International Seminar on Trends in Mathematical Modelling

Venice, 13–18 December 1971

  • Nigel Hawkes

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introduction

    1. Paolo Bisogno, Augusto Forti
      Pages 1-7
  3. The State of Futures Research

  4. Planning of Systems

  5. Simulation Modelling and Game Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Dennis L. Meadows
      Pages 60-77
    3. Dennis L. Meadows
      Pages 78-95
    4. Martin Shubik
      Pages 155-163
    5. Y. N. Pavlovsky
      Pages 164-168
  6. Computers and Methodology for Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. J. Barraud
      Pages 178-181
    3. N. Teodorescu
      Pages 182-194
    4. Alvin Toffler
      Pages 195-204
  7. Human Interaction on Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Norman C. Dalkey
      Pages 228-237
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 288-290

About these proceedings


Paolo Bisogno and Augusto Forti Taking an interest in the future is among the most instinctive Conscious of the existence of time as well as of human activities. space, man has always tried to guess what the future holds. Until recently scholars have left the field of speculation to the pseudo­ sciences of astrology and palmistry or to the ambiguities of the oracles. Imaginative writers have made some brilliant contributions, but the development of mathematical modelling and other predictive techniques are relatively recent arrivals. The new techniques have come at just the right moment. Today the study of the future has a much sharper relevance than ever before, because people have begun to realise that the future can be controlled - or even that it must be controlled if there is to be a future at all; man should take charge and choose his own future from a wide range of possibilities. Unless he does so, the pressures of the pre­ sent will impose their own logic and produce a future from a flawed mould - a future in which the contradictions of wealth, privilege and power are monstrously exaggerated by the magnifier of economic growth.


Mathematica Modelling algorithms logic modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Nigel Hawkes
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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-06144-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80733-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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