UK Nonlinear News , February 1997.


Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society

An International Multidisciplinary Research and Review Journal

"The main objective of Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society (DDNS) is to foster links between basic and applied research relating to discrete dynamics of complex systems encountered in the natural and social sciences."

"Discrete dynamics reflects a new emerging tendency towards utilisation of iterative mathematical models - systems of non-linear difference equations - to describe the behaviour of complex systems. It has become clear from the latest developments in discrete modelling that such models have a simpler structure and provide many more possibilities for generating and describing complex non-linear phenomena, including chaotic regimes and fractals. However, further developments in such a discrete mathematical approach are restricted by the absence of general principles that could play the same role as the variational principles in physics. DDNS aims to elaborate such principles, which are expected to lead to a better understanding of the exact meaning of "discrete" time and space, and, to the creation of a new "calculus" for discrete complex dynamics."

"The journal will provide a channel of communication between scientists and practitioners working in the field of complex systems analysis, and will stimulate the development and use of the new discrete dynamical approach."

"Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society will publish original, high quality, research papers. In addition there will be regular editorials, invited reviews, a letters section, and a news section containing information on future events and book reviews."

Further information is available on the Gordon and Breach Publishing Group home page.

Regular and Chaotic Dynamics

The first issue of a new international journal Regular and Chaotic Dynamics (editor-in-chief Professor V.V. Kozlov) has appeared. Future issues will appear quarterly.

Chaotic and Regular Dynamics will publish papers dealing covering a wide range of problems in non-linear dynamic system behaviour: classical problems of integrability, bifurcations, deterministic chaos, non-integrability, stochastisation, and self-organisation (synergetics). Of particular interest are papers applying mathematical methods to scientific problems, in addition papers of methodic character and reviews are welcomed. The journal will also present information on new books and actions connected with the subjects of the journal. The aim of the editorial board is to promote a unification of investigations carried out in various Russian schools and in important international centres.

More information about the journal can be found at the Chaotic and Regular Dynamics website or by sending an email to either Alex Borisov ( or to Andrzej Maciejewski (

Source: Andrzej Maciejewski (

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