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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Complex Systems journal is included in the Web of Science (Clarivate) 2023 Journal Citation Reports with an Impact Factor of 1.2, ranking 11th in the category "Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Application - ESCI" and 5th by total citations.

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Volume 32, Issue 2

Current Issue

Sukanta Das and Genaro J. Martínez
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the First Asian Symposium on Cellular Automata Technology, 2022 (ASCAT 2022)

Soumyadeep Paty and Supreeti Kamilya
A Cellular Automaton‐Based Technique for Estimating Mineral Resources

Sreeya Ghosh, Sudhakar Sahoo, Sk. Sarif Hassan, Jayanta Kumar Das, Pabitra Pal Choudhury and Antara Sengupta
One-Dimensional Cellular Automaton Transitions and Integral Value Transformations Representing Deoxyribonucleic Acid Sequence Evolutions

Kamalika Bhattacharjee, Nitin More, Shobhit Kumar Singh and Nikhil Verma
Cellular Automaton‐Based Emulation of the Mersenne Twister

Anita John and Jimmy Jose
Hash Function Design Based on Hybrid Five-Neighborhood Cellular Automata and Sponge Functions

R. S. Subramanian, R. S. Shree and P. G. Kubendran Amos
Analyzing and Extending Cellular Automaton Simulations of Dynamic Recrystallization

Daiki Suzuki and Sho Tsugawa
Evaluating Community Detection Algorithms for Multilayer Networks: Effectiveness of Link Weights and Link Direction


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