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Managing Complexity.

Author: G Rzevski
Publisher: WIT Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Managing Complexity is the first book that clearly defines the concept of Complexity, explains how Complexity can be measured and tuned, and describes the seven key features of Complex Systems:  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rzevski, G. (George).
Managing complexity.
Boston : Wit Press, 2014
(OCoLC)870991612
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Rzevski
ISBN: 1306689546 9781306689540 9781845649371 1845649370
OCLC Number: 878109195
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Contents PART 1 Fundamentals 1 What is complexity? Introduction; Defining Complexity; Complex Versus Complicated; Complexity and Uncertainty; The Seven Criteria of Complexity; Negative and Positive Aspects of Complexity; Evolution Favours Complexity; Co-Evolution of Technology, Economy and Society; Complexity and Information Society; Complexity and Philosophy 2 A method for managing complexity Introduction; Coping with External Complexity; Tuning Internal Complexity; Modelling Complexity; Adaptability; Designing Adaptive Business Processes 3 Multi-agent technology Introduction; Fundamentals; MAS for Adaptive Resource Allocation; Knowledge Base; Virtual World; Decision-Making; Agent Negotiations; Architecture; Multi-Agent Platform; Main Features of Our MAS; Multi-Agent Software as a Complex Adaptive System; Comparing Multi-Agent Software with Conventional Programs 4 Emergent intelligence Fundamentals; Evidence of Intelligent Behaviour; Thermodynamics of the Virtual World PART 2 Commercial applications 5 Adaptive scheduling of seagoing tankers The Problem; The Solution; Results 6 Adaptive scheduling of taxis The Problem; The Solution; Results 7 Adaptive scheduling of car rentals The Problem; The Solution; Results 8 Adaptive scheduling of road transport The Problem; The Solution; Results 9 Adaptive data mining The Problem; The Solution; Application Examples; Results 10 Adaptive semantic processing The Problem; The Solution; Application Example: Assessing Relevance of Abstracts; Results 11 Adaptive detection of clashes caused by design changes The Problem; The Solution; Results 133 12 Adaptive scheduling of supply networks The Problem; The Solution; Results 13 Adaptive scheduling of services for the international space station The Problem; The Solution; Results 14 Adaptive scheduling of a fleet of satellites The Problem; The Solution; Results 15 Adaptive scheduling of high-speed railways The Problem; The Solution; Results 16 Adaptive scheduling of manufacturing The Problem; The Solution; Results 17 Adaptive management of service teams The Problem; The Solution; Results 18 Adaptive project management The Problem; The Solution; Results PART 3 A roadmap into the future 19 A vision and ideas A Shift from Personal to Business Applications; The IoT; Digital Enterprise; Smart City; Smart Logistics

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