1st Edition

Modeling and Simulation of Complex Collective Systems

By Jarosław Wąs Copyright 2024
    132 Pages 53 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    132 Pages 53 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Providing a comprehensive overview of the modeling of complex systems, with particular emphasis on the collective aspects of these systems, this book situates itself at the forefront of available literature. Exemplifying practically Wolfram’s theses found in A New Kind of Science, discussions center on where it is best to use a cellular automaton, when it is reasonable to use a hybrid approach, and when it is best to use a traditional method such as one based on differential equations.

    A range of fascinating examples are discussed, ranging from models of crowd dynamics, car traffic, downhill skiers and oil spreading across the sea surface. All are discussed and illustrated with comments. These examples explore how simple rules can create incredibly complex patterns and are used to compare cellular automata with more traditional methods.

    This book is of critical importance to students and lecturers interested in complex system modeling as well as containing translatable techniques that have applications in a wide range of fields

    1. Introduction

    2. Cellular Automata

    3. Crowd Dynamics and Behavior

    4. Car Traffic Modeling

    5. Modeling Dynamics of Downhill Skiers

    6. Oil Spill Modeling



    Professor Jarosław Wąs's area of research is among complex systems: crowd and vehicle dynamics, decision-making process, artificial life, data-driven simulations of collective systems. He has authored many publications in the area of computer science and artificial intelligence. He currently serves as the director of the Applied Computer Science Department at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland.