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Studies in Computational Intelligence

Complex Systems in Knowledge-based Environments: Theory, Models and Applications

Editors: Tolk, Andreas (Ed.)

  • Presents the latest developments in complex systems in knowledge based environments

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About this book

This volume comprises a selection of state-of-the-art contributions to topics dealing with Complex Systems in the Knowledge-based Environment. Complex systems are ubiquitous. Examples comprise, but are not limited to System of Systems, Service-oriented Approaches, Agent-based Systems, and Complex Distributed Virtual Systems. All these are application domains that require knowledge, engineering, and management methods beyond the scope of traditional systems. The chapters in this book deal with a selection of relevant topics, ranging from uncertainty representation and management to the use of ontological means in support of large-scale business integration.

All contributions were invited based on the special recognition of the contributing authors in their field during workshops and symposia. By bringing all these different aspects together in one volume, our intent was first to present a variety of tools to the reader in support of his studies and work, and second to show how the different facets presented in the chapters are complementary contributing towards an emerging discipline to cope with complex systems. The common denominator of all chapters is the use of knowledge-based methods, in particular ontological means. The chapters are categorized into theory contributions and practical applications.

We hope that this volume will help researchers, students, and practitioners in coping with the challenges of integration, operation, and evaluation of complex systems.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Complex Systems in the Knowledge-Based Environment

    Tolk, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Uncertainty Representation and Reasoning in Complex Systems

    Laskey, Kathryn Blackmond (et al.)

    Pages 7-40

  • A Layered Approach to Composition and Interoperation in Complex Systems

    Tolk, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 41-74

  • Ontology Driven Data Integration in Heterogeneous Networks

    Cruz, Isabel F. (et al.)

    Pages 75-98

  • Complexity and Emergence in Engineering Systems

    Chen, Chih-Chun (et al.)

    Pages 99-128

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09984-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Systems in Knowledge-based Environments: Theory, Models and Applications
Editors
  • Andreas Tolk
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
168
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-88075-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-88075-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-88074-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09984-7
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 272
Number of Illustrations and Tables
113 b/w illustrations
Topics