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  • SAVE THE DATE: The 28th Annual International SCTPLS Conference is now scheduled for August 2-4 in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA). Watch this space for the call for abstracts, special features, and exciting developments. (added 2017/11/12)
  • We are delighted to announce that David Schuldberg has been re-elected president of SCTPLS. As our current president-elect, David will be chairing the 28th Annual conference. (added 2017/11/12)
  • NDPLS Call for Papers: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences is planning a special issue on Nonlinear Dynamics and Clinical Psychology. Manuscripts need to arrive by January 31, 2018. Please see the call for further details about the scope of the issue, suggested topics, and other logistics. Note: Manuscripts on all nonlinear topics are welcome year round. (added 2017/11/08)
  • NDPLS has just released a special issue (October, 2017) on Neurodynamics in honor of Walter J. Freeman III. For those who have never been a member of SCTPLS, this issue can be yours (while supplies last) if you join and subscribe now. (added 2017/11/08)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 28th Annual International SCTPLS Conference is now scheduled for August 1-3 in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA). Watch this space for the call for abstracts, special features, and exciting developments. (added 2017/11/08)
  • We are delighted to announce that David Schuldberg has been re-elected president of SCTPLS. As our current president-elect, David will be chairing the 28th Annual conference. (added 2017/11/08)
  • The post-conference edition of the abstracts to the 27th Annual Conference in Cincinnati is now available. Abstracts to previous conferences can be found here also. (added 2017/08/19)
  • NDPLS Call for Papers: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences has opened a new call for a special issue on Nonlinear Dynamics and Clinical Psychology. Manuscripts need to arrive by January 31, 2018. Please see the call for further details about the scope of the issue, suggested topics, and other logistics. Note: Manuscripts on all nonlinear topics are welcome year round. (added 2017/08/08)
  • SCTPLS 2017, Cincinnati, Aug 11-13, 2017: The LOGISITCS page has been updated with explicit details for the locations of the conference building, banquet location, parking, driving directions, and fun places in the local area. The page includes maps. (added 2017/08/08)
  • The schedule of presentations for the 27th Annual SCTPLS Conference in Cincinnati is ready now. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this auspicious event! The booklet of abstracts will be distributed at the conference. MEANWHILE -- Registration for the conference and the workshop APPLICATIONS GALORE is still possible. SCTPLS members who are unable to attend the conference will receive a set of abstracts in the August, 2017 issue of the SCTPLS Newsletter. An edition of the set of abstracts will be available on the Conferences page (see link on menu above) after the conference. (added 2017/07/29)
  • The Call for Abstracts for the 27th Annual SCTPLS Conference has been extended to May 29. Meanwhile, registration is now open. Don't forget to select the pre-conference workshop APPLICATIONS GALORE! (added 2017/05/23)
  • The booklet of abstracts to the 7th INSC in Salzburg is now available for those who were unable to join us in early April. In short, the conference was fantastic and we're ready to it again in another part of the world .... Cincinnati ! (added 2017/05/09)
  • The schedule of speakers, titles, and times is now available on the International Nonlinear Science Conference (INSC) page. A booklet of abstracts will be distributed at the conference. All conferees are invited to the concert and walking tour of Salzburg in the evenings of Apr 6 and 7. (added 2017/03/23)
  • SCTPLS is pleased to announce two more featured speakers for the 27th Annual Conference in Cincinnati, August 11-13, 2017. HEIDI KLOOS (University of Cincinnati) will present * STEM Learning and Network Theory: Promise or Fad?.* BILL WARREN (Brown University) will present * Behavioral Dynamics, Agency, Crowd Dynamics and Pedestrian Interaction.* The call for abstracts is now open to all. And there is always more info!. (added 2017/02/28)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences has announced a new call for papers for special issue, *Advanced Modeling Methods for Organizational Dynamics.” The deadline for reviewable drafts is March 31, 2017. Much more info, topic suggestions, etc. (added 2017/02/28)
  • SCTPLS is pleased to announce one of our featured speakers for the 27th Annual Conference in Cincinnati, August 11-13, 2017. WARREN BURGGREN (Univ North Texas) will present *Developmental Plasticity, Epigenetics and evolution: Nonlinear Thinking in Traditional Linear Biological Fields.* The call for abstracts is now open to all. (added 2017/02/28)
  • Our 6th featured guest speaker at the 7th International Nonlinear Science Conference (INSC; 6-8 April 2017) is HERMANN HAKEN, who will present, *Synergetics: Some Basic Concepts and Applications.* Read more on the INSC conference page.We have an excellent program shaping up. Be part of it now!! Early Bird registration rates are available until March 8. (added 2017/02/28)
  • SCTPLS is pleased to announce one of our featured speakers for the 27th Annual Conference in Cincinnati, August 11-13, 2017. WARREN BURGGREN (Univ North Texas) will present *Developmental Plasticity, Epigenetics and evolution: Nonlinear Thinking in Traditional Linear Biological Fields.” Watch this space for further announcements. The call for abstracts is now open to all. (added 2017/02/17)
  • Announcing of Sixth Guest Speaker at our 7th International Nonlinear Science Conference (INSC; 6-8 April 2017) – the iconic founder of Synergetics, Hermann Haken! Read more on INSC's conference page (added 2017/01/19)
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts for the International Nonlinear Science Conference in Salzburg, Austria, April 6-8, 2017 has been extended to January 31, 2017. We have an excellent program shaping up. Be part of it now! (added 2017/01/14)
  • Registration for the 7th International Nonlinear Science Conference (Salzburg, Austria, April 6-8, 2017) is now open. The deadline for abstracts for your presentations is January, 10. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible! (added 2017/01/07)
  • SCTPLS President-Elect DAVID SCHULDBERG is delighted to announce that the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is now open for the 27th Annual SCTPLS Conference, which will be held August 11-13, 2017 at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio). Watch this space for news and updates. More information. (added 2017/01/05)
  • More featured presentations at the 7th INSC: KLAUS MAINZER (Technical University of Munich) will present *New Perspectives of Computational Modeling.* His research on complexity focuses on complex systems in the natural sciences, business, and society, and the paradigms of self-organization, chaos theory, artificial intelligence and artificial life. MARC HUTT (Jacobs University, Bremen) will present *Data as Self-organized Patterns on Graphs.* Starting from the theory of spatio-temporal pattern formation one arrives at a novel perspective for analyzing dynamics on networks: By evaluating how the self-organized dynamics are confined by network architecture to a small set of permissible collective states. The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is open until January 10. More information. (added 2017/01/05)
  • More featured presentations at the 7th INSC: STEPHEN GUASTELLO will present, * Physiological Synchronization and Group Dynamics in Work Teams.* DAVID PINCUS will present, * Experiential Flow as a Complex Adaptive System: Human Resilience and Psychotherapy.* GUNTER SCHIEPEK will present, *The Contribution of Synergetics and Complexity Science to the Integration of Psychotherapy.* The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is open until January 10. More information. (added 2017/01/05)
  • Featured Guest at the 7th INSC in Salzburg: MARC HUTT (Jacobs University, Bremen) will present *Data as Self-organized Patterns on Graphs.* Starting from the theory of spatio-temporal pattern formation one arrives at a novel perspective for analyzing dynamics on networks: By evaluating how the self-organized dynamics are confined by network architecture to a small set of permissible collective states. (added 2016/11/30)
  • Featured Guest at the 7th International Nonlinear Science Conference in Salzburg: KLAUS MAINZER (Technical University of Munich) will present *New Perspectives of Computational Modeling.* His research on complexity focuses on complex systems in the natural sciences, business, and society, and the paradigms of self-organization, chaos theory, artificial intelligence and artificial life. His research interests delve into computational complexity, cellular automata, neural networks, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and big data. (added 2016/11/30)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS is now open for the 7th International Nonlinear Science Conference, April 6-8, 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.Watch this space for further announcements and information. (added 2016/11/09)
  • SCTPLS is delighted to announce that DAVID SCHULDBERG is our new President-Elect. David will be chairing the 27th Annual SCTPLS Conference, which will be held August 11-13, 2017 at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center. Watch this space for the call for abstracts and other news and updates. (added 2016/11/09)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: NDPLS is now soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on Neurodynamics in honor of Walter J. Freeman III. Abstracts are requested by December 1, 2016. Further information about the content and timetable is available on the NDPLS home page. As we are still barging into our 3rd decade of publication, NDPLS has also released a refreshed call for review articles that contains some suggested topics. And to help everyone get caught up on their reading, NDPLS has also released a call for book reviews. Book reviews that have already been published in NDPLS since 2004 are now free access. Browse the stacks! (added 2016/11/09)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: NDPLS is now soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on Neurodynamics in honor of Walter J. Freeman III. Abstracts are requested by December 1, 2016. Further information about the content and timetable is available on the NDPLS home page. As we are still barging into our 3rd decade of publication, NDPLS has also released a refreshed call for review articles. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, ecological resilience, dynamics of emergence, transients in cognitive time series, network theory, biopsychosocial models, system disintegration, multifractal structures, and complexity matching. (added 2016/11/09)
  • SCTPLS is delighted to announce that DAVID SCHULDBERG is our new President-Elect. David will be chairing the 27th Annual SCTPLS Conference, which will be held August 11-13, 2017 at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center. Watch this space for the call for abstracts and other news and updates. (added 2016/11/01)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: NDPLS is now soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on Neurodynamics in honor of Walter J. Freeman III. Abstracts are requested by December 1, 2016. Further information about the content and timetable is available. (added 2016/11/01)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 27th Annual SCTPLS Conference will be August 11-13, 2017 at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center. Watch this space for the call for abstracts and other news and updates (added 2016/10/04)
  • As we are still barging into our 3rd decade of publication, NDPLS has released a refreshed call for review articles. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, ecological resilience, dynamics of emergence, transients in cognitive time series, network theory, biopsychosocial models, system disintegration, multifractal structures, and complexity matching. And to help everyone get caught up on their reading, NDPLS has also released a call for book reviews. Book reviews that have already been published in NDPLS since 2004 are now free access. Browse the stacks!. (added 2016/09/26)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS is now open for the 7th International Nonlinear Science Conference, April 6-8, 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.Watch this space for further announcements and information. (added 2016/09/26)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 7th International Nonlinear Science Conference is scheduled for April 6-8, 2017 in Salzburg, Austria. Watch this space for further announcements and information. (This is a slight change in dates from any announcements you might have seen already.) (added 2016/08/30)
  • SCTPLS welcomes ADAM KIEFER as our new membership secretary. Members will be hearing from Adam in various ways very soon. (added 2016/08/30)
  • As we barge into our 3rd decade of publication, NDPLS has released a call for new review articles. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, ecological resilience, dynamics of emergence, transients in cognitive time series, network theory,biopsychosocial models, system disintegration, multifractal structures, and complexity matching. (added 2016/08/21)
  • SCTPLS is delighted once again to share the abstracts to its 25th Anniversary (26th Annual International) Conference. We sincerely thank Sara Ross, SCTPLS president and conference chair, Jonathan Butner, who arranged the facilities, our Guest Speakers, and everyone who gave a presentation for their energy, depth, and commitment to the NEXT 25 years. (added 2016/08/05)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 7th International Nonlinear Science Conference is scheduled for March 16-18, 2017 in Salzburg Austria. Watch this space for further announcements and information. (added 2016/08/05)
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  • SCTPLS is delighted once again to share the abstracts to its 25th Anniversary (26th Annual) Conference. We sincerely thank Sara Ross, SCTPLS president and conference chair, Jonathan Butner, who arranged the facilities, our Guest Speakers, and everyone who gave a presentation for their energy, depth, and commitment to the NEXT 25 years. (added 2016/08/05)
  • We have the program of far-reaching research and amazing people at the 26th Annual International Conference waiting for you. A booklet of abstracts will be distributed once you arrive on location. (added 2016/07/23)
  • In order to work around the July 4 holiday in the US, we are extending our Early Bird registration for the 25th Anniversay (26th Annual) SCTPLS Conference for everyone until July 5. If you would like to take advantage of the suite-style lodging accommodations, however, please make those reservations through the SCTPLS conference registration form by June 26. (added 2016/06/14)
  • The Call for Abstracts for the SCTPLS 25th Anniversary Conference has been extended to May 16. We extend our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted their abstracts in time for the regular deadline. We have a fantastic program shaping up and growing quickly. (added 2016/05/02)
  • FEATURED GUESTS AT the SCTPLS 25th Anniversary Conference: GLENDA EOYANG will present: There Be Dragons: The Future of Uncertainty. Dr. Eoyang is well-known for her work in the nonlinear dynamics of organizational change and transforming organizations into truly adaptive systems. GUS KOEHLER will present: The Temporal-Space Mysteries of a Complex System: Performance of an Instant in Time. Dr. Koehler is well-known for his work in the nonlinear dynamics of emergency response management and public policy development. More conference information will appear here -- and here -- as it happens. (added 2016/05/02)
  • The special issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences on INTERPERSONAL SYNCHRONIZATION is on its way to member-subscribers now. The online version is also ready now for our institutional subscribers. You can instigate an institutional subscription for your university or corporate library. See subscription information on the menu. And while you are there, see how easy it is to access NDPLS articles for use in your classroom. (added 2016/04/20)
  • PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP, July 29, 2016: Jonathan Butner and Adam Kiefer are our dynamic duo this year, specializing in attractor dynamics and recursion quantification analysis (RQA). Participants are encouraged to bring laptops and data sets. Dig in! Get dirty! More information will appear here -- and here -- as it happens. (added 2016/01/18)
  • FEATURED GUEST AT the SCTPLS 25th Anniversary Conference: GLENDA EOYANG will present: There Be Dragons: The Future of Uncertainty. Dr. Eoyang is well-known for her work in the nonlinear dynamics of organizational change and transforming organizations into truly adaptive systems. The conference call for abstracts is open and ready for YOU! (added 2016/01/18)
  • FEATURED GUEST AT the SCTPLS 25th Anniversary Conference: GUS KOEHLER will present: The Temporal-Space Mysteries of a Complex System: Performance of an Instant in Time. Dr. Koehler is well-known for his work in the nonlinear dynamics of emergency response management and public policy development. More conference information will appear here -- and here -- as it happens. (added 2016/01/18)
  • RESEARCH WITH IMPACT! Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences is pleased to announce that its most recent 5-yr Impact Factor, reported by ISI Thomson-Reuters, is 1.024. We are always looking for new and intriguing manuscripts. For recent contents and information for authors please look here. Individual subscriptions are available with SCTPLS membership. Institutional subscriptions, including online access, are also available of course! (added 2016/01/18)
  • NDPLS SUBSCRIPTIONS for 2016: We have refreshed our subscriptions page, including fresh forms for new institutional subscriptions, back orders, and library recommendations. Watch this space for updates for the special issue on INTERPERSIONAL SYNCHRONIZATION (on track for 2016). For new members -- Join now and receive the special issue on OPTIMUM VARIABILITY as a bonus with your 2015-16 membership and NDPLS subscription. (added 2015/11/09)
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  • SAVE THE DATE! The 26th Annual International SCTPLS Conference will be held July 29-31, 2016 at University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Join us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration. The web site for the conference is under construction. Watch this space for the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and SYMPOSIA, and other special features. (added 2015/10/19)
  • ORDER FOR FREE! CHAOS FOR FREE! NDPLS is offering 2 free downloads from our 2014 volume year. Enjoy! Please tell your favorite librarian that 2016 subscriptions are now being accepted. The 2016 subscription is also a benefit of individual membership. (added 2015/10/19)
  • What is chaotic in October!? Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences is proud to announce the bonus-sized special issue on OPTIMUM VARIABILITY. The idea started with heart rate variability, and has extended to many areas of medicine, rehabilitation, and psychology with the development of nonlinear time series analysis methods. See abstracts here. If you have never been a member of SCTPLS before, and join now (for the 2015-16 year), this issue will be yours as a bonus (while supplies last). (added 2015/10/19)
  • On the launching pad for 2016: The special issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences on Interpersonal Synchronization. Watch this space for further announcements. (added 2015/10/19)
  • CURIOUS EXPLORERS from all professions are welcome to the annual conference. Early bird registration rates are in effect until July 5. (added 2015/06/18)
  • NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE: SCTPLS is delighted to introduce ROBIN VALLACHER as one our special guest speakers at the annual international conference in Gainesville, July 29-31, 2015 to be held at the Harn Art Museum. He will present: Dynamical Social Psychology: Embracing (finally!) the Nonlinear Nature of Human Experience. More info (added 2015/05/07)
  • COORDINATION DYNAMICS AT NIGHT: SCTPLS is delighted to introduce SCOTT KELSO as one our special guest speakers at the annual international conference in Gainesville, July 29-31, 2015. He will present: Night Thoughts of a Dynamicist: Key Concepts and Ideas behind Coordination Dynamics and the conference banquet, to be held at the Florida Museum of Natural History. See the Butterfly Room too! More info. (added 2015/05/07)
  • IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER: Dont miss Bruce West s new plenary session: Tomorrow s Science: Fractional Calculus View of Complexity at the 25th Annual International SCTPLS Conference, Gainesville, FL, July 29-31, 2015. ALSO: The deadline for abstracts has been extended to May 14. Submit yours today if you havent already done so. (added 2015/05/07)
  • REGISTRATION for the 2015 SCTPLS Conference and pre-conference workshops is now open. Your hotel reservations, if you need them, are separate from the conference registration this year. Please see the HOTELS page for a selection of convenient and attractive possibilities. (added 2015/03/31)
  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 2015 SCTPLS Conference in Gainesville, and the pre-conference workshops. The Call for Abstracts is open until April 30. (added 2015/03/31)
  • PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Benefit from the leading edge of a new SCTPLS workshop tradition that will get us all further ahead in nonlinear science with this collaborative consulting approach to learning! Your 2015 Dynamic Duo Workshop Facilitator Team is Stephen Merrill and Mark Shelhamer! (added 2015/03/12)
  • SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: SCTPLS is delighted to introduce SCOTT KELSO as one our special guest speakers at the annual international conference in Gainesville, July 29-31, 2015. He will present: Night Thoughts of a Dynamicist: Key Concepts and Ideas behind Coordination Dynamics. Watch this space for more news and info about our special guests and features at the annual conference. (added 2015/03/06)
  • SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: SCTPLS is delighted to introduce ROBIN VALLACHER as one our special guest speakers at the annual international conference in Gainesville, July 29-31, 2015. He will present: Dynamical Social Psychology: Embracing (finally!) the Nonlinear Nature of Human Experience. Watch this space for more news and info about our special guests and features at the annual conference. (added 2015/03/06)
  • WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR WORK, TOO! See CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS, SYMPOSIA, AND POSTERS. Submissions deadline is April 30, 2015. Early bird submissions deadline is March 10, 2015. Submit early so travel plans get made early too! *Early birds get acceptance notices by March 23rd* Submit your abstract(s) for the 25th Annual International Conference through the web link. (added 2015/03/06)
  • DATAPALOOZA WAS FANTASTIC: We had about 25 people there. 4 were analysis experts, and most of the others brought data. There were a few content experts too. We spent the majority of our time analyzing data in small groups for two days. At dinner, 2nd night, the people who brought data gave quick presentations of the problem they started with and what the accomplished during the 2 days. We hope to continue the momentum at the pre-conference workshops at the SCTPLS conference in Gainesville. Watch this space for further announcements. (added 2015/03/06)
  • NDPLS SUBSCRIPTIONS for 2015: We have refreshed our subscriptions page, including fresh forms -- if you need them -- for new institutional subscriptions, back orders, and library recommendations. Watch this space for updates for the special issue on OPTIMUM VARIABILITY (scheduled for Oct. 2015) and INTERPERSIONAL SYNCHRONIZATION (on track for 2016). (added 2015/01/25)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS & SYMPOSIA for the 25th Annual Int'l SCTPLS conference, July 29-31, 2015, Gainesville, FL (USA) is now open! See more. Submit your abstract. (added 2014/12/11)
  • KEEP SAVING THE DATE: The 2015 SCTPLS Conference -- July 29-31, 2015 -- will be held (primarily) at the Harn Art Museum, at Univ. Florida, Gainesville. (see more). Banquet Thursday night will be held at the Florida Museum of Natural History (see more). Watch this space for the call for abstracts and symposia and related developments. (added 2014/12/06)
  • NDPLS has announced a Call for Papers for a special issue on Optimum Variability. The call is open until Dec. 20, 2014. A broader call for review articles is still open. (added 2014/11/09)
  • We have a full house for DATAPALOOZA! Registration is open for those who have an approved abstract. Due to capacity limits for this conference, we are unable to accept additional registrations. Watch for announcements for the 25th SCTPLS Conference in Gainesville, FL. (added 2014/11/09)
  • NONLINEAR DATAPALOOZA -- The call for abstracts is now open. Don't be shy. This is the perfect opportunity to connect content specialists, researchers with data, and nonlinear methodology specialists. How fast can you get something really interesting accomplished? (added 2014/10/10)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 25th Annual International SCTPLS Conference is scheduled for Gainesville, Florida (USA) July 29-31, 2015. Watch this space for the CALL FOR PAPERS, impending special guests, dinner with a woolly mammoth, and other good stuff. (added 2014/09/23)
  • The RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS and TEACHERS have been overhauled. So much so that it needed a new table of contents at the front end. The "page" contains four menus of additional resources, including readings lists, tutorial powerpoints, software downloads, etc. (added 2014/09/23)
  • NONLINEAR DATAPALOOZA -- Save the dates: January 28-31, 2015, Orange CA. An implosive think-tank experience for researchers with substantive and data analysis specialties. Watch this space for the call for abstracts. (added 2014/09/22)
  • The ABSTRACTS to the 2014 SCTPLS conference in Milwaukee, WI are now available in PDF. Watch this space for news of our next events. (added 2014/09/08)
  • NONLINEAR DYNAMICS, PSYCHOLOGY, AND LIFE SCIENCES has announced a special call for review papers. Please see the call or the journal's home page for further details, suggested topics, and instructions for authors. (added 2014/07/15)
  • The schedule of presentations for the 24th Annual SCTPLS Conference is now ready in pdf format. A booklet of abstracts will be distributed at the conference. See you soon! (added 2014/07/15)
  • The page RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS is scheduled for a major overhaul soon. Watch this space for further updates. (added 2014/06/22)
  • SCTPLS is pleased to announce our special guests for the 24th Annual Conference, July 31-Aug 2. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. will be present, "Complexity and Behavioral Economics." J. C. Sprott will present, Lessons Learned from 19 Years of Chaos and Complexity." David Schuldberg will present Developing a Feel for Nonlinear Systems: How to Work with Impossible Problems." More info about the conference, guest speakers, and the local nitty-gritty is available and will be updated again soon. (added 2014/06/09)
  • The pre-conference workshop at the 24th Annual Conference, July 31 will feature Nonlinear Methods and Concepts is a great first step to integrating nonlinear science into your research agenda. SCTPLS workshops are excellent opportunities to stay updated on new developments or to send your favorite grad students who are trying to solve those nasty nonlinear problems! (added 2014/06/09)
  • Orbital Decomposition is a symbolic dynamics program for identifying patterns of categorical events from (potentially) chaotic data. v2.4 features new functions for aggregating patterns across several categorical variables. Go to the SCTPLS page for Resources for Students and Teachers, and slide down to Menu 4. The Resources page will be undergoing some updates in the near term. (added 2014/06/09)
  • The compilation of ABSTRACTS to the 6th International Nonlinear Science Conference in Nijmegen, Netherlands is now available from the SCTPLS Conferences page. BTW, it was a fabulous conference. (added 2014/04/29)
  • SCTPLS is pleased to announce J. Barkley Rosser Jr. as one of our special guests for the 24th Annual Conference, July 31-Aug 2. He will be presenting, "Complexity and Behavioral Economics." More info about the conference, guest speakers, and the call for papers is available. (added 2014/04/07)
  • The program for the INSC in Nijmegen is ready! Please go to the conference home page and select Schedule from the main menu. The schedule is in pdf format. (added 2014/03/10)
  • Now you too can solve the nastiest problems! The pre-conference workshop (July 31, 2014, Milwaukee) on Nonlinear Methods and Concepts is a great first step to integrating nonlinear science into your research agenda. And you wondered what you were missing all these years! (added 2014/02/26)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences is now offering 2 free downloads from 2011. The choices include, but are not limited to, the special issue on Chaos Complexity and Creative Behavior. Also, an updated KEYWORD index is now available. (added 2014/02/26)
  • SCTPLS is pleased to announce J. C. Sprott as one of our special guests for the 24th Annual Conference, July 31-Aug 2. He will be presenting, "Lessons Learned from 19 Years of Chaos and Complexity." More info about the conference, guest speakers, and the call for papers is available. (added 2014/02/26)
  • The SCTPLS Conference Committee is pleased to announce Dr. David Schuldberg as one of our keynote speakers at the SCTPLS Annual International Conference in Milwaukee, WI, July 31 through August 2, 2014. He will be presenting "Developing a 'Feel' for Nonlinear Systems: How to Work with Impossible Problems." See more on the conference's About Page. (added 2014/02/10)
  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (PAPERS AND SYMPOSIA) -- The 24th Annual International SCTPLS Conference is ready to roll for July 31 through Aug 2, 2014, Milwaukee, WI USA. The deadline for abstracts is April 30. Watch this space for news about our special guest speakers and pre-conference workshop. (added 2014/02/05)
  • LET'S TRY THAT ONE AGAIN -- The CFP for the INSC has been closed for a while. A great program is shaping up. If you're thinking of joining us in Nijmegen, and maybe planning some extra fun in Amsterdam and other great cities in the area, please visit the INSC page for further information and updates. The early bird registration rate is available until Feb. 15. (added 2014/02/05)
  • The CFP for the INSC has been closed for a while. A ggreat program is shaping up. If you're thinking of joining us in Nijmegen, and maybe planning some extra fun in Amsterdam and other great cities in the area, please visit [http://www.societyforchaostheory.org/insc/2014} the INSC page for further information and updates. The early bird registration rate is available until Feb. 15. (added 2014/02/05)
  • NONLINEAR DYNAMICS IN EDUCATION: Authors explore perspectives of the teachers, students, educational system, and research opportunities. This special issue is part of your 2014 subscription to Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. Get a new individual membership subscription here today. Institutions: Please see the journal home page for further information. (added 2013/12/27)
  • We are delighted to announce Peter C. M. Molenaar as one of our featured guest speakers at the 6th International Nonlinear Science Conference in Nijmegen, Netherlands, March 20-24, 2014. The Call for Abstracts and Symposia is open until Dec. 30. (added 2013/12/02)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 24th Annual SCTPLS conference will be held at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (USA) July 31 -- Aug 2, 2014. Watch this space for the Call for Abstracts and Symposia and other important developments (added 2013/12/02)
  • We are delighted to announce KARL FRISTON as one of our keynote speakers for the INSC in Nijmegen. (added 2013/11/03)
  • The Call for Abstracts and Symposia for the 6th INSC is now open! (added 2013/10/27)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS: 6th International Nonlinear Science Conference in Nijmegen, Netherlands is now open. Please watch this space for news and announcements for this exciting event. (added 2013/10/10)
  • The ABSTRACTS to the 2013 SCTPLS Conference in Portland are now available for free download. Enjoy! And watch this space for announcements for new events in 2014. (added 2013/09/05)
  • Our new president is A. Steven Dietz, Ph.D., from Texas State University. (added 2013/09/05)
  • The schedule of presentations for the SCTPLS 2013 conference in Portland is ready. We're looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. You can register here for both the conference and pre-conference workshop. (added 2013/07/07)
  • PRE-CONF WORKSHOP, NONLINEAR DYNAMICS WITH REAL DATA: This years program contains four segments: Phase Space & Surrogate Data (Mark Shelhamer, Sc.D., Ph.D.), Dynamics with Nonlinear Regression (Stephen J. Guastello, Ph.D.,) Recurrence Quantification Analysis (Deborah J. Aks, Ph.D.), Dynamics with Markov Chains (Stephen J. Merrill, Ph.D.). Watch this space for further announcements about our special guests and other conference features. (added 2013/02/11)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS for SCTPLS 2013, PORTLAND are: Melanie Mitchell, Ph.D., author of "Complexity: A Guided Tour," and Ruth Richards, M.D., Ph.D. presenting "Chaos Theory and Creativity," author/editor of "Everyday Creativity and New Views of Human Nature." Watch this space for further announcements about our special guests, pre-conference workshop on nonlinear methods for real data, and other conference features. (added 2013/02/11)
  • The Call for Abstracts for the 23rd Ann'l SCTPLS Conference in Portland is now OPEN. Submission deadline is April 30. Early birds will receive early response. See all details here. (added 2013/01/14)
  • SAVE THE DATE (slight change from an earlier announcement: The 23rd Annual International SCTPLS conference will be held in Portland OR, July 25-27. Watch this space for announcements. (added 2012/10/20)
  • Announcing the Grand Opening of the SCTPLS Group on LinkedIn. We are excited to launch a new platform for networking and exchanging information among SCTPLS members and the broader nonlinear science and practice communities. Join the group now to share discussion and resources on topics including: attractors, bifurcations, chaos, fractals, solitons, catastrophes, self-organizing processes, cellular automata, agent-based models, network analysis, genetic algorithms and related evolutionary processes, dynamical diseases, and other related constructs. Looking for a collaborator, a job, a school, a teacher, a business partner, some advice on a technical problem or simply a nonlinear friendship? Look no further! To join the SCTPLS LinkedIn group, simply log into your LinkedIn account and request to be added as a member of the group. (added 2012/10/17)
  • AND THATS NOT ALL: The abstracts to the special issue on NONLINEAR ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS are now available. This is an excellent time to join the Society. Your first issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences for 2013 will be the ORGANIZATIONAL issue. A subscription to NDPLS is one of your benefits of membership! (added 2012/10/10)
  • NDPLS received its first IMPACT FACTOR this year: 0.960. Inclusion in the ISI/Thomson Reuters database signifies our commitment to providing the highest quality scientific communications in nonlinear science (added 2012/10/10)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 23rd Annual International SCTPLS conference will be held in Portland OR, July 26-28. Watch this space for announcements. (added 2012/10/10)
  • SPECIAL ISSUE: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences is planning a special issue on NONLINEAR DYNAMICS IN EDUCATION for January 2014. Abstracts are due by Oct. 15. See the journal home page for details and further announcements as they become available. (added 2012/10/10)
  • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATES for the 22nd Annual International SCTPLS Conference in Baltimore (July 26-28, 2012) are available until July 1. We are delighted to announce a great line-up of cutting edge research in nonlinear science and our keynote speakers: Prof. Jeffrey Goldstein (Adelphi University) will present Honest Toil in Complexity Science, and Prof. Yaneer Bar-Yam (New England Complex Systems Institute) will present, Complex systems science and policy challenges: The global economic and food crises -- recent events and future predictions. More info, registration, and good deals on lodging at the new conference facility. Register now. (added 2012/06/09)
  • TIRED OF NORMAL SCIENCE? A full-day WORKSHOP ON NONLINEAR METHODS will kick-start the 22nd Annual SCTPLS Conference, July 26. Presentation segments this year: Traditional Nonlinear Metrics and Surrogate Data Testing (Mark Shelhamer, Johns Hopkins Medical School), Analysis of Oscillators (Jonathan Butner, University of Utah), Catastrophe Theory (Stephen Guastello, Marquette University), and State-Space Grids (David Pincus, Chapman University). (added 2012/06/09)
  • DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: The special issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences will be distributed to all our subscribers in July 2012. Thomas J. Dishion (Arizona State University) is our guest editor. You can see the abstracts now and get an individual membership subscription or institutional subscription right away. (added 2012/06/09)
  • SPECIAL ISSUES: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences is planning special issues in Developmental Psychology (July 2012), Organizational Dynamics (January, 2013), and Education. Watch the journal home page for annoucements and abstracts as they become available. (added 2012/04/05)
  • A FULL DAY WORKSHOP ON NONLINEAR METHODS will kick-start the 22nd Annual SCTPLS Conference, July 26. Presentation segments this year: Traditional Nonlinear Metrics and Surrogate Data Testing (Mark Shelhamer), Analysis of Oscillators (Jonathan Butner), Catastrophe Theory (Stephen Guastello), and State-Space Grids (David Pincus). (added 2012/04/05)
  • We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for the 22nd Annual International SCTPLS Conference in Baltimore (July 26-28, 2012). Prof. Jeffrey Goldstein (Adelphi University) will present Honest Toil in Complexity Science, and Prof. Yaneer Bar-Yam (New England Complex Systems Institute) will present, Complex systems science and policy challenges: The global economic and food crises -- recent events and future predictions. More conference information and Call for Papers and Symposia. (added 2012/04/05)
  • The ABSTRACTS from the 5th International Nonlinear Science Conference in Barcelona (March 15-17, 2012) are now available. Also, by special arrangement, Prof . Peter Allen has contributed his slides from his keynote presentation in pdf. (added 2012/04/05)
  • The schedule of presentations for the INSC 2012 conference in Barcelona is now ready. We have a full complement of nonlinear dynamics applications ranging from biomedical sciences to organizational behavior and economics. Select SCHEDULE from the menu on the conference home page. (added 2012/02/20)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS for the 22nd Annual International SCTPLS Conference (Baltimore) is now open! (added 2012/02/08)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 22nd Annual International SCTPLS Conference will be held July 26-28 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore MD. Watch this space for news about guest speakers, pre-conf workshops on nonlinear methods, and the call for abstracts/papers. (added 2011/12/25)
  • This is an excellent time to join the Society. Your first issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences for 2012 will be a special on BRAIN DYNAMICS. How can we explain network and other principles of nonlinear dynamics to inform pathological conditions and treatment? Also coming later this year: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. A subscription to NDPLS is one of your benefits of membership! Holiday specials, discount prices: The TRIPLEPAK of NDPLS 2008-2010, or for the adventurous, the GRAB BAG of 10 issues are great ways to get up to speed on all the exciting developments in recent years. Access these bargains here. (added 2011/12/25)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS for the 5th INTERNATIONAL NONLINEAR SCIENCE CONFERENCE, (March 15-17, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain) has been extended to January 3, 2012. The extension was given to accommodate some end-of-year bottlenecks that some of the labs have been experiencing, but please note that only a few program spaces are still available. Our featured speakers: PETER ALLEN, Cranfield School of Management, presenting. "Complexity, Understanding, and Evolution;" ALBERT DIAZ-GUILERA, University of Barcelona, presenting Networks of Networks; DAVID PINCUS, Chapman University, presenting, Complex Biopsychosocial Dynamics, Behavioral Medicine, and Psychotherapy; and JORGE WAGENSBERG, Director, Science Museum of Barcelona, presenting, Individuals versus individualities: A Darwinian Approach. (added 2011/12/25)
  • ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS: NDPLS is planning a special issue on Organizational Dynamics. Topics will include empirical studies on the full range of person-organization relationships, organization and group dynamics, and human factors (ergonomics) topics. See CFP on the NDPLS web page. The CFP has been extended to DEC. 31, 2011 to accommodate some end-of-year bottlenecks that some of the labs have been experiencing, but please note that the available spaces are now limited. (added 2011/12/25)
  • ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS: NDPLS is planning a special issue on Organizational Dynamics. Topics will include empirical studies on the full range of person-organization relationships, organization and group dynamics, and human factors (ergonomics) topics. See CFP on the NDPLS web page. The CFP has been extended to DEC. 31, 2011 to accommodate some end-of-year bottlenecks that some of the labs have been experiencing, but please note that the available spaces are now limited. (added 2011/12/25)
  • ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS: NDPLS is planning a special issue on Organizational Dynamics for the January 2013 issue. Topics will include empirical studies on the full range of person-organization relationships, organization and group dynamics, and human factors (ergonomics) topics. See CFP on the NDPLS web page. (added 2011/11/25)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 22nd Annual International SCTPLS Conference will be held July 26-28 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore MD. Watch this space for news about guest speakers, pre-conf workshops, and the call for abstracts/papers. (added 2011/11/25)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS is now open for the 5th INTERNATIONAL NONLINEAR SCIENCE CONFERENCE, which will be held March 15-17, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. The submissions deadline is December 21. Our featured speakers: PETER ALLEN, Cranfield School of Management, presenting. "Complexity, Understanding, and Evolution;" ALBERT DIAZ-GUILERA, University of Barcelona, presenting Networks of Networks; DAVID PINCUS, Chapman University, presenting, Complex Biopsychosocial Dynamics, Behavioral Medicine, and Psychotherapy; and JORGE WAGENSBERG, Director, Science Museum of Barcelona, presenting, Individuals versus individualities: A Darwinian Approach. (added 2011/09/26)
  • ABSTRACTS to the 20th Anniversary (21st annual) SCTPLS conference are now available for free downloading. (added 2011/09/12)
  • DAVID PINCUS, Ph.D. is the new SCTPLS President for 2011-12. Dave is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at Chapman University, Orange CA (added 2011/09/12)
  • ORGANIZATION DYNAMICS -- Please see the call for papers for the new special issue project from NDPLS. (added 2011/09/12)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 5th Annual International Nonlinear Science Conference will be held March 15-17, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Please stay tuned for further announcements for submitting abstracts, guest speakers and special features, and general attendance. (added 2011/08/09)
  • The EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATE for the 21st Annual International SCTPLS Conference at Chapman University in Orange, CA is available thru July 9. And dont forget to sign up for the FULL DAY WORKSHOP ON NONLINEAR METHODS. Well suited to broad and interdisciplinary applications across psychology, social sciences, and life sciences, the workshop is scheduled from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Thursday, Aug 4, kicking off the program: Phase-space diagrams and correlation dimensions (Mark Shelhammer), Recurrence Analysis (Deborah J. Aks), Power-laws (Bruce J. West), Nonlinear Regression (Stephen J. Guastello), Markov Chains (Stephen J. Merrill) and Symbolic Dynamics and Orbital Decomposition (David Pincus). (added 2011/06/27)
  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 21st Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. SCTPLS-2011 will be held at Chapman University, Orange, CA, August 4-6, 2011. Plan to join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration conference! KEYNOTES: Polemnia Amazeen will present Crossing Boundaries with Dynamics at the SUNSET SESSION of the 21st Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. Thomas Dishion will present, "Applying Dynamic Systems Analyses to Understanding Adolescent Psychopathology and Health" at the banquet session. The banquet event is included with your conference registration.) More information available. The call for abstracts is open until April 30. (added 2011/04/16)
  • NEW CITATION AND ABSTRACT SERVICES. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences has been accepted by Thompson Reuters for abstracting and indexing in Social Sciences Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, and Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences. The indexing will start with the 2009 volume year. We should anticipate their first citation report in 2012. We will be maintaining our own citation vigilance system which has been very informative and encouraging in the past. NDPLS is also indexed in PsycINFO, MathSciNet, Medline, JEL/Econlit, ScienceDirect and Scopus. See more about NDPLS. (added 2011/04/16)
  • CHAOS, COMPLEXITY, AND CREATIVE BEHAVIOR is the topic of the April 2011 special issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. Read Abstracts. An individual subscription to NDPLS is a benefit of membership in SCTPLS. Institutional subscriptions are available in print or with electronic access. (added 2011/04/16)
  • FULL DAY WORKSHOP ON NONLINEAR METHODS. Well suited to broad and interdisciplinary applications across psychology, social sciences, and life sciences, the workshop is scheduled from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, August 4, 2011 kicking off the 21st Annual International Conference at Chapman University in Orange, CA. The programme: Phase-space diagrams and correlation dimensions (Mark Shelhammer), Recurrence Analysis (Deborah J. Aks), Power-laws (Bruce J. West), Nonlinear Regression (Stephen J. Guastello), Markov Chains (Stephen J. Merrill) and Symbolic Dynamics and Orbital Decomposition (David Pincus). (added 2011/02/12)
  • Another Great Keynote: Thomas Dishion will present, "Applying Dynamic Systems Analyses to Understanding Adolescent Psychopathology and Health" at the banquet session of the 21st Annual Int'l SCTPLS conference. (The banquet event is included with your conference registration.) More information and the Call for Papers is available of course! (added 2011/02/12)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS is now open for the 21st Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. SCTPLS-2011 will be held at Chapman University, Orange, CA, August 4-6, 2011. Plan to join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration conference! Watch this space for forthcoming announcements about special guests, workshops, and more. (added 2011/02/02)
  • Polemnia Amazeen will present Crossing Boundaries with Dynamics at the SUNSET SESSION of the 21st Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. SCTPLS-2011 will be held at Chapman University, Orange, CA, August 4-6, 2011. Plan to join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration conference! The call for abstracts is open until April 30. Watch this space for forthcoming announcements about special guests, workshops, and more. (added 2011/02/02)
  • NONLINEAR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES USING REAL DATA. This new book from SCTPLS (Stephen J. Guastello & Robert A. M. Gregson, Eds.) is a compilation of research methods reflecting the expertise of the major contributors to NDS psychology. It examines the techniques that have proven to be most useful in the behavioral sciences for studying attractors, bifurcations, chaos, fractals, catastrophes, self-organization, and related issues in time series analysis, stationarity, modeling and hypothesis testing, probability, and experimental design. The analytic techniques discussed include variations of the fractal dimension, types of entropy, state-space analysis, recurrence analysis, spatial fractal analysis, oscillation functions, polynomial and nonlinear regression, Markov chains, and symbolic dynamics. More information. Order from CRC Press. (added 2011/02/02)
  • NDPLS Call for Papers: DYNAMICS OF BRAIN FUNCTIONING -- Abstracts are requested by Jan 31, 2011. Papers intended for this special issue should arrive by April 30. More information. (added 2011/02/02)
  • Polemnia Amazeen will present Crossing Boundaries with Dynamics at the SUNSET SESSION of the 21st Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. SCTPLS-2011 will be held at Chapman University, Orange, CA, August 4-6, 2011. Plan to join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration conference! The call for abstracts is open until April 30. More information available. Watch this space for forthcoming announcements about special guests, workshops, and more. (added 2011/01/07)
  • NDPLS Call for Papers: DYNAMICS OF BRAIN FUNCTIONING -- Abstracts are requested by Jan 31, 2011. Papers intended for this special issue should arrive by April 30. More information. (added 2011/01/07)
  • NONLINEAR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES USING REAL DATA. This new book from SCTPLS (Stephen J. Guastello & Robert A. M. Gregson, Eds.) is a compilation of research methods reflecting the expertise of the major contributors to NDS psychology. It examines the techniques that have proven to be most useful in the behavioral sciences for studying attractors, bifurcations, chaos, fractals, catastrophes, self-organization, and related issues in time series analysis, stationarity, modeling and hypothesis testing, probability, and experimental design. The analytic techniques discussed include several variants of the fractal dimension, several types of entropy, phase-space and state-space diagrams, recurrence analysis, spatial fractal analysis, oscillation functions, polynomial and Marquardt nonlinear regression, Markov chains, and symbolic dynamics. More. Order from CRC Press. (added 2010/12/28)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS is now open for the 21st Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. SCTPLS-2011 will be held at Chapman University, Orange, CA, August 4-6, 2011. Plan to join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration conference! Watch this space for forthcoming announcements about special guests, workshops, and more. (added 2010/12/08)
  • CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY IN MEDICAL PRACTICE: In this special issue (Oct. 2010) of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, the authors explore many uses of chaos and complexity concepts and analyses to improve diagnosis, treatment planning and evaluation, and the effectiveness of the system that supports the delivery. If you would like to discuss your (nonlinear) views on health care worldwide, you can post a comment to the blog. This is also a good time to activate a membership to SCTPLS. The special issue on Medical Practice will be included as a bonus issue (while supplies last) with your 2010-11 membership, which also brings you the full 2011 year of NDPLS. (added 2010/12/08)
  • We are pleased to announce that DAVID PINCUS, Ph.D. is the new President-elect of SCTPLS. He is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at Chapman University, Orange, CA, where he specializes in clinical psychology. He will be the program chair of the 2011 Annual conference. Watch this space for further announcements. (added 2010/10/22)
  • Orbital Decomposition v 1.2 (by A. F. Peressini & S. J. Guastello) is now available for free downloads. ORBDE, which based on principles of symbolic dynamics, identifies recurring patterns of events in categorically-defined data. The analysis finds the optimal length of patterns, and lists the recurring patterns at each pattern length. The final statistics include the string length, topological entropy, the (largest) Lyapunov exponent, fractal dimension, Shannon entropy, and a chi-square test for goodness of fit. See Resources for Students and Teachers, and slide down to Menu 4. The GEMCAT program (by R. Lange & T. A. Oliva) for catastrophe analysis is also available from the same menu. (added 2010/10/17)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 21st Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences will be held at Chapman University, Orange, CA, August 4-6, 2011. Plan to join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration conference! Watch this space for forthcoming announcements for the Call the Papers, special guests, workshops, and more. (added 2010/09/12)
  • CITATIONS to NONLINEAR DYNAMICS, PSYCHOLOGY, AND LIFE SCIENCES are up 38% this year. We wouldn`t have believed it if we didn`t count them ourselves. So we did. See the report. (added 2010/08/20)
  • FREE NDPLS DOWNLOADS: SCTPLS is pleased to offer everyone in the cyberworld two free downloads from the 2009 volume year. Use them for research, share with colleagues or keep your students busy with something important. The 2009 choices include the special issues on Psychomotor Coordination and Control and The Impact of Edward Lorenz, plus more dynamical topics including human development, business cycles and the economic downturn of 2007-08, neurodynamics, heart rate variability, medical epidemiology, and chaos in the classroom. Start here to take advantage of this offer. (added 2010/08/20)
  • The post-conference edition of the abstracts to the 20th Annual International Conference are now available for your viewing pleasure. (added 2010/08/20)
  • The Schedule of Presentations for the SCTPLS 2010 conference in San Marco TX is now available. The early registration rates are available thru July 8. (added 2010/07/06)
  • CITATIONS to NONLINEAR DYNAMICS, PSYCHOLOGY, AND LIFE SCIENCES are up 38% this year. We wouldn’t have believed it if we didn’t count them ourselves. So we did. See the report. (added 2010/06/16)
  • PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS at the 20th Annual International SCTPLS Conference, San Marcos, TX, July 22: This year’s offerings are: Catastrophe Theory (Stephen Guastello), Social Entrepreneuring (Jeff Goldstein), Nonlinear Dynamics and Clinical Psychology (David Pincus), and Emergence and Decision Making (Sara Nora Ross). Our FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS will be Robert Goldstone (“Human Collective Intelligence”), Kevin Dooley (“Weed Organizations”) and Phillip Salem (“Finding the Sweet Spot in Communications”). Registration is now open for the conference and the workshops. More… (added 2010/06/16)
  • FREE NDPLS DOWNLOADS: SCTPLS is pleased to offer everyone in the cyberworld two free downloads from the 2009 volume year. Use them – share with colleagues – keep your students busy with something important. The 2009 choices include the special issues on Psychomotor Coordination and Control and The Impact of Edward Lorenz, plus more dynamical topics including human development, business cycles and the economic downturn of 2007-08, neurodynamics, heart rate variability, medical epidemiology, and chaos in the classroom. Start here to take advantage of this offer. (added 2010/06/16)
  • INSC ABSTRACTS AVAILABLE: The post-conference edition of the abstracts to the 4th Annual International Nonlinear Science Conference (Palermo, Italy, March 15-17, 2010) is available for a free download. (added 2010/06/16)
  • Because many of our colleagues have been struggling to finish their research projects at this time of the academic year, we have extended the call for abstracts for the 20th SCTPLS conference to May 14, 2010. Dick Thompson, our conference chair is ready to give you a decision as soon as possible so you can make your plans to join us. Registration for the conference and the pre-conference workshops is now open. Local logistics and hotel information are now posted to the conference. Any additional local logistics will be updated to the conference web site as they develop. (added 2010/05/01)
  • PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS at the 20th Annual International SCTPLS Conference, San Marcos, TX, July 22: This year’s offerings are: Catastrophe Theory (Stephen Guastello), Social Entrepreneuring (Jeff Goldstein), Nonlinear Dynamics and Clinical Psychology (David Pincus), and Emergence and Decision Making (Sara Nora Ross). More… (added 2010/03/31)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The 20th Annual International SCTPLS Conference will be held at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, (serviced by the Austin TX airport) on July 22-24, 2010. A rowdy time is brewing. Our featured guest speakers will be Robert Goldstone (“Human Collective Intelligence”), Kevin Dooley (“Weed Organizations”) and Phillip Salem (“Finding the Sweet Spot in Communications”). Deadline is April 30. Early bird replies will start April 9. See details on all the above! (added 2010/03/31)
  • VISIT THE SCTPLS BLOG! Active topics include: 1/f structure of Hollywood Movies; Ecology of the Aegean Sea; Whatever Happened to Easter Island? Resilience Engineering; Catastrophes, Anxiety, and Occupational Accidents; Chaos in Cuba; Economies in Transition; Psychosomatics and Complexity; Fractal Brains; Chaos and Halloween and much more! (added 2010/03/31)
  • CREATIVITY AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences announces a Call for Papers on this topic. Full details appear on the journal’s home page. Manuscripts must arrive by April 30, 2010 to be a part of this project. NDPLS welcomes regular manuscript submissions on all pertinent topics year round. (added 2010/03/31)
  • COMPLEXITY AND CREATIVITY: We are pleased to announce that F. Tito Arecchi, University of Firenze, will present a plenary session on “Dynamics of Consciousness: Complexity and Creativity” at the 4th International Nonlinear Science Conference, Palermo, Sicily, March 15-17, 2010. For those who are planning to join us, local logistics have been added to the conference page. See you soon! (added 2010/02/27)
  • VISIT THE SCTPLS BLOG! Active topics include: Resilience Engineering; Catastrophes, Anxiety, and Occupational Accidents; Chaos in Cuba; Economies in Transition; Psychosomatics and Complexity; Fractal Brains; Chaos and Halloween and much more! (added 2010/02/02)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The 20th Annual International SCTPLS Conference will be held at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, (serviced by the Austin TX airport) on July 22-24, 2010. A rowdy time is brewing. Our featured guest speakers will be Robert Goldstone (“Human Collective Intelligence”), Kevin Dooley (“Weed Organizations”) and Phillip Salem (“Finding the Sweet Spot in Communications”). See details on all the above and pre-conference workshops too! (added 2010/02/02)
  • CHAOS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: We have three special offers: 1: The Twin-pack: 2008-2009 volumes of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences for US$110. 2: The 10-pack of loose issues of NDPLS (2000-2007), for $130. 3: A two-year membership in SCTPLS with the 2010 and 2011 volumes of NDPLS for $155. Prices are postpaid worldwide. See the abstracts and special issues involved. Go for it! using our multi-purpose membership form. (added 2010/02/02)
  • Registration is still open for the 4th INTERNATIONAL NONLINEAR SCIENCE CONFERENCE (INSC), Palermo, March 15-17, 2010. Please join us and our special guests, Rene Lefever (ecology), Rosario Mantegna (econophysics), Rolf Pfeifer (cognitive psychology and robotics), and Paul van Geert (developmental psychology) for this monumental event. A preliminary program will be posted to the conference site soon. (added 2010/02/02)
  • THE HUMAN LIFE SPAN AS A COMPLEX DYNAMIC SYSTEM will be presented by Paul van Geert, one of our featured speakers at the 4th INSC, Palermo, March 15-17, 2010. Call for Abstracts is open until January 15. Registration is now open. Discount early bird rates are available until February 1. ACT NOW. A variety of excellent hotels has been arranged as well. (added 2010/01/10)
  • The Call for Abstracts for the 4th INSC (Palermo, March 15-17, 2010) has been extended to January 15, 2010 to accommodate some highly productive labs that have been experiencing unusual time stress. Please act quickly if you are on the verge of sending an abstract, and we’ll do the same. Registration is now open. Please join us and our special guests, Rene Lefever, Rosario Mantegna, Rolf Pfeifer, and Paul van Geert for this monumental event. (added 2009/12/23)
  • MORE CHAOS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Because of the brisk response, NDPLS Vol 11, 2007 is sold out. We’ve refreshed the special offers: 1: The Twin-pack: 2008-2009 volumes of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences for US$110. 2: The 10-pack of loose issues of NDPLS (2000-2007), for $130. Prices are postpaid worldwide. See the abstracts. Go for it! using our multi-purpose membership form. (added 2009/12/23)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 20th Annual International SCTPLS Conference will be held at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, (serviced by the Austin TX airport) on July 22-24, 2010. A rowdy time is brewing. Our featured guest speakers will be Robert Goldstone and Kevin Dooley. Watch this space for the Call for Papers and announcements of workshops and other conference features. (added 2009/12/23)
  • CHAOS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Two special offers*: 1: The 3-pack: 2007-2009 volumes of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences for US$150. 2: The 10-pack of loose issues of NDPLS (2000-2006), for $130. Prices are postpaid worldwide. See the abstracts. Go for it! (added 2009/12/12)
  • COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND ROBOTICS: Our featured speaker, Prof. Rolf Pfeifer, University of Zurich, will present, "Self-organization, embodiment, and biologically inspired robotics" at the 4th International Nonlinear Science Conference, Palermo, Sicily, March 15-17, 2010. The Call for Papers is open until Dec. 21. (added 2009/12/04)
  • ECOLOGY at INSC: Our Keynote Speaker, René Lefever, will present “Deeply gapped vegetation patterns and desertification” at the INSC Conference in Palermo, Sicily, March 15-17, 2010. The Call for Papers is open until Dec. 21. For more information, please visit the conference web site. (added 2009/11/20)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 20th Annual International SCTPLS Conference will be held at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, (serviced by the Austin TX airport) on July 22-24, 2010. A rowdy time is brewing. Watch this space for the Call for Papers and announcements of conference features. (added 2009/11/20)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR INSC: Rosario N. Mantegna, co-author of, Introduction to Econophysics: Correlations and Complexity in Finance, will present “Empirical investigations of economic and social complex systems” at the INSC Conference in Palermo, Sicily, March 15-17, 2010. The Call for Papers is still open, and we have a listing of fine hotels available for your perusal on the conference web site (added 2009/11/20)
  • 2 EXCITING SPECIAL ISSUES: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences announces Calls for Papers on MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF NONLINEAR DYNAMICS and CREATIVITY AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Full details, including manuscript submission deadlines and instructions appear on the journal’s home page. (added 2009/11/20)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR INSC: René Lefever, will present “Deeply Gapped Vegetation Patterns and Desertification” at the INSC Conference in Palermo, Sicily, March 15-17, 2010. The Call for Papers is open until Dec. 21. For more information, please visit the . (added 2009/11/20)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR INSC: Rosario N. Mantenga, co-author of, Introduction to Econophysics: Correlations and Complexity in Finance, will present “Empirical investigations of economic and social complex systems” at the INSC Conference in Palermo, Sicily, March 15-17, 2010. The Call for Papers is still open, and we have a listing of fine hotels available for your perusal on the conference web site. (added 2009/10/31)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 20th Annual International SCTPLS Conference will be held at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, (serviced by the Austin TX airport) on July 22-24, 2010. A rowdy time is brewing. Watch this space for the Call for Papers and announcements of conference features. (added 2009/10/31)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The 4th International Nonlinear Science Conference will be held in Palermo, Sicily, March 15-17, 2010. The full range of applications psychology and the life and social sciences will be featured. The conference is planned in conjunction with the University of Palermo, Gaetano Aiello, Chair. (added 2009/10/02)
  • CREATIVITY AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences announces a Call for Papers on this topic. Full details appear on the journal’s home page. Manuscripts must arrive by April 30, 2010 to be a part of this project. NDPLS welcomes regular manuscript submissions on all pertinent topics year round. (added 2009/09/24)
  • • MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences announces a Call for Papers on this topic. Full details appear on the journal’s home page. Manuscripts must arrive by Dec. 31, 2009 to be a part of this project. NDPLS welcomes regular manuscript submissions on all pertinent topics year round, however. (added 2009/09/24)
  • • VISIT THE NEW SCTPLS BLOG where members express their ideas on recent developments in nonlinear dynamical system theory (chaos theory, fractals, complex systems and related topics). Blog articles range from predominantly applied topics to basic research and methodology. Comments to blog articles are welcome. (added 2009/09/24)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 4th International Nonlinear Science Conference will be held in Palermo, Sicily, March 15-17, 2010. The conference is planned in conjunction with the University of Palermo, Gaetano Aiello, Chair. The Call for Papers will be announced soon. (added 2009/09/24)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 4th International Nonlinear Science Conference will be held in Palermo, Sicily, March 15-17, 2009. The conference is planned in conjunction with the University of Palermo, Gaetano Aiello, Chair. The Call for Papers will be announced soon. (added 2009/09/17)
  • VISIT THE NEW SCTPLS BLOG where members express their ideas on recent developments in nonlinear dynamical system theory (chaos theory, fractals, complex systems and related topics). Blog articles range from predominantly applied topics to basic research and methodology. Comments to blog articles are welcome. (added 2009/09/12)
  • MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences announces a Call for Papers on this topic. Full details appear on the journal’s home page. Manuscripts must arrive by Dec. 31, 2009 to be a part of this project. NDPLS welcomes regular manuscript submissions on all pertinent topics year round, however. (added 2009/09/12)
  • The post-conference edition of the PROGRAM ABSTRACTS for the SCTPLS Conference July 23-25 in Milwaukee is now available. The PDF file, which is available from our conference home page also contains summaries of presentations by our guest speakers, Mohammed Dore and Guy Van Orden, and workshops. (added 2009/09/12)
  • CREATIVITY AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences announces a Call for Papers on this topic. Full details appear on the journal’s home page. Manuscripts must arrive by April 30, 2010 to be a part of this project. NDPLS welcomes regular manuscript submissions on all pertinent topics year round (added 2009/08/26)
  • SAVE THE DATE. The 4th International Nonlinear Science Conference will be held in Palermo, Sicily, March 11-13, 2010. Watch this space for the call for papers and other further developments. (added 2009/08/26)
  • MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences announces a Call for Papers on this topic. Full details appear on the journal’s home page. Manuscripts must arrive by Dec. 31, 2009 to be a part of this project. NDPLS welcomes regular manuscript submissions on all pertinent topics year round, however. (added 2009/07/10)
  • The PRELIMINARY PROGRAM for the SCTPLS Conference July 23-25 in Milwaukee is now available. The program covers our full topic range from biomedical science, to psychology, economics and policy science. You can access the preliminary program, and details of our guest speakers, Mohammed Dore and Guy Van Orden, and workshops on Self-organization, Hierarchical Systems, Markov Chains, and Agent-based Modeling from the conference home page. The early bird registration rates are effective thru July 8. (Dick Thompson, SCTPLS President-elect and Conference Chair). (added 2009/07/02)
  • THE IMPACT OF EDWARD LORENZ. Lorenz’ work has had a profound impact on the way we understand chaos and other nonlinear dynamics. He is credited for introducing the Butterfly Effect, which has had a widespread societal impact. This special issue commemorates his passing last year, takes stock of how many ways his work has influenced a broad spectrum of science. Abstracts to this special issue, subscription and other journal information, including instructions for how to submit a manuscript are available on the NDPLS home page. (added 2009/07/02)
  • NONLINEAR SEMINARS? Are you putting your reading list together for a seminar that you’re teaching? Chasing after a special article? Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences now offers single articles in PDF. Special issues are also available while supplies last: Agent-Based Modeling, "Paradigm Shift or Normal Science?" Dynamics of Civilizations, Psychomotor Coordination and Control. Contact us (register@societyforchaostheory.org) for bulk quantities. (added 2009/07/02)
  • CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY IN PSYCHOLOGY: Theory of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems (Stephen J. Guastello, Matthijs Koopmans, & David Pincus, Eds.) captures the state of the science of nonlinear psychology in application areas ranging from neuroscience to organizational behavior. Contributions by Liebovitch, Minelli, Gregson, Aks, Renaud, Lunkenhiemer & Dishion, Van Geert, Vallacher & Nowak, Dooley, P. Allen, Carley & Frantz, and more! Now available from Cambridge University Press. (added 2009/07/02)
  • The PRELIMINARY PROGRAM for the SCTPLS Conference July 23-35 in Milwaukee is now available. The program covers our full topic range from biomedical science, to psychology, economics and policy science. You can access the preliminary program, and details of our guest speakers and workshops from the conference home page. (added 2009/06/30)
  • THE IMPACT OF EDWARD LORENZ: Edward Lorenz’s work had a profound impact on the way we understand chaos and other nonlinear dynamics. He is credited with the articulation of The Butterfly Effect which has had an important stream of influence on society beyond science. This special issue, which commemorates his passing last year, takes stock of how many ways his work impacted on a broad spectrum of science. See abstracts. Individual subscriptions are a benefit of membership in SCTPLS. For institutional subscriptions and other journal information, including how to submit a manuscript see the NDPLS home page. (added 2009/06/21)
  • REGISTRATION for the SCTPLS Conference July 23-25, 2009 in Milwaukee, WI is now open. You can use this form for basic conference registration, new membership, conference lodging, and pre-conference workshops. (added 2009/06/12)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED to May 14, 2009. Due to the large number of excellent papers submitted, we have added extra space for concurrent presentations. If you have been thinking about presenting at SCTPLS, act quickly. This is the final deadline for 2009. To submit your proposal, go here. (added 2009/05/06)
  • WORKSHOPS for the 2009 Annual Int'l Conference will be offered in the pre-conf time slot starting 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM July 23: Self-Organization (presented by J. C. Sprott), Agent-Based Modeling and Social Networks (by Terrill L. Frantz), Markov Chains for Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (by Stephen J. Merrill), and Hierarchical Complexity: How Order is Constructed in the Process of Emergence (by Sara Nora Ross). More information about the workshops. You can register for the main conference and the workshops here . (added 2009/05/06)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS for the SCTPLS 2009 Conference will be Mohammed Dore, on business cycles and the economic downturn of 2007-08, and Guy Van Orden, on 1/f noise in cognitive processes. The Call for Papers is open until April 29. Watch this space for updates on pre-conference workshops and other conference features. (added 2009/02/07)
  • RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: Our tutorial site has been updated. Many of the new entries appear on Menu 3, What to Read, and Menu 4, nonlinear methods. (added 2009/02/07)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The 19th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences will be held at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA, July 23-25, 2009. Watch this space for further announcements about guests, workshops, and special features. (added 2008/11/25)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 19th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences will be held at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA, July 23-25, 2009. Watch this space for the Call for Papers and further announcements. (added 2008/11/12)
  • NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT -- Our Nominations & Elections Committee is pleased to annouce that DICK THOMPSON is the new President-Elect for 2008-09. Dr Thompson is the principal of High Performing Systems, a consulting firm based in Atlanta GA. Dick will be the Chair of the 19th Annual Int'l SCTPLS Conference in 2009. Watch this space for further announcements. (added 2008/11/12)
  • CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY IN PSYCHOLOGY: The Theory of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems. SCTPLS' new edited collection captures the state of the science of nonlinear psychology in application areas ranging from neuroscience to organizational behavior. Further description. Now available from Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-88726-7. (added 2008/11/12)
  • Psychomotor Coordination and Control: Special issue of NDPLS, scheduled for January, 2009. See contents. (added 2008/10/24)
  • EXCITING THINGS MOVE AND CHANGE. We study patterns of change over time. It’s that simple. This is an excellent time to join The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences if you haven’t done so already. We have exciting events coming up for 2008-2009, including the 19th Annual Int’l SCTPLS Conference, the special issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences on Psychomotor Coordination and Control, (Jan. 2009) plus three great issues afterwards. Watch this space for dates, locations, CFPs, URLs, and other new projects as they develop. Your membership gives you timely deliveries of NDPLS, the SCTPLS Newsletter, and a few other things that happen randomly (or so it seems). (added 2008/10/10)
  • Our new book, CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY IN PSYCHOLOGY: Theory of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems (Stephen J. Guastello, Matthijs Koopmans, & David Pincus, Eds.) captures the state of the science of nonlinear psychology in application areas ranging from neuroscience to organizational behavior. It should be ready from Cambridge University Press in just a few more weeks. (added 2008/10/10)
  • NONLINEAR SEMINARS? Are you putting your reading list together for a seminar that you’re teaching? Chasing after a special article? Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences now offers single articles in PDF. Single issues are also available while supplies last, including Agent-Based Modeling, Nonlinear Methodology 2, and "Paradigm Shift or Normal Science?" (added 2008/10/10)
  • SPECULATIONS IN NONLINEAR DYNAMICS, our next project in the queue, should be ready before the membership year is out. (added 2008/10/10)
  • EARLY-BIRD reminder: July 13 is the last day for the early bird registration rates for the Annual Conference at VCU. The registration link and other conference-related logistics appear on the conference home page. (added 2008/07/11)
  • The Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences is the longest-running regular showcase of the latest advances in chaos and complexity applications to biology, psychology, sociology, management, economics, and points in between. The cross-fertilization of ideas and methods from each of these application areas has contributed greatly to the success of the conference and the field of study as a whole. The preliminary program for the 18th Annual Int'l Conference, August 8-10, at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA is now available. (added 2008/06/13)
  • NONLINEAR SEMINARS? Are you putting your reading list together for a seminar that you’re teaching? Chasing after a special article? Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences now offers single articles in PDF. Single issues are also available while supplies last, including Agent-Based Modeling, Nonlinear Methodology 2, and Paradigm Shift of Normal Science? (added 2008/06/13)
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts for the SCTPLS Conference at VCU has been EXTENDED! Please make sure we have your submission by MONDAY MAY 12!! (added 2008/05/05)
  • REGISTRATION for the SCTPLS Conference (Aug 8-10 Richmond), pre-conference workshops (Aug 8), and reservations at the Jefferson Hotel are now open. C'mon in! The party is just getting started. (added 2008/05/01)
  • OUR SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS for the 18th Annual Int’l SCTPLS Conference, Richmond VA, Aug 8-10, 2008 will be Deborah Aks, Rutgers University, “Dynamics of Visual Search as a Window on Perceptual-Cognitive Behavior;” and Mark Shelhamer, Johns Hopkins Medical School, “Timing is Everything: Statistics and Dynamics of Predictive and Reflexive Eye Movements.” The Call for Papers is broad in scope and open until April 29th. Participants are invited to prepare their work as manuscripts for articles in Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. (added 2008/03/10)
  • THIS YEAR’S WORKSHOPS for the 18th Annual Int’l SCTPLS Conference, Richmond VA, Aug 8, 2008 will be: INTRODUCTION TO FRACTALS AND CHAOS, by Larry S. Liebovitch; TESTING HYPOTHESES FOR NONLINEAR DYNAMICS WITH POPULAR STATISTICAL SOFTWARE, by Stephen J. Guastello; and CHAOS INC LEARNING LABORATORY (organizational behavior) by John Winthrop Link & Jo Lee Loveland Link. (added 2008/03/10)
  • ABSTRACTS to the 3rd International Nonlinear Science Conference, Tokyo, March 13-15, 2008 are available for your reading pleasure. The abstracts will be indexed and available after the conference through PsycEXTRA, a database service of the American Psychological Association. (added 2008/03/10)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The CFP for the 18th Annual International SCTPLS Conference is now open. Watch this space for updates about guest speakers, workshops, and other special features. (added 2008/01/22)
  • DYNAMICS OF CIVILIZATIONS will be the special issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences for January, 2008. Topics include: spatial distributions of populations, human population ecology, authoritarianism, and violent societies. Scott Draves is our featured covered artist for this coming year. See abstracts. A subscription to NDPLS is part of your SCTPLS membership. This is an excellent time to join! (added 2007/12/28)
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts for submissions for the 2008 International Nonlinear Science Conference, Tokyo, Japan, March 13-15, 2008 will be accepted until January 15, 2008. A variety of formats is encouraged. Replies to authors regarding acceptances will be made as the abstracts are received to facilitate everyone's travel plans. (added 2007/12/28)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 18th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA, USA, August 8-10, 2008. Watch this space for the Call for Papers and further announcements. (added 2007/10/30)
  • FEATURED SPEAKERS for INSC 2008, March 13-15, Tokyo: Masano Aoki, power laws in macroeconomics, Gottfried Mayer-Kress, psychomotor learning, William Sulis, collective intelligence, Irina Trofimova, psychological diversity, Ichiro Tsuba, episodic memory More details. The Call for Papers and conference registration are open. Hotel and tour information are now available. (added 2007/10/30)
  • PSYCHOMOTOR COORDINATION AND CONTROL: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences is actively searching for manuscripts for a special issue to be entitled, Psychomotor Coordination and Control. Topics for potential papers could include: Sensorimotor responses, including any of the senses; Neural-behavioral mechanisms; Cognition-action sequences; Vestibular-oculomotor synchronization; Motor coordination, Skill acquisition; Intentionality and behavior; Robotic design; Multiple robot systems; Physiological synchronization between humans; Operation of real systems such as automobiles, aircraft, or industrial equipment; Effects of sleep deprivation and stress on motor performance or cognition-action sequences; Modification by pathological conditions including concepts for diagnosis and treatment; Mechanisms of prediction and adaptation. (added 2007/09/29)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The CFP for the 2008 International Nonlinear Science Conference, Tokyo, Japan, March 13-15, 2008 is now open. A variety of formats is encouraged. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 20, 2007. Watch this space for updates on new conference features as they become available. (added 2007/09/25)
  • A GLOSSARY OF NONLINEAR TERMS has been added to the SCTPLS web site are Resources for Students and Teachers. You can see it on Menu 1, when you get to that area, or the link to section 1 on the first screen of Resources, or go there directly. (added 2007/09/25)
  • PsycEXTRA will now include the abstracts to SCTPLS conferences, beginning with the sets for the 2007 Annual International Conference and the 2006 INSC. The PsycEXTRA data base and search facility is a product of the American Psychological Association, and part of the extended search facility PsycNET. Abstract sets from earlier conferences are now in preparation. (added 2007/09/25)
  • DYNAMICS OF CIVILIZATIONS will be the topic of the Special Issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, which will be published in January, 2008. Topics will include spatial distributions of populations, ancient civilizations, food chain stability, authoritarianism, violence and civil unrest. Individuals can subscribe as part of their SCTPLS membership. Institutional subscriptions are available in hard copy or on-line formats. (added 2007/09/24)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The CFP for the 2008 International Nonlinear Science Conference, Tokyo, Japan, March 12-15, 2008 is now open. A variety of formats is encouraged. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 20, 2007. Watch this space for updates on new conference features as they become available. (added 2007/09/24)
  • A GLOSSARY OF NONLINEAR TERMS has been added to the SCTPLS web site are Resources for Students and Teachers. You can see it on Menu 1, when you get to that area, or the link to section 1 on the first screen of Resources, or go there directly. (added 2007/09/24)
  • PsycEXTRA will now include the abstracts to SCTPLS conferences, beginning with the sets for the 2007 Annual International Conference and the 2006 INSC. The PsycEXTRA data base and search facility is a product of the American Psychological Association, and part of the extended search facility PsycNET. Abstract sets from earlier conferences are now in preparation. (added 2007/09/24)
  • A GLOSSARY OF NONLINEAR TERMS has been added to the SCTPLS web site are Resources for Students and Teachers. You can see it on Menu 1, when you get to that area, or the link to section 1 on the first screen of Resources, or go there directly. (added 2007/09/24)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The CFP for the 2008 International Nonlinear Science Conference is now open. A variety of formats is encouraged. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 20, 2007. Watch this space for updates on new conference features as they become available. (added 2007/09/10)
  • PsycEXTRA will now include the abstracts to SCTPLS conferences, beginning with the sets for the 2007 Annual International Conference and the 2006 INSC. The PsycEXTRA data base and search facility is a product of the American Psychological Association. Abstract sets from earlier conferences are now in preparation (added 2007/09/10)
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd International Nonlinear Science Conference will be held in Tokyo, March 13-15, 2008. The conference is planned in conjunction with Chuo University's upcoming 100th Anniversary. The Call for Papers will be announced soon. (added 2007/08/05)
  • PROGRAM AND ABSTRACTS for the 17th Annual International SCTPLS Conference in Orange, CA, July 27-29 are now available for viewing. Early-bird registration rates end July 15, so please register now for the best deal. (added 2007/07/11)
  • BACK VOLUMES AND ISSUES of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences are now available (supplies limited) to individuals and libraries. Please see Subscriptions for listings and ordering instructions. Subscriptions for the current year 2007 are still available, of course! (added 2007/07/11)
  • OUR FEATURED ARTIST FOR 2008 will be Scot "Spot" Draves. Spot's technique involves a combination of fractal and genetic algorithms and popular choice. Be sure to look for his most applauded designs on the covers of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences Vol. 12, starting in January. (added 2007/06/03)
  • THREE EXCITING WORKSHOPS AT THE ORANGE CONFERENCE On the first day of the SCTPLS conference in Orange, July 27, we will offer three stimulating and exciting workshops, facilitated by some leaders of the field of Nonlinear Dynamics. Stephen Guastello, Professor of Psychology at Marquette University will conduct an introductory level workshop entitled Basic Nonlinear Dynamics covering some of the basic concepts and illustrating their explanatory power. John and Jo Lee Link (Volvox, Inc.), in an intermediate to advanced-level workshop, will demonstrate the Chaos, Inc. exercise, a simulation of dynamical processes for practitioners working in complex organizations. Terrill Frantz (Carnegie-Mellon University) will offer an advanced level workshop entitled Social Agents and Simulating Social-System Dynamics, a hands-on systems analysis course, which utilizes the Enron 1999-2002 e-mail corpus to analyze social networks and their evolution over time. Register now! (added 2007/03/16)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS for SCTPLS-17 will be Dr. Bruce West, author of "Where Medicine Went Wrong", and Dr. Bill McKelvey, "Why Power Law Phenomena Serve to Integrate Chaos and Complexity Dynamics." Updates about guests, workshops, and other features will be posted to our conference webpage. (added 2007/02/17)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS for the 17th Annual International SCTPLS conference in Orange, CA is open until April 29. Early submissions can receive a response by April 9. The most popular formats for papers, symposia, and roundtables are described on the conference web page. Dr. Ivelisse Lazzarini, Conference Committee Chair. (added 2007/02/17)
  • LOOK FOR OUR ADs in Psychological Bulletin (Jan 07), Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (Feb., 07), Psychological Methods, (March, 07), and Emergence: Complexity in Organizations (April 07). Fractal decor by J. C. Sprott! (added 2007/02/17)
  • FRACTAL OF THE DAY: J. C. Sprott"s Fractal of the Day is generated every night, shortly after midnight CST. You can see the latest on the SCTPLS web site (left). Watch for our full-page ads in Psychological Review (Jan 07), Journal of Experimental Psychology: General(Feb 07), and Psychological Methods (March 07). The fractal background is yet another Sprott creation. (added 2007/02/17)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS for SCTPLS-17 will be Dr. Bruce West, author of "Where Medicine Went Wrong", and Dr. Bill McKelvey, "Why Power Law Phenomena Serve to Integrate Chaos and Complexity Dynamics." Updates about guests, workshops, and other features will be posted to [http://www.societyforchaostheory.org/conf2007 our conference webpage. (added 2007/02/17)
  • CALL FOR PAPERS for the 17th Annual International SCTPLS conference in Orange, CA is open until April 29. Early submissions can receive a response by April 9. The most popular formats for papers, symposia, and roundtables are listed on the Dr. Ivelisse Lazzarini, Conference Committee Chair. (added 2007/02/17)
  • The CALL FOR PAPERS for the 17th Annual International Conference of SCTPLS is now open. The conference will be held at Chapman University, July 27-29, 2007, Orange, California. Watch this space for more news about our special guest speakers and workshops. (added 2007/01/17)
  • FRACTAL OF THE DAY: J. C. Sprott's Fractal of the Day is generated every night, shortly after midnight CST. You can see the latest on the SCTPLS web site (left). Watch for our full-page ads in Psychological Review (Jan 07), Journal of Experimental Psychology: General(Feb 07), and Psychological Methods (March 07). The fractal background is yet another Sprott creation. (added 2007/01/17)
  • NONLINEAR DYNAMICS EXPANDS SCOPE, DEPTH: The scope of chaos and complexity applications in psychology, life sciences, and economics, continues to expand. See the latest index to Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences for 1997-2006. (added 2007/01/17)
  • Ivelisse Lazzarini is the new president elect. Ivelisse had a very respectable showing, and overall the participation in the voting process was excellent. Congratulations are in order and we are looking forward to an exciting year for SCTPLS. The president-elect is to serve as the chair of the annual conference committee. Be sure to mark your calendar now for the SCTPLS conference, July 27-29 in Orange, California. (added 2006/11/21)
  • COMPLEXITY SCIENCE: PARADIGM SHIFT OR NORMAL SCIENCE is the title of the January 2007 special issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences (M. Jayne Fleener, Dean of Education, Louisiana State University, Guest Co-Editor). Thomas Kuhn explored the issues of paradigm shifts, scientific revolutions, and the relationship between them. Written before the techniques and practices of the complexity sciences were developed, Kuhn described what he termed the Copernican Revolution as the last scientific revolution signifying a paradigmatic shift in society. Authors in this issue explore whether New Science approaches in nonlinear dynamics and complexity research signify postmodern science perspectives, and examine the role of nonlinear science in what may be the on-going evolution of the next paradigm shift. The disciplinary areas of evolutionary organizational theory, neuroscience, social group dynamics, economics, and visual art are examined in detail. (added 2006/10/22)
  • CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: In our continuing efforts to assist scholars who have an interest in nonlinear dynamics, we have expanded our Resources webpage to include new tutorials about chaos, nonlinear dynamics, fractals, complexity, and agent-based modeling, and their applications. The project continues to expand, so if you would like to create a tutorial about some aspect of nonlinear dynamics, e.g. basic theory, overview of application areas, methodology, instructions, about to to use particular software, or have a new tutorial for consideration ready, feel free to contact Matt Koopmans, President. (added 2006/10/22)
  • 17th ANNUAL INTL SCTPLS CONFERENCE will be held at Chapman University in Orange, California, July 27-29, 2007. (Orange is located a little south of Los Angeles, and a little east of some great beaches.) Watch this space for the Call for Papers, workshop descriptions, guest speakers, and other news. (added 2006/10/22)
  • THE NEW SCTPLS FAX NUMBER is: 1-414-288-5333. Faxes will be received at the Department of Psychology, Marquette University. Various pages of this web site are being updated accordingly. (added 2006/08/18)
  • New Secretary of SCTPLS: Joseph Jacobsen will be serving as the new Secretary of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences. Joe has been serving the society over the past year as chair of the Public Relations Committee, and has done outstanding work in that regard. Thanks from all the members to Joseph. (added 2006/08/08)
  • 16th Annual Conference Schedule is Complete: Check out the schedule of paper presentations, symposia, workshops, and other events at this year's conference! (added 2006/07/14)
  • 2006 Conference Program Complete: The preliminary program for the annual (2006) conference has been completed and may be found through our 2006 conference homepage. The depth, breadth, and quality of activities is sure to make for an outstanding conference experience this year. (added 2006/06/12)
  • FOR MEDIA REPS: Press kits are now available for SCTPLS, its members' activities, and Annual Conference in Baltimore, Aug. 4-6 2006. Media reps from news outlets should contact: Dr. Joseph Jacobsen , P R Officer, to obtain a kit. (added 2006/04/21)
  • Call for Papers Still Open and Outstanding Speakers: The call for papers for the 16th Annual International Conference for SCTPLS at Johns Hopkins University (August 4-6) is still open until April 22. So submit your abstracts right away. Our special guests this year will be Dr. Steven M. Boker from University of Notre Dame and Dr. Robin R. Vallacher from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Boker is well known for his recent work on statistical analysis for nonlinear dynamics. Dr. Vallacher is well known for his influential role in the development of nonlinear theories in social psychology. We are honored that they will be sharing their insights and visions with us this year. Registrations for the conference can be accepted now. (added 2006/04/18)
  • Report from the Constitutional Review Committee. In the fall of 2005, a committee was formed to consider the question whether constitutional reform would be necessary to ensure the long-term viability of our Society, and if reforms are indicated, what they should look like. The committee recently completed a report, which can be reviewed at the above link. Their recommendations will be discussed at the Societys business meeting at the Baltimore conference. The committee consisted of Bill Sulis (former SCTPLS president), Kevin Dooley (former SCTPLS president & Trustee) and Mary Ann Metzger (former SCTPLS Secretary). (added 2006/04/17)
  • New Educational Resources and Call for Contributions: In our continuing efforts to get the message out and assist scholars who have an interest in nonlinear dynamics, we are in the process of upgrading our tutorials webpage to include several new tutorials about chaos theory, nonlinear dynamics, fractals complexity and agent-based modeling. In addition, the content on our resources page is still in the process of upgrading. If you would like to create a tutorial about some aspect of nonlinear dynamics, e.g., basic theory, overview of application areas, methodology, instructions about how to use particular software, or have one ready for consideration, feel free to contact us at mkoopmans@aol.com. (added 2006/03/20)
  • DePryck and Fleener providing BIG service: We are grateful and excited by the volunteerism demonstrated by members, Dr. Koen DePryck, and Dr. Jayne Fleener. Dr. DePryck is our new Editor for society's newsletter, distributed quarterly to all society members. Dr. Fleener is going to work with our Education Committee, who will be revamping our tutorials, links, and other educational services in the coming year. On behalf of the entire membership, thanks for your tangible committments to our organization and goals. (added 2006/02/13)
  • Three exciting workshops at the Baltimore conference: Three exiting workshops will start us off in Baltimore this year. Dr. Liebovitz (Florida Atlantic University) will conduct an introductory workshop in chaos theory and fractals, Dr. Glenda Eoyang (Human Complex Systems Institute) will discuss the applications of nonlinear dynamical systems to peace and conflict, and Dr. Mary Ann Metzger will offer a methodological workshop on the use of time series analysis and interpretation of results. Below are abstracts for each workshop as well as a biographical sketch of the workshop moderators. Visit the conferences page for more information and ongoing updates to the conference program. (added 2006/01/19)
  • Call for papers -- SCTPLS Annual Conference to be held at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, August 4-6, 2006: This year, the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences (SCTPLS) will host its annual meeting at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. The conference provides a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners working in the field of nonlinear dynamical systems to report research, network and exchange ideas with like-minded individuals and congregate in a pleasant collegial environment. We invite all interested scholars to submit abstracts reporting work in nonlinear dynamical systems theory, which includes chaos theory, fractals, complex systems, and related topics. For more information, please select the conferences tab above. (added 2006/01/06)
  • The deadline for abstracts for the International Nonlinear Science Conference in Crete has been extended to December 15. Abstracts that have been received already are now being reviewed and processed. Special features on brain dynamics and nonlinear education have been added to the conference program. (added 2005/11/26)
  • Michael Radin has joined the SCTPLS Public Relations team. He will be working with Joe Jacobsen, P R Officer , to promote the Society's conferences and accomplishments of our members to the media. (added 2005/11/26)
  • 2006 Annual Conference Location: The 16th annual conference of the society for chaos theory in psychology and life sciences will be held at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland. Baltimore is known for its charm, history, culture, and excellent seafood especially Maryland Blue Crabs, which will be in season at the time of the conference. We will keep you updated about dates, submissions, and program in the coming months but begin making your plans early. This will be a conference you will not want to miss. (added 2005/11/04)
  • SCTPLS Presidential election results are in: Matthijs Koopmans, the 2005-2006 president, was elected for a second term, 2006-2007. Ivelisse Lazzarini had a very respectible showing, and overall the participation in the voting process was excellent. Congratulations have been extended to President Koopmans and thanks for the willingness to serve the society for another year. (added 2005/10/31)
  • Two special issues on nonlinear methodology: The Editorial Board of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences is pleased to announce the first of two special issues on nonlinear methodology. Part 1, Broad Issues, will arrive for society members and institutional subscribers in October, 2005, any day now! Abstracts are now available for pre-viewing through this web-site! Part 2: Domain-Specific Issues will appear in April 2006 and will cover many more new developments in nonlinear methods with applications showing how they play out in applications such as learning and memory experiments, biometrics, and linguistic analyses. Subscription to the journal is free for active members. Please visit our registration page to join. (added 2005/10/07)
  • Guest Speakers for INSC 06 Crete, Greece: The invited guest speakers for the International Nonlinear Science Conference in Crete, Greece, March 10-12 2006 have been announced: Peter Allen (Head, Complex Systems Management Center, UK), Tassos Bountis (Prof. Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece), Stephen Guastello (Prof. Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Marquette University, USA) and Wolfgang Tschacher (Prof. Clinical Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland). The Call for Papers is open until 15 November For further information and special questions, contact: Prof. Ivelisse Lazzarini (Creighton, University, USA): Ivelisse.Lazzarini@creighton.edu (added 2005/09/23)
  • Three new tutorials have been added to this site: Introduction to Chaos, Introduction to Fractals, More about Fractals and Scaling. Also new: Agent-Based Modeling Demo: Alcohol Use Dynamics. (added 2005/09/10)
  • RSS feed items 8-18 thru 9-10-05: 1. Dynamics of new venture creation. 2. Oral contraceptives and female breast cancer. 3. Control of illicit drug markets produces more chaos than control. 4. News production during the 9/11 crisis. 5. Nova Science debuts "Chaos and Complexity Letters" 6. Liebovitch appointed director of Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences, FAU. (added 2005/09/10)
  • Matthijs Koopmans took office as the new SCTPLS President Sept. 1. Watch this page for exciting new developments. (added 2005/09/04)
  • The Call for Papers for the 2nd International Nonlinear Science Conference in Heraklion, Crete, Greece is now open. Updates to this site will follow. (added 2005/08/18)
  • Sara Ross has been appointed Chair of the Membership Committee. A substantial membership development program will be underway shortly. (added 2005/08/18)
  • The Conference Committee thanks everyone for yet another stimulating and productive Annual International Conference (Denver Aug 4-6). Abstracts will continue to be available from the CONFERENCE link on our home page control panel. (added 2005/08/18)
  • Members voted on the proposed changes to the Articles of Organization Aug 6. Motion 1 was defeated. Motions 2-5 were declared unvotable. (added 2005/08/18)
  • The deadline for lodging requests for the conference at U Denver has been extended to July 20. All other deadlines remain the same. (added 2005/07/06)
  • The new SCTPLS fax number is: 1-714-997-6780 for forms or other communications. Please note the change. Thank you. (added 2005/07/05)
  • Abstracts for the 2005 Denver conference are now available. (added 2005/06/26)
  • A strategic partnership between SCTPLS and ISCE Publ will promote their journals NDPLS and Emergence:Complexity in Organizations. Watch for SCTPLS fall catalog (added 2005/06/26)
  • New texts on complexity and educational curricula are now being translated in Chinese. Contact Jayne Fleener (added 2005/06/26)
  • Include nonlinear news with your favorite news aggregator service. The XML button appears on this page under the SCTPLS logo. (added 2005/06/19)
  • Banquet Speaker, SCTPLS Denver Aug 5: L. Douglas Kiel -- Efficiency Swamps Individuals and De-Complexifies Organizations. See abstract. (added 2005/06/19)
  • Keynote Speaker SCTPLS Denver, Aug 4: Marc Lewis -- Neural Self-organization and Processes of Emotion. See abstract (added 2005/06/19)
  • SCTPLS will sponsor the 2nd Int'l Nonlinear Science Conference, University of Crete Medical School, March 10-12, 2006 (added 2005/06/16)
  • Meg Spohn is the new Public Relations Officer for SCTPLS. She will be sending press kits to Radio, TV, Newspaper, Magazine, and related outlets this month. Interested media should contact: proffice@societyforchaostheory.org (added 2005/06/10)
  • Observatory event added to SCPLS Conference. Conference attendees to view new moon and celestial phenomena through a 120-year-old telescope. For more information, visit conference website. (added 2005/06/07)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences (NDPLS) journal will be publishing special issues on nonlinear methodology in October 2005 and April 2006. For more information visit NDPLS Journal website. (added 2005/06/04)
  • Formal motions from the Constitutional Review Committee regarding the proposed revisions to the Articles of Organization are now posted. They will also be printed in the next newsletter. Discussion and voting on these motions is on the agenda for the business meeting at our August conference. (added 2005/06/03)
  • Reminder: Registration for the workshops and the main conference are now open. For details see the 2005 Conference website. (added 2005/05/01)
  • The transition of the Society Secretary position is complete; Thank you very much Mary Ann and welcome David! (added 2005/03/01)
  • The Society election results have been announced: Matthijs Koopmans electedSCTPLS President-Elect! (added 2004/10/18)
  • The 2005 SCTPLS conference is scheduled for 4-6 August, 2005, at the University of Denver, CO, USA. Watch the 2005 conference webpage for details! (added 2004/10/18)
  • H. Eugene ("Gene") was awarded the Boltzmann Medal in statistical physics for 2004. He was elected to the National Academy of Science earlier this year. (added 2004/08/10)
  • Visitors can browse the abstracts to NDPLS 2004 and later issues by visiting this link. Limited free access to NDPLS articles is also available. (added 2004/07/30)
  • The 14th Annual International SCTPLS Conference in Milwaukee has now concluded. Abstracts to presentations can be viewed here. (added 2004/07/19)
  • Dr. Michael Gillespie will be the third featured speaker at this year's conference. His talk is entitled, "The Chaos and Complexity of Classic Hollywood Cinema." See the conference web page for details. (added 2004/03/03)
  • Four exciting workshops have been announced for the July conference. See the workshop abstracts for more information. (added 2004/03/01)
  • Members can now contact other members using our new listserv: sctpls@listproc.umbc.edu. This is for announcements only: replies will go to sender. For discussion use chaopsyc please. (added 2004/02/24)
  • Dr. Raima Larter will be a featured speaker at the July conference. See the conference web page for details. (added 2004/02/20)
  • Members' 2004 annual poster has just gone into the mail. This year's posterfeatures the Flying Fish Fractals, which is a creation of J. C. Sprott. Thanksto Clint Sprott for letting us use his enchanting designs in our Society publications and parphenalia. (added 2004/02/10)
  • Dr. Glenda Eoyang will be a featured speaker at our conference! Her talk will be entitled: "Options for Action: Paradox and Surprise in Human Systems Dynamics. See the 2004 conference page for details. (added 2004/02/04)
  • Election results are in. Holly Arrow has been elected for a second presidential term. In her role as President-elect, Holly will head the Program Committee for the next Annual International Conference, to be held in Milwaukee July 15-18. (added 2003/12/03)
  • Announcement: Standing committees seats have now been filled. Members-at-large will serve terms of 3 years. See link for committee roster. (added 2003/11/21)
  • Society Conference Announced: 15-18 July 2004, Milwaukee, WI, USA. Check society conferences page for details as available. Call for papers information available soon. (added 2003/11/08)
  • The contents for the upcoming October 2003 Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences (NDPLS) journal vol. 7, no. 4 has been announced. See the listing here. (added 2003/08/30)
  • The 2003 Annual Conference in Boston has concluded. Links and presentation files from selected sessions are now online. See the 2003 conference site, or the conference papers page. Audio recordings of selected sessions of the 2003 conference are now available at the Complexity Digest VirtualNetwork. (added 2003/08/17)
  • The schedule for the 2003 conference is now available! (added 2003/06/05)
  • Congratulations!!! Dr. Ruth M. de Cabo of Madrid, SPAIN has won the draw and gets the reward. As a thank you for identifying a new SCTPLS member and beingfirst at the draw, Dr. de Cabo has been granted a very fair trial which includes FREE registration for the SCTPLS 2003 International Conference being held in Boston, August 8-10. (added 2003/05/23)
  • NDPLS Editor Steve Guastello has prepared a tutorial on Structural Equations Technique for Testing Hypotheses in Nonlinear Dynamics.
  • An Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics prepared for the 1997 SCTPLS Conference by Keith Clayton is now available (In Acrobat PDF Format).