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Complex Systems, Sustainability and Innovation

Edited by Ciza Thomas, ISBN 978-953-51-2842-7, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2841-0, 124 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 14, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/62659
Edited Volume

The book on complex systems, sustainability, and innovation explores a broad set of ideas and presents some of the state-of-the-art research in this field concisely in six chapters. In a complex system, it is difficult to know exactly how the individual components contribute to an observed behavior and the extent of each component's contributions. It is the interactions of the individual components that determine the emergent functionalities. This makes it difficult to understand and predict the behavior of complex systems and hence the effects of any innovations in this field. This necessitates for the emergence of a new age of innovations with the main focus on user orientation and sustainability. This book explores some of the complex systems and their dependence on the environment to provide a long-term perspective, aiding innovations and supporting a sustainable society. The intended audience of this book will mainly consist of researchers, research students, and practitioners in the field of complex systems and sustainability.