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 3

Current Issue

Hans-Peter Stricker
Classification of Elementary Cellular Automata Based on Their Limit Cycle Lengths in Z/k

Elizabeth Alejandra Ortiz Durán and Daniel Ivan Parra Verde
Turing Patterns in Networks

Kamalika Bhattacharjee, Subrata Paul and Sukanta Das
Affinity Classification Problem by Stochastic Cellular Automata

Larry Bull
Evolving Multi-valued Regulatory Networks on Tunable Fitness Landscapes

Tom Eivind Glover, Pedro Lind, Anis Yazidi, Evgeny Osipov and Stefano Nichele
Investigating Rules and Parameters of Reservoir Computing with Elementary Cellular Automata, with a Criticism of Rule 90 and the Five-Bit Memory Benchmark


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