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Author Denning, Dorothy E. ♦ Long, Jeffrey G.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract The physicist and Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine states that “our understanding of nature is undergoing a radical change toward the multiple, the temporal, and the complex. Curiously, the unexpected complexity found in nature has not led to a slowdown in the progress of science, but on the contrary to the emergence of new conceptual structures that now appear as essential to our understanding of the physical world” [11]. We believe the challenges posed by complex systems arise primarily from the use of conceptual structures that worked well for static systems but do not work as well for more dynamic systems. We therefore propose new conceptual structures based on a different metaphysical view of the nature of complex systems.
Description Affiliation: Georgetown University, Washington, DC (Denning, Dorothy E.) || George Washington Univ., Washington, DC (Long, Jeffrey G.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 1
Page Count 18
Starting Page 103
Ending Page 120


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Source: ACM Digital Library