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Guided Self-Organization: Inception

Volume 9 of the series Emergence, Complexity and Computation pp 455-468

Clustering and Modularity in Self-Organized Networks

  • Somwrita SarkarAffiliated withDesign Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Planning, University of SydneyComplex Systems Group, School of Physics, University of Sydney
  • , Peter A. RobinsonAffiliated withComplex Systems Group, School of Physics, University of SydneyBrain Dyanmics Center, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

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Abstract

Many biological, artificial, and social systems are self-organized. Though an overarching, exhaustive definition of self-organization is elusive, there is general agreement on many of the properties that self-organized systems can be characterized by: they are global systems, composed of many, usually identical, micro level components. These components interact locally, while the system shows emergence of global dynamics not directly observable, measurable, quantified, or defined at the local level (Prokopenko 2009).