Computational Models of Complex Systems, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319012851
  • ISBN-13: 9783319012858
  • DDC: 003.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 196 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Computational and mathematical models provide us with the opportunities to investigate the complexities of real world problems. They allow us to apply our best analytical methods to define problems in a clearly mathematical manner and exhaustively test our solutions before committing expensive resources. This is made possible by assuming parameter(s) in a bounded environment, allowing for controllable experimentation, not always possible in live scenarios. For example, simulation of computational models allows the testing of theories in a manner that is both fundamentally deductive and experimental in nature. The main ingredients for such research ideas come from multiple disciplines and the importance of interdisciplinary research is well recognized by the scientific community. This book provides a window to the novel endeavours of the research communities to present their works by highlighting the value of computational modelling as a research tool when investigating complex systems. We hope that the readers will have stimulating experiences to pursue research in these directions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Computational Models of Complex Systems: An Introduction.
2: A Kabbalah System Theory Modeling Framework for Knowledge Based Behavioral Economics and Finance.
3: The Commodity Exporting Country A Spectral Analysis of Brazilian and Australian Equity Markets.
4: Probabilistic European Country Risk Score Forecasting Using a Diffusion Model.
5: Determining the ‘Fault Zone’ of Fall Events in Long Term Care.
6: Classification of Child Disability Using Artificial Neural Network.
7: Evaluating Video and Facial Muscle Activity for a Better Assistive Technology: A Silent Speech Based HCI.
8: Modeling Returned Biomedical Devices in a Lean Manufacturing Environment.
9: EARLI: A Complex Systems Approach for Modeling Land-use Change and Settlement Growth in Early Agricultural Societies.
10: Oscillatory Dynamics of Urban Hierarchies 900–2000 Vulnerability and Resilience.
11: Preliminary Analytical Considerations in Designing a Terrorism and Extremism Online Network Extractor.
12: Sampling Emerging Social Behavior in Facebook Using Random Walk Models.