From Chaos to Complexity Science. 20 Years of Multidisciplinary Explorations


Franco Orsucci (Editor)
Nicoletta Sala (Editor)

BISAC: SCI064000

This book is dedicated to the first ten years of Chaos and Complexity Letters – International Journal of Dynamical Systems Research.

This journal was born to collect and disseminate complexity science related information to anybody interested in the topic; to speed up the evolutionary development of complexity science; to extend its interactions crossing over disciplines, levels of knowledge and geography; and to foster finding new pathways in research and new applications.

The structure of CCL was specifically designed to add value to the trans-disciplinary approach while, at the same time, differentiating the epistemology of different contributions.

In this enterprise we were sustained and inspired by two great companions that in different ways shared our project during its prehistory: Ilya Prigogine and Francisco Varela.

This book collects 16 papers that appeared in the first ten volumes of Chaos and Complexity Letters. They range from the life sciences to STEM and the economy in accordance with the interdisciplinary mission of the journal.

A special highlight starts with “Acceleration and Entropy: A Macroscopic Analogue of the Twin Paradox,” possibly the last paper written by Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine with Gonzalo Ordonez.

Important academic specialists who wrote in our scientific journal have passed away. For example, Walter Freeman, Tullio Minelli, Ilya Prigogine, and Joseph P. Zbilut. This special issue is also dedicated to them.

We are of the opinion that their trajectories in life and research designed some contours of the shape of a new science to come.





Chapter 1. Acceleration and Entropy: A Macroscopic Analogue of the Twin Paradox
(I. Prigogine and G. Ordonez, Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, and others)

Chapter 2. William James on Consciousness, Revisited
(Walter J. Freeman, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley, CA, US)

Chapter 3. The Structural Equations Technique for Testing Hypotheses in Nonlinear Dynamics: Catastrophes, Chaos and Related Dynamics
(Stephen J. Guastello, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, US)

Chapter 4. Dynamical Prediction of Chaotic Time Series
(Ulrich Parlitz and Alexander Hornstein, Third Physical Institute, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany)

Chapter 5. Synchronization of Oscillators in Complex Networks
(Louis M. Pecora and Mauricio Barahona Code 6343, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, US, and others)

Chapter 6. Contribution to the Debate on Linear and Nonlinear Analysis of the Electroencephalogram
(F. Ferro Milone, A. Leon Cananzi, T. A. Minelli, V. Nofrat and D. Pascoli, Università di Verona I, Verona, Italy, and others)

Chapter 7. Detection of Transient Synchronization in Multivariate Brain Signals Application to Event-Related Potentials
(Axel Hutt and Michael Schrauf, Institute of Physics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, and others)

Chapter 8. Brief Note on Recurrence Quantification Analysis of Bipolar Disorder Performed by Using a Van Der Pol Oscillator Model
(Elio Conte, Gianpaolo Pierri, Antonio Federici, Leonardo Mendolicchio and Joseph P. Zbilut, Department of Neurology, Unity of Psychiatry, University of Bari, Bari, Italy, and others)

Chapter 9. Complex Dynamics of Visual Arts
(Ljubiša M. Kocić and Liljana Stefanovska, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia and Montenegro, and others)

Chapter 10. Noninvertible Maps and Complex Basin Boundaries in Dynamic Economic Models with Coexisting Attractors
(Gian-Italo Bischi, Laura Gardini and Michael Kopel Istituto di Scienze Economiche, University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy, and others)

Chapter 11. Adaptive Synchronization of Two Different Uncertain Chaotic Systems
(Mohammad Pourmahmood, Control Engineering Department, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran)

Chapter 12. Extended Prigogine Theorem: Method for Universal Characterization of Complex System Evolution
(Sergey Kamenshchikov, Moscow State University of M.V. Lomonosov, Physical Department,
Leninskie Gory, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 13. A Beginner’s Guide to the Nature and Potentialities of Dynamical and Network Theory, Part I: A Very Very Brief Visual Introduction to the Theory of Dynamical Systems
(Frederick David Abraham, Waterbury Center, VT, US, and others)

Chapter 14. A Simple Model of Intermittent Chaos
(Y. Ohtaki, K. Takara, F. Onodera, N. Sato, H. H. Hasegawa and D. J. Driebe, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Ibaraki University, Bunkyo, Mito, Japan, and others)

Chapter 15. Synchronization of Fractals in Logarithmic Spirals
(Robert A. M. Gregson, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia)

Chapter 16. Chaos in Returns and Volatilities of the London Gold Fix
(John Francis T. Diaz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Finance and Department of Accounting, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-li City, Taiwan)


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