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Managing Complexity: Insights, Concepts, Applications

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Dirk Helbing (Ed)

Each chapter in Managing Complexity Focuses on analyzing real-world complex systems and transfer knowledge ring from the complex-systems sciences to applications in business, industry and society. The interdisciplinary contributions range from markets and production through logistics, traffic control, and critical infrastructures, up to network design, information systems, social conflicts and building consensus. They serve to raise readers' awareness concerning the often counter-intuitive behavior of complex systems and to help them integrate insights gained in complexity research into everyday planning, decision making, strategic optimization, and policy.

Intended for a broad readership, the contributions have been kept Largely non-technical and address a general, scientifically literate audience involved in corporate, academic, and public institutions.

 

Table of Contents

Editorial - Managing Complexity: An Introduction - Market Segmentation - The Network Approach - Managing Autonomy and Control in Economic Systems - Complexity and the Enterprise:..... Illusion of Control - Benefits and Drawbacks of Simple Models for Complex Production Systems - . Logistics Networks - Coping With Nonlinearity and Complexity - Repeated Auction Games and Learning Dynamics in Electronic Logistics Marketplaces - Decentralized Approaches to Adaptive Traffic Control - Critical Infrastructures Vulnerability:.. The Highway Networks - Trade Credit Networks and Systemic Risk - A Complex System's.. View of Critical Infrastructures -. Bootstrapping the Long Tail in Peer to Peer Systems -. Coping With Information Overload Through Trust-Based Networks -. Complexity in Human Conflict -. Fostering Consensus in Multidimensional Continuous Opinion Dynamics Under Bounded Confidence -. multi-stakeholder governance - Emergence and transformational potential of a New Political Paradigm -. Evolutionary Engineering of Complex Functional Networks -. Path Length Scaling and Discrete Effects in Complex Networks -. index.

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FuturICT Brief Project Summary

What is FuturICT?

FuturICT is a visionary project that will deliver new science and technology to explore, understand and manage our connected world. This will inspire new information and communication technologies (ICT) that are socially adaptive and socially interactive, supporting collective awareness. Revealing the hidden laws and processes underlying our complex, global, socially interactive systems constitutes one of the most pressing scientific challenges of the 21st Century. Integrating complexity science with ICT and the social sciences, will allow us to design novel robust, trustworthy and adaptive technologies based on socially inspired paradigms. Data from a variety of sources will help us to develop models of techno-socioeconomic systems. In turn, insights from these models will inspire a new generation of socially adaptive, self-organised ICT systems. This will create a paradigm shift and facilitate a symbiotic co-evolution of ICT and society. In response to the European Commission’s call for a ‘Big Science’ project, FuturICT will build a largescale, pan European, integrated programme of research which will extend for 10 years and beyond.
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FuturICT Flagship Proposal submitted on 23 October 2012: Summary

Summary version of the full 620 page final report

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