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Complex systems engineering from nano- to macro-scale
Author(s): Geoff James; Jiaming Li; Ying Guo; Geoff Poulton
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Paper Abstract

The design of complex systems to achieve desired outcomes - complex systems engineering - is achievable in numerous natural systems and in some systems of human construction. This paper concerns multi-agent complex systems that comprise a large number of autonomous, interacting elements. Emergence presents a rich variety of behaviours for the designer to use; however, the unpredictability of emergence is a barrier to conventional engineering methodology. By probing examples of engineered systems and looking for common features, a design methodology may be sought.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6039, Complex Systems, 603902 (18 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673480
Show Author Affiliations
Geoff James, CSIRO ICT Ctr. (Australia)
Jiaming Li, CSIRO ICT Ctr. (Australia)
Ying Guo, CSIRO ICT Ctr. (Australia)
Geoff Poulton, CSIRO ICT Ctr. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6039:
Complex Systems
Axel Bender, Editor(s)

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