Complexity Beyond Agent-Based Models

Gross, Dominique and Jefferies, David (2001) Complexity Beyond Agent-Based Models. Complexity International, 8 . ISSN 1320-0682. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Even if there does not yet exist a generally accepted denition of complexity, there are a number of denitions which serve well for specic purposes. Most of these can be implemented in so-called agent based models. However, authors such as Funtowicz and Ravetz (Funtowicz & Ravetz 1994; 1997) or Rosen (Rosen 1991; 1999) argue that a full understanding of complexity has to go beyond computer models. This article tries to elucidate this by means of two examples

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: measures of complexity, agent based modelling, genuine novelty, reductionism
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 15:52
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13641 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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