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Emergence: Complexity and Organization. Policy Implications for Ireland as an Innovative Knowledge-Based Economy by Dermot Casey & Cathal M. Brugha

Dear Colleague

The latest issue of the international journal Emergence: Complexity and Organization was published online today. The current issue includes:

Robust Policy Analysis for Complex Open Systems by Steven C. Bankes The Complexity of Concept Mapping for Policy Analysis by William M. K. Trochim & Derek Cabrera Facilitating Resource Decision Making in Public Organizations Drawing Upon Insights from Complexity Theory by David P. Kernick From Worst Slum to Best Example of Regeneration: Complexity in the Regeneration of Hulme, Manchester by Cletus Moobela Questioning Cultural Orthodoxy: Policy Implications for Ireland as an Innovative Knowledge-Based Economy by Dermot Casey & Cathal M. Brugha Using Complexity Science in Organization Studies: A Case for Loose Application by Jacco van Uden Futurology and the Future of Systems Analysis (originally published in 1972) by Ida R. Hoos (with an introduction by Graham Mathieson) For those of you who currently subscribe to E:CO (Volume 7) you can access the latest issue using your personal access account. Your print version will be sent out in a couple of weeks time. If you would like to subscribe to E:CO then this can now be done online at:

Issue 6.1-2 is still available for free at:

Other events:

Following the success of previous ANZSYS conferences and "Managing the Complex" events, it is a pleasure to announce the 11th Annual ANZSYS / Managing the Complex V Conference. The conference will be held in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand from 5–7 December 2005, and will be co-hosted by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR), New Zealand, and the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (ISCE), USA. Full details of this event can be found at:

The Havana Instituto de Filosofia is pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd Biennial International Seminar on the Philosophical, Epistemological and Methodological Implications of Complexity Theory, COMPLEXITY-2006 on January 9-12th, 2006 at the Havana International Convention Center. This International Congress is organized by the Complexity Cathedra of the Havana Instituto de Filosofia and is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA, according to the Spanish acronym) and the Academy of Sciences of Cuba. Further details of this event can be found at:

Happy complexifying!

Kurt Richardson, Managing Editor E:CO