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Metasynthetic Computing and Engineering of Complex Systems

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of complex systems and their methodologies for understanding system complexities and ubiquitous intelligence

  • Presents a new methodology and corresponding approaches, namely, metasynthetic computing and engineering, to view, analyse, design and implement problem-solving systems

  • Includes tools for handling open complex systems and problems


Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Longbing Cao
    Pages 1-36
  3. Longbing Cao
    Pages 37-50
  4. Longbing Cao
    Pages 51-56
  5. Longbing Cao
    Pages 57-80
  6. Longbing Cao
    Pages 81-110
  7. Longbing Cao
    Pages 111-129
  8. Longbing Cao
    Pages 131-168
  9. Longbing Cao
    Pages 169-184
  10. Longbing Cao
    Pages 185-194
  11. Longbing Cao
    Pages 195-219
  12. Longbing Cao
    Pages 221-242
  13. Longbing Cao
    Pages 243-266
  14. Longbing Cao
    Pages 267-286
  15. Longbing Cao
    Pages 287-312
  16. Longbing Cao
    Pages 313-336
  17. Longbing Cao
    Pages 337-341
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 343-348

About this book


Provides a comprehensive overview and introduction to the concepts, methodologies, analysis, design and applications of metasynthetic computing and engineering. The author:

  • Presents an overview of complex systems, especially open complex giant systems such as the Internet, complex behavioural and social problems, and actionable knowledge discovery and delivery in the big data era.
  • Discusses ubiquitous intelligence in complex systems, including human intelligence, domain intelligence, social intelligence, network intelligence, data intelligence and machine intelligence, and their synergy through metasynthetic engineering.
  • Explains the concept and methodology of human-centred, human-machine-cooperated qualitative-to-quantitative metasynthesis for understanding and managing open complex giant systems, and its computing approach: metasynthetic computing.
  • Introduces techniques and tools for analysing and designing problem-solving systems for open complex problems and systems.

 Metasynthetic Computing and Engineering of Complex Systems uses the systematological methodology in addressing system complexities in open complex giant systems, for which it may not only be effective to apply reductionism or holism. The book aims to encourage and inspire discussions, design, implementation and reflection of effective methodologies and tools for computing and engineering open complex systems and problems. Researchers, research students and practitioners in complex systems, artificial intelligence, data science, computer science, and even system science, cognitive science, behaviour science, and social science, will find this book invaluable.


Agent-based Computing Complex Adaptive Systems Complex Intelligent Information Systems Large Scale Systems Metasynthetic Computing Open Complex Giant Systems Organization-oriented Computing Service-oriented Computing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Analytics InstituteUniversity of Technology, SydneySydneyAustralia

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