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Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering: A Modeling and Simulation Approach

ISBN: 978-1-119-37886-0
448 pages
May 2018
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This book explores the emergent behavior in complex systems engineering. It provides a survey of modern analytics and tools that enable the study of emergent behaviors in manmade systems. This book presents a compilation of simulation-based methods, technologies and approaches that encourage the reader to incorporate simulation technologies in their quest towards understanding the emergent behavior in complex systems. Every technology in today’s modern world is based on Information Technology. Scientific theories introduced in the last five decades can now be realized with today’s computational infrastructure. Modeling and Simulation, along with Big Data technologies are at the forefront of such exploration and investigation.
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List of Contributors

Section I: Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems

Chapter 1: Metaphysical and scientific accounts of emergence: Varieties of fundamentality and theoretical  completeness
John Symons

Chapter 2: Emergence: What does it mean and how is it relevant to Computer Engineering?
Wesley J. Wildman and F. LeRon Shults

Chapter 3: System theoretic foundations for emergent behavior modeling: The case of emergence of   Human Language in a resource-constrained complex intelligent dynamical system
Bernard P. Zeigler and Saurabh Mittal

Chapter 4 : Generative Parallax Simulation: Creative cognition models of emergence for simulation-driven   model discovery
Levent Yilmaz

Section II: Emergent Behavior Modeling in Complex Systems Engineering

Chapter 5: Complex Systems Engineering and the Challenge of Emergence
Andreas Tolk, Saikou Diallo and Saurabh Mittal

Chapter 6: Emergence in Complex Enterprises
William Rouse

Chapter 7: Emergence in information economies: An agent-based modeling perspective
Erika Frydenlund and David C. Earnest

Chapter 8: Modeling emergence in System  of Systems using thermodynamic concepts
John J. Johnson IV, Jose J. Padilla and Andres Sousa-Poza

Chapter 9: Induced emergence in computational social systems engineering: Multimodels and dynamic couplings as methodological basis
Tuncer Ören, Saurabh Mittal and Umut Durak

Chapter 10: Applied Complexity Science: Enabling emergence through heuristics and simulations
Michael D. Norman, Matthew T. K. Koehler and Rob Pitsko

Section III: Engineering Emergent Behavior in Computational Environments

Chapter 11: Towards the automated detection of emergent behavior
Claudia Szabo and Lachlan Birdsey

Chapter 12: Isolating the causes of emergent failures in computer software
Ross Gore

Chapter 13: From modularity to complexity: A cross-disciplinary framework for characterizing systems
Chih-Chun Chen and Nathan Crilly

Chapter 14: The emergence of social schemas and lossy conceptual information networks: How information transmission can lead to the apparent “emergence” of culture
Justin E. Lane

Chapter 15: Modeling and Simulation of emergence behavior in transportation infrastructure restoration
Akhilesh Ojha, Steven Corns, Thomas Shoberg, Ruwen Qin and Suzanna Long

Section IV:  Research Agenda

Chapter 16: Research Agenda for Next Generation Complex Systems Engineering
Saikou Diallo, Saurabh Mittal and Andreas Tolk


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