Maxi San Miguel, Jeffrey H. Johnson, Janos Kertesz, Kimmo Kaski, Albert Díaz-Guilera, Robert S. MacKay, Vittorio Loreto, Peter Erdi, Dirk Helbing. Challenges in Complex Systems Science
Submitted on: Sep 17, 2012, 19:09:40
Natural Sciences / Physics / General Physics
Description: FuturICT foundations are social science, complex systems science, and ICT. The main concerns and challenges in the science of complex systems in the context of FuturICT are laid out in this paper with special emphasis on the Complex Systems route to Social Sciences. This include complex systems having: many heterogeneous interacting parts; multiple scales; complicated transition laws; unexpected or unpredicted emergence; sensitive dependence on initial conditions; path-dependent dynamics; networked hierarchical connectivities; interaction of autonomous agents; self-organisation; non-equilibrium dynamics; combinatorial explosion; adaptivity to changing environments; co-evolving subsystems; ill-defined boundaries; and multilevel dynamics. In this context, science is seen as the process of abstracting the dynamics of systems from data.
The abstract of this article will be published in the September 2012 issue of "Intellectual Archive Bulletin", ISSN 1929-1329.
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