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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Current Issue

Stephen Wolfram
Charting a Course for “Complexity”: Metamodeling, Ruliology and More

David Peak, Charles G. Torre and Jenny R. Whiteley
Improved Majority Identification by the Coarsened Majority Automaton

Alyssa M. Adams
The Effects of Interaction Functions between Two Cellular Automata

Thomas Bärecke and Marcin Detyniecki
Graph Matching with Distance-Preserving Crossover

Furkan Semih Dündar
A Use of Variety as a Law of the Universe


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