ICCS Proceedings

Unifying Themes in Complex Systems

Volume IIIB: New Research

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

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In recent years, scientists have applied the principles of complex systems science to increasingly diverse fields. The results have been nothing short of remarkable: their novel approaches have provided answers to long-standing questions in biology, ecology, physics, engineering, computer science, economics, psychology and sociology.

The Third International Conference on Complex Systems attracted over 400 researchers from around the world. The conference aimed to encourage cross-fertilization between the many disciplines represented and to deepen our understanding of the properties common to all complex systems.

This volume contains over 35 papers selected from those presented at the conference on topics including: self-organization in biology, ecological systems, language, economic modeling, ecological systems, artificial life, robotics, and complexity and art.

ALI MINAI is an Affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati.

YANEER BAR-YAM is the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. He is the author of Dynamics of Complex Systems and Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World.

About NECSI:

For over 10 y ears, The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) has been instrumental in the development of complex systems science and its applications. NECSI conducts research, education, knowledge dissemination, and community development around the world for the promotion of the study of complex systems and its application for the betterment of society. NECSI hosts the International Conference on Complex Systems and publishes the NECSI Book Series in conjunction with Springer Publishers.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Complex Behavior of Simple Systems

    Sprott, Julien Clinton

    Pages 3-11

  • Thresholds, Bifurcations and Mental Control: An Application of Nonlinear Dynamics to Psychotherapy

    Warren, Keith, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • Study of Pattern Formation by Peafowl using LEM Multi-Agent Simulator

    Dahiya, Anju (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • The Contribution Of Complexity Theory To The Study Of Socio-Technical Cooperative Systems

    Pavard, Bernard (et al.)

    Pages 39-48

  • Complexity Theory of Art: Recent Investigations

    Yevin, Igor

    Pages 49-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unifying Themes in Complex Systems
Book Subtitle
Volume IIIB: New Research
Editors
  • Ali A. Minai
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-35866-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-35866-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-35864-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 375
Additional Information
Jointly published with NECSI
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