Emergent Properties in Natural and Artificial Dynamical Systems

Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (2006), "Understanding Complex Systems series", 281 pages.

M.A. Aziz-Alaoui and C.Bertelle, Eds.
Labo. Applied Math. and LITIS, Le Havre University

Book, Springer, July, 2006, 281 p., 101 illus., 16 in colour,

Hardcover ISBN-10: 3-540-34822-0 , ISBN-13: 978-3-540-34822-1

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An important part of the science of complexity is the study of emergent properties arising through dynamical processes in various types of natural and artificial systems. This is the aim of this book, which is the outcome of a discussion meeting within the first European conference on complex systems. It presents multidisciplinary approaches for getting representations of complex systems and using different methods to extract emergent structures. This carefully edited book studies emergent features such as self organization, synchronization, opening on stability and robustness properties. Invariant techniques are presented which can express global emergent properties in dynamical and in temporal evolution systems. This book demonstrates how artificial systems such as a distributed platform can be used for simulation used to search emergent placement during simulation execution.

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