Complexity Science, Living Systems, and Reflexing Interfaces: New Models and Perspectives

Complexity Science, Living Systems, and Reflexing Interfaces: New Models and Perspectives

Franco Orsucci (University College London, UK & Institute for Complexity Studies, Italy) and Nicoletta Sala (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
Release Date: September, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 466
ISBN13: 9781466620773|ISBN10: 1466620773|EISBN13: 9781466620780|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2077-3

Description

There are new and important advancements in today’s complexity theories in ICT and requires an extraordinary perspective on the interaction between living systems and information technologies. With human evolution and its continuous link with the development of new tools and environmental changes, technological advancements are paving the way for new evolutionary steps.

Complexity Science, Living Systems, and Reflexing Interfaces: New Models and Perspectives is a collection of research provided by academics and scholars aiming to introduce important advancements in areas such as artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, neural networks, and much more. This scholarly piece will provide contributions that will define the line of development in complexity science.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life
  • Bio-inspired Computation and Machines
  • Complexity and fractal geometry
  • Complexity and ICT
  • Evolutionary Algorithms in Economy
  • Living Complexities
  • Natural and Artificial Language
  • Neural Networks in Biomedicine
  • Robotics
  • Virtual Reality

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors in psychology, physics, art therapy, and other fields explore complexity in the interface between living systems and information technology. Their topics include fractal geometry as a bridge between realms, exploring structural and dynamic properties of microtubules by means of artificial neural networks, the biotic logic of quantum processes and quantum computation, recurrence indicators for estimating characteristic size and frequency of spatial patterns, and a parametric generator for architectural and urban three-dimensional objects.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Franco Orsucci received his first degree in Medicine and second degree in Psychiatry at La Sapienza University in Rome (Italy). He has been a researcher at the Italian National Research Council. Now he is professor of clinical psychology and psychiatry at the Catholic University and Gemelli University Hospital in Rome. He is also a research fellow at the London University College, and founder and editor in chief of Chaos and Complexity Letters International Journal of Dynamical System Research (Nova Science, New York). His last published books are Changing Mind, Transitions in Natural and Artificial Environments (World Scientific, Singapore, 2002) and Bioethics in Complexity (Imperial College Press, London, 2004). He has also published more than 80 scientific articles on neuroscience and cognitive science.
Sala Nicoletta received the degree in Physics (“Laurea”), applied cybernetics, at the University of Milan (Italy). Ph.D. in Communication Science at Università della Svizzera italiana of Lugano (USI, Lugano, Switzerland). Postgraduates (two years for each) in :"Didactics of the communication and multimedia technologies" and "Journalism and mass media". She is professor in Information Technology and in Electronics and she teaches at University of Lugano (Mendrisio, Switzerland). She is founder and co-editor of Chaos and Complexity Letters International Journal of Dynamical System Research (Nova Science, New York). Her research interests concern various scientific topics from an interdisciplinary point of view and comprise the following areas: Fractal Geometry and Complexity; Mathematics in Arts, Architecture and Industrial Design; New media and IT in the learning environments; Virtual Reality in education. She has authored 20 mathematics and information technology books, and edited 10 others. She has written 300 scientific papers.

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