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Complex Systems

Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987 »
The original journal devoted to the science, mathematics and engineering of systems with simple components but complex overall behavior.

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Volume 27, Issue 3

Current Issue

Luisa Damiano, Yutetsu Kuruma, and Pasquale Stano
Synthetic Biology and Artificial Intelligence: Toward Cross-Fertilization

Luisa Damiano and Pasquale Stano
Synthetic Biology and Artificial Intelligence: Grounding a Cross-Disciplinary Approach to the Synthetic Exploration of (Embodied) Cognition

Andrea Roli and Michele Braccini
Attractor Landscape: A Bridge between Robotics and Synthetic Biology

Francesco Bianchini
The Problem of Prediction in Artificial Intelligence and Synthetic Biology

Leonardo Bich and Ramiro Frick
Synthetic Modelling of Biological Communication: A Theoretical and Operational Framework for the Investigation of Minimal Life and Cognition


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