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Advances in Complex Societal, Environmental and Engineered Systems

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  • Includes novel applications of complexity to examine contemporary reality

  • Follows a nice trajectory from the descriptive to the analytic, and closes with applications

  • Contains best practices of world-renowned experts concentrating on the interplay of complexity and contemporary reality

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Nonlinear Systems and Complexity (NSCH, volume 18)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Societal and Ecological Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. ProtestLab: A Computational Laboratory for Studying Street Protests

      • Carlos M. Lemos, Helder Coelho, Rui J. Lopes
      Pages 3-29
    3. A Generic Agent-Based Model of Historical Social Behaviors Change

      • Ahmed M’hamdi, Mohamed Nemiche, Rafael Pla Lopez, Fatima Ezzahra SFA, Khabid Sidati, Omar Baz
      Pages 31-49
    4. Understanding Social Systems Research

      • Louis Klein
      Pages 51-67
    5. Toward a Complex Concept of Sustainability

      • Humberto Mariotti
      Pages 89-123
  3. Approaches for Understanding, Modeling, Forecasting and Mastering Complex Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143
    2. Dialectical Systems Theory as a Way to Handle Complex Systems

      • Matjaz Mulej, Zdenka Ženko, Nastja Mulej
      Pages 145-158
    3. Reducing Complexity of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems

      • Anca Maria Nagy-Kiss, Georges Schutz, Benoît Marx, Gilles Mourot, José Ragot
      Pages 159-187
    4. Link Structure Analysis of Urban Street Networks for Delineating Traffic Impact Areas

      • Tzai-Hung Wen, Wei-Chien-Benny Chin, Pei-Chun Lai
      Pages 203-220
    5. Logic, Mathematics and Consistency in Literature: Searching for Don Quixote’s Place

      • Javier Montero, Gracia Rodríguez-Caderot, Pilar Romero
      Pages 221-245
    6. Energy-Efficient Buildings as Complex Socio-technical Systems: Approaches and Challenges

      • F. Lachhab, M. Bakhouya, R. Ouladsine, M. Essaaidi
      Pages 247-265
  4. Real-Life Examples

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 267-267

About this book

This book addresses recent technological progress that has led to an increased complexity in many natural and artificial systems. The resulting complexity research due to the emergence of new properties and spatio-temporal interactions among a large number of system elements - and between the system and its environment - is the primary focus of this text.

This volume is divided into three parts: Part one focuses on societal and ecological systems, Part two deals with approaches for understanding, modeling, predicting and mastering socio-technical systems, and Part three includes real-life examples.

Each chapter has its own special features; it is a self-contained contribution of distinguished experts working on different fields of science and technology relevant to the study of complex systems. Advances in Complex Systems of Contemporary Reality: Societal, Environmental and Engineered Systems will provide postgraduate students, researchers and managers with qualitative and quantitative methods for handling the many features of complex contemporary reality.

Keywords

  • Complex Computing Systems
  • Complexity and Sustainability
  • Dialectical Systems Theory
  • Multilevel Modeling and Complexity
  • Systems Engineering and Complexity
  • complexity

Editors and Affiliations

  • Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco

    Mohamed Nemiche

  • ENSIAS College of Engineering, Mohamed V University of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco

    Mohammad Essaaidi

About the editors

Mohamed Nemiche is President of the Moroccan Society of Complex Systems and Professor at the University of Ibn Zohr University in Agadir. His expertise is in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Social Sciences.

Mohamed Essaaidi is the Director of the National College of IT, ENSIAS in Rabat. He is also the Chair of the IEEE Morocco Section.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Advances in Complex Societal, Environmental and Engineered Systems

  • Editors: Mohamed Nemiche, Mohammad Essaaidi

  • Series Title: Nonlinear Systems and Complexity

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46164-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-46163-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-83457-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-46164-9

  • Series ISSN: 2195-9994

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-0003

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 297

  • Number of Illustrations: 27 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Applied Dynamical Systems, Graph Theory, Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics

Buying options

eBook
USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-46164-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)