Modelling and prediction in a complex world

@inproceedings{Batty2005ModellingAP,
  title={Modelling and prediction in a complex world},
  author={Michael Batty and Paul M. Torrens},
  year={2005}
}
A complex system is an entity, coherent in some recognisable way but whose elements, interactions, and dynamics generate structures and admit surprise and novelty that cannot be defined a priori. Complex systems are more than the sum of their parts, and a consequence of this is that any model of their structure is necessarily incomplete and partial. Models thus represent simplifications in which salient parts and processes are simulated, and given this definition, many models will exist of any… CONTINUE READING

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