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

@inproceedings{Ottino2009FoundationsFC,
  title={Foundations for Complex Systems Research in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Report from an},
  author={Julio M. Ottino},
  year={2009}
}
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… 
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