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Understanding Complex Systems

Simulating Complex Systems by Cellular Automata

Editors: Hoekstra, Alfons G., Kroc, Jiri, Sloot, Peter M.A. (Eds.)

  • Provides a well-balance and up-to-date introduction to the foundations and applications of Cellular Automata
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Deeply rooted in fundamental research in Mathematics and Computer Science, Cellular Automata (CA) are recognized as an intuitive modeling paradigm for Complex Systems. Already very basic CA, with extremely simple micro dynamics such as the Game of Life, show an almost endless display of complex emergent behavior. Conversely, CA can also be designed to produce a desired emergent behavior, using either theoretical methodologies or evolutionary techniques. Meanwhile, beyond the original realm of applications - Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics – CA have also become work horses in very different disciplines such as epidemiology, immunology, sociology, and finance. In this context of fast and impressive progress, spurred further by the enormous attraction these topics have on students, this book emerges as a welcome overview of the field for its practitioners, as well as a good starting point for detailed study on the graduate and post-graduate level. The book contains three parts, two major parts on theory and applications, and a smaller part on software. The theory part contains fundamental chapters on how to design and/or apply CA for many different areas. In the applications part a number of representative examples of really using CA in a broad range of disciplines is provided - this part will give the reader a good idea of the real strength of this kind of modeling as well as the incentive to apply CA in their own field of study.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to Modeling of Complex Systems Using Cellular Automata

    Hoekstra, Alfons G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Multilevel Cellular Automata as a Tool for Studying Bioinformatic Processes

    Hogeweg, Paulien

    Pages 19-28

  • Complex Automata: Multi-scale Modeling with Coupled Cellular Automata

    Hoekstra, Alfons G. (et al.)

    Pages 29-57

  • Hierarchical Cellular Automata Methods

    Dunn, Adam

    Pages 59-80

  • Cellular Automata Composition Techniques for Spatial Dynamics Simulation

    Bandman, Olga

    Pages 81-115

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26367-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Simulating Complex Systems by Cellular Automata
Editors
  • Alfons G. Hoekstra
  • Jiri Kroc
  • Peter M.A. Sloot
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12203-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12203-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12202-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26367-5
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 384
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