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

 What Feeds Global Terror and What May Eradicate It in the Long Term?

M. Mustafa Erdogdu

Marmara University

 Balaban Valley Project: Improving the Quality of Life in Rural Area in Turkey

Ali Gökmen1,3, Sinan Kayalgil2, Gerhard-W. Weber3, nci 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

 Balaban Valley: A video Introduction


 Fuzzy Modeling for Coordinating Logistics in Emergencies

Wei Yi & Linet Özdamar



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.

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.