Emergence in Complex, Cognitive, Social, and Biological Systems

  • Gianfranco Minati
  • Eliano Pessa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Opening Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hermann Haken
      Pages 3-14
  3. Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Fabio Badalamenti, Giovanni D’ Anna, Salvatore Di Gregorio, Carlo Pipitone, Giuseppe A. Trunfio
      Pages 17-30
    3. Erminia Bendicenti, Salvatore Di Gregorio, Francesco M. Falbo, Angela Iezzi
      Pages 31-40
    4. Gianfranco Minati, Sabrina Brahms
      Pages 41-52
  4. Cognitive Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Maria Pietronilla Penna
      Pages 55-62
    3. Graziano Terenzi
      Pages 63-74
  5. Theoretical Issues in Systemics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Gianfranco Minati
      Pages 85-102
    3. Mario R. Abram
      Pages 103-116
    4. Roberto Serra
      Pages 117-125
  6. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Maria Pietronilla Penna, Vera Stara, Natale Bonfiglio
      Pages 153-157
    3. Adalberto Codetta Raiteri, Renza Cambini
      Pages 159-176
    4. Renza Cambini, Adalberto Codetta Raiteri
      Pages 177-189
  7. Systemic Approach and Information Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. G. Tascini, A. Montesanto, P. Puliti, N. Rabascini
      Pages 193-204
    3. M. C. Tofoni, A. Montesanto
      Pages 205-212
    4. Giancarlo Mauri, Claudio Zandron
      Pages 213-231
  8. General Systems

  9. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Matteo Bonifacio, Paolo Bouquet
      Pages 299-312
  10. Systemic Approaches to Human Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Maurizio Trionfi
      Pages 335-345
    3. P. L. Bandinelli, C. Palma, M. P. Penna, E. Pessa, R. Petroni
      Pages 359-373
  11. Synergetics and Systemics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Eliano Pessa
      Pages 379-382
    3. Giuseppe Vitiello
      Pages 383-389
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 391-394

About this book


The systems movement is made up of many systems societies as well as of disciplinary researchers and researches, explicitly or implicitly focusing on the subject of systemics, officially introduced in the scientific community fifty years ago. Many researches in different fields have been and continue to be sources of new ideas and challenges for the systems community. To this regard, a very important topic is the one of EMERGENCE. Between the goals for the actual and future systems scientists there is certainly the definition of a general theory of emergence and the building of a general model of it. The Italian Systems Society, Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sui Sistemi (AIRS), decided to devote its Second National Conference to this subject. Because AIRS is organized under the form of a network of researchers, institutions, scholars, professionals, and teachers, its research activity has an impact at different levels and in different ways. Thus the topic of emergence was not only the focus of this conference but it is actually the main subject of many AIRS activities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gianfranco Minati
    • 1
  • Eliano Pessa
    • 2
  1. 1.Italian Systems SocietyMilanItaly
  2. 2.University of PaviaPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5224-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0753-6
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