Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems

  • James Nation
  • Irina Trofimova
  • John D. Rand
  • William Sulis
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems: An Overview

  3. Global Systems

  4. Biological Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Jesse Stollberg
      Pages 87-98
    3. Beata Zagórska-Marek, Danuta Wiss
      Pages 99-117
    4. John D. Rand, Hervé P. Collin, Linda E. Kapuniai, David H. Crowell, James Pearce
      Pages 137-149
  5. Emergence

  6. Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Wendy A. M. Brandts
      Pages 249-267
    3. O. P. Melekhova
      Pages 269-276
  7. Presentations for Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. H. S. Bracha, J. M. Yamashita, T. Ralston, J. Lloyd-Jones, G. A. Nelson, D. M. Bernstein et al.
      Pages 279-288
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 303-306

About these proceedings


A cutting-edge survey of formal methods directed specifically at dealing with the deep mathematical problems engendered by the study of developing systems, in particular dealing with developing phase spaces, changing components, structures and functionalities, and the problem of emergence. Several papers deal with the modelling of particular experimental situations in population biology, economics and plant and muscle developments in addition to purely theoretical approaches. Novel approaches include differential inclusions and viability theory, growth tensors, archetypal dynamics, ensembles with variable structures, and complex system models. The papers represent the work of theoreticians and experimental biologists, psychologists and economists. The areas covered embrace complex systems, the development of artificial life, mathematics, computer science, biology and psychology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James Nation
    • 1
  • Irina Trofimova
    • 2
  • John D. Rand
    • 3
  • William Sulis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Collective Intelligence LabMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  3. 3.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  4. 4.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural NeurosciencesMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1568-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0064-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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