This book contains the ceremonials and the proceedings pertaining to the Int- national Symposium CCN2005 on âComplex Computing-Networks: A Link between Brain-like and Wave-Oriented Electrodynamics Algorithms,â convened at Do ?u ? University of Istanbul, Turkey, on 13â14 June 2005, in connection with the bestowal of the honorary doctorate degrees on Professors Leopold B. Felsen and Leon O. Chua, for their extraordinary achievements in electromagnetics, and n- linear systems, respectively. The symposium was co-organized by Cem GÃ¶knar and Levent Sevgi, in consultation with Leopold B. Felsen and Leon O. Chua. Istanbul is a city with wonderful natural and historical surroundings, a city not only interconnecting Asia and Europe but also Eastern and Western cultures. Therefore, CCN2005 was a memorable event not only in the lifetime of Drs. Felsen, Chua, and their families, but also for all the other participants who were there to congratulate the recipients and participate in the symposium.
As the Housing Development Administration, while carrying out the prepartions for the Habitat II Conference, we have tried this international gathering to leave lasting benefist in Turkey. This effort can be seen in many areas, from the construction of conference halls to the establishment of an institution after Habitat II responsible to do a follow up of the decisions taken at the meetings. We are pleased to have been the intermediary in the realization of the project on building a data-bank on Non Governmental Organization in Turkey undertaken by the UNDP and the History Foundation on occasion of the Habitat and that a beginning have been marked.