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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Stephen Wolfram
Logic, Explainability and the Future of Understanding

Andrew Adamatzky, Jordi Vallverd├║, and Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis
Chemical Excitable Medium in Barcelona Street Network as a Method for Panicked Crowds Behavior Analysis

Victor Iapascurta
Detection of Movement toward Randomness by Applying the Block Decomposition Method to a Simple Model of the Circulatory System

A. M. Khalili
Dynamic Switching Networks

Brian J. LuValle
The Effects of Boundary Conditions on Cellular Automata


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