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Competition of individual and institutional punishments in spatial public goods games

October 18, 2011 Comments (0)

We have studied the evolution of strategies in spatial public goods games where both individual (peer) and institutional (pool) punishments are present beside unconditional defector and cooperator strategies. (…) According to our numerical data peer punishers prevail and control the system behavior in a large segments of parameters while pool punishers can only survive in the limit of weak peer...

A New Existence and Uniqueness Theorem for Continuous Games

October 18, 2011 Comments (0)

This paper derives a general sufficient condition for existence and uniqueness [of a Nash equilibrium] in continuous games using a variant of the contraction mapping theorem applied to mappings from a subset of the real line on to...
The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics

Principles of Evolution: From the Planck Epoch to Complex Multicellular Life

October 18, 2011 Comments (0)

With contributions from a team of leading experts, this volume provides a comprehensive survey of recent achievements in our scientific understanding of evolution. The questions it asks concern the beginnings of the universe, the origin of life and the chances of its arising at all, the role of contingency, and the search for universal features in the plethora of evolutionary phenomena....

Organic Computing - A Paradigm Shift for Complex Systems

October 18, 2011 Comments (0)

Organic Computing has emerged as a challenging vision for future information processing systems. Its basis is the insight that we will increasingly be surrounded by and depend on large collections of autonomous systems, which are equipped with sensors and actuators, aware of their environment, communicating freely, and organising themselves in order to perform actions and services required...
Springer Basel

Self-organising Software: From Natural to Artificial Adaptation

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Self-organisation, self-regulation, self-repair and self-maintenance are promising conceptual approaches for dealing with complex distributed interactive software and information-handling systems. Self-organising applications dynamically change their functionality and structure without direct user intervention, responding to changes in requirements and the environment. The editors...

Event Announcements

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2nd International Business Complexity & the Global Leader Conference, Boston, MA, USA,

Third World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC2011), Salamanca, Spain,

AMBIENT 2011: The First International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologies and
SIMUL 2011: The Third International...

Webcast Announcements

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Lakeside Labs videos, ongoing. FuturICT videos, ongoing. IFISC@uib.es seminars, ongoing. Complex Systems: The Challenge of Prediction, Yaneer Bar-Yam, NECSI and MIT/ESD Seminar, 2011/04/08 Lakeside Research Days 2010. Smarter Cities NYC. Posted on 2009/10/05 ASSYST Digital Library. Since 09/09 Complex Systems Teleconferences. Since 09/09
Symmetry Festival 2009,...

Other Announcements

October 18, 2011 Comments (0)

Call for papers: Special issue of JSSC on Complex Systems and Sports, 2011/12/31 ASSYSTComplexity One of the main goals of the ASSYST Coordination Action is to promote Complex Systems for Socially Intelligent ICT (COSI-ICT) and, more generally, Complex Systems (CS) Science in Europe and Worldwide. We do this by communicating widely with scientists, policy makers, and business people, and by...