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1 Holyst, Janusz A Cyberemotions I10422 2017 eBook  
2 Volchenkov, Dimitri Survival under Uncertainty I10392 2016 eBook  
3 Bischi, Gian Italo Qualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems, Tools and Applications for Economic Modelling I10241 2016 eBook  
4 Tasca, Paolo Banking Beyond Banks and Money I10210 2016 eBook  
5 Treur, Jan Network-Oriented Modeling I10173 2016 eBook  
6 Chen, Jing The Unity of Science and Economics I10126 2016 eBook  
7 Javarone, Marco Alberto Statistical Physics and Computational Methods for Evolutionary Game Theory I10011 2018 eBook  
8 Pokrovskii, Vladimir N Econodynamics I10008 2018 eBook  
9 Karsai, M??rton Bursty Human Dynamics I10000 2018 eBook  
10 Bardi, Ugo The Seneca Effect I09948 2017 eBook  
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TitleCyberemotions : Collective Emotions in Cyberspace
Author(s)Holyst, Janusz A
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXIV, 318 p. 90 illus., 34 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis first monograph of its kind introduces the reader to fundamental definitions, key concepts and case studies addressing the following issues of rapidly growing relevance for online communities: What are emotions? How do they emerge, how are they transmitted? How can one measure emotional states? What are cyberemotions? When do emotions and cyberemotions become collective phenomena? How can one model emotions and their changes? What role do emotions play for on-line communities? Edited and authored by leading scientists in this field, this book is a comprehensive reference for anyone working on applications of complex systems methods in the social sciences, as well as for social scientists, psychologists, experts in on-line communities and computer scientists. This book provides an excellent overview of the current state-of-art in research on collective emotional interactions mediated by the Internet. It introduces a reader in social phenomena occurring in cyberspace, algorithms needed for automatic sentiment detection and data driven modeling of emotional patterns observed in on-line groups. Eugene Stanley, Professor, Boston UniversityWith the explosive hyper-exponential growth of the internet suddenly new ways of communication are emerging that give rise to a digital 'Homo empathicus', each of us suddenly being able to share thoughts and feelings with millions if not billions of others. This book is a true treat, a timely milestone that gives us insight in the co-evolution of the way we interact with each other and the communication technology provided through this new seemingly endless flexible digital world. Prof. Holyst did a great job bringing together real experts in the field of cyber emotions. Peter M.A. Sloot, Professor, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nanyang University, Singapore The book Cyberemotions embraces the topic of emotion studies in cyberspace from a very rich spectrum of points of view and applications. It is particularly interesting reading the theoretical foundations underlying the concepts of cyberemotions and how these concepts can be captured, modeled and implemented in real-time applications. Catherine Pelachaud, Director of Research CNRS at LTCI, TELECOM ParisTechLogical machines give us a chance to analyze our often illogical behaviors, especially in the vast meadows of the cyberspace. In this important book, authors of different backgrounds present a wide and deep image, not only of methods of analyzing our emotional behavior online but also how the computers can help to break communicational walls the same technology had built. Rafal Rzepka, Professor, Hokkaido University
ISBN,Price9783319436395
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. COMMUNICATION 3. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences 4. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOPHYSICS 8. Experiential research 9. Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet) 10. Mass media 11. Media Sociology 12. Psychology Research 13. Science???Social aspects 14. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 15. Sociophysics
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TitleSurvival under Uncertainty : An Introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution
Author(s)Volchenkov, Dimitri
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIV, 238 p. 55 illus., 44 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book introduces and studies a number of stochastic models of subsistence, communication, social evolution and political transition that will allow the reader to grasp the role of uncertainty as a fundamental property of our irreversible world. At the same time, it aims to bring about a more interdisciplinary and quantitative approach across very diverse fields of research in the humanities and social sciences. Through the examples treated in this work ??? including anthropology, demography, migration, geopolitics, management, and bioecology, among other things ??? evidence is gathered to show that volatile environments may change the rules of the evolutionary selection and dynamics of any social system, creating a situation of adaptive uncertainty, in particular, whenever the rate of change of the environment exceeds the rate of adaptation. Last but not least, it is hoped that this book will contribute to the understanding that inherent randomness can also be a great opportunity ??? for social systems and individuals alike ??? to help face the challenge of ???survival under uncertainty???
ISBN,Price9783319394213
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEXITY 2. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 3. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Philosophy and social sciences 8. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 9. Science???Social aspects 10. Social inequality 11. Social structure 12. Social Structure, Social Inequality 13. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 14. Sociophysics
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TitleQualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems, Tools and Applications for Economic Modelling : Lectures Given at the COST Training School on New Economic Complex Geography at Urbino, Italy, 17-19 September 2015
Author(s)Bischi, Gian Italo;Panchuk, Anastasiia;Radi, Davide
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 327 p. 171 illus., 41 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe book presents the lectures delivered during a short course held at Urbino University in summer 2015 on qualitative theory of dynamical systems, included in the activities of the COST Action IS1104 ???The EU in the new economic complex geography: models, tools and policy evaluation???. It provides a basic introduction to dynamical systems and optimal control both in continuous and discrete time, as well as some numerical methods and applications in economic modelling. Economic and social systems are intrinsically dynamic, characterized by interdependence, nonlinearity and complexity, and these features can only be approached using a qualitative analysis based on the study of invariant sets (equilibrium points, limit cycles and more complex attractors, together with the boundaries of their basins of attraction), which requires a trade-off between analytical, geometrical and numerical methods. Even though the early steps of the qualitative theory of dynamical systems have been in continuous time models, in economic and social modelling discrete time is often used to describe event-driven (often decision-driven) evolving systems. The book is written for Ph.D. and master???s students, post-doctoral fellows, and researchers in economics or sociology, and it only assumes a basic knowledge of calculus. However it also suggests some more advanced topics
ISBN,Price9783319332765
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Economic geography 6. ECONOMIC THEORY 7. Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods 8. ECONOPHYSICS 9. Regional economics 10. Regional/Spatial Science 11. Sociophysics 12. Spatial economics 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleBanking Beyond Banks and Money : A Guide to Banking Services in the Twenty-First Century
Author(s)Tasca, Paolo;Aste, Tomaso;Pelizzon, Loriana;Perony, Nicolas
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionVI, 316 p. 64 illus., 54 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteDo you know how banking and money will look like in the new digital age? This book collects the voices of leading scholars, entrepreneurs, policy makers and consultants who, through their expertise and keen analytical skills, are best positioned to picture from various angles the ongoing technological revolution in banking and finance. You will learn how lending and borrowing can exist without banks; how new forms of money can compete to better serve different society needs; how new technologies are banking the unbanked communities in the poorest parts of the world, and how ideas and small projects can be financed by the crowds without the need to rely upon banks. You will learn how, in the new digital age, we will interact with new self-organised and autonomous companies that operate without any human involvement, based on a set of programmed and incorruptible rules. You will learn that new business models will emerge thanks to technology-enabled platforms, upon which one can build new forms of non-hierarchical cooperation between strangers. And you will also learn that new forms of risks and threats are emerging that will destabilise our systems and jeopardise the stability of our financial order
ISBN,Price9783319424484
Keyword(s)1. Data structures (Computer science) 2. Data Structures and Information Theory 3. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Economics, Mathematical?? 7. ECONOPHYSICS 8. FINANCE 9. Finance, general 10. Methodology of the Social Sciences 11. Quantitative Finance 12. SOCIAL SCIENCES 13. Sociophysics
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TitleNetwork-Oriented Modeling : Addressing Complexity of Cognitive, Affective and Social Interactions
Author(s)Treur, Jan
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 499 p. 134 illus., 52 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents a new approach that can be applied to complex, integrated individual and social human processes. It provides an alternative means of addressing complexity, better suited for its purpose than and effectively complementing traditional strategies involving isolation and separation assumptions. Network-oriented modeling allows high-level cognitive, affective and social models in the form of (cyclic) graphs to be constructed, which can be automatically transformed into executable simulation models. The modeling format used makes it easy to take into account theories and findings about complex cognitive and social processes, which often involve dynamics based on interrelating cycles. Accordingly, it makes it possible to address complex phenomena such as the integration of emotions within cognitive processes of all kinds, of internal simulations of the mental processes of others, and of social phenomena such as shared understandings and collective actions. A variety of sample models ??? including those for ownership of actions, fear and dreaming, the integration of emotions in joint decision-making based on empathic understanding, and evolving social networks ??? illustrate the potential of the approach. Dedicated software is available to support building models in a conceptual or graphical manner, transforming them into an executable format and performing simulation experiments. The majority of the material presented has been used and positively evaluated by undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the cognitive, social and AI domains. Given its detailed coverage, the book is ideally suited as an introduction for graduate and undergraduate students in many different multidisciplinary fields involving cognitive, affective, social, biological, and neuroscience domains
ISBN,Price9783319452135
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences 6. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. ECONOPHYSICS 10. Mathematical Models of Cognitive Processes and Neural Networks 11. Neural networks (Computer science)?? 12. PHYSICS 13. Sociophysics
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TitleThe Unity of Science and Economics : A New Foundation of Economic Theory
Author(s)Chen, Jing
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 136 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents a new economic theory developed from physical and biological principles. It explains how technology, social systems and economic values are intimately related to resources. Many people have recognized that mainstream (neoclassical) economic theories are not consistent with physical laws and often not consistent with empirical patterns, but most feel that economic activities are too complex to be described by a simple and coherent mathematical theory. While social systems are indeed complex, all life systems, including social systems, satisfy two principles. First, all systems need to extract resources from the external environment to compensate for their consumption. Second, for a system to be viable, the amount of resource extraction has to be no less than the level of consumption. From these two principles, we derive a quantitative theory of major factors in economic activities, such as fixed cost, variable cost, discount rate, uncertainty and duration. The mathematical theory enables us to systematically measure the effectiveness of different policies and institutional structures at varying levels of resource abundance and cost. The theory presented in this book shows that there do not exist universally optimal policies or institutional structures. Instead, the impacts of different policies or social structures have to be measured within the context of existing levels of resource abundance. As the physical costs of extracting resources rise steadily, many policy assumptions adopted in mainstream economic theories, and workable in times of cheap and abundant energy supplies and other resources, need to be reconsidered. In this rapidly changing world, the theory presented here provides a solid foundation for examining the long-term impacts of today's policy decisions
ISBN,Price9781493934669
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ECONOMIC THEORY 5. Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Energy and state 8. Energy policy 9. Energy Policy, Economics and Management 10. Environmental economics 11. Sociophysics 12. Sustainable development 13. THERMODYNAMICS
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TitleStatistical Physics and Computational Methods for Evolutionary Game Theory
Author(s)Javarone, Marco Alberto
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionIX, 74 p. 27 illus., 25 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents an introduction to Evolutionary Game Theory (EGT) which is an emerging field in the area of complex systems attracting the attention of researchers from disparate scientific communities. EGT allows one to represent and study several complex phenomena, such as the emergence of cooperation in social systems, the role of conformity in shaping the equilibrium of a population, and the dynamics in biological and ecological systems. Since EGT models belong to the area of complex systems, statistical physics constitutes a fundamental ingredient for investigating their behavior. At the same time, the complexity of some EGT models, such as those realized by means of agent-based methods, often require the implementation of numerical simulations. Therefore, beyond providing an introduction to EGT, this book gives a brief overview of the main statistical physics tools (such as phase transitions and the Ising model) and computational strategies for simulating evolutionary games (such as Monte Carlo algorithms on lattices). ??This book will appeal to students and researchers in this burgeoning field of complex systems
ISBN,Price9783319702056
Keyword(s)1. Computational Social Sciences 2. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. ECONOPHYSICS 6. Evolutionary Biology 7. GAME THEORY 8. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 9. PYTHON 10. Python (Computer program language) 11. Social sciences???Computer programs 12. Social sciences???Data processing 13. Sociophysics 14. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 15. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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TitleEconodynamics : The Theory of Social Production
Author(s)Pokrovskii, Vladimir N
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIX, 306 p. 56 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book, now in its third edition, explores how human populations grow, based on their creative abilities.?? To reconsider the theory of economic growth from a physicist's perspective, the book analyses the concepts of value and utility and their relationship to thermodynamic concepts. This approach allows the author to include characteristics of technology in descriptions of development and to formulate a phenomenological (macroeconomic, no-price fluctuations are discussed) theory of production as a set of evolutionary equations in one-sector and multi-sector approximations. The theory is proved to be useful for describing both national economies and global production in ancient times. This monograph presents the topics in a compact and consistent manner and can be used by students with a background in physics and other natural sciences who wish to specialize in economics. It explains how the growth of production is connected with advances in technology, consumption of labour and energy and makes it possible to analyse past and present social production systems and to build scripts of future progress. The book is of interest to energy specialists engaged in planning and analyzing the production and consumption of energy carriers, and to economists wanting to know how energy and technology affect economic growth. This third edition has been substantially revised and three brand new chapters have been added. Chapter 8 illustrates the robustness of the theory with the aid of statistical historical data from the Russian economy, while Chapter 12 is devoted to a reconstruction of the global production activity in ancient times. Chapter 13 discusses the principles of the organization of social production
ISBN,Price9783319720746
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Economic growth 5. ECONOMIC THEORY 6. Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods 7. ECONOPHYSICS 8. Sociophysics 9. THERMODYNAMICS
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TitleBursty Human Dynamics
Author(s)Karsai, M??rton;Jo, Hang-Hyun;Kaski, Kimmo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXVI, 121 p. 17 illus., 16 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides a comprehensive overview on emergent bursty patterns in the dynamics of human behaviour. It presents common and alternative understanding of the investigated phenomena, and points out open questions worthy of further investigations. The book is structured as follows. In the introduction the authors discuss the motivation of the field, describe bursty phenomena in case of human behaviour, and relate it to other disciplines. The second chapter addresses the measures commonly used to characterise heterogeneous signals, bursty human dynamics, temporal paths, and correlated behaviour. These definitions are first introduced to set the basis for the discussion of the third chapter about the observations of bursty human patterns in the dynamics of individuals, dyadic interactions, and collective behaviour. The subsequent fourth chapter discusses the models of bursty human dynamics. Various mechanisms have been proposed about the source of the heterogeneities in human dynamics, which leads to the introduction of conceptually different modelling approaches. The authors address all of these perspectives objectively, highlight their strengths and shortcomings, and??mention possible extensions to them. The fifth chapter addresses the effect of individual heterogeneous behaviour on collective dynamics. This question in particular has been investigated in various systems including spreading phenomena, random walks, and opinion formation dynamics. Here the main issues are whether burstiness speeds up or slows down the co-evolving processes, and how burstiness modifies time-dependent paths in the system that determine the spreading patterns of any kind of information or influence. Finally in the sixth chapter the authors end the review with a discussion and future perspectives. It is an ideal book for researchers and students who wish to enter the field of bursty human dynamics or want to expand their knowledge on such phenomena
ISBN,Price9783319685403
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMMUNICATION 3. Communication Studies 4. DATA MINING 5. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6. DATA STRUCTURES 7. Data structures (Computer science) 8. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 9. EBOOK 10. EBOOK - SPRINGER 11. ECONOPHYSICS 12. Sociophysics 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleThe Seneca Effect : Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid
Author(s)Bardi, Ugo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVIII, 210 p. 57 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe essence of this book can be found in a line written by the ancient Roman Stoic Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca: "Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid". This sentence summarizes the features of the phenomenon that we call "collapse," which is typically sudden and often unexpected, like the proverbial "house of cards." But why are such collapses so common, and what generates them? Several books have been published on the subject, including the well-known "Collapse" by Jared Diamond (2005), "The collapse of complex societies" by Joseph Tainter (1998) and "The Tipping Point," by Malcom Gladwell (2000). Why The Seneca Effect? This book is an ambitious attempt to pull these various strands together by describing collapse from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint. The reader will discover how collapse is a collective phenomenon that occurs in what we call today "complex systems," with a special emphasis on system dynamics and t he concept of "feedback." From this foundation, Bardi applies the theory to real-world systems, from the mechanics of fracture and the collapse of large structures to financial collapses, famines and population collapses, the fall of entire civilizations, and the most dreadful collapse we can imagine: that of the planetary ecosystem generated by overexploitation and climate change. The final objective of the book is to describe a conclusion that the ancient stoic philosophers had already discovered long ago, but that modern system science has rediscovered today. If you want to avoid collapse you need to embrace change, not fight it. Neither a book about doom and gloom nor a cornucopianist's dream, The Seneca Effect goes to the heart of the challenges that we are facing today, helping us to manage our future rather than be managed by it. "The Seneca Effect" is probably the most important contribution to our understanding of societal collapse since Jo seph Ta inter's 1988 masterpiece, "The Collapse of Complex Societies." Since we live in a society that is just in the process of rounding the curve from growth to decline, this is information that should be of keen interest to every intelligent person. Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, Author, The End of Growth Why do human societies collapse? With today's environmental, social and political challenges it is a question that is more than academic. What can we learn from history? How can we avoid the pitfalls? In this fascinating, well written book, Ugo Bardi provides many of the answers. Here is a book to feast on, to devour and be stimulated by, a book packed full of insights and ideas which will leave the reader satisfied, curious and stimulated. Simply wonderful. Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome
ISBN,Price9783319572079
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. ECONOPHYSICS 11. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 12. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 13. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 14. Political Economy/Economic Systems 15. Sociophysics 16. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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