Special Issue "Complex Systems"

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A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stefan Thurner
Medical University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 23, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Website: http://www.complex-systems.meduniwien.ac.at/people/sthurner/
E-Mail: stefan.thurner@meduniwien.ac.at
Interests: statistical mechanics of complex systems; theory of evolutionary processes; entropy formulations; network theory; scaling theory; annomalous diffusion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Complex Systems, when seen as statistical systems of strongly interacting components, are far from being understood on a fundamental level. These systems cover an immense range of important phenomena in the natural-, life- and social sciences. In many of these fields an incremental understanding of underlying principles would mean significant progress. The role of statistical mechanics in understanding Complex Systems is fundamental, in particular one has to understand to what extend thermodynamical descriptions are sensible for specific systems, and where new paths have to be taken to achieve reasonable ways to manage the typically large numbers of variables and parameters. The role of entropy has to be understood for non-ergodic Complex Systems, and new ways to practically characterize high dimensional phase diagrams have to be explored. Big progress has been made in network theory, one of the fundamental building blocks of strongly interacting systems, however a new generation of problems lies ahead: the understanding of mutual influences of different networks linking the same set of nodes (multiplex networks), or the understanding of networks of networks. The purpose of this special issue is to try to localize the status quo of the statistical mechanical understanding of Complex Systems and its applications, and to sketch innovative paths into the future, both in fundamental understanding and applications.

Specific topics of interest include:

  • entropies of non-ergodic systems
  • statistical mechanics of networks
  • multiplex networks
  • collective dynamics
  • evolutionary dynamics
  • generalized statistics - superstatistics
  • multiscale-analysis
  • non-ergodic systems
  • applications and agent based models
Prof. Dr. Stefan Thurner
Guest Editor

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Published Papers (10 papers)

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Entropy 2014, 16(6), 3173-3206; doi:10.3390/e16063173
Received: 10 February 2014; in revised form: 20 April 2014 / Accepted: 23 May 2014 / Published: 6 June 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(3), 1687-1727; doi:10.3390/e16031687
Received: 2 December 2013; in revised form: 25 January 2014 / Accepted: 27 February 2014 / Published: 21 March 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(1), 567-581; doi:10.3390/e16010567
Received: 20 October 2013; in revised form: 18 November 2013 / Accepted: 11 December 2013 / Published: 16 January 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(1), 543-556; doi:10.3390/e16010543
Received: 1 December 2013; in revised form: 16 December 2013 / Accepted: 30 December 2013 / Published: 16 January 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(1), 1-22; doi:10.3390/e16010001
Received: 28 October 2013; in revised form: 16 December 2013 / Accepted: 16 December 2013 / Published: 24 December 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(12), 5565-5579; doi:10.3390/e15125565
Received: 21 October 2013; in revised form: 12 December 2013 / Accepted: 12 December 2013 / Published: 16 December 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(12), 5464-5474; doi:10.3390/e15125464
Received: 9 October 2013; in revised form: 22 November 2013 / Accepted: 26 November 2013 / Published: 9 December 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(12), 5324-5337; doi:10.3390/e15125324
Received: 26 September 2013; in revised form: 12 November 2013 / Accepted: 25 November 2013 / Published: 3 December 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(12), 5178-5222; doi:10.3390/e15125178
Received: 4 October 2013; in revised form: 9 November 2013 / Accepted: 11 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(12), 5084-5120; doi:10.3390/e15125084
Received: 4 October 2013; in revised form: 6 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 November 2013 / Published: 26 November 2013
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