Selforganization in Complex Systems: The Past, Present, and Future of Synergetics

Proceedings of the International Symposium, Hanse Institute of Advanced Studies, Delmenhorst, Germany, November 13-16, 2012

  • Günter Wunner
  • Axel Pelster
Conference proceedings

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Complexity in Classical Systems

  3. Complexity in Quantum Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Dennis Dast, Daniel Haag, Holger Cartarius, Günter Wunner, Rüdiger Eichler, Jörg Main
      Pages 129-144
  4. Self-organisation in Neuroscience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Hermann Haken
      Pages 147-163
    3. Günter Schiepek, Stephan Heinzel, Susanne Karch, Martin Plöderl, Guido Strunk
      Pages 181-208
    4. Viktor Jirsa, Felix V. Almonte, Ajay S. Pillai, Betty Tuller
      Pages 209-226
    5. Aneta Stefanovska, Philip T. Clemson, Yevhen F. Suprunenko
      Pages 227-246
  5. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Bernd Kröger
      Pages 265-281
    3. Hermann Haken
      Pages 283-285
  6. Poster Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Nicolas Gheeraert, Shai Chester, Mathias May, Sebastian Eggert, Axel Pelster
      Pages 289-296
    3. Christine Gruber, Axel Pelster
      Pages 297-304
    4. Christian Hinrichs, Sebastian Lehnhoff, Michael Sonnenschein
      Pages 313-318
    5. Oliver Kamps, Joachim Peinke
      Pages 319-324
    6. Katharina Knicker, Peter Plath
      Pages 325-331
    7. Felix Patzelt, Klaus Pawelzik
      Pages 333-338
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 353-364

About these proceedings


This proceedings volume contains talks and poster presentations from the International Symposium "Self-Organization in Complex Systems: The Past, Present, and Future of Synergetics", which took place at Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, an Institute of Advanced Studies, in Delmenhorst, Germany, during the period November 13 - 16, 2012. The Symposium was organized in honour of Hermann Haken, who celebrated his 85th birthday in 2012. With his fundamental theory of Synergetics he had laid the mathematical-physical basis for describing and analyzing self-organization processes in a diversity of fields of research. The quest for common and universal principles of self-organization in complex systems was clearly covered by the wide range of interdisciplinary topics reported during the Symposium. These extended from complexity in classical systems and quantum systems over self-organisation in neuroscience even to the physics of finance. Moreover, by combining a historical view with a present status report the Symposium conveyed an impression of the allure and potency of this branch of research as well as its applicability in the future.


Complex Systems Complexity Nonlinear Systems Selforganisation Synergetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Günter Wunner
    • 1
  • Axel Pelster
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoret. Physik IUniversität Stuttgart Institut für Theoret. Physik IStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich Physik, Forschungszentrum OPTIMASTechnische Universität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27633-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27635-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-0832
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0840
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