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Complexity and Interaction: Blurring Borders between Physical, Computational, and Social Systems. Preliminary Notes

Andrea Omicini, Pierluigi Contucci
Complex systems of any kind are characterised by autonomous components interacting with each other in a non-trivial way. In this paper we discuss how the views on complexity are evolving in fields like physics, social sciences, and computer science, and – most significantly – how they are converging. In particular, we focus on the role of interaction as the foremost dimension for modelling complexity, and discuss first how coordination via mediated interaction could determine the general dynamics of complex software system, then how this applies to complex socio-technical systems like social networks.
Keywords: Complex systems, interaction, interacting systems, statistical mechanics, coordination models, socio-technical systems
Computational Collective Intelligence. Technologies and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8083, pages 1-10, 2013.
Costin Bădică, Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Marius Brezovan (eds.), Springer Berlin Heidelberg
5th International Conference (ICCCI 2013). Craiova, Romania, 11-13 September 2013, Proceedings. Invited Paper
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	Author = {Omicini, Andrea and Contucci, Pierluigi},
	Booktitle = {Computational Collective Intelligence. Technologies and Applications},
	Doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-40495-5_1},
	Editor = {B{\u a}dic{\u a}, Costin and Nguyen, Ngoc Thanh and Brezovan, Marius},
	Isbn = {978-3-642-40494-8},
	Isbn-Online = {978-3-642-40495-5},
	Issn = {0302-9743},
	Keywords = {Complex systems, interaction, interacting systems, statistical mechanics, coordination models, socio-technical systems},
	Location = {Craiova, Romania},
	Note = {5th International Conference (ICCCI 2013). Craiova, Romania, 11--13~} # sep # {~2013, Proceedings. Invited Paper},
	Pages = {1--10},
	Publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
	ScopusId = {2-s2.0-84892631295},
	Series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
	Title = {Complexity and Interaction: Blurring Borders between Physical, Computational, and Social Systems. {P}reliminary Notes},
	Url = {http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-642-40495-5_1},
	Volume = 8083,
	WosId = {000333642900001},
	Year = 2013}