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posted 11. June 2006 02:08
Source: Complex Systems Network of Excellence
(From the Member posting on the CSNE Web Site)
Proposal submission deadline: August 15, 2006
Intelligent Complex Adaptive Systems
Editor: Ang Yang & Yin Shan, University of New South Wales, Australia
The universe is a big system of systems. It has for example, ecological systems, social systems, commodity and stock market, etc. These systems are complex and constantly adapting to their environment. Many of these systems are essential to the very existence of human beings. They cannot be fully understood by isolating their components or applying simple cause and effect reasoning due to the complexity and intensive interactions among these components. These systems can be examined by looking for patterns within their behaviour. The Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) research uses systemic inquiry to build multi-level and multi-disciplinary representations of reality to study these systems. Recently, it has been a focus across a number of disciplines.
The Overall Objective of the Book
The use of the theory of CAS is prevalent in most areas of scientific endeavour. However, most papers on the application of CAS are scattered around in different journals and conference proceedings. As such, journal and conference publications tend to focus on a very special and narrow topic. It is therefore vital to have a book which summarizes the state-of-art in this highly-evolving area.
Read the full posting at Complex Systems Network of Excellence
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