We invite interested scholars to present and discuss recent developments in nonlinear dynamical system theory, which includes chaos theory, fractals, complex systems and related topics. Over the years, the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences conferences have inspired and supported scholars from an array of disciplines to look at new ways to develop their theoretical and empirical work in an integrated approach to life sciences.
The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences is a multidisciplinary organization, and its conferences present work in all areas of psychology, general biology, neuroscience, medicine, and the social sciences, as well as anthropology, art, education, literature, mathematics, philosophy and physics. The program will include workshops, invited addresses, symposia, panel discussions, a poster session, and sessions of individual papers. Advances in basic or applied research, developments in theory, reports of empirical results and methodological papers are all welcome. We continue to encourage all nonlinear scientists, including graduate students who might be finishing up a dynamical thesis or dissertation, to consider sharing their ideas through paper presentations, chairing a roundtable session, or by proposing other alternative presentation formats, such as posters, product demonstrations, short workshops, or debates around controversial topics.
Our meetings will be held at the inspiring facilities of: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI USA
Abstracts should be between 150-250 words for posters, individual papers, short workshops and other alternative formats. The connection to nonlinear dynamics, chaos, complexity, fractals or related concepts should be clear to the reader. Include a short background on each speaker/author.
Abstracts may be up to 500 words for symposia or panel discussion. For symposia, abstracts should reflect the content of EACH speaker's contribution and indicate the relevant background of each speaker. The format for a symposium is for all speakers to give presentations, followed by or interspersed with discussion. Symposium organizers are encouraged to include a discussant. For panel discussions, abstracts should provide a brief overview of the topic, and indicate the relevant background of the panelists and sample questions they will address. The format for a panel discussion is an introduction to the topic and the speakers, after which the panelists address a series of questions or issues (rather than giving a series of presentations).
Each person submitting is limited to a maximum of two presentations as first author. It is acceptable to be a co-author on additional work submitted by others.
All presenting conferees are further invited to prepare their papers for review and possible publication in the Society's research journal Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. NDPLS is peer-reviewed and abstracted in PsycInfo (Psychological Abstracts), Medline ( Index Medicus), JEL/Econlit and other important databases. NDPLS uses American Psychological Association (APA) style. Click JOURNAL on the SCTPLS web site to access Instructions for Authors. All SCTPLS members receive NDPLS and the SCTPLS Newsletter as a benefit of membership. NDPLS accepts manuscripts all through the year, but please use September 1, 2009 as the target date for submitting conference-related papers; the journal would like to have as many articles based on conference presentations as possible ready for the same issue.