Managing Complexity: Insights, Concepts, Applications

  • D. Helbing

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Managing Complexity: An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dirk Helbing, Stefan Lämmer
      Pages 1-16
  3. Markets and Business

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Jörg Reichardt, Stefan Bornholdt
      Pages 19-36
    3. Markus Christen, Georges Bongard, Attila Pausits, Norbert Stoop, Ruedi Stoop
      Pages 37-56
  4. Logistics and Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Karsten Peters, Thomas Seidel, Stefan Lämmer, Dirk Helbing
      Pages 119-136
  5. Traffic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Arne Kesting, Martin Schönhof, Stefan Lämmer, Martin Treiber, Dirk Helbing
      Pages 189-199
    3. Limor Issacharoff, Stefan Lämmer, Vittorio Rosato, Dirk Helbing
      Pages 201-216
  6. Critical Infrastructures and Systemic Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Stefano Battiston, Domenico Delli Gatti, Mauro Gallegati
      Pages 219-239
    3. Vittorio Rosato, Sandro Meloni, Ingve Simonsen, Limor Issacharoff, Karsten Peters, Nils von Festenberg et al.
      Pages 241-260
  7. Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Bernardo A. Huberman, Fang Wu
      Pages 263-272
    3. Frank E. Walter, Stefano Battiston, Frank Schweitzer
      Pages 273-300
  8. Confiict and Consensus

  9. Confiict and Consensus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Pablo Kaluza, Hiroshi Kori, Alexander S. Mikhailov
      Pages 351-368
    3. Julian Sienkiewicz, Agata Fronczak, Piotr Fronczak, Krzysztof Suchecki, Janusz A. Hołyst
      Pages 369-388
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 389-393

About this book


Each chapter in Managing Complexity focuses on analyzing real-world complex systems and transferring knowledge from the complex-systems sciences to applications in business, industry and society. The interdisciplinary contributions range from markets and production through logistics, traffic control, and critical infrastructures, up to network design, information systems, social conflicts and building consensus. They serve to raise readers' awareness concerning the often counter-intuitive behavior of complex systems and to help them integrate insights gained in complexity research into everyday planning, decision making, strategic optimization, and policy.

Intended for a broad readership, the contributions have been kept largely non-technical and address a general, scientifically literate audience involved in corporate, academic, and public institutions.


Planning business complex networks complex system complex systems complexity decision making information information system learning networks optimization production service-oriented computing transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • D. Helbing
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.TU Dresden, Institut fr Wirtschaft und VerkehrGermany
  2. 2.ETH Zurich Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modelling and SimulationUNO D11, Universitätstr. 41Switzerland

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