# Foundations for Complex Systems Research in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Report from an

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Science and engineering have long sought principles for the organization and understanding of complex systems. The impetus to study complex systems is driven both by curiosity as exemplified in the aphorism " the whole is more than the sum of its parts " and the need to deal with important problems of national interest such as critical infrastructure, sustainability and epidemics. Many complex systems like the power grid, transportation networks and the web demand immediate attention. They…

## 35 Citations

Critical infrastructures: a perspective from systems of systems

- Computer ScienceInt. J. Crit. Infrastructures
- 2015

This paper suggests that since SoS is concerned with integration and coordination of multiple systems to act in unison to achieve higher levels of performance, it offers a unique perspective on how the authors might address different concerns at systems level in the CI field.

A general theory of emergence in engineered systems

- Computer Science
- 2016

The gaps in the current body of knowledge on emergence as it pertains to engineered systems are addressed through research using a methodology that incorporates rationalist inductive methods with modeling & simulation frameworks.

A Governance Perspective for System-of-Systems

- Computer ScienceSyst.
- 2019

The objective of this research is to revisit SoSE utility as a potential multidisciplinary approach and to suggest ‘governance’ as the basis for enabling ‘system-of-systems’ coordination and integration.

Toward a Science of Sustainability

- Economics
- 2010

This report presents an overview of research horizons in sustainability science. Its motivation is to help harness science and technology to foster a transition toward sustainability â€“ toward…

Preparing for complex interdependent risks: a system of systems approach to building disaster resilience

- Computer Science
- 2014

Modeling Interdependent Network Systems for Identifying Cascade-Safe Operating Margins

- EngineeringIEEE Transactions on Reliability
- 2011

The sensitivity of the critical loading value and of the average cascade size with respect to the coupling parameters defining the interdependency strength is investigated as a means to arrive at the definition and prescription of cascade-safe operating margins.

Patterns, Probabilities, and People: Making Sense of Quantitative Change in Complex Systems

- Psychology
- 2015

A case is made for attending to and supporting connections between the behavior of complex systems, and the quantitative and mathematical descriptions, to help students make sense of the quantitative patterns and mathematical formalisms used to study these systems.

Catching Critical Transition in Engineered Systems

- Computer Science
- 2021

It is demonstrated that it is feasible to use early warning signals to predict system failures and supporting evidence for the universal existence of critical transition in dynamical systems at multiple scales is provided.

Socio-technical case study method in building performance evaluation

- Engineering
- 2018

ABSTRACT Raymond J. Cole’s body of work, spanning sustainable design, system complexity and human agency, has encouraged researchers to reconceptualize the notions of comfort and building…

Implementation aspects of self-healing functionality in long term evolution (LTE) networks

- Computer ScienceCompSysTech '13
- 2013

In order to ensure stable and reliable network operations communication network and service providers have to intelligently manage their budgets. To support this task there is a need for automated…

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