Untangling Complex Systems

Untangling Complex Systems
Author: Pier Luigi Gentili
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 0429847548
ISBN 13: 9780429847547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untangling Complex Systems Book Review:

Complex Systems are natural systems that science is unable to describe exhaustively. Examples of Complex Systems are both unicellular and multicellular living beings; human brains; human immune systems; ecosystems; human societies; the global economy; the climate and geology of our planet. This book is an account of a marvelous interdisciplinary journey the author made to understand properties of the Complex Systems. He has undertaken his trip, equipped with the fundamental principles of physical chemistry, in particular, the Second Law of Thermodynamics that describes the spontaneous evolution of our universe, and the tools of Non-linear dynamics. By dealing with many disciplines, in particular, chemistry, biology, physics, economy, and philosophy, the author demonstrates that Complex Systems are intertwined networks, working in out-of-equilibrium conditions, which exhibit emergent properties, such as self-organization phenomena and chaotic behaviors in time and space.

Philosophy of Complex Systems

Philosophy of Complex Systems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2011-05-23
ISBN 10: 9780080931227
ISBN 13: 0080931227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Complex Systems Book Review:

The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, and social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and determinism, equilibrium, control, planning, individuality, responsibility and so on. Our intention is to draw together in this volume, we believe for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the manifold philosophically interesting impacts of recent developments in understanding nonlinear systems and the unique aspects of their complexity. The book will focus specifically on the philosophical concepts, principles, judgments and problems distinctly raised by work in the domain of complex nonlinear dynamical systems, especially in recent years. -Comprehensive coverage of all main theories in the philosophy of Complex Systems -Clearly written expositions of fundamental ideas and concepts -Definitive discussions by leading researchers in the field -Summaries of leading-edge research in related fields are also included

Complex Systems

Complex Systems
Author: Terry R. J. Bossomaier,David G. Green
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2000-07-06
ISBN 10: 9780521462457
ISBN 13: 0521462452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems Book Review:

This book, first published in 2000, explores the exciting field of complexity.

Complex Systems

Complex Systems
Author: National Academies,The National Academies Keck Futures Initiatives
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2009-04-07
ISBN 10: 9780309177504
ISBN 13: 0309177502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems Book Review:

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative was launched in 2003 to stimulate new modes of scientific inquiry and break down the conceptual and institutional barriers to interdisciplinary research. At the Conference on Complex Systems, participants were divided into twelve interdisciplinary working groups. The groups spent nine hours over two days exploring diverse challenges at the interface of science, engineering, and medicine. The groups included researchers from science, engineering, and medicine, as well as representatives from private and public funding agencies, universities, businesses, journals, and the science media. The groups needed to address the challenge of communicating and working together from a diversity of expertise and perspectives as they attempted to solve complicated, interdisciplinary problems in a relatively short time. The summaries contained in this volume describe the problem and outline the approach taken, including what research needs to be done to understand the fundamental science behind the challenge, the proposed plan for engineering the application, the reasoning that went into it and the benefits to society of the problem solution.

Unifying Themes in Complex Systems

Unifying Themes in Complex Systems
Author: Ali A. Minai,Dan Braha,Yaneer Bar-Yam
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2010-06-02
ISBN 10: 9783540850816
ISBN 13: 3540850813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Book Review:

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. "Unifying Themes in Complex Systems" is a well established series of carefully edited conference proceedings that serve the purpose of documenting and archiving the progress of cross-fertilization in this field. About NECSI: For over 10 years, 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.

Modeling and Control of Complex Systems

Modeling and Control of Complex Systems
Author: Petros A. Ioannou,Andreas Pitsillides
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-12-26
ISBN 10: 9780849379864
ISBN 13: 0849379865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling and Control of Complex Systems Book Review:

Comprehension of complex systems comes from an understanding of not only the behavior of constituent elements but how they act together to form the behavior of the whole. However, given the multidisciplinary nature of complex systems, the scattering of information across different areas creates a chaotic situation for those trying to understand possible solutions and applications. Modeling and Control of Complex Systems brings together a number of research experts to present some of their latest approaches and future research directions in a language accessible to system theorists. Contributors discuss complex systems such as networks for modeling and control of civil structures, vehicles, robots, biomedical systems, fluid flow systems, and home automation systems. Each chapter provides theoretical and methodological descriptions of a specific application in the control of complex systems, including congestion control in computer networks, autonomous multi-robot docking systems, modeling and control in cancer genomics, and backstepping controllers for stabilization of turbulent flow PDEs. With this unique reference, you will discover how complexity is dealt with in different disciplines and learn about the latest methodologies, which are applicable to your own specialty. The balanced mix of theory and simulation presented by Modeling and Control of Complex Systems supplies a strong vehicle for enlarging your knowledge base a fueling future advances and incredible breakthroughs.

Complex Systems and Self organization Modelling

Complex Systems and Self organization Modelling
Author: Cyrille Bertelle,Gérard H. E. Duchamp,Hakima Kadri-Dahmani
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2008-12-03
ISBN 10: 3540880739
ISBN 13: 9783540880738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems and Self organization Modelling Book Review:

This book, the outcome of a workshop meeting within ESM 2006, explores the use of emergent computing and self-organization modeling within various applications of complex systems.

Complex Systems

Complex Systems
Author: E. Goles,Servet Martínez
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2001-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780792368304
ISBN 13: 0792368304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems Book Review:

This volume contains the courses given at the Sixth Summer School on Complex Systems held at Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Maternaticas, Universidad de Chile at Santiago, Chile, from 14th to 18th December 1998. This school was addressed to graduate students and researchers working on areas related with recent trends in Complex Systems, including dynamical systems, cellular automata, complexity and cutoff in Markov chains. Each contribution is devoted to one of these subjects. In some cases they are structured as surveys, presenting at the same time an original point of view and showing mostly new results. The paper of Pierre Arnoux investigates the relation between low complex systems and chaotic systems, showing that they can be put into relation by some re normalization operations. The case of quasi-crystals is fully studied, in particular the Sturmian quasi-crystals. The paper of Franco Bagnoli and Raul Rechtman establishes relations be tween Lyapunov exponents and synchronization processes in cellular automata. The principal goal is to associate tools, usually used in physical problems, to an important problem in cellularautomata and computer science, the synchronization problem. The paper of Jacques Demongeot and colleagues gives a presentation of at tractors of dynamical systems appearing in biological situations. For instance, the relation between positive or negative loops and regulation systems.

Quantum Tunneling in Complex Systems

Quantum Tunneling in Complex Systems
Author: Joachim Ankerhold
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2007-02-15
ISBN 10: 3540680748
ISBN 13: 9783540680741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantum Tunneling in Complex Systems Book Review:

In the last two decades remarkable progress has been made in understanding and describing tunneling processes in complex systems in terms of classical trajectories. This book introduces recent concepts and achievements with particular emphasis on a dynamical formulation and relations to specific systems in mesoscopic, molecular, and atomic physics. Advanced instanton techniques, e.g. for decay rates and tunnel splittings, are discussed in the first part. The second part covers current developments for wave-packet tunneling in real-time, and the third part describes thermodynamics and dynamical approaches for barrier transmission in statistical, particularly dissipative systems.

Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering

Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering
Author: Geilson Loureiro,Richard Curran
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 831
Release: 2007-08-10
ISBN 10: 1846289769
ISBN 13: 9781846289767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering Book Review:

This volume features the proceedings of the 14th ISPE Conference on Concurrent Engineering, held in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, on the 16th – 20th of July 2007. It highlights the application of concurrent engineering to the development of complex systems.

Complex Systems Approach to Economic Dynamics

Complex Systems Approach to Economic Dynamics
Author: Abraham C.-L. Chian
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2007-08-17
ISBN 10: 3540397531
ISBN 13: 9783540397533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems Approach to Economic Dynamics Book Review:

Statistical analysis of stock markets and foreign exchange markets has demonstrated the intermittent nature of economic time series. A nonlinear model of business cycles is able to simulate intermittency arising from order-chaos and chaos-chaos transitions. This monograph introduces new concepts of unstable periodic orbits and chaotic saddles, which are unstable structures embedded in a chaotic attractor and responsible for economic intermittency.

An Introduction to Complex Systems

An Introduction to Complex Systems
Author: Joe Tranquillo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN 10: 3030025896
ISBN 13: 9783030025892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Complex Systems Book Review:

This book explores the interdisciplinary field of complex systems theory. By the end of the book, readers will be able to understand terminology that is used in complex systems and how they are related to one another; see the patterns of complex systems in practical examples; map current topics, in a variety of fields, to complexity theory; and be able to read more advanced literature in the field. The book begins with basic systems concepts and moves on to how these simple rules can lead to complex behavior. The author then introduces non-linear systems, followed by pattern formation, and networks and information flow in systems. Later chapters cover the thermodynamics of complex systems, dynamical patterns that arise in networks, and how game theory can serve as a framework for decision making. The text is interspersed with both philosophical and quantitative arguments, and each chapter ends with questions and prompts that help readers make more connections.

Modeling Complex Systems

Modeling Complex Systems
Author: John William Shuart,William D. Spaulding,Jeffrey Stephen Poland
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0803213883
ISBN 13: 9780803213883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling Complex Systems Book Review:

Describes contemporary approach to the modeling of complex cognitive and behavioral processes. This book provides examples of translational research ranging from clinical neuropsychology to self-actualization, from medical informatics to industrial psychology, from programmed learning to psychiatric rehabilitation.

Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine

Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine
Author: Thomas Deisboeck,J. Yasha Kresh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2007-06-13
ISBN 10: 9780387335322
ISBN 13: 0387335323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine Book Review:

Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine Thomas S. Deisboeck and J. Yasha Kresh Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine covers the emerging field of systems science involving the application of physics, mathematics, engineering and computational methods and techniques to the study of biomedicine including nonlinear dynamics at the molecular, cellular, multi-cellular tissue, and organismic level. With all chapters helmed by leading scientists in the field, Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine's goal is to offer its audience a timely compendium of the ongoing research directed to the understanding of biological processes as whole systems instead of as isolated component parts. In Parts I & II, Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine provides a general systems thinking perspective and presents some of the fundamental theoretical underpinnings of this rapidly emerging field. Part III then follows with a multi-scaled approach, spanning from the molecular to macroscopic level, exemplified by studying such diverse areas as molecular networks and developmental processes, the immune and nervous systems, the heart, cancer and multi-organ failure. The volume concludes with Part IV that addresses methods and techniques driven in design and development by this new understanding of biomedical science. Key Topics Include: • Historic Perspectives of General Systems Thinking • Fundamental Methods and Techniques for Studying Complex Dynamical Systems • Applications from Molecular Networks to Disease Processes • Enabling Technologies for Exploration of Systems in the Life Sciences Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine is essential reading for experimental, theoretical, and interdisciplinary scientists working in the biomedical research field interested in a comprehensive overview of this rapidly emerging field. About the Editors: Thomas S. Deisboeck is currently Assistant Professor of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. An expert in interdisciplinary cancer modeling, Dr. Deisboeck is Director of the Complex Biosystems Modeling Laboratory which is part of the Harvard-MIT Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. J. Yasha Kresh is currently Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Research Director, Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiovascular Biophysics at the Drexel University College of Medicine. An expert in dynamical systems, he holds appointments in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Molecular Pathobiology Program. Prof. Kresh is Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Biomedical Engineering Society, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Complex Systems Theory and Development Practice

Complex Systems Theory and Development Practice
Author: Samir Rihani,Hernando De Soto
Publsiher: Zed Books
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781842770474
ISBN 13: 1842770470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems Theory and Development Practice Book Review:

Real paradigm shifts are rare phenomena, and professionals are rightly cautious about claims in this regard. This thoughtful book, however, advocates just such a shift in the development field, and advances a reasoned case in its support. Its author hopes to open the door to a rather different way of looking at historical processes of development. Dr Rihani, an engineer with long experience of development, takes as his starting point the undoubted paradigm shift which is taking hold in the natural sciences. He argues that the emerging science of complexity can also illuminate the flawed nature of customary assumptions about causality, certainty and universality in the way nations develop.Ranging over a wide terrain of social, political and economic thinking and specific country experiences, the author explains the key concepts in complex systems theory and their possible applications in development practice. He examines various development issues and institutions in the light of what he sees as the limitations of rigid linear thinking in an essentially fluid, non-linear world. Little wonder, he concludes, that the results of half a century of development effort have been so disappointing.If development thinkers take up this book's invitation to apply the new thinking to the processes which they seek to understand and manage, Dr Rihani's work will have made an exceptional contribution to the theory and practice of development.

Uncertainty and Surprise in Complex Systems

Uncertainty and Surprise in Complex Systems
Author: Reuben R. McDaniel,Dean Driebe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2005-03-11
ISBN 10: 9783540237730
ISBN 13: 3540237739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncertainty and Surprise in Complex Systems Book Review:

Complexity science has been a source of new insight in physical and social systems and has demonstrated that unpredictability and surprise are fundamental aspects of the world around us. This book is the outcome of a discussion meeting of leading scholars and critical thinkers with expertise in complex systems sciences and leaders from a variety of organizations, sponsored by the Prigogine Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the Plexus Institute, to explore strategies for understanding uncertainty and surprise. Besides contributions to the conference, it includes a key digest by the editors as well as a commentary by the late nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine, "Surprises in half of a century". The book is intended for researchers and scientists in complexity science, as well as for a broad interdisciplinary audience of both practitioners and scholars. It will well serve those interested in the research issues and in the application of complexity science to physical and social systems.

Complex Systems in Finance and Econometrics

Complex Systems in Finance and Econometrics
Author: Robert A. Meyers
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2010-11-03
ISBN 10: 1441977007
ISBN 13: 9781441977007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems in Finance and Econometrics Book Review:

"This book consists of selections from the Encyclopedia of complexity and systems science edited by Robert A. Myers"--T.p. verso.

Control of Complex Systems

Control of Complex Systems
Author: Karl J. Aström,Pedro Albertos,Mogens Blanke,Alberto Isidori,Walther Schaufelberger,Ricardo Sanz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 1447103491
ISBN 13: 9781447103493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Control of Complex Systems Book Review:

The world of artificial systems is reaching complexity levels that es cape human understanding. Surface traffic, electricity distribution, air planes, mobile communications, etc. , are examples that demonstrate that we are running into problems that are beyond classical scientific or engi neering knowledge. There is an ongoing world-wide effort to understand these systems and develop models that can capture its behavior. The reason for this work is clear, if our lack of understanding deepens, we will lose our capability to control these systems and make they behave as we want. Researchers from many different fields are trying to understand and develop theories for complex man-made systems. This book presents re search from the perspective of control and systems theory. The book has grown out of activities in the research program Control of Complex Systems (COSY). The program has been sponsored by the Eu ropean Science Foundation (ESF) which for 25 years has been one of the leading players in stimulating scientific research. ESF is a European asso ciation of more than 60 leading national science agencies spanning more than 20 countries. ESF covers has standing committees in Medical Sci ences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Physical and Engineering Sci ences, Humanities and Social Sciences. The COSY program was ESF's first activity in the Engineering Sciences. The program run for a period of five years starting January 1995.

Hybrid Estimation of Complex Systems

Hybrid Estimation of Complex Systems
Author: Michael W. Hofbaur
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2005-06-09
ISBN 10: 9783540257271
ISBN 13: 3540257276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hybrid Estimation of Complex Systems Book Review:

This monograph provides a tool-set for hybrid estimation that can successfully monitor the behavior of complex artifacts with a large number of possible operational and failure modes such as production plants, automotive or aeronautic systems, and autonomous robots. For this purpose, ideas from the fields of System Theory and Artificial Intelligence are taken and hybrid estimation is reformulated as a search problem. This allows to focus the estimation onto highly probably operational modes, without missing symptoms that might be hidden among the noise in the system. Additionally a novel approach to continue hybrid estimation in the presence of unknown behavioral modes and to automate system analysis and synthesis tasks for on-line operation are presented. This leads to a flexible model-based hybrid estimation scheme for complex artifacts that robustly copes with unforeseen situations.

Geometrical Dynamics of Complex Systems

Geometrical Dynamics of Complex Systems
Author: Vladimir G. Ivancevic,Tijana T. Ivancevic
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 822
Release: 2006-01-18
ISBN 10: 9781402045448
ISBN 13: 1402045441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometrical Dynamics of Complex Systems Book Review:

Geometrical Dynamics of Complex Systems is a graduate-level monographic textbook. Itrepresentsacomprehensiveintroductionintorigorousgeometrical dynamicsofcomplexsystemsofvariousnatures. By'complexsystems', inthis book are meant high-dimensional nonlinear systems, which can be (but not necessarily are) adaptive. This monograph proposes a uni?ed geometrical - proachtodynamicsofcomplexsystemsofvariouskinds: engineering, physical, biophysical, psychophysical, sociophysical, econophysical, etc. As their names suggest, all these multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems have something in common: the underlying physics. However, instead of dealing with the pop- 1 ular 'soft complexity philosophy', we rather propose a rigorous geometrical and topological approach. We believe that our rigorous approach has much greater predictive power than the soft one. We argue that science and te- nology is all about prediction and control. Observation, understanding and explanation are important in education at undergraduate level, but after that it should be all prediction and control. The main objective of this book is to show that high-dimensional nonlinear systems and processes of 'real life' can be modelled and analyzed using rigorous mathematics, which enables their complete predictability and controllability, as if they were linear systems. It is well-known that linear systems, which are completely predictable and controllable by de?nition - live only in Euclidean spaces (of various - mensions). They are as simple as possible, mathematically elegant and fully elaborated from either scienti?c or engineering side. However, in nature, no- ing is linear. In reality, everything has a certain degree of nonlinearity, which means: unpredictability, with subsequent uncontrollability.