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Understanding Complex Systems

Complex Engineered Systems

Science Meets Technology

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

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Every time that we take money out of an ATM, surf the internet or simply turn on a light switch, we enjoy the benefits of complex engineered systems. Systems like power grids and global communication networks are so ubiquitous in our daily lives that we usually take them for granted, only noticing them when they break down. But how do such amazing technologies and infrastructures come to be what they are? How are these systems designed? How do distributed networks work? How are they made to respond rapidly in 'real time'? And as the demands that we place on these systems become increasingly complex, are traditional systems-engineering practices still relevant?

This volume examines the difficulties that arise in creating highly complex engineered systems and new approaches that are being adopted. Topics addressed range from the formal representation and classification of distributed networked systems to revolutionary engineering practices inspired by biological evolution. By bringing together the latest research in Complex Engineered Systems, this book sheds light on the current state and future course of this emerging field.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Complex Engineered Systems: A New Paradigm

    Ali A. Mina, Dan Braha, Yaneer Bar-Yam

    Pages 1-21

  • The Structure and Dynamics of Complex Product Design

    Dan Braha, Yaneer Bar-Yam

    Pages 40-71

  • Creation of desirable complexity: strategies for designing selforganized systems

    Carl Anderson

    Pages 101-121

  • Spiraling out of Control: Problem-Solving Dynamics in Complex Distributed Engineering Projects

    J¨rgen Mihm, Christoph H. Loch

    Pages 141-157

  • The Dynamics of Collaborative Design: Insights From Complex Systems and Negotiation Research

    Mark Klein, Hiroki Sayama, Peyman Faratin, Yaneer Bar-Yam

    Pages 158-174

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-32834-6
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-32831-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-06937-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Engineered Systems
Book Subtitle
Science Meets Technology
Editors
  • Dan Braha
  • Ali A. Minai
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32834-6
DOI
10.1007/3-540-32834-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-32831-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06937-6
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 386
Topics