International Scientific Journal of Methods and Models of Complexity

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

Published on Internet by SISWO

ISSN- 0928-3137




Editorial Introduction

Cor van Dijkum & Dorien DeTombe


The Group Development Process Seen Through the Lens of Complexity Theory

John Campbell, J. David Flynn, James Hay

University of Western Ontario, London, Canada


Reformation of Mobile Agents by Chaotic Itinerancy

Masao Kubo

Yoshiyuki Sasakabe

National Defense Academy, Kanagawa, Japan


Call for Papers


Art & Science

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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'.

The publication of the Journal will be four 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

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

-The Dutch Institute for Social Science Research (SISWO)

-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.

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


Prof.dr. Raymond Bisschoff, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Europe

Dr. Frans van Eijnatten, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Europe

Dr. Henry Etzkowitz, State University of New York, New York, USA

Dr. Olga Petkova, Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut, USA

Dr. J. Springael, University of Antwerpen, Belgium, Europe

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

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

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