1st Edition

Unifying Themes In Complex Systems, Volume 2 Proceedings Of The Second International Conference On Complex Systems

By Yaneer Bar-yam, Ali Minai Copyright 2004
    642 Pages
    by CRC Press

    644 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The International Conference on Complex Systems provides a unique opportunity for scientists to rise above the disciplinary boundaries and explore unity in complex systems. This volume contains the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Complex Systems. The sessions ranged from the opening talk by Nobel laureate Philip Anderson on emergence and the relevance of complex systems to physics to the final panel that included many of the great management gurus of this generation. The plenary session topics for the second conference were emergence, description and modeling, self-organization, networks, time series, agents in action, and complexity and management. Talks in these sessions often focused on contributions in specific disciplines, but each session contained a diverse set of disciplines to show the strategies and concepts that can be applied generally to complex systems. Overall, the conference presentations dealt with issues of significant public interest, including individual psychology, dynamics of social and economic change, the human genome, and ecology.The New England Complex Systems Institute is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to advancing the study of complex systems, including new concepts and methodologies that are affecting all fields of science and engineering, and are being applied to technology, business, and even social policy. NECSI organizes conferences, workshops, short courses, and other activities from which books will be produced for the NECSI Series on Complexity. The books will range from conference proceedings and graduate textbooks to general-audience trade books, and will address fundamental concepts, new frontiers, and innovative applications of complex systems.

    New England Complex Systems Institute Series on Complexity , Introduction , Second International Conference on Complex Systems: Organization and Program , Transcripts , Pedagogical Sessions , Reception Session , Emergence , Description and Modeling , Funding , Complex Understanding of Today’s Global Economics , Agents in Action , Complexity and Management , Papers , Evolutionary Algorithms on a Self-Organized Dynamic Lattice , The Heart as a Complex Adaptive System , The DASCh Experience , Some Properties of Multicellular Chemical Systems Response to the environment and emergence , Hierarchical Genetic Programming using Local Modules , Dealing With Complex Human Systems From An Interpretive Systemic Perspective 1 , Connected Science , Diffuse Rationality in Complex Systems , Spontaneous evolution of self-reproducing loops on cellular automata , Regulation of Cell Cycle and Gene Activity Patterns by Cell Shape , A Model System and Individual-Based Simulation for Developing Statistical Techniques and Hypotheses for Population Dynamics in fragmented Populations , A New Paradigm for Evolutionary Psychology , Comparing causal factors in the diversification of species , An Experimentally-Derived Map of Community Assembly Space , Transims for transportation planning , Mapping Multi-Disciplinary Design Processes , What Can We Learn From Learning Curves? , Time Series Analysis of Ecosystem Variables with Complexity Measures , The Dynamics of Minority Competition , Spatial Autocatalytic Dynamics , Geophysiological modeling , Organizational Intelligence , The Complex Evolution of International Orders and the Current International Transition , Cooperation, nonlinear dynamics and the levels of selection , Examining the dynamics of a vector representing neurophysiological state during intensive care , Optimal Organizational Size in the Presence of Externalities , Education in Complex Systems , Distributed Knowledge Networks , Complexity of Allocation Processes , Caution! Agent Based Systems in Operation , Entropy estimation from finite samples , In the Looking Glass , Harnessing Evolution For Organizational Management


    Yaneer Bar-yam