On a Method for Analyzing Interconnections Within Complex Systems

Olshansky W (1976). On a Method for Analyzing Interconnections Within Complex Systems. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-76-023

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Abstract

One of the problems that usually arises in dealing with complex systems is what to do in a complicated network of informational, organizational, and other interconnections among the elements of these systems.

This paper describes a methodology that may be helpful in analyzing problems in various research areas concerning, e.g.: (a) migration flows among different geographic regions; (b) energy exchange among subsystems of large electric power networks; (c) flows of production and trade on the global or regional scale; (d) information flows among a variety of directions in scientific research, and especially links among individual scientists; (e) scheduling sections and participant lists for conferences and workshops; and (f) the psychology of grouping individual relations. Of course this list could be expanded.

The author imagines that this methodology could prove useful at IIASA within the matrix framework of its research areas.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: General Research (GEN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 10:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/558

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