Complexity Theory

Current Research

Author: Klaus Ambos-Spies,Steven Homer,Uwe Schoening

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521442206

Category: Mathematics

Page: 321

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This volume brings together the recent research of a group of the invited participants in the workshop on Structure and Complexity Theory held in Dagstuhl, Germany in February 1992. The aim of the meeting was to present and discuss new developments in central, active areas of complexity theory and to formulate future goals and research directions. The eleven articles collected in this volume reflect the state of the art in complexity theory and provide a current view of the work of some of its strongest researchers.
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Complexity Theory

Retrospective II

Author: Alan L. Selman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387949734

Category: Computers

Page: 339

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This volume provides a survey of the subject in the form of a collection of articles written by experts, that together provides a comprehensive guide to research. The editors'aim has been to provide an accessible description of the current stae of complexity theory, and to demonstrate the breadth of techniques and results that make this subject so exciting. Thus, papers run the gamut from sublogarithmic space to exponential time, and from new combinatorial techniques to interactive proof systems.
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Complexity Theory and Cryptology

An Introduction to Cryptocomplexity

Author: Jr̲g Rothe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540221476

Category: Computers

Page: 478

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Modern cryptology more and more employs mathematically rigorous concepts and methods from complexity theory. Conversely, current research topics in complexity theory often are motivated by questions and problems from cryptology. This book takes account of this situation and therefore its subject is what may be dubbed "cryptocomplexity,'' some sort of symbiosis of these two areas. Starting from scratch, it works its way to the frontiers of current research in these fields and provides a detailed overview of their history and their current research topics and challenges.
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Using Complexity Theory for Research and Program Evaluation

Author: Michael Wolf-Branigin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199829462

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Complexity theory provides a promising framework for conducting social work research and evaluation. Readers will gain an understanding of the background, current applications, and agent-based modeling as a new approach for creating simulations. To advance this line of inquiry a complexity research agenda for social work is developed.
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Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences

Author: Erçetin, ?efika ?ule

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522501495

Category: Mathematics

Page: 458

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The concept of “chaos”, and chaos theory, though it is a field of study specifically in the field of mathematics with applications in physics, engineering, economics, management, and education, has also recently taken root in the social sciences. As a method of analyzing the way in which the digital age has connected society more than ever, chaos and complexity theory serves as a tactic to tie world events and cope with the information overload that is associated with heightened social connectivity. The Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences explores the theories of chaos and complexity as applied to a variety of disciplines including political science, organizational and management science, economics, and education. Presenting diverse research-based perspectives on mathematical patterns in the world system, this publication is an essential reference source for scholars, researchers, mathematicians, social theorists, and graduate-level students in a variety of disciplines.
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Complexity in World Politics

Concepts and Methods of a New Paradigm

Author: Neil E. Harrison

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791481492

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Demonstrates that world politics is more complex than conventional models can account for.
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Complexity Theory in Public Administration

Author: Elizabeth Anne Eppel,Mary Lee Rhodes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780367333966

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Page: 172

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This book reframes theoretical, methodological and practical approaches to public administration by drawing on complexity theory concepts. It aims to provide alternative perspectives on the theory, research and practice of public administration, avoiding assumptions of traditional theory-building. The contributors explain both how ongoing non-linear interactions result in macro patterns becoming established in a complexity-informed world view, and the implications of these dynamics. Complexity theory explains the way in which many repeated non-linear interactions among elements within a whole can result in processes and patterns emerging without design or direction, thus necessitating a reconsideration of the predictability and controllability of many aspects of public administration. As well as illustrating how complexity theory informs new research methods for studying this field, the book also shines a light on the different practices required of public administrators to cope with the complexity encountered in the public policy and public management fields. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Public Management Review journal. ministrators to cope with the complexity encountered in the public policy and public management fields. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Public Management Review journal.
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Quantitative Methods in Tourism

A Handbook

Author: Rodolfo Baggio,Jane Klobas

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845412111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Tourism studies often deal with complex mixes of external and local factors and the attitudes, perceptions and actions of tourists themselves. In seeking to understand individual elements of this mix, or the results of interactions between them, tourism authorities, managers and researchers often collect quantitative data, but until now the few existing guides to understanding quantitative data have been either very simple or very complicated. This book provides a guide to dealing with real-world data and goes beyond the methods usually covered in introductory textbooks. The first part considers key issues associated with using well known methods to produce valid and reliable models of real-world phenomena, emphasizing issues in data selection, approaches to factor and cluster analysis, and mathematical modelling using regression methods (including logistic regression) and structural equation modelling. The second part covers new approaches to modelling: maximum likelihood estimation, simulation and agent-based modelling. Each chapter includes extensive references to additional reading, and an appendix summarises the software introduced in the book. The book provides many practical examples of applications to tourism research, considers practical issues associated with application of quantitative techniques, and discusses common pitfalls and how to identify and remedy them. The result is a guide to quantitative methods in tourism that de-mystifies both simple and apparently complex techniques and makes them more accessible to tourism researchers.
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Chaos and Complexity Theory for Management: Nonlinear Dynamics

Nonlinear Dynamics

Author: Banerjee, Santo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466625104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

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Although chaos theory refers to the existence between seemingly random events, it has been gaining the attention of science, technology and managements fields. The shift from traditional procedures to the dynamics of chaos and complexity theory has resulted in a new element of complexity thinking, allowing for a greater capability for analyzing and understanding key business processes. Chaos and Complexity Theory for Management: Nonlinear Dynamics explores chaos and complexity theory and its relationship with the understanding of natural chaos in the business environment. Utilizing these theories aids in comprehending the development of businesses as a complex adaptive system.
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