Editor: Heinz Georg Schuster Editorial Board: Christoph Adami, California Institute of Technology, USA Stefan Bornholdt, University of Bremen, Germany Wolfram Just, Queen Mary University of London, UK Kunihiko Kaneko, University of Tokyo, Japan Ron Lifshitz, Tel Aviv University, Israel Ernst Niebur, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA Guenter Radons, TU Chemnitz, Germany Eckehard Schoell, TU Berlin, Germany Hong Zhao, Xiamen University, China Heinz Georg Schuster is Professor (em.) of Theoretical Physics at the University of Kiel in Germany. In 1971 he attained his doctorate and in 1976 he was appointed Professor at the University of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. He was a visiting professor at the Weizmann-Institute of Science in Israel and at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, USA. He is author and editor of research monographs and topical handbooks on chaos theory, nonlinear dynamics and neural networks, but also on popular science books.