Cooperation in Biological and Social Systems

Cooperation in Biological and Social Systems
Author: Scholargy Publishing, Incorporated
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002-01
ISBN 10: 9781586669805
ISBN 13: 158666980X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Evolution of Cooperation

The Evolution of Cooperation
Author: Robert Axelrod
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-04-29
ISBN 10: 0786734884
ISBN 13: 9780786734887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Cooperation Book Review:

A famed political scientist's classic argument for a more cooperative world We assume that, in a world ruled by natural selection, selfishness pays. So why cooperate? In The Evolution of Cooperation, political scientist Robert Axelrod seeks to answer this question. In 1980, he organized the famed Computer Prisoners Dilemma Tournament, which sought to find the optimal strategy for survival in a particular game. Over and over, the simplest strategy, a cooperative program called Tit for Tat, shut out the competition. In other words, cooperation, not unfettered competition, turns out to be our best chance for survival. A vital book for leaders and decision makers, The Evolution of Cooperation reveals how cooperative principles help us think better about everything from military strategy, to political elections, to family dynamics.

The Evolution of Social Behaviour

The Evolution of Social Behaviour
Author: Michael Taborsky,Michael A. Cant,Jan Komdeur
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2021-08-26
ISBN 10: 1107011183
ISBN 13: 9781107011182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Social Behaviour Book Review:

First book to outline the fundamental principles of social evolution underlying the stunning diversity of social systems and behaviours.

Meeting at Grand Central

Meeting at Grand Central
Author: Lee Cronk,Beth L. Leech
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2012-10-28
ISBN 10: 1400845483
ISBN 13: 9781400845484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meeting at Grand Central Book Review:

A revolutionary approach to the study of cooperation that unites evolutionary biology and the social sciences From the family to the workplace to the marketplace, every facet of our lives is shaped by cooperative interactions. Yet everywhere we look, we are confronted by proof of how difficult cooperation can be—snarled traffic, polarized politics, overexploited resources, social problems that go ignored. The benefits to oneself of a free ride on the efforts of others mean that collective goals often are not met. But compared to most other species, people actually cooperate a great deal. Why is this? Meeting at Grand Central brings together insights from evolutionary biology, political science, economics, anthropology, and other fields to explain how the interactions between our evolved selves and the institutional structures we have created make cooperation possible. The book begins with a look at the ideas of Mancur Olson and George Williams, who shifted the question of why cooperation happens from an emphasis on group benefits to individual costs. It then explores how these ideas have influenced our thinking about cooperation, coordination, and collective action. The book persuasively argues that cooperation and its failures are best explained by evolutionary and social theories working together. Selection sometimes favors cooperative tendencies, while institutions, norms, and incentives encourage and make possible actual cooperation. Meeting at Grand Central will inspire researchers from different disciplines and intellectual traditions to share ideas and advance our understanding of cooperative behavior in a world that is more complex than ever before.

Cooperative Evolution

Cooperative Evolution
Author: Christopher Bryant,Valerie A. Brown
Publsiher: ANU Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 1760464295
ISBN 13: 9781760464295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Evolution Book Review:

Cooperative Evolution offers a fresh account of evolution consistent with Charles Darwin’s own account of a cooperative, inter-connected, buzzing and ever-changing world. Told in accessible language, treating evolutionary change as a cooperative enterprise brings some surprising shifts from the traditional emphasis on the dominance of competition. The book covers many evolutionary changes reconsidered as cooperation. These include the cooperative origins of life, evolution as a spiral rather than a ladder or tree, humans as a part of natural systems rather than the purpose, relationships between natural and social change, and the role of the individual in adaptive radiation onto new ground. The story concludes with a projection of human evolution from the past into the future. ‘Environmental studies courses have needed a book like Cooperative Evolution for a long time. It is a boon for those teaching the complexity of the evolutionary story.’ — Dr John A. Harris, BSc(Hons) MSc PhD, School of Environmental Science, University of Canberra ‘As a regenerative, holistic-thinking farmer I daily witness the results of cooperative evolution as the seasons unfold. A pleasure to read, Cooperative Evolution gives entry to recent thinking on evolutionary processes.’ — David Marsh, MSA, ‘Allendale’, Boorowa, New South Wales, 2018 National Individual Landcarer Award recipient ‘This book is an engaging new look at ideas about evolution as we know it today. In the hands of two eminent biologists, it presents an approachable yet challenging argument. I heartily recommend it.’ — Emeritus Professor Sue Stocklmayer AO, BSc MSc PhD, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, The Australian National University

Cooperation in Biological and Social Systems

Cooperation in Biological and Social Systems
Author: Bapu Vaitla
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780128207895
ISBN 13: 0128207892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperation in Biological and Social Systems Book Review:

Cooperation in Biological and Social Systems analyzes cooperation within both biological networks and human societies. The book's approach is cross-disciplinary, focusing on key ideas and methods from genetics, biology, ecology, economics, and political science, while guiding students to make conceptual and mathematical connections between fields. The core objective of the book is to help students perceive the deep, common structure of networked interaction in nature, and to gain the tools necessary to formally analyze cooperation. The book begins by offering a conceptual and mathematical toolkit centered on game theory and network science. Readers then apply these tools to the study of biological phenomena, including genetic networks, endosymbiosis, intraspecies cooperation, and mutualisms, in the following chapters. The final portion of the book presents case studies of the most pressing problems of collective action facing global society today, including climate change, cyberterrorism, and infectious disease, applying the lessons of biological and social evolution to the search for cooperative solutions. Cooperation in Biological and Social Systems is a valuable resource for readers looking to gain further insight into biological networks and animal and human biology. This book is also helpful for students across academic disciplines aside from biology, including ecology, genetics, and political science. Describes and examines game theory and network science, providing readers with the rigorous quantitative foundation needed to link concepts across widely varying systems Structured to proceed sequentially through biological systems of increasing structural complexity, genomes, cells, organisms, ecological communities, to understand the nested nature of cooperation Includes key term lists, practice exercises, and detailed answers for reader engagement

Randomness Enhances Cooperation A Resonance type Phenomenon in Evolutionary Games

Randomness Enhances Cooperation  A Resonance type Phenomenon in Evolutionary Games
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:631849801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Randomness Enhances Cooperation A Resonance type Phenomenon in Evolutionary Games Book Review:

We investigate the effect of randomness in both relationships and decisions on the evolution of cooperation. Simulation results show, in such randomness' presence, the system evolves more frequently to a cooperative state than in its absence. Specifically, there is an optimal amount of randomness, which can induce the highest level of cooperation. The mechanism of randomness promoting cooperation resembles a resonancelike fashion, which could be of particular interest in evolutionary game dynamics in economic, biological, and social systems.

Issues in Biological Biochemical and Evolutionary Sciences Research 2011 Edition

Issues in Biological  Biochemical  and Evolutionary Sciences Research  2011 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 2846
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN 10: 1464963703
ISBN 13: 9781464963704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Biological Biochemical and Evolutionary Sciences Research 2011 Edition Book Review:

Issues in Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research. The editors have built Issues in Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biological, Biochemical, and Evolutionary Sciences Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Foundations of Intelligent Systems

Foundations of Intelligent Systems
Author: Yinglin Wang,Tianrui Li
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 754
Release: 2011-11-25
ISBN 10: 3642256643
ISBN 13: 9783642256646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Intelligent Systems Book Review:

Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent System and Knowledge Engineering presents selected papers from the conference ISKE 2011, held December 15-17 in Shanghai, China. This proceedings doesn’t only examine original research and approaches in the broad areas of intelligent systems and knowledge engineering, but also present new methodologies and practices in intelligent computing paradigms. The book introduces the current scientific and technical advances in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, pattern recognition, data mining, information retrieval, knowledge-based systems, knowledge representation and reasoning, multi-agent systems, natural-language processing, etc. Furthermore, new computing methodologies are presented, including cloud computing, service computing and pervasive computing with traditional intelligent methods. The proceedings will be beneficial for both researchers and practitioners who want to utilize intelligent methods in their specific research fields. Dr. Yinglin Wang is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; Dr. Tianrui Li is a professor at the School of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, China.

Knowledge Management Organizational Intelligence And Learning And Complexity Volume III

Knowledge Management  Organizational Intelligence And Learning  And Complexity   Volume III
Author: L. Douglas Kiel
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN 10: 1905839138
ISBN 13: 9781905839131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Management Organizational Intelligence And Learning And Complexity Volume III Book Review:

Knowledge Management, Organizational Intelligence and Learning, and Complexity is the component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Knowledge Management, Organizational Intelligence and Learning, and Complexity in the Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources provides the latest scientific insights into the evolution of complexity in both the natural and social realms. Emerging perspectives from the fields of knowledge management, computer-based simulation and the organizational sciences are presented as tools for understanding and supporting this evolving complexity and the earth's life support systems. These three volumes are aimed at the following a wide spectrum of audiences from the merely curious to those seeking in-depth knowledge: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Organization Theory by Chester Barnard

Organization Theory by Chester Barnard
Author: Kazuhito Isomura
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2020-10-26
ISBN 10: 9811592063
ISBN 13: 9789811592065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organization Theory by Chester Barnard Book Review:

This book helps undergraduate and graduate students understand Chester Barnard’s organization theory. Barnard’s book The Functions of the Executive is a classic that, along with Herbert Simon’s Administrative Behavior, is often considered to be essential reading for management students. However, it is well known to be difficult and abstract. Offering a systematic overview, this book provides an excellent introduction to Barnard’s organization theory. Chester Barnard’s concept of formal organization is often cited as a definitive opus on the subject of organization. However, he provided other concepts of organization, such as cooperative systems, complex formal organizations, and informal organizations. In his second book, Organization and Management, he added two more concepts, lateral organizations and status systems, allowing researchers to gain a better understanding of how Barnard developed his organization theory after his first publication. Barnard was a successful practitioner as well as a theorist, and his organization theory is full of practical insights gained from managing various types of organizations, including NGOs and NPOs. This book discusses how Barnard’s organization theory can be applied to business practices in the context of exploring a new style of management, and provides suggestions for business people seeking innovations for their own organizations.

Cooperation in Primates and Humans

Cooperation in Primates and Humans
Author: Peter M. Kappeler,Carel P. van Schaik
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2006-10-19
ISBN 10: 9783540283744
ISBN 13: 3540283749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperation in Primates and Humans Book Review:

Cooperative behaviour has been one of the enigmas of evolutionary theory. This book examines the many facets of cooperative behaviour in primates and humans. It bridges the gap between parallel research in primatology and studies of humans, and highlights both common principles and aspects of human uniqueness, with respect to cooperative behaviour.

Complex Networks Their Applications X

Complex Networks   Their Applications X
Author: Rosa Maria Benito
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030934098
ISBN 13: 9783030934095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems
Author: Frank L. Lewis,Hongwei Zhang,Kristian Hengster-Movric,Abhijit Das
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 1447155742
ISBN 13: 9781447155744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems Book Review:

Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems extends optimal control and adaptive control design methods to multi-agent systems on communication graphs. It develops Riccati design techniques for general linear dynamics for cooperative state feedback design, cooperative observer design, and cooperative dynamic output feedback design. Both continuous-time and discrete-time dynamical multi-agent systems are treated. Optimal cooperative control is introduced and neural adaptive design techniques for multi-agent nonlinear systems with unknown dynamics, which are rarely treated in literature are developed. Results spanning systems with first-, second- and on up to general high-order nonlinear dynamics are presented. Each control methodology proposed is developed by rigorous proofs. All algorithms are justified by simulation examples. The text is self-contained and will serve as an excellent comprehensive source of information for researchers and graduate students working with multi-agent systems.

Management Thought

Management Thought
Author: Jayanta K Nanda
Publsiher: Sarup & Sons
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9788176256230
ISBN 13: 8176256234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hierarchy in Natural and Social Sciences

Hierarchy in Natural and Social Sciences
Author: Denise Pumain
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2006-02-09
ISBN 10: 1402041276
ISBN 13: 9781402041273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hierarchy in Natural and Social Sciences Book Review:

Hierarchy is a form of organisation of complex systems that rely on or produce a strong differentiation in capacity (power and size) between the parts of the system. It is frequently observed within the natural living world as well as in social institutions. According to the authors, hierarchy results from random processes, follows an intentional design, or is the result of the organisation which ensures an optimal circulation of energy for information. This book reviews ancient and modern representations and explanations of hierarchies, and compares their relevance in a variety of fields, such as language, societies, cities, and living species. It throws light on concepts and models such as scaling laws, fractals and self-organisation that are fundamental in the dynamics and morphology of complex systems. At a time when networks are celebrated for their efficiency, flexibility and better social acceptance, much can be learned about the persistent universality and adaptability of hierarchies, and from the analogies and differences between biological and social organisation and processes. This book addresses a wide audience of biologists and social scientists, as well as managers and executives in a variety of institutions.

Knowledge Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems Part IV

Knowledge Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems  Part IV
Author: Andreas König,Andreas Dengel,Knut Hinkelmann,Koichi Kise,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 3642238661
ISBN 13: 9783642238666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems Part IV Book Review:

The four-volume set LNAI 6881-LNAI 6884 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2011, held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in September 2011. Part 4: The total of 244 high-quality papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The 46 papers of Part 4 are organized in topical sections on human activity support in knowledge society, knowledge-based interface systems, model-based computing for innovative engineering, document analysis and knowledge science, immunity-based systems, natural language visualisation advances in theory and application of hybrid intelligent systems.

Cooperation and Its Evolution

Cooperation and Its Evolution
Author: Kim Sterelny,Richard Joyce,Brett Calcott,Ben Fraser
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-02-22
ISBN 10: 0262018535
ISBN 13: 9780262018531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperation and Its Evolution Book Review:

Essays from a range of disciplinary perspectives show the central role that cooperation plays in structuring our world. This collection reports on the latest research on an increasingly pivotal issue for evolutionary biology: cooperation. The chapters are written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and utilize research tools that range from empirical survey to conceptual modeling, reflecting the rich diversity of work in the field. They explore a wide taxonomic range, concentrating on bacteria, social insects, and, especially, humans. Part I ("Agents and Environments") investigates the connections of social cooperation in social organizations to the conditions that make cooperation profitable and stable, focusing on the interactions of agent, population, and environment. Part II ("Agents and Mechanisms") focuses on how proximate mechanisms emerge and operate in the evolutionary process and how they shape evolutionary trajectories. Throughout the book, certain themes emerge that demonstrate the ubiquity of questions regarding cooperation in evolutionary biology: the generation and division of the profits of cooperation; transitions in individuality; levels of selection, from gene to organism; and the "human cooperation explosion" that makes our own social behavior particularly puzzling from an evolutionary perspective.

Machine Learning for Networking

Machine Learning for Networking
Author: Selma Boumerdassi,Éric Renault,Paul Mühlethaler
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2020-04-19
ISBN 10: 3030457788
ISBN 13: 9783030457785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machine Learning for Networking Book Review:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Machine Learning for Networking, MLN 2019, held in Paris, France, in December 2019. The 26 revised full papers included in the volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 75 submissions. They present and discuss new trends in deep and reinforcement learning, patternrecognition and classi cation for networks, machine learning for network slicingoptimization, 5G system, user behavior prediction, multimedia, IoT, securityand protection, optimization and new innovative machine learning methods, performanceanalysis of machine learning algorithms, experimental evaluations ofmachine learning, data mining in heterogeneous networks, distributed and decentralizedmachine learning algorithms, intelligent cloud-support communications,ressource allocation, energy-aware communications, software de ned networks,cooperative networks, positioning and navigation systems, wireless communications,wireless sensor networks, underwater sensor networks.

The Complexity of Cooperation Agent Based Models of Competition and Collaboration

The Complexity of Cooperation  Agent Based Models of Competition and Collaboration
Author: Robert Axelrod
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1997-08-18
ISBN 10: 1400822300
ISBN 13: 9781400822300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complexity of Cooperation Agent Based Models of Competition and Collaboration Book Review:

Robert Axelrod is widely known for his groundbreaking work in game theory and complexity theory. He is a leader in applying computer modeling to social science problems. His book The Evolution of Cooperation has been hailed as a seminal contribution and has been translated into eight languages since its initial publication. The Complexity of Cooperation is a sequel to that landmark book. It collects seven essays, originally published in a broad range of journals, and adds an extensive new introduction to the collection, along with new prefaces to each essay and a useful new appendix of additional resources. Written in Axelrod's acclaimed, accessible style, this collection serves as an introductory text on complexity theory and computer modeling in the social sciences and as an overview of the current state of the art in the field. The articles move beyond the basic paradigm of the Prisoner's Dilemma to study a rich set of issues, including how to cope with errors in perception or implementation, how norms emerge, and how new political actors and regions of shared culture can develop. They use the shared methodology of agent-based modeling, a powerful technique that specifies the rules of interaction between individuals and uses computer simulation to discover emergent properties of the social system. The Complexity of Cooperation is essential reading for all social scientists who are interested in issues of cooperation and complexity.