Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering. A Modeling and Simulation Approach. Stevens Institute Series on Complex Systems and Enterprises

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  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A comprehensive text that reviews the methods and technologies that explore emergent behavior in complex systems engineering in multidisciplinary fields

In Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering, the authors present the theoretical considerations and the tools required to enable the study of emergent behaviors in manmade systems. Information Technology is key to today′s modern world. Scientific theories introduced in the last five decades can now be realized with the latest computational infrastructure. Modeling and simulation, along with Big Data technologies are at the forefront of such exploration and investigation.

The text offers a number of simulation–based methods, technologies, and approaches that are designed to encourage the reader to incorporate simulation technologies to further their understanding of emergent behavior in complex systems. The authors present a resource for those designing, developing, managing, operating, and maintaining systems, including system of systems. The guide is designed to help better detect, analyse, understand, and manage the emergent behaviour inherent in complex systems engineering in order to reap the benefits of innovations and avoid the dangers of unforeseen consequences. This vital resource:

  • Presents coverage of a wide range of simulation technologies
  • Explores the subject of emergence through the lens of Modeling and Simulation (M&S)
  • Offers contributions from authors at the forefront of various related disciplines such as philosophy, science, engineering, sociology, and economics
  • Contains information on the next generation of complex systems engineering

Written for researchers, lecturers, and students, Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering provides an overview of the current discussions on complexity and emergence, and shows how systems engineering methods in general and simulation methods in particular can help in gaining new insights in complex systems engineering.

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FOREWORD x

PREFACE xiii

ABOUT THE EDITORS xvi

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS xviii

SECTION I EMERGENT BEHAVIOR IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS 1

1 Metaphysical and Scientific Accounts of Emergence: Varieties of Fundamentality and Theoretical Completeness 3John Symons

2 Emergence: What does it mean and How is it Relevant to Computer Engineering? 21Wesley J. Wildman and F. LeRon Shults

3 System Theoretic Foundations for Emergent Behavior Modeling: The Case of Emergence of Human Language in a Resource–Constrained Complex Intelligent Dynamical System 35Bernard P. Zeigler and Saurabh Mittal

4 Generative Parallax Simulation: Creative Cognition Models of Emergence for Simulation–Driven Model Discovery 59Levent Yilmaz

SECTION II EMERGENT BEHAVIOR MODELING IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 77

5 Complex Systems Engineering and the Challenge of Emergence 79Andreas Tolk, Saikou Diallo, and Saurabh Mittal

6 Emergence in Complex Enterprises 99William B. Rouse

7 Emergence in Information Economies: An Agent–Based Modeling Perspective 129Erika Frydenlund and David C. Earnest

8 Modeling Emergence in Systems of Systems using Thermodynamic Concepts 149John J. Johnson IV, Jose J. Padilla, and Andres Sousa–Poza

9 Induced Emergence in Computational Social Systems Engineering: Multimodels and Dynamic Couplings as Methodological Basis 171Tuncer Ören, Saurabh Mittal, and Umut Durak

10 Applied Complexity Science: Enabling Emergence through Heuristics and Simulations 201Michael D. Norman, Matthew T.K. Koehler, and Robert Pitsko

SECTION III ENGINEERING EMERGENT BEHAVIOR IN COMPUTATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS 227

11 Toward the Automated Detection of Emergent Behavior 229Claudia Szabo and Lachlan Birdsey

12 Isolating the Causes of Emergent Failures in Computer Software 263Ross Gore

13 From Modularity to Complexity: A Cross–Disciplinary Framework for Characterizing Systems 285Chih–Chun Chen and Nathan Crilly

14 The Emergence of Social Schemas and Lossy Conceptual Information Networks: How Information Transmission can lead to the Apparent "Emergence" of Culture 321Justin E. Lane

15 Modeling and Simulation of Emergent Behavior in Transportation Infrastructure Restoration 349Akhilesh Ojha, Steven Corns, Tom Shoberg, Ruwen Qin, and Suzanna Long

SECTION IV RESEARCH AGENDA 369

16 Research Agenda for Next–Generation Complex Systems Engineering 371Saikou Diallo, Saurabh Mittal, and Andreas Tolk

INDEX 391

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