Self-Organization, Emerging Properties, and Learning

  • Agnessa Babloyantz

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 260)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. J. A. Sepulchre, A. Babloyantz
    Pages 1-19
  3. J. A. S. Kelso, G. C. DeGuzman, T. Holroyd
    Pages 41-62
  4. Christian Kurrer, Benno Nieswand, Klaus Schulten
    Pages 81-95
  5. Roger D. Traub, Richard Miles
    Pages 97-112
  6. A. Destexhe, A. Babloyantz
    Pages 127-150
  7. Frédéric Berthommier, Olivier Francois, Thierry Herve, Tomeu Coll, Isabelle Marque, Philippe Cinquin et al.
    Pages 219-229
  8. C. Van den Broeck
    Pages 231-240
  9. J. L. Deneubourg, S. Goss, R. Beckers, G. Sandini
    Pages 267-278
  10. John C. Crepeau, L. King Isaacson
    Pages 287-294
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 295-300

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the workshop held in March 1990 at Austin, Texas on Self-Organization, Emerging Properties and Learning. The workshop was co-sponsored by NATO Scientific Affairs Division, Solvay Institutes of Physics and Chemistry, the University of Texas at Austin and IC2 Institute at Austin. It gathered representatives from a large spectrum of scientific endeavour. The subject matter of self-organization extends over several fields such as hydrodynamics, chemistry, biology, neural networks and social sciences. Several key concepts are common to all these different disciplines. In general the self-organization processes in these fields are described in the framework of the nonlinear dynamics, which also governs the mechanisms underlying the learning processes. Because of this common language, it is expected that any progress in one area could benefit other fields, thus a beneficial cross fertilization may result. In last two decades many workshops and conferences had been organized in various specific fields dealing with self-organization and emerging properties of systems. The aim of the workshop in Austin was to bring together researchers from seemingly unrelated areas and interested in self-organization, emerg{ng properties and learning capabilities of interconnected multi-unit systems. The hope was to initiate interesting exchange and lively discussions. The expectations of the organiziers are materialized in this unusual collection of papers, which brings together in a single volume representative research from many related fields. Thus this volume gives to the reader a wider perspective over the generality and ramifications of the key concepts of self­ organization.


algorithms behavior biology chaos chemistry synergetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Agnessa Babloyantz
    • 1
  1. 1.Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6684-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3778-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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