Simulation Modeling: Group Work

author: Seth Bullock, University of Southampton
published: Feb. 25, 2007,   recorded: April 2006,   views: 115
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Continuing advances in information and communications technology (ICT) are increasing the scale and connectivity of today's engineered systems. Managing the resultant complexity is becoming the central challenge for UK industry and government: from software, to cities and even stock exchanges. Across the UK, a wide range of internationally leading research groups are addressing this challenge. In many cases they draw inspiration from biology, which provides innumerable examples of systems that cope with complexity. From cells to ecosystems, biology achieves scalability, adaptability, self-repair, and robustness, often by exploiting "emergent" system-level behaviours. Achieving equivalent success in engineered systems is the root problem that we face.
In the first of our short courses, we introduce the core concepts of complexity in the context of both natural and engineered systems, and explore the ways in which new computational systems, models, and simulations are taking part in complexity science through a series of lectures and workshop activities.

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Comment1 Victor MacGill, December 31, 2007 at 8 a.m.:

I am not familiar with the software, programming languages etc, so it was of little value to me personally. there was some good discussion halfway through and tat was good and useful. Had I been familiar I think I would have scored it more positively.

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