiev, Ukraine






Rumanian Research Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity  

Prof. Dr. Nicolae Bulz  Honorary Researcher – World Economy Institute / NERI/ Romanian Academy

Aleea Tripoli no.8, Bloc B6, et.1, ap1, s.1, Bucuresti, R-013626, Romania

Tel:  +4021-6675321 (Bucharest, Romania); e-mail:



Connected research groups:

         European Society of Operational Research


Dutch NOSMO Research Group on Simulation




        Chaos Theory


Goal of the Research Groups on Methodology of Societal Complexity


Handling complex societal problems needs a special approach. Handling societal problems in an interdisciplinary way has become a must for our society and a challenge for the human sciences. The problems society is confronted with are difficult to handle. There is a growing gap between the complexity of these problems and the human capacity to deal with them. There is a need for better methods and tools, more knowledge and imagination. Scientific knowledge is needed to survive amidst these problems.

Therefore methodology for complex societal problems has become a new field of scientific attention. Some of the scientific reasons for this special approach are that the problems are seldom defined, change during their development, many actors are involved often with a different view on the problem, with different interest and with different ‘solutions’ in mind. Societal reasons for this special approach is the importance of these problems for society, the impact they have on many people, and the large amount of money involved. Combining the effort of scientists who are working in this field is an inspiring serious challenge from the perspective of a number of disciplines. Combining existing knowledge and creating new insights with methods and tools for supporting complex societal problems is a challenge for scientists from different fields.

The goal of the Research Groups  on Methodology for Complex Societal Problems is to increase and to combine the available scientific knowledge regarding the handling of complex societal problems. Means to reach this goal are organizing workshops and conferences, publishing proceedings and books in which the discussion on this subject can take place.


All  Research Groups work closely together with each other and other groups that are scientifical near. The Euro research en West-Euro group research works close together with the Dutch Nosmo Research Group on Complex Societal Problems & Issues.


The number of members of  the research groups  is steadily growing. The members of the research groups come from different fields and are working at universities and research Institutes all over the world. There is a high degree of activity and interaction amongst the members of the group. By the reaction of the audience there is a feeling that this subject of the Operational Research field is winning more and more interest as it is in social sciences. There is also a growing interest from the side of policy makers who recognize that the problems they are confronted with are complex problems, which are not easy to solve, and which need an complex integral approach. The growing interest is needed, because the problems society is confronted with should be efficient and sustainable handled. Complex societal problems like in Europe the recent troubles in the agro-industry as the Mad-Cow disease and the Mouth and Foot disease, SARS, and the continue problems with in the area of transportation and large city problems. The worldwide problems in the area of healthcare like malaria and AIDS, and the water problems (too less, too much and not clean)


Books of Complex societal Problems & Issues &

Abstracts Books of conference presentations



Year reports research groups

Agenda's of Research Meetings


Become a member of the research groups?


 Methods of Complex Societal Problems & Issues: COMPRAM


Prof. Dr. Dorien J. 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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe Tel: +31 20 6927526  E-Mail:  W:
Voorzitter Nosmo Onderzoeksgroep Methodologie voor Complexe Maatschappelijke Problemen



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