From System Complexity to Emergent Properties

  • M. A. Aziz-Alaoui
  • C. Bertelle

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Concepts for Complexity Modelling

  3. Geographical Complex Systems Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Eric Daudé, Damienne Provitolo, Edwige Dubos-Paillard, David Gaillard, Emmanuel Eliot, Patrice Langlois et al.
      Pages 165-178
    3. Rawan Ghnemat, Cyrille Bertelle, Gérard H. E. Duchamp
      Pages 195-207
  4. Dynamical Artificial or Natural Complex Networks

  5. Transport and Traffic Flow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Cyrille Bertelle, Michel Nabaa, Damien Olivier, Pierrick Tranouez
      Pages 281-289
    3. An Caris, Gerrit K. Janssens, Cathy Macharis
      Pages 291-300
  6. Decision Support Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Eduard Babkin, Habib Abdulrab, Tatiana Babkina
      Pages 341-354
    3. Karim Mahboub, Evelyne Clément, Cyrille Bertelle, Véronique Jay
      Pages 355-363
  7. Back Matter

About this book


Emergence and complexity refer to the appearance of higher-level properties and behaviours of a system that obviously comes from the collective dynamics of that system's components. These properties are not directly deductable from the lower-level motion of that system. Emergent properties are properties of the "whole'' that are not possessed by any of the individual parts making up that whole. Such phenomena exist in various domains and can be described, using complexity concepts and thematic knowledges. This book highlights complexity modelling through dynamical or behavioral systems. The pluridisciplinary purposes, developped along the chapters, are enable to design links between a wide-range of fundamental and applicative Sciences. Developing such links - instead of focusing on specific and narrow researches - is characteristic of the Science of Complexity that we try to promote by this contribution.


Bio-Complexity Dynamical Systems Emergent Structures Nonlinear Dynamics Springer Complexity Synchronization complex networks complex systems complexity

Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. Aziz-Alaoui
    • 1
  • C. Bertelle
    • 2
  1. 1.LMAHUniversity of Le HavreLe Havre CedexFrance
  2. 2.LITISUniversity of Le Havre Le Havre CedexFrance

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