Using the site

News Items
The home page displays the latest items of news underneath the calender. You can select the number of items to be shown (see Personal Details). The full list of news stories can be found in ‘Complex Systems News’ and ‘Exystence News’ on the side bar.

Personal details
Change homepage – allows you to set the number of stories which appear on the Exystence home page and to add personal comments on the homepage that only you can view.
Personal information – allows you to change your personal information. Please make sure that your full name is entered on this page.
Select theme – changes the appearance of the site for you.

Submitting information
EXYSTENCE would like to encourage its users to submit articles, conferences and complexity links.

  • Conferences. Click ‘submit’ underneath the calendar and enter as much information as possible.
  • Complexity links. Click complexity links on the side bar and then add link. Please provide as much information as possible including location and key members, if applicable.
  • Articles. Click ‘submit news and reports’ on the bottom of the side bar and enter you article. If accepted the article will appear on the home page and in the topic selected.

All submissions will be checked by our staff before being posted. If you have any problems submitting any information please contact

Positive and negative feedback are an important feature of Complex Systems so please feel free to email your thoughts on the website to us or to submit them on the discussion boards.

Discussion boards
These are areas for comments and discussions about the activities of EXYSTENCE and about research into complex systems in general. Any associate member can post comments in this area.

Forgotten passwords / username
If you have forgotten your password or user name go to new user on the side menu and then to I Lost my username/password. You details will be emailed to you.