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COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS GROUP AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY This page is maintained by the Artificial Intelligence Research Group in the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University. Please mail additions and updates to this page to Vasant Honavar Many natural systems (e.g., brains, immune systems, ecologies, societies) and increasingly, many artificial systems (parallel and distributed computing systems, artificial intelligence systems, artificial neural networks, evolutionary programs) are characterized by apparently complex behaviors that emerge as a result of often nonlinear spatio-temporal interactions among a large number of component systems at different levels of organization. Complex Adaptive Systems Steering Committee At Iowa State University Participating Academic Departments This page is maintained by: Dr.

Principles of Management 2.0 - Hackathon Navigator Red Hat Open source strategy As an open source company, Red Hat open-sourced its strategic planning, involving all employees to make sure they discovered the best ideas and kept the conversation going. Employees have the freedom and accountability to drive and execute the strategy within the company. Further reading MIX: Democratizing corporate strategy at Red Hat Wikimedia 1000 volunteers build a strategic plan Wikimedia enlisted a group of 1000+ volunteers to co-create its 5year strategic plan. Instead of chaos, the volunteers created a focused, actionable strategic plan that everyone bought into – because they were part of the process. Further reading MIX: Strategic planning the Wikimedia way Rite-Solutions An internal market where employees invest in ideas Crowdsourcing is part of Rite-Solution's culture. New ideas and resource allocation are done with an internal "Stock Market" where all ideas compete equally.

Home | Santa Fe Institute Complex Adaptive Systems Group Homepage The WWW Conference : Improvised Conversations. Intellectual Jazz Complexity Explorer About IdeaFestival What is IdeaFestival? Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival is a celebration for the intellectually curious. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design, science, philosophy and education. The content of IdeaFestival is as diverse as the network itself – presentations range from discussions about life before life to the existence of parallel universes; from global politics to the philosophy of randomness; from disruptive innovation to living to be 250 and beyond. The Festival is held every Fall in Louisville, Kentucky at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful and historic venue that houses artworks by such 20th century masters as Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet, Louise Nevelson, John Chamberlain and Alexander Calder. Who Attends IdeaFestival? Who Speaks at IdeaFestival? Creating Disruptive Change What is IF University?

TQM, Chaos and Complexity - Human Systems Management - Volume 14, Number 4 / 1995 Authors Kevin J. Dooley1, Timothy L. Johnson1, David H. 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, 125 Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. Management practices of this century have been greatly influenced by Frederick Taylor's concept of scientific management. Keywords Quality Management, Chaos Theory, Self-Organization, Fractal, Paradigm Fulltext Preview (Small, Large) Workshop Materials for How to Write a Successful Fellowship/Scholarship Application Dear Colleagues I have conducted a number of workshops for students in various contexts about how to write a successful fellowship application. For the workshops I have put together a short-power point presentation that provides some key tips and strategies for developing an effective proposal, and also some key fellowship resources. Some additional key resources for proposal writing include A short summary is below: This presentation is designed to provide key resources on how to obtain students can obtain fellowships and scholarships for study and research. Feel free to add your own suggestions/resources.

Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems Resilience Alliance - Panarchy No system can be understood or managed by focusing on it at a single scale. All systems (and SESs especially) exist and function at multiple scales of space, time and social organization, and the interactions across scales are fundamentally important in determining the dynamics of the system at any particular focal scale. This interacting set of hierarchically structured scales has been termed a "panarchy" (Gunderson and Holling 2003). Panarchy is a framework of nature's rules, hinted at by the name of the Greek god of nature- Pan - whose persona also evokes an image of unpredictable change. The panarchy framework connects adaptive cycles in a nested hierarchy. In addition to this creative role, Pan has a destabilizing role that is captured in the word panic, directly derived from one facet of his paradoxical personality.

Complex Adaptive Systems Introduction Why are conflicts sometimes so challenging to understand? Why does the work of designing and deploying interventions seem more like art than science? There are real difficulties that arise from the history of the cultures and individuals involved, along with many other important factors that contribute to intractable conflict. But what is the nature of the whole system to which all these complicating factors contribute? Those of us embedded in European or North American cultures face a significant challenge in understanding and describing complex social systems such as complex intractable conflicts. These assumptions include: Every observed effect has an observable cause. These assumptions have proven marvelously potent in developing our understanding of the physical world. The limitations of this Post-Enlightenment or Modern analytical approach had already become obvious from studying physical phenomena. Systems The first challenge is to define what a system is. Adaptive v.