Synopsis of the Workshop "Decision making and uncertainty in nonlinear complex systems" at Conference Hotel Marienlyst, Helsingør, Denmark, 21.-22.11.2006, funded by Toyota CRDL
This report discusses the art of scientific modeling in general. Different modeling approaches and their investigation are outlined. The final issue is to elaborate on the preconditions for utilizing mathematical models for decision making. We are very much indebted to the participants of the workshop Decision making and uncertainty in nonlinear complex systems for their valuable input on topics like uncertainty, nonlinearity, and complex systems in general. Scientists with different research backgrounds from various fields discussed several aspects of mathematical methods for decision making and strategic planning.