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International Conference on Complex Systems 2006 (ICCS2006)


Complex engineered systems (CES) topics of interest

  • Characteristics of Complex Engineered Systems
    Modularity and industrial evolution; Non-linear and chaotic dynamics of engineered systems; Robustness, vulnerability and failure in CES; Self-similarity, critical phenomena, and power laws in CES
  • Networks in Complex Engineered Systems
    Network dynamics in CES; Scale-free and small-world networks; Effect of connectivity on CES performance; Robustness and vulnerability in networked complex systems
  • CES Paradigms Based on Natural Systems
    Biomorphic networks (Neural nets, artificial immune systems, etc.); Evolutionary approaches; Collective intelligence; Amorphous computing; Swarm robotics; Self-configuring robots, Animats/biomorphic robots; Self-organized sensor networks
  • CES Paradigms Based on Human Systems
    Game-theoretic paradigms; Economic paradigms; Social paradigms.
  • Product Design and Development
    Complexity-related methodologies in product development; Cooperative workgroups for collaborative product design
  • Managing Complex Engineered Systems
    Emergent/self-organized control methods for CES; Human-Computer Interactions; Managing the risk of CES accidents; Managing the risk of vulnerability to targeted attack
  • Ethical, Social, Economic and Political Dimensions of CES
    Accountability and responsibility in self-organized, decentralized systems; Dissociation of ownership and control in CES; Security in networked complex systems; Effect of CES paradigms on classical socioeconomic and political models; Resource utilization and costs in CES; Potential hazards of autonomous, adaptive complex systems to human society
  • Specific Complex Engineering Systems
    Ecology of the World Wide Web, Collaborating Distributed Micro-satellites, Smart Materials and Structures, Smart Retailing and Warehousing Environments, Intelligent Traffic Networks, Tissue Engineering

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