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Unifying Themes in Complex Systems IV

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Complex Systems

  • Ali A. Minai
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark Klein, Peyman Faratin, Hiroki Sayama, Yaneer Bar-Yam
      Pages 3-11
    3. Fabrice Saffre
      Pages 12-19
  3. Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Jacques Lewalle
      Pages 51-58
    3. Plamen Petrov
      Pages 59-64
    4. Douglas E. Norton
      Pages 65-71
    5. Sebastian Popescu, Erzilia Lozneanu, Mircea Sanduloviciu
      Pages 72-79
    6. Christopher A. Shaw, Jason M. B. Wilson, Iraj Khabazian
      Pages 88-99
    7. Chris Phoenix
      Pages 100-112
    8. Michael Bretz
      Pages 123-132
    9. Elena Bystrova, Evgenia Bogomolova, Ludmila Panina, Anton Bulianitsa, Vladimir Kurochkin
      Pages 139-148
    10. Konstantin L Kouptsov
      Pages 149-157

About these proceedings


In June of 2002, over 500 professors, students and researchers met in Boston, Massachusetts for the Fourth International Conference on Complex Systems. The attendees represented a remarkably diverse collection of fields: biology, ecology, physics, engineering, computer science, economics, psychology and sociology, The goal of the conference was to encourage cross-fertilization between the many disciplines represented and to deepen understanding of the properties common to all complex systems.

This volume contains 43 papers selected from the more than 200 presented at the conference. Topics include: cellular automata, neurology, evolution, computer science, network dynamics, and urban planning.

About NECSI: For over 10 years, The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) has been instrumental in the development of complex systems science and its applications. NECSI conducts research, education, knowledge dissemination, and community development around the world for the promotion of the study of complex systems and its application for the betterment of society. NECSI hosts the International Conference on Complex Systems and publishes the NECSI Book Series in conjunction with Springer Publishers.

 ALI MINAI is an Affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati.

YANEER BAR-YAM is President and founder of the New England Complex Systems Institute. He is the author of Dynamics of Complex Systems and Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ali A. Minai
    • 1
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer ScienceUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.New England Complex Systems InstituteCambridgeUSA

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