Emergence, Complexity and Computation

How Nature Works

Complexity in Interdisciplinary Research and Applications

Editors: Zelinka, I., Sanayei, A., Zenil, H., Rössler, O. (Eds.)

  • Recent research in Complexity in Interdisciplinary Research and Applications
  • Edited outcome of the 2013 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems held at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic September 10 - 13, 2013
  • Written by experts in the field
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This book is based on the outcome of the “2012 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems” held at the island of Kos.  The book consists of 12 selected papers of the symposium starting with a comprehensive overview and classification of complexity problems, continuing by chapters about complexity, its observation, modeling and its applications to solving various problems including real-life applications. More exactly, readers will have an encounter with the structural complexity of vortex flows, the use of chaotic dynamics within evolutionary algorithms, complexity in synthetic biology, types of complexity hidden inside evolutionary dynamics and possible controlling methods, complexity of rugged landscapes, and more. All selected papers represent innovative ideas, philosophical overviews and state-of-the-art discussions on aspects of complexity. 

The book will be useful as instructional material for senior undergraduate and entry-level graduate students in computer science, physics, applied mathematics and engineering-type work in the area of complexity. The book will also be valuable as a resource of knowledge for practitioners who want to apply complexity to solve real-life problems in their own challenging applications. The authors and editors hope that readers will be inspired to do their own experiments and simulations, based on information reported in this book, thereby moving beyond the scope of the book.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Complexity Decomplexified: A List of 200+ Results Encountered Over 55 Years

    Rössler, Otto E.

    Pages 1-17

  • The Cause of Complexity in Nature: An Analytical and Computational Approach

    Mainzer, Klaus

    Pages 19-49

  • Complexity Fits the Fittest

    Joosten, Joost J.

    Pages 51-63

  • Rugged Landscapes and Timescale Distributions in Complex Systems

    Stein, D. L. (et al.)

    Pages 65-79

  • Structural Complexity of Vortex Flows by Diagram Analysis and Knot Polynomials

    Ricca, Renzo L.

    Pages 81-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How Nature Works
Book Subtitle
Complexity in Interdisciplinary Research and Applications
Editors
  • Ivan Zelinka
  • Ali Sanayei
  • Hector Zenil
  • Otto Rössler
Series Title
Emergence, Complexity and Computation
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00254-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00254-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00253-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03300-6
Series ISSN
2194-7287
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 290
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