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Unifying Themes in Complex Systems

Vol VI: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Complex Systems

Volume package: ICCS Proceedings

Minai, Ali A., Braha, Dan, Bar-Yam, Yaneer (Eds.)

Jointly published with NECSI

2008, XXIV, 627 p.

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  • Well established series of carefully edited conference proceedings that serve the purpose of documenting and archiving the progress of cross-fertilization in this field

The International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS) creates a unique atmosphere for scientists of all fields, engineers, physicians, executives, and a host of other professionals to explore the common themes and applications of complex systems science. In June 2006, 500 participants convened in Boston for the sixth ICCS, exploring an array of topics, including networks, systems biology, evolution and ecology, nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation, as well as neural, psychological, psycho-social, socio-economic, and global systems.  

This volume selects 77 papers from over 300 presented at the conference. With this new volume, Unifying Themes in Complex Systems continues to build common ground between the wide-ranging domains of complex systems science.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » biocomplexity - complex Systems - complex system - knowledge - neural networks - self-organization

Related subjects » Applications - Artificial Intelligence - Complexity - Operations Research & Decision Theory

Table of contents 

Methods.- Emergence, Intrinsic Structure of Information, and Agenthood.- Deep and Broad are the Laws of Emergence?.- On an irreducible theory of complex systems.- Measuring and Tracking Complexity in Science.- Data-Driven Modeling of Complex Systems.- Modelling Complex Systems by Integration of Agent-Based and Dynamical Systems Models.- On Elementary and Algebraic Cellular Automata.- Dual phase evolution — a mechanism for self-organization in complex systems.- A new measure of heterogeneity of complex networks based on degree sequence.- Are technological and social networks really different?.- Evolutional family networks generated by group-entry growth mechanism with preferential attachment and their features.- Estimating the dynamics of kernel-based evolving networks.- Consensus Problems on Small World Graphs: A Structural Study.- Complex Knowledge Networks and Invention Collaboration.- Complexity, Competitive Intelligence and the “First Mover” Advantage.- Mobility of Innovators and Prosperity of Geographical Technology Clusters: A longitudinal examination of innovator networks in telecommunications industry.- Adaptive capacity of geographical clusters: Complexity science and network theory approach.- Corporate Strategy an Evolutionary Review.- Towards an evaluation framework for complex social systems.- Operational Synchronization.- The Complexity of Terrorist Networks.- Complexity Studies and Security in the Complex World: An Epistemological Framework of Analysis.- Complexities, Catastrophes and Cities: Emergency Dynamics in Varying Scenarios and Urban Topologies.- Systems Biology via Redescription and Ontologies (II): A Tool for Discovery in Complex Systems.- Biotic Population Dynamics: Creative Biotic Patterns.- Models.- The Growing Canvas of Biological Development: Multiscale Pattern Generation on an Expanding Lattice of Gene Regulatory Nets.- Compound clustering and consensus scopes of metabolic networks.- Endocannabinoids: Multi-scaled, Global Homeostatic Regulators of Cells and Society.- Different Neurons Population Distribution correlates with Topologic-Temporal Dynamic Acoustic Information Flow.- Modeling the Dynamics of Task Allocation and Specialization in Honeybee Societies.- An agent-based model for Leishmania major infection.- To be or twice to be? The life cycle development of the spruce bark beetle under climate change.- A Formal Analysis of Complexity Monotonicity.- Complex Features in Lotka-Volterra Systems with Behavioral Adaptation.- A Dynamic Theory of Strategic Decision Making applied to the Prisoner’s Dilemma.- Animal network phenomena: insights from triadic games.- Endogenous Cooperation Network Formation.- Mathematical model of conflict and cooperation with non-annihilating multi-opponent.- Simulation of Pedestrian Agent Crowds, with Crisis.- Traffic flow in a spatial network model.- Augmented Network Model for Engineering System Design.- Network Models of Mechanical Assemblies.- Complex dynamic behavior on transition in a solid combustion model.- Modeling the Structural Dynamic of Industrial Networks.- Can Models Capture the Complexity of the Systems Engineering Process?.- Biological Event Modeling for Response Planning.- Principles of self-organization and sustainable development of the world economy are the basis of global security.- Evolutionary Paths to Corrupt Societies of Artificial Agents.- Path Dependence, Transformation and Convergence-A Mathematical Model of Transition to Market.- Emergence of Networks in Distance-Constrained Trade.- Toward Agent-Based Models of the Development And Evolution of Business Relations and Networks.- Dynamic Modeling of New Technology Succession: Projecting the Impact of Macro Events and Micro Behaviors On Software Market Cycles.- Hypercompetitive Environments: An Agent-based model approach.- Precursors of a phase transition in a simple model system.- Universality away from critical points in a thermostatistical model.- Quantum Nash Equilibria and Quantum Computing.- Applications.- Teaching emergence and evolution simultaneously through simulated breeding of artificial swarm behaviors.- An Exploration into the Uses of Agent-Based Modeling to Improve Quality of Healthcare.- Self-Organized Inference of Spatial Structure in Randomly Deployed Sensor Networks.- Obtaining Robust Wireless Sensor Networks through Self-Organization of Heterogeneous Connectivity.- Self-organizing Text in an Amorphous Environment.- Self-Learning Intelligent Agents for Dynamic Traffic Routing on Transportation Networks.- Distributed Resource Exploitation for Autonomous Mobile Sensor Agents in Dynamic Environments.- Interconnecting Robotic Subsystems in a Network.- Estimating Complex System Robustness from Dual System Architectures.- Inquiry and Enterprise Transformation.- Capabilities-Based Engineering Analysis (CBEA).- Stakeholder Analysis To Shape the Enterprise.- Systems Thinking for the Enterprise: A Thought Piece.- Representing the Complexity of Engineering Systems: A Multidisciplinary Perceptual Approach.- Policy Scale-free Organizational Network: Artifact or Phenomenon?.- Application of Complex Systems Research To Efforts of International Development.- About the bears and the bees: Adaptive responses to asymmetric warfare.- Improving Decision Making in the Area of National and International Security—the Future Map methodology.- Comparison of chaotic biomagnetic field patterns recorded from the arrhythmic heart and stomach.- Complex Networks in Different Languages: A Study of an Emergent Multilingual Encyclopedia.- Possible Chaotic Structures in the Turkish Language with Time Series Analysis.

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