Understanding Complex Systems

From System Complexity to Emergent Properties

Editors: Aziz-Alaoui, Moulay, Bertelle, Cyrille (Eds.)

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  • Examines emergent properties arising through dynamical processes in various types of natural and artificial systems
  • Presents multidisciplinary approaches for getting representations of complex systems and using different methods to extract emergent structures
  • Places special attention on applications of complexity such as geographical systems, dynamical artificial or natural complex networks, transport and traffic flow or decision support systems
  • Brings together researchers from physics, engineering, biology and chemistry
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Emergence and complexity refer to the appearance of higher-level properties and behaviours of a system that obviously comes from the collective dynamics of that system's components. These properties are not directly deductable from the lower-level motion of that system. Emergent properties are properties of the "whole'' that are not possessed by any of the individual parts making up that whole. Such phenomena exist in various domains and can be described, using complexity concepts and thematic knowledges. This book highlights complexity modelling through dynamical or behavioral systems. The pluridisciplinary purposes, developped along the chapters, are enable to design links between a wide-range of fundamental and applicative Sciences. Developing such links - instead of focusing on specific and narrow researches - is characteristic of the Science of Complexity that we try to promote by this contribution.

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From the reviews: “This book contains a variety of perspectives on simulation models of complexity and emergence. It aims to give the reader new ways for studying emergence by using ‘complexity modeling’. … Overall, it is a useful set of chapters for the JASSS audience that is looking for new approaches and promising developments. … The advice for modeling and dealing with complexity … is very useful and can be helpful for many modelers.” (Emile Chappin, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Vol. 13 (1), 2010)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Models and Simulations in the Historical Emergence of the Science of Complexity

    Varenne, Franck

    Pages 3-21

  • About the Predictability and Complexity of Complex Systems

    Sitte, Renate

    Pages 23-48

  • What Makes a System Complex? - An Approach to Self Organization and Emergence

    Cotsaftis, Michel

    Pages 49-99

  • A formalism for multi-level emergent behaviours in designed component-based systems and agent-based simulations

    Chen, Chih-Chun (et al.)

    Pages 101-114

  • Emergence of Chaos and Complexity During System Growth

    Gecow, Andrzej

    Pages 115-154

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From System Complexity to Emergent Properties
Editors
  • Moulay Aziz-Alaoui
  • Cyrille Bertelle
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02199-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02199-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02198-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26923-3
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 370
Number of Illustrations
110 b/w illustrations
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