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Unifying Themes In Complex Systems, Volume 2 : Proceedings Of The Second International Conference On Complex Systems - Yaneer Bar-Yam

Unifying Themes In Complex Systems, Volume 2

Proceedings Of The Second International Conference On Complex Systems

Paperback Published: 31st July 2003
ISBN: 9780813341231
Number Of Pages: 644

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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.

Introductionp. ix
Organization and Programp. xiii
Transcriptsp. 1
Pedagogical Sessionsp. 3
Reception Sessionp. 67
Emergencep. 87
Description and Modelingp. 133
Fundingp. 181
Complex Understanding of Today's Global Economicsp. 203
Agents in Actionp. 209
Complexity and Managementp. 239
Papersp. 279
Evolutionary Algorithms on a Self-Organized Dynamic Latticep. 281
The Heart as a Complex Adaptive Systemp. 289
The DASCh Experience: How to Model a Supply Chainp. 305
Some Properties of Multicellular Chemical Systems: Response to the environment and emergencep. 313
Hierarchical Genetic Programming using Local Modulesp. 321
Dealing With Complex Human Systems From An Interpretive Systemic Perspectivep. 331
Connected Science: Learning Biology through Constructing and Testing Computational Theoriesp. 341
Diffuse Rationality in Complex Systemsp. 355
Spontaneous evolution of self-reproducing loops on cellular automatap. 363
Regulation of Cell Cycle and Gene Activity Patterns by Cell Shape: Evidence for Attractors in Real Regulatory Networks and the Selective Mode of Cellular Controlp. 375
A Model System and Individual-Based Simulation for Developing Statistical Techniques and Hypotheses for Population Dynamics in fragmented Populationsp. 385
A New Paradigm for Evolutionary Psychology: Animal Social Systems as Complex Adaptive Systemsp. 397
Comparing causal factors in the diversification of speciesp. 413
An Experimentally-Derived Map of Community Assembly Spacep. 427
TRANSIMS for transportation planningp. 437
Mapping Multi-Disciplinary Design Processesp. 445
What Can We Learn From Learning Curves?p. 455
Time Series Analysis of Ecosystem Variables with Complexity Measuresp. 465
The Dynamics of Minority Competitionp. 475
Spatial Autocatalytic Dynamics: An Approach to Modeling Prebiotic Evolutionp. 485
Geophysiological modeling: a new approach at modeling the evolution of ecosystemsp. 495
Organizational Intelligencep. 503
The Complex Evolution of International Orders and the Current International Transitionp. 515
Cooperation, nonlinear dynamics and the levels of selectionp. 523
Examining the dynamics of a vector representing neurophysiological state during intensive carep. 531
Optimal Organizational Size in the Presence of Externalitiesp. 539
Education in Complex Systemsp. 549
Distributed Knowledge Networksp. 557
Complexity of Allocation Processes: Chaos and Path Dependencep. 569
Caution! Agent Based Systems in Operationp. 581
Entropy estimation from finite samplesp. 589
In the Looking Glass: The Self Modeling of Social Systemsp. 597
Harnessing Evolution For Organizational Managementp. 607
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ISBN: 9780813341231
ISBN-10: 081334123X
Series: New England Complex Systems Institute : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 644
Published: 31st July 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.61
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1