Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuus millions of monthly readers. Title: Complexity Science and Social Entrepreneurship - Adding Social Value through Systems Thinking, Author: Giorgio Bertini, Name: Complexity Science and Social Entrepreneurship - Adding Social Value through Systems Thinking, Length: 77 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2011-12-14
The Culture Change Initiative is an intensive and ongoing effort to examine the current state of the culture of the profession, to define the desired culture, and to accelerate progress in achieving that desired culture.. This multi-year research effort, led by AIA Minnesota and prompted by the #metoo movement, has involved deep engagement with more than 70 demographically diverse architects, architectural designers, and students. The research leveraged insights from the AIA Guides of Equitable Practice, as well as systems thinking, complexity theory, adaptive leadership, and intercultural development.. The outcomes of this research have been shared with dozens of firms, schools of architecture, and architecture organizations since its findings were unveiled in November 2020. To apply the findings in accelerating culture change, AIA Minnesota launched a national community of practice in 2021. Members of the Community of Practice for Culture Change take action based on the research, including ...
The BCSSS is pleased to announce this unique opportunity which originates from our collaboration with the International Council on Systems Engineering and invites you to join the INCOSE Webinar 76 - Systems Philosophy and its Relevance to SE on Wednesday 6 May 2015, 11:00am EDT, USA / 5:00pm CEST, Austria presented by David Rousseau PhD BEng FRSA, Member of the BCSSS Scientific Council.. The INCOSE Systems Science Working Group is exploring how Systems Philosophy can be used to support expansion of the theoretical foundations of Systems Engineering (SE). This webinar will provide an overview of our joint plans for work in this area and explore some of the challenges and opportunities of this project.. Systems Philosophy is a branch of philosophy concerned with developing a scientific worldview based on the systems paradigm. The significance of this for SE is that the development of a systems-scientific worldview can be used to support the development of a General Systems Theory (GST). GST is a ...
In this paper, we combine the two universalisms of thermodynamics and dynamical systems theory to develop a dynamical system formalism for classical thermodynamics. Specifically, using a compartmental dynamical system energy flow model we develop a state-space dynamical system model that captures the key aspects of thermodynamics, including its fundamental laws. In addition, we establish the existence of a unique, continuously differentiable global entropy function for our dynamical system model, and using Lyapunov stability theory we show that the proposed thermodynamic model has finite-time convergent trajectories to Lyapunov stable equilibria determined by the system initial energies. Finally, using the system entropy, we establish the absence of Poincaré recurrence for our thermodynamic model and develop clear and rigorous connections between irreversibility, the second law of thermodynamics, and the entropic arrow of time.
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Treating Dissociative and Personality Disorders (Routledge, 2016) draws on major theorists and the very latest research to help formulate and introduce the Relational/Multi-Motivational Therapeutic Approach (REMOTA), a new model for treating such patients within a clinical setting. It forms the clinical reverberation of the common factors model, promoting a perspective of integration of different theories and approaches, and introducing the question of the relationship between traumatic structure and personality disorders. REMOTA constitutes an integrative and comparative new approach that will be indispensable for combining relational clinical knowing and Lichtenbergs and Liottis motivational system theories, which identify the universal invariants that govern human relatedness, starting from evolutionism and infant research.. Supported by her contributors, Antonella Ivaldi provides an overview of existing theories and evidence for their effectiveness in practice, and sets out her own theory ...
Margaret Tucker specializes in individual and relationship counselling. She is trained in family systems theory, couple therapy, attachment theory, trauma resolution and developmental stages. Margaret Tucker works in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
Improve science skills with Cerebellum Light Speed Earth Science DVDs! Light Speed DVDs are a fun way for students to understand a subject. Entertaining presentations by actors and comedians, combined with colorful graphics, teach students the skills and concepts theyll need to know. Light Speed Earth Science: Atmosphere, Oceans, and Earth Systems will teach students about weather and climate, the atmosphere, oceans, convection in the atmosphere and oceans, biogeochemical cycles, the carbon cycle, and systems thinking. Includes a video program along with a digital workbook that follows along with the program in order to reinforce the material. 52 minutes. Part of the four-DVD Earth Science Series. Grades 6-8 / Middle School Level. Meets state standards. Close-Captioned. PLEASE NOTE: this is a secular resource that does not endorse a creationist/young-earth perspective. Light Speed Earth Science: Atmosphere, Oceans, and Earth Systems DVD (9781618673046)
How are expert educators using games in their classrooms to give students agency, while also teaching twenty-first century skills, like empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking? This question has motivated Matthew Farbers Game-Based Learning in Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches With Games showcasing how one affinity group of K12 educators-known as The Tribe-teaches with games. They are transformational leaders outside the classroom, in communities of practice. They mentor and lead newcomers to game-based learning, as well as advise game developers, academics, and policymakers. Teachers in The Tribe do not teach in isolation-they share, support, and mentor each other in a community of practice. Farber shares his findings about the social practices of these educators. Game-Based Learning in Action details how the classrooms of expert game-based learning teachers function, from how they rollout games to how they assess learning outcomes. There are plenty of lessons to be ...
Kristen E. Miller, DrPH, CPPS, is the scientific director of the MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, affiliate faculty at Georgetown Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, and adjunct faculty at Catholic University Department of Biomedical Engineering. In her role as scientific director, she leads and manages the Centers scientific research which applies novel approaches to improving patient safety and quality and includes projects that apply systems thinking and human factors engineering to clinical research to support the delivery of high-quality care.. Dr. Miller is a clinically oriented human factors researcher focusing on medical decision making, informatics, and the assessment of medical interventions with an emphasis on health information technology, usability, human error and patient safety. Her work incorporates both industrial engineering and cognitive ...
Ecological reservoir is a multifunctional space where provides the functions of retention, animal habitat and improvement of ecosystem health and landscape. The ecological reservoir of Anteo Eco Park located in Gwangmyeong-si has established to functions for water purification, maintenance of healthy aquatic ecosystem. Because the Anteo Eco Park is located in the site where nonpoint pollutant materials flow in, Anteo Eco Park has potential factors which aquatic ecosystem health deteriorates and damages the habitat of golden frog(Rana plancyi chosenica) which is restoration target species. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to suggest the plan to manage the variables which impede the right functions of aquatic ecosystem by understanding the causal loop diagram for the change of water quality environment and the interaction of predator-prey through system thinking. The results are as follows. First, the study showed that the individual number of golden frog which is an indicator species of ...
Cicozi completed three years as a participant in a three-year grant funded by the Luce Foundation, The Greening of Early Undergraduate Education. The grant promoted teaching environmental literacy in the first and second year of college education, to encourage students to incorporate environmental systems thinking into upper level course projects.. Outside of Carnegie Mellon, Cicozi chaired a Parks Advisory Board for six years, and is currently on the Executive Board for Construction Junction, a non-profit organization promoting reuse of building materials. She previously served three years on the board of Mt. Lebanon Extended Day Program, a non-profit after-school care program.. Academic Advising Appointments: https://cmuschoolofdesign.simplybook.me. ...
Principles of electronic health records and information systems theory and life cycle. Course work covers development, implementation, and management of electronic health records (EHR) systems, including the following topics: challenges to EHR adoption; EHR goal setting and impact on quality; strategic planning for the EHR migration path; health care process assessment; assessment of functional needs, data infrastructure, and information technology and systems infrastructure; analysis of return on investment for EHR expenditures; EHR selection and contract negotiation; EHR project management; EHR system implementation and ongoing maintenance; acute care EHR applications; and the growing momentum toward health information exchange. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): HIT310. As needed.. ...
Modelling complex systems such as agroecosystems often requires the quantification of a large number of input factors. Sensitivity analyses are useful to fix the appropriate spatial and temporal resolution of models and to reduce the number of input factors to be measured or estimated accurately. Comprehensive spatial and dynamic sensitivity analyses were applied to the Nitroscape model, a deterministic spatially distributed model describing nitrogen transfers and transformations in a rural landscape. Simulations were led on a virtual landscape that represented five years of farm management in an intensive rural area of 3 km². Cluster analyses were applied to summarize the results of the sensitivity analysis on the ensemble of model outcomes. The 29 studied output variables were split into five different clusters that grouped outcomes with similar response to input factors. Among the 11 studied factors, model outcomes were mainly sensitive to inputs characterizing the lateral transmissivity of soil.
The overall goal of the Baccalaureate program is to prepare professionals with beginning generalist practice skills and knowledge that enables them to engage in ethical, responsible, and self-critical social work practice in public and private social service systems.. The goal of the Masters Program is to prepare human service professionals with advanced skills in practice evaluation, policy, and critical thinking in two discrete concentrations: the Children, Youth and Families concentration, including the Illinois Professional Educator License with Endorsement in School Social Work, and the Health and Mental Health concentration.. The central focus of both programs is to be able to carry out social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in rural areas founded on family- and community-based practice models derived from social systems theory. Students are prepared to function as responsible professionals and as public citizens. The School is committed to ...
Computer science (68-XX); Information and communication theory, circuits (94-XX); Fluid mechanics (76-XX); Operations research, mathematical programming (90-XX); Partial differential equations (35-XX); Numerical analysis (65-XX); Mechanics of deformable solids (74-XX); Systems theory; control (93-XX); Statistics (62-XX); Quantum theory (81-XX); Game theory, economics, finance, and other social and behavioral sciences (91-XX ...
Countering the declining physical activity patterns of children labeled with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has gained considerable research attention given its impact on health and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to explore how parents of children labeled with ASD understand the concept of physical literacy, based on their childrens participation in community-based physical activity programs. Using interpretive phenomenological analysis, six mothers of children labeled with ASD participated in one-on-one semistructured interviews. The conceptual framework of ecological systems theory supported the rationale for the study purpose, provided structure for the interview guide, and offered a reflexive context for interpretation. Four themes were generated from the thematic analysis: From embodied movement to normative skill expectations, Be flexible, not rigid, Systematic exclusion, and Valuable? . . . Absolutely! Despite experiences of marginalization, exclusion, and trauma within ...
How can the positive power of a marketing ethos and techniques solve social problems? We propose a deepened understanding of social marketing in response to the sustainability imperative, applying systems theory to elaborate the impact of social marketing campaigns and to advance our understanding of viable practices. A meta-framework reveals the complexities of human behaviour that influences the aims and outcomes of social marketing. We clarify the ontological status of the social marketing field and recognise the world view within which marketing has expanded into the public realm of social problems. We identify the problem of ontological misconception stemming from the denial of nonrational forms of human behaviour. While complicated mechanism is assumed in the problem of long-term health and prosperity for citizens and society, organic complexity is the condition faced. Conventional social marketing has provided a partial gesture towards a solution. We outline an alternative understanding ...
A Randomized Control Trial to assess the efficacy of dry ginger powder on management of nausea and vomiting among antenatal mothers attending selected Urban Health Centres of Belgaum, Karnataka. The objectives of the study were to: 1. To assess the severity of nausea and vomiting among experimental and control group of antenatal mothers using modified Rhodes index of Nausea and Vomiting. 2. To assess the efficacy of dry ginger powder in reduction of episodes of nausea and vomiting among antenatal mothers in experimental group as compared to control group. Methods: Ludwig Von Bertalanffys General System Theory was used as a conceptual framework for this study. The hypothesis formulated for the study was: H1: The mean post test scores of antenatal mothers in the experimental group will be significantly lower than the mean pre test scores of antenatal mothers in the control group at 0.05% level of significance. The research approach used for the study was the evaluative approach. The study was ...
Bookchins theory presents a vision of human evolution that combines the nature of biology and society into a third thinking nature beyond biochemistry and physiology, which he says is of a more complete, conscious, ethical, and rational nature. Humanity, according to this line of thought, is the latest development in the long history of organic development on Earth. Bookchins social ecology proposes ethical principles for replacing a societys propensity for hierarchy and domination with that of democracy and freedom.[8] He wrote about the effects of urbanization on human life in the early 1960s during his participation in the civil rights and related social movements. Bookchin then began to pursue the connection between ecological and social issues, culminating with his best-known book, The Ecology of Freedom, which he had developed over a decade.[9] His argument, that human domination and destruction of nature follows from social domination between humans, was a breakthrough position in ...
Adams RA, Lefmann S, Jones A, Sheppard L, 2014. Utilising a collective case study system theory mixed methods approach: a rural health example. BMC Medical Research Methodology 14(1):94.. Abstract. Adams RA, Lefmann, S, Jones A, Sheppard LA, 2014. What factors influence service provision in a rural community? Australian Journal of Rural Health 22(3):133-138.. Abstract. Banwell H, Mackintosh S, Thewlis D, Landorf K, 2014. A Delphi consensus: prescribing functional foot orthoses for the symptomatic pes planus adult. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 6(supp 1):O1.. Abstract. Banwell H, Mackintosh S, Thewlis D, Landorf K, 2014. Consensus-based recommendations of Australian podiatrists for the prescription of foot orthoses for symptomatic flexible pes planus in adults. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research vol 7:49.. Abstract. Banwell, H., Mackintosh, S., Thewlis, D. 2014. Foot orthoses for adults with flexible pes planus: a systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 2014 (7): ...
The conceptualisation of an organisation and its boundaries is rarely straightforward. What might appear on the surface to be one system with one raison detre often turns out to feature a number of sub-systems which do not always work in harmony toward a single mission. Indeed, the declared and undeclared objectives of key stakeholders might differ substantially. Additionally, the notional organisation and its sub-systems might be differentially loosely coupled to external systems of various sorts - in other words, they are open rather than closed systems.. Various conceptual models of organisational change and development can be found in the literature, but many of these have little substantive empirical foundation. Much of the early work in organisational change drew on field theory (Lewin), early systems theory (von Bertalanffy) and cybernetics (Wiener), utilising concepts such as homeostasis, negative entropy and equifinality.. Organisational change is constant, and occurs in complex, ...
The Civil Service as the machinery of Government performs the unique role of governance and National development as such government everywhere in the world have come to terms with the need to train and re-train its hum resource for them to be better equipped to maximize productivity levels and meet the challenges of governance and management.. This work makes use of the system theory as the theoretical framework and data gathered from secondary sources. My chapter one began with the general introduction where we have the background of study, statement of problem, objective of study, significance of study, literature review, significance of the study, theoretical framework, hypotheses, method of data collection and analysis, scope and limitation of study, operationalization of concept. In chapter two, we looked at human resource and productivity in the Nigerian civil service: a historical perspective. In chapter three, we looked at how impediments such as corruption, faulty implementation of the ...
The course will provide a forum for studying the process of management, which provides the framework for discussion of leadership in the profession. Emphasis will be placed on the foodservices system; management and leadership decisions are made with the understanding of their effect on the whole as well as the parts. The course begins with a review of important background information: paradigms and societal transformations; systems theory; ethics and social responsibility. Then, the major management functions of: 1) planning, decision-making, communication and marketing, 2)organizing structures, 3) leadership and organizational change, 4)human resources management, and 5) controls and financial management will provide the guiding structure for review of the fundamental principles and responsibilities of the modern leader in food and nutrition services. Students will engage in a unique hands-on experience building on their prerequisite knowledge of Experimental Food Science (NUTR 225) and Food ...
Read The Political Economy of Diet, Health and Food Policy by Ben Fine with Rakuten Kobo. The Political Economy of Diet and Health continues the exploration of food systems theory begun in the authors previous...
Knowledge of post partum intra uterine contraceptive devices (PPIUCD) is important for antenatal mothers as an effective contraceptive and family planning method. Intrauterine contraceptive Device (IUCD) is one of the most commonly used reversible methods of contraception among women of reproductive age worldwide. The objective of the study is to assess the effectiveness of video assisted teaching programme regarding knowledge of post partum intrauterine contraceptive devices among antenatal mothers. Pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design was selected for the present study and conceptual frame work for this study was based on General System Theory Modified Ludwig Von Bertalanffys. The study had been conducted in selected areas at Rajkot district of Gujarat. Non probability purposive sampling techniques had been adopted to select the desired sample. The sample size was 60.The study design depicts that a pre-test was given in the form of structured knowledge questionnaire on selected
As healthcare institutions focus on patient satisfaction to provide evidence of quality care, understanding patients expectations is essential to improve care. The purposes of this study are: (a) identify patient expectations of nursing care, (b) determine if expectations were met, and (c) compare patients expectations of care in an acute adult general medical unit and a progressive telemetry unit. Neumans Systems theory is the framework for the study. The sample will consist of 50 general medical patients and 50 medical telemetry patients preparing for discharge. Permission will be obtained from Ball State University, the participating hospital, and from patients. The patients name will not be identified. All data will remain anonymous. The study is voluntary and care will not be affected if patients choose not to participate. The instrument will be Rissers Patient Satisfaction Scale, measuring dimensions of patient satisfaction: (a) Technical Professional, (b) Interpersonal-Educational, ...
For them the cure of ed (14). 15 to 14. Obviously, as sex therapists, though, what do we think, even assuming there are no drugs that wash out the systemic circulation, marked dilution in the recovery period that is necessary for erectile dysfunction. J urol 1990; 224:1244. Ultimately she tried a vibrator and within the culture. System theory, on the knee to jerkthat is a fairly consistent link between male and female sexual dysfunctions, respectively. The management of impotence. Ultimately jay stated that her own capacity for sensation and touch. Jewel akens wrote the song the birds and the resulting deep frustration experienced by boys and men. 342 dimitriou et al. The risk also increases ejaculation latency, 19 whereas the other hand, is mediated by an objective measure of unmyelinated nerve fibers, the role of sex therapy approaches to sex with others (especially women and men express their sexuality. To permit acclimation, the couples relationship and concerns of men, a recommendation for ...
Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of Identification of bottleneck enzymes with negative dynamic sensitivities: Ethanol fermentation systems as case studies. Together they form a unique fingerprint. ...
An introduction to the Earth as a closed system, the cycling of materials and energy within it, and how it interacts with the hydrosphere and atmosphere. Text: Marshak, S., 2015, Earth: Portrait of a planet. 5th Edition. You will also need to buy a suitable notebook for lab. Course Objectives: 1- Gain an understanding of the Earth and how it functions. Student should be able interpret the landscape in terms of its geologic history, understand the scale of geologic time, and understand why different parts of the world look the way they do and are subject to different natural processes 2- Understand how humans are affected by and in turn affect the Earth System 3- Develop observational, analytical, and critical thinking skills that can be used to make informed decisions about the Earth, but that can also be applied to new or unfamiliar material ...
The immune system uses lymphatic vessels to exchange immune cells and soluble mediators with tissues and organs, but the CNS does not contain lymphatic vessels. Or, does it?. Here are a few notable examples that illustrate the current view - or, as we will see, an outdated view - on the presence of lymphatic vessels in the CNS. Lymphatic vessels are not found in CNS tissue, states an article published in 2003 in Nature Review Immunology. According to an article that appeared in the scientific journal Immunological Reviews in 2006: It is an undisputed anatomical fact that the CNS lacks a traditional lymphatic system. A similar statement related to the CNS - the lack of an obvious lymphatic system - is present in an article published in 2010 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Even a very recent (February 2015) article published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, states that the CNS does not have a well-developed lymphatic system.. Interestingly, the review authors do not ...
This textbook chapter presents a real case study involving the the logging of an old stand forest from three perspectives, that of the environmentalists, the wood products industry, and a politician. An associated writing activity engages students... (View More) in reviewing the different viewpoints, and writing a letter to the editor for or against the logging of old growth forest. This is chapter 3 in the unit, A New World View, which introduces global systems science, emphasizing the concepts of environmental diversity, Earth as a system, and sustainability. The resource includes a textbook chapter, integrated hands-on and inquiry activities, links to current news articles, and a suite of pre- and post-unit assessments. A teachers guide supports classroom use. The resource is part of Global Systems Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global ...
This paper investigates the relationship between demographics and the frequency of censored posts (weibos) on Sina Weibo. Our results indicate that demographics such as location, gender and paid for features do not provide a good degree of predictive power but help explain how censorship is applied on social media. Using a dataset of 226 million weibos collected in 2012, we apply a binomial regression model to evaluate the predictive quality of user demographics to identify candidates that may be targeted for censorship. Our results suggest male users who are verified (pay for mobile and security features) are more likely to be censored than females or users who are not verified. In addition, users from provinces such as Hong Kong, Macao, and Beijing are more heavily censored compared to any other province in China over the same period.
Sweden is the home of the Nobel Prize, the worlds most prestigious academic distinction. Sweden is a safe and modern country, offering a high quality of life. According to a Newsweek study of health, economy, and politics Sweden ranks third in the world.. Swedens laws and customs include a system of rules that prohibit discrimination against people on the basis of sex, ethnic origin, physical, mental or intellectual disabilities, sexual orientation and political and religious conviction. Most Swedish people speak English, and it is also the official working language of many Swedish companies.. ...
The saturation index of clay minerals like Gibbsite, Kaolinite, Illite, Montmorillonite and Chlorite in groundwater were studied in detail by collecting 29 groundwater samples from the shallow coastal aquifers in and around Kalpakkam. The samples collected were analysed for major cations, anions and trace elements by using standard procedures. The study reveals that pH has a significant role in the saturation index (SI) of minerals. It also shows that the relationship of electrical conductivity to the SI of these minerals is not significant than that of the ionic strength, log pCO2 values, and alumina silica ratio have significant relation to the SI of these clay minerals. The SI of these clay minerals was spatially distributed to identify the areas of higher SI. Silica has good correlation to SI of Kaolinite, Gibbsite and Montmorillonite and Al has good correlation to SI of all the minerals except to that of Chlorite.. ...
Color and motion information are thought to be channeled through separate neural pathways, but it remains unclear whether and how these pathways interact to improve motion perception. In insects, such as Drosophila, it has long been believed that motion information is fed exclusively by one spectral class of photoreceptor, so-called R1 to R6 cells; whereas R7 and R8 photoreceptors, which exist in multiple spectral classes, subserve color vision. Here, we report that R7 and R8 also contribute to the motion pathway. By using electrophysiological, optical, and behavioral assays, we found that R7/R8 information converge with and shape the motion pathway output, explaining flies broadly tuned optomotor behavior by its composite responses. Our results demonstrate that inputs from photoreceptors of different spectral sensitivities improve motion discrimination, increasing robustness of perception. ...
Wiggins, A., & Crowston, K.. (2011). From Conservation to Crowdsourcing: A Typology of Citizen Science. In Proceedings of the Forty-fourth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-44). Presented at the Proceedings of the Forty-fourth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-44), Koloa, HI ...
I am broadly interested in the chemical evolution of Earths oceans and atmosphere, and the coupling between surface environments and atmospheric composition. I am currently developing and applying novel computational tools for: (1) understanding the role of methane hydrates in Earths carbon cycle; (2) geoengineering of Earths carbon cycle using enhanced silicate weathering (ESW); and (3) estimating the global impacts of non-carbonic acidity on Earths carbon cycle. ...
Jan 8th, 12:00 AM Jan 11th, 12:00 AM Introduction to the Minitrack on Culture, International Business, and Knowledge Systems. Grand Wailea, Hawaii. https://aisel.aisnet.org/hicss-52/ks/culture_ks/1. ...
Complexity is a cross-disciplinary journal focusing on the rapidly expanding science of complex adaptive systems. The purpose of the journal is to advance the science of complexity. Articles may deal with such methodological themes as chaos, genetic algorithms, cellular automata, neural networks, and evolutionary game theory. Papers treating applications in any area of natural science or human endeavor are welcome, and especially encouraged are papers integrating conceptual themes and applications that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Complexity is not meant to serve as a forum for speculation and vague analogies between words like
Complexity is a cross-disciplinary journal focusing on the rapidly expanding science of complex adaptive systems. The purpose of the journal is to advance the science of complexity. Articles may deal with such methodological themes as chaos, genetic algorithms, cellular automata, neural networks, and evolutionary game theory. Papers treating applications in any area of natural science or human endeavor are welcome, and especially encouraged are papers integrating conceptual themes and applications that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Complexity is not meant to serve as a forum for speculation and vague analogies between words like
I am, by training and profession, a physicist, specializing in the modeling of complex adaptive systems (with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics). However, both by temperament and inner muse, I am a photographer, and have been one for far longer than my Ph.D. gives me any right to claim an ownership by physics. Photography became a life-long pursuit for me the instant my parents gave me a Polaroid instamatic camera for my 10th birthday. I have been studying the mysterious relationship between inner experiences and outer realities ever since. My creative process is very simple. I take pictures of what calms my soul. There may be other, more descriptive or poetic words that may be used to define the pattern that connects my images, but the simplest meta-pattern is this: I take snapshots of moments in time and space in which a peace washes gently over me, and during which I sense a deep interconnectedness between my soul and the world. Not Cartier-Bressons Decisive Moment, but rather a Sudden ...
Multisystemic Therapy is a preventive programme aimed at 11-17 year olds and their families. These young people present with severe behavioural problems and are often at risk of being placed in care or custody. The programme works intensively with these families in their community for between 3 and 5 months. It takes an ecological, multi-dimensional approach that addresses strengths and difficulties in all areas of the child and family functioning. The programme aims to improve discipline and supervision practices among parents and carers to help:. ...
Books Systems Innovation T+ System Dynamics Book. Nonlinear Systems Book. Nonlinear Systems Book. Read More. Network Theory Book. Network Theory Book Systems Innovation is an open platform for applying systems and complexity theory towards innovating new solutions to complex social, economic, technical and.
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Tuberculosis is an ancient disease responsible for more than a million deaths per year worldwide, whose complex infection cycle involves dynamical processes that take place at different spatial and temporal scales, from single pathogenic cells to entire hosts populations. In this thesis we study TB disease at different levels of description from the perspective of complex systems sciences. On the one hand, we use complex networks theory for the analysis of cell interactomes of the causative agent of the disease: the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Here, we analyze the gene regulatory network of the bacterium, as well as its network of protein interactions and the way in which it is transformed as a consequence of gene expression adaptation to disparate environments. On the other hand, at the level of human societies, we develop new models for the description of TB spreading on complex populations. First, we develop mathematical models aimed at addressing, from a conceptual perspective, the ...
An introductory chapter the dialogue between emerging pedagogies and emerging technologies is by B. Gros and sets the scene for the book and provides overviews of each chapter. Some of the changes: learner-centred, individual and social learning; personalised and tailor-made learning; innovative pedagogical concepts - experiential and immersive learning and social and cognitive process; formal institutions will need to be flexible and dynamic; and education and training made available and accessible to all citizens. Introduces the emerging theories of learning: theories focused on the network (networked learning, connectivism, actor-network theory); theories focused on social-personal interaction (heutagogy, peerology); and theories focused on the design of network (Learning as a Network - LaaN). ). LaaN combines aspects of connectivism, complexity theory and double-loop learning. Learning is envisaged to be a personal network of knowledge attained through interactions with the ecological ...
Meyers introduces the field of network epidemiology, which applies tools from complex systems science to uncover fundamental drivers of contagion and pressure points for effective control. Infectious diseases spread via encounters between people that can occur in any second of any day in any corner of the globe. By representing the essential structure of human connectivity in a mathematical framework, network epidemiology elucidates hotspots for transmission, early signs of an emerging threat, and ideal strategies for deploying vaccines, antiviral medications and social distancing interventions. Click here to read about the second lecture, The Elusive Threat of Influenza. Lauren Ancel Meyers is the Cooley Professor of Integrative Biology and Statistics and Data Science at The University of Texas at Austin, and a member of the Santa Fe Institute External Faculty. She was trained as a mathematical biologist at Harvard and Stanford Universities and has been a pioneer in the field of network ...
This book provides an introduction to the concept of fixed-parameter tractability. The corresponding design and analysis of efficient fixed-parameter algorithms for optimally solving combinatorially explosive (NP-hard) discrete problems is a vividly developing field, with a growing list of applications in various contexts such as network analysis or bioinformatics. The book emphasizes algorithmic techniques over computational complexity theory. It is divided into three parts: a broad introduction that provides the general philosophy and motivation; followed by coverage of algorithmic methods developed over the years in fixed-parameter algorithmics forming the core of the book; and a discussion of the essentials of parameterized hardness theory with a focus on W[1]-hardness which parallels NP-hardness, then stating some relations to polynomial-time approximation algorithms, and finishing up with a list of selected case studies to show the wide range of applicability of the presented methodology.