International Seminar on Trends in Mathematical Modelling: Venice, 13-18 December 1971

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  • ISBN-13: 9783540061441
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 8/2/1973
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems Series , #80
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1973
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction.- II The State of Futures Research.- The role of futures research in societal modelling.- The present state of futures research in the Soviet Union.- III Planning of Systems.- A system of models for central planning.- A “non-paternalistic” attitude in using models of social organizations.- Mathematical models in the design and operation of public transport systems.- IV Simulation Modelling and Game Theory.- Mathematical modelling of some social and environmental problems.- Dynamic systems modeling.- The dynamics of global equilibrium.- System simulation to test environmental policy: A sample study of DDT movement in the environment.- A dynamic simulation model of the urban development of Venice.- Some aspects of socio-economic modelling.- Imitation models of historical processes.- V Computers and Methodology for Modelling.- A computer method of analysing the structure of behavioural models.- Information systems and computer systems.- Mathematical modelling of cybernetic systems.- “Soft models”, hard data, and social reality.- Principles of simulation: hierarchical control systems.- VI Human Interaction on Modelling.- Delphi research: Experiments and prospects.- Algorithms for assessing the quality of expert data.- Applications of futures research to society’s problems.- Conclusion.

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