The study of complex systems has attracted a broad range of researchers from many disciplines spanning both the hard and soft sciences. In the Autumn of 1997, 300 of these researchers came together for the First International Conference on Complex Systems. The proceedings of this conference is the first book in the New England Complex Systems Institute series on Complexity, and includes more than 100 presentations and papers on such topics as evolution, emergence, complexity, self-organisation, scaling, informatics, time series, emergence of mind, and engineering of complex systems. This research is expected to be a precursor to an explosive growth of interest in this field.
About the Author
Yaneer Bar-Yam is President and founder of the New England Complex Systems Institute and Associate in the department of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University. He is the author of the textbook, Dynamics n Complex Systems.