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Thursday January 11 (9:00 am) - Friday January 12 (4:30 pm), 2007.

Location: The RAND Corporation, 1776 Main St., Santa Monica, Ca. 90401. (Click the address for a map.)

Participants and papers. (Paper Summaries. Schedule. Ride share.)

The various notes pages are for your use. Click the link to access the page. (You will be prompted to create an account the first time. It's easy.) We can use this capability to share our thoughts about the papers prior to getting together in person. (This is a wiki after all.)
Name Paper Affiliation Area Notes

Russ Abbott

Abbott notes

Abbott overview

Putting complex systems to work

Opening remarks
The Aerospace Corporation &
California State University, Los Angeles
Computer Science (Emergence) Organizing committee.
See also

If a tree casts a shadow is it telling the time?,
Systems of Systems,
The nature of computation and
Complex Systems Engineering.

Elliot Axelband

Axelband notes

Axelband overview

Stability: A Contribution Complex Systems can make to System of Systems Engineering? USC and Rand Systems Engineering  

Matthew Berryman

Berryman notes

Berryman overview

Optimizing genetic algorithm strategies for evolving networks Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) (Australia) Complex Adaptive Systems Previous paper on evolution of networks, without crossover operator.

Ravi Bhavnani

Bhavnani notes

Paper removed at author's request.

Paper removed at author's request. Michigan State University Political Science and agent-based modeling  

John Boardman

Boardman notes

Boardman overview

System of Systems – the meaning of of Stevens Institute of Technology Systems of Systems and Enterprise Architecting  

Barry Boehm

Boehm notes

Boehm overview

Putting Systems to Work: Processes for Expanding System Capabilities Through System of Systems Acquisitions USC Software intensive systems, cost modeling, system development processes  

Peter Bolton

Bolton notes

Bolton overview

Some Thoughts on Systems Engineering, Engineering Systems & Complexity University of Loughborough Systems Engineering  

Fabio Boschetti

Boschetti notes

Boschetti overview

An information-theoretic primer on complexity, self-organization, and emergence Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia) Mathematics of Complex Systems Some thoughts about emergence

Dan Braha

Braha notes

Braha overview

Untangling the Information Web of Complex System Design U. Mass, Dartmouth & NECSI Complex Socio-Engineered Systems  

Tyson Browning

Browning notes

Browning overview

Program Architecture and Adaptation Texas Christian University Enterprise Operations, Design Structure Matrix  

Roger Burkhart

Burkhart notes

Burkhart overview

A Swarm Ontology for Complex Systems Modeling Deere & Company System Modelling See Systems Modeling Language (SysML): Overview and Modeling System Structure and Dynamics with SysML Blocks.

Rich Byrne

Byrne notes

Byrne overview

Practicing Enterprise Systems Engineering MITRE Implementing complex systems MITRE VP

Paul Davis

Davis_P notes

Davis_P overview

Lessons from Defense Planning and Analysis for Thinking About Systems of Systems RAND Systems engireening; systems of systems Our host

Wayne Davis

Davis_W notes

Davis_W overview

Systems-within-Systems: A Unifying Paradigm University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Systems Engineering "Bridging the Temporal Threshold between Reality and Virtuality"

John Doyle

Doyle notes

Doyle overview
Doyle overview (slides)

Towards a Theory of Scale-Free Graphs California Institute of Technology Control and Dynamical Systems Theory/foundations for complex networks, apps to net-centric tech and bio nets, multi-scale physics

Anne-Marie Grisogono

Grisogono notes

Grisogono overview

The Success or Failure of Adaptation Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) (Australia) Complex Systems Co-Adaptation

Gregory Hornby

Hornby notes

Hornby overview

Toward the Computer-Automated Design of Sophisticated Systems by Enabling Structural Organization UC Santa Cruz at NASA Ames Research Center. Representations for computer-automated design; Genetic Programming; Developmental Systems Editor of a Special Issue of The Journal of Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines on Developmental Systems.

Barry Horowitz

Horowitz notes

Horowitz overview

Self-Evaluating Agile Large-Scale Systems: SEALS University of Virginia   MITRE founder and former CEO.

Alfred Hubler

Hubler notes

Hubler overview

Guiding an adaptive system through chaos University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physics; chaos; complex systems Executive Editor Complexity and organizer Understanding Complex Systems Symposium

Paul Humphreys

Humphreys notes

Humphreys overview

Excerpts from Extending Ourselves [on modeling and simulation] University of Virginia Philosophy of computational science, emergence, probability theory, strategy, causation, and explanation Extending Ourselves Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method

Mark Johnson

Johnson notes

Johnson overview

An Example of Modeling and Simulation of Large-Scale Complex Systems, Processes, and Behaviors The Aerospace Corporation Modeling Organizing committee.
Program Chair of IEEE SoSE and liason to IEEE SMC.

Kevin Kreitman

Kreitman notes

Kreitman overview

From "The Magic Gig" to Reliable Organizations: A New Paradigm for the Control of Complex Systems The Organization Zone LLC Systems and cybernetic theory, complex adaptive systems, dynamical systems, catastrophe theory applied to social and sociotechnical systems The Short Version; Effective Control in Complex Organizations (dissertation)

Michael Kuras

Kuras notes

Kuras overview

Complex-System Engineering MITRE complex systems theory; CSE  

Jo Ann Lane

Lane notes

Lane overview

COSOSIMO Parameter Definitions USC System of systems engineering  

Mark Maier

Maier notes

Maier overview

Dimensions of Complexity other than “Complexity” The Aerospace Corporation System architecture, Systems of Systems  

Bob Marcus

Marcus notes

Marcus overview

Complex Systems Engineering for the Global information Grid. (.ppt) & (.pdf) SRI Netcentric operations, large-scale distributed architectures, modeling and simulation,  

George McConnell

McConnell notes

McConnell overview

10 Barriers to Complexity Science Selex Systems Engineering and Complexity  

Doug Norman

Norman notes

Norman overview

Let’s focus on the manner and means of evolution MITRE Systems engineering Organizing committee.

Michael North

North notes

North overview

Containing Agents: Contexts, Projections, and Agents and Agent-based Meta-Models Argonne Natl. Labs. Environments for agent-based modeling  

Charles Perrow

Perrow notes

Perrow overview

Normal Accident Theory Yale Sociology: engineering failures. Normal Accidents

Mikhail Prokopenko

Prokopenko notes

Prokopenko overview

Evolving Spatiotemporal Coordination in a Modular Robotic System CSIRO ICT Centre (Australia) Complex multi-agent systems  

Alex Ryan

Ryan notes

Ryan overview

Emergence is coupled to scope, not level Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) (Australia) Complex adaptive systems  

Sarah Sheard

Sheard notes

Sheard overview

Principles of Complex Systems for Systems Engineering Third Millennium Systems Systems Engineering Organizing committee.

Jürgen Scheffran

Scheffran notes

Scheffran overview

From Complex Conflicts to Stable Cooperation Cases in Environment and Security University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Complexity science applications to environment and security  

Pamela Silver

Silver notes

Silver overview

Why we need systems biology (Figure 1) Harvard Medical School Systems biology One of the founders of the field of systems biology, whose "focus is to explain how the higher level properties of complex systems materialize from the interactions among their parts."

Dylan Shell

Shell notes

Shell overview

Principled Synthesis for large-scale multi-robot systems: task sequencing USC Computer Science (Robotics)

Dennis Smith

Smith notes

Smith overview

Establishing a Network Centric Capability: Implications for Acquisition and Engineering SEI Software Intensive Systems  

Susan Stepney

Stepney notes

Stepney overview (.ppt) (.pdf)

Neutral Emergence: a proposal University of York Genetic algorithms  

Rich Terrile

Terrile notes

Terrile overview

Evolutionary Computation Technologies for Space Systems JPL Genetic algorithms Winner of a "Hummie" silver prize at GECCO 2005 for human competitive results using genetic algorithms or genetic programming.

Linda Vandergriff

Vandergriff notes

Vandergriff overview

Systems Engineering in the 21st Century: Implications from Complexity Theory: slides & text The Aerospace Corporation Decision making; systems engineering  

Ken Webb

Webb notes

Webb overview

UML Modeling of Finite State Machines and Molecular Machines Primordion UML for biological modeling  

Bob Weber

Weber notes

Weber overview

What are highest priorities in building intellectual infrastructure to understand & design Complex Human Systems (CHS)? The case for Multi-Agent Based Simulation The Aerospace Corporation Agent Based Modeling Organizing committee.

Brian White

White notes

White overview

Multi-Scale Modeling of the Air and Space Operations Center MITRE Systems of Systems Organizing committee.

David Wolpert

Wolpert notes

Wolpert overview

Using Self-dissimilarity to Quantify Complexity NASA Ames Mathematics of complex systems Author of the "No Free Lunch" theorem and other innovative work in the mathematics of complex systems. Other papers of interest:

Farhad Zaerpoor

Zaerpoor notes

Zaerpoor overview

Issues in the Structure and Information Flow in the Pyramid of Combat Models The Aerospace Corporation Complex Systems