Opening Lecture.- OPENING LECTURE.- Uncertainty and Information: Emergence of Vast New Territories.- APPLICATIONS.- Complexity in Universe Dynamic Evolution. Part I.- Complexity in Universe Dynamic Evolution. Part II.- Mistake Making Machines.- Explicit Velocity for Modelling Surface Complex Flows with Cellular Automata and Applications.- Analysis of Fingerprints through a Reactive Agent.- User Centered Portal Design: A case study in web usability.- BIOLOGY AND HUMAN CARE.- Logic and Context in Schizophrenia.- The "Hope Capacity" in the Care Process and the Patient-Physician Relationship.- Puntonet 2003: A multidisciplinary and systemic approach in training disabled people within the experience of Villa S. Ignazio.- Intelligence and Complexity Management: From physiology to pathology.- Disablement, Assistive Technologies and Computer Accessibility: Hints of Analysis through a clinical approach based on the ICF model.- Chaos and Cultural Fashions.- COGNITIVE SCIENCE.- Personality and Complex Systems: An expanded view.- Complexity and Paternalism.- A Computational Model of Face Perception.- The Neon Color Spreading and the Watercolor Illusion.- Usability and Man-Machine Interaction.- Old Maps and the Watercolor Illusion.- EMERGENCE.- Autopoiesis and the Emergence.- Strategies of Adaptation of Man to His Environment.- Emergence of the Cooperation-Competition Between Two Robots.- Overcoming Computationalism in Cognitive Science.- Physical and Biological Emergence: Are they different?.- GENERAL SYSTEMS.- Interactions Between Systems.- Towards a Systemic Approach to Architecture.- Music, Emergence and Pedagogical Process.- Intrinsic Uncertainty in the Study of Complex Systems.- A Model of Hypertextual Structure and Organization.- LEARNING.- Teachers in the Technological Age.- The Emergence of E.Learning.- Spatial Learning in Children.- MANAGEMENT.- Dynamics of Strategy: A feedback approach to corporate strategy-making.- A Cognitive Approach to Organizational Complexity.- Normative Commitment to the Organization, Support and Self Competence.- A Multivariate Contribution to the Study of Mobbing, Using the QAM 1.5 Questionnaire.- Representation in Psychometrics.- SOCIAL SYSTEMS.- The Impact of Email on System Identify and Autonomy.- Some Comments on Democracy and Manipulating Consent in Western Post-Democratic Societies.- Metasystem Transitions and Sustainability in Human Organizations, Part 1.- Metasystem Transitions and Sustainability in Human Organizations, Part 2.- SYSTEMIC APPROACH AND INFORMATION SCIENCE.- Scale Free Graphs in Dynamic Knowledge Acquisition.- Recent Results on Random Boolean Networks.- Color-Oriented Content Based Image Retrieval.- THEORETICAL ISSUES IN SYSTEMICS.- Uncertainty and the Role of the Observer.- Towards a Second Systemics.- Is Being Computational an Intrinsic Property of a Dynamical System?.- The Origin of Analogies in Physics.- Prisoner Dilemma: A model taking into account expectancies.- The Theory of Levels of Reality and the Difference between Simple and Tangles Hierarchies.- General System Theory, Like-Quantum Semantics and Fuzzy Sets.- About the Possibility of a Cartesian Theory Upon Systems, Information and Control.
Systemics of Emergence: Research and Development is a volume devoted to exploring the core theoretical and disciplinary research problems of emergence processes from which systems are established. It focuses on emergence as the key point of any systemic process. This topic is dealt with within different disciplinary approaches, indicated by the organization in sections: 1) Applications; 2) Biology and human care; 3) Cognitive Science; 4) Emergence; 5) General Systems; 6) Learning; 7) Management; 8) Social Systems; 9) Systemic Approach and Information Science; 10) Theoretical issues in Systemics.
The Editors and contributing authors have produced this volume to help, encourage and widen the work in this area of General Systems Research.
Outlines the analytic methods for studying core theoretical and disciplinary research problems in General Systems Theory
Examines the emergent systemic properties across a variety of disciplinary areas including Biology and Human Care, Cognitive Science, Emergence, General Systems, Learning, Management, Social Systems, Systemic Approach and Information Science, and Theoretical Issues in Systemics