Unifying Themes in Complex Systems

Overview Volume IIIA Proceedings from the Third International Conference on Complex Systems

  • Ali A. Minai
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Transcripts

    1. David Meyer, George Cowan, Michel Baranger, Atlee Jackson, Ronnie Mainieri, Dan Braha et al.
      Pages 3-68
    2. Yaneer Bar-Yam, Edward Lorenz
      Pages 69-90
    3. Michel Baranger, Stuart Kauffman, Eugene Stanley, Simon Levin, David Clark
      Pages 91-144
    4. Jack Cohen, Greg Chaitin, Kathleen Carley
      Pages 145-167
    5. David Campbell, George Whitesides, Irv Epstein, Chris Adami, Duncan Watts
      Pages 169-225
    6. Dan Braha, Nam Suh, Steven Eppinger, Michael Caramanis, Dan Frey
      Pages 227-274
    7. Yaneer Bar-Yam, Kenneth Arrow
      Pages 275-293
    8. Temple Smith, Leroy Hood, Jeff Stock, Stuart Pimm, Jay Lemke
      Pages 295-346
    9. Clay Easterly, Alan Perelson, Jim Collins, Tim Buchman, Ary Goldberger, Stephen Small
      Pages 347-432

About these proceedings


In recent years, scientists have applied the principles of complex systems science to increasingly diverse fields. The results have been nothing short of remarkable: their novel approaches have provided answers to long-standing questions in biology, ecology, physics, engineering, computer science, economics, psychology and sociology.

The Third International Conference on Complex Systems attracted over 400 researchers from around the world. The conference aimed to encourage cross-fertilization between the many disciplines represented and to deepen our understanding of the properties common to all complex systems.

This volume contains selected transcripts from presentations given at the conference. Speakers include: Chris Adami, Kenneth Arrow, Michel Baranger, Dan Braha, Timothy Buchman, Michael Caramanis, Kathleen Carley, Greg Chaitin, David Clark, Jack Cohen, Jim Collins, George Cowan, Clay Easterly, Steven Eppinger, Irving Epstein, Dan Frey, Ary Goldberger, Helen Harte, Leroy Hood, Don Ingber, Atlee Jackson, Stuart Kauffman, Jay Lemke, Simon Levin, Edward Lorenz, Ronnie Mainieri, David Meyer, Daniel Miller, Alan Perelson, Stuart Pimm, Stephen Small, Temple Smith, Eugene Stanley, Jeff Stock, Nam Suh, Duncan Watts and George Whitesides.

ALI MINAI is an Affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati.

YANEER BAR-YAM is the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. He is the author of Dynamics of Complex Systems and Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World.

About NECSI:

For over 10 y ears, The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) has been instrumental in the development of complex systems science and its applications. NECSI conducts research, education, knowledge dissemination, and community development around the world for the promotion of the study of complex systems and its application for the betterment of society. NECSI hosts the International Conference on Complex Systems and publishes the NECSI Book Series in conjunction with Springer Publishers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ali A. Minai
    • 1
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer ScienceUniveristy of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.New England Complex Systems InstituteCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information NECSI Cambridge, Massachusetts 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-35870-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-35872-5
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