Unifying Themes in Complex Systems

New Research Volume IIIB Proceedings from the Third International Conference on Complex Systems

  • Ali A. Minai
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Julien Clinton Sprott
    Pages 3-11
  3. Elena Bystrova, Anton Bulianitsa, Ludmila Panina, Evgenia Bogomolova, Vladimir Kurochkin
    Pages 81-91
  4. J. Bhattacharya, P. P. Kanjilal, S. H. Nizamie
    Pages 93-101
  5. J. Bhattacharya, H. Petsche, E. Pereda
    Pages 103-110
  6. Erzilia Lozneanu, Sebastian Popescu, Mircea Sanduloviciu
    Pages 119-127
  7. Erzilia Lozneanu, Sebastian Popescu, Mircea Sanduloviciu
    Pages 129-137
  8. D J Raine, V Norris
    Pages 139-145
  9. Loïs Le Sceller, Camille Ripoll, Maurice Demarty, Armelle Cabin-Flamand, Thomas Nyström, Milton Saier Jr. et al.
    Pages 147-156
  10. Alice Ware Davidson, Yaneer Bar-Yam
    Pages 157-168
  11. Mark A. Kon, Leszek Plaskota
    Pages 181-191
  12. Howard A. Blair
    Pages 193-200
  13. Yaneer Bar-Yam, Hiroki Sayama
    Pages 215-222
  14. Sorinel A. Oprisan, Carmen C. Canavier
    Pages 223-231
  15. Paola Flocchini, Giuseppe Prencipe, Nicola Santoro, Peter Widmayer
    Pages 241-248
  16. Ravi Jonnal, Anthony Chemero
    Pages 249-258
  17. Michael J. Jacobson, Mary Ann Allison, Glen E. P. Ropella
    Pages 259-267
  18. Michael Hauhs, Holger Lange, Alois Kastner-Maresch
    Pages 279-292
  19. Thomas Maxwell, Robert Costanza, Alexey Voinov, Mattias Ruth
    Pages 315-324
  20. Ceferino Obcemea
    Pages 349-354
  21. Sungchul Ji
    Pages 355-366
  22. Christina Stoica, Jürgen Klüver
    Pages 367-376
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 377-377

About these proceedings


In recent years, scientists have applied the principles of complex systems science to increasingly diverse fields. The results have been nothing short of remarkable: their novel approaches have provided answers to long-standing questions in biology, ecology, physics, engineering, computer science, economics, psychology and sociology.

The Third International Conference on Complex Systems attracted over 400 researchers from around the world. The conference aimed to encourage cross-fertilization between the many disciplines represented and to deepen our understanding of the properties common to all complex systems.

This volume contains over 35 papers selected from those presented at the conference on topics including: self-organization in biology, ecological systems, language, economic modeling, ecological systems, artificial life, robotics, and complexity and art.

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 the founding president 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.

About NECSI:

For over 10 y ears, 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.


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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 ScienceUniveristy of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.New England Complex Systems InstituteCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information NECSI Cambridge, Massachusetts 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-35864-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-35866-4
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