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NEWSLETTER BANDUNG FE INSTITUTE (BFI)
September 23rd 2008

CONTENTS:
01. Call for Paper Special Issue Journal of Social Complexity
02. New Scholars in Dept. Computational Sociology BFI
03. New Book for Indonesian Readers: "Complex Indonesian Outlook 2008"
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01. Call for Paper Special Issue Journal of Social Complexity

CALL FOR PAPERS JOURNAL OF SOCIAL COMPLEXITY Vol. 4 No. 1
SPECIAL THEME: COMPLEXITY OF ELECTION

Election is a hot issue in politics, and since long time the
challenges have been addressed to political science and even economics
to give us more and more insights on it. While election plays a very
important role in the social life of democracy, it has also been
understood commonly for keeping the highest degree of complexity. The
root of the complexity might come from the cultural, economic,
anthropological, psychological, and other general social aspects of
the society. Election, be it as a process to emerge a new democratic
leader or a small voting process for having a public policy and
collective decisions are laid upon a very wide aspects. This is the
heart of our interest for further understanding while we have
complexity sciences in our hands as a sharp tool to analyze and to
scrutinize.

This is the main idea and motive behind the special theme proposed:
"Complexity of Election", to be elaborated in the next issue of the
Journal of Social Complexity. You are encouraged and invited to submit
your research papers, opinions, speculative thinkings, and book-review
to the Editorial Board by October 31th 2008 00:00GMT. Your ideas on
this are surely important to our further understanding about the
employment of computation and mathematics in social analysis.

Download the Call For Paper Poster here: http://josc.bandungfe.net/cfp41.pdf


02. New Scholars in Dept. Computational Sociology BFI
After a long time of internship in the institute, Ardian Maulana, who
was borned in Raha, Southern Sulawesi on Janary 2nd 1982, was accepted
to be the new scholar in BFI circumstances in the Plenary Meeting of
the institute related to his research proposal in August 2008 by the
Board of Science. While he was trained as material engineer, his long
activities and consciences have brought him to study a lot about
social and political system as complex adaptive system. He is
currently studying the complexity of political system and agent's
behavior related to political decisions incorporating statistical
mechanics and computational simulations. His research is run in the
Dept. Computational Sociology BFI.


03. New Book for Indonesian Readers: "Complex Indonesian Outlook 2008"
New Book on Indonesian Complexity is now available in local book
stores in all Indonesian region! The book entitled "SOLUSI UNTUK
INDONESIA" is a book for Indonesian readers presenting a perspective
on complexity while observing and comprehending Indonesia. The book
compiles research conjectures while proposing a new perspective for
Indonesians while sees their own country in a great expectation gives
an enrichment for the development of social sciences for the
betterment of the country and the whole humanity.

In the book the proposal for new "Wawasan Nusantara" (the way
Indonesian look at Indonesia) is presented. The age of complexity
should have changed the way we look and observe in order to be able to
have alternative solutions for the betterment. The book is now
available in your local (Indonesian) book stores, or you might want to
contact the publisher to have one (c.p.Yohanis: +62 21 70227545 for
rapid service) or just contact us.

If you speak Indonesian, you might want to see the glance view of the
book contents in the following URL: http://bfinews.blogspot.com/2008/04/buku-solusi-untuk-indonesia.html

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BFI Administration
Bandung Fe Institute
Sarijadi Blok 5 No. 151
Bandung 40151
JAWA BARAT
INDONESIA
ph./fax: +62 22 2018232
http://www.bandungfe.net
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