Extractions: POINTERS: Texts Software Web links Selected topics here Dynamical systems is the study of iteration of functions from a space to itself in discrete repetitions or in a continuous flow of time. Thus in principle this field is closely allied to differential equations on manifolds, but in practice the focus is on the underlying sets (invariant sets or limit sets) and on the chaotic behaviour of limiting systems. This heading includes the topic of Chaos, well-known in the popular press, but not a particularly large part of mathematics. At best, it provides a paradigm for the phrasing of situations in the applications of mathematics. A quote by Philip Holmes (SIAM Review 37(1), pp. 129, 1995) illustrates this situation well: One sometimes hears similar expressions of regret that other valid topics in nearby area - catastrophe theory, dynamical systems, fractal geometry - have been championed by persons not familiar with the content of the material. Ergodic theory [See also 28DXX] Topological dynamics [See also 54H20] Smooth dynamical systems: general theory [See also 34CXX, 34DXX]
Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2003, December 813, Vancouver, Canada. Neural computation, learning theory, algorithms and architectures, neuroscience, vision, speech, control and diverse applications. Submission deadline 6 June 2003. http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~nips/
MultiAgent.com: Top Industrial and research information about multiagent systems design, implementation, theory, and applications. http://www.multiagent.com/
Extractions: The purpose of this workshop is to discuss techniques, based on computational logic, for representing, programming and reasoning about multi-agent systems in a formal way. To be held 29-30 September 2004 in Lisbon, Portugal. Papers due 25 June 2004. Details Jadex BDI Agent System Posted on Fri, 14 May 2004 11:39:05 EDT
Extractions: Part 5 of the Family Dynamics of Victorian Fiction he value of emphasizing the family-as-system rather than the individual character in isolation to Jane Eyre has been explored ( Bump The Disappearance of God and The Form of Victorian Fiction. Wuthering Heights. Yet, preoccupied with this kind of love, rooted in the courtly love traditions of the twelfth century, critics have failed to notice the emergence of a new model of love and the family in the second generation in Wuthering Heights The Tenant of Wildfell Hall focuses on the wife of an alcoholic. Anne recognized that alcoholism is often transgenerational: the heroine's father is an alcoholic and her alcoholic husband, Arthur, attempts to transmit alcohol abuse to his son. Other addictions represented in the novel are to laudanum and gambling. Hence it is not too surprising that even the heroes choose secrecy over direct, honest communication. The narrator, Gilbert, lies about how often he goes to see the heroine, Helen. Helen calls herself by a lie, "Mrs. Graham," and refuses to let her relatives know about the alcoholism and the verbal and physical abuse in her new family. And, of course, her alcoholic husband, Arthur, is a liar, especially when talking to Helen. The family systems critic aware of the nature of addictions would focus especially on how Helen plays the standard role of the "coalcoholic" or "codependent." At first refusing to consider changing her own attitudes, she is addicted to fixing and controlling him. She is caught in all the usual double binds. She wants to cure his alcoholism but she enables it by accepting blame and responsibility for his actions. Aware of the hole in his soul, she tries to change him both "by shaming him" and by building up his self esteem.
Richard Hahnloser Richard Hahnloser is doing theory on recurrent systems and songbird physiology. http://hebb.mit.edu/people/rh/
Extractions: Postdoc: Biological Computation Research at Bell Labs Lucent Technologies Postdoc: Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT PhD Institute of Neuroinformatics at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ Diploma: Theoretical Physics at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL ETHZ Hahnloser, R.H.R. and Seung, H.S. and Slotine, J.-J. (2002).
Extractions: , we find other novels in which alcoholism is prominent and many others in which the dependencies are more subtle. The Mayor of Casterbridge When this family first appears it is characterized by loneliness and silence. Both parents are obsessed with secrecy, the standard rule of many if not most family systems. Their meeting site is secret and they agree that secrecy is necessary to protect their shame. Henchard insists on keeping the secret of her parentage from Elizabeth even though his friend Farfrae recommends that he tell the truth. Also unable to tell her daughter the truth, Susan lies to Henchard and constantly worries about being discovered. At first Elizabeth is unsuspicious but eventually becomes aware (as many readers did) of the presence of secrets in the system and becomes troubled by them. What is most remarkable about this novel from the point of view of the family systems approach to chemical dependency is that when Henchard sobers up some of his actions foreshadow those to be recommended by Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and many other twelve-step groups in the next century. What is most surprising in a Hardy novel, the protagonist briefly experiences faith in a higher power, the equivalent of steps two and three: "Elizabeth-Jane heard him say, 'Who is such a reprobate as I! And yet it seems that even I be in Somebody's hand!'" When Henchard tells all to Farfrae it is very much like a fifth step . He then proceeds to what would be the eighth and ninth steps: making amends. He feels genuine remorse, is kind to Elizabeth-Jane and Susan, apologizes to Susan, and determines to make amends to her.
Mathematical Systems Theory, Volume 19 dblp.unitrier.de Mathematical Systems theory, Volume 19. Volume 19, Number 1,1986. 239-275, Correction Mathematical Systems theory 20(4) 305-306(1987). http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/journals/mst/mst19.html
Extractions: Abstract: This bibliographic list of references was originally compiled during the elaboration of my PhD thesis, and has been gradually expanded since them, counting now with more than 2000 selected references, covering the solution of sparse linear systems and related areas of computation, including: computational linear algebra, high performance computing, mathematical programming and graph theory. One additional aspect of this bibliography is the citation of a significant number of "classical"... (Update)
MIT Theory Of Distributed Systems Group MIT's theory of Distributed Systems (TDS) research group works on a wide range of problems involving distributed and realtime systems. The work has a theoretical flavor, but is closely tied to practice. Roughly speaking, the research can be classified into Formal Modeling and Verification, Algorithms, Data Structures and Lower Bounds, and Applications. http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/tds/homepage.html
Extractions: The Theory of Distributed Systems Group is part of the Theory of Computation Group at the Laboratory for Computer Science of MIT MIT's Theory of Distributed Systems (TDS) research group works on a wide range of problems involving distributed and real-time systems. The work has a theoretical flavor, but is closely tied to practice. Roughly speaking, the research can be classified into: Other Important Links... Research Opportunities The TDS group is currently funded in part by the following: Air Force Aerospace Research-OSR NSF NTT Oxygen DARPA For more information please contact the group secretary Joanne Talbot Hanley
Evolutionary Ethics The evolution of ethical systems is described in scientific terms using cybernetics as its logical foundation. A plausible theory of the integration of science and ethics. Online book http://www.evolutionaryethics.com/
Extractions: There are web links to other writers on evolution at the bottom of the page The Evolution of Ethics attempts to construct a conceptual bridge between biology and human behavior by examining the cultural and biological feedback system that inspires the evolution of social rules. In theory, at the heart of developing ethical systems is a cybernetic process that arises between the interaction of biology and culture using the informational feedback between the two to further human adaptation and survival. 1 Ethics merges with science in cybernetic ethics . This book presents a credible theory of how the evolution of ethical systems can be linked to science and mathematics. Cybernetics in this context means "informational feedback in dynamic systems that sustains or redirects a behavior
Project Renaissance, Systems Theory Home Book Review Two monographs on Systems theory simply click onthe ORDER button. Home Book Reviews index Systems theory . http://www.winwenger.com/systems.htm
Extractions: Initially a critique of the theory and model built by the great Arnold J. Toynbee, this 1972 work goes on to build upon elements of that and of several other models to formulate a systems theory of human society. "One of the wisest things I've ever heard!" said the late great historian, Carroll Quigley, commenting on this model at the 1972 annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Why did twenty-some of the twenty-nine or so major civilizations, prior to our own global, Western civilization, seemingly commit suicide and vanish? With infinitely more at stake, and everything we here value at stake, is our own civilization too far advanced in the same cycle or is it redeemable? This monograph describes, largely from a perspective of general systems, cybernetics and information theory, why entire high civilizations emerge, flourish, and catastrophically collapse. This work is in part a critique of the model built by Arnold J. Toynbee in his
Extractions: J.-C. Willems (KULeuven) The aim of the course is to cover the main developments of the theory of feedback systems within the unifying framework of Integral Quadratic Constraints. The emphasis of the course will be on the cross-fertilization of input-output and state-space approaches in the development of the theory. The course will also emphasize how the theory has led to computationally tractable stability criteria for systems that include multivariable components, nonlinearities, and time-varying uncertainties.
Intelligent Systems Focuses on theory of logic and learning, and applied intelligent systems. Methodolgies range from traditional knowledgebased systems and neural networks to machine learning, agents, and evolutionary computation. http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/intelligent_systems/
Transit Systems Theory Transit Systems theory. by J. Edward Anderson, Ph.D. President andCEO, TAXI 2000 Corporation. This book was published in 1978 but http://faculty.washington.edu/~jbs/itrans/jea.htm
Extractions: Transit Systems Theory by J. Edward Anderson, Ph.D. President and CEO, TAXI 2000 Corporation This book was published in 1978 but several of its chapters have been updated since then. A photocopy of the updated book can be obtained from Dr. Anderson as indicated below. The Table of Contents of the original book is shown below. It deals with the major systems engineering and cost-effectiveness issues that are involved in the design of a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. Dr. Anderson makes extensive use of mathematics but the content should be accessible to most persons with an undergraduate degree in engineering or the sciences. It is highly recommended for those who wish to understand fully the engineering aspects of designing a PRT system. The updated text was used by Dr. Anderson in a quarter-long course that he taught on this subject offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Program in the Fall of 1996. He also conducted a 2-day short course on this topic in November of 1996 in Minneapolis, following an International Conference on PRT and Other Emerging Technologies.
Tietojenkäsittelytieteiden Laitos Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. Research areas include information systems design methods and tools, management, assessment, and applications of information systems, document management, electronic trading, knowledge discovery, knowledgebased systems, object orientation, graph theory, educational technology, advanced data management, and mobile multimedia. http://www.cs.jyu.fi/index_en.html
Darmstadt, University Of Technology Department of Computer Science. Research groups focus on automata theory and formal languages, automated reasoning and inference, computer graphics, computer algebra, distributed systems, database systems, industrial processes, integrated circuits and systems, artificial intelligence, microprogramming and computer architecture, operating systems, software engineering, programming languages and compilers, and systems programming. http://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/Welcome.en.html
Organization Science Online- Home publishes research relevant to organizations from such fields as organization theory, strategic management, sociology, economics, political science, history, information science, systems theory, communication theory, artificial intelligence, and psychology. http://web.gsm.uci.edu/orgsci/
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Extractions: Transpersonal webs of anunda, Lifestreams and LifeSkills Twenty-five years ago, the Hungarian author and philosopher Arthur Koestler proposed the word "holon" to describe a basic unit of organization in biological and social systems. Holon is a combination of the Greek word 'holos', meaning whole, and the suffix 'on' meaning particle or part. Holon Holy Scripture or Quantum Systems Theory Koestler observed that in living organisms and in social organizations entirely self-supporting, non-interacting entities did not exist A holon, as Koestler devised the term, is an identifiable part of a system that has a unique identity, yet is made up of sub-ordinate parts and in turn is part of a larger whole. Within Humanity, each individual Male is a Holon as is each Female. The Relationship (Unit existing in Homeostasis or interchanging energies) of a Male with a Female is also a Holon, yet each of these bipolar units is part of the Family Holon, the Tribe Holon .. and so on. The strength of holonic organization, or holarchy, is that it enables the construction of very complex systems that are nonetheless efficient in the use of resources, highly resilient to disturbances (both internal and external), and adaptable to changes in the environment in which they exist. All these characteristics can be observed in the biological and social systems of the inter-relationship of all life.