complex adaptive systems

complex adaptive systems

Framing Session. Simon Levin: Current revival of systems thinking and major challenges

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Title: Current revival of systems thinking and major challenges for systems analysis Abstract: Fundamental questions in applied systems analysis involve complex adaptive systems, in which localized interactions among individual agents give rise to emergent patterns that feed back to affect individual behavior. In such systems, a central challenge is to scale from the “microscopic” to the “macroscopic,” in order to understand the emergence of collective phenomena, the potential for critical transitions, and decision conflicts between levels of organization. This lecture will suggest that studies of emergence, scaling, and critical transitions in physical systems can inform the analysis of similar phenomena in ecological systems, while raising new challenges for theory. MORE INFORMATION: https://sa2015.iiasa.ac.at/