About this book
This volume comprises a selection of state-of-the-art contributions to topics dealing with Complex Systems in the Knowledge-based Environment. Complex systems are ubiquitous. Examples comprise, but are not limited to System of Systems, Service-oriented Approaches, Agent-based Systems, and Complex Distributed Virtual Systems. All these are application domains that require knowledge, engineering, and management methods beyond the scope of traditional systems. The chapters in this book deal with a selection of relevant topics, ranging from uncertainty representation and management to the use of ontological means in support of large-scale business integration.
All contributions were invited based on the special recognition of the contributing authors in their field during workshops and symposia. By bringing all these different aspects together in one volume, our intent was first to present a variety of tools to the reader in support of his studies and work, and second to show how the different facets presented in the chapters are complementary contributing towards an emerging discipline to cope with complex systems. The common denominator of all chapters is the use of knowledge-based methods, in particular ontological means. The chapters are categorized into theory contributions and practical applications.
We hope that this volume will help researchers, students, and practitioners in coping with the challenges of integration, operation, and evaluation of complex systems.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-88075-2
- Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-3-540-88074-5
- Online ISBN 978-3-540-88075-2
- Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
- Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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