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Theory of Complexity - Definitions, Models, and Applications

Ricardo Lopez-Ruiz

University of Zaragoza

Researcher of Complex Systems and an Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza, member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), and AMS (American Mathematical Society).


Hierarchy Disequilibrium Entropy Disorder Algorithm Analysis Computable Functions Complexity Classes Turing Machines Graph Theory Connectivity Search Algorithms Social Network Analysis

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Nowadays the meaning of complexity is a subject of intense debate in exact sciences, systems biology and social science. Systems of many components, such as proteins at the cellular level, cells at the organ level, or agents at the social one, to give some examples, provide the complexity science of a ubiquity that has percolated all branches of knowledge. In all these cases, emergent behaviors result from the coordinated action of different components and constitute new global system properties. These new properties allow the system to adapt to the environment in an organized manner that will continue to demand new features for its survival. This leads to the evolution of systems as a natural consequence of the complexity associated with them.

This book intends to deepen in the general meaning of complexity from many points of view, to inquire in the different statistical and computational valid paradigms and also to record new algorithms and applications in the broad field of complexity science.

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Ricardo Lopez-Ruiz

University of Zaragoza

Ricardo López-Ruiz, MS, Ph.D., works as an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain. He also serves as a researcher in Complex Systems at the School of Mathematics, University of Zaragoza. He has worked as a lecturer at the University of Navarra, the Public University of Navarra, and at the UNED of Calatayud. He completed his postdoc with Prof. Yves Pomeau at the École Normale Supérieure of Paris and with Prof. Gabriel Mindlin at the University of Buenos Aires. He has published over one hundred papers in journals, proceedings and books and he has presented about thirty talks at various meetings and conferences. His areas of interest include statistical complexity and nonlinear models, chaotic maps and applications, multi-agent systems, and econophysics.

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